Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2020 TV Series)
|Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous|
|Developed by||Zack Stentz|
|Voices of||Paul-Mikél Williams|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||37|
|Executive producer(s)||Scott Kreamer|
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Universal Pictures|
DreamWorks Animation Television
|Original release||September 18, 2020– July 22, 2022|
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is an animated TV series set in the Film Universe. Taking place around the events of Jurassic World, it is the first Television entry into the Jurassic Park/World series. The series is developed by DreamWorks Animation and released by Netflix. The first season was released on September 18th, 2020. A second season was released on January 22, 2021. A third season was released on May 21st, 2021. A fourth season was released on December 3rd, 2021. A fifth and final season is scheduled for release on July 22nd, 2022.
Set against the timeline of the blockbuster film Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers trapped at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. When the events of the film unfold and dinosaurs are unleashed across the island, each kid realizes their very survival rests on the shoulders of themselves and their fellow campers. Unable to reach the outside world, our six teens will go from strangers to friends to family as they band together to survive the dinosaurs and uncover hidden secrets so deep they threaten the world itself.
The first season follows teenagers Darius Bowman, Brooklynn, Sammy Gutierrez, Yasmina Fadoula, Ben Pincus and Kenji Kon who are chosen to attend Camp Cretaceous, Jurassic World's brand new adventure park. Things start to go astray from the very first night after Darius and Kenji fall into the Raptor Paddock, then accidentally venture into the Carnotaurus Paddock the next day. After a storm results in a stampede and the near death of Darius and Brooklynn in a Gyrosphere, the counsellors attempt to consult park management to either increase the staffing or send the campers home before any further incidents arise. Left behind at Camp, the kids cross paths with the recently escaped Indominus Rex as Jurassic World descends into chaos. Heading south to the main park, tensions flare as the group discover that Sammy has been spying for a company with sinister motives. Narrowly avoiding encounters with the Mosasaur and Carnotaurus, an attack on the monorail by Pteranodons leads to the apparent death of Ben. Finally making it to the dock, the kids realise they are too late and have missed the last ferry off the island.
Season Two picks up immediately after as the campers head back towards the park looking for some means of communication. Stumbling upon Main Street, they discover an emergency beacon and manage to call for help after a brief encounter with the T. Rex. Awaiting rescue, they rebuild their ruined camp and continue to search the island for supplies. Investigating mysterious frozen flowers, Brooklynn, Sammy and Yaz find their way back to Henry Wu's Research Lab and acquire a skeleton key to Jurassic World. On a mission of their own, Kenji and Darius bond whilst solving their water supply crisis. A campfire in the night leads the kids to Mitch, Tiff and Hap, self-professed eco-tourists taking advantage of Isla Nublar's recent abandonment. Ben, who survived his fall and has been living with Bumpy all this time, returns and reveals that Tiff and Mitch are not what they seem. Turning on the kids, Tiff and Mitch reveal themselves as poachers and make a bee-line for the watering hole, a source of numerous dinosaurs ripe for hunting. Using Brooklynn's all access pass, the campers reactivate some of Jurassic World's systems to slow them down, and foil their plan by scaring the herd away. Fleeing from the T. Rex, Mitch loses his life in one of his own traps and Tiff is ambushed by a pair of Baryonx whilst escaping on their boat. Still stranded on the island, and with no-one coming to rescue them, Darius resolves that it is time for the campers to find their own way home. Unseen to them, a short circuit in the park's power shorts out a cryo-stasis unit in a hidden laboratory. The creature inside begins to wake.
