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Packages from Planet X
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Genre Action-adventure
Science fantasy
Science fiction
Created by Jeff Harter
Directed by Rob Boutiller
James Wootton
Jim Miller
Voices of
  • Britt Irvin
  • Ty Olsson
  • Vincent Tong
  • Brian Drummond
  • César Monroy
  • Kyle Rideout
Composer(s) William Kevin Anderson
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (52 segments)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Bartleman
  • Steven DeNure
  • Kirsten Newlands
  • Jeffrey Conrad
  • Sean Gorman
  • Ryan Wiesbrock
Producer(s) Chris Bartleman
Lori Lozinski
Running time 22 minutes (11 minutes per short)
Production company(s)
  • DHX Media Vancouver
  • American Greetings
Distributor DHX Media
Release
Original network
Original release July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) – February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)

Packages from Planet X is a Canadian-American animated television series produced by DHX Media Vancouver and American Greetings. The series premiered on Disney XD on July 13, 2013 and later on Teletoon and Télétoon on January 16, 2014 as part of their "Can't Miss Thursday" lineup. The show ended on February 24, 2014.

Characters

Main characters

  • Daniel Aloysius "Dan" Zembrosky (voiced by Vincent Tong) is the sixteen-year-old main protagonist who typically hangs out with his best friends Amanda and Troll. Since he started receiving packages, Dan has taken on a slight hero role. There have been multiple occasions where he uses them to his advantage in the group's everyday lives, but he still always comes through.
  • Amanda Highborn (voiced by Britt Irvin) is the genius of the group due to her uncle Rory leaving her a journal telling her about the packages and what do they do. Her uncle's disappearance has made Amanda suspicious about everyone in Iron Bay being aliens and made her determined to find Rory. It was revealed in "A Night at West Iron High" that Amanda was afraid of dolls. It's well known that her mother is obsessed with shoes and tries to make her a pageant girl. She was responsible for CuRT being damaged and feels guilty for whenever she makes a mistake.
  • Troll Moko (voiced by Ty Olsson) is Dan's best friend and his right-hand man. Like Dan, Troll usually acts first and asks questions later when it comes to packages. He respects all nature and animals, except racoons (due to one of his ancestors being a raccoon hunter). Despite Troll’s obese weight and big appetite, it's been shown on rare occasions that he is a great cook and that he's freakishly very strong and athletic.
  • Corvis Copernicus/Leepthor (voiced by Brian Drummond) is the series' main antagonist who constantly tries to take the packages back from Dan, cocoon everyone in Iron Bay and take over Earth in the name of Planet X. When he first came to the planet, Leepthor took over Copernicus' body and used him as a cover so he won't be exposed. It was once hinted that Leepthor was Rory's rival. He was temporarily sent back to Planet X in the season one finale, but was placed back on the Earth mission.
  • Calimary (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain) is a mutated squibbon (a monkey with giant squid arms attached to her back) who is Copernicus' sidekick and his first mutant creation. Despite her cravings for banana fish and her slight stupidity, Copernicus considers her his closest friend. Calimary temporarily teamed up with Troll in "Mission to Planet X" and considered joining Dan's group, but Troll, seeing Copernicus needed her more than them, let Calimary return to serving her master.

Recurring characters

  • CuRT is a robot assistant, the keeper of the group's packages at the abandoned observatory and the 1st package Dan ever received. He has a huge dent on his head, which results in him speaking in riddles. In "CuRT meets BuRT", it's revealed that Amanda was responsible for CuRT's damage as she kicked him in the head.
  • Duane Zembrovsky (voiced by Colin Murdock) is Dan's father and the owner of the family's bait shop in the docks. He knows his son would rather hang out with his friends than work in the shop or do something Dan knows is humiliating, and as a result constantly guilt trips him. In "Mission to Planet X", Duane was taken over by an alien stronger than Copernicus and nearly cocooned the whole town but was stopped by Troll, CuRT and Calimary.
  • Mrs. Zembrovsky (voiced by Nicole Oliver) is Dan's mother. She runs a daycare class at her house.
