Kratts' Creatures

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Kratts' Creatures
GenreChildren's television series
Created byMartin Kratt
Chris Kratt
Leo Eaton
Presented byChris Kratt
Martin Kratt
StarringShannon Duff
Ron Rubin
Theme music composerPure West
ComposerPure West
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes50
Production
Executive producersJon Slan
Leo Eaton
Richard Borchiver
ProducerWilson Coneybeare
Production locationsToronto, Ontario, Canada
Production companiesParagon Entertainment Corporation
Earth Creatures
Maryland Public Television BBC Worldwide
TMG Groups
DistributorPolyGram Video
Release
Original networkPBS Kids
Original releaseJune 3 (1996-06-03) –
August 9, 1996 (1996-08-09)
Chronology
Followed byZoboomafoo (1999–2001)
Related showsWild Kratts (2011–present)

Kratts' Creatures is a half-hour children's television series that originally ran on PBS Kids during the summer of 1996. The first in a series of programs produced by the Kratt Brothers, Chris and Martin Kratt, Kratts' Creatures was made to be the first wildlife show aimed specifically towards young children. It featured the Kratt Brothers as they traveled around the world exploring different animals and their habitats, receiving assistance from their friends Allison Baldwin (Shannon Duff) and Ttark, an animated anthropomorphic dinosaur (voiced by Ron Rubin). The show ran for one season on PTV from June 3, 1996 to August 9, 1996, with 50 episodes, with reruns continuing to air until June 9, 2000 (August 31, 2001 on select PBS member stations). Due to its popularity, the show inspired an unofficial spin off, Zoboomafoo, also created by the Kratts, which premiered on January 25, 1999.

Cast[edit]

  • The Kratt Brothers: Two self-proclaimed "creature adventurers" who explore the creature world.
    • Chris Kratt: The younger brother. In N. America and Africa, Chris usually wears green while in Central America and Australia, he usually wears red.
    • Martin Kratt: The older brother. In N. America, Africa and Australia, Martin usually wears blue while in Central America, he usually wears white.
    • Shannon Duff as Allison Baldwin: Allison is a personal agent of the Kratt Brothers. She is most commonly seen at their base of Creature Central, but occasionally joins the brothers in the field. Allison is seen to be very adept with the gadgets at Creature Central and frequently expands on topics with research from the Creature-Web or books.
    • Ron Rubin as Ttark: Ttark is an animated anthropomorphic dinosaur or lizard who appears on a television at Creature Central. Ttark frequently uses alliteration in creature related turns of phrase. He is seen to be very knowledgeable about ancient and extinct animals, but is often behind the times about the creatures of modern times

Featured Segments[edit]

  • A Chris and Martin Kratt Scientific Study
  • A Kratt Brothers Scientific Experiment
  • Allison's Animals
  • Salad or Creature
  • Stupid Things Not To Do With Animals

Episode list[edit]

# Episode Other notes Release Date Release Date #2
1 Big Five, Little Five VHS release June 3, 1996 October 27, 2006
2 City Critters VHS release June 4, 1996 November 3, 2006
3 Sharks VHS release June 5, 1996 November 10, 2006
4 Running with the Wild Dogs VHS release June 6, 1996 November 17, 2006
5 In Search of the Tasmanian Tiger VHS release June 7, 1996 November 24, 2006
6 The Great Defenders VHS release June 10, 1996 December 1, 2006
7 Pan Troglodytes: An In-depth Analysis VHS release June 11, 1996 December 8, 2006
8 The Great Canadians VHS release June 12, 1996 December 15, 2006
9 Rain Forests: Under the Canopy VHS release June 13, 1996 December 22, 2006
10 Creatures of the Night VHS release June 14, 1996 December 29, 2006
11 Elephants 1: Educating Emily VHS release June 17, 1996 January 5, 2007
12 Elephants 2: Wild Elephants Can't Drag Me Away VHS release June 18, 1996 January 12, 2007
13 Weird Creatures VHS release June 19, 1996 January 19, 2007
14 Planet of the Dolphins VHS release June 20, 1996 January 26, 2007
15 The Great Bear Show VHS release June 21, 1996 February 2, 2007
16 Mgobo of Baboon Mountain VHS release June 24, 1996 February 9, 2007
17 The How Show VHS release June 25, 1996 February 16, 2007
18 Kickboxing Kangaroos VHS release June 26, 1996 February 23, 2007
19 The Giant Bug Invasion VHS release June 27, 1996 March 2, 2007
20 Heavyweights of Africa VHS release June 28, 1996 March 9, 2007
21 The Redcoats Are Coming VHS release July 1, 1996 March 16, 2007
22 The Cow Show VHS release July 2, 1996 March 23, 2007
23 Maximum Cheetah Velocity VHS release July 3, 1996 March 30, 2007
24 Wild Ponies VHS release July 4, 1996 April 6, 2007
25 Who's Who? VHS release July 5, 1996 April 13, 2007
26 Arribada 1: Sea Turtle Invasion VHS release July 8, 1996 April 20, 2007
27 Arribada 2: Running the Gauntlet VHS release July 9, 1996 April 27, 2007
28 Around Australia in Eight Days VHS release July 10, 1996 May 4, 2007
29 Hyenas Are Cool VHS release July 11, 1996 May 11, 2007
30 Mungu's Revenge VHS release July 12, 1996 May 18, 2007
31 Creature Rescue VHS release July 15, 1996 May 25, 2007
32 Lion, King of the Beasts? VHS release July 16, 1996 June 1, 2007
33 Marshmania VHS release July 17, 1996 June 8, 2007
34 Why? VHS release July 18, 1996 June 15, 2007
35 Koalas and Wombats: The Untold Story VHS release July 19, 1996 June 22, 2007
36 Backyard Bandits VHS release July 22, 1996 June 29, 2007
37 Hanging with the Monkeys VHS release July 23, 1996 July 6, 2007
38 The Best of the Best VHS release July 24, 1996 July 13, 2007
39 Polyp Power VHS release July 25, 1996 July 20, 2007
40 Wings! VHS release July 26, 1996 July 27, 2007
41 Phantom Wolves VHS release July 29, 1996 August 3, 2007
42 Australia: Land of Mystery and Intrigue VHS release July 30, 1996 August 10, 2007
43 Leopard: Prince of Stealth VHS release July 31, 1996 August 17, 2007
44 When? VHS release August 1, 1996 August 24, 2007
45 Parched and Thirsty in the Outback VHS release August 2, 1996 August 31, 2007
46 Gatorglades VHS release August 5, 1996 September 7, 2007
47 Spots and Stripes Forever VHS release August 6, 1996 September 14, 2007
48 Three Cool Cats VHS release August 7, 1996 September 21, 2007
49 Where? VHS release August 8, 1996 September 28, 2007
50 Around Africa in Eight Hours VHS release August 9, 1996 October 5, 2007

VHS releases[edit]

  • In Search of the Tasmanian Tiger / Mungu's Revenge
  • Ultimate Animals / Big Five, Little Five
  • The Great Defenders / Spots and Stripes
  • Kickboxing Kangaroos / Koalas or Wombats
  • Wild Ponies / Phantom Wolves
  • Leopard: Prince of Stealth / Creatures of the Night
  • When? / The How Show
  • Hyenas are Cool / Three Cool Cats
  • Hanging with the Monkeys / Lion, King of Beasts
  • Heavyweights of Africa / Wings
  • Heavyweights of Africa / Around Africa in Eight Hours
  • Gator Glades / Sharks
  • Rainforests: Under the Canopy / Parched and Thirsty in the Outback
  • Behind the Scenes

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