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The information in the article below contains spoilers for the BFDI series. Please watch the episode(s) in question if you haven't seen them already.

"BFDI" redirects here. For other uses, see BFDI (disambiguation).
For the series, see Battle for Dream Island (series).
For one of the prizes of Battle for BFB, see A BFDI.
Battle for Dream Island (Season 1)
BFDILOGO.png
The logo (as seen in the intro)

Country of origin

United States

Genre(s)

Adventure
Fantasy
Comedy

YouTube channel

jacknjellify

Run Time

January 1, 2010 – January 1, 2012

Teams

Squishy Cherries
Squashy Grapes
Another Name (after episode 9)

Video resolution

720p HD (Episodes 1 – 15)
1080p (Episodes 16 – 25)

Created by

Michael Huang
Cary Huang

Preceded by

Total Firey Island

Succeeded by

Battle for Dream Island Again

Number of episodes

25

Winner

Firey

Produced by

HTwins.net/jacknjellify

First episode

"Take the Plunge"

Last episode

"Return of the Hang Glider"

Music by

Kevin MacLeod

Voice Actors

Michael Huang and Cary Huang

Battle for Dream Island, abbreviated as BFDI, is the first season of the Battle for Dream Island series, first premiering on January 1, 2010, on the YouTube channel jacknjellify. The show takes place in a fictional location known as Goiky. The first season has 25 episodes.

BFDI was succeeded by Battle for Dream Island Again, released on June 29th, 2012, with the release of "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know".

Overview

The 20 original contestants (as seen in the intro)

This season involves 20 anthropomorphic inanimate objects (and later, one human[BFDI18]) who have known each other all their lives and are casually living together. But when the host, the Announcer, falls from the sky and tells everyone about the luxurious island known as Dream Island, competition sparks, and everyone begins battling each other for the island.

In episode 1b, the 2nd part of the first episode, the Announcer divided the 20 contestants into two teams of 10: the Squishy Cherries and the Squashy Grapes. The two teams competed in contests at the beginning of every month, and the Announcer put the losing team up for elimination—the elimination ceremony is known as "Cake at Stake". The viewers then decided to eliminate someone between the 1st and 10th of every month. At the beginning of the next episode, the Announcer eliminates the most-voted contestant and sends them to the Tiny Loser Chamber.

In episode 9, the teams reformed, and half of the Squashy Grapes formed a 3rd team (called "Another Name") in the process. During Cake at Stake, the two most-voted contestants would leave the losing team. The winning team would then choose one of them onto their team and eliminate the other.

In episode 12, the teams dissolved, and the contestants competed as individuals. The Announcer then introduced a new point system. The contestants kept their scores throughout the season, and they could earn or lose points, depending on how they did in a contest. At the end of an episode, the three or four contestants with the lowest scores would be up for elimination. The Announcer would then send the most-voted contestant to the Tiny Loser Chamber.

In episode 19, the point system ended, and competitors competed for immunity. One or two people won immunity each episode. The Announcer put the rest of the contestants up for elimination and sent the most-voted competitor to the Tiny Loser Chamber the following episode. This process continued until the final 3. The viewers then decided which of the three would win Dream Island.

Production

In 2008, Michael and Cary Huang created a catalog which featured a comic strip of Firey, Woody, Teardrop, Spongy, and Match. They later decided to do comics, comic strips, and even some series like Total Firey Island, Total Firey Points, and others.

They decided to make a Flash animation series of a contest to win an island called "Dream Island" like Total Firey Island. They decided to release it on YouTube on jacknjellify's channel instead of carykh's channel.

Mechanics

Cake at Stake

Main article: Cake at Stake

This is the elimination process for Battle for Dream Island; initially, the team that lost last contest is usually put up for elimination. The viewers then vote who they want to be eliminated on the losing Team between the 1st and 10th of each month. At the beginning of the next episode, the elimination ceremony, known as Cake at Stake, commences.

