Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsJurassic World Camp Cretaceous
|Developed by||Zack Stentz|
|Theme music composer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 18, 2020– present|
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous is an American animated science fiction action-adventure streaming television series developed by Zack Stentz. Based on the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, the series debuted on Netflix on September 18, 2020, as part of the Jurassic Park franchise, and is set before, during, and after the events of the film Jurassic World. It stars Paul-Mikél Williams, Sean Giambrone, Kausar Mohammed, Jenna Ortega, Ryan Potter, and Raini Rodriguez as six teenagers who become stranded on Isla Nublar after multiple dinosaurs escape their habitats. Jameela Jamil, Glen Powell, Stephanie Beatriz, Bradley Whitford, and Angus Sampson also star in recurring roles, and the series features music composed by Leo Birenberg.
Following its first season's release, the show was met with mixed to positive reviews from critics, who applauded the animation and diverse voice cast but criticized the show's character designs and writing. In October 2020, a second season was announced that premiered on January 22, 2021. In March, a ten-episode third season was teased that is scheduled to be released on May 21, 2021. Aaron Hammersley and Scott Kreamer both serve as showrunners for the series, executive-producing along Lane Lueras, Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, and Frank Marshall.
After winning a videogame, dinosaur fanatic Darius Bowman is given the opportunity to visit Camp Cretaceous, an exclusive adventure dinosaur camp on Isla Nublar. Once there, Darius meets five other teenagers who were also chosen for the once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, when the dinosaurs break free from their habitats, the campers are stranded without any help and are forced to venture across the island in the hopes of finding a way out and getting out alive.
- See also: List of Jurassic Park characters
- Paul-Mikél Williams as Darius Bowman, a camper who is a dinosaur fanatic from Oakland and leader of the group.
- Sean Giambrone as Ben Pincus, a sensitive and shy camper who takes care of an Ankylosaurus he names Bumpy.
- Kausar Mohammed as Yasmina "Yaz" Fadoula, the "most athletically assured" of the camp goers.
- Jenna Ortega as Brooklynn, a famous travel vlogger and camper at Camp Cretaceous.
- Ryan Potter as Kenji Kon, a self-appointed VIP camper described as the "self-proclaimed alpha male of the group."
- Raini Rodriguez as Sammy Gutierrez, a camper filled with enthusiasm for the experience of being at Camp Cretaceous.
- Jameela Jamil as Roxie (season 1; guest season 2), a paleontologist and camp counselor at Camp Cretaceous.
- Glen Powell as Dave (season 1; guest season 2), a paleontologist and camp counselor at Camp Cretaceous.
- Stephanie Beatriz as Tiff (season 2), Mitch's wife and an "eco-tourist" whom the group becomes suspicious of.
- Angus Sampson as Hap (season 2), a brooding tour guide who the group becomes suspicious of.
- Bradley Whitford as Mitch (season 2), Tiff's husband and an "eco-tourist" whom the group becomes suspicious of.
- Greg Chun as Dr. Wu (season 1), InGen's chief genetic engineer who re-created the dinosaurs.
- Jeff Bergman as Mr. DNA (season 1).
- Keston John as Fredrick Bowman (seasons 1-2), Darius' deceased father.
- Benjamin Flores Jr. as Brandon Bowman (season 1), Darius' brother.
- James Arnold Taylor as Eddie (season 1), an assistant who had his birthday interrupted by the escape of the dinosaurs.
