|Format||Children's television series/Education/CGI Animated|
|Created by||Angela C. Santomero|
|Country of origin||United States
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original channel||PBS Kids
|Original run||September 3, 2007– present|
Super Why! or The Reading Adventures of Super Why! is a CGI animated show developed by Angela C. Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The TV series is produced by New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and Toronto-based DHX Media through its Decode Entertainment division. The show debuted on PBS stations on September 3, 2007. The series airs on PBS Kids and Sprout in the USA, Kids' CBC in Canada.
- 1 Plot
- 2 Characters
- 3 Episodes
- 4 Cast
- 5 Announcing the live show
- 6 Funding
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The title character introduces himself as "Whyatt," and welcomes the viewers to "Storybrook Village", a place where all fairy-tale characters reside. Then Whyatt hears a ringtone from his handheld "Super Duper Computer". He answers the call and discovers that he or one of the other characters has a "super big problem". After investigating the nature of the problem, Whyatt summons the "Super Readers", sending out the call: "Calling all Super Readers! To the Book Club!" The four characters, Whyatt, Pig, Red Riding Hood, and Princess Pea, then appear in front of the aforementioned Book Club, which is a building made of books. Whyatt then invites the viewer to say their name, including them among the Super Readers.
Once the characters are assembled, Whyatt's Book Club Mainframe, the main computer, is activated. He plugs in his Super Duper Computer and uploads data about the problem. Meanwhile, the character with the problem stands behind a small lectern made of dominoes and explains the situation.
Once the problem is discussed, Whyatt states, "When we have a question, we look... in a book!" Pig wonders, "Which book should we look in?" and in response, Princess Pea casts a magic spell to summon the appropriate book:
|“||Peas and Carrots, Carrots and Peas.
The book then descends from the shelves, and Whyatt, inviting the audience to read along, summarizes the problem faced by the book's characters, drawing a parallel to the problem the Super Readers are trying to solve.
The goal of the Super Readers is to follow the storyline to solve the problem. As they progress through the events of the story, they encounter obstacles, which can be solved by applying their literacy skills to change the story (for instance, changing the prince in "The Frog Prince" back into a frog because the princess liked him more that way). As they overcome these obstacles, they are rewarded with red glittery "Super Letters". These Super Letters are then uploaded into the Super Duper Computer, eventually forming the word(s) that make up the solution to the "super big problem." The viewer is encouraged to look for Super Letters throughout the story, and to identify them when they appear.
At the conclusion of the Super Story Adventure, all of the Super Letters collected throughout the episode are plugged into the Book Club mainframe after the Super Readers resume their actual identities. The Super Letters are spelled out to show the "Super Story Answer."
"But why?" asks Whyatt. Then one of the Super Readers gives the reason why that particular word or phrase serves as the solution to the Super Big Problem. Once the solution is reached, it is used to wrap up the original problem. However, this was not used in "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" as Whyatt asked the question about why Santa gives out presents on Christmas Eve. With that resolution, Whyatt shouts out, "Hip hip hooray! The Super Readers save the day!"
The Super Readers
Whyatt Beanstalk - The leader of the group of characters who become the "Super Readers", Whyatt is a 9-year-old olive-skinned, blue eyed, brown-haired boy who wears a polo shirt and khaki pants. In the episode "Jack and the Beanstalk", it is revealed that Whyatt's older brother is Jack, the hero of the English folk tale Jack and the Beanstalk. Whyatt lives with his mother, who writes stories, and his father who illustrates them, along with baby sister Joy but not his brother. Jack does appear in some episodes but generally is "away at college." When he introduces himself at the Book Club, he says, "Whyatt here!" His superhero form is Super Why. In his form, he has a green mask, turbo sneakers, a blue cape, and a Why Writer. His symbol is a question mark.
Little Red Riding Hood (referred to as "Red" in the TV Series) - The title character from the fairy tale, she only refers to herself as "Red Riding Hood" and is a freckle-faced pale skinned brunette/redhead who wears a red dress and red roller skates as well as a red flat cap. When she is introduced, she says "Red Riding Hood rolling in!" When she turns to Wonder Red in her superhero form, her clothing becomes a blue armless and legless jumpsuit with red trim, her skates are turned blue and her special item is a red and blue basket. It is called a Wonder Words Basket and her symbol is a spiral.
Pig (Referred to in the credits as "The Littlest Pig," he introduces himself as "P is for Pig," but throughout the show he is simply known as "Pig") - It is revealed in the episode "The Ant and the Grasshopper" that Pig is the youngest of The Three Little Pigs and loves to pretend that he is a construction worker, just like his father, Poppa Pig, always wearing a hard hat and overalls. His superhero form is Alpha Pig. His Alphabet Toolbox has an Alphabet Map, a Lucky Letter Lasso, Brilliant Binoculars, a Mega Magnifying Glass and a Fabulous Flashlight in it. His symbol is a triangle.