If a contestant is safe, then they will receive a slice of cake or something else. The competitor with the most votes will not get the cake, and will be eliminated from the battle, and thus, sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber. Since the eventual merge of the teams, the contestants that did not receive immunity (or got the lowest scores during the point system stage of the game) are put up for elimination. Typically, 3-4 contestants were put up for elimination during the merge. Occasionally, the contestants themselves got to choose who was eliminated instead.

Rewards

Many contests reward the winners. Usually, the prize is immunity for the winning team/contestant(s), but sometimes the reward is an eliminated competitor/rival teammate being added/moved to the winning team. Before the merge, contestants could also win a Win Token. If a contestant is up for elimination, they could use their Win Token to erase half of their votes, helping them stay usually safe (except for Needle and Golf Ball) during eliminations. Other rewards (BFDI posters, BFDI DDSs, teddy bears, houses) were also given out prior to reaching a new stage in the competition.

Characters

Entire cast (excluding David and Announcer)

Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island characters

20 inanimate objects, plus the host, Announcer, and David, who joined in episode 18 make up the main cast. Everyone, excluding the Announcer, compete on the show.

Contestants

See also: Battle for Dream Island/Elimination table
Contestant Team(s) Status Placement
Woody TeamIcon.png Woody Squishy Cherries 4th eliminated
"Bridge Crossing"
21st
Pin TeamIcon.png Pin Squishy Cherries 5th eliminated
"Power of Three"
20th
Needle TeamIcon.png Needle Squashy Grapes 6th eliminated
"Puzzling Mysteries"
19th
Teardrop TeamIcon.png Teardrop Squashy Grapes 7th eliminated
"Crybaby!"
18th
GolfBall TeamIcon.png Golf Ball Squashy Grapes 8th eliminated
"Lofty"
17th
Another Name
Coiny TeamIcon.png Coiny Squashy Grapes 9th eliminated
"A Leg Up in the Race"
16th
Another Name
Snowball TeamIcon.png Snowball Squashy Grapes 10th eliminated
"Don't Lose Your Marbles"
15th
Squishy Cherries
Match TeamIcon.png Match Squishy Cherries 11th eliminated
"Half a Loaf Is Better Than None"
14th
Eraser TeamIcon.png Eraser Squishy Cherries 12th eliminated
"Vomitaco"
13th
Pen TeamIcon.png Pen Squishy Cherries 13th eliminated
"Bowling, Now with Explosions!"
12th
Blocky TeamIcon.png Blocky Squishy Cherries 3rd eliminated
"Sweet Tooth"
11th
1st Returned
"Insectophobe's Nightmare"
Squashy Grapes
14th eliminated
"The Reveal"
TennisBall TeamIcon.png Tennis Ball Squashy Grapes 15th eliminated
"Reveal Novum"
10th
Another Name
Pencil TeamIcon.png Pencil Squishy Cherries 16th eliminated
"Rescission"
9th
David TeamIcon.png David No team Debuted
"Reveal Novum"
8th
17th eliminated
"Gardening Hero"
IceCube TeamIcon.png Ice Cube Squashy Grapes 18th eliminated
"The Glistening"
7th
Rocky TeamIcon.png Rocky Squashy Grapes 19th eliminated
"Don't Pierce My Flesh"
6th
Another Name
Squishy Cherries
Spongy TeamIcon.png Spongy Squishy Cherries 2nd eliminated
"Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?"
5th
2nd Returned
"Half a Loaf Is Better Than None"
20th eliminated
"Hurtful!"
Flower TeamIcon.png Flower Squashy Grapes 1st eliminated
"Barriers and Pitfalls"
4th
3rd Returned
"The Glistening"
21st eliminated
"Insectophobe's Nightmare 2"
Bubble TeamIcon.png Bubble Squishy Cherries 3rd (2nd runner-up)
"Return of the Hang Glider"
(228 votes)
Leafy TeamIcon.png Leafy Squashy Grapes 2nd (Runner-up)
"Return of the Hang Glider"
(236 votes)
Firey TeamIcon.png Firey Squishy Cherries 1st (Winner)
"Return of the Hang Glider"
(406 votes)
Squashy Grapes
Another Name

