The Mighty Ones
Genre
Created by
Directed by
  • Carder Scholin
  • Ben Bury (both also supervising)
  • Nathan Bulmer
  • Erica Jones
  • Greg Miller
Voices of
Theme music composerJohn Wicks
ComposerAlec Puro
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30 (60 segments)
Production
Executive producers
  • Sunil Hall
  • Lynne Naylor (seasons 1 & 2)
  • Greg Miller (season 3)
Producers
  • Greg Miller (supervising, seasons 1 & 2)
  • Paul Tibbitt (consulting)
Running time22 minutes (two 11-minute segments)
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
DistributorNBCUniversal Syndication Studios
Release
Original network
Original releaseNovember 9, 2020 (2020-11-09) –
present

The Mighty Ones is an American animated television series produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and created by Sunil Hall and Lynne Naylor, which premiered on November 9, 2020, on Peacock and Hulu. It was renewed for a second season, which was released on July 1, 2021.[1] It is the first TV series produced by DreamWorks Animation Television since their rename to be completely original material and not based on any pre-existing property. A third season premiered on September 1, 2022.[2]

Premise

The Mighty Ones follows the eponymous quartet, consisting of a twig, a pebble, a leaf, and a strawberry. These unruly friends reside in the backyard as they try to live life to the biggest.

In the first two seasons, the backyard belonged to an all-girl rock band. In the first three episodes of the third season, the band were evicted and a young hipster couple with a baby moved in. This was negated by time travel and it went back to the original status quo.

Cast

Guest Cast

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
210July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
310September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)

Season 1 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten and storyboarded byStory byOriginal release date [4]
11"Rocksy's In a Hole Lotta Trouble"
"The Great Invisi-Barrier"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Kent Osborne
Greg Miller
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
22"Colossal Strawberry"
"The Sappening"
Greg Miller
Carder Scholin
Nathan Bulmer and Greg Miller
Carder Scholin
Michelle Cavin
Dani Michaeli
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
33"Wad of Friendship"
"Twig Puts Down Roots"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Ian Mutchler and Carder Scholin
Nathan Bulmer and Ben Bury
Brendan Hay
Michelle Cavin
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
44"Egg Nag"
"Game On"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Ben Crouse and Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Sunil HallNovember 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
55"Creepy Caterpillar"
"Code of Silence"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Ian Mutchler and Carder Scholin
Ben Bury and Erica Jones
Sunil Hall, Dani Michaeli, Lynne Naylor, and Kent Osborne
Sunil Hall
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
66"Bug Zapper"
"The Helper"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Nathan Bulmer and Carder Scholin
Gregory Leysens and Joe Uebie
Dani Michaeli
Lucy Heavens
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
77"Naked Mole Wrath"
"Mamma Leaf"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Written by: Sunil Hall and Carder Scholin
Storyboarded by: Sunil Hall, Eddie Trigeuros, Carder Scholin, Lynne Naylor, Chris Reccardi, and Greg Miller
Ben Bury and Erica Jones
Sunil Hall, Dani Michaeli, and Lynne Naylor
Richard Pursel
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
88"Twig for a Day"
"Eternal Day"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Ian Mutchler
Nathan Bulmer
Sunil Hall
Ben Crouse
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
99"Silly Collection"
"Hat Wars"
Carder ScholinGregory Leysens and Joe Uebie
Charlie Gavin
Dani Michaeli
Greg Miller
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)
1010"The Queen"
"A Mighty Arm"
Ben BuryBen Crouse
Erica Jones and Nicolette Wood
Michelle Cavin
Jillian Goldfluss
November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)