Princess Pea - Princess Pea was named after the children's story "The Princess and the Pea"; it is shown in the episode The Princess and The Pea that the princess in that story was Pea's mother and the prince in that story was her father. However, in this case "Pea" is her surname. She is a girl of biracial descent who wears a lavender princess dress and loves to dance. When she enters, she says, "Princess Pea at your service!" Her superhero form is Princess Presto and in this form she wears a pretty pink gown. Her symbol is a star because she always takes her magic star wand with her.
Puppy or Woofster is a Golden Retriever puppy dog with light brown spots. He also lives with Whyatt and his family.When he turns into Woofster, he has dictionary power and can find the meaning to any word. His Super Reader form allows him the power to speak also and his symbol is a dog bone. He is also declared the fifth Super Reader. He officially became a Super Reader in the episode "Woofster Finds a Home".
Super You is the television viewer. Whyatt always invites the viewer to join them by describing him or her as "Super You, with the power to help."
The Beanstalk Family
- Mrs. Beanstalk is Whyatt's mother who is a noble author. She has orange hair tied up in ox-horns and appeared in some episodes.
- Mr. Beanstalk is Whyatt's father who is a noble illustrator. He wears a beret and eyeglasses and has appeared in some episodes.
- Jack Beanstalk is Whyatt's older brother who is an 18-year-old, dark brown-haired, green-eyed, olive skinned teenage boy. He's also a musician who plays his guitar. He appears in some episodes.
- Joy Beanstalk is Whyatt's baby sister and has appeared in some episodes.
- Ken Beanstalk is Whyatt's new (substitute) older brother. He is Jack's identical twin and even shares musical interests with him.
- Jill - Jill was named after the children's nursery rhyme Jack and Jill. Her first appearance was in The Three Little Pigs. She also appeared in The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Little Red Hen, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Tortoise and the Hare, Hansel and Gretel, The Gingerbread Boy, The Princess and the Pea, Momotaro The Peach Boy, The Comic Book: Attack of the Eraser, and The Beach Day Mystery.
- Little Bo Peep - Little Bo Peep is named after the children's nursery rhyme Little Bo Peep. Her first appearance was in The Elves And The Shoemaker. She also appeared in The Frog Prince, The Little Red Hen, Twas The Night Before Christmas, and The Princess and the Pea.
- Goldilocks - Goldilocks is one of the girls in Storybrook Village. Her first appearance was in The Goose and the Golden Eggs. She also appeared in The Magic Porridge Pot, Snow White, The Rolling Rice Cakes, George and the Dragon, The Ghost who was Afraid of Halloween, The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan,and The Comic Book: Attack of the Eraser.
- Little Miss Muffet - A girl in a yellow dress and a white blouse with a yellow bow on her hair.
- Cinderella - In the TV series, Cinderella has long brown hair and wears different dresses. She is one of the citizens of Storybrook Village and appears in some episodes.
- Ella - Ella is a star girl who wears yellow. Her skirt shapes like a star and her hair matches her dress. Her only appearance is The Stars in the Sky.
- Odette - Although, she is called the "Swan Maiden", Odette dresses in white with white hair and pink ballet slippers with a matching flower on her head. Her only appearance is The Swan Maiden.
- Sleeping Beauty - A blue-dressed princess with an East Asian appearance who appears in some episodes.
- Thumbelina - In this show, this girl has brown hair with high pigtails decorated in flowers and wears a red flowery dress.
- Clara Drosselmeyer - One of the characters from the Nutcracker story. In this show, this girl is Asian American and is shown to have a big pink bow on her head with a pink and green nightgown and pink ballet slippers.
- Peter Piper - Peter Piper is named after the children's nursery rhyme Peter Piper. He first appeared in Hansel And Gretel. He also appeared in Humpty Dumpty, The Tortoise And The Hare, The Little Red Hen, The Beach Day Mystery, Sleeping Beauty, and The Comic Book: Attack Of The Eraser.
- Momotarō - Momotaro is a Japanese boy who was born from a peach fruit in a story called Momotaro, The Peach Boy. He has three talkative animal friends which are Dog, Monkey and Pheasant who fight and argue causing the ogre to roar.
- Owen - A boy who works as a newspaper deliverer boy in the comic book called Attack Of The Eraser.
- Little Boy Blue - A boy who is close friends with Red. He plays the horn and he has glasses.
The Pig Family
- Poppa Pig - The father of the three pigs who were born in Storybrook Village. As an adult, he wears a blue hard hat with overalls on his shirt.
- Eldest Pig - First son of Poppa Pig, wears green.
- Middle Pig - Second son of Poppa Pig, wears red.
- Poppa Pig's Brothers - Uncles of the three pigs who were born in Storybook village.
