Packages from Planet X

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Packages from Planet X
Created byJeff Harter
Directed byRob Boutiller
James Wootton
Jim Miller
Voices of
Composer(s)William Kevin Anderson
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26 (52 shorts) (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Chris Bartleman
Lori Lozinski
Running time22 minutes (11 minutes per short)
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Original releaseJuly 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) – February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)

Packages from Planet X is an AmericanCanadian animated television series produced by American Greetings and DHX Studios Vancouver[1] that premiered on Disney XD on July 13, 2013. Canada's Teletoon and Télétoon aired it on January 16, 2014 as part of their "Can't Miss Thursday" lineup.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Daniel Aloysius "Dan" Zembrosky (Vincent Tong) is the sixteen-year-old protagonist who typically hangs out with his best friends Amanda and Troll. Since he started receiving packages, Dan has taken on a slight hero role. There have been multiple occasions where he uses them to his advantage in the group's everyday lives, but he still always comes through.
  • Amanda Highborn (Britt Irvin) is the genius of the group due to her uncle Rory leaving her a journal telling her about the packages and what do they do. Her uncle's disappearance has made Amanda suspicious about everyone in Iron Bay being aliens and made her determined to find Rory. It was revealed in "A Night at West Iron High" that Amanda was afraid of dolls. It's well known that her mother is obsessed with shoes and tries to make her a pageant girl. She was responsible for CuRT being damaged and feels guilty for whenever he makes a mistake.
  • Troll Moko (Ty Olsson) is Dan's best friend and his right-hand man. Like Dan, Troll usually acts first and asks questions later when it comes to packages. He respects all nature and animals, except racoons (due to one of his ancestors being a raccoon hunter). It's been shown on rare occasions that Troll is a great cook and that he's freakishly strong.
  • Corvis Copernicus/Leepthor (Brian Drummond) is the series' antagonist who constantly tries to take the packages back from Dan, cocoon everyone in Iron Bay and take over Earth in the name of Planet X. When he first came to the planet, Leepthor took over Copernicus' body and used him as a cover so he won't be exposed. It was once hinted that Leepthor was Rory's rival. He was temporarily sent back to Planet X in the season one finale, but was placed back on the Earth mission.
  • Calimary (Tabitha St. Germain) is a mutated squibbon (a monkey with giant squid arms attached to her back) who is Copernicus' sidekick and his first mutant creation. Despite her cravings for banana fish and her slight stupidity, Copernicus considers her his closest friend. Calimary temporarily teamed up with Troll in "Mission to Planet X" and considered joining Dan's group, but Troll, seeing Copernicus needed her more than them, let Calimary return to serving her master.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • CuRT is a robot assistant, the keeper of the group's packages at the abandoned observatory and the 1st package Dan ever received. He has a huge dent on his head, which results in him speaking in riddles. In "CuRT meets BuRT", it's revealed that Amanda was responsible for CuRT's damage as she kicked him in the head.
  • Duane Zembrovski (Colin Murdock) is Dan's father and the owner of the family's bait shop in the docks. He knows his son would rather hang out with his friends than work in the shop or do something Dan knows is humiliating, and as a result constantly guilt trips him. In "Mission to Planet X", Duane was taken over by an alien stronger than Copernicus and nearly cocooned the whole town but was stopped by Troll, CuRT and Calimary.
  • Mrs. Zembrovski (Nicole Oliver) is Dan's mother. She runs a daycare class at her house.
  • Terrance Buckshot (Kyle Rideout) is West Iron High's bully who tends to mess with Dan. This usually results in Dan using the package he recently received to one up him. Although Terrance usually comes out on top, he always gets his comeuppance.
  • Mr. Dooley (Michael Daingerfield) is the science teacher to West Iron High who resembles the typical strict teacher. He tend to fail Dan either because he goofs off or just for the fun of it. The group once suspected him of working with Copernicus, but was later revealed to be hiring him as the new janitor.
  • Overlord () is the main official of Planet X's leaders and one of three aliens who constantly check on Copernicus's progress. He find him incompetent but is continuously fooled by Dan into thinking Copernicus has taken over earth.
  • Rory () is Amanda's uncle who disappeared leaving his journal behind for his niece to find but in reality, he was taken prisoner on Planet X and escaped Overlord's prison. He was constantly mentioned by Amanda throughout the first season until he appeared in "Mission to Planet X: Part 1" wearing glasses and a cloak. In Part 2, he bumped into Amanda and disappeared. It was later revealed that he slipped a note in his journal telling his niece he was alive and collecting intel on Planet X. He also gave her plans for a new interceptor so Dan could start receiving packages again.