  • Terrance Buckshot (voiced by Kyle Rideout) is West Iron High's bully who tends to mess with Dan. This usually results in Dan using the package he recently received to one up him. Although Terrance usually comes out on top, he always gets his comeuppance.
  • Mr. Dooley (voiced by Michael Daingerfield) is the science teacher to West Iron High who resembles the typical strict teacher. He tends to fail Dan either because he goofs off or just for the fun of it. Although both Amanda and Troll don’t cause that much trouble for Mr. Dooley on a regular daily basis as in the case of Dan, Mr. Dooley does tend to be harsh with them two as well. But unlike how Mr. Dooley deals with Dan, Mr. Dooley does sometimes have a soft side for Amanda and Troll, and every time that he's really being harsh on the two is usually just for the fun of it. The trio once suspected him of working with Copernicus, but was later revealed to be hiring him as the new janitor.
  • Overlord is the main official of Planet X's leaders and one of three aliens who constantly check on Copernicus's progress. He find him incompetent but is continuously fooled by Dan into thinking Copernicus has taken over earth.
  • Rory is Amanda's uncle who disappeared leaving his journal behind for his niece to find but in reality, he was taken prisoner on Planet X and escaped Overlord's prison. He was constantly mentioned by Amanda throughout the first season until he appeared in "Mission to Planet X: Part 1" wearing glasses and a cloak. In Part 2, he bumped into Amanda and disappeared. It was later revealed that he slipped a note in his journal telling his niece he was alive and collecting intel on Planet X. He also gave her plans for a new interceptor so Dan could start receiving packages again.
  • Mrs. Highborn is Amanda's mother. She's been trying to get Amanda to do girly things like wanting her to dress all pretty, wants her to hang out with female friends, and giving her dolls to play with that cause Amanda to fear dolls. When Amanda learns there's an alien in the beauty pageant and Amanda needs to get in, she calls her mom and Amanda's mom zips right to her all happy that Amanda is doing some girl activity.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Moko are Troll's parents. They run a fishing market and catch fish in the ocean. They appear to be good friends with Dan's father seeing how he runs a bait shop and they come to buy some bait for fishing.

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date (Teletoon) U.S. air date U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1 "Feast Beast" Rob Boutilier Thomas Krajewski January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14) July 13, 2013 N/A
Dan is getting ready for the Harbor Feast using Troll’s 600-page recipe for spicy lava balls. But when he uses an alien mixer package, what comes out is a food monster that terrorizes the town.
2 "Brain Briefs" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Kevin Campbell January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21) July 13, 2013 N/A
When Amanda beats him at blindfold dodge ball, Dan decides to get his revenge by putting on a pair of alien underpants that turns him into a genius.
3 "Monkey Business" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Joel Bergen, Alex Muniz January 28, 2014 (2014-01-28) July 20, 2013 N/A
Dan receives a package that makes it possible for animals to talk.
4 "Astro-Blasters" Rob Boutilier Kim Duran February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04) July 20, 2013 N/A
Dan uses an alien telescope to move around the planets and accidentally causes a comet to race toward Earth.
5 "Sticker Shock" Rob Boutilier David Ihlenfeld February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11) July 22, 2013 0.33
Dan cheats in soccer tryouts by using an alien sticker package to swap Terrance's legs for his own.
6 "Somewhere-Elser" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Jason Jordan February 18, 2014 (2014-02-18) July 27, 2013 N/A
Dan uses a somewhere elser to poof things somewhere else, only to accidentally zap away Troll.
7 "Squid Pro Quo" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Kim Duran February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25) July 27, 2013 N/A
A shrink bomb package shrinks a legendary lake squid, and Dan tries to hide it from the press.
8 "One for the Ages" Rob Boutilier Michael Rubiner, Bob Mittenthal March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04) August 3, 2013 N/A
Dan and Troll use an age-adjusting package to reap the benefits of being older while Amanda uses the package to reap the benefits of being younger, only for their mission to become very challenging after Copernicus steals the package.
