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The Cryptids
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Television show information

Genre

Comedy

Created by

Doug TenNapel

Voices of

Seth Green
Keith Ferguson
Cree Summer
Drake Bell
Kevin Michael Richardson
Maurice LaMarche
Carlos Alazraqui

Country of
origin

United States

Original
language(s)

English

Production

Executive
producer(s)

Doug TenNapel
For Cartoon Network Studios:
Brian A. Miller
Jennifer Pelphrey
For Cartoon Network:
Robert Sorcher

Running time

11 min. (normal episodes; approx.)
22 min. (specials; approx.)

Production
company(s)

Cartoon Network Studios

Distributor

Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Broadcast

Original
network

Cartoon Network

Original release

November 25th, 2013-present

The Cryptids is an American animated comedy television series, being created by Doug TenNapel. It is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and it has aired on Cartoon Network since November 25th, 2013.

Synopsis

Five cryptids named Bigfoot, Alien, Nessie, Mothman, and Chupacabra go on various adventures while a mad scientist named Dr. Turbo and his pet Bald Eagle, Angel, try to kidnap/destroy the cryptids for an evil plan he made.

Characters

Main

  • Bigfoot (voiced by Seth Green) - a sasquatch who is the leader of the gang and is the main protagonist.
  • Alien (voiced by Keith Ferguson) - a fictional species of alien cryptid called a Sodiumina who is Bigfoot's best friend, but is a complete moron, making him the stupidest of the gang.
  • Nessie the Loch Ness Monster (voiced by Cree Summer) - a plesiosaur-like cryptid who is the biggest and the strongest and is Bigfoot's love interest.
  • Mothman (voiced by Drake Bell) - a moth-like cryptid who is the smartest of the gang.
  • Chupacabra (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) - a hairless canine-like cryptid who is the smallest of the gang.

