Disclosure: I received an all expense paid press trip in exchange for my honest coverage of Disney’s The BFG, Disney XD’s Future-Worm, and related events.
Am I the only one excited for the series premiere of Future-Worm!…? It’s a new animated show you’ll be able to find on Disney XD beginning August 1, 2016 at 11am. With nods and (hidden) shoutouts to pro-wrestling characters, Chuck Norris and other familiar things from when you or I might have been growing up, you will find yourself laughing and caught up in the tunnel vision that captivates our children when they watch their favorite shows!
This is a perfect animated series the entire family can enjoy together, which was Ryan Quincy’s goal. After working on animated series, such as South Park, Ryan created this show in order to be able to show his kids just what it is he does for a living. I can assure you Future-Worm! is appropriate for younger children. My children will be 6 and 7 this year and I plan on DVR’ing, watching and re-watching Future-Worm! with them. I especially can’t wait for my husband to see it because of all the pro-wrestling influences.
Each half-hour episode of Future-Worm! is made up of three cartoons (an 11-minute, a 3-minute, and a 7-minute episode). Full of adventures and stories, Future-Worm! leaves little to be desired. Not only is it fun, but there’s some science education thrown in the mix, as well. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist, made sure of that if he was going to be involved.
Ryan Quincy told us in the interview, which you can read in full here:
Danny (voiced by Andy Milonakis) created this time machine lunch box, sent it so far into the future that these future scientists found it, opened it up, and some of Danny’s lunch was in there, there was an apple in there that happened to have a worm in it. The scientists put it through their genetic escalator and gave him all these attributes. Like, the bulletproof beard, the photoreceptor visor, and the 24 titanium-enforced abs. So then, they sent, uh, Future Worm back, you know, to hang out with Danny. So that’s kind of, in a nutshell, the origin of how they met.
Perhaps one of my favorite characters, thus far in the series, is Bug. I even had her drawn on my lunch box, by Future-Worm! animator, Dvo (Pink hair).
You may see Bug’s frustration come out about the fact that she can’t go into the future or the whole universe will implode! That doesn’t mean, over the course of the season, that she isn’t going to try her hardest to do so.
Take a look at this exclusive clip Disney XD provided for me to share with you…