Battle for Dream Island (BFDI) is an American Flash animated object fiction television series created by Michael and Cary Huang for the TBS television channel. The show is about a competition between inanimate, anthropomorphic objects on the fictional island of Dream Island for a game show.

The show currently has 8 seasons and 83 episodes. It premiered on February 10, 2010 with the episodes "Take the Plunge: Part 1" and "Take the Plunge: Part 2", and TBS announced that a ninth season will premiere in July 2021. A theatrical film adaptation is currently in development.

Battle for Dream Island has been praised for its Objectia-esque humor, artwork, and animation. However, the series has also been criticized by some for its suggestive humor and themes. Whether the show is child-friendly is often debated.

The series is currently a joint production of Jacknjellify Productions and Turner Entertainment.

Synopsis

On the fictional island of Dream Island, various inanimate, anthropomorphic objects compete in games and obstacle courses on a television game show titled Battle for Dream Island.

Episodes

Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island episodes

Season Episodes Original release
First aired Last aired
1 11 February 10, 2010 April 21, 2010
2 10 February 15, 2012 April 19, 2012
3 11 March 6, 2013 May 15, 2013
4 10 March 5, 2014 May 7, 2014
5 11 March 2, 2016 May 11, 2016
6 10 March 1, 2017 May 3, 2017
7 11 February 29, 2018 May 9, 2018
8 10 February 27, 2020 April 30, 2020

Characters

Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island characters

Production

Development

Battle for Dream Island was first pitched to TBS in 2007, and production began in 2008. The series was created by Michael and Cary Huang, and was inspired by the film Objectia.

Music

Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island soundtracks

The music for Battle for Dream Island was composed by Kevin MacLeod. While most of the music is instrumental, some compositions contain vocals, which are typically performed by professional singers or the voice actors as their characters. The soundtrack was released by Turner Music.

Animation

Seasons 1 to 5 were animated by Muffin Animation. Battle for Dream Island been animated by Dream Island Studios, a division of Jacknjellify Productions, since Battle for Dream Island 6.

Broadcast

Main article: International broadcast of Battle for Dream Island

On February 10, 2010, the series premiered in the United States on TBS.

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