Season Three opens with the campers in the midst of their latest attempt at salvation; a raft. A rogue wave brings their voyage to an abrupt end and they return back to camp and square one. Looking to refine and their raft design with an improved sail, they head up to Lookout Point to scavenge a hang glider. They’re unsuccessful in their mission however, as Dimorphodon’s have made the mountain their nest and chase the campers off. All is not in vain however as Kenji and Sammie spot Tiff and Mitch’s boat, adrift off shore. Boarding the boat, they realise it is almost out of fuel and desperately in need of repairs. Limping to the North Dock, they scavenge for fuel but as fog rolls in they are attacked by a pair of Ouranosaurs. Escaping back onto the boat, they use the remainder of the fuel travelling to the private dock serving the private apartments; including Kenji’s Father’s Penthouse. Using Brooklynn’s All Access Pass they access the building to scavenge for supplies, but are attacked by a pack of Monolophosaurus. With the necessary supplies and fuel located, the campers repair the boat but must wait for their patch job to dry. Darius, Kenji and Yaz encounter Blue via a brief detour to the Jurassic Park Visitors’ Center, whilst Brooklynn and Sammy search for evidence that will help free Sammie’s family from the control of Mantah Corp and discover that E750, the Scorpios Rex, has escaped from cryostatis. With a storm preventing their escape by sea, the campers regroup at the treehouse, fortifying it against the Scorpios. They are unable to fend it off for long though and Sammy is stung by one of the creatures venomous quills. Darius and Ben use the extra fuel they collected to create a diversion so Yaz can run to the subterranean lab to retrieve the anti-venom. With the storm over, the kids make their way to the boat, but Ben separates from the group to say goodbye to Bumpy. They all end up caught in a battle at the old Visitors’ Center between Blue, the Scorpios Rex and it’s child which it has birthed through parthenogenesis. The building’s dilapidated ceiling eventually gives way on top of them all, seemingly crushing both Scorpius whilst leaving Blue and the kids unharmed. Finally underway, their boat is suddenly accosted by a group of Helicopter’s demanding they return to the island. Coming into conflict with Henry Wu who has returned to island with a team of mercenaries from the Lockwood Foundation, the campers intervene to prevent them from leaving with Wu’s research on the Scorpius. The campers finally leave Isla Nublar on their boat, unaware that an unseen dinosaur has found its way onboard.
- Paul-Mikél Williams as Darius Bowman, a dinosaur expert.
- Jenna Ortega as Brooklynn, a social media sensation.
- Ryan Potter as Kenji Kon, a self-appointed VIP.
- Raini Rodriguez as Sammy Gutierrez, described as gregarious and enthusiastic.
- Sean Giambrone as Ben Pincus, a sensitive and bookish type.
- Kausar Mohammed as Yasmina Fadoula, a world-class athlete.
- Benjamin Flores Jr. as Brandon Bowman, Darius' older brother. (Season 1, 4)
- Jameela Jamil as Roxie, a counsellor at Camp Cretaceous. (Season 1 - 2)
- Glen Powell as Dave, a counsellor at Camp Cretaceous. (Season 1 - 2)
- Keston John as Frederick Bowman, Darius' father who passed away from a terminal illness. (Season 1 - 2)
- Greg Chun as Henry Wu, InGen's Lead Genetic Biologist at Jurassic World. (Season 1, Season 3)
- Stephanie Beatriz as Tiff, a self-proclaimed eco-tourist and wife to Mitch with a hidden agenda. (Season 2 - 3)
- Jeff Bergman as Mr. DNA, an animated DNA strand that was the mascot for Jurassic Park and later repurposed for Jurassic World.
- Phil Buckman as Dr. Meriwether, an NPC in the Camp Cretaceous VR Game.
- James Arnold Taylor as Eddie, an InGen scientist in Henry Wu's Research Facility.
- Angus Sampson as Hap, an big game hunter hired by Tiff and Mitch.
- Bradley Whitford as Mitch, a self-proclaimed eco-tourist and husband to Tiff with a hidden agenda.
- Roger Craig as Scientist, a scientist in the Scorpios Rex lab.
- Cherise Boothe as Pilot, a pilot hired by Eli Mills and the Lockwood Foundation.
- Keston John as Dawson, a mercenary hired by Eli Mills and the Lockwood Foundation.
- David B. Mitchell as Hawkes, a mercenary hired by Eli Mills and the Lockwood Foundation.
- David B. Mitchell as Reed, a mercenary hired by Eli Mills and the Lockwood Foundation.
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Mae Turner, a Behavioural Paleoneurobiologist researching dinosaur behaviour on Mantah Corp's island.
- Haley Joel Osment as Kash D. Langford, Mae Turner's boss and a senior member of Mantah Corp.
