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Battle for Dream Island

Country of origin

United States of America (USA)


Reality TV/Comedy/Animation

YouTube channel


Run Time

January 1, 2010 - January 1, 2012


Squishy Cherries
Squashy Grapes
Another Name (after episode 9)

Video resolution

720p HD (Episodes 1-15)
1080p Full HD (Episode 16 and later)

Created by

Michael Huang
Cary Huang

Developed by

Succeeded by

Battle for Dream Island Again

Battle for Dream Island, abbreviated as BFDI, is an object show first premiered on Jan. 1st, 2010 on the YouTube account jacknjellify. The show (possibly) takes place in a fictional location known as Goiky. There are a total of 25 episodes in the 1st season.



The 20 original contestants (as seen in the intro)

This season involves 20 (later 21) inanimate objects 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 1 Part 2, the 20 contestants were divided into 2 teams: Squishy Cherries and Squashy Grapes. The 2 teams competed in contests at the beginning of every month, with the losing team being put up for elimination, known as Cake at Stake. The viewers then got to decide who they wanted to be eliminated between the 1st and 10th of every month, with the contestant having the most votes being eliminated, and sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber.

In Episode 9, the teams reformed, and a 3rd team called Another Name was formed in the process. During Cake at Stake, the 2 most voted contestants would leave the losing team. The winning team would then choose one of the 2 to be on their team, with the other being eliminated.

In Episode 12, the teams dissolved, and the contestants competed as individuals. A point system was also introduced. The contestant's scores were carried out through the season, and they could earn/lose points depending on how they did in a contest. At the end of an episode, the 3-4 contestants with the lowest scores would be up for elimination, and the most voted contestant would be sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber.

In Episode 19, the point system ended, and competitors competed for immunity. 1 or 2 people won immunity each episode, with the rest of the contestants being put up for elimination, and the most voted competitor being sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber. This process continued until the final 3. The viewers then voted between the 3 finalists, with the most voted contestant winning Dream Island.


See also: BFDI Elimination Table
Participant Former Team Status Placing Merged / Non-merged
Flower Squashy Grapes Returns in The Glistening
1st Eliminated in Barriers and Pitfalls
Spongy Squishy Cherries Returns in Half a Loaf Is Better Than None
2nd Eliminated in Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?
Blocky Squishy Cherries Returns in Insectophobe's Nightmare
3rd Eliminated in Sweet Tooth
Woody Squishy Cherries 4th Eliminated in Bridge Crossing 21st Place
Pin Squishy Cherries 5th Eliminated in Power of Three 20th Place
Needle Squashy Grapes 6th Eliminated in Puzzling Mysteries 19th Place
Teardrop Squashy Grapes 7th Eliminated in Crybaby! 18th Place
Golf Ball* Squashy Grapes 8th Eliminated in Lofty 17th Place
Coiny* Squashy Grapes 9th Eliminated in A Leg Up in the Race 16th Place
Snowball** Squashy Grapes 10th Eliminated in Don't Lose Your Marbles 15th Place
Match Squishy Cherries 11th Eliminated in Half a Loaf Is Better Than None 14th Place
Eraser Squishy Cherries 12th Eliminated in Vomitaco 13th Place
Pen Squishy Cherries 13th Eliminated in Bowling, Now with Explosions! 12th Place
Blocky*** Squishy Cherries 14th Eliminated in The Reveal 11th Place
Tennis Ball* Squashy Grapes 15th Eliminated in Reveal Novum 10th Place
David No Team Debuted in Reveal Novum
Pencil Squishy Cherries 16th Eliminated in Rescission 9th Place
David No Team 17th Eliminated in Gardening Hero 8th Place
Ice Cube Squashy Grapes 18th Eliminated in The Glistening 7th Place
Rocky**** Squashy Grapes 19th Eliminated in Don't Pierce My Flesh 6th Place
Spongy Squishy Cherries 20th Eliminated in Hurtful! 5th Place
Flower Squashy Grapes 21st Eliminated in Insectophobe's Nightmare 2 4th Place
Bubble Squishy Cherries 3rd Place Finalist in Return of the Hang Glider
Leafy Squashy Grapes 2nd Place Runner-Up in Return of the Hang Glider
Firey**** Squishy Cherries 1st Place Winner in Return of the Hang Glider

* - This contestant was also put on the Another Name team later in Insectophobe's Nightmare.
** - This contestant was originally on the Squashy Grapes team, but was also put on the Squishy Cherries team later in the competition.
*** - This contestant was originally on the Squishy Cherries team, but was also put on the Squashy Grapes team later in the competition.
**** - This contestant has been on all three Teams at some point in the competition.


It was all started in 2008 that the creators created a catalog and make a comic strip of Firey, Woody, Teardrop, Spongy and Match. Also, they decided to do comics, comic strips, Total Firey Points and others.

They decided to make them as a Flash animation series of a contest to win a island called "Dream Island" like Total Firey Points. They decided to release on YouTube on jacknjellify channel instead of carykh channel.

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, unless the last contest was a reward contest, is 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. 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. In certain contests, the contestants themselves got to choose who was eliminated, not the viewers.


Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island contestants

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


Entire Cast (excluding David and the speaker box)


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.

Recommended characters

Main article: Recommended Characters

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, their 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.

Recommended characters

The 30 recommended characters that were up for vote.

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.

Total Firey Points

Total Firey Points was the unreleased hand-drawn comic series/prototype version of Battle for Dream Island. The original seasons were to be called Firey, Total Firey Island, Total Firey Points, and Total Firey Switch. The main character (and possibly host) of the series was Firey, and it was unknown if Speaker Announcer was even in the series at all. Character personalities were also slightly different. For instance, Firey and Coiny originally weren't enemies at all until the 1st book of Total Firey Island (Crying Contest). Also, in Total Firey Island, Pencil won the competition. Total Firey Points even had different Teams. Instead of "Squishy Cherries", Pin's Team was originally called "Murderer Trout", and instead of "Squashy Grapes", Leafy's Team was originally called "Yelling Beavers". Total Firey Points was never finished due to Battle for Dream Island starting up.

Total Firey Points

The original covers of Total Firey Points. If you look closely, you can see that one of them is called #1: Balance Beam, while the other is called #5: Teams.

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. However, in the previous episode ("Lofty"), Golf Ball got eliminated and Rocky got moved to The Squishy Cherries, and neither of them should have been with Another Name. 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.


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 Win Tokens. If a contestant is up for elimination, they could use their Win Token to erase half of their votes, helping them stay safe during eliminations. Other rewards (BFDI posters, BFDI DDSs, teddy bears, houses) were also given out prior to reaching a new stage in the competition.


  • Overall, there were a total of 53 characters (Excluding random Recommended Characters/Speaker Clones) in the 1st season (20 (21 if David is counted) contestants, 3 hosts, and the 30 (29 if David is not counted) hand-picked recommended characters).
  • All of the characters either had both arms and legs, were armless, or didn't have any limbs at all.
    • 33 characters have both arms and legs. (32 if Pin is not counted)
    • 10 characters are armless.
    • 10 characters have neither arms nor legs. (11 if Pin is counted)
    • None of the limbless people ever competed in this season, but Pin lost her limbs in a following season.
  • There is a season 2, called Battle for Dream Island Again as confirmed in February 2012.
  • All of the finalists in this season had both arms and legs.
  • All of the finalists in this season also weighed less than 1/10th of an ounce.
  • There are a total of 6 episodes in this season in which the voters did not vote someone to be eliminated.
  • In some cases, a character says Oh My God, but in a way refering to what they are from.
    • The ones who say a parody are as follows (possibly to be updated):
      • Leafy: "Oh my tree" — She says this when she sees the bottom of the bottomless pit her 5-person team is falling to.
      • Firey: "Oh my oxygen" — This is said when Firey is angered by Rocky's barfing.
      • Bubble: "Oh my bubble blower" — Bubble says this when claiming her love for Ice Cream Cake.
      • Flower: "Oh my gardener" — This is said when Flower sees the bugs that the Speaker Box created.
      • Snowball: "Oh my snowflakes" — This is said when Snowball talks about the new elimination tune from thecartoonremix4 in The Glistening.
      • Match: "Oh my, like, woodsicles" — She says this when she freaks out after Flower points out that the TLC is sealed shut.
      • Coiny: "Oh my mint" — Said when the SG's were split
      • Pin: "Oh my pin factory" — In Bridge Crossing and The Long-lost Yoyle City
    • They also said shortened versions:
  • The 1st 3 eliminated contestents all rejoined the game
  • Two contestants shared an antangonist role.
  • Flower is the first and last to eliminated in BFDI.
  • The first shown object in BFDI is Match and Pencil with the weird voices.
  • Before BFDI, jacknjellify had only 11 subscribers, but after, his number of subscribers grown more than a factor of 1000! (Now he has 74,000+ subs.)
  • BFDI raised jacknjellify up to the 4988th most viewed channel in the world.
  • In BFDI is mostly dry. It's rained 1 time 4 years ago and not rained after that.
  • BFDI never delayed (at least the first season).
  • BFDI also stands for Blocky's Funny Doings International, an in-universe prank company.
  • Battle for Dream Island was premiered on New Year's Day of 2010.
  • There was no food characters in this season.
    • However, if you count recommended characters, like Fries, Pie, Eggy and Taco there is food.

Contestant pages

Episode pages

Name in other languages


Name Meaning
Japanese 夢の島の戦い (Yumenoshima no tatakai) Battle of Dream Island
Chinese (simplified) 战梦之岛 (Zhàn mèng zhī dǎo) Battle Dream Island
German Kampf um Dream Island Battle for Dream Island
French Guerre pour l'ile de rêve Battle for Dream Island
Arabic معركة جزيرة الحلم Battle Island Dream
Spanish La Batalla por la Isla de los Sueños Battle for Dream Island
Thai การต่อสู้เพื่อเกาะในฝัน Battle for Dream Island
Vietnamese Trận cho Đảo Mơ Battle for the Island of Dreams

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