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
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Production company(s) Paragon Entertainment Corporation
Release
Original network PBS (June 3, 1996-September 6, 1999)
PBS Kids (September 6, 1999-August 17, 2001)
Original release June 3 (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. The show ran for one season on PBS from June 3, 1996 to August 9, 1996, with 50 episodes produced in total. Reruns continued until August 17, 2001. Due to its popularity, the show inspired an unofficial spinoff, Zoboomafoo, also 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", is the Kratts' personal agent. 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 He claims to know many facts about animals but many of these facts are out of date since he "became extinct" millions of years ago.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
21 The Redcoats Are Coming July 1, 1996
22 The Cow Show July 2, 1996
23 Maximum Cheetah Velocity July 3, 1996
24 Wild Ponies July 4, 1996
25 Who's Who? July 5, 1996
26 Arribada 1: Sea Turtle Invasion July 8, 1996
27 Arribada 2: Running the Gauntlet July 9, 1996
28 Around Australia in Eight Days July 10, 1996
29 Hyenas Are Cool July 11, 1996
30 Mungu's Revenge July 12, 1996
31 Creature Rescue July 15, 1996
32 Lion, King of Beasts? July 16, 1996
33 Marsh Mania July 17, 1996
34 Why? July 18, 1996
35 Koalas and Wombats: The Untold Story July 19, 1996
36 Backyard Bandits July 22, 1996
37 Hanging with the Monkeys July 23, 1996
38 The Best of the Best July 24, 1996
39 Polyp Power July 25, 1996
40 Wings July 26, 1996
41 Phantom Wolves July 29, 1996
42 Australia: Land of Mystery and Intrigue July 30, 1996
43 Leopard: Prince of Stealth July 31, 1996
44 When? August 1, 1996
45 Parched and Thirsty in the Outback August 2, 1996
46 Gatorglades August 5, 1996
47 Spots and Stripes Forever August 6, 1996
48 Three Cool Cats August 7, 1996
49 Where? August 8, 1996
50 Around Africa in Eight Hours August 9, 1996

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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