- Andrew Kishino as Daniel Kon, Kenji's father and the president of Mantah Corp.
|1||8||September 18, 2020|
|2||8||January 22, 2021|
|3||10||May 21, 2021|
|4||11||December 3, 2021|
|Camp Cretaceous||1.01||September 18th, 2020||Zack Stentz & Scott Kreamer||Lane Lueras|
|After waiting his whole life to see dinosaurs, lucky Darius wins the chance to join five other campers on Isla Nublar for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.|
|Secrets||1.02||September 18th, 2020||Sheela Shrinivas||Dan Riba|
|With the rest of the crew off visiting a genetics lab, Kenji sneaks Darius into the park's top-secret underbelly — and straight into danger.|
|The Cattle Drive||1.03||September 18th, 2020||Rick Williams||Zasung Kang|
|The campers hop into their Gyrospheres to help move a dinosaur herd toward fresh grazing lands. But an incoming storm stirs up unexpected trouble.|
|Things Fall Apart||1.04||September 18th, 2020||M. Wills||Michael Mullen|
|Darius remembers the promise he made to his dad. Elsewhere on the island, the campers find themselves face-to-face with a newly freed threat.|
|Happy Birthday, Eddie!||1.05||September 18th, 2020||Josie Campbell||Zasung Kang|
|After a close encounter with the Indominus, the gang seeks shelter in the genetics lab, where a strange scientist reveals the truth about Dr. Wu.|
|Welcome to Jurassic World||1.06||September 18th, 2020||Zack Stentz||Michael Mullen|
|Sammy's secret shocks everyone — but there's no time for anger when an accident unleashes a flock of Pteranodons and forces the crew below ground.|
|Last Day of Camp||1.07||September 18th, 2020||Sheela Shrinivas||Eric Elrod|
|The campers leave the Mosasaurus lagoon and fight their way onto the monorail … where Ben gets a chance to face his fears.|
|End of the Line||1.08||September 18th, 2020||Scott Kreamer||Zesung Kang|
|It's a race against time as the campers make their way to the main dock to catch the last ferry leaving the island. But what if they're too late?|
|A Beacon of Hope||2.01||January 22nd, 2021||Rick Williams||Michael Mullen|
|Still stranded on the island - and still reeling from the apparent loss of Ben - the campers make a last-ditch attempt at rescue by sending out an SOS.|
|The Art of Chill||2.02||January 22nd, 2021||M. Willis||Eric Elrod|
|Darius and Sammy face a moral dilemma while searching the park for supplies. The campers start building a new treehouse. Brooklynn sees something odd.|
|The Watering Hole||2.03||January 22nd, 2021||Bethany Armstrong Johnson||Zesung Kang|
|Brooklynn, Sammy and Yasmina team up to investigate strange noises in the park. Elsewhere, Darius and Kenji go exploring and witness a majestic sight.|
|Salvation||2.04||January 22nd, 2021||Sheela Shrinivas||Michael Mullen|
|A bonfire in the distance signals that the campers have company: a pair of eco-tourists and their disgruntled security guy. But can they be trusted?|
|Brave||2.05||January 22nd, 2021||Lindsay Kerns||Eric Elrod|
|The campers re-unite with a long-lost friend, who shares an inspiring story - then reveals that Mitch, Tiff and Hap aren't what they seem.|
|Misguided||2.06||January 22nd, 2021||Rick Williams||Leah Artwick|
|Darius must make a difficult choice to save Sammy and Yasmina. Meanwhile, the remaining campers are trying to decide if Hap is a friend... or a foe.|
|Step One||2.07||January 22nd, 2021||Sheela Shrinivas||Michael Mullen|
|Brooklynn, Ben, Kenji and Yasmina work to uncover a secret and restore power to the park as Darius leads Tiff and Mitch straight into a T. rex trap.|
|Chaos Theory||2.08||January 22nd, 2021||Josie Campbell||Eric Elrod|
|A guilty Darius is determined to protect the island's innocent dinos - even if he has to do it all alone. But with luck, maybe he won't have to...|
|View from the Top||3.01||May 21tst, 2021||Lindsay Kerns||Leah Artwick|
|The campers catch a lift to Lookout Point in search of materials to make a sail, then must quickly find a way back down. Ben worries about leaving Bumpy.|
|Safe Harbor||3.02||May 21tst, 2021||Rick Williams||Michael Mullen|
|After finding Mitch and Tiff's abandoned yacht, the happy campers celebrate. But the party's over when something big goes bump in the night.|