Season 2 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten and storyboarded byStory byOriginal release date [4]
111"Two Twigs"
"Fresh Coat of Pain"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Ian Mutchler and Joe Uebie
Nathan Bulmer and Gregory Leysens
Sunil Hall and Brendan Hay
Dani Michaeli
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
122"A Stinky Situation"
"Fire-Fly"
Carder Scholin
Ben Bury
Ben Crouse and Susan Nyguen
Charlie Gavin and Kaitlyn Graziano
Jillian Goldfluss
Sunil Hall and Greg Miller
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
133"Mr. Ladybug's Secret"
"Wetyard"
Nathan Bulmer
Ben Bury
Erica Jones and Nicolette Wood
Neil Graf, Ian Mutchler, and Joe Uebie
Ben Crouse
Sunil Hall and Greg Miller
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
144"Bumbleberry"
"Leaf's Still Cool"
Nathan Bulmer
Ben Bury
Nathan Bulmer and Gregory Leysens
Ben Crouse and Susan Nyguen
Dani Michaeli
Jillian Goldfluss
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
155"Unintended Bunnyness"
"Berry's Pet Threat"
Nathan Bulmer
Erica Jones
Charlie Gavin and Kaitlyn Graziano
Erica Jones and Nicolette Wood
Sunil Hall, Dani Michaeli, and Lynne Naylor
Jillian Goldfluss
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
166"Shiny Leaf"
"Roundy"
Nathan Bulmer
Erica Jones
Ian Wasseluk
Neil Graf and Gregory Leysens
Kent Osborne
Dani Michaeli
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
177"The Great Grape Rescue"
"Sneezyitis"
Nathan Bulmer and Ben Bury
Erica Jones
Ben Crouse and Ian Mutchler
Dodge Greenley
Richard Pursel
Jillian Goldfluss
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
188"Verry Berry Gets It Together"
"Fur Mountain"
Nathan Bulmer
Erica Jones
Erica Jones and Nicolette Wood
Charlie Gavin
Katherine Nolfi
Charley Feldman
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
199"House Touchers"
"The Transformation"
Nathan Bulmer
Nathan Bulmer and Erica Jones
Neil Graf and Gregory Leysens
Dodge Greenley
Adeline ColangeloJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
2010"Ice, Ice Berry"
"Venomous Bush Viper"
Nathan Bulmer
Erica Jones
Ben Crouse
Charlie Gavin and Nicolette Wood
Marie Cheng
Sunil Hall
July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)

Season 3 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten and storyboarded byStory byOriginal release date [5]
211"Rude-A-Snakening"
"Afteryard"
Nathan Bulmer
Erica Jones
Nathan Bulmer
Erica Jones
Sunil Hall
Ben Bury
September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
222"Too Many Bens"
"Dance of the Machines"
Gina Gress
Nathan Bulmer
Haewon Lee
Ben Crouse
Dani Michaeli
Greg Miller
September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
233"Fleshbeast"
"Time Leafer"
Erica Jones
Gina Gress
Charlie G.
Alex Cline
Dani Michaeli and Lynn Naylor
Dani Michaeli and Stephanie Streisand
September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
244"Clickety Clacks"
"Rocksy's Thing"
Nathan Bulmer
Erica Jones
Rose Feduk
Kaitlyn Granziano
Jessica CombsSeptember 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
255"Twig Tat"
"The Gnome"
Nathan Bulmer
Erica Jones
Neil Graf
Toby Jones
Stephanie Streisand
Jessica Combs and Sunil Hall
September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
266"Gherkin Returns"
"This Blows"
Gina GressDerek Evanick and Diana Lafyatis
Chris Pianka
Jessica Combs
Frank Gibson
September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
277"Big Busyness"
"Foam Party"
Erica Jones
Nathan Bulmer
Ben Crouse
Chris Pianka
Stephanie Streisand
Jessica Combs
September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
288"The Ripening"
"Maraca Rock"
Gina Gress
Nathan Bulmer
Charlie G.
Alex Cline
Greg Miller
Jessica Combs
September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
299"The Night Pig"
"Twigula"
Erica Jones
Gina Gress
Charlotte Jackson
Rose Feduk
Stephanie Streisand
Mercedes Valle
September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
3010"Mystery! On the Yard Express"
"Lindsay Joins the Band"
Erica Jones
Nathan Bulmer
Carder Scholin
Neil Graf
Jessica CombsSeptember 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)

Production

Development

On January 16, 2020, it was announced that Peacock has announced that it had greenlit the series alongside Trolls: TrollsTopia and Madagascar: A Little Wild.[6] The next day, Hulu announced that it would be the exclusive streaming service for newer DreamWorks Animation series with Sunil Hall and Lynne Naylor-Reccardi producing the series.[7]

The show was originally pitched to Nickelodeon.[8]

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2021 Emmy Award Outstanding Voice Directing for a Animated Series Sirena Irwin Nominated

References

  1. ^ Bennett, Tara (June 30, 2021). "THERE'S MAGIC RIGHT UNDER OUR FEET IN EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM 'THE MIGHTY ONES' SEASON 2 COMING TO PEACOCK JULY 1". Syfy Wire. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Trailer: DreamWorks' Backyard Squad Returns for More 'The Mighty Ones'". 17 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Gomes, Anoush (August 18, 2020). "'The Mighty Ones': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the animated series coming to Hulu". Meaww. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Might Ones – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "The Mighty Ones". Hulu Press (Press release). Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 16, 2020). "Peacock Programming: List Of NBCUniversal Streaming Service's Series, Films, Sports, News & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Petski, Mike (January 17, 2020). "Hulu Orders Kids Series 'Madagascar: A Little Wild', 'TrollsTopia' & 'The Mighty Ones' – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  8. ^ Zahed, Ramin (November 6, 2020). "Backyard Buddies: Sunil Hall & Lynne Naylor-Reccardi Introduce 'The Mighty Ones'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 26, 2021.