Future-Worm! is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Ryan Quincy, who previously created IFC's Out There, for Disney XD.
The show follows Danny Douglas, a 13-year-old boy who, after inventing a time machine lunch box, sends it back in time. However, it was knocked out into the future as future scientists discover it. Because of its small size, the scientists use a worm and transform it into Future-Worm, a worm with a Photo Receptor Visor, Titanium Reinforced Abs and a Bullet-Proof Beard. He travels back to Danny's timeline as the boy meets the worm, and agrees to befriend him. Danny's life eventually changes forever as he has the coolest adventures, heads into the past, present and future, meets new recruits, and seeks the help of his friend Bug.
- One of the main problems with this show is its visuals, which feel somewhat mediocre. Some character designs look ugly and are similar to the style of Pickle and Peanut and Rick and Morty (while not a bad show in general, but it still has its flaws), especially Future-Worm himself (special mention to Doug, Danny's father who looks a lot like Jerry Smith).
- Extremely boring plot. We would like to say that Danny is equivalent to Fanboy from Fanboy & Chum Chum what we expecting, He ended up being voiced by the creator and sponsored in ANY ROBLOX games.
- Weak voice acting, even for 2016 standards.
- Bland, mediocre and boring theme song as it just shows the characters doing random stuff while saving the day and exploring parts of the universe and time. It also shares similarities with the Rick and Morty intro.
- It's basically a Rick and Morty and Back to the Future rip-off, as it bears too many similarities to those franchises, from very similar character dynamics to the extremely similar premise: "A boy (Morty/Danny) and a worm (Rick/Future Worm) go on adventures (time-)traveling to different parts of time/the universe.
- Speaking of ripoffs, Future Worm, Danny, Megan and Doug can be seen as ripoffs of Rick, Morty, Beth and Jerry respectively.
- It's highly pretentious and tries way too hard to be funny.
- This show was responsible for the creator of Out There, which is ironic considering the show was made by the same people who made said show.
- Laughably terrible dialogue.
- Pathetic and poor attempts at action that you would ever see in a science fiction series.
- Robocarp (Danny's robot) is best described as a Butt-Monkey, because he is either getting constantly hurt or destroyed.
- The show itself can be unfitting for a Disney XD show, as it fits more into an Adult Swim show or a Netflix cartoon instead.
- Some quotes are laughable and boring like "Weak!...".
- The premise is interesting at best.
- The final episode titled Finale, was a good way to end the show. It even made references to other Disney shows including Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder and Pickle and Peanut.
- Likewise, there's also some good episodes (e.g."The Forever Five", "Mecha-Muck Wars", "Mecha-Muck Wars 2", The "Future Danny" episodes, "How to Beat a Cold...With Fists", "Meetiversary," "Unsolved Histories", "Go Help Yourself", "Makin' History", "Barl", "Doug Race: 3939", "The Steak Starbolt Spooktackular", etc).
- The animation, along with the art-style, look very nice and solid, leaving aside the ugly character designs, for example, the backgrounds on the ground and including in the future in detail are pretty decent and gorgeous and also, and there are some character designs that are very good depending on your point of view like Danny, Ennuisha, etc., since the show was animated by Titmouse Inc.
- The running gag of Robocarp getting destroyed can be funny sometimes.
- Likewise, the jokes can be pretty funny too.
- The episode plots are actually quite creative, since the show involves science and time-travel.
- The show improved in later episodes.
- The characters are at least likable and smart like the titular character, Danny, Bug and Robocarp (despite his Butt-Monkey status).
- They share some good morals in the show.
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson voicing himself in the show is a very nice touch.
Episodes With Their Own Pages
The show received mixed reviews. On its IMDb page, the show currently has a 5.2/10. On Google however, the show received negative reviews, showing a 46% user rating.
As a result of the mixed reviews and low ratings, the show was cancelled after only one season.