|Casa De Kenji||3.03||May 21tst, 2021||Sheela Shrinivas, Bethany Armstrong Johnson,
Lindsay Kerns, Rick Williams
|Kenji takes the campers to his father's penthouse to gather supplies — but they've soon got company. Sammy reflects on what life must be like back home.|
|Clever Girl||3.04||May 21tst, 2021||Zack Stentz||Leah Artwick|
|A thrilling chase brings Darius, Kenji and Yaz to the old Jurassic Park Visitors Center. Elsewhere on the island, Brooklynn and Sammy find a secret lab.|
|Eye of the Storm||3.05||May 21tst, 2021||Bethany Armstrong Johnson||Michael Mullen|
|Sammy and Brooklynn rush to warn the others about a sinister new threat while Darius, unaware of the danger, searches for his dad's favorite dinosaur.|
|The Long Run||3.06||May 21tst, 2021||Sheela Shrinivas||Eric Elrod|
|As a poisoned camper fights to survive, it's up to Yaz — the fastest among them — to fetch the antidote before it's too late.|
|A Shock to the System||3.07||May 21tst, 2021||Bethany Armstrong Johnson, Rick Williams||Leah Artwick|
|It's crunch time for the campers to get to the boat and make their escape... until Ben disappears, deciding he'd rather stay. Can Darius change his mind?|
|Escape from Isla Nublar||3.08||May 21tst, 2021||Lindsay Kerns||Michael Mullen|
|With multiple threats running rampant on the island, dinosaur lover Darius must put his feelings aside and make a difficult decision.|
|Whatever It Takes||3.09||May 21tst, 2021||Joanna Lewis, Kristine Songco||Eric Elrod|
|The group is forced to switch gears when a familiar face returns to Isla Nublar. Now, getting off the island is no longer the most important thing.|
|Stay on Mission||3.10||May 21tst, 2021||Rick Williams||Leah Artwick|
|With Brooklynn being held prisoner, the remaining campers hatch a plan to rescue her — and it won't be easy.|
|Beneath the Surface||4.01||December 3rd, 2021||Sheela Shrinivas||Michael Mullen|
|Out at sea, the campers see sunny skies... then discover a stowaway on board. A surprise attack from the deep leaves them stranded on unfamiliar shores.|
|At Least...||4.02||December 3rd, 2021||Bethany Armstrong Johnson||Eric Elrod|
|The weary crew dodges danger in the desert while trying to figure out where they are. But they unearth more questions than answers.|
|Turner Dr. Turner||4.03||December 3rd, 2021||Joanna Lewis, Kristine Songco||Leah Artwick|
|A strange tunnel takes the teens to a lush forest, where they meet a mysterious scientist studying dino behavior. The question is: Can they trust her?|
|Rude Awakening||4.04||December 3rd, 2021||Rick Williams||Michael Mullen|
|With Dr. Turner's help, the campers hatch a plan to get off the island that finds them crossing a snowy arctic biome — and making a selfless rescue.|
|The Long Game||4.05||December 3rd, 2021||Sheela Shrinivas||Eric Elrod|
|After learning the truth about Mae's boss, Sammy's ready to go rogue to take him down... just as Mae gets ready to confront him. Cue the killer robots!|
|Mission Critical||4.06||December 3rd, 2021||Bethany Armstrong Johnson||Leah Artwick|
|With Mae in serious condition and Kash's end game clear, the campers vow to save the dinosaurs and stop Mantah Corp. But evil BRADs are everywhere.|
|Staying Alive||4.07||December 3rd, 2021||Joanna Lewis, Kristine Songco||Michael Mullen|
|Darius has to think fast to distract Kash and protect the others, so he pretends to hate dinos as much as Kash does — while learning everything he can.|
|Technical Difficulties||4.08||December 3rd, 2021||Rick Williams||Eric Elrod|
|Brooklynn must devise a hack to help Darius, who's being tailed by an upgraded BRAD-X. Meanwhile, Kash prepares to woo a group of dangerous investors.|
|Dino-Sitting||4.09||December 3rd, 2021||Sheela Shrinivas||Leah Artwick|
|Darius keeps Kash busy with competitive video gaming while the others break into the nursery. Yaz asks Brooklynn how she feels about Kenji.|
|Taking Control||4.10||December 3rd, 2021||Leore Berris||Michael Mullen|
|Ben's refusal to bond with a new friend leads to regret — and a realization that it's time to take Kash down. Kenji and Brooklynn face their feelings.|
