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Future-Worm! is an animated series on Disney XD. It was created by Ryan Quincy, who previously directed another animated series; Out There, for IFC. Originally a series of shorts, the show premiered on August 1, 2016.

Young yet talented inventor Danny Douglas (Andy Milonakis) has just created a time machine in the form of a lunchbox and sent it on a journey through time, and on its maiden voyage, things were going well... until a small mishap occurred! Future scientists discovered this lunchbox — and utilizing its compact size, sent the mysterious Future-Worm (James Adomian) - a worm equipped with a photo-receptor visor, titanium-reinforced abs and a bulletproof beard — back into Danny's time, where he befriends Danny, changing his life forever as the worm dedicates his whole life to ensuring Danny never has a boring day. The series focuses on the bizarre adventures of the two unlikely buddies as they travel into the past, future, and countless other places, often with the help of their friend Bug, (Jessica DiCicco) a young engineer, and sometimes Danny's parents as well.


This show contains examples of:

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Future Worm's ego is as big as his heart. He'll do anything for attention, but won't hesitate to help others, especially Danny.
  • Made of Explodium: Robo-Carp.
  • Mega-Microbes: When Danny has a cold, Future-Worm suggests shrinking himself to fight the germ inside Danny. However, Danny wants to help fight the germ, so they enlarge it instead. Unfortunately, the germ turns out to be tougher than they thought.
  • No Name Given: The only members of Steak Starbolt's crew to be given real names are Mira Faye and Rhonda.
  • Now Which One Was That Voice?: The credits for episode 3 don't list any of the voice actors from the Steak Starbolt segment.
  • Our Time Machine Is Different: The Time Machine Lunchbox.
  • Pokémon Speak: The Gloopies communicate by saying the words "gloop" and "Gloopie!"
  • Playing Gertrude:
    • Mrs. Claus, an old woman, is voiced by Paget Brewster, who was 47 when the Christmas special came out in 2016.
    • Old Aunt Bitsy is voiced by Natalie Palamides, who was 26 when the episode came out.
  • Repetitive Name: Doug Douglas.
  • The Nameless: The three brutish kid siblings are never given names, despite them being in multiple episode. The older sister even helps Danny and the others escape from the underground race of lizard-men, but still doesn't get named.
  • Time Travel: Seems to be a recurring theme in the series.