Team status

Ep. 1Ep. 5 Ep. 6

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Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12
Firey Squishy Cherries Eraser, Pen Squishy Cherries Squashy Grapes Another Name
Leafy Squashy Grapes Teardrop, Tennis Ball Squashy Grapes
Bubble Squishy Cherries Match, Pencil Squishy Cherries
Rocky Squashy Grapes Golf Ball, Snowball Squashy Grapes Another Name Squishy Cherries
Ice Cube Squashy Grapes Coiny, Needle Squashy Grapes
Pencil Squishy Cherries Bubble, Match Squishy Cherries
Tennis Ball Squashy Grapes Leafy, Teardrop Squashy Grapes Another Name Squashy Grapes
Blocky Squishy Cherries Eliminated Squashy Grapes
Pen Squishy Cherries Firey, Eraser Squishy Cherries
Eraser Squishy Cherries Firey, Pen Squishy Cherries
Match Squishy Cherries Bubble, Pencil Squishy Cherries
Snowball Squashy Grapes Golf Ball, Rocky Squashy Grapes Squishy Cherries
Coiny Squashy Grapes Ice Cube, Needle Squashy Grapes Another Name Eliminated
Golf Ball Squashy Grapes Rocky, Snowball Squashy Grapes Another Name Eliminated
Teardrop Squashy Grapes Leafy, Tennis Ball Squashy Grapes Eliminated
Needle Squashy Grapes Coiny, Ice Cube Eliminated
Pin Squishy Cherries Eliminated
Woody Squishy Cherries Eliminated
Spongy Squishy Cherries Eliminated
Flower Squashy Grapes Eliminated
David Not in competition

Team progression

The 20 contestants are divided into 2 teams of 10.

Team Members
SquishyCherriesHQ.png
Blocky TeamIcon.png Bubble TeamIcon.png Eraser TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Match TeamIcon.png Pen TeamIcon.png Pencil TeamIcon.png Pin TeamIcon.png Spongy TeamIcon.png Woody TeamIcon.png
Blocky Bubble Eraser Firey Match Pen Pencil Pin Spongy Woody
Squashy Grapes.png
Coiny TeamIcon.png Flower TeamIcon.png Golf Ball TeamIcon.png Ice Cube TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png Needle TeamIcon.png Rocky TeamIcon.png Snowball TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png TennisBall TeamIcon.png
Coiny Flower Golf Ball Ice Cube Leafy Needle Rocky Snowball Teardrop Tennis Ball

Needle is eliminated. Firey joins the Squashy Grapes after they win the challenge.

Team Members
SquishyCherriesHQ.png
Bubble TeamIcon.png Eraser TeamIcon.png Match TeamIcon.png Pen TeamIcon.png Pencil TeamIcon.png
Bubble Eraser Match Pen Pencil
Squashy Grapes.png
Coiny TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Golf Ball TeamIcon.png Ice Cube TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png Rocky TeamIcon.png Snowball TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png TennisBall TeamIcon.png
Coiny Firey Golf Ball Ice Cube Leafy Rocky Snowball Teardrop Tennis Ball

Blocky rejoins and is placed on the Squashy Grapes. The Squashy Grapes split into 2 teams of 5.

Team Members
SquishyCherriesHQ.png
Bubble TeamIcon.png Eraser TeamIcon.png Match TeamIcon.png Pen TeamIcon.png Pencil TeamIcon.png
Bubble Eraser Match Pen Pencil
Squashy Grapes.png
Blocky TeamIcon.png Ice Cube TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png Snowball TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png
Blocky Ice Cube Leafy Snowball Teardrop
Another Name logo 1.png
Coiny TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Golf Ball TeamIcon.png Rocky TeamIcon.png TennisBall TeamIcon.png
Coiny Firey Golf Ball Rocky Tennis Ball

Teardrop is eliminated. Snowball joins the Squishy Cherries, as they won last episode's challenge.

