While ‘Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous’ (an all-new animated series from Dreamworks coming to Netflix this year) has remained an exciting mystery since its reveal last year, we finally have our first official information and look at the show outside of the initial tease… from tie-in merchandise. That’s right – New York Toy Fair and Mattel have given us our first real glimpse into the dinos from the show – but before we go there, let’s take a look at the tie-in books discovered by Collect Jurassic which reveal new information and the shows August 2020 release date!
Season One of Camp Cretaceous will have a tie-in novel, which is available to Pre-order on Amazon now! Thanks to it, we have an expanded synopsis, character name, and release date for Season One of the anticipated show
Get lost in the dangerous world of dinosaurs with this Deluxe Junior Novelization based on Season One of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous–the exciting new series premiering on Netflix in August 2020!
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous–the exciting new television series on Netflix–follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar–the home of the Jurassic World theme park. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive. Told from dino-nerd Darius’s point of view, this action-packed novelization expands on the amazing first season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and features eight pages of full color images and a poster!
While most of that information was known, we now know one of the lead campers names: Darius. However, the larger reveals are coming straight from the press kit from Universal Pictures for Mattel’s toy fair lineup. Warning – some my consider these light spoilers!
First off, meet Bumpy the baby Ankylosaurus – an important dinosaurs that the campers in the show end up bonding with. This little baby may be cute, but its parents are likely right around the corner, and ready to bulldoze.
Now meet “Toro” the Carnotaurus, one of the shows main antagonistic dinosaurs which will terrorize the campers as they’re stranded on Isla Nublar. Not much is known about the dangerous dino, but we can see it’s been in many fights, and sports some fresh wounds on its face.
Apparently ‘all’ of the toys on the table below are actually based on Camp Cretaceous dinosaurs – let’s take a look: new Barynonyx (more on that later), Mussasaurus, Ceratosaurus, Raptors, Parasaurolophus (with an interesting metallic paint – again more on that later), Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Indominus Rex, and Tyrannosaurus Rex
Now let’s get into the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reveal via the official press assets for the upcoming mini dinosaurs! Again, potential spoilers.
First off, notice there are three uniquely named Baryonyx characters – “Grim”, “Chaos”, and “Limbo” – which are labeled the same way Carnotaurus “Toro” is. This explains why there are different Baryonyx toys seen on the show floor vs press kit. Next, there is a surprising description tag for the Parasaurolophus — bioluminescent. Does that explain the metallic paint on the Sound Strike toy? Take a closer look below!
While we can only guess as to what roles these unique dinosaurs may play in the show, we’re incredibly excited to learn and see more in the future! While that’s it for the major reveals, we suspect a few more toys revealed may actually be from “Camp Cretaceous” – don’t quote us on it, but we’re betting the dino that looks to be a Troodon is from the line, as is the new Plesiosaurus. Take a look at our top guess for toys from the show!
Suspected Camp Cretaceous Toys
The Mattel toys will all be available later this year, and Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous season one debuts on Netflix in August. Stay tuned, as we’re sure more official information about the show outside of merchandise can’t be far away!
What are you looking forward to most from the show, and what are your thoughts on the toys? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!