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Sally Bollywood:
Super Detective
सैली बॉलीवुड
Sally Bollywood .jpg
Promotional poster
Genre Comedy, Children's, Mystery
Created by Pepper Sue and Elastik Jane
Starring Sarah Aubrey
Country of origin  France
 Australia
 India
Original language(s) French
English
Hindi
No. of seasons 2[1]
No. of episodes 104[1]
Production
Executive producer(s) Mr Manne
Running time 13 minutes[1]
Production company(s) Three's a Company (Australia), France Télévisions (France), Pogo (India)
Broadcast
Original channel France 3 (France)
Seven Network (Series 1), 7Two (Series 2)
Qubo (USA)
Pogo (India)
Original run 26 October 2009 – present

Sally Bollywood: Super Detective (known as simply Sally Bollywood) is a FrenchAustralianIndian animated television show which airs on Qubo in the United States and Discovery Kids in India and POP in the United Kingdom. two series have been produced, each consisting of 52 13-minute episodes.[1][2] The program has been translated and broadcast in countries around the world. Many networks air episodes in pairs, to fill a half-hour time slot.

Overview[edit]

The series revolves around Sally, a young Indian girl who lives in the fictional city of Cosmopolis, where people of various nationalities and ethnic groups make up the population. Her father, Harry Bollywood, is a private detective, which has inspired Sally to start her own investigative service, Sally Bollywood Investigations (SBI), located in the basement of their home. Sally and her best friend Doowee McAdam generally investigate cases brought to them by their schoolmates by travelling around their local neighbourhood, with Sally using her skills of detection and Doowee using technology he invents.[3][broken citation][4]

Production[edit]

The series was developed in association with France 3 and Seven Network. It is co-produced by France Télévisions in France and Three's a Company in Australia, and distributed internationally by Zodiak Entertainment Distribution.[5][broken citation]

Characters[edit]

  • Sally Bollywood: A 12-year-old Indian girl detective. She investigates primarily by asking people questions. She has purple hair. She speaks with an English accent in the English dub.
  • Doowee MacAdam: Best friend of Sally, also 12 years old. He assists Sally with her investigations, often by using technology invented by himself. He has orange hair.
  • Harry Bollywood: Sally's father, a private detective who inspired Sally to begin her own investigation service. He often worries about Sally taking on cases, but is honored that she has chosen to follow in his footsteps. He also has purple hair.
  • Mrs Apu: An older Indian woman who is a friend of Harry. She acts as the Bollywoods' housekeeper and often offers advice to Sally, Doowee and other characters. She also loves cooking and enjoys experimenting with new recipes.

Episodes[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Episode Title Air date (Australia)
1 "Cockroach Capers" 14 August 2010 (2010-08-14)
Sally's father bans her from detective work. She disobeys him, however, and investigates a mysterious cockroach thief, with Doowee's assistance.
2 "Trapped by the Internet" 14 August 2010 (2010-08-14)
Sally and Doowee attempt to find out who is placing digitally manipulated images on Blogger Boy's blog, which leads to a virus being spread across the world.
3 "Window Pains" 28 August 2010 (2010-08-28)
After three windows are broken at school, the Principal's son asks Sally to investigate. However she questions his intentions when she learns the Principal has already found the culprit. They later discover that the principal's son is a secret skateboarder and the boy principal caught was outside school campus skateboarding with principals son.
4 "A Room With A Curse" 28 August 2010 (2010-08-28)
The S.B.I. has a new case on their hands. A supernatural case. Or at least that's what it seems like when the spirit of Trishna haunts the new girl in town.
5 "Chemical Reaction" 28 August 2010 (2010-08-28)
Sally and Doowee investigate the theft of a fellow student's father's chemistry books while Sally is in tension due to her chemistry test.
6 "Trouble at the Museum" 4 September 2010 (2010-09-04)
Sally and Doowee investigate a theft at the modern art museum.
7 "Double Trouble" 4 September 2010 (2010-09-04)
Doowee invents a camera that makes masks of pupil after clicking their photos. Later Sally is accused of stealing a teacher's purse and is suspended from school. Now Sally is secretly investigating.
8 "Don't Touch My Lucky Charm" 11 September 2010 (2010-09-11)
Sally and Doowee try to discover who stole their classmate's good luck charm.
9 "Mr Big" 11 September 2010 (2010-09-11)
The S.B.I. faces closure after a rival agency, Mr.Big detective agency, has been stealing their clients. Note: Mr Big is a parody of the title character of the manga series Detective Conan.
10 "George's Forced Labour" 18 September 2010 (2010-09-18)
Sally and Doowee help their classmate George, who is being blackmailed to do another kid's homework.
11 "From Bombay with Love" 18 September 2010 (2010-09-18)
A TV star asks Sally and Doowee to investigate leaks to the media.