9 "Copy Cat" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Eric Trueheart March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11) August 3, 2013 N/A
Dan duplicates himself with a mysterious device which turns into a big problem when the whole town becomes populated by a bunch of Dan duplicates.
10 "Mask and Ye Shall Receive" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Thomas Krajewski March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18) August 5, 2013 0.56
Troll dons an alien face-replicating mask to sneak into Copernicus' lair to rescue Dan and Amanda and also recover Amanda's journal that Calimary snatched from Dan.
11 "Crash Course" Rob Boutilier Story by : Evan Gore & Heather Lombard
Teleplay by : Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton
March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25) August 10, 2013 N/A
Copernicus gets his hands on a large pair of alien mechanical fists.
12 "A Night at West Iron High" Rob Boutilier Jonathan Howard April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09) August 10, 2013 N/A
Dan makes small action figures of his classmates with the use of an alien photo camera, but they unexpectedly come alive.
13 "CuRT Meets BuRT" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Vito Viscomi April 16, 2014 (2014-04-16) August 12, 2013 N/A
A new and improved robot assistant arrives.
14 "Mind Licorice" Rob Boutilier Devin Bunje, Nick Stanton April 23, 2014 (2014-04-23) August 17, 2013 N/A
Dan attempts to use alien licorice to switch minds with Amanda to pass a test, but accidentally swaps minds with a raccoon.
15 "The Iron Crown Affair" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Devin Bunje, Nick Stanton April 30, 2014 (2014-04-30) August 17, 2013 N/A
Dan has a pair of sunglasses that unmask aliens.
16 "Sunset Towers" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Story by : Neil Alsip
Teleplay by : Dan Smith
May 7, 2014 (2014-05-07) August 19, 2013 0.20
The gang sneak into an old-folks home with a ruberizer raygun package, thinking one of their residents is an alien.
17 "Brain Freeze" Josh Mepham, James Wootton John Crane May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14) August 24, 2013 N/A
Dan gets an alien snow-cone machine. But after he and Troll eat the snow cones, their bodies become frozen unless they wear a warm cozy jacket.
18 "Party Out of Bounds" Rob Boutilier Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal June 9, 2014 (2014-06-09) August 24, 2013 N/A
Dan receives a giant alien speaker package in order to create his own party, but unfortunately when Dan activates the alien speaker it started to cocoon everyone (including Amanda) in town. It's up to Dan and Troll to stop the alien speaker before copernicus succeed in collecting all the cocooned people.
19 "Spring Loaded" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Dale Schott July 7, 2014 (2014-07-07) September 14, 2013 0.30
Dan discovers his new high-bouncing alien pogo stick is really an alien seed planter that grows beautiful, but deadly trees.
20 "Bad Hair Day" Rob Boutilier Dale Schott July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08) September 21, 2013 0.34
Dan tries to blow the biggest gum bubble in order to boost his popularity at school but ends up going too far and gets gum stuck in everyone's hair.
21 "Tummy Trouble" Rob Boutilier Michael Rubiner, Bob Mittenthal July 9, 2014 (2014-07-09) September 28, 2013 0.38
Dan uses a sickness pill package to try to get out of school.
22 "Troll's BFF" Rob Boutilier Story by : Jonathan Howard
Teleplay by : Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton
July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10) October 5, 2013 0.34
Troll befriends a panda bear doll package that turns into a traitor after Copernicus interferes.
23 "Truth or Scare" Rob Boutilier Story by : J.D. Smith
Teleplay by : Rick Williams & Jenna McGrath
July 11, 2014 (2014-07-11) October 12, 2013 0.34
A Halloween "truth or dare" challenge finds our trio sneaking into Copernicus' house, but they wish they hadn't after witnessing that Troll has turned into an alien.
24 "Working For Peanuts" James Wootton Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal July 14, 2014 (2014-07-14) October 12, 2013 0.34
Dan gets an alien figurine that the trio believe to be a doomsday device, but they also have to contend with the cocooning packing peanuts.