Supporting

  • Jersey Devil (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) - a winged horse-like creature that usually hangs out with the cryptids at random times. He is shown to be immature and like Alien, he likes doing pranks.
  • Flatwoods Monster (voiced by Tara Strong) - an alien-like cryptid who enjoys gardening. She has a crush on Mothman.
  • Arica Monster (voiced by Karen Strassman) - A yellow Pyroraptor-like cryptid who appears from time to time.
  • Kasai Rex (also voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) - A large, red tyrannosaurus-like cryptid who appears from time to time.
  • Yeti (voiced by Greg Cipes) - One of Bigfoot's brothers that lives in the Himalayas.
  • Skunk Ape (voiced by Samuel Vincent) - One of Bigfoot's brothers that lives in the swamps of Florida.
  • Ogopogo the Lake Okanagan Monster (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - An unintelligent and hot-headed lake monster who is the main target of Alien's pranks. He is also one of Nessie's cousins.
  • Champ the Lake Champlain Monster (voiced by Matthew Mercer) - A brown-colored lake monster who appears to support the main characters from time to time. He loves fishing, and is also one of Nessie's cousins.
  • Red (also voiced by Seth Green) - A red Sodiumina who lives on Mars and is Alien's brother.
  • Mr. Martian (no voice) - A weirdly out of place Sodiumina (design and animation-wise) who only speaks in sign language or mouth gestures.
  • Mokele-Mbembe (voiced by Erica Lindbeck) - a green, sauropod-like cryptid.
  • Lizard Man (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - a lizard-like humanoid cryptid.
  • Bear Lake Monster (also voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) - a white crocodile-like cryptid.
  • Kappa (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - TBD
  • Dover Demon (voiced by Tom Kenny) - a small, beige alien cryptid.
  • Thunderbird (voiced by Noël Wells) - TBD
  • Canvey Island Monster (also voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) - a pink, armless frog-like cryptid.
  • The Ape Squad, consisting of:
    • Chimp (voiced by TBD) - an intelligent chimpanzee who is the leader of the Ape Squad.
    • Greg (voiced by Patrick Warburton) - a tough gorilla who is the strongest of the Ape Squad.
    • Owen (also voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) - an idiotic orangutan who is the stupidest of the Ape Squad.
  • Penny the Puppy (vocal effects by Dee Bradley Baker) - a puppy that Nessie stole from the pet store and kept for a moment before being forced to give her away.
  • Mothdude (voiced by Josh Peck) - Mothman's brother who, unlike Mothman, isn't really smart and enjoys parties.
  • Patty the Lake Patrica Monster (voiced by TBD) - TBD
  • Slob (also voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) - A space blob who was created by Alien, and just like Alien, Slob is pretty stupid.
  • Dusk Glitter (vocal effects by Dee Bradley Baker) - a goat-sized dragon who has managed to enter the Cryptids' forest and befriended them.
  • Albino Bigfoot (also voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - An albino sasquatch who became the 6th member of the gang after meeting Bigfoot.
  • Nightcrawler (voiced by Billy West) - TBD
  • Papyrus the Elder Bigfoot (voiced by Stephen Root) - An elder sasquatch who leads the rebel group of cryptids of Cryptid Paradise.
  • Stone the Bigfoot (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - a darker-colored, strong warrior sasquatch who is the son of Papyrus and co-leads the rebel group of cryptids of Cryptid Paradise.
  • Jimmy the Jersey Devil (voiced by TBD) - a Jersey Devil who is a warrior in the rebel group of cryptids of Cryptid Paradise.
  • Charles the Chupacabra (voiced by TBD) - a chupacabra who is a warrior in the rebel group of cryptids of Cryptid Paradise.
  • Tressie (voiced by TBD) - a teal-colored lake monster who is the only female warrior in the rebel group of cryptids of Cryptid Paradise.
  • Mothgar (voiced by Clancy Brown) - A former villain, Mothgar used to aid the Lyngbakr in Cryptid Paradise. He revealed that he was Mothman's father and also the original Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the "Origins" episode.
  • Canvey Island Chieftain (voiced by Thomas F. Wilson) - The chief of the Canvey Island tribe, and the father of Canvey Island Monster.
  • The Meatball Man (also voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - a living meatball-like creature that Alien and Slob befriended.
    • Meat Bird (vocal effects by TBD) - a bird-like meat creature who the Meatball Man created and kept as a pet.
  • Betsy (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - a tough, blue Sodiumina who visited Earth as Alien grew a crush on her.
  • Ashley (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) - a purple fun-loving Sodiumina who is Alien's best friend from his planet since they were really young.
  • The Puerto Rican Chupacabra (also voiced by Rob Paulsen) - a humanoid-alien chupacabra who is revealed to be Chupacabra's cousin.
  • Macey (voiced by Francesca Capaldi) - Mothman's niece who is rather curious about the world.
  • Mick (non-speaking) - a monarch butterfly that Alien found and became his pet.
  • Cherufe (voiced by Tony Todd) - a humanoid cryptid made out of magma who is rather hot-headed.
  • The Mammoth Man (voiced by TBD) - a humanoid creature with fur and tusks of a mammoth who is pretty clumsy.

