Endangered Species is a Canadian All-CGI Cartoon by Nerd Corps Entertainment, previously known for having created Storm Hawks, League of Super Evil, and Slugterra, among many other series. It was Nerd Corps' first show to be released after the studio's acquisition by DHX Media in 2014 and their very last series before they were merged with DHX's main Vancouver animation studio (the former Studio B Productions) in 2016.
The cartoon follows the lives of three animal roommates who live in a stump. There's Pickle, the wild, playful rabbit who's always up for an adventure (voice of Tabitha St. Germain). There's Gull, the simple-minded but friendly seagull (voice of Lee Tockar). And finally, there's Merl, the high-strung chipmunk who acts as the Straight Man of the trio (voice of Samuel Vincent).
The cartoon was released on Teletoon on March 3rd, 2015. It ran for only a single season of 26 episodes and came to an end rather swiftly on June 2 of the same year. It is Nerd Corps' shortest-lived original production, beating previous record-holder Rated "A" for Awesome (which ran for the same number of seasons/episodes, but had more time to air all its episodes) and the first one to have never been shown in the United States.
Not to be confused with the 1982 film Endangered Species.
Endangered Species contains examples of:
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Pickle is a yellow-furred rabbit.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Gull the Seagull.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: "Innards Space" involves Pickle shrinking down and piloting a submarine into Gull's body to retrieve the TV remote he swallowed.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: Gull. He's not too bright, but he's a great guy.
- Medium Blending: "DAWG!!" has a live-action dog show up in the usually All-CGI Cartoon.
- Minimalist Cast: The main trio are practically the only characters in the series.
- Rascally Rabbit: Pickle. She's always up for fun and adventure.
- The Smurfette Principle: Merl and Gull are boys, while Pickle is a girl.
- Superhero Episode: "Just Us League Of Superheroes", where the trio dress as superheroes.
- Time Travel Episode: "10 Minutes To Cookies" involves Gull and Pickle traveling through time, and almost destroying the nut that grew into the stump.
- Toothy Bird: Gull.
- Trash of the Titans: "Happy Garbage Day" involves Pickle filling the stump with trash, much to Merl's horror.