For those too young to remember, THE WILD THORNBERRYS followed the life of Eliza Thornberry and her family as they traveled around to jungles and rainforests in their Communications Vehicle (better known as the “commvee”) seeking and filming rare animals. Eliza is the only family member who is able to speak to animals and she becomes quick close friends with their pet chimpanzee, Darwin, who accompanies them on her family’s travels.
Other colourful characters include Eliza’s older sister who longs for a normal sub-urban life, Eliza’s adopted brother who was literally raised by orangutans (voiced by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers,) and the wacky father and sensible mother.
Another fun fact: the series had a movie, THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE, which snagged an Academy Award nomination for Best Song the year it was released. Also, the wacky father was voiced by our favourite actor of all time, Tim Curry.
The following episodes are included on the two discs:
2.Show Me the Bunny
5.Dances With Dingoes
7.You Otter Know
8.Have Yourself A Thornberry Little Christmas