- Three Bears - Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear live in Storybook Village together as a family. She wears a pink scarf while Papa Bear wears a green necktie and eyeglasses.
- Charlie - The main character of his story called Bedtime for Bear. He wears green pajamas, has a teddy bear dressed in blue and lives in his home, a cave.
- Panda - A panda bear who lives in a Chinese bamboo forest. From Around the World Adventure, the Panda helps Wigglesbottom travel to Antarctica by giving directions.
- Baby Dino - A cute little orange Brachiosaurus who hatched from an egg.
- Stego - A Stegosaurus met by Baby Dino. His plates are red.
- Torosaurus - A dinosaur with a Mid-Atlantic accent.
- Mother Goose - Mother Goose has a light blue dress, a pink hat with two turquoise feathers on it, eyeglasses and pink shoes. She also carries her book and feathered pen to rite her nursery rhymes. Her only appearance is The Story of Mother Goose.
- The Blue Goose - This talkative fowl only appears in her story called The Goose and the Golden Eggs. Her yellow beak matches her head feathers and she has a purple tail.
The Other Animals
- Wolfy - Wolfy is the Big Bad Wolf's son who lives in Storybrook Village. He first appeared in Little Red Riding Hood. He also appeared in The Emperor's New Clothes, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Beauty And The Beast, The Rolling Rice Cakes, Juan Bobo And The Pig, The Comic Book: Attack Of The Eraser and The Nutcracker.
- Tiddalick - Tiddalick is a frog with a hat on his head who likes water a lot.
- Webby - Webby is a penguin who is the main character of the story called Webby In Bathland. His place is Rub-a-Dub.
- The Squirmy Germs - Antagonists of the story called Webby In Bathland. These characters come in different colors. Most of them are pink and the only female is blue.
|Season 1 (2007-2009)|
|Ep #||Title||Synopsis||Super Story Answer|
|001||"The 3 Little Pigs"||Pig is building towers with blocks and Jill keeps knocking them down. Pig wants her to stop. The Super Readers fly into The Three Little Pigs story to have a discussion with the Big Bad Wolf, who certainly knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing is done, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship.||Friend|
|002||"Hansel and Gretel"||Red takes one of Peter Piper's pickled peppers without asking and he gets mad. The Super Readers turn to the story of Hansel and Gretel to see what happens when the children sample the witch's gingerbread house without permission. Without sugar-coating the situation, the witch gets to tells her side of the story. The lesson teaches Red-and Hansel and Gretel - to be more considerate.||Ask First|
|003||"Humpty Dumpty"||Pig has climbed to the top of his brand-new slide and he's too afraid to come down. The Super Readers fly into the Humpty Dumpty book and figure out how he can safely get down from that wall. Even though the King's horses and all of his men can't help Humpty, the Super Readers figure out a way. In the process, everyone learns a valuable lesson about giving encouragement.||Cheer|
|004||"Jack and the Beanstalk"||Baby Joy, Whyatt's little sister, is having a giant-sized tantrum and will nothing seems to calm her down. The Super Readers fly into the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and use their powers to venture up the stalk. There they meet a huge giant- who's acting like a little baby. Whyatt learns about the soothing power of music and the story ends on a happy note.||Music|
|005||"The Tortoise and the Hare"||On your mark, get set...wait! Princess Pea and Red are partners in a potato sack race in the park, but can't decide whether to go slow and steady, or super fast. The Super Readers fly into the famous race between The Tortoise and the Hare to help the friends decide on a winning strategy. By the time they have reached the finish line, they've learned that winning isn't always about coming in first.||Enjoy The Game|
|006||"Goldilocks and the 3 Bears"||Whyatt accidentally messes up Jack's room and is in big trouble with his big brother. When the Super Readers visit Goldilocks and the Three Bears, they find a similar messy situation: Goldilocks is surrounded by broken chairs and half-eaten bowls of porridge. Together they figure out how to solve Goldilock's problem and Whyatt learns how to make a clean sweep of his mess too.||Clean Up|
|007||"The Boy Who Cried Wolf"||When Baby Joy said her first words, Whyatt is the only one around who hears her. The problem is that now he can't convince anyone that she actually talked. The Super Readers fly into the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf to help that Boy convince the townspeople that his wolf tale is true. Whyatt figures out a strategy for getting his family to believe that what he said - and what Baby Joy said - really happened.||Trust|
|008||"Rapunzel"||Princess Pea's kitten gets stuck in a tree. The Super Readers fly into the story of Rapunzel and meet Rapunzel who is also stranded high up above the ground. When climbing Rapunzel's hair proves to be a knotty idea, the Prince and the Super Readers come up with a tamer plan and Princess Pea discovers the value of a helping hand.||Teamwork|
|009||"The Ugly Duckling"||Princess Pea's twirls are falling flat, and her dance recital is just days away. The Super Readers soar into the story of The Ugly Duckling, who's having just as much trouble learning to swim. With hard work and determination, the Ugly Duckling finally hits his stride and Princess Pea learns that practice makes perfect.||Keep Trying|