|1||8||September 18, 2020|
|2||8||January 22, 2021|
Season 1 (2020)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Camp Cretaceous"||Lane Lueras||Zack Stentz
|September 18, 2020|
|Dinosaur enthusiast Darius is given the chance to visit Camp Cretaceous after winning a video game. At the camp, he meets head counselors Roxie and Dave, and his fellow campers; self-entitled VIP Kenji, phone addict Brooklynn, friendly cowgirl Sammy, athletic loner Yasmina, and a timid boy named Ben. Late at night, Darius decides to sneak out after curfew to visit an enclosure containing his favorite "Compy" dinosaurs. He is followed by Kenji and Brooklynn, and after an incident, the trio mistakenly allows a group of Velociraptors to get face-to-face to Kenji and Darius.|
|2||2||"Secrets"||Dan Riba||Sheela Shrinivas||September 18, 2020|
|After the pair is rescued by Roxie and Dave, Darius and Kenji are punished and tasked with shoveling dino poop, while the rest of the group visit a genetics lab where they witness the early birth of an Ankylosaurus, nicknamed Bumpy, who bonds with Ben. While Brooklynn is caught entering restricted parts of the lab by Dr. Henry Wu after encountering Sammy sneaking around in there, Darius and Kenji leave their shoveling task to view a newly made Carnotaurus (later named Toro). The pair manage to return in time, and Darius and Kenji become friends. Late at night, an anonymous person inserts a flash drive into a drone, which is then sent into Isla Nublar to record the dinosaurs.|
|3||3||"The Cattle Drive"||Zesung Kang||Rick Williams||September 18, 2020|
|The next day, the kids are given the chance to ride Gyrospheres near a group of dinosaurs. After a storm grows nearby, Dave and Roxie ask the kids to stay behind while they investigate. The group ignore the instructions and ultimately cause a stampede of dinosaurs. After an incident, the group manages to return to safety. Afterward, Sammy and Yasmina bond as friends, but on her video Brooklynn catches Sammy taking a DNA sample from a Sinoceratops.|
|4||4||"Things Fall Apart"||Michael Mullen||M. Willis||September 18, 2020|
|As the group is left alone once again by Roxie and Dave, Brooklynn begins to suspect that Sammy may be up to something; her suspicion grows after her own phone disappears soon after. Outside, the group watches as an Indominus rex goes on a rampage through the camp. The group runs back to their bunkers, only to find them completely destroyed by the I. rex. Deciding to find help, the group head south under the command and leadership of Darius, while the I. rex arrives at the Carnotaurus paddock and breaks Toro out.|
|5||5||"Happy Birthday, Eddie!"||Zesung Kang||Josie Campbell||September 18, 2020|
|Heading to the genetics lab, the group reunites with Bumpy. Along with it, the group arrives at the genetics lab, where they find a paranoid scientist named Eddie, who tells the group of Wu’s involvement in the creation of the Indominus rex. After Eddie is killed by the I. rex, the group manages to escape in a van. During the drive, Sammy accidentally reveals that she stole Brooklynn's phone, causing Yaz to crash the van.|
|6||6||"Welcome to Jurassic World"||Michael Mullen||Zack Stentz||September 18, 2020|
|In the wreckage of the van, Sammy reveals to the group that she has been working as a spy for a bioengineering-company called Mantah Corp (a rival company of InGen), in order to pay off her family’s debts, shattering her relationship with the group. After a crashed helicopter (flown by Simon Masrani) causes a flock of Pteranodons to escape their aviary, the group head to the main park to look for help. After the group survives an encounter with the Mosasaurus in the Lagoon, a siren begins to blare around the park.|
|7||7||"Last Day of Camp"||Eric Elrod||Sheela Shrinivas||September 18, 2020|
|To evacuate the island, the group head to the park's main dock on a monorail. During the ride, the group is attacked by the flock of Pteranodons that had escaped earlier in the day. After a wrecked train is spotted on the tracks, Ben completes a railroad switch to prevent the train to derail. While celebrating, a Pteranodon causes Ben to fall off the train.|
|8||8||"End of the Line"||Zesung Kang||Scott Kreamer||September 18, 2020|
|Shortly after Ben's fall, the group leaves the train to enter the park's tunnels. Once there, they are attacked by Toro. After a brawl, the group manages to get the dinosaur to run away. They finally reach the dock, only to find out that they've been left behind, but vow to not stop trying to find a way off the island. Deep inside the island, Bumpy approaches a motionless Ben, and his fingers suddenly twitch, revealing he survived the fall.|
Season 2 (2021)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|9||1||"A Beacon of Hope"||Michael Mullen||Rick Williams||January 22, 2021|