Team Members
SquishyCherriesHQ.png
Bubble TeamIcon.png Eraser TeamIcon.png Match TeamIcon.png Pen TeamIcon.png Pencil TeamIcon.png Snowball TeamIcon.png
Bubble Eraser Match Pen Pencil Snowball
Squashy Grapes.png
Blocky TeamIcon.png Ice Cube TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png
Blocky Ice Cube Leafy
Another Name logo 1.png
Coiny TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Golf Ball TeamIcon.png Rocky TeamIcon.png TennisBall TeamIcon.png
Coiny Firey Golf Ball Rocky Tennis Ball

Golf Ball is eliminated. Rocky joins the Squishy Cherries, as they won last episode's challenge.

Team Members
SquishyCherriesHQ.png
Bubble TeamIcon.png Eraser TeamIcon.png Match TeamIcon.png Pen TeamIcon.png Pencil TeamIcon.png Rocky TeamIcon.png Snowball TeamIcon.png
Bubble Eraser Match Pen Pencil Rocky Snowball
Squashy Grapes.png
Blocky TeamIcon.png Ice Cube TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png
Blocky Ice Cube Leafy
Another Name logo 1.png
Coiny TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png TennisBall TeamIcon.png
Coiny Firey Tennis Ball

Ice Cube is eliminated and Flower rejoins.

Bubble TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Flower TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png Rocky TeamIcon.png Spongy TeamIcon.png
Bubble Firey Flower Leafy Rocky Spongy

Spongy is eliminated.

Bubble TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Flower TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png
Bubble Firey Flower Leafy

Flower is eliminated.

Bubble TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png
Bubble Firey Leafy

Firey wins. Leafy places second and Bubble places third.

Firey TeamIcon.png
Firey

Recommended characters

Main article: Recommended Characters

The 30 recommended characters that were up for vote in The Reveal.

Starting in episode 10, the viewers got to create their own characters in the comments section of a video that would make cameos in the next episode. Originally, there were no restrictions on creating characters, however, starting in episode 18 ("Reveal Novum"), only one recommended character was allowed per recommender, and as of episode 23 ("Hurtful!"), no copyrighted characters were allowed to avoid lawsuits.

In Episode 17 ("The Reveal"), 30 handpicked recommended characters were chosen to be part of a special voting period, with the most voted character joining the competition. The winner of the voting was David, who joined as the 21st contestant of Battle for Dream Island.

Episodes

Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island episodes

There is a total of 25 episodes. The first episode was a double length episode, while the rest of the episodes ranged at around 7-15 minutes each.

Re-uploaded episodes

There were 2 episodes of the season that had to be re-uploaded due to fatal errors in the originals. The first was Episode 12 ("A Leg Up in the Race"). In the original, Golf Ball and Rocky were shown on the Another Name team, despite the fact that in the previous episode ("Lofty"), Golf Ball got eliminated and Rocky got moved to the Squishy Cherries, and neither of them should have been there. As a result, the episode was taken down, and a new version was uploaded, with the error fixed.

The second was Episode 20 ("Gardening Hero"). This episode was originally missing a 30-second portion that contained elimination/rejoin details and the recommended characters for that episode. The episode was later re-uploaded with that part of the episode included.

Battle for Dream Island - Season 1 (All Episodes)

On July 21, 2018, between the releases of "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" and "Return of the Rocket Ship", the jacknjellify channel uploaded an official, three-hour-and-50-minute video compiling every episode of the first season, with black title cards marking the start of a new episode. Unlike the original videos, due to changes in YouTube's software, there are no annotations. It is the most viewed video on the channel to not be a BFDI episode, the channel's most viewed video since BFB started, and the channel's most viewed video from 2018.

Description

"Want to watch the Full Season of Battle for Dream Island? Look no further! This cartoon compilation has All Episodes of the first season of BFDI! Watch as twenty characters battle for a luxurious island in an elimination-centric monthly animated series!"

