Gormiti (2008 TV series)

Gormiti (Italian: Gormiti, che miti or Gormiti - Il ritorno dei Signori della Natura) is an Italian-French animated series co-produced by Giochi Preziosi Group and Marathon Media, based on the Italian Gormiti toy line. It consisted of three seasons with 65 episodes. The first season, titled Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return!, aired on October 27, 2008. The second season, Gormiti: The Supreme Eclipse Era! aired on October 29, 2009, while the third season, Gormiti: The Neorganic Evolution, aired on October 30, 2010.

Gormiti
Gomiti tv logo.jpg
Also known asGormiti: The Lords of Nature Return! (season 1)
Gormiti: The Supreme Eclipse Era! (season 2)
Gormiti: The Neorganic Evolution (season 3)
GenreAction, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy-drama
Created byLeandro Consumi, Gianfranco Enrietto
Directed bySylvain Girault, Pascal Jardin
StarringPaolo De Santis
Massimo Di Benedetto
Federico Zanandrea
Patrizia Mottola
Marcella Silvestri
Graziano Galaforo
Paolo Sesana
Giorgio Bonino
Gianluca lacono
Stefano Albertini
Guido Rutta
Luca Bottale
Diego Sabre
Massimiliano Lotti
Claudio Moneta
Caterina Rochira
Renata Bertolas
Pietro Ubaldi
Lorenzo Scattorin
Oliviero Corbetta
Giorgio Melazzi
Antonio Paiola
Sergio Romano
Luca Ghignone
Claudio Ridolfo
Marco Balbi
Marco Balzarotti
Opening theme"Gormiti, che miti!"
Composer(s)Alessandra Valeri Manera
Giorgio Vanni
Noam Kaniel
Country of originItaly
France
Original language(s)Italian
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes65
Production
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Marathon Media
Giochi Preziosi
Release
Original networkItalia 1 (Italy, 2008–2010)
Boing (Italy, 2010)
Canal J (France, 2008-2010)
Original releaseOctober 27, 2008
Chronology
Related showsGormiti Nature Unleashed
Gormiti (2018 series)

It was broadcast for the first time on Italia 1 and Canal J from 27 October 2008. It started on October 5, 2009 on Cartoon Network in the United States, and on Nickelodeon in the United Kingdom.[1] The second season returned to the USA and Canada in Summer 2012.[citation needed]

The series got good ratings worldwide and positive reviews.[2] A new CGI series, titled Gormiti Nature Unleashed, began airing in Italy in 2012. A third series began airing in 2018.[3]

PlotEdit

The show follows two brothers, Nick and Toby, who discover that they have the power to transform into powerful creatures known as Gormitis. Their two friends Jessica and Lucas join the fight, and together they harness the power of the four elements. Now it's up to them to save their world, and many others, from destruction.[2]

CharactersEdit

Toby Tripp

Nick's older brother and somewhat lazy. The lead protagonist and a popular character, a boy with blond hair, fair skin, and blue eyes. He would rather 'go Gormiti' than stay as a Keeper in the Primal Pad. He can become the Lord of Water and can control water from rivers and seas and can breathe underwater. In Curse of the Crown it's discovered that Toby's fear is spiders and in Going Buggy he is forced to face his fear head on to save his friends, allowing him in the end to conquer his fear of spiders (although he still gets startled by them). He loves playing football and playing tricks on his friends. Favorite attack - 'Aqua Blast'. Voiced by: Sam Riegel

Nick Tripp

The co-protagonist of the series, a boy with brown hair, fair skin, brown eyes, wearing glasses and naturally is the nerd of the team. A counter to Toby, he is tidy by nature, worries about his studies and likes to observe proper manners and protocols on Earth and in Gorm. Can become disappointed when he can't be the Keeper in the Primal Pad (and guide his friends through the Gorm world), since he's the one who studies up on it the most. He is Toby's younger brother. Often at odds with Toby, differences are usually reconciled by the end of each episode. He is the Lord of the Earth, so he can control the rocks and stones. Favorite attack - 'Seismic Smash'. Voiced by: Brian Beacock

Lucas Wanson

A boy with brown hair, brown skin and green eyes that is a great lover of nature. He loves gardening school. He is the Lord of the Forest and can control the trees and plants. He has a disproportionate obsession with the environment and loves flowers, trees and birds. He is oblivious of Gina's feelings for him. Favorite attack - 'Jungle Attack'. Voiced by: Ogie Banks

Jessica Herleins

The only girl in the group. Also blonde, fair skinned, and blue-eyed. She is optimistic and never afraid to face the Gormiti. Toby gets her mad sometimes. Along with Gina, who is her best friend, she sometimes can show a strong interest in shopping - Saying for instance that "you can never have enough shoes". Physically, she can show sporty abilities even when she is not transformed, scoring higher than Toby in Judo for example. She is the Lord of the Air, so she can fly and control the winds. Although often engaged in fashion-related occurrences, she is always there for her friends and above all else when there are problems, does not hesitate to risk her life to save them. Favorite attack - 'Wind Attack'. Voiced by: Melissa Fahn (Season 1), Kate Higgins (Seasons 2-3)

Razzle

He is a small, sarcastic talking dinosaur/dragon who prefers to be called a terrible lizard that lives in the primal pad and acts as the kids' link between Earth and Gorm. When there is trouble in Gorm, he goes to find the kids and always risks being seen and/or startles the kids when he appears (and usually gets startled himself by their initial shock). He has a habit of running off when there is danger.

