Intertropolis & Routeville
|Intertropolis & Routeville|
|Developed by||Jordan Cassatt|
|Theme music composer||Jordan Cassatt|
|Opening theme||"Living on the Interstate" by Jordan Cassatt and Kimberly Blanding|
|Ending theme||"Get Your Kicks in Highway City" by TBA|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Jordan Cassatt|
|Production company(s)||Blanding Cassatt Original Television|
|Original release||January 4, 2021|
Intertropolis & Routeville is an American upcoming animated television series created by Jordan Cassatt and Kimberly Blanding. It is set to premiere on January 4, 2021 on Nickelodeon. It is produced and distributed by Blanding Cassatt Original Television, a subsidiary of Blanding Cassatt and the series is slated to be moved to Blanding Cassatt's own kids' television network, Sintopia, which both those companies are set to be launched in 2022.
The series is about the roads and highways that includes Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, State Highways, and County Roads and is revolved around two main characters named Interstate 48 and U.S. Route 86 who lives in a big metropolis called Highway City, which contains twin cities called Intertropolis, Nevada for the Interstates, and Routeville, Utah for the U.S. Routes. The twin cities are separated by a curveless toll highway called Town Separator, treated as a state border between Utah and Nevada.
Two main characters Interstate 48 and U.S. Route 86 lives in Highway City, a metropolis where Intertropolis and Routeville are bordered to each other in Nevada and Utah. They enjoy their times around the metro as they try different things and activities. They also have to deal with the citizens' behavior and crimes no matter what it takes to live in Intertropolis and Routeville. As they drive on the road and on expressways, they have to follow all the traffic rules and laws in order to stay safe and avoid traffic accidents.
Interstate 48 (I-48) and her best boyfriend U.S. Route 86 (US 86) are in a fictional city called Ooscondio, located in the south central Pacific Coast of California. It is a city for California State Route Shields, not quite their species for Interstate Shields and U.S. Route Shields. They live in a crazy neighborhood full of Californian highway shields who are treating I-48 and US 86 that this is not a city for U.S. Route Shields and Interstate Shields. So I-48 and US 86 find a real estate magazine, an ad on the internet, and a commercial on television showing a city of Highway City, a fictional big city in the Utah/Nevada state line that contains two fictional twin cities called Intertropolis in Nevada for the Interstate Shields, and Routeville in Utah for the U.S. Route Shields. They decide to move there to have a good, joyful, peaceful life.
The next day, they went to the bank to get their whole cash from their savings account. US 86 thinks about taking a flight to Highway City, but I-48 doesn't want to leave her beloved sports car behind. So I-48 drives off with US 86 and getting ready to leave Ooscondio and heading to Highway City. They take on to Interstate 48, a fictional Interstate Highway in the southwestern United States that starts from Ooscondio, California to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and it also takes them to Highway City (Intertropolis, Nevada and Routeville, Utah). US 86 suggests I-48 that if there's a traffic jam on the Interstate, she bests exit on to U.S. Route 86, a fictional U.S. Route that does the same to Interstate 48. Like I-48, it starts from Ooscondio, California. Unlike I-48, US 86 ends to Colorado Springs. Like I-48, it does go to Highway City (Intertropolis, Nevada and Routeville, Utah). U.S. Route 86 runs parallel to Interstate 48, mostly to its south, and it also has interchanges to it. I-48 realizes that she don't have to drive on US 86 because I-48 has an HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane in the metro limits of Highway City.
It took six hours to get to Highway City without traffic jams, but they made it there. They exit off I-48 onto US 86 so they don't get caught in traffic because they know that I-48 is a busy highway because of its 16 lanes. I-48 and US 86 are looking for a decent hotel around the metropolis they saw in the real estate book to stay in until they can find a new home they want to rent.
- Main article: List of Intertropolis & Routeville episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||52||27||January 4, 2021||September 27, 2021|
Season 1 (2021)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboard by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Move to Highway City, Part 1"|
"Move to Highway City, Part 2"
|Jordan Cassatt||Story by : Jordan Cassatt & Kimberly Blanding |
Written by : Jordan Cassatt
|Kimberly Blanding||January 4, 2021||101||N/A|
"Move to Highway City, Part 1": I-48 and US 86 are planning to leave the California city of Ooscondio and move to Highway City, a big metro city in the Utah/Nevada state line for Interstate and U.S. Route Shields.
