Plankton Invasion

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  • 2021
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.7  (19)

Plankton Invasion is a beautifully animated television series that was first released in 2015. In this television series, the ruler of all plankton, a pretentiously named Commander Francois Medusa, has set his sights on increased power. In order to best spread his underwater empire, he has decided the only thing that can be done is to cover the entire Earth in water. He has decided to dub this cunning plan Operation Global Warming. While he might be eager to be a world leader, he is not very eager to actually do the world conquering himself, so he assigns the Tentacle Trio.

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Operation Squid on the Rise / Operation Tofu or not Tofu / Operation Heart of Jelly
13. Operation Squid on the Rise / Operation Tofu or not Tofu / Operation Heart of Jelly
January 1, 2012
It's time for Pulpo to take his exam to move up a rank to sergeant-squid. He's been a simple radio operator for too long. For this task, the Commander has appointed a special jury: Anna, Star and... Krill Bill! But the two rivals each claim to know more about what makes a real sergeant- squid than the other! And they're going to pile the pressure onto poor Pulpo who ends up finding himself in a very dangerous situation! Star and Krill are going to have to team up to save their companion... and avoid getting themselves a one way ticket-fortwo to the North Pole. / An organic picnic is being set up on the beach. Our favorite threesome has decided to launch an attack on this new 'Mr. Kyoto weapon'. But Star and Pulpo aren't in as good shape as they might be; in fact, they've been stuffing their faces with junk and are having a hard time executing the mission because of it! Anna takes over, devising an infallible plan: use sand to spoil the picnic... easier said than done! / Anna is struck down with a case of the blues, she's lonely! And when Star comes to find her to carry out an anti-Kyoto mission on the beach, she declines, too depressed: she'd rather slouch in front of the TV and stuff herself on dried seaweed. But Star and Pulpo have no choice: the mission has an eco-science fair as its target and Anna's expertise is essential. The two buddies launch themselves into operation: seduction, to boost the doc's spirits...
Operation Abyssness / Operation Star of the East / Operation Toxic Gas
12. Operation Abyssness / Operation Star of the East / Operation Toxic Gas
January 1, 2012
Mister Kyoto's agents are attempting to drop iron filings at the bottom of the sea to help the aquatic environment regulate its carbon levels. Our Plankton receive the order to descend to the bottom of the abyss and sabotage the project. While Star wants (as usual) to blow everything up, Anna suggests a scientific method. The disagreement escalates into a full blown argument and they each decide to do it their own way. The gauntlet has been thrown down: who will accomplish the mission first? / The commando comes across a Japanese starfish who has been brought to Oostduinkerke against her will, in amidst a cargo of scooters. Star and Pulpo both take a liking to the poor accidental stowaway. But Anna soon discovers that the newcomer is none other than a "green spy" working for Mr. Kyoto! Will Star recognize the truth before Jensuta completely sabotages their mission...? / Green algae, produced by nitrate pollution, have invaded Oostduinkerke beach! This is good news for the commander, but he wants to take it further: he decides to send the commando in to release the highly-pollutant toxic gas generated by the fermentation of the said algae. A hazardous mission indeed!
Operation Planktrix / Operation Coral Grief / Operation Plankton Are Forever
11. Operation Planktrix / Operation Coral Grief / Operation Plankton Are Forever
January 1, 2012
Krill Bill has designed a revolutionary fight simulator - Planktrix! Star refuses to participate in this virtual reality experience but Pulpo and Anna are eager to discover the possibilities it has to offer. Little do they know that, inside the Planktrix, awaits a daunting enemy that only Star will be able to vanquish! / The Commander has received a report that a mysterious beast is attacking Australia's coral reef, endangering marine life worldwide. The commando set off in their submarine to find out more about the mysterious creature: it could well be a new offensive from Mr Kyoto! / An oil giant is about to release a dispersal agent which is supposed to accelerate the biodegradation of hydrocarbons in case of an oil spill. Therefore, the commando's mission is to sabotage this terrible chemical weapon. But, as the mission progresses, things turn out to be more complicated than they seemed: is the dispersal agent really so dangerous to the oil?
