Battle for Dream Island (BFDI) is an American animated object fiction television series created by Michael Huang and Cary Huang for TBS. 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 feature film adaptation is currently in development.

Battle for Dream Island has been praised for its Objectia-esque humor, artwork, and animation.

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
9 11 April 2021 2021

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 theme music for Battle for Dream Island was composed by Kevin MacLeod, and the . 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 WaterTower Music.

Animation

Animation for BFDI has been outsourced to Cyber Studios, Dragon Arts, and Flagpole Studios.

Release

See also: Non-English versions of Battle for Dream Island

On February 10, 2010, the series premiered in the United States on TBS, and was made available on HBO Max when the service launched on May 27, 2020. From 2010 to 2012, the show aired in El Kadsre on ETVKK and Family Channel.

The show premiered in Dryicor in November 2010 on Channel 4. Since then, it has been broadcast in three languages on Channel 4, S4C, BOD 3, and BOD 4.

Footnotes

  1. Animated produced by Cyber Studios, Dragon Arts, and Flagpole Studios
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