Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2020 TV Series)
|Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous|
|Developed by||Zack Stentz|
|Voices of||Paul-Mikél Williams|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producer(s)||Scott Kreamer|
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Universal Pictures|
DreamWorks Animation Television
|Original release||September 18, 2020|
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.
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.
- 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.
- Jameela Jamil as Roxie, a counsellor at Camp Cretaceous.
- Glen Powell as Dave, a counsellor at Camp Cretaceous.
- 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
- Benjamin Flores Jr. as Brandon Bowman, Darius' older brother.
- Greg Chun as Henry Wu, InGen's Lead Genetic Biologist at Jurassic World.
- James Arnold Taylor as Eddie, an InGen scientist in Henry Wu's Research Facility.
- Keston John as Frederick Bowman, Darius' father who passed away from a terminal illness.
|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?|
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. 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 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 series.
|Announcement Art||Announcement Teaser||Season One Teaser Trailer||Season One Trailer|
|EW Sneak Peek||DreamWorks Sneak Peak|