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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Wild Thornberrys: Watched This When I Was a Kid

This cartooon was on was I was a kid
The Wild Thornberrys
-Animated cartoon series on Nickelodeon during the 1990s and ran occasionally until 2007

-The show focuses on a nomad-like family that travel the world because of the work the parents do. They are nature documentarians and as such, they must travel to do documentaries on different cultures and animals

Elizabeth "Eliza" Thornberry
-The younger daughter of the family. She is 12, and can talk to any animal she meets. She's intelligent, brave, and good natured. Eliza is depicted as the stereotypical nerd with glasses, braces, hair red hair in braids and freckles
-Voiced by: Lacey Chabert
Darwin Thornberry
-Darwin is the chimp that the Thornberry's unofficially adopt. He is Eliza's best friend. He is almost always seen wearing a tank top with horizontal blue and white stripes and blue shorts. He speaks with a very obvious and distinct upper class British accent. He is almost like Eliza's conscience, telling her right from wrong
-Voiced by: Tom Kane
Donald "Donnie" Michael Thornberry
-Feral boy raised by orangutans. His real parents, Michael and Lisa, were extreme nature lovers who loved and protected animals to utmost extent. One night, a mother and son orangutan were almost captured to be sold by poachers. Donnie's parents saved them, but were killed for interfering. Local villages came to know about how they saved the animals and know about their deaths. He is then found by the Thornberry family so he can have a human family. He wears a pair of board shorts with a leopard-print design on them and eats all kinds of bugs. He is around age 4, and speaks in incoherent babbling and animal noises
-Voiced by: Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Deborah "Debbie" Thornberry
-The most typical image of a teenager. Debbie is the oldest child of this family. She is shown as the stereotypical teenager: snobbish, shallow, self-centered, and uncaring personality. She'd much rather listen to music and shop than work. She tends to whine and complain about her family moving around and desires a normal life. Dislikes her sister Eliza, who has a mutual dislike for Debbie's self-centered attitude
-Voiced by: Danielle Harris
Sir Nigel Archibald Thornberry
-The patriarch of the Thornberry clan, he was born in Australia to Radcliffe and Cordelia Thornberry (Lynn Redgrave). He is the star of the documentaries they make, he narrates while mother Marianne films. He speaks with an obvious English accent, and is usually cheery and in high spirits about anything, even in the face of danger. In one of the later episodes, titled "Sir Nigel" he is offered a professorship at Oxford University in England, but turns it down, much to his mother's disapproval. He is an expert in zoology, as well as nature, and can sometimes be a little naive and absent-minded
-Voiced by: Tim Curry

Marianne Hunter Thornberry, Lady Thornberry
-She is the matriarch of the family. She is the wife and the cameraperson for their documentaries. Her parents are Frank (Ed Asner) and Sophie Hunter (Betty White). She's the strong-willed voice of reason for the family, she takes the reigns of discipline in the family and like Eliza, she scuba dives.
-Voiced by: Jodi Carlisle

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