EARTHWORM JIM IS WRIGGLING BACK INTO ACTION IN A NEW ANIMATED SERIES
Earthworm Jim was a famous videogame star in the 1990s. He also appeared in a cartoon series with a catchy theme song. The world’s most renowned invertebrate, Earthworm Jim, is back othe n a tiny screen in a new series.
Interplay Entertainment and APA have partnered to form an all-new creative team. The team will be led by Aaron Billet, Producer, and Michel K Parandi (Writer and Producer), and will work on a revival for the animated series Earthworm Jim. The original series ran 23 episodes on WB Television Network. The show was loved for its unique visual style and absurd meta-humour.
Earthworm Jim is a story about Jim, a worm who wears a robotic suit to fight with various wild foes while searching for his home on Earth. He meets all kinds of anthropomorphic creatures that live in absurd and bizarre worlds along the way.
Watch Earthworm Jim give a behind-the-scenes interview at beyondthegroovy.com to get a glimpse of what you can expect from the show. The announcement also included some concept art.
Interplay’s newly-formed television and movie studio division is producing the show. This is where the software developer and publisher is expanding its IP portfolio into new territories. Parade, the creative lead, hopes to unlock the potential of the original series.
“I can remember growing up loving Earthworm Jim,” Parandi said. “And this story universe has so much potential: it’s a whole galaxy animals fighting for power. Jim is an Earthworm in a universe that treats Earth as a myth. It’s surreal and funny but also very relatable.
Passion Pictures, an animation studio that has won numerous awards, focuses on the visual side.
Earthworm Jim is most well-known for his role as the star in a Sega Genesis platformer initially developed by Shiny Entertainment. This game spawned three more entries. In 2019, a new game was announced for the Intellivision Amico.
Although there is no release date yet for the new Earthworm Jim series of books, it seems unlikely to be too soon.