Miles from Tomorrowland

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Miles From Tomorrowland
Miles from Tomorrowland logo.png
Also known as
  • Miles From Tomorrow (UK)[1]
  • Mission Force One (season 3)
GenreAdventure
Science fiction
Created bySascha Paladino
Directed byPaul Demeyer[2]
Presented byDisney Junior
StarringCullen McCarthy (season 1)
Justin Felbinger (season 2)
Fiona Bishop
Olivia Munn
Tom Kenny
Dee Bradley Baker
Opening theme"Way Out"[3]
Written and Performed by Beau Black[4]
Composer(s)Frederik Wiedmann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes75 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sascha Paladino
Editor(s)Nicole Dubuc & Greg Johnson (story)
Running time11 minutes[5]
Production company(s)Disney Junior[6]
DQ Entertainment[2]
Wild Canary Animation[2]
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network
Original releaseFebruary 6, 2015 – September 10, 2018
External links
Official website

Miles From Tomorrowland (titled Miles From Tomorrow in the UK) is a CGI animated Disney Junior series. The series aired as shorts from January 19 to 23 before officially premiering on February 6, 2015.[7] This series is named after Tomorrowland in the Disney theme parks. For the series' third season, which debuted on October 16, 2017 on the Disney Channel, it was renamed Mission Force One.[8]

On August 20, 2018, Disney Junior announced that it canceled Miles from Tomorrowland, also known as Mission Force One, after three seasons due to low ratings[not in citation given] and would not renew it for a fourth season. The series finale aired on September 10, 2018.[9]

Plot[edit]

Miles from Tomorrowland is an animated space adventure series set in the year of 2501. It centers on the Callisto family who live on a spaceship called the Stellosphere and work for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA).[10][11]

Set in outer space, the series follows the adventures of the Callisto family – Miles, his sister Loretta and their scientist parents Phoebe and Leo, who work for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA) on a mission to connect the universe. Each episode consists of two 11-minute stories as Miles and his family explore extraterrestrial planets.[citation needed]

In Season 3, Miles is now leading a team called Mission Force One, which consists of his sister, Loretta, and their friends, Haruna, Blodger and Mirandos as they continue their mission to Connect and Protect the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA), while also dealing with a new threat: the Nemesystems.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
130February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)
224June 20, 2016 (2016-06-20)August 26, 2017 (2017-08-26)
321October 16, 2017 (2017-10-16)September 10, 2018 (2018-09-10)[12]

Characters[edit]

The show's voice director is Lisa Schaeffer.

Main[edit]

Callisto family:

  • Miles Callisto (voiced by Cullen McCarthy in season 1 and Justin Felbinger in seasons 2 & 3) – An enthusiastic and curious boy with a somewhat reckless inventive streak whom the series is named after. His catch phrases include "Blastastic!," "Superstellar!," "Galactic!," "Aww, craters!," and "Let's rocket!"[13] He is also the captain of the newly established Mission Force One.
  • Loretta Callisto (voiced by Fiona Bishop) – Miles's big sister and the brainier of the two children. She is a technology whiz. She also likes to read directions and follow the rules.[13] She is nicknamed "Starshine" by her mom[14][15] and dad.[16] She is also the Mission Force One's mission specialist.
  • Madame Phoebe Callisto (née Liang[17]; voiced by Olivia Munn) – Loretta and Miles's scientist mother[13] and the ship's captain. She is an ambitious and accomplished woman who excels in her career and challenges her family to do their best.
  • Leo Callisto (voiced by Tom Kenny) – Loretta and Miles's scientist father[13] and the ship's engineer and Stellar Mechanic.[18] He is also a pilot and the inventor of the family. Leo demonstrates a relaxed attitude which leads him to problem-solve in innovative ways.

Callisto companions:

  • Stella (voiced by Grey Griffin) – The computer voice at the ship Stellosphere.
  • M.E.R.C. (Mechanical Emotionally Responsive Creature; voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) – The family's pet robo-ostrich who is never far from Miles's side.[13]

Watson and Crick:

  • Admiral Watson (voiced by Danny Jacobs) – One head of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.[19]
  • Admiral Crick (voiced by Diedrich Bader) – One head of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

Recurring[edit]

