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Interview: “Future-Worm!” Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Quincy

Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations, and activities during my stay in Los Angeles. 

I’m back with another post from my adventure to L.A. for “The BFG” event! If you missed my last two posts that includes my interview with Director Steven Speilberg and Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) or Mark Rylance (The BFG) and Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater), make sure you check them out.

During my visit, I also had the opportunity to view a screening of “Future-Worm!”, a new Disney XD Series.

Interview: "Future-Worm!" Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Quincy

About the Show

Join Disney XD for a special screening event of the upcoming animated series “Future-Worm!,” which is created and executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Ryan Quincy (“South Park”) and premieres later this summer.”Future-Worm!” is an offbeat comedy adventure that follows Danny, an optimistic 12-year-old who creates a time machine lunch box and befriends Future Worm, a fearless worm from the future with titanium-enforced abs.

Below are the highlights from the Q&A session I had with Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Quincy!

Interview: "Future-Worm!" Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Quincy

On the Ryan Quincy’s History

I worked in animation for almost 20 years.  A lot of it was in cartoons for adults.  I worked on South Park for about 14 years.  I have two kids. My daughter is eight, and my son is 12. A lot of times growing up, they’re like, “Dad, we want to see what you’re working on.”  We’re not showing any South Park episodes to the kids.

So, I always wanted to make a show for my kids, that I could watch with my kids, and that is “Future-Worm!”  It’s a fun time travel show. But it’s not a show that is time travel in the sense of going back and seeing who knocked the nose off the Sphinx. It’s a lot of fun, it’s absurd, it’s silly.  It’s the most fun I’ve had in animation.  I love the crew.  

Interview: "Future-Worm!" Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Quincy

About the Origin of “Future-Worm!”

There were five shorts that we did last summer – five 90 second shorts. With the series, we want to just hit the ground running.  And over the course of the season, there’ll be some callbacks to some of that.  Basically, Danny created this time machine lunchbox, sent it so far into the future that these future scientists found it, opened it up, and some of Danny’s lunch was in there, there was an apple in there that happened to have a worm in it.

They put it through their genetic escalator, and gave him all these attributes. Like, the bulletproof beard, the photoreceptor visor, and the 24 titanium-enforced abs. Then, they sent Future Worm back to hang out with Danny.

Interview: "Future-Worm!" Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Quincy
The inspiration behind”Future-Worm!

I always loved time travel and adventure shows and I’m good friends with Justin Roiland, who did Rick and Morty, and when we were talking he said, I think I want to do a time travel show.  

I tapped into my own nine year old brain and was like, what was the show that I would’ve loved to see on Saturday morning?  

On the Design of the Characters

I started with just the name, Future Worm.  That just sounded funny to me. So it just started there, and I started thinking about the stuff that I loved as a kid, like pro wrestling.

I also wanted a sidekick, like Chewbacca that would be by you walking down the halls at school or having your back. I just started drawing worms with beards weird hairstyles.

I wanted Danny to just be comfortable in his skin, you know?  I used to wear a captain’s hat that I got at Disneyland when I was a kid. So, that kind of inspired that look.

Interview: "Future-Worm!" Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Quincy

Check out the premiere of “Future-Worm!” on August 1st on Disney XD!

Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations, and activities during my stay in Los Angeles.