25 "Birthday Bounty" Josh Mepham, James Wootton Ed Valentine July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15) October 19, 2013 0.29
Dan's birthday gift to Amanda turns out to be a homing device for an alien assassin.
26 "Bubble Trouble" Rob Boutilier Jason Jordan July 16, 2014 (2014-07-16) October 19, 2013 0.29
Dan's babysitting duties go haywire when an alien bubble making package he's using to amuse the kids causes them to be trapped in bubbles and float away towards an evil energy cloud.
27 "Shadow Boxers" Rob Boutilier John Crane July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17) October 26, 2013 0.36
A flashlight brings shadows to life that then attack everything.
28 "For Whom the Bell Trolls" James Wootton Rick Williams, Jenna McGrath July 18, 2014 (2014-07-18) October 26, 2013 0.36
An alien watch begins counting down Troll's one-way trip to Planet X.
29-30 "Return to Sender" Rob Boutilier,
Josh Mepham, & James Wootton
Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01) November 2, 2013 0.43
A two-part episode, the first part of the episode focuses on how Dan first started receiving the packages. Apparently, he placed his hand on a device called "The Interceptor". After this gets broken due to an ensuring struggle between Dan and Amanda, the packages start going to Copernicus instead. In part 2, the gang has to stop Copernicus and his devices that are a combination of packages. We also learn of a meteor of Zibronium buried somewhere in the city, that powers all the alien devices.
31 "Dream On" Rob Boutilier Dale Schott August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) November 4, 2013 0.33
Dan receives a dreamcatcher-like package that gives him the ability to enter people’s dreams and “prank them.” Using this, he turns Amanda into an aggressive video game player, Troll into a ballerina, and Copernicus into a showtune-singing kitty lover. But things go haywire when Copernicus wants to be best friends with Dan.
32 "Off Road Rage" James Wootton Story by : J.D. Smith
Teleplay by : Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton
September 26, 2014 (2014-09-26) November 9, 2013 0.38
Dan tries to use a vehicle modifying package to help Troll win a fishing contest, but Copernicus also enters to get his hands on Dan's latest package.
33 "Fitness Crazed" Rob Boutilier Story by : Russell Marcus
Teleplay by : John Crane
October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07) November 9, 2013 0.38
An alien weightlifter belt pumps up Dan and everyone in town except Amanda and Troll since Amanda never tried on the belt and when Troll tried on the belt, he was sweating which resulted in the effects of the belt to not work. But the effects of the belt are only temporary and their new bulk settles somewhere else in their bodies and Copernicus gathers any affected people for cocooning.
34 "Christmas Evil" Rob Boutilier Dale Schott November 14, 2014 (2014-11-14) December 4, 2013 0.56
Dan delivers seemingly harmless alien toys to every house in Iron Bay on Christmas Eve, but soon discovers that the toys end up hypnotizing everyone (including Amanda and Troll) in Iron Bay.
35 "True North Strong & Freezing" James Wootton Vito Viscomi December 12, 2014 (2014-12-12) December 4, 2013 0.56
Dan attempts to use an alien Fridge Magnet to freeze Copernicus, but his plan backfires when the magnet threatens to turn Iron Bay into the new North Pole.
36 "Big Dan on Campus" Rob Boutilier Rick Williams, Jenna McGrath January 2, 2015 (2015-01-02) February 10, 2014 0.19
Dan's wish to be the "big man on campus" comes true after a pair of alien bracelets give him increased strength, size, and way too much body hair.
37 "Dan and the Volcano" James Wootton Russell Marcus February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06) February 10, 2014 0.19
When Dan gets an alien stopwatch that makes people immobile, he uses it on his parents only to have Copernicus gather them up for cocooning.
38 "Dan Phone" Rob Boutilier Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05) February 12, 2014 0.18
Dan gets an alien device that turns his head into a human cell phone, and he and Troll mistakenly call Copernicus' overlords on Planet X and also end up getting themselves trapped in Copernicus’ lair.
