Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2020 TV Series)

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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
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Developed byZack Stentz
Voices ofPaul-Mikél Williams
Jenna Ortega
Ryan Potter
Raini Rodriguez
Sean Giambrone
Kausar Mohammed
Composer(s)Leo Birenberg
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Scott Kreamer
Lane Lueras
Steven Spielberg
Frank Marshall
Colin Trevorrow
Running time24 minutes
Production company(s)Universal Pictures
DreamWorks Animation Television
Amblin Television
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original releaseSeptember 18, 2020 (2020-09-18)
External links
Official Website

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.

Synopsis

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.

Cast

Starring

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

Season 1

Image Title Number Airdate Writer(s) Director(s)
JurassicWorldCampCretaceous Season1 Episode1 00 12 54 19.png 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.
Episode2Thumb.png 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.
JurassicWorldCampCretaceous Season1 Episode3 00 05 59 11.png 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.
Episode4Thumb.png 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.
JurassicWorldCampCretaceous Season1 Episode5 00 06 29 19.png 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.
JurassicWorldCampCretaceous Season1 Episode6 00 12 48 22.png 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.
Episode7Thumb.png 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.
Episode8Thumb.png 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?

Production

Development

Early designs for the main characters of the series

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.[1] 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.
Zack Stentz, Fandom[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Writing

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.'[5] The part of Dave was specifically written for Glen Powell who had previously starred in the DreamWorks Animation show All Hail King Julien.[6]

Production

ILM provided DreamWorks Animation with a large number of renders and assets from the production of Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.[7] 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.

Music

The series is scored by Leo Birenberg who was hand picked by Michael Giacchino. It features themes from both John Williams' and Giacchino's Jurassic scores.

Release

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.

Promotion

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.[9] A teaser trailer, release date, cast list, series poster and a number of still were released on July 28th, 2020.[10] On September 1st, 2020, a full trailer for the first season was released along with a viral website for the show.[11] In an interview with cast member Glen Powell, Entertainment Weekly released a sneak peak clip from the first series.[12]

Announcement Art Announcement Teaser Season One Teaser Trailer Season One Trailer
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EW Sneak Peek DreamWorks Sneak Peak

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