Go Baby!

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Go, Baby!
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 5 min.
Production company(s) Little Airplane Productions
Distributor Buena Vista Television (2004-2007)
Disney–ABC Domestic Television (2007-2008)
Release
Original channel Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney
Original release December 2004 – January 2008

Go, Baby! is a series of short interstitial programs created by Josh Selig that aired from December 2004 to January 2008 on Playhouse Disney programming block on the Disney Channel. The series features an African American infant named Baby and his Asian infant playmate, Sophie, both of whom are created by animating still photographs. The series also features an animated butterfly named Butterfly. The show's production company is Little Airplane Productions.

The narrator is represented by a human hand and is voiced by actor and writer Richard Kind. The characters are placed in may different settings and along with them the viewers are encouraged to help Baby and Sophie make discoveries such as locating common objects obscured within the photo-montage scenery, play a drum, build a castle, or opening a jack-in-the-box.[1] The show airs for approximately five minutes and targets children ages three to seven.[1] The episodes are titled according to the theme and setting Baby will be taking place in like, Farm, Beach, Music, Space, Bathtub, Birthday, Garden and Dance [2]

The character baby is usually dressed in all white and is seated. Baby does not speak, for he is shown as a toddler, and is usually seen laughing or surprised. The show begins with the view of Baby's diaper and the title, Go, Baby! printed on. The narrator then precedes to introduce Baby and the "mission" baby is attempting to complete. As seen in the Music episode, Baby attempts to play the drums with his head and the narrator then asks the viewer to "show" baby how to play the drums correctly. In doing so, the viewer is given two to three seconds before Baby continues and plays the drums correctly. Baby goes through various complications in one episode, like the drums to the guitar. In doing so, the viewer is encouraged to play along and help Baby [3]

The show Go, Baby! also has an online game associated with the show that allows viewers to physically interact on the Disney Playhouse Website.[4] The game is similar to the show, the game place Baby in many settings and below the player is presented with three options. The game is narrated by the voice of a woman. The objective of the game is to choose one of the three objects presented that "fits" with the setting Baby is placed in.[4] Along with the game Playhouse Disney offers a video gallery for the Go, Baby! show. The video's are episodes of the show and gives access to viewers to watch anytime.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Go, Baby! (TV Series)". Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Go baby". nicklegos. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Baby's Big Helper". Playhouse Disney. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 

Episodes[edit]

There are a total of 8 episodes.

  1. Music - Runtime: 3mins 0secs March 16, 2004
  2. Farm - Runtime: 3mins 0secs Date: April 24. 2004
  3. Beach - Runtime: 3mins 0sec Date: June 21, 2004
  4. Garden - Runtime: 5mins 13secs Date: March 16, 2005
  5. Moon - Runtime: 5mins 13secs Date: October 24, 2005
  6. Dance - Runtime: 5mins 13secs Date: November 26, 2005
  7. Bathtime - Runtime: 5min 13secs Date: September 27, 2004 (2005)
  8. Birthday Party - Runtime: 5mins 13secs Date: November 14, 2007

(Note: The first 3 were released in 2004, while the rest were released in 2005, 2006, and 2012)