Series 2[edit]

Episode Title Air date (U.K.)
1 "The New Teacher" 3 December 2013 (2013-12-03)
Sally and Doowee want to help the new Science teacher from being late into her sessions, while Jaya's mum, Mrs Margipaue, takes the days off. Meanwhile, Phil has his own pranks to let Sally get fooled into.
2 "The Sorceress" 4 December 2013 (2013-12-04)
Sally and Doowee investigate the fact that Luna, the school sorceress, has turned Svetlana Perfett's hair green! Sally doesn't believe in Luna's nonsense, though. She also made love potions and good luck charms...
3 "Poster Boy" 5 December 2013 (2013-12-05)
Someone's sticking posters around the school and the Principal, Mr Shoegridge, is going to put everyone on detention if the culprit doesn't own up. When no one confesses by the end of the week, it's up to the SBI to investigate.
4 "Night at the Museum" 6 December 2013 (2013-12-06)
During a school tour of the local museum, the Curator notices someone has tampered with the exhibits. The SBI are on the case straight away.
5 "The Case of the Sad Clown" 9 December 2013 (2013-12-09)
The SBI are investigating the theft of a girl's doll, when they are asked by a party clown to find out who is sabotaging his act.
6 "The Black Sheep" 10 December 2013 (2013-12-10)
Sally and Doowee are working at a fun park and discover that someone has begun to steal the prizes that kids are winning at the park. Later on, the SBI realise that there is a pattern emerging with these crimes.
7 "The Haunted House" 11 December 2013 (2013-12-11)
A new kid in school, Blake, tells the SBI his toy plane has been stolen, while he moved into his new house. Sally agrees to take the case, even though the newspaper is at its most 'busy' mode. But, Blake says that there is an unusual background to the mystery; the plane is believed to be hiding in the hands of a ghost in his new, yet haunted, house...
8 "The Big Stink" 12 December 2013 (2013-12-12)
The school is being invaded by a series of bad smells, leading up to the visit of the School Inspector, so Sally and Doowee investigate. Cassie thinks that Sascha is not worthy of greeting the inspector...
9 "Adventures in Pet Sitting" 13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)
Alice, Tom's sister, is looking after Lee Wang's pet rabbit when the Wang family is away. When she leaves it alone in her backyard for a moment, the pet goes missing and a skateboard is stolen.
10 "Eye in the Sky" 16 December 2013 (2013-12-16)
The school rocket club has a problem - their rockets keep blowing up. Meanwhile, Sally is investigating another crime - someone is tampering with the school lunches.
11 "Cirque de Sally" 17 December 2013 (2013-12-17)
Someone is sabotaging the sporting clubs at Sally's school; stealing the soccer balls, the badminton rackets and volleyball equipment. Sally and Doowee investigate.
12 "Camp of Doom" 18 December 2013 (2013-12-18)
Sally, Doowee and their class are going on an overnight camping trip. They have only just pitched their tents when they experience an Extra-Terrestrial phenomenon!

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sally Bollywood". Zodiak Rights. Zodiak Media. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Press Release - Zodiak Media
  3. ^ http://www.animationinsider.net/article.php?articleID=2477
  4. ^ Karen Horne - Portfolio: Sally Bollywood
  5. ^ http://www.c21media.net/resources/detail.asp?article=55915&area=79

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