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The Wild Thornberrys 

Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents Nigel and Marrianne, famous nature show hosts. Eliza is doubly unique ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lacey Chabert ...  Eliza Thornberry / ... 90 episodes, 1998-2004
Jodi Carlisle ...  Marianne Thornberry / ... 90 episodes, 1998-2004
Tim Curry ...  Nigel Thornberry / ... 90 episodes, 1998-2004
Danielle Harris ...  Debbie Thornberry / ... 90 episodes, 1998-2004
Tom Kane ...  Darwin / ... 90 episodes, 1998-2004
Flea ...  Donnie / ... 89 episodes, 1998-2004
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Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents Nigel and Marrianne, famous nature show hosts. Eliza is doubly unique because she was granted the magical ability to talk with and understand animals. Together with her teen-age sister Debbie, her pet monkey Darwin, and her wild-boy foster brother Donnie, Eliza gets involved with many different wildlife (and wild adventures). Written by Mike Konczewski

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal World See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

(90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the leading cast of the series, was the most oddly apropos, particularly the role Donnie Thornberry. The reason Michael Peter Balzary A.K.A Flea, is considered an appropriate chose to play the role of Donnie, is because of the character is slightly based on how Flea earned his nickname. The origin for Flea's nickname, is when he was a child, he had an inability to sit still, and the nickname has been stuck since. And what better person to play a wild and overly-active character then some who was the Donnie of his own family. See more »

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[opening lines to every episode]
Eliza Thornberry: This is me, Eliza Thornberry, part of your average family. I've got a dad, a mom, and a sister. There is Donnie - we found him. And Darwin, he found us. Oh yeah, about our house - it moves, because we travel all over the world. You see, my dad hosts this nature show, and my mom shoots it. Okay, so we're not that average. And between you and me, something amazing happened... and now I can talk to animals. It's really cool, but totally secret. And you know what? ...
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A Cause for Applause!
3 October 2001 | by Rocket GirlSee all my reviews

The Wild Thornberrys is a cause for applause, folks! Anyone who doesn't like it must have mistaken this show for some other thing. Because I can't understand why anyone would dislike this sweet, educational, fun, family-friendly show about a lovable 12-year-old kid with "the gift of gab." What I mean by this is that Eliza can talk to animals, and don't you wish you could, too? I do! It's my totally favorite show, with Rocket Power in close second, and As Told By Ginger in third. Other than that, I don't watch too much TV. Anyway, I'm going off on a tangent.


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