Battle for Dream Island
Battle for Dream Island is a animated adventure fantasy comedy-drama web-series that is the first object show ever made. It is created by jacknjellify. It first came out on Youtube on January 1, 2010. It has five seasons, BFDI, Battle for Dream Island Again, IDFB (Island Dream for Battle, BFDI reversed), Battle for B.F.D.I, and Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two.
"Battle for Dream Island" tells a story of twenty, later twenty-one, inanimate, anthropomorphic objects living in a fictional place called Goiky, where they have known each other their whole lives. They are living peacefully until a mysterious Announcer drops from the sky and announces a competition to win Dream Island, a luxury island that all the objects lust after. They're split into two teams at first, the Squishy Cherries, and the Squashy Grapes. They competed in challenges each episode, and the losing team's fate is put in the hands of the viewers, who decide in the comments section who they want to be eliminated from the show. The format continued with several plot twists until three contestants were left competing, then a winner out of the three was directly voted. This contestant was declared the winner and gets to choose who is to be allowed onto the island with them.
Why It Rocks
- It was the first object show that started the whole object show community and it's whole fanbase.
- Many of the characters are great, funny, cute, heartwarming, and memorable.
- Many of the challenges and eliminations are fun to watch and are entertaining.
- It would also inspire other people to do their own object shows on the internet (Usually On Youtube) such as Adam Katz with Inanimate Insanity, XanyLeaves (who would later voice Two in this show) with Object Overload, and etc.
- Amazing animation. As the animation also improves as the show progress, especially in Battle for BFB (Season 4).
- Many voices are either adorable or just plain appealing (e.g. Bell, Needle, etc.).
- The concept of a recommended character is decent at best.
- Wonderful and great soundtrack by Kevin MacLeod in first three seasons and Michael Huang in season four and five.
- It has good morals.
- Several funny moments here and there.
- The post-voting scenes with stingers are only made for a quick laugh, but also can sometimes even foreshadow events in the following episode(s).
- Most of the episodes are good and entertaining.
- It is one of the few object shows to have a weekly object show of its own, that being BFDI Mini, (a weekly object show is an object show that has a small amount of characters, the episodes are short, and the episodes come out everyday or at least a few days away after the previous episode was released). If you wanna watch all of BFDI Mini, watch here.
- Battle for B.F.D.I became a major improvement over the previous 2 seasons. (pointers needed)
- The episodes can be mean-spirited at times. For example, in “Why Would You Do This On A Swingset” up to “Return of the Rocket Ship”, Taco is accused by few of the Bleh members for how she abandoned her team, even though she didn’t, since she has been stuck inside the jawbreaker until the said episode. This caused several of the BFDI fans to consider Bleh to be the worst team in the series, due to how brain dead and surprisingly invincible the team is, and don't even get us started with the one who's responsible for all this.
- “What Do You Think Of Roleplay?” also has that one moment. Book has literally entered the flanderization territory where she jumps into conclusions and believes Taco abandoned her team once again, when Taco was trying to make her team win. At that point, she was since heavily panned by fans for being an inexcusable insult to her previous versions in BFDIA and IDFB. However, she later realizes that Taco didn't betray her team in “Return Of The Rocket Ship” and saved Taco and Ice Cube from the lava in “Don't Dig Straight Down”.
- BFDIA was left on a cliffhanger for several years, and it's been considered to be weakest season of the bunch due to it containing lots of pointless filler, along with the rules being constantly toyed with, such as the fact that contestants can switch teams at will. In fact, some of the following seasons of BFDI, including IDFB, were not as well-received as the original BFDI.
- Battle for B.F.B (not to be confused with the show before the split, Battle for B.F.D.I) was also a weak entry for the first show from the split of the former BFB, as it lacked most of the humor that the latter had like Four's screeches and the forks.
- Some unlikable characters, including some of them even changing for the worse like Match (nowadays), Flower (formerly), Pencil (nowadays), etc.
- Some of the challenges can be executed very poorly, such as with the challenge of the episode, “How Loe Can You Grow?”
- Some gross-out humor, like Rocky's constant barfing.