39 "Dooley Noted" James Wootton Story by : J.D. Smith
Teleplay by : Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton
April 2, 2015 (2015-04-02) February 12, 2014 0.18
Convinced that Mr. Dooley is an alien in league with Copernicus, Dan, Troll and Amanda try to get a reaction out of him by pushing his buttons, only for them to end up in detention with real aliens.
40 "Dan TV" James Wootton Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04) February 13, 2014 0.12
Dan receives a hovering alien TV camera that broadcasts his stunts to every screen in town, but soon learns that he can't stop entertaining, because for every person who turns off his show, the camera shocks him.
41 "Last Dan Standing" Rob Boutilier Jenna McGrath, Rick Williams June 1, 2015 (2015-06-01) February 13, 2014 0.12
After wrecking the mayor's boat, Dan challenges him to a dodgeball game to save Troll's dad's business, using an alien track suit that makes Dan un-hittable to anything.
42 "The Dan Who Would Be King" Rob Boutilier Jenna McGrath, Rick Williams June 8, 2015 (2015-06-08) February 14, 2014 0.27
Dan fails to get on the student council, but an alien throne package makes him king of a hybrid mutant army that Copernicus had made ages ago.
43 "The Game" James Wootton Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal June 15, 2015 (2015-06-15) February 14, 2014 0.27
Dan plays an alien board game, and discovers that when he makes a move on the board, the same thing happens in real life, but with the nasty side effect of growing the player's hands with each use.
44 "Squirrely Dan" James Wootton Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal June 22, 2015 (2015-06-22) February 18, 2014 0.14
Dan's latest package gives him a super suit that harnesses nature, giving him the powers of a squirrel, inspiring him to become a hero known as Super Squirrel.
45 "Do Over Dan" Rob Boutilier Jenna McGrath, Rick Williams June 29, 2015 (2015-06-29) February 19, 2014 0.08
Dan receives the Death-Defier, a package with the ability to do over death's like a video game character, which he'll need to stop Copernicus' latest plan to cocoon the town.
46 "What Goes Down, Must Come Up" James Wootton Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) February 19, 2014 0.08
Dan receives an alien blimp that can control the weather, causing it to reverse rain on the town and trap Troll in the air, freeing all the aliens that Copernicus had stuffed into humans.
47 "Bug Spray" James Wootton Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) February 20, 2014 0.10
Thinking a new package is a bug repellent, the package turns the affected person into bugs, causing everyone but Troll to be turned into human sized bugs. Additionally, both Dan and Amanda (who have togetherly also transformed into bugs) get stuck to flypaper on the lighthouse after being attracted to its light.
48 "Aqua Dan" Rob Boutilier Story by : J.D. Smith
Teleplay by : Dale Schott
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) February 20, 2014 0.10
To get out of a costume contest with his dad, Dan puts on an alien neck brace package, only to learn that the package gives him gills and the ability to talk to fish.
49 "The Song of the Mermoo" Rob Boutilier Neil Alsip July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) February 21, 2014 0.09
Dan uses the Re-Animator package to bring a mythical creature called the Mermoo back to life, only for him (along with Amanda and Troll) to be swallowed by it.
50 "Dr. Strangegloves" James Wootton Jenna McGrath, Rick Williams August 27, 2015 (2015-08-27) February 21, 2014 0.09
Amanda's uncle's friends come to visit, only to be used by Copernicus as part of a plot to fix a cocooning bomb, but he soon ditches them when he discovers Dan's newest package, the Healer Feelers, which can fix any machine, but also cause the person wearing the Healer Feelers to experience rapid aging.
51-52 "Mission to Planet X" James Wootton & Rob Boutilier Michael Rubiner & Bob Mittenthal August 31, 2015 (2015-08-31) February 24, 2014 0.05
A two-part episode, Dan uses a new package, a physiology scanner, to send a fake medical report on Copernicus to his superiors, and gets him sent back to Planet X, but his replacement is much more competent and quickly takes over Dan's dad's body, so Dan and Amanda travel to Planet X to try to get Copernicus back, while Troll and his new friend Calimary both try to stop the new alien from cocooning the town. Series Finale
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