Have you ever wondered how there aren't many human characters in The Raccoons' series?
Or how the animals are just as smart as humans and all? My theory is
that The Ranger and his two kids, Tommy and Julie are the only survivors from a third
world war. The intelligent animals being the result of a biochemical weapon's radiation, causing them to mutate and becoming how we know them in the series. When Ranger Dan and his kids stop showing up in the series, they had either moved from the Evergreen forest to find more survivors or succumb to radiation sickness overtime. The aardvarks and other animals that aren't native to
Canada's environment, came from zoos that had been effected from the said
biochemical effects. The cars, computers, and other items such as clothes are from the homes
of the previous human owners that either evacuated the war or passed on from
Another idea is that maybe the Raccoons is really a bunch of stories that the Tommy
is telling his children to help them sleep at night. The narrator really being
him all grown up.
Or the Raccoons live on the real Earth while the human race had become
advance enough to move to another Earth-like planet that they renamed Earth.
Which would explain the advancements in space travel they showed in the film,
The Raccoons & The Lost Star.
Here's my last theory: Maybe the characters travel through different dimensions
to interact for a while. As the series slowly came to a close, the portal started
to slowly close as well. Thus we'd end up focusing on the animal dimension more
and less on the world that the 3 human characters lived it.
These are just some fan theories and I hope I didn't offend
any Raccoons' fans out there. Especially,
since I am still a fan of this 80's animated series.