|010||"The Elves and the Shoemaker"||Whyatt has a secret admirer and wants to know who it is. The Super Readers visit The Elves and The Shoemaker and discover that the Shoemaker is just as curious about his own secret friends. After helping the shoemaker write a note to the elves, Whyatt figures out a way to uncover his own mystery friend.||Playdate|
|011||"Little Miss Muffet"||Poor Red wants nothing more than to play with Little Boy Blue, but he keeps running away! The Super Readers venture into the tale of Little Miss Muffet and meet a spider who is frightening his friend right off her tuffet. The Super Readers help Spider find a better way to approach Miss Muffet, and everyone learns that when you care, you share - and not scare.||Nice|
|012||"Cinderella"||Red, who's not a princess, is worried about fitting in at Sleeping Beauty's Princess Party. The Super Readers leap into the book of Cinderella to see how she handles her own princess problem. When the clock strikes twelve, Red learns that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel good about herself.||Be Yourself|
|013||"The Ant and the Grasshopper"||Pig goes on a picnic and is starving because he didn't think to ahead to pack a snack. When the Super Readers fly into the story of The Ant and The Grasshopper, they see that the Grasshopper is equally unprepared for winter, because he didn't plan ahead. With the help of the Ant both the Grasshopper and Pig learn about forward thinking.||Get Ready|
|014||"The Little Red Hen"||"Not I!" "Not I!" "Not I!" is all Red's friends say when she asks for their help gathering apples. The Super Readers take off into the tale of The Little Red Hen and see that her friends wouldn't assist her either. The Super Readers lend a hand to the Hen and Red discover a handy solution to her problem too.||Tell Why|
|015||"The Frog Prince"||Princess Pea wants to do ballet, and Spider wants to spin webs, so how will these two friends play together? to find some answers, the Super Readers jump into the story of The Frog Prince and meet another princess who can't see eye to eye with her friend. When the Super Readers help the Princess and the Frog kiss and make up, they show Princess Pea and Spider how to give and take too.||Take Turns|
|016||"The Princess and the Pea"||Princess Pea is worried she won't pass the test at the Annual Junior Princess Competition and win a golden crown. The Super Readers soar into the fairytale adventure of The Princess and the Pea and see how Princess Priscilla, Princess Pea's mother used quick thinking to pass her princess test. Her solution inspires Princess Pea to follow in her mother's footsteps.||Smart|
|017||"Little Red Riding Hood"||Boo! Wolfy won't stop tricking Pig and he has had enough! The Super Readers travel "Over the River and through the Woods" into the story of Little Red Riding Hood to find out what the Wolf has up his sleeve next. It turns out that the trick to getting him to stop tricking is really quite simple.||Stop|
|018||"Tom Thumb"||Pig is ready for an adventure, but his brothers keep telling him he's too young. The Super Readers jump into the story of Tom Thumb, a tale about a guy who knows what it feels like to be really little. Tom Thumb sets off on his own adventure and lucky for him the Super Readers are there go get him out of a few scrapes. This tiny character teaches Pig a big lesson about when you need help.||Family|
|019||"Little Bo Peep"||Mr. Lizard is lost and Whyatt doesn't know where to find him. The Super Readers come to the rescue when they meet Little Bo Peep, who's hot on the trail for her lost sheep. The Super Readers don't miss a clue in their quest for the missing animals.||Clues|
|020||"The Emperor's New Clothes"||Pig feels embarrassed whrn Jill asks him to wear a bucket on his head in order to play their game. The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet someone else who doesn't want to look ridiculous in front of his friends. Pig learns that being silent about his feelings makes him feel as silly as wearing a bucket.||Speak Up|
|021||"The 12 Dancing Princesses"||Whyatt's family is acting very sneaky and he wants to know why. The Super Readers go into the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses - who are acting just as secretive. The Super Readers may be hot on their trail of the Princesses to discover what they're concealing, but will Whyatt uncover what his family is hiding?||Surprise|
|022||"The 3 Billy Goats Gruff"||Grandma will not let Red into the kitchen to get some extra special Red Velvet Cake - and it's making Red really mad! The Super Readers head into the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, who really want to cross the Troll's bridge, only this time the Troll gets to tell his side of the story. The Super Readers wonder if anyone can make those rude Three Billy Goats Gruff behave, and Red figures out what she needs to tell Grandma.||Manners|
|023||"Thumbelina"||Where is Pig's beloved stuffed hippo? He's looked high and low but Henry Hippo is nowhere to be found. The Super Readers shrink down to the size of ants in the story Thumbelina and join teeny tiny Thumbelina on her GREAT BIG adventure to find her missing brother. They help Thumbelina in her mission and Pig gets a helping hand along the way.||Ask For Help|
