Kratts' Creatures

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Kratts' Creatures
Genre Children's television series
Created by Martin Kratt
Chris Kratt
Leo Eaton
Presented by Chris Kratt
Martin Kratt
Starring Shannon Duff
Ron Rubin
Theme music composer Pure West
Country of origin United States and Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 50
Production
Executive producer(s) Jon Slan
Leo Eaton
Richard Borchiver
Producer(s) Wilson Coneybeare
Release
Original channel PBS
Original release June 3, 1996 (1996-06-03) – August 9, 1996 (1996-08-09)
Chronology
Followed by Zoboomafoo (1999-2001)
Related shows Wild Kratts (2011-present)

Kratts' Creatures is a half-hour children's television program on PBS Kids. The show was hosted by the Kratt Brothers, Chris and Martin. It also featured Shannon Duff as Allison Baldwin and Ron Rubin as the voice of an animated anthropomorphic dinosaur. The show introduced its viewers to the world of animals. 50 episodes were produced in total. The show ran for only one season on PBS from June 3, 1996 to August 9, 1996, and then, after cancellation, aired reruns until August 17, 2001. Due to its popularity, the show inspired an unofficial spinoff, Zoboomafoo, another show created by the Kratts, which premiered on January 25, 1999.

Cast[edit]

  • Kratt Brothers: Two creature adventurer brothers who explore the creature world.
    • Chris Kratt: The younger brother. In North America and Africa, Chris is usually the one wearing green while in Central America and Australia, he is usually the one wearing red.
    • Martin Kratt: The older brother. In North America, Africa and Australia, Martin is usually the one wearing blue while in Central America, he is usually the one wearing white.
  • Allison Baldwin (Shannon Duff): Usually known by her nickname "Al", she helps the Kratt Brothers with her computer, while at the same time learning some things about certain animals that she never heard before.
  • Ttark (voiced by Ron Rubin): A blue, dinosaur-like creature appearing on monitors throughout the creature club. His name is "Kratt" spelled backwards and his catchphrase is "Abso-tively", which is a mix of "absolutely" and "positively". He claims to know many facts about animals but many of these facts are out of date since he "went extinct" millions of years ago.
  • Ken the Hippo-Test Dummy: A crash-test dummy used for several experiments.

Segments[edit]

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

Featured animals[edit]

Invertebrates[edit]

Insects[edit]

Arachnids[edit]

Arthropods[edit]

Crustaceans[edit]

Others[edit]

Vertebrates[edit]

Fish[edit]

Amphibian[edit]

Reptile[edit]

Bird[edit]

Mammal[edit]

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
  1. "The Redcoats Are Coming" original air date 1 July 1996
  2. "The Cow Show" original air date 2 July 1996
  3. "Maximum Cheetah Velocity" original air date 3 July 1996
  4. "Wild Ponies" original air date 4 July 1996
  5. "Who's Who?"* original air date 5 July 1996
  6. "Arribada 1: Sea Turtle Invasion" original air date 8 July 1996
  7. "Arribada 2: Running the Gauntlet" original air date 9 July 1996
  8. "Around Australia in Eight Days" original air date 10 July 1996
  9. "Hyenas Are Cool" original air date 11 July 1996
  10. "Mungu's Revenge" original air date 12 July 1996
  11. "Creature Rescue" original air date 15 July 1996
  12. "Lion, King of Beasts?" original air date 16 July 1996
  13. "Marsh Mania" original air date 17 July 1996
  14. "Why?"* original air date 18 July 1996
  15. "Koalas or Wombats" original air date 19 July 1996
  16. "Backyard Bandits"* original air date 22 July 1996
  17. "Hanging with the Monkeys" original air date 23 July 1996
  18. "The Best of the Best" original air date 24 July 1996
  19. "Polyp Power" original air date 25 July 1996
  20. "Wings" original air date 26 July 1996
  21. "Phantom Wolves" original air date 29 July 1996
  22. "Australia: Land of Mystery and Intrigue" original air date 30 July 1996
  23. "Leopard: Prince of Stealth" original air date 31 July 1996
  24. "When?" original air date 1 August 1996
  25. "Parched and Thirsty in the Outback" original air date 2 August 1996
  26. "Gatorglades" original air date 5 August 1996
  27. "Spots and Stripes Forever" original air date 6 August 1996
  28. "Three Cool Cats" original air date 7 August 1996
  29. "Where?" original air date 8 August 1996
  30. "Around Africa in Eight Hours" original air date 9 August 1996

The * shows episodes in which Ttark did not appear.

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
  • Heaviweights of Africa / Wings
  • Heaviweights 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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