Antagonists

  • Dr. Turbo (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) - a mad scientist who wants to kidnap the cryptids and is the main antagonist of the show.
    • Angel the Bald Eagle (also voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - a talking bald eagle who is Dr. Turbo's assistant.
  • Dr. Sal (voiced by Laura Bailey) - a female scientist who was Dr. Turbo's assistant and love interest.
    • Layla the Hawk (also voiced by Tara Strong) - a talking hawk who is Dr. Sal's assistant.
  • Stefan the Giant of Voronezh (voiced by TBD) - a Voronezh alien who TBD.
  • The Horek (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - a horse-like humanoid who TBD.
  • The Were-Sodiumina (also voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - a were-sodiumina who was once a normal sodiumina until he got bit by a creature that made him like he is now, as he is banished from the planet and landed on Earth to cause mayhem.
  • Deathstar (also voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) - A world famous robber and an enemy of Dr. Turbo, since he also wants to destroy the cryptids.
    • Sally the Spider (vocal effects by Tara Strong) - A black widow spider that is Deathstar's pet.
  • The Easter Bunny (voiced by TBD) - an easter bunny who was attempted to get caught by Bigfoot and Alien, and constantly used tricks to escape.
  • Gobble Gobble (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - a turkey who is the leader of the Turkey Tribe.
  • The Bugbear Prince (voiced by TBD) - a mad bugbear who is the prince of all of the other bugbears.
  • The Lyngbakr (voiced by Larry Kenney) - A legendary Norse sea monster who later became known as "King Lyng" after becoming the tyrannical ruler of Cryptid Paradise after the events of "The Lyngbakr".
  • Baron Von Sweenermast (voiced by TBD) - a man who tried to kidnap The Meatball Man.
  • The Big Bad Wolf (voiced by TBD) - an anthropomorphic wolf who was infamous for trying to capture and eat people in Fairy Tale Land like Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, and tried to eat Bigfoot, Mothman, and Chupacabra.
  • Bonkers (voiced by TBD) - a zany clown who Alien, Chupacabra, Jersey Devil, Slob, and Nightcrawler tried to take down, as he causes random chaos around wherever he feels like it.
  • Burrunjor (also voiced by Tom Kenny) - Kasai Rex's cousin who likes to bully various cryptids whenever Kasai Rex isn't around.
  • The Jack-O-Lantern Man (also voiced by Jeff Bennett) - a Jack-o-Lantern humanoid creature who appears every October to terrorize human beings.
  • The Black-Eyed Girl (voiced by Juliet Landau) - a black-eyed little girl.
    • The Black-Eyed Boy (voiced by Ethan Maher) - a black-eyed little boy who is the Black-Eyed Girl's little brother.
  • La Llorona (voiced by TBD) - TBD
  • Grape Monsters (vocal effects by Fred Tatasciore and Steve Blum) - vicious grape-like monsters on a planet that Bigfoot's gang, Red, Betsy, and Ashley crashed into.
  • The Face Markin-imal Gang, consisting of:
    • Misfortune (also voiced by Tom Kenny) - a big slug-like creature that is the leader. Unlike Luck, a The Face Paint'nimal Gang character he is a parody of, he is evil and likes to cause destruction
    • Stripes (also voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - a dog-bird hybrid who is Misfortune's best friend.
    • Deadflower (voiced by Grey Griffin) - a cat-dolphin hybrid who, unlike Fifi, is very selfish and cares for herself.
    • Dusty (voiced by Billy West) - an icy shark-like creature. Unlike Rusty, he is completely brave.
    • Dunce (voiced by John DiMaggio) - a hedgehog-like creature. Unlike Champ, he is a complete moron like Billy.
    • Squawky (also voiced by Jeff Bennett) - a muscular bird-like creature.
    • Terrygan (also voiced by Tara Strong) - a Face Paint who is the most beautiful, as well as the smartest of the gang.
  • Bella and Bethany Tear (voiced by Janice Kawaye and also Grey Griffin respectively) - Two Tear-like robots who serve as the Face Markin-imal Gang's guards.
  • Doves in Gloves (voiced by Quinton Flynn and Michael McDonald) - a duo of gloves wearing gloves who are mischievous.
  • The Wendigo (voiced by Daniel Riordan) - a deer-demon like creature who tried to attack Bigfoot's gang for "trespassing" in his area.
  • Valkyrie Squadron (voiced by TBD, TBD, TBD, and TBD) - an all-female team of alien invaders who are heavy hitters as they are the ones who kidnapped Alien.
  • The Rat Armada (vocal effects by TBD) - a giant army of cosmic rats that travel around space and attack stuff.
  • She-Bigfoot (voiced by TBD) - a robot developed by Dr. Turbo who was made to seduce Bigfoot so Dr. Turbo can capture him.

Episodes

See List of The Cryptids episodes.

Crossovers

See The Cryptids, Eric, and Claire and The Paintders and The Cryptids.

The Cryptids did have a crossover with Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe and OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, but that was only in one of the comic book series' issue.

Production

Animation

The animation for the series is outsourced to Rough Draft Studios in Seoul, South Korea.

Video Game

See The Cryptids: The Game.