|024||"Goldilocks and the 3 Bears: The Mystery"||There's a mystery in Storybrook Village - the case of the broken guitar strings! Jack thinks Whyatt is the culprit, but Whyatt knows he's innocent! The Super Readers fly into the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Mystery and meet up with Goldilocks, who is just as determined to prove that she didn't make the mess in the house! What will it take for Goldilocks, and Whyatt, to convince everyone that they're telling the truth?||Prove It|
|025||"Beauty and the Beast"||"Grrr! Stomp!" is all Princess Pea hears on her playdate with Wolfy and she can't figure out why he's angry! The Super Readers zip into the story of Beauty and the Beast to get to know the Beast himself! He isn't so "beastly" after all and if only he can turn down his roaring, Beauty might figure out they're not as different as she thinks.||Use Your Words|
|026||"Rumpelstiltskin"||Princess Pea's father is busy, busy, busy with no time to help her tie up her skates. What's a princess to do? The Super Readers visit another Princess whose funny helper, Rumpelstiltskin, is far too busy to help her spin straw into gold. The Super Readers may be able to guess Rumpelstilskin's name but they won't be able to guess what will happen in this story!||Learn|
|027||"Tiddalick the Frog"||Whyatt's mother tells him that he's wasting water. This is a really big problem and he's not sure how to fix it. So the Super Readers dash into the Australian folktale of Tiddalick the Frog and make the acquaintance of a funny amphibian whose puddle jumping is using up all the water and leaving his neighbors in the dust-literally! As the Super Readers help Tiddalick and his dry friends, they learn how important water is to the planet along with a valuable lesson about conservation.||Save Water|
|028||"Sleeping Beauty"||"Ahoy Matey! Yo, ho, ho and...a cup of tea?!" Uh oh, Princess Pea wants to play Tea Party but Pig and his brothers would like her to play Pirates! The Super Readers travel into the famous story of Sleeping Beauty to speak with a Princess who loves sleeping just as much as Princess Pea loves tea parties! The Super Readers apply their literacy powers to wake Sleeping Beauty...and wake her...and wake her again! Can they convince their new friend that there's more to life than snoozing or will she always find other activities a big snore?||Try New Things|
|029||"The Foolish Wishes"||Whyatt gets to pick one toy from the Toy Store but there are just too many choices! Will he select a race car, a comic book, or even a Giant Magic Bubble Potion? The Super Readers meet a farmer and his wife who face an even more difficult decision - how to use three magic wishes. They need to figure out how to make a decision and help the impulsive farmer before he wastes all his chances on foolish things. Or will the couple end up living out their days in a house made of sausages?||Choose Carefully|
|030||"The Goose and the Golden Eggs"||Red's friends would love to try some of her delicious apples, but Red wants to keep them all to herself! The Super Readers venture into the story of The Goose and the Golden Eggs to visit an old man who is protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious fruit. This old man must learn his lesson, before his golden goose flies the coop! Red must also learn how to share with her friends.||Share|
|031||"The Magic Porridge Pot"||Oh no! Pig's toy robot is out of control! The Super Readers fly into the story of "The Magic Porridge Pot" to rescue a little girl whose magical pot just won't stop making porridge. Will the Super Readers be able to help or will end up with more porridge than even the Three Bears would know what to do with?||Listen|
|032||"Pinocchio"||Whyatt told a lie and he feels really guilty! The Super Readers visit Pinocchio, a boy who also fibbed and whose NOSE keeps growing, right before his eyes! Pinocchio needs the literacy-powered assistance of the Super Readers to face up to Gepetto...nose and all. And Whyatt finds out how important it is to tell the truth.||Tell The Truth|
|033||"Momotarō The Peach Boy"||Pig and his brothers want to build a treehouse but they're so busy squabbling, they'll never get the job done. The Super Readers go into a Japanese folktale and meet a little boy whose friends are arguing so loudly, it angers an ogre! Will they be able to show their new pals that arguing is the pits?||Work Together|
|034||"The Gingerbread Boy"||Run, run, run as fast you can! As Pig zooms through the playground at top speeds, he can't figure out why Poppa Pig keeps telling him to slow down! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Gingerbread Boy and set off on a mad chase after the speedy little cookie! Will the Super Readers be able to keep the Gingerbread Boy safe, or is their plan half baked?||Be Careful|
|035||"The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween"||It's Halloween in Storybrook Village, and Pig is so frightened he won't go trick-or-treating with his friends. The Super Readers pay a visit to Little Ghost, who's a bit of a scaredy cat himself, to teach him there's more to Halloween than meets the eye!||Pretend|
|036||"The Stars in The Sky"||Princess Pea wants to play inside a rainbow, but her mother says it simply can't be done! So the Super Readers travel into the story The Stars in the Sky and accompany a little girl named Ella with a big dream of her own! As they climb higher and higher they begin to wonder - will they will play with the stars, or merely wish on them?||Imagine|