|Following the discovery that they have been left on the island, the group reaches Main Street, where they find walkie-talkies, a working camera, and information on an emergency distress beacon located on the island. Darius begins to suffer from severe hallucinations of Ben and of Fredrick Bowman, his deceased father. The following day, the group discover that the T. rex of the park has entered Main Street and built a small "lair" containing the beacon. Darius and Kenji enter the dinosaur's lair, while Sammy and Brooklynn successfully distract the T. rex, allowing them to send a distress signal with the beacon.|
|10||2||"The Art of Chill"||Eric Elrod||M. Willis||January 22, 2021|
|The group return to the partially destroyed Camp Cretaceous, where Kenji decides to stay behind to take care of Yaz, who sprained her ankle, while Darius, Sammy, and Brooklynn venture out to find medical supplies in a nearby clinic. Once there, the group finds food but also encounters dozens of caged and starving dinosaurs, who they decide to free into the wild. Back at the camp, the group begins working on building a treehouse, while Brooklynn notices a grove of frozen flowers.|
|11||3||"The Watering Hole"||Zesung Kang||Bethany Armstrong Johnson||January 22, 2021|
|Having built their treehouse near a river for water accessibility, the group discovers that the river has been drained. While Darius and Kenji remove a recently built dam and discover a watering hole in which all types of dinosaurs unite in a peaceful manner to drink water, Yaz, Sammy, and Brooklynn find air vents underneath more frozen flowers and a genetics lab nearby. Finding out that the lab could be connected to Mantah Corp and a secret kept by Dr. Wu, the trio is forced to leave after encountering a family of Baryonyx that Sammy had previously met at the clinic. However, before leaving, the group takes an envelope titled "E750" containing various codes and a keycard. Back at the camp, the reunited group celebrates and manages to see a campfire, leading them to believe that there could be other people on the island.|
|12||4||"Salvation"||Michael Mullen||Sheela Shrinivas||January 22, 2021|
|Running towards the campfire, the group finds two eco-tourists named Mitch and Tiff and their brooding tour guide Hap, who tells the group that a boat will pick them up in two days. While the rest of the group decides to spend the day watching dinosaurs, Brooklynn and Kenji decide to investigate Hap after growing suspicious of him but are caught trying to sneak into his yurt. Moments later, the pair catch an angry Hap tell someone on a walkie-talkie that he will "take care of [the] kids" himself. After being chased into a dead-end, Brooklynn and Kenji watch as Hap is knocked unconscious by Ben, who is still alive with a now-grown Bumpy.|
|13||5||"Brave"||Eric Elrod||Lindsay Kerns||January 22, 2021|
|In a flashback, Ben survives his fall without any injury. Deciding to search for the emergency distress beacon on the island, Ben begins his journey to Main Street alongside Bumpy, but faces a number of obstacles in his way, including a now scarred Toro, and returns to his makeshift camp. Ben eventually becomes annoyed with Bumpy's company and yells at it, forcing the dinosaur to run away. After several weeks of surviving on his own, Ben decides to fight Toro in order to get to Main Street. He reunites with a now-grown Bumpy while doing so, and the two force Toro off a cliff. Investigating a glimpse of smoke from a campfire, Ben overhears Hap, Mitch, and Tiff talking about a secret "plan" to deal with the rest of his friends.|
|14||6||"Misguided"||Leah Artwick||Rick Williams||January 22, 2021|
|Sammy, Yaz, and Darius discover that Mitch and Tiff are actually big-game hunters trying to kill dinosaurs on the island, and are forced to lead the pair to the watering hole. Meanwhile, Hap tries to help Ben, Brooklynn, and Kenji by leading them to a boat on the shore of Isla Nublar. However, Hap is forced to sacrifice himself to fend off a group of dinosaurs. Yaz manages to escape and finds Brooklynn and Kenji, telling them that Darius is secretly leading Mitch and Tiff to Main Street.|
|15||7||"Step One"||Michael Mullen||Sheela Shrinivas||January 22, 2021|
|Informed about the situation, Ben, Yaz, Brooklynn, and Kenji use the underground tunnels to arrive at a surveillance room to watch what is happening on Main Street. After the T. rex arrives and scares Mitch and Tiff into the jungle, Sammy and Darius tell the rest of the group that Mitch and Tiff have found the location of the watering hole and are going there to kill the dinosaurs.|
|16||8||"Chaos Theory"||Eric Elrod||Josie Campbell||January 22, 2021|
|To save the dinosaurs, the group decides to scare them away from the watering hole, inadvertently causing a stampede. In the chaos, Mitch is eaten by the T. rex, and although Tiff manages to escape on the boat, she is killed onboard by the family of Baryonyx, leaving the teenagers once again stranded on the island. Meanwhile, a creature previously in cryostasis manages to escape from a room numbered "E750".|
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