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As stated by future Dr. Animo, the A.R.C. Project contains numerous DNA samples from all of the animals of the world in the event of a cataclysmic disaster. Future Dr. Animo intended to use the A.R.C. Project to create an army of mutated creatures.
Future Dr. Animo went back to the past to get the A.R.C. Project with the help of his past self. They managed to corner the SECT group using their mutated creatures. However, Ben and his team arrived and foiled their plan. The present Dr. Animo's Mutant Frog accidentally knocked down the truck containing the A.R.C. Project. At this point, future Dr. Animo realized why the A.R.C project doesn't exist in the future, due to the actions of his present self's monster. However, the present Dr. Animo managed to get the last of the A.R.C. Project containers which contained poodle DNA but this only upset Future Dr. Animo. They both get into a brief fight and are eventually knocked out by Gutrot.
- Animo Crackers (first appearance)
- The A.R.C. Project is an allusion to the biblical story of Noah's Ark, in which he collects two of every animal to save Earth's species from the Great Flood.
- The A.R.C. Project is similar to the Unitrix, and, later, the Omnitrix, as both were made, among other things, to protect sentient species, in the event of their extinction.