|037||"The Three Feathers"||All Aboard! Pig and his brothers are building a train set but Pig's negative attitude has stopped him in his tracks! The Super Readers encounter a young prince about to embark on a race to find a magic carpet! The only problem is the prince doesn't think he can do it! As the Super Readers journey toward the magic carpet, they wonder if they'll be able to change the prince's outlook.||Be Positive|
|038||"'Twas The Night Before Christmas"||Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Storybrook Village, not a creature was stirring...except for Whyatt, who has an important question for Santa! So the Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer as they gallop from rooftop to rooftop and unravel the mystery of Santa's childhood, discovering along the way how to help spread the magic of the holiday.||Happy|
|039||"The Little Mermaid"||Pig feels different from his friends, which makes him very sad. The Super Readers dive into the story of The Little Mermaid to talk with Little Mermaid, whose tail sets her apart from kids on land. As the Super Readers explore the ocean floor with the Little Mermaid, Pig slowly begins to see why being different can be special and the journey to the depths of the sea teaches him a lesson he can use right in his own backyard.||Proud|
|040||"Juan Bobo and The Pig"||Red can't believe her ears! Could Grandma have asked for a "pizza paper?" The Super Readers fly into a Puerto Rican folktale to meet a boy who thinks his Momma wants him to put his pig in a dress! Maybe both Juan Bobo and Red have misunderstood! Will the Super Readers untangle this situation before Juan Bobo's pig runs hog wild?||Ask Questions|
|041||"Snow White"||The super fun Storybrook Carnival is in town, and Princess Pea is enjoying lots of yummy treats until she gets a terrible tummy ache! When Goldilocks offers her some popcorn, Princess Pea knows she should refuse, but she really wants to eat just a little. The Super Readers fly into the story of Snow White as the wicked queen tempts the fairytale princess with that infamous apple. Will the Super Readers be able to stop Snow White from taking the bait before Snow White ends up with something worse than a stomachache?||Stop And Think|
|042||"The Rolling Rice Cakes"||Red drops her basket of goodies and finds it...in the hands of Wolfy! When Red takes her basket back, Wolfy is really sad. The Super Readers zoom into the Japanese folktale The Rolling Rice Cakes and meet an old man who has chased his rice cakes high, low, and right into a mouse hole. Will the poor mouse family get to keep their tasty new treasure, or will the old man convince them that 'finders' aren't always 'keepers?'||Give To Others|
|043||"Peter Rabbit"||Red wants to find the perfect to show Grandma that she cares, but she is absolutely stumped! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Peter Rabbit and chase the mischievous cottontail bunny, who's on the hunt for some delicious fresh vegetables for his Mama. The Super Readers must help Peter find what he's looking for before his big appetite for veggies lands him in hot water!||Love|
|044||"The Boy Who Drew Cats"||Whyatt's brother Jack is sick, and Whyatt wants to give him a picture to make him feel better. But even though he thinks and thinks, Whyatt still doesn't know what to draw. So the Super Readers soar into the Japanese folktale The Boy Who Drew Cats and encounter a little boy struggling to sketch a picture for the emperor. The Super Readers inspire the boy so much that his drawings take on a life of their own...literally!||Doodle|
|045||"Aladdin"||Princess Pea is wishing for a playhouse to appear but no matter how many times she waves her wand, nothing happens! The Super Readers fly into the story of Aladdin to catch up with a lucky lad who's about to have all his wishes come true - courtesy of an amazing magic lamp! With the help of their literacy powers, the Super Readers dive inside the lamp to meet the genie himself. But will the Super Readers succeed in helping Aladdin get his wish, or will his dreams go up in smoke?||Do It Yourself|
|046||"George and the Dragon"||FEE FI FO FUM! The Giant has stepped on Pig's toy and he's too scared to ask for it back! The Super Readers venture into a classic tale to meet intrepid Knight George, who is about to face his fears and battle a dragon to rescue a princess! But it turns out that George isn't quite so brave, and needs a little help...from an unexpected source!||Brave|
|047||"The Swiss Family Robinson"||Little Boy Blue is stuck on a little island in Storybrook Pond and can't get back to shore. Super Why and his friends head into the story of The Swiss Family Robinson to meet a family who is just as stranded as Little Boy Blue. They'll need to use what's around them to survive in this do-it-yourself island adventure!||Resourceful|
|048||"The Three Little Pigs: Return of the Wolf"||Pig and his brothers are trying to build a picnic table for their yard, but it goes terribly wrong! So the Super Readers visit the tale of The Three Little Pigs, hoping to find out a little bit about building from the young Poppa Pig. Will they learn how to construct something sturdy, or will the Big Bad Wolf huff, puff and ruin their plans?||Follow Directions|
|049||"Alice in Wonderland"||Oh dear! Princess Pea is so busy playing, she's late to The Pink Princess Tea Party and misses all the fun! The Super Readers tumble down the rabbit hole in a madcap adventure to catch up with the famous white rabbit who is also tardy! Super Why and his friends must get through the topsy-turvy house and past the Queen of Hearts herself to find out if the white rabbit will get to the tea party on time!||Clock|