  • Mrs. Highborn () is Amanda's mother. She's been trying to get Amanda to do girly things like wanting her to dress all pretty, wants her to hang out with female friends, and giving her dolls to play with that cause Amanda to fear dolls. When Amanda learns there's an alien in the beauty pageant and Amanda needs to get in, she calls her mom and Amanda's mom zips right to her all happy that Amanda is doing some girl activity.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Moko () are Troll's parents. They run a fishing market and catch fish in the ocean. They appear to be good friends with Dan's father seeing how he runs a bait shop and they come to buy some bait for fishing.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date (Teletoon)[2] U.S. air date[3] U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1"Feast Beast"Rob BoutilierThomas KrajewskiMarch 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)July 13, 2013N/A
Dan is getting ready for the Harbor Feast using Troll’s recipe for spicy lava balls. But when he uses an alien mixer package, what comes out is a food monster that terrorizes the town.
2"Brain Briefs"Josh Mepham, James WoottonKevin CampbellMarch 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)July 13, 2013N/A
When Amanda beats him at blindfold dodge ball, Dan decides to get his revenge by putting on a pair of alien underpants that turns him into a genius.
3"Monkey Business"Josh Mepham, James WoottonJoel Bergen, Alex MunizApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)July 20, 2013N/A
Dan receives a package that makes it possible for animals to talk.
4"Astro-Blasters"Rob BoutilierKim DuranApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)July 20, 2013N/A
Dan uses an alien telescope to move around the planets and accidentally causes a comet to race toward Earth.
5"Sticker Shock"Rob BoutilierDavid IhlenfeldApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)July 22, 20130.33[4]
Dan cheats in soccer tryouts by using an alien sticker package to swap Terrance's legs for his own.
6"Somewhere-Elser"Josh Mepham, James WoottonJason JordanApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)July 27, 2013N/A
Dan uses a somewhere elser to poof things somewhere else
7"Squid Pro Quo"Josh Mepham, James WoottonKim DuranFebruary 20, 2014 (2014-02-20)July 27, 2013N/A
A shrink bomb package shrinks a legendary lake squid, and Dan tries to hide it from the press.
8"One for the Ages"Rob BoutilierMichael Rubiner, Bob MittenthalFebruary 20, 2014 (2014-02-20)August 3, 2013N/A
Dan and Troll use an age-adjusting package to reap the benefits of being older.
9"Copy Cat"Josh Mepham, James WoottonEric TrueheartJanuary 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)August 3, 2013N/A
Dan clones himself with a mysterious device which turns into a big problem when the whole town becomes populated by a bunch of Dan duplicates.
10"Mask and Ye Shall Receive"Josh Mepham, James WoottonThomas KrajewskiJanuary 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)August 5, 20130.56[5]
Dan dons an alien face-replicating mask to sneak into Copernicus' lair to recover Amanda's journal that Calimary snatched.
11"Crash Course"Rob BoutilierStory by : Evan Gore & Heather Lombard
Teleplay by : Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton
January 30, 2014 (2014-01-30)August 10, 2013N/A
Copernicus gets his hands on a large pair of alien mechanical fists
12"A Night at West Iron High"Rob BoutilierJonathan HowardJanuary 30, 2014 (2014-01-30)August 10, 2013N/A
Dan makes small action figures of his classmates with the use of an alien photo camera, but they unexpectedly come alive.
13"CuRT Meets BuRT"Josh Mepham, James WoottonVito ViscomiMarch 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)August 12, 2013N/A
A new and improved robot assistant arrives.
14"Mind Licorice"Rob BoutilierDevin Bunje, Nick StantonMarch 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)August 17, 2013N/A
Dan attempts to use alien licorice to switch minds with Amanda to pass a test, but accidentally swaps minds with a raccoon.
15"The Iron Crown Affair"Josh Mepham, James WoottonDevin Bunje, Nick StantonFebruary 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)August 17, 2013N/A
Dan has a pair of sunglasses that unmask aliens.
16"Sunset Towers"Josh Mepham, James WoottonStory by : Neil Alsip
Teleplay by : Dan Smith
February 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)August 19, 20130.20[6]
The gang sneak into an old-folks home with a ruberizer raygun package, thinking one of their residents is an alien.
17"Brain Freeze"Josh Mepham, James WoottonJohn CraneFebruary 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)August 24, 2013N/A
Dan gets an alien snow-cone machine that freezes anyone who eats the snow cones.