"Move to Highway City, Part 2": I-48 and US 86 are leaving Ooscondio, California and moving to Highway City in Intertropolis, Nevada and Routeville, Utah.Note: This episode will be shown earlier before its official television premiere at the Florida Theatre on December 15, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.
|2||"Houses & Condos"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 5, 2021||102A||TBD|
|3||"The Main Highways"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 6, 2021||102B||TBD|
|4||"Restaurant Decency"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 7, 2021||103A||TBD|
|5||"A Highway With No Curves"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 8, 2021||103B||TBD|
|6||"The Highway City Fair"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 11, 2021||104A||TBD|
|7||"We Can Travel"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 12, 2021||104B||TBD|
|8||"Interstate Jammed"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 13, 2021||105A||TBD|
|9||"Interstate Band"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 14, 2021||105B||TBD|
|10||"Sisters First, Brothers Last"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 15, 2021||106A||TBD|
|11||"Routie Crush"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 19, 2021||106B||TBD|
|12||"Interstation"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 20, 2021||107A||TBD|
|13||"Highway Thru Dateville"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 21, 2021||117B||TBD|
|14||"Jokerstate"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 22, 2021||108A||TBD|
|15||"Beltway's Drive"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 25, 2021||108B||TBD|
|16||"Crashing Inn"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 26, 2021||109A||TBD|
|17||"Interstate Workers"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 27, 2021||109B||TBD|
|18||"Major Record Loyalty"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 28, 2021||110A||TBD|
|19||"Hi-95"||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 29, 2021||110B||TBD|
Four 5-minute shorts will be either released on Nickelodeon or on Nickelodeon's and Blanding Cassatt's YouTube channels. The original air dates of all shorts are not official but they are as such according to Blanding Cassatt.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboard by||Release date|
|1||"Highway City"||Jordan Cassatt||Jordan Cassatt||Jordan Cassatt||September 20, 2020|
|I-48 and US 86 are trying to do some different activities by going to places around Highway City, but everyone is busy and everything is closed for a local holiday. So they call a friend to interact with them so they won't get bored.|
|2||"World of Highways"||Jordan Cassatt||Jordan Cassatt||Jordan Cassatt||October 11, 2020|
|The series takes you on a journey to a world that is inhabited by highway signs. In this short, it will teach you the "species" of highway signs located by state and the United States.|
|3||"Let's Take a Drive"||Jordan Cassatt||Jordan Cassatt||Jordan Cassatt||November 2, 2020|
|I-95 is ready to know how to drive a car. So she goes to a driver's education class to earn her driver's license.|
|4||"Just Cruisin'"||Jordan Cassatt||Jordan Cassatt||Jordan Cassatt||December 13, 2020|
|I-48 and US 86 go out on a cruise for the summer, where the two of them have to face many challenges the ship has to offer.|
- Main article: List of Intertropolis & Routeville characters
The characters in Intertropolis & Routeville are in the species of four types of highway systems: Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, State Highways and County Roads. All of them are designed by the creators of the series with faces. Kimberly Blanding thought that they would look good and understandable if the characters have faces on them, like eyes, ears, mouth, nose, eyebrows, and eyelashes for females. Jordan Cassatt understood how this would go on, agrees with Blanding. Cassatt and Blanding uses some technology to draw the characters' faces.
The two main characters of Intertropolis & Routeville are seen in most episodes and are common to the series.
- Interstate 48 (voiced by Landy McMiller), a female Interstate Highway shield who is close best friends with U.S Route 86. She is very good at coming up with her and US 86's plans, but sometimes it doesn't work the way she thought.
- U.S. Route 86 (voiced by Mark McMiller), a male U.S. Highway shield who is close best friends with Interstate 48. He always suggests I-48 to come up with some different plans. He is also a fan of many celebrities and athletes.
