The Wild Thornberrys

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1998
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.7  (13,485)

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.

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Look Who's Squawking
10. Look Who's Squawking
April 4, 2003
Eliza is determined to play vet to some penguins, and misinterprets a penguins request for food, bringing the bird to a base for observation.
The Anniversary
9. The Anniversary
December 11, 2000
Grandma Sophie and Grandpa Frank surprise the Thornberrys with a visit to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary, but when Eliza and Grandpa want to climb Mt. Fuji, everyone thinks they are respectively too young and too old. The two sneak away in the night but soon find that the climb is harder than expected, and Eliza learns that her grandpa is not as able as he used to be. When Grandpa helps mend a wounded bear, however, his spirit is renewed, and they make the climb.
Hello Dolphin
8. Hello Dolphin
February 19, 2001
When Debbie's e-mail boyfriend, Sven, breaks up with her, Eliza tries to cheer her up by getting a reluctant Debbie to swim with dolphins. Debbie takes to the water and soon the kids and Darwin are out to sea in a small boat, where they encounter a deadly tiger shark.
New Territory
7. New Territory
December 4, 2000
The Thornberrys run out of gas and meet a family who could be their Aussie doubles. Eliza hits it off with Bethany, but is awkward and overprotective when she realizes she's in a wheelchair. While out exploring together (and trying to avoid the legendary "mamu" creature), Eliza continually shelters Bethany from potential danger until Bethany tells Eliza she doesn't need to be protected.
Hot Air
6. Hot Air
June 1, 2002
Eliza tries to talk Darwin into taking a hot air balloon ride, knowing full well that he's afraid of heights. After being pushed around one too many times, Darwin stands up to Eliza and refuses to go. When Eliza meets a brush-tailed possum, her new friend is not like Darwin -- she's a thrill seeker who's fast on her feet.
Operation Valentine
5. Operation Valentine
February 14, 2001
When Eliza gets a bad stomach, she assumes the Valentine cookies Debbie baked for Sven made her ill. But when she goes rock climbing with Darwin and Donnie, her pain worsens and Donnie takes off, prompted by a "rescue sense." Donnie finds Nigel, who, with Marianne, quickly ascertain Eliza might have appendicitis.
Island Trade
4. Island Trade
October 5, 2000
When Debbie drives Eliza and Tyler to the marketplace to trade items, Debbie and Tyler accidentally trade the commvee for a dress that Debbie wants.
Happy Campers
3. Happy Campers
November 27, 2000
When the Thornberrys visit the "land of happiness" to film the black-necked crane migration dance, they are stopped at the border - due to tourist limits, only two of them can enter the city. After it is decided that Marianne and Debbie go, Eliza and Darwin sneak inside the border.
Queen Of Denial
2. Queen Of Denial
October 4, 2000
When Eliza overhears Tyler complain that she always gets her own way, she vows to Darwin that she'll do everything Tyler's way for a whole day. When they fall into in a underground burial chamber, Eliza has to hold her tongue as Tyler leads them through a series of booby traps.
All Work and No Play
1. All Work and No Play
January 12, 2001
Eliza and Debbie are supposed to take inventory of supplies, but Eliza is tempted by the call of exploring and leaves to explore a beaver dam. When she talks one of the beavers into showing her around, he ducks his out of his building duties which in turn causes the dam to give way.
Description

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.

The Wild Thornberrys is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (99 episodes). The series first aired on October 13, 1998.

Where to Watch The Wild Thornberrys

The Wild Thornberrys is available for streaming on the Nickelodeon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Wild Thornberrys on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 13, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (13,485)