Future-Worm! Premieres On August 1st
Last month I shared about Future-Worm! the new show premiering on Disney XD on August 1st. During the #BFGEvent we had the opportunity to interview show creator Ryan Quincy about the show and screen the two first episodes. I’m so excited to share with you my thoughts on the show since the premiere date is so close.
Future-Worm! is an animated series about an optimistic 12-year-old who invents a time machine lunch box through which he meets and befriends a fearless worm from the future (one with titanium-enforced abs). Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award-winning director Ryan Quincy (“South Park”), the comedy follows young Danny Douglas and Future Worm (also known as Fyootch) as they embark on adventures through space and time. The characters were introduced last year in a popular “Future-Worm!” short-form series on Disney XD and Disney XD’s YouTube Channel.
Each unique episode includes an 11-minute main story and supporting subplot, a 3-minute runner sketch and a 7-minute sitcom style story.
We were able to screen the first two episodes at the Disney Toon Studios last month and I have to say I wasn’t sure what to expect when we first sat down. The show is geared towards tweens, it’s a show that both girls and boys will enjoy. The main character Danny is very likable and I really loved the focus on Math and Science the show highlights. It’s really funny and quirky at the same time. I know my kids will love it. Future Worm is super funny in his own way and the perfect addition to the show and making it great for parents to enjoy with their kids as well.
One of my favorite characters from the show was actually Bug. She’s a smart girl, ready to hop on any adventures with Danny and Future Worm. I can’t wait to see her more as the show continues. If you’re a fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson you’ll want to check the show for episodes of him as himself. Show creator Ryan Quincy plays Danny’s father Doug in the show. Here’s a fun featurette that shows 5 Fun Facts about Ryan Quincy
These fun facts are some of the things we covered in our post when we sat down and interviewed Ryan. I have to say that his goal of creating a show that he could enjoy with his children was met with Future-Worm!
After screening the two episodes I couldn’t wait to share with my husband about actor Andy Milonakis being the main character Danny. When we were dating years ago we loved watching Andy’s show on television. It was one of the first shows we enjoyed as a couple, so I know he’d be excited about hearing he’s in this show how. He’s already made plans to watch with the kids, so it’s exciting for us that Andy is apart of our television line up again.
“Future-Worm!” stars Andy Milonakis (“Kroll Show”) as Danny; James Adomian (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”) as Future Worm; Jessica DiCicco (“Gravity Falls”) as Bug; Melanie Lynskey (“Two and a Half Men”) as Danny’s mom, Megan Douglas; Ryan Quincy as Danny’s dad, Doug Douglas; and Corey Burton (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as the Narrator. Recurring are astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as himself and Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) as Steak Starbolt.
Future-Worm! premieres August 1st at 11 AM/ET on Disney XD. Be sure to tune in for this fun new show.