Operation Total Block / Operation Pulpocop /  Operation Hailstorm
10. Operation Total Block / Operation Pulpocop / Operation Hailstorm
January 1, 2012
To ensure that the sun cream used by beachgoers reaches its full, marvelous capacity of polluting... while at the same time stopping it from covering the ocean and destroying our "Plankton" (sun cream creates an oily film on the surface of the ocean, preventing the sun's rays from penetrating the surface of the water and also destroying marine life), our heroes decide to launch a commando mission to spread the sun cream over the beach instead! / Following an accident that occurs in the course of a mission, Pulpo is converted into a cyborg by Doctor Anna. He subsequently becomes the ideal soldier - more efficient, more fanatical and more pollutant than ever before! But, after a while, Star starts wanting his old Pulpo back again... / Electronic temperature regulators have been hooked up to the refreshment bar's thermostat. This "Kyotonic" technological contraption adapts the heating and AC to even the minutest variations in temperature, thereby preventing humans from blasting their electricity consumption and, subsequently, causing them to thicken their carbon impact! With no more ado, the commando sets off on a mission to blow up the enemy thermostats. But they undergo a bombardment in the form of thousands of hard, stone-like balls of ice, raining down on them from the sky! Hailstones... on the beach... right in the heart of summer! Are our friends becoming victims of the very global warming they are striving for?
Operation Pump Fiction / Operation Pulponator / Operation Planktocalypse Now
9. Operation Pump Fiction / Operation Pulponator / Operation Planktocalypse Now
January 1, 2012
While working on a new formula for an explosive, Anna is summoned, along with the rest of the commando, to speak with the furious Commander. The "great monolith", the diesel pump at the marina, is being replaced by a new pump which distributes biofuel made from processed seaweed. It's out of the question that they let their glorious monolith, symbol of humanity's fossil fuel consumption, be replaced by this usurper bio-pump. Anna suggests they destroy the enemy pump using her new explosive: "planktoglycerine", her new creation which is enormously powerful... but just as unstable. / Having discovered the principle of time travel, Anna is contacted by her alter ego of the future, telling her that global warming is disastrous for the planktons. Anna is now faced with a terrible personal dilemma: she instantly informs Star and the commander that they must put an end to the "global warming" operation. The commander's reaction is immediate: Anna is accused of high treason and locked up! "Anna of the future" has no other choice but to send a super warrior back to the present to set Anna free... and stop Star and the commander's polluting actions. / The neighboring marshlands, a gigantic pool of biodiversity, are home to a protected species, the bog orchid, which has become a symbol for the fight against global warming. Star was sent out as a scout to evaluate the situation and find a way of wiping out this Kyotonic scourge... but he still hasn't returned. Krill Bill is dispatched to lead the commando on a search and recover mission. Anna and Pulpo accompany him to the heart of this hostile, biodiverse jungle.
Operation Behind Enemy Lines /  Operation Promised Sea / Operation Plankton Show
8. Operation Behind Enemy Lines / Operation Promised Sea / Operation Plankton Show
January 1, 2012
The Plankton commando manages to intercept the blueprints of a seawater desalting plant that were stolen by a "green" militant. Unfortunately, Pulpo finds himself inside the "Ladybug Club", with the blueprints, on the very day it's organizing an information day on sustainable energy solutions. Star and Anna embark on a rescue mission to retrieve their squid friend right in the heart of enemy territory! / Following a mission which ends in disaster, Star accidentally knocks out Medusa. Oops! Massive gaffe. The commander is going to tan their plankton hides when he comes round. Then Pulpo has a genius idea: what if they convinced their chief that the plankton invasion has taken place?... Our commando prepares their mise-en-scène, "Goodbye Lenin" style, for when the commander wakes up... / Could there be anything worse for our Tentacular Trio than becoming the subject of an ecological documentary and being made the emblem of the Kyotic cause? No! When local marine wildlife documentary film makers come to do a shoot on the beach, our plankton heroes are up in arms. They're going to do everything they can to "pollute" Mr Kyoto's propaganda documentary by turning themselves into real monsters... of the big screen!
Operation Sorting Sabotage /  Operation Winkle Zone / Operation Tidal Wave
7. Operation Sorting Sabotage / Operation Winkle Zone / Operation Tidal Wave
January 1, 2012
Having understood the garbage recycling system instituted by Mister Kyoto, Commander Medusa sends the Threesome out to raid the garbage containers installed on the beach. The mission consists of contaminating the clean can with litter from the "dirty" can. Star is not in the least bit excited about this assignment but Anna and Pulpo treat it like a game. / The commander is furious: a "cold spot" has escaped the commando's attention! And indeed, the sand dunes have been declared a nature reserve to protect a rare species of winkle! So now there's not a single human being reheating that part of the beach! The commando jump into action to get rid of the winkles, remove the need for the protected zone and let the humans get back to their polluting! / On the beach, Anna and Pulpo come across a mobile metering station measuring air quality. Taking it as direct provocation from Mr Kyoto, our heroes decide to engineer a tidal wave to sweep the whole installation out to sea. An oxygen bottle found underwater nearby should help them create the wave they need to carry out their plan. Now they just need to blow it up...
