The Wild Thornberrys

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The Wild Thornberrys
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Premiere September 1, 1998
Finale June 11, 2004
Creator Gabor Csupo,
Arlene Klasky,
Steve Pepoon,
David Silverman,
Stephen Sustarsic
Network Nickelodeon
Style 30-minute animated fantasy
Company Klasky-Csupo
Seasons 6
Episodes 91 + 2 feature films
Origin USA

The Wild Thornberrys is an animated fantasy that aired on Nickelodeon.

The Thornberrys are a family whose patron, Nigel Thornberry, is a nature documentary filmmaker. His wife is Marianne and his two daughters are Debbie and Eliza, and they have a pet monkey, Darwin, in tow. The main star of the show is Eliza, whose chance encounter with an African shaman (whom while he was a porcupine Eliza rescues) gives her the ability to communicate through regular dialogue with animals. It is through this talent that Eliza (presumably named after Eliza Doolittle) has an inkling of animal behavior and life traits. The rest of the family (apart from Darwin) does not know of Eliza's talent or else she loses it. (Debbie discovers it late in the run).

Also along is Donnie, a four-year-old boy raised in the wild by orangutans after poachers killed his parents. The Thornberrys would eventually adopt Donnie.

The series spawned two theatrical movies, the second of which was a crossover with Rugrats.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Lacey Chabert Elizabeth "Eliza" Thornberry * * * * *
Tim Curry Sir Nigel Archibald Thornberry * * * * *
Jodi Carlisle Lady Marianne Thornberry * * * * *
Danielle Harris Debbie Thornberry * * * * *
Tom Kane Darwin * * * * *
Flea Donnie * * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Nickelodeon
Season One September 1, 1998 April 1, 1999 20
Season Two August 16, 1999 March 27, 2000 37
Season Three September 12, 2000 May 14, 2001 20
Season Four August 18, 2001 June 1, 2002 6
Season Five February 3, 2003 June 11, 2004 8
Films
The Wild Thornberrys Movie December 20, 2002
Rugrats Go Wild June 13, 2003

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season 1 June 24, 2010 4

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