|050||"Dr. Doolittle"||Red's adorable new puppy is whimpering and whining and she doesn't know why! So Super Why, Wonder Red, Alpha Pig and Princess Presto ask the advice of a boy who understands what animals need because he can talk to them! But will Dolittle be able to look after all of his pets once the fur and feathers settle?||Take Care|
|051||"Muddled Up Fairytales"||Everyone is busy and Whyatt doesn't know what to do for himself! So Super Why and his friends fly into the story Muddled Up Fairytales where they visit young dragon new to Fairytale Land who is eager to find a legend of his own. But when Dragon tries to move in with The Three Little Pigs, he sets off a wacky chain of events that turns the whole land upside down! The Super Readers need to help Dragon find his Happily Ever After!||Create|
|052||"Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure"||Red and her friends are having a picnic in the park, but she has no energy to join in the fun. Could it have something to do with her unhealthy snack choices? Super Why and his friends head into the story of Hansel and Gretel to meet the equally tired and grouchy witch. They convince the witch to trade in her gingerbread house for something both delicious and nutritious - and Red learns what kinds of foods will help her go the distance so she can play with her friends for a SUPER long time!||Healthy|
|053||"Cinderella: The Prince's Side of the Story"||Red and Little Boy Blue are playing some music together when Little Boy Blue suddenly disappears! This is just like when Cinderella left the ball without finishing her dance. To solve the mystery, Super Why and his friends soar into Cinderella's fairytale once again, and this time, they talk to the Prince!||Clever|
|054||"The Prince and the Pauper"||Whyatt thinks his house is too loud while Princess Pea believes her home is too quiet! Would the friends be better off if they switched places? To look for a solution, Super Why and his friends encounter two friends just as they are about to switch houses. A prince on the farm and a pauper in a castle soon leads to chaos and confusion! Where will everyone be the happiest?||Home|
|055||"The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan"||Pig is too big for his bed and his sneakers are pinching his feet - what is going on? The Super Readers zoom into the story of The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan and meet a little guy who is experiencing growing pains of his own. Super Why and his friends help Duckling accept himself as he is while Pig learns an important lesson about the benefits of getting bigger.||Growing Up|
|056||"The Nutcracker"||Princess Pea can't doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the Super Readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets?||Dance|
|057||"The Comic Book: Attack of the Eraser"||Whyatt and his friends are playing kickball in the park when Wolfy erases the score! The Super Readers fly into a new kind of reading material - a comic book called "Attack of the Eraser" to track down the diabolical Eraser who's causing trouble in Reader Valley. Will Super Why and his friends be able to stop Eraser from wiping out all the words in Reader Valley - or have they finally met their match?
Note:This is the 1st episode to be in kidtoons cinemas
|Think Of Others|
|058||"The Story Of The Tooth Fairy"||Whyatt has lost his very first tooth! When his mom tells Whyatt that the Tooth Fairy will come and take his tooth, Whyatt wants to happen if he wants to KEEP it? Super Why and his friends decide to ask is the Tooth Fairy herself, so they set off to meet her in person. With a little bit of magic (and a little bit of floss) the Super Readers are able to get their questions answered.||Note|
|059||"The Cookbook"||Whyatt wants to bake Baby Joy a special birthday cake - but he doesn't know how! Super Why and his friends soar into a new kind of book - a cookbook - and get the information they need from a rhyming chef with a sense of humor as well as a recipe for fun! In the end, Whyatt learns how to cook up the perfect birthday for his little sister.||Recipe|
|060||"The Big Game"||Whyatt wants to play baseball better, but he keeps missing the ball. The Super Readers jump into The Big Game and join some fairytale heroes gearing up for their big game against their fairytale foes. With the help of Super Why and his friends, Cinderella and her team work on their game skills to prevent the Big Bad Wolf's team from huffing, puffing and blowing them right off the field!||Practice|
|061||"The Beach Day Mystery"||X marks the spot! Whyatt and his friends have found a clue leading to treasure and they need a little help! So the Super Readers fly into The Beach Day Mystery where they set off on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt adventure filled with clues, pirates, and of course, treasure! Will Super Why and his friends be able to outsmart the trickiest pirate of them all?||Treasure Hunt|
|062||"The Swan Maiden"||Red really, really doesn't want her playdate with Little Boy Blue to end so she hides his horn. The reading heroes fly into the story upon which the ballet "Swan Lake" was based, where they encounter a fair maiden who is having a similar problem with a Prince! Will Super Why and his friends be able to help the Swan Maiden get her feathers back so she can return home before the sun sets?||Play Soon|