The five supporting characters of Intertropolis & Routeville are seen in some episodes and are common to the series but not all the time.
- Interstate 21 (voiced by Kimberly Blanding), a female Interstate Highway shield who is the younger sister of I-23, the daughter of I-248, and the princess of Intertropolis. She is a little bratty to her brother I-23 as the I-23 highway travels through Routeville.
- Interstate 23 (voiced by Jordan Cassatt), a male Interstate Highway shield who is the older brother of I-21, the son of I-248, and the prince of Intertropolis. He is mainly jealous of I-21 as the I-21 highway travels through Intertropolis.
- Interstate 248 (voiced by Leni Collins), a female Interstate Highway shield who is the mother of I-21 and I-23, the love interest of US 389, and the "Queen of Highway City".
- U.S. Route 47 (voiced by Riley Anderson), a female U.S. Highway shield who is the daughter of US 389 and the princess of Routeville. She is friends with I-21 and I-23.
- U.S. Route 389 (voiced by Andy Coolman), a male U.S. Highway shield who is the father of US 47, the love interest of I-248, and the "King of Highway City".
The recurring characters of the Interstates lives in the Main Highway Lounge of Intertropolis. Most of their numbers end with a "0" or a "5", except for Interstate 1 and Interstate 101, who are also considered main Interstate Highways. They have different personalities.
- Interstate 0 (voiced by Danny Hutchy), a male Interstate Highway shield who has an unspecified personality.
- Interstate 1 (voiced by Seb Conway), a male Interstate Highway shield who is obsessed with and good at video and internet games.
- Interstate 5 (voiced by Victor Raymona), a male Interstate Highway shield who is very smart, intelligent, and is a scientist.
- Interstate 10 (voiced by Clain Ooosgram), a male Interstate Highway shield who is a motivational speaker and loves to inspire people.
- Interstate 15 (voiced by Vincent Leeon), a male Interstate Highway shield who likes to tattletale on anyone who gets in his way.
- Interstate 20 (voiced by Jordice Hawthorne), a female Interstate Highway shield who is very nice and friendly and loves caring about everyone and everything.
- Interstate 25 (voiced by Samantha Carson), a female Interstate Highway shield who does tomboyish activities and does not like girlish things.
- Interstate 30 (voiced by Aidan Gallagher), a male Interstate Highway shield who likes being cool and is very calm.
- Interstate 35 (voiced by Lordell Chion Jr.), a male Interstate Highway shield who has gothicism and does not have a great experience in loving life and joy.
- Interstate 40 (voiced by Ronda McLeon), a female Interstate Highway shield who loves to be sarcastic.
- Interstate 45 (voiced by Yolanda Hermosa), a female Interstate Highway shield who loves dreaming, daydreaming, and using her imagination.
- Interstate 50 (voiced by Venus Graymor), a male Interstate Highway shield who is very artistic and very creative.
- Interstate 55 (voiced by Harvey Makeman), a male Interstate Highway shield who is very athletic, strong, and loves participating in any type of sports.
- Interstate 60 (voiced by Jenny Menarlow), a female Interstate Highway shield who never lies and is very good at being honest.
- Interstate 65 (voiced by Shelly Kinson), a female Interstate Highway shield who is a musician, loves all kinds of music, and is a huge fan of a musical band called the New England Interstates (I-89, I-91, and I-93).
- Interstate 70 (voiced by Jace Norman), a male Interstate Highway shield who likes to dance, do choreography, and loves to come up with his very own dance moves like "The Cristionian".
- Interstate 75 (voiced by Darwin Brown-Hutson), a male Interstate Highway shield who is a stand-up comedian and loves comedy, pranking people, being funny, and telling jokes.
- Interstate 80 (voiced by Nathan Silverman), a male Interstate Highway shield who loves to eat food and drink beverage.
- Interstate 85 (voiced by Jayden Browns), a male Interstate Highway shield who is dimwitted, not very smart, and always make mistakes.
- Interstate 90 (voiced by Sabrina Carpenter), a female Interstate Highway shield who is a vegan, likes being clean, and staying healthy.