Comic Book Series

See The Cryptids (comic book series).

Reception

Critical response

This show has received generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike, being praised for TBD. It received 7.7/10 on IMDB, a 79 on Metacritic, and 3 out of 5 stars on Common Sense Media.

International Titles

  • Spanish: Los Cryptids
  • French: Le Cryptids
  • Italian: I Cryptidi
  • German: Die Kryptiden
  • Russian: Существа
  • Japanese: クリスティーズ
  • Korean: 크립 시즈
  • Greek: Τα κρυπτά
  • Chinese: 生物
  • Norwagian: De Cryptids
  • Finnish: Cryptidit
  • Swedish: Cryptiderna
  • Polish: Cryptids

Legacy

A Robot Chicken skit made a parody of The Cryptids called Mission Cryptidpossible.

Yeti was supposedly seen in the episode of Knights of RedCliff: The Series called "Caelum".

Rick and Morty: Show Invaders featured a parody to the show called The Cocktids.

Broadcast

The pilot episode was first released on Cartoon Network on August 21, 2009. The official series has then made its way to Cartoon Network on November 25, 2013.

In Canada, it first aired on the Canadian version of Cartoon Network and Teletoon on December 2, 2013 and May 15, 2014 respectively. In the UK and Ireland, it premiered on the UK and Irish version of Cartoon Network on February 3, 2014 and in Australia, premiered on May 19, 2014. The series premiered on both Cartoon Network Japan and Cartoon Network Portugal on June 1, 2014.

Theme Song

See Theme Song.

Merchandise

See List of The Cryptids merchandise.

Tropes

See The Cryptids/Tropes.

Easter Eggs/cameos

There has been references to other shows. For example:

  • In TBD, Chupacabra was seen talking to an earthworm with a spacesuit and three cats who resemble Jim from Earthworm Jim and Mr. Blik, Gordon Quid and Waffle from Catscratch, which was a reference Doug TenNapel's previous works.
  • In Eat Your Vegetables, there was a flashback where Alien tried to feed Mothman (who refuses due to him lacking a mouth) a garnet, an amethyst, a pearl and an overweight kid who looks similar to Steven, making a Steven Universe reference.
  • In TBD, [Adventure Time reference].
  • In The Samurai, when Kappa was watching TV, he is seen watching a show with a kid similar to K.O. from OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.
  • The Face Markin-nimal Gang is the parody of The Face Paint'nimal Gang, a classic Cartoon Network series.
  • In The Wendigo, the Epic Katana and a RedCliff Knight helmet are seen alongside each other in the background of one forest scene. This is a reference to Knights of RedCliff: The Series.

Trivia

  • Most episodes are TV-Y7, but some episodes are TV-PG
  • The origins (in real life) of The Cryptids started within GoAnimate in late 2013. The original GoAnimate version had two creepypasta characters, not cryptids, within the gang, making it 7. They were Slenderman and The Rake. These two, however, were cut from this version due to not actually being cryptids.
  • The Cryptids' setting is in the Pacific Northwest, more specifically Washington, which was confirmed in Attack of Deathstar. Washington is the state with the most recorded Bigfoot sightings in history.
  • The Cryptids is having a movie set to be released on November 30, 2025 called The Cryptids: The Movie
  • Albino Bigfoot and Albino Nessie were originally going to be main characters added in Seasons 2 and 3. However, when he thought about it, he started to fear that if he adds them as main characters, they would end up unused in other media after the series ended like Scrappy-Doo from Scooby-Doo, Britney from Totally Spies, Vinny from Family Guy or Sparky and Chloe from The Fairly OddParents, so he scrapped the idea of them being main characters and instead made them supporting characters.
  • In real life, Kasai Rex is actually a hoax created by John Johnson.
  • According to Doug, Nessie is the oldest of the gang while Alien is the youngest, with Bigfoot and Chupacabra being the second oldest and second youngest respectively, as Mothman is the "middle child" of the gang.
  • VARIANT:
    • Cartoon Network Studios: The custom animation is Alien simply sitting on the ground while blinking twice.

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