18"Party Out of Bounds"Rob BoutilierMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalFebruary 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)August 24, 2013N/A
Dan receives a giant alien speaker package in order to create his own party, but unfortunately when Dan activates the alien speaker it started to cocooning everyone(Including Amanda) in town. It's up to Dan and Troll to stop the alien speaker before copernicus succeed in collecting all the cocooned people
19"Spring Loaded"Josh Mepham, James WoottonDale SchottApril 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)September 14, 20130.30[7]
Dan discovers his new high-bouncing alien pogo stick is really an alien seed planter that grows beautiful, but deadly trees.
20"Bad Hair Day"Rob BoutilierDale SchottApril 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)September 21, 20130.34[8]
Dan tries to blow the biggest gum bubble in order to boost his popularity at school but ends up going too far and gets gum stuck in everyone's hair.
21"Tummy Trouble"Rob BoutilierMichael Rubiner, Bob MittenthalApril 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)September 28, 20130.38[9]
Dan uses a sickness pill package to try to get out of school.
22"Troll's BFF"Rob BoutilierStory by : Jonathan Howard
Teleplay by : Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton
April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)October 5, 20130.34[10]
Troll befriends a panda bear doll package that turns into a traitor after Copernicus interferes.
23"Truth or Scare"Rob BoutilierStory by : J.D. Smith
Teleplay by : Rick Williams & Jenna McGrath
February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)October 12, 20130.34[11]
A Halloween "truth or dare" challenge finds our trio sneaking into Copernicus' house, but they wish they hadn't when Troll is turned into an alien.
24"Working For Peanuts"James WoottonMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalFebruary 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)October 12, 20130.34[11]
Dan gets an alien figurine that the trio believe to be a doomsday device, but they also have to contend with the cocooning packing peanuts.
25"Birthday Bounty"Josh Mepham, James WoottonEd ValentineFebruary 13, 2014 (2014-02-13)October 19, 20130.29[12]
Dan's birthday gift to Amanda turns out to be a homing device for an alien assassin.
26"Bubble Trouble"Rob BoutilierJason JordanFebruary 13, 2014 (2014-02-13)October 19, 20130.29[12]
Dan's babysitting duties go haywire when an alien bubble making package he's using to amuse the kids causes them to float away towards an evil energy cloud.
27"Shadow Boxers"Rob BoutilierJohn CraneOctober 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)October 26, 20130.36[13]
A flashlight brings shadows to life that then attack everything.
28"For Whom the Bell Trolls"James WoottonRick Williams, Jenna McGrathOctober 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)October 26, 20130.36[13]
An alien watch begins counting down Troll's one-way trip to Planet X.
29-30"Return to Sender"Rob Boutilier,
Josh Mepham, & James Wootton
Devin Bunje & Nick StantonNovember 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)November 2, 20130.43[14]
A two-part episode, the first part of the episode focuses on how Dan first started receiving the packages. Apparently, he placed his hand on a device called "The Interceptor". After this gets broken, the packages start going to Copernicus instead. In part 2, the gang has to stop Copernicus and his devices that are a combination of packages. We also learn of a meteor of Zibronium buried somewhere in the city, that powers all the alien devices.
31"Dream On"Rob BoutilierDale SchottDecember 11, 2014 (2014-12-11)November 4, 20130.33[15]
Dan receives a dreamcatcher-like package that gives him the ability to enter people’s dreams and “prank them.” Using this, he turns Amanda into an aggressive video game player, Troll into a ballerina, and Copernicus into a showtune-singing kitty lover.
32"Off Road Rage"James WoottonStory by : J.D. Smith
Teleplay by : Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton
December 11, 2014 (2014-12-11)November 9, 20130.38[15]
Dan tries to use a vehicle modifying package to help Troll win a fishing contest, but Copernicus also enters to get his hands on Dan's latest package.
33"Fitness Crazed"Rob BoutilierStory by : Russell Marcus
Teleplay by : John Crane
November 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)November 9, 20130.38[15]
An alien weightlifter belt pumps up Dan and everyone in town except Troll.
34"Christmas Evil"Rob BoutilierDale SchottNovember 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)December 4, 20130.56[16]
Dan delivers seemingly harmless alien toys to every house in Iron Bay on Christmas Eve, but soon discovers that the toys end up hypnotizing everyone.
35"True North Strong & Freezing"James WoottonVito ViscomiNovember 27, 2014 (2014-11-27)December 4, 20130.56[16]
Dan attempts to use an alien Fridge Magnet to freeze Copernicus, but his plan backfires when the magnet threatens to turn Iron Bay into the new North Pole.
36"Big Dan on Campus"Rob BoutilierRick Williams, Jenna McGrathNovember 27, 2014 (2014-11-27)February 10, 20140.19[17]
Dan's wish to be the "big man on campus" comes true after a pair of alien bracelets give him increased strength, size, and way too much body hair.