- Interstate 95 (voiced by Oestaly Merry), a female Interstate Highway shield who is bossy, self-proclaimed, most commanding, and loves social media.
- Interstate 100 (voiced by Brandon Cowland), a male Interstate Highway shield who is the leader of the Main Interstate Highway signs.
- Interstate 101 (voiced by Uma Sherman), a female Interstate Highway shield who loves traveling and is good at reading maps, signs and directions.
Recurring (U.S. Routes)
The recurring characters of the U.S. Routes lives in the Main Highway Lounge of Routeville. Most of their numbers end with a "0" or a "1", except for U.S. Route 2, who is also considered a main U.S. Highway. Like the Interstates, they have different personalities.
- U.S. Route 0 (voiced by Jepson Davidson), a male U.S. Highway shield who, like I-0, has an unspecified personality.
- U.S. Route 1 (voiced by Josh Nistar), a male U.S. Highway shield who likes being first and likes to get ahead from others because he is "US 1".
- U.S. Route 2 (voiced by Rowan Blanchard), a female U.S. Highway shield who sometimes wants to be alone because she is extremely shy and always crying.
- U.S. Route 10 (voiced by Elliott Sancrant), a male U.S. Highway shield who is childish and likes to watch television and movies.
- U.S. Route 11 (voiced by Lance Lim), a male U.S. Highway shield who is the weatherman and loves forecasting the weather.
- U.S. Route 20 (voiced by Kay Remington), a female U.S. Highway shield who has a lot of jobs and is the busiest citizen in Highway City.
- U.S. Route 21 (voiced by Lodi Ganningham), a female U.S. Highway shield who loves to stay up late all night long.
- U.S. Route 30 (voiced by Shane Landon), a male U.S. Highway shield who loves nightlife parties.
- U.S. Route 31 (voiced by Tom Ontario), a male U.S. Highway shield who has autism spectrum disorder.
- U.S. Route 40 (voiced by Quinn Stanton Jr.), a female U.S. Highway shield who loves to do makeup art.
- U.S. Route 41 (voiced by Linda Lilling), a female U.S. Highway shield who is very rich and wealthy and can afford anything.
- U.S. Route 50 (voiced by Norm Loskowski), a male U.S. Highway shield who is always thinking about himself and nobody else.
- U.S. Route 51 (voiced by Arnold McDonald), a male U.S. Highway shield who loves junk food items, hates vegetables, and does not eat healthy that much.
- U.S. Route 60 (voiced by Suzan Koshy), a female U.S. Highway shield who loves babysitting and children.
- U.S. Route 61 (voiced by Wendy Tensker), a female U.S. Highway shield who loves petsitting and animals.
- U.S. Route 70 (voiced by Casey Simpson), a male U.S. Highway shield who has various hard times pronouncing words correctly and is always stuttering, making it hard for everyone to understand him.
- U.S. Route 71 (voiced by Donald McBrady), a male U.S. Highway shield who is fair and balance and likes equality.
- U.S. Route 80 (voiced by Jack Griffo), a male U.S. Highway shield who is very cocky and energetic.
- U.S. Route 81 (voiced by Horatio Lexington), a male U.S. Highway shield who loves road signs and like I-101, is great at reading maps and directions.
- U.S. Route 90 (voiced by Jane Augustine), a female U.S. Highway shield who is a singer, songwriter, and a local television actress and personality.
- U.S. Route 91 (voiced by Patrisha Calingo), a female U.S. Highway shield who is a teenage beauty pageant and is sometimes very mean and self-controlled.
- U.S. Route 100 (voiced by July Deeverton), a male U.S. Highway shield who is the leader of the Main U.S. Highway signs.
- U.S. Route 101 (voiced by Ashley Carson), a female U.S. Highway shield who is a professional chef and loves cooking.
There are many other characters of Intertropolis & Routeville that most aren't seen all the time.
- Interstate 89 (voiced by Asher Angel), a male Interstate Highway shield who is the leader and head member of a musical band the New England Interstates. He is the only male member of the NEI and he plays with Interstate 91 and Interstate 93, who are females. I-89's instrument is his guitar and his voice.