|Who's the Boss?||4.11||December 3rd, 2021||Bethany Armstrong Johnson||Eric Elrod|
|Just when it feels like things are getting back to normal, Kash's boss arrives on Mantah Corp. island and begins moving forward with a devastating plan.|
On June 4th, 2019 it was announced that DreamWorks Animation was developing an animated series set in the Jurassic Park/World universe to debut globally on Netflix in 2020. The show was pitched to DreamWorks Animation by Zack Stentz who conceived that the show run concurrently with the events of Jurassic World.
The ... reason for doing it was a very practical one, which is the joke that everyone makes about Jurassic Park or Jurassic World as a concept, which is, look, the park can only fail so many times before it’s uninsurable and you’re just idiots for going there. So by putting it in the same timeframe as Jurassic World, you’re essentially watching the one spectacular failure do double duty and be the same one that also affects the characters that you saw in the movie. And the fact that was happening all over the island means you get to have these kids in a completely different adventure, albeit one that occasionally intersects what’s going on in the main movie in fun ways.
With prior commitments requiring Stentz to take a step back into a Consulting Producer role, Scott Kreamer and Lane Lueras were announced as show-runners alongside Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Colin Trevorrow as executive producers. After green lighting the show, Spielberg insisted the show not be a 'kiddy' version of the Jurassic franchise, and must live up to the fear and terror of the live-action franchise.
During the writing process, Colin Trevorrow spent several days in the writer's room, contributing ideas to the show. Following his step back into a consulting role, Zack Stentz would come in every few months to 'help ... break out the seasons and write a few episodes.' The part of Dave was specifically written for Glen Powell who had previously starred in the DreamWorks Animation show All Hail King Julien.
ILM provided DreamWorks Animation with a large number of renders and assets from the production of Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to recreate the sets and dinosaurs from the films. Showrunner Scott Kreamer discussed the production process in an interview with IGN.
From day one, our directors and board artists have been encouraged to think beyond traditional children's television animation visual tropes and to approach each episode as if it were a live-action feature film in the Jurassic World franchise, our story teams always strive to achieve a polished feature look with regards to shot choice, composition, and editing.
Originally scheduled for release in August 2020, the show was delayed after the COVID-19 breakout. The first season was released on Netflix on September 18th, 2020. The second season and third seasons were released on January 22 and May 21st, 2021 respectively. A fourth season is currently scheduled for December 3rd, 2021.
The first teaser image for the show was released on June 4th, 2019 and featured an early look at the six main characters standing in front of the Camp Cretaceous Main Gates on Isla Nublar. A teaser trailer, release date, cast list, series poster and a number of still were released on July 28th, 2020. On September 1st, 2020, a full trailer for the first season was released along with a viral website for the show. In an interview with cast member Glen Powell, Entertainment Weekly released a sneak peak clip from the first season. A teaser trailer for the second season was released on October 9th, 2020. The release date for the second season was announced on December 15th, 2020 along with a trailer for the season. A teaser trailer and poster for the third season were released on March 11th, 2021 announcing the release date for the third season. A trailer for the third season was released on April 22nd, 2021. 
|Announcement Teaser||Season One Teaser Trailer||Season One Trailer||Season Two Teaser Trailer|
|Behind the Scenes with Jenna Ortega||Season Two Trailer||Season Three Teaser||Season Three Trailer|
|Season Four Trailer||Season Five Teaser|