  • Captain Joe (voiced by Adrian Grenier) – An intergalactic crime fighter, Leo's brother, and Miles and Loretta's uncle. He also owns a robot dog, Cap9, who seems related to Scooby-doo.[20]
  • Grandpa Vincent (voiced by Jonathan Frakes) – Leo's father and retired captain of the TTA ship Explorer
  • Gadfly Garnett (voiced by Mark Hamill) – An alien outlaw obsessed with owning the latest technology. Usually he will say "I am Gadfly Garnet, the greatest galactic outlaw ever to..."
  • Spectryx (voiced by George Takei) – An alien from planet Parallax who can only see in infrared.
  • Professor Randii Rubicon (voiced by Bill Nye) – A scientist who mostly Neptune and the Builders.[clarification needed] He gave the Cosmic Explorers and Loretta a tour of the Trident Research Station in Neptune.
  • Commander S'leet (voiced by Wil Wheaton)
  • Lysander Floovox (voiced by Alton Brown)
  • Auntie Frida (voiced by Brenda Song) – Phoebe's sister. She can do a 1-arm handstand on Mars and paints while doing so.[21]
  • Mr. Avon Xylon (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)[22] – An alien mailman. Baker also portrays Lieutenant Luminex, Captain Joe's second in command.
  • The Game Master (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg) – A play creative tech genius.
  • Dr. Consilium (voiced by LeVar Burton ) – A Galactic School teacher.
  • Dr. Zephyr Skye (a.k.a Dr. Z.; voiced by Ginger Zee) – Tomorrowland's leading meteorologist.
  • Haruna Kitumba (voiced by Isaac Ryan Brown) – Miles's best friend & neighbor prior to Miles' departure to space who serves as a navigator of the Mission Force One.
  • Pipp Wimpley (voiced by Ethan Wacker) – A young alien from Atlantix.
  • Mirandos (voiced by Ivy Bishop) – A young intelligent Ariellian from the planet Tempestoro who serves as an engineer of the Mission Force One.
  • Dashiell Scamp (voiced by Diedrich Bader) – An alien that "trades" for robots
  • Zeno (voiced by Manny Montana) – The computer voice of starship Zenith.
  • Commander Nemex (voiced by Elan Garfias) – The commander of the Nemesystems. He is later revealed to be Silas, a TTA Cadet who is rejected from Mission Force One.

Blopp family

  • Captain Bobble Blopp[23] (voiced by Danny Jacobs)
  • Blippy Blopp (voiced by Tom Kenny)
  • Blodger Blopp (voiced by Sam Lavagnino) – The son of Bobble and Blippy, Miles's friend from planet Blobsberg who serves as a ship operator of the Mission Force One.

Dethalians

  • Queen Gemma (voiced by Grey Griffin) – The queen of the Dethalians. Ever since Gadfly tried to steal her technology, she doesn't trust anyone who trespasses into her territory uninvited. However, in some episodes, she becomes a reluctant ally and shows a kinder side. She loves her son Rygan and is very protective of him.
  • Prince Rygan (voiced by Rio Mangini) – Queen Gemma's son. Rygan made friends with Miles and helped him and his family escape after Queen Gemma arrested them for entering her kingdom without permission. In Scavengers of Mars, he becomes a Cosmic Explorer and joins the scavenger hunt.

Production[edit]

Kanter said "We hope this series will influence a child's interest in science and technology by introducing them at an early age to the exciting world of space exploration, how things work and what lies beyond the here and now."[13] A total of 24 episodes, each consisting of two 11-minute stories, were ordered for the series' first season.[2]

On April 28, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 20, 2016.[24] On September 1, 2017, it was renewed for a third season, but the series was renamed Mission Force One.[8]

"Miles from Tomorrowland" is made by using Autodesk Maya. The characters are modeled with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects and are imported into Maya.[25] And finally, the episodes are created with Adobe Premiere. [26]

Broadcast[edit]

Miles from Tomorrowland premiered on Disney Junior in Canada on February 21.[27] In Australia and New Zealand, Disney Junior premiered the series on April 18.[28] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the show premiered on Disney Junior on May 11 as Miles from Tomorrow.[29] In Asia, it premiered on Disney Junior on August 17. In India, it premiered on Disney Junior on February 6, 2016.

Home media[edit]

Home media is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

DVD releases
Title Release Date Episodes Additional Features
Miles from Tomorrowland: Let's Rocket! August 11, 2015
  • "Runaway Shuttle" / "Surfin' the Whirlpool" (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • "Ocean in Motion" / "Explorer Exchange" (Season 1, Episode 3)
  • "Game On" / "How I Saved My Summer Vacation" (Season 1, Episode 4)
  • "Who Stole the Stellosphere?" / "Rock N' Roll" (Season 1, Episode 6)
  • "To the Goldilocks Zone" / "Hiccup in the Plan" (Season 1, Episode 9)
Clip-On Blastboard Flashlight

Reception[edit]

The series was watched by more than 2.5 million viewers in the United Kingdom and 10% of British kids aged 4 to 7 watched it in the first week alone, making it the UK's highest rated pay TV kids channel. It was the highest rated show on Disney Junior for May 2015. Across the EMEA region, it received 8.7 million viewers, including 2.6 million young kids and 1.1 million boys.[30]

Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times called it "enjoyable." He went on to say, "This family is a foursome plus pet, but if The Jetsons was some kind of inspiration for it, everyone has received an upgrade... Yes, it's a bit creepy to think of two children being raised in the claustrophobic confines of a four-person spaceship, home schooling taken to an extreme. But the show is fast-moving enough to keep young viewers interested... and it's not shy about putting Miles and Loretta in gently life-threatening predicaments. Parents, meanwhile, might get a kick out of guessing who is providing the voices of some recurring characters."[10]

Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said "'Miles from Tomorrowland' has some real science facts threaded through it- there's mention of Jupiter's moon lo in an early episode- but given how these factoids sit side-by-side with the science fiction gadgets and spaceships, its unclear what positive educational impact their inclusion will have." He also noted that "the show's family role modeling is commendable."[31]

Since airing, Miles from Tomorrowland has achieved ratings success for Disney. According to a press release[32] by Disney–ABC Television Group using data from Nielsen, across Q3 of 2015 (6/29 through 9/27), Miles from Tomorrowland was the fourth highest-rated series across preschooler-dedicated TV networks in the USA with 653,000 total viewers ages 2+ who watched the show on Disney Junior. This ranking was surpassed only by PJ Masks (767,000), Sofia the First (667,000), and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (666,000), all Disney Junior shows as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miles From Tomorrow". Disney Junior. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Zahed, Ramin (November 22, 2013). "DQ, Wild Canary Partner on 'Miles From Tomorrowland'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Get Up! Jump Up! Walt Disney Records' DJ Shuffle 2 Available February 10th". PR Newswire. February 6, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Miles from Tomorrowland Fact Sheet". Disney Junior Medianet. Archived from the original on February 6, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "FIRST LOOK: 'Miles from Tomorrowland' from Disney Junior". Stitch Kingdom. December 1, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-12-09. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "Wild Canary and DQ Entertainment PLC Agree to Produce Miles from Tomorrowland for Disney". Reuters. November 21, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 5, 2015). "'Miles From Tomorrowland' to Premiere Friday, February 6 on Disney Channel". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Miles From Tomorrowland Season 3 will have a new... - Disney TV Animation News". Disney TV Animation News. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  9. ^ @NickandMore (August 20, 2018). "2 preschool series finales of note: "Sofia the First: Forever Royal" 90-minute finale airs Sept. 8 at 11am on the Disney Junior channel (and Sept. 10 on Disney Channel). "Mission Force One" (originally "Miles from Tomorrowland") airs Sept. 10 at 5pm on the Disney Junior channel" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ a b "A Family on a Mission, Zipping Through Space". New York Times. February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  11. ^ Owen, Rob (February 20, 2015). "TV Q & A: 'Two and a Half Men' finale, 'Cake Boss' and a former Pittsburgh TV news personality on 'Better Call Saul'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  12. ^ Disney TVA on Twitter. Twitter. 2018-08-23
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Miles From Tomorrowland". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  14. ^ Callisto, Phoebe. "Journey to the Frozen Planet". Miles from Tomorrowland. Don't worry, starshine! We'll save you
  15. ^ Callisto, Phoebe. "Attack of the Flickorax". Miles from Tomorrowland. Watch your back starshine.
  16. ^ Callisto, Leo. "Space Mission: Mars (Miles vs Volcano)". Miles from Tomorrowland. 7 minutes in. Don't worry Starshine, mom and Moles will find your aunt Frida in time.
  17. ^ Callisto, Miles. "Happy Captain's Day". Miles from Tomorrowland. 2 minutes in. What's the Liang Comet? And why does it have grandma and grandpa's last name?
    Callisto, Leo. "Happy Captain's Day". Miles from Tomorrowland. 3 minutes in. Your mom's great great great great not-sure-how-many greats grandfather first discovered it 536 years ago.
    Callisto, Phoebe. "Happy Captain's Day". Miles from Tomorrowland. 4 minutes in. That's why it's called Liang, after my family name.
  18. ^ "Downsized". Miles from Tomorrowland. Leo, you are the nearest Stellar Mechanic, can you help us? (closed captions capitalize)
  19. ^ http://tv.twcc.com/person/danny-jacobs/210238
  20. ^ "Saving Lumaro". Miles from Tomorrowland.
  21. ^ "Space Mission: Mars Miles vs. the Volcano". Miles from Tomorrowland.
  22. ^ Xylon, Avon. "Downsized". Miles from Tomorrowland. Hello! You've reached Avon Xylon. Please leave a holo-message.
  23. ^ "Skyrise". Miles from Tomorrowland.
  24. ^ Petski, Denise (April 28, 2015). "'Miles From Tomorrowland' Renewed For Season 2 By Disney Junior". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  25. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  26. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  27. ^ "THE FUTURE IS BLASTASTIC! MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND PREMIERES FEBRUARY 21 ON DISNEY JUNIOR". DHX Media. Toronto. February 4, 2015. Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  28. ^ Higgins, D (March 30, 2015). "APRIL on FOXTEL: Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Wentworth, Deadline Gallipoli and 200+ other new shows". The Green Room. Foxtel. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  29. ^ Cath, Nicky (April 23, 2015). "Disney May Highlights". Baby World. Retrieved September 1, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  30. ^ "Miles From Tomorrow blasts off". Toys n Play Things. The Walt Disney Company EMEA. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  31. ^ "Disney Junior visits a new 'Tomorrowland'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  32. ^ "Disney Channel and 24-Hour Disney Junior channel Dominant in Total Day in 3Q15 in Target Demographics". Disney–ABC Television Group. Retrieved October 11, 2015.[permanent dead link]

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