Animorphs 16

Rachel, Jake, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco

My Name is Jake is the name given to the first two episodes of the Animorphs TV series. It is an adaptation of The Invasion. The episode's title references the first sentence of the book. It originally aired on September 11, 1998. It was written by Dan Angel, Billy Brown, and Neal Shusterman and directed by Timothy Bond.

Part 1Edit

Official SummaryEdit

A spaceship plummets to Earth in a construction site, and five unsuspecting teens - Jake, Rachel, Marco, Cassie, and Tobias - discover a dying alien, an "Andalite" prince named Elfangor, who communicates with them in thought-speak. Elfangor warns them that Earth has been invaded by the evil "Yeerks," green, slug-like creatures, which enslave their victims one by one by crawling into their ears and taking control of their minds. To empower and protect the young Earthlings, Elfangor gives them a unique Andalite gift - the ability to morph into any animal they touch. Now, the five "Animorphs" must use their newly acquired power to battle the Yeerks and save the galaxy. They must trust no one, and nothing will ever be the same again....


Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco, five teenagers only vaguely acquainted with one another, choose to take a shortcut through a construction site and wind up encountering Elfangor, an alien who offers them the power to morph into animals to save the Earth from a insidious secret invasion.

Morphs UsedEdit

Morphable Character Morph
Jake Golden Retriever (Homer)
Rachel None
Marco None
Cassie None
Tobias None

Part 2Edit

Official SummaryEdit

My Name Is Jake

My Name is Jake pt 2

Scared and curious, the Animorphs experiment with Elfangor's gift. On Cassie's family farm, Jake, Rachel, Marco, Cassie, and Tobias practice their new morphing powers, experiencing, for the first time, what it feels like to be a horse, a cat, and a rat. The Animorphs, now confident about their new ability, return to the crash site to retrieve a lost disk given to them by Elfangor, who warned the kids to guard it with their lives. To their horror, when the Animorphs arrive at the construction site they find the place filled with "human-Controllers!"


Jake and his friends must decide how to make use of their newfound power to outsmart and fight back against the Yeerks, an alien race that have parasitically begun taking over humans through a group known as The Sharing.

Morphs UsedEdit

Morphable Character Morph
Jake Golden Retriever (Homer)
Rachel Cat
Marco Rat
Cassie Horse
Tobias Red-tailed Hawk

VHS ReleasesEdit

US Releases

  • Part 1: The Invasion Begins ("My Name is Jake" parts 1 and 2, and "Underground")

Australia Releases

  • Volume 1.1 ("My Name is Jake" parts 1 and 2, and "Underground")


  • In novel, Jake succesfully escaped when the Controllers distracted by a homeless man, while in the TV Series, he morphed into Homer when found the latter trapped with him.
TV Episodes
Season 1 My Name is Jake | Underground | On the Run | Between Friends | The Message | The Escape | The Alien | The Reaction | The Stranger | The Forgotten | The Capture | The Leader | Tobias | Not My Problem | The Release | Face Off Parts 1 and 2
Season 2 Face Off Part 3 | My Name is Erek | Changes | The Front
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