Paula Pickney

A girl who appeared in a few episodes in the first season (she also made a cameo on the first episode of the third season), she always tries to catch Toby, Lucas, Nick and Jessica. She thought they were aliens (actually it was a joke that the boys had spread to get rid of her). In episode 25 "Slip Rift I" (which has more importance) a giant whirlwind carries Paula to Gorm, and finds out that Toby, Lucas, Nick and Jessica were the Lords of Nature and Razzle is a talking lizard. Did test shots with her camera and then showed them to her brother Ike, but, unfortunately for her, the photos had been deleted by Razzle and in the end she was unable to catch them.

Ike Pickney

A classmate of Nick and Archaeology Club Component is always cracking jokes in bad taste and hates Toby for unknown reasons and usually tends to be his bodyguard. He is the older brother of Paula. He also appears only in the first season.

Gina Louren

She is the best friend of Jessica. Like Ike and Paula, she mostly appears in the first season. She is also obsessed with fashion, like Jessica and is always there when needed. She is in love with Lucas and has no problems showing it and is also the football team's mascot for the soccer team Toby and Nick are on.

EpisodesEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 26 27 October 2008 (October 5, 2009 in English) 30 December 2008 (November 9, 2009 in English)
2 26 TBA TBA
3 13 TBA TBA

Season 1Edit

Episode English debut Original air date
1. The Sulfur Stone October 5, 2009 27 October 2008
2. Lucas Goes Green October 6, 2009 29 October 2008
3. The Keeper Kept October 7, 2009 31 October 2008
4. Tidal Wave Goodbye October 8, 2009 3 November 2008
5. Curse of the Crown October 9, 2009 5 November 2008
6. Beastly October 12, 2009 7 November 2008
7. Outsiders October 13, 2009 10 November 2008
8. Black Salt Diamonds October 14, 2009 12 November 2008
9. Underwater Extinction October 15, 2009 14 November 2008
10. Root of Evil October 16, 2009 18 November 2008
11. Shock to the System October 19, 2009 20 November 2008
12. Sick Day October 20, 2009 25 November 2008
13. Tunnel Vision October 21, 2009 27 November 2008
14. Toad House Blues October 22, 2009 1 December 2008
15. Lords of Fate October 23, 2009 3 December 2008
16. Sting of Insecticus October 26, 2009 5 December 2008
17. Super Gormiti October 27, 2009 8 December 2008
18. Crops of Wrath October 28, 2009 10 December 2008
19. The Fog October 29, 2009 12 December 2008
20. The Harvest October 30, 2009 15 December 2008
21. Manners November 2, 2009 17 December 2008
22. Labyrinth of Chaos November 3, 2009 19 December 2008
23. The Supreme of Darkness November 4, 2009 22 December 2008
24. Dazed November 5, 2009 24 December 2008
25. Slip Rift: Part 1 November 6, 2009 26 December 2008
26. Slip Rift: Part 2 November 9, 2009 30 December 2008

Season 2Edit

Episode Original airdate
27.The Rot of Gorm TBA
28.Going Buggy TBA
29.The Crystal Curse TBA
30.The Forgotten Valley TBA
31.Refracting Rock TBA
32.Senseless TBA
33.The Ring of Eteernity TBA
34.Diamonds are an Evil Lord's Best Friend TBA
35.Diverted TBA
36.Exchange of Powers TBA
37.Battle from Within TBA
38.Hibernation TBA
39.Solitary Egg TBA
40.Grounded TBA
41.Crushed TBA
42.Wingless TBA
43.Forest Asunder TBA
44.Flight of the Snow Eagle TBA
45.The Pearl of the Deep TBA
46.Tripping Up TBA
47.Power of the North TBA
48.Power of the South TBA
49.Power of the West TBA
50.Power of the East TBA
51.Eternal Eclipse:Part 1 TBA
52.Eternal Eclipse:Part 2 TBA

Season 3Edit

Episode Original airdate
53.Rebith TBA
54.Dust in the Wind TBA
55.Forces of the Water TBA
56.Forest of Fire TBA
57.The Curse of the Winds TBA
58.Dark Water TBA
59.Lava Rocks TBA
60.Unseen Danger TBA
61.Underground Attack TBA
62.The Poisoned Forest TBA
63.Magor's Fog TBA
64.Metal Leaves TBA
65.The Passageway TBA

BroadcastEdit

It was broadcast for the first time on Italia 1 in Italy and Canal J in France from 27 October 2008. It started on October 5, 2009 on Cartoon Network in the United States, on Nickelodeon in the UK, and on Disney XD in Latin America in 2011. The second season returning to the USA and Canada in Summer 2012.

On January 3, 2011, Giochi Preziosi Group launched its animated series in Brazil, where the series is the number one show on TV Globinho. Gormiti has been well known among boys in Brazil, long before the television show appeared. There are already over 200 Gormiti licensed toys on the market in Brazil.[4]

DVDEdit

The first season was released on DVD by Clear Vision in March 2011,[5] with the 2nd season being released on the 18 February 2013.

Video On-DemandEdit

The first season of Gormiti is available for streaming via Toon Goggles On-Demand Entertainment for Kids.[6]

All three seasons can also be located on HULU.[7]

Video gameEdit

A Gormiti video game for the Nintendo DS and the Wii was developed by Climax Studios and released by Konami in August 2010 on Europe and September of the same year on North America.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gormiti, The Lords of Nature Return • ToonBarn". Toonbarn.com. 26 September 2009. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017. The toon will start up on Cartoon Network this October in the US, and also kick off in France on M6 and Canal J, RTL 2 in Germany, RTVE in Spain, and Nickelodeon in the UK
  2. ^ a b >"Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return!". TV.com. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  3. ^ I Gormiti al MipJunior e MipCom
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Gormiti arrives on Toon Goggles". C21media.net. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Hulu, Netflix take Zodiak kids' shows". C21media.net. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-10-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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