|063||"The City Mouse and the Country Mouse"||Whyatt's big brother Jack is going off to college, and Whyatt is going to miss him so much! The Super Readers jump into the tale of two mice brothers who live far away from each other. They journey with the mice from the bustling city to the quiet country, only to find that the best solution to their problems doesn't mean losing the comforts of home.||Sleepover|
|064||"King Midas"||Pig has one toy car, but he wants lots more! Super Why and his friends fly into the story of a ruler with the golden touch and meet King Midas. The king may think that MORE is better, but all he ends up with is even more problems! The reading heroes help King Midas, and Pig learns an important lesson about appreciation.||Thankful|
|065||"The Story Of Mother Goose"||Red is writing a new song but gets stuck because she simply can't think of the right word! To help her out, Super Why and his friends meet rhyming royalty - Mother Goose - just as she's starting to pen her legendary poems. Does Mother Goose pick her words at random, or is there a rhyme and reason the way she composes her stories?||Rhyme|
|Season 2 (2010-2012)|
|Ep #||Title||Synopsis||Super Story Answer|
|066||"Woofster Finds a Home"||Whyatt goes to a pet adoption fair in Storybrook Village where he meets a little puppy who needs a family. Whyatt promises to look in a book to help until the puppy reveals he has a story of his own! As the Super Readers travel through the book Woofster Finds a Home, they find exciting ways to overcome obstacles and a new super reader joins the team!||Adopt|
|067||"Webby in Bathland"||Red is practicing her soccer moves and kicking up dirt, when Grandma tells her it's time for lunch. Red gives her hands a quick rinse and gets ready to chow down, but Grandma says her hands aren't clean. The Super Readers zoom into the story Webby in Bathland and help a brave little penguin save his beloved town from the evil Squirmy Germies who are fighting down and dirty! Red finds out it takes more than water to wash away germs.||Bubbles|
|068||"Bedtime for Bear"||Baby Joy is afraid of the dark! To show her there is nothing to fear, Super Why and his friends fly into Bedtime for Bear and meet Charlie- a bear who is scared of just about everything! The Super Readers shed a little light on the problem while Charlie discovers a bit more about the world outside his cozy cave.||Nightlight|
|069||"Molly's Dance Show"||The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Pea wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too.||Believe|
|070||"King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti"||It's dinner time at Whyatt's house but things are not going well! He's perplexed when Mom and Dad say that what's on his plate is not healthy. To find out why, the Super Readers fly into the story King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti and encounter a wacky king who only wants to eat one thing- spaghetti! As the Super Readers convince King Eddie to taste new foods, Whyatt learns there's more to dinner than he had originally thought!||Variety|
|071||"Naila and the Magic Map"||Pig and his friends are playing when they find what looks like an Egyptian treasure map. But they can't make out the symbols. To search for some answers, the Super Readers soar into the book Naila and the Magic Map and explore the world of ancient Egypt. Will they be able to help Nailia unravel the mysterious code that will unlock where the treasure lies?||Secret Code|
|072||"Jasper's Cowboy Wish"||Howdy Partner! Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can't join in because he doesn't know what cowboys do. The Super Readers jump into the tale of Jasper's Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who's desperate to become a rompin' stompin' cowboy if he could get the hang of it! When Jasper must use his cowboy skills to save the day, will he be a hero...or will this be his last roundup?||Hero|
|073||"Baby Dino's Big Discovery"||ROAR! Pig has invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can't figure out which toy dinosaur he has. So the Super Readers soar into Baby Dino's Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for her mommy. They'll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is...and be careful to avoid being eaten while they do!||Observe|
|074||"Princess Gwennie Saves the Day"||Princess Pea is feeling dramatic (as usual) and she and Red are staging a play. Princess Pea is pretending she's a queen but Red doesn't know what to be. The Super Readers fly into the story of a princess with a silly sense of humor and a big job to do. They help Gwennie use her talents to save the day, and Red discovers her own special gifts.||Funny|
|075||"The Great Robot Race"||Ready...steady...splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. This is a super MESSY problem! The Super Readers visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie to win a race too! Both Bradbury and the Super Readers will have to use a little creative problem solving to help robo-doggie zoom to the head of the pack!||Invent|
|076||"The Adventures of Math-A-Million"||It's math class at school, and Pig is having a problem...a math problem! To find a solution, the Super Readers accompany a math superhero as he confronts a series of arithmetic emergencies. Will the Super Readers figure out a way to make Math Boy's problems as easy as 1