- Interstate 91 (voiced by Annie LeBlanc), a female Interstate Highway shield who is one of the three members of a musical band the New England Interstates, with Interstate 89 and Interstate 93. I-91's instrument is her piano and her voice.
- Interstate 93 (voiced by Alyson Stoner), a female Interstate Highway shield who is one of the three members of a musical band the New England Interstates, with Interstate 89 and Interstate 91. I-93's instrument is her drum set and her voice.
Recurring (U.S. Routes)
There are many other characters of Intertropolis & Routeville that most aren't seen all the time.
- U.S. Route 3 (voiced by Johnny Orlando), a male U.S. Highway shield who is one of the three members of a musical band the New England U.S. Routes, with U.S. Route 7 and U.S. Route 5. US 3's instrument is his French horn and his voice. He is the competitive counterpart of I-93 of the New England Interstates.
- U.S. Route 5 (voiced by Jacob Sartorius), a male U.S. Highway shield who is one of the three members of a musical band the New England U.S. Routes, with U.S. Route 7 and U.S. Route 3. US 5's instrument is his tambourines and his voice. He is the competitive counterpart of I-91 of the New England Interstates.
- U.S. Route 7 (voiced by Peyton List), a female U.S. Highway shield who is the leader and head member of a musical band the New England U.S. Routes. She is the only female member of the NEUSR and she plays with U.S. Route 5 and U.S. Route 3, who are males. US 7's instrument is her harp and her voice. She is the competitive counterpart of I-89, the leader and head member of the New England Interstates.
Around the summer of 2015, when Jordan Cassatt created Blanding Cassatt as his personal social media stage name and private web company during his high school years, before July 2015, he made a personal debut image of his series in the title of Interstate vs. U.S. Route. After July 2015, Cassatt retitled it to Intertropolis and Roadville. In September 2015, after all the retitling of the series, he thought about them not good names. So, he thought of a creative idea of a greater title of Intertropolis & Routeville, which will be the show's official title.
Jordan Cassatt, creator of Intertropolis & Routeville, is currently writing a screenplay script for his show's pilot episode set for Nickelodeon to premiere in September 2020. After that, he will write three other screenplays for his show's 5-minute shorts, which are followed by a script for the official season one premiere of Intertropolis & Routeville called "Move to Highway City", set to premiere in Jacksonville, Florida in December 2020 and air on Nickelodeon in January 4, 2021.
In October 2020, Cassatt is creating a storyboard inside his house with the help of Kimberly Blanding.
Nickelodeon to Sintopia
Jordan Cassatt and Kimberly Blanding started releasing their first animated series for Nickelodeon on January 4, 2021 with the episode "Move to Highway City" before they can start their own mass media company Blanding Cassatt, which started in 2022. The first season of Intertropolis & Routeville ended on September 27, 2021 with a half-hour crossover episode called "Interstate Loud" as a crossover between Sintopia's Intertropolis & Routeville and Nickelodeon's The Loud House.
The name of the series - and the two main cities - comes from the name that Jordan Cassatt come up with. Such as "Intertropolis" comes from the word "Interstate" and "Routeville" comes from the word "Route", as well as the road series name "U.S. Route". The series was originally named "Interstate vs. U.S. Route" back in 2015 when Jordan Cassatt come up with the name. Then he thought that it is not a good title for the series. So he decide to call it and come up with a better and a more creative title which is "Intertropolis & Routeville".
Intertropolis & Routeville is the first series created by Jordan Cassatt with his wife and partner Kimberly Blanding and the very first ever television series to air on Sintopia. It also received positive reviews from critics and companies, perhaps because of its animation, cartoon design, humorous effects, road and freeway designs, cartoon reality, and is the most highly original television show for children on television. No other popular animated series has a main focus about the series of roads and freeways. It also became one of the top animated TV series on Nickelodeon, with The Loud House and SpongeBob SquarePants. It is also one of three Nickelodeon shows to be on two TV channels. The Loud House and its spin-off series The Casagrandes premiered on Sintopia with the permission from Nickelodeon and its owner ViacomCBS.