Exclusive Interview with Ryan Quincy and Future-Worm! Crew #FutureWormEvent #TheBFGEvent

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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.  

(Photo credit: Richard Harbaugh/Disney XD — Animated images also provided)


While in Los Angeles for my most recent press trip, I had the fun opportunity to meet Future-Worm! creator, Ryan Quincy.  In case you’re not familiar, Future-Worm! is a new animated show you’ll be able to find on Disney XD beginning August 1.

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If the name Ryan Quincy sounds familiar, it’s for good reason.  In addition to the fact he’s worked in animation for nearly 20 years, the majority of that time was spent on cartoons for adults.  For about 14 years, he worked on South Park.  Now that he’s a father of a 12-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl, he wants to be able to share his work with them.  They’ve always wondered what he was up to at work and he obviously could not show them any South Park episodes.

Future-Worm! Ryan with Props

With his children in mind, Future-Worm! was born.  He wanted to create a show that he could watch with his children.  Ryan says Future-Worm! is a fun, time travel show, but not in the sense that anyone’s going back to see who ‘knocked the nose off the Sphinx’.  It’s completely fun, absurb and silly.  Without a doubt, it’s the most fun he’s had in animation.  Quincy enjoys his work and with a crew, cast and idea like Future-Worm!, what’s not to love?!

Future-Worm!

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, astrophysicist, made sure of that if he was going to be involved.

Future-Worm! Lunchboxes

Pictured above are lunchboxes that our group received.  They are replicas of what you will see in the series.

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Ryan Quincy tells us:

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.

Ryan’s children have seen it and love it!  They’ve tried to give him notes, some of which have made it into the series.  Not only does he get feedback from the execs, he’s got his kids helping out too!

Future-Worm! Jenn

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’s doesn’t mean, over the course of the season, that she isn’t going to try her hardest to do so.

Future-Worm! Ryan Quincy

With many contributing, inspirational factors, Ryan Quincy started with the name Future-Worm! simply because it sounded funny to him. With that name, he naturally had to be a time traveler. Remembering what he loved as a kid, he threw that into the mix also. He loved Pro-Wrestling. You can or will probably gather that once you watch it. You can kind of see it on the worm’s face, with a likeness of Hulk Hogan. There’s a little ode to Macho Man and Ultimate Warrior, of course, too. Naturally, there’s a little Chuck Norris thrown in there, too.

Future-Worm! Group Photo

I am so excited to have been part of the future… Future-Worm!, that is.  My children will be 6 and 7 this year, and I have no doubt that they will enjoy it.  While Dvo was personalizing my lunch box, I told him I was really looking forward to the August 1st release of this animated series because it appears to be a show my entire family will be able to watch together and truly enjoy.   He was so happy to hear that and told me that’s exactly what they were going for.

Take a look at this exclusive clip Disney XD provided for me to share with you…

Don’t forget Future-Worm! debuts on Disney XD, 8/1/16 — Mark your calendars!

Comments

  1. Oh wow this likes a show that my family would love! My husband and I are in to a lot of the Disney XD “kid’s shows” – we love Star Vs. The Forces of Evil and Gravity Falls. I will be adding this to my DVR list! Thank you!
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  2. Stephanie says:

    I think my son will be excited about watching this. Can’t wait for it.

  3. Whoa, this show looks wild. We’ll have to check it out! Thanks Jenn!

  4. This sounds fun. I would love to travel through time – I think I would learn so much. But maybe it’s dangerous for me to know too much LOL I love the experience you shared with us, Jenn. I absolutely loved your post.
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  5. This looks cute! What a fun concept.

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