37"Dan and the Volcano"James WoottonRussell MarcusDecember 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)February 10, 20140.19[17]
When Dan gets an alien stopwatch that makes people immobile, he uses it on his parents only to have Copernicus gather them up for cocooning.
38"Dan Phone"Rob BoutilierMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalDecember 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)February 12, 20140.18[17]
Dan gets an alien device that turns his head into a human cell phone, and he mistakenly calls Copernicus' overlords on Planet X.
39"Dooley Noted"James WoottonStory by : J.D. Smith
Teleplay by : Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton
January 8, 2015 (2015-01-08)February 12, 20140.18[17]
Convinced that Mr. Dooley is an alien in league with Copernicus, Dan, Troll and Amanda try to get a reaction out of him by pushing his buttons, only to end up in detention with real aliens.
40"Dan TV"James WoottonMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalJanuary 8, 2015 (2015-01-08)February 13, 20140.12[17]
Dan receives a hovering alien TV camera that broadcasts his stunts to every screen in town, but soon learns that he can't stop entertaining, because for every person who turns off his show, the camera shocks him.
41"Last Dan Standing"Rob BoutilierJenna McGrath, Rick WilliamsJanuary 15, 2015 (2015-01-15)February 13, 20140.12[17]
After wrecking the mayor's boat, Dan challenges him to a dodgeball game to save Troll's dad's business, using an alien track suit that makes Dan un-hittable to anything.
42"The Dan Who Would Be King"Rob BoutilierJenna McGrath, Rick WilliamsJanuary 15, 2015 (2015-01-15)February 14, 20140.27[17]
Dan fails to get on the student council, but an alien throne package makes him king of a hybrid mutant army that Copernicus had made ages ago.
43"The Game"James WoottonMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalJanuary 22, 2015 (2015-01-22)February 14, 20140.27[17]
Dan plays an alien board game, and discovers that when he makes a move on the board, the same thing happens in real life, but with the nasty side effect of growing the player's hands with each use.
44"Squirrely Dan"James WoottonMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalJanuary 22, 2015 (2015-01-22)February 18, 20140.14[18]
Dan's latest package gives him a super suit that harnesses nature, giving him the powers of a squirrel, inspiring him to become a hero known as Super Squirrel.
45"Do Over Dan"Rob BoutilierJenna McGrath, Rick WilliamsFebruary 5, 2015 (2015-02-05)February 19, 20140.08[18]
Dan receives the Death-Defier, a package with the ability to do over death's like a video game character, which he'll need to stop Copernicus' latest plan to cocoon the town.
46"What Goes Down, Must Come Up"James WoottonMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalFebruary 5, 2015 (2015-02-05)February 19, 20140.08[18]
Dan receives an alien blimp that can control the weather, causing it to trap Troll in the air and reverse rain on the town, freeing all the aliens that Copernicus had stuffed into humans.
47"Bug Spray"James WoottonMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalFebruary 12, 2015 (2015-02-12)February 20, 20140.10[18]
Thinking a new package is a bug repellent, Dan and Amanda are turned into human sized bugs and get stuck to flypaper on the lighthouse after being attracted to its light.
48"Aqua Dan"Rob BoutilierStory by : J.D. Smith
Teleplay by : Dale Schott
February 12, 2015 (2015-02-12)February 20, 20140.10[18]
To get out of a costume contest with his dad, Dan puts on an alien neck brace package, only to learn that the package gives him gills and the ability to talk to fish.
49"The Song of the Mermoo"Rob BoutilierNeil AlsipFebruary 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)February 21, 20140.09[18]
Dan uses the Re-Animator package to bring a mythical creature called the Mermoo back to life, only to be swallowed by it, along with Amanda and Troll.
50"Dr. Strangegloves"James WoottonRick Williams, Jenna McGrathFebruary 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)February 21, 20140.09[18]
Amanda's uncle's friends come to visit, only to be used by Copernicus as part of a plot to fix a cocooning bomb, but he soon ditches them when he discovers Dan's newest package, the Healer Feelers, which can fix any machine.
51-52"Mission to Planet X"James Wootton & Rob BoutilierMichael Rubiner & Bob MittenthalFebruary 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)[19]February 24, 20140.05[20]
A two-part episode, Dan uses a new package, a physiology scanner, to send a fake medical report on Copernicus to his superiors, and gets him sent back to Planet X, but his replacement is much more competent and quickly takes over Dan's dad's body, so Dan and Amanda travel to Planet X to try to get Copernicus back, while Troll tries to stop the new alien from cocooning the town.
Note: This is a series finale of two-part episode

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