Operation Tide Power /  Operation Hardshell / Operation Victory or the Ice Barrier
6. Operation Tide Power / Operation Hardshell / Operation Victory or the Ice Barrier
January 1, 2012
Our Plankton friends find out that Mister Kyoto is planning to build a tidal power station (to produce electricity from tidal motion) near the coast. They must absolutely stop this monstrosity from coming to fruition! The commando sets off to find the foundations; after a while, they chance upon the turbine powering the plant (it's actually the paddle wheel of a pedal boat!). And so they set about destroying it. / A fortress has been set up on the beach (actually, it's a big container with three openings, for waste sorting). Medusa commands that the edifice be destroyed before Kyoto's legions turn up! But Star's ammunition is not enough to blast through the fortress' 'armor'. The commando is going to have to look for another solution: they must hire a bunch of crabs, who will use their claws to cut away at the wall. But Star finds it hard coming to terms with having to collaborate with what he finds out to be "trash cans of the ocean" (and therefore pro-Kyoto traitors). / Bad news for our plankton, the world's reserves of oil and gas are running out, and fast. Happily, recent discoveries have shown that the formidable North Pole contains almost 25% of the world's fossil fuel reserves, that is to say more than enough to deliver a fatal blow to the climate of the planet. Our poor plankton have been transferred to the "Northern Front" to serve on the ice barrier under Krill Bill's orders. Will they find a way to harness the incredible stock of fossil fuel buried in the Arctic?
Operation Plastic /  Operation Deep Fry /  Operation Cod-tagion
5. Operation Plastic / Operation Deep Fry / Operation Cod-tagion
January 1, 2012
After a wave carries Anna off to the bottom of the ocean, John and Pulpo set off after her, letting themselves be guided by the underwater currents. Unfortunately, Anna's shellpad signal disappears and John and Pulpo get separated... Pulpo finds himself alone in an strange world of multi-colored plastic. He will have to face (or not) some very strange happenings... / The commander finds out that frying oil can be recycled and turned into nonpolluting bio fuel. Star and his team are going to try to steal the frying fat from the refreshment stand on the beach to stop it being made into bio-diesel /Anna is showing Star and Pulpo around a cod farm. While explaining that the farm produces 1000 lb. worth of CO2 per ton of fish ("A genuine global warming factory, indeed!") she suddenly feels strangely queasy! Star and Pulpo want to save her but she implores them to finish the mission, which consists of fattening the fish up to increase the tonnage and, with it, the quantity of carbon dioxide produced! Star is willing to do so, until he finds out that the farm is, in fact, the source of Anna's sickness. What should he do?: save Anna or put the mission first?
Operation Raid on the Kyoto Express /  Operation Planktoculture / Operation Riders of the Lost Dump
4. Operation Raid on the Kyoto Express / Operation Planktoculture / Operation Riders of the Lost Dump
January 1, 2012
A miniature train exhibition is being organized near the beach, to promote this "less pollutant" means of transport. Needless to say, our three plankton friends MUST sabotage the train - an ally of Mr. Kyoto. / Intensive agriculture is responsible for 12.5% of CO2 emanations. Our Planktonic trio is going to try their tentacles at gardening, with a little help from some experimental fertilizer.../ The municipal authorities, Kyoto's filthy henchmen no doubt, are going to clear away an old abandoned dump which is full of pockets of methane. The planktonic trio hasn't a second to lose, they need to launch an archeoplanktologic expedition to reach the pyramid of garbage and find the mythical, sacred Source of Methane before Kyoto gets there! The only problem for our team is that a formidable adversary has got there first...
Operation Dependance Day / Operation Bugs Attack /  Operation Jeep Impact
3. Operation Dependance Day / Operation Bugs Attack / Operation Jeep Impact
January 1, 2012
The commando has decided to organize a fitting celebration for the great "Dependence Day" - the anniversary of the day when the human race became reliant on fossil energy! For the occasion, Anna has the idea of preparing a surprise for her father, their commander, by helping him accomplish his dream of venturing on to dry land to pay tribute to the "Great Monolith" (the marina's gas pump). The surprise consists of an amphibious contraption she has designed for this very purpose. Unfortunately, it's not going to be an easy task channeling the commander's enthusiasm and helping him avoid the multifarious hazards of beach life... / Commander Medusa gathers his troops. Mr Kyoto is using a new eco-weapon to fight pesticides: the asian ladybug. This insect has made the most of global warming to multiply in great numbers. Horror, they're not the only ones with plans to dominate the world. They must put an end to this competition, once and for all. The commando launch into one of the most terrible aerial combats in plankton history... / Our friends manage to spirit away the key from one of the surfers' cars, parked on the beach. Their commander assigns them a most unusual mission consisting of starting up the car that the key belongs to and spewing a nice big quantity of CO2 into the atmosphere!
Operation Immediate Danger / Operation Some Like It Cold / Operation The Fellowship of Pulpo
2. Operation Immediate Danger / Operation Some Like It Cold / Operation The Fellowship of Pulpo
January 1, 2012
Following some illegal fuel-tank cleaning, the beach has been covered with blobs of crude oil. An enormous sifting machine is being used to clean the sand. Problem: Star, Anna and Pulpo's HQ are smack bang in the middle of the enormous vehicle's path. Our heroes are going to do everything they can to stop their HQ being destroyed. / Anna has spotted a weird-looking cube in the wall of the refreshment bar which has multiplied the bar's power consumption by three, no less! Unfortunately, however, it only works during the day. The commander orders his troops to embark on a night-time mission to switch this mysterious and delightful contraption back on. Our friends are perfectly unaware, however, of the technological monstrosity they are about to encounter! / The commando has found a kinetic energy device on the beach: a watch, powered by the movements of the wearer. Star and Anna are ready to use this Kyotonic technology for the Plankton's cause. But the Commander categorically refuses: that's exactly what Kyoto wants... to convert the Commander's troops to his ecoprinciples with this cursed clean energy machine: the Commander orders his troops to destroy the device by throwing it into the incinerator at the other end of the beach... And to be sure that the mission succeeds, he invites Krill Bill to join the team that have gathered... around Pulpo. Less susceptible to the machine's power than his companions, the young squid has been chosen to carry the device
Operation Big Fish / Operation Blackout /  Operation Star Junior
1. Operation Big Fish / Operation Blackout / Operation Star Junior
January 1, 2012
An Ocean Sunfish, an enormous creature that can be up to two metres long, with an impossible head and a fin that could be mistaken for a shark's, has been introduced by men into the open sea off the Oostduinkerke beach in order to fight against the proliferation of jellyfish caused by the warming of the water and the ambient pollution. Another coup for Mr Kyoto! Medusa's army is in danger. Our three heroes will have to try to fish this monstrous Leviathan from aboard a submarine. Will they be able to triumph over the sea monster's carnivorous rage? / The electric fish, the gymnotes, which provide the HQ with its electricity, are flat... "That's no problem", Anna tells herself, "they just have to be changed!". Star then discovers the unthinkable, the horror, the scandal: the HQ is functioning on clean energy...! Against all their principles! The hit squad will do everything it can to change its electricity production mode in order to switch to the dirty energy known only to man. / Our protagonists have been assigned a brand new mission: they are to go round puncturing all the tires at the bicycle rental shack, which has been set up by the beach front. But, in the course of duty, Star gets tangled up in some bicycle spokes, losing one of his tube feet in the process. It grows back fast. However, he and his friends are flabbergasted when they hear pining sounds coming from the tiny tip that fell on the sand... Well would you believe it?: a brand new baby starfish is growing, right there, from that sliced-off piece of foot! How will Star react to fatherhood? Will Anna be able to counteract his brawny educational methods? And will Pulpo manage to control this growing feeling of jealousy that he can't help feeling for the newborn?
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Plankton Invasion is a beautifully animated television series that was first released in 2015. In this television series, the ruler of all plankton, a pretentiously named Commander Francois Medusa, has set his sights on increased power. In order to best spread his underwater empire, he has decided the only thing that can be done is to cover the entire Earth in water. He has decided to dub this cunning plan Operation Global Warming. While he might be eager to be a world leader, he is not very eager to actually do the world conquering himself, so he assigns the Tentacle Trio.

  • Premiere Date
    June 15, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (19)