Timestamps

List of episodes

# Title Airdate
1a Take the Plunge/Part 1 January 1, 2010
1b Take the Plunge/Part 2 January 1, 2010
2 Barriers and Pitfalls February 1, 2010
3 Are You Smarter Than a Snowball? March 1, 2010
4 Sweet Tooth April 1, 2010
5 Bridge Crossing May 1, 2010
6 Power of Three June 1, 2010
7 Puzzling Mysteries July 1, 2010
8 Cycle of Life August 1, 2010
9 Insectophobe's Nightmare September 1, 2010
10 Crybaby! October 1, 2010
11 Lofty November 1, 2010
12 A Leg Up in the Race December 1, 2010
13 Don't Lose Your Marbles January 1, 2011
14 Half a Loaf Is Better Than None February 1, 2011
15 Vomitaco March 1, 2011
16 Bowling, Now with Explosions! April 1, 2011
17 The Reveal May 1, 2011
18 Reveal Novum June 1, 2011
19 Rescission July 1, 2011
20 Gardening Hero August 1, 2011
21 The Glistening September 1, 2011
22 Don't Pierce My Flesh October 1, 2011
23 Hurtful! November 1, 2011
24 Insectophobe's Nightmare 2 December 1, 2011
25 Return of the Hang Glider January 1, 2012

Trivia

  • Battle for Dream Island premiered on New Year's Day of 2010.
  • This is the first season to be completed. BFDIA was cancelled and IDFB was put on hiatus after BFB started. BFB is now the second season to finish.
  • On the intro of the 25th episode of BFDI, Eraser said that there might be a cool coincidence if you put the 1st spoken word of the first episode, the second word of the second episode, and so on all the way to the 25th spoken word of the 25th episode and made a message. The message says: "Yeah, what is it? Now I see you are taking the word with the place of the episode number. This is the message, no coincidence."
  • As of January 1, 2021, BFDI Season 1, along with the series, is 11 years old.
  • Battle for Dream Island is well known for being the first object show ever created, it was followed by Inanimate Insanity and the genre has since grown rapidly from there.
  • "Battle for Dream Island - Season 1 (All Episodes)" is the longest video on the jacknjellify channel, being 3 hours and 50 minutes long.
  • This is the only season that has a two-parter as the first episode.
  • This is the first season with no delayed episodes.
    • In addition, each episode was always one month after the other, making it the only season with a consistent release schedule.
  • Before BFDI, jacknjellify had only 11 subscribers, but after, their number of subscribers grew by more than a factor of 1000.
  • BFDI raised jacknjellify up to the 4,988th most viewed channel in the world at the time. As of April 2018, they are now the 5,577th.
  • BFDI has the least contestants with 21, one less than BFDIA and IDFB's 22.
  • Out of the 21 contestants, 16 had arms and legs while 5 were armless.
  • All of the finalists in this season had both arms and legs.
    • All the finalists in this season also weighed less than 0.1 oz (3.78 g), according to Golf Ball: Firey (~0 oz(0 g)), Leafy (~0.02 oz (0.76 g)), and Bubble (~0.0009 oz (0.03 g)).
    • They were also all voiced by Michael.
  • Firey and Rocky competed on all three teams.
    • Because Firey became a finalist, every team has someone to represent them in the finale.
  • There are a total of 6 episodes in this season in which the voters did not vote someone to be eliminated.
  • The first 3 eliminated contestants all rejoined the game.
  • Flower is the first and last to be eliminated in BFDI.
    • Additionally, Spongy is the second and second last contestant eliminated.
  • BFDI was edited with Sony Vegas.[1]
  • This is the only season with no limbless or food contestants.
  • This is the only season with teams picked out by a team captain.
  • BFDI has no female voice actors, although future seasons do for some characters.
  • BFDI currently has the most hosts out of any season, excluding IDFB, having 9.

Contestants

Episode thumbnails

References

External links

Seasons of Battle for Dream Island (template)
Main series: Battle for Dream IslandBattle for Dream Island AgainIDFBBattle for BFBBattle for Dream Island: The Power of TwoSeason 6


Pre-BFDI: Total Firey IslandTotal Firey PointsTotal Firey Switch

Spinoffs: ABCDEFGB.A.G.U.E.T.T.E.BFDI Mini-Season - "Marbles"Ten Words of Wisdom

BFDI Mini: BFDI MiniBFDI Mini AgainBFDI Mini DeluxeBFDI Mini, Seriously!

Non-canon: Battle for Permission to Meet 10

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