The Wild Thornberrys
- 9 Seasons
The Wild Thornberrys follows the Thornberry family as they travel the world in their recreational vehicle in search of rare animals to film. Nigel, voiced by Tim Curry, and Marianne Thornberry, voiced by Jodi Carlisle, are famous nature show hosts. Lacey Chabert plays the role of Eliza Thornberry, the second youngest child of Nigel and Marianne. Eliza is a young girl was granted the power to communicate with animals by an African shaman. If a human discovers her secret, she will lose her gift forever. The actors who provide voices for the main characters have all been featured in prominent movies and television series. Darwin, the Thornberrys' pet chimpanzee, is voiced by Tom Kane. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stars as Donnie, the feral boy who the Thornberrys have adopted as their son. Danielle Harris provides the voice for Debbie Thornberry, Eliza's older sister, who hates the family's wild life. While her parents search for animals to film, Eliza is usually caught up in adventures, always looking to help the animals she encounters. Darwin is her unwitting companion on all of her adventures. Despite his cautious nature, which can border on paranoia, Darwin is a loyal and reliable companion who has saved Eliza's life just as many times as she's saved his. The episodes follow a formula, and, although the series is relatively predictable, famous guest stars and a constant flow of comic relief keep The Wild Thornberrys fresh. The Wild Thornberrys was one of Nickelodeon's most popular shows during its six-year run. Three movie spin-offs have been released, including one that was nominated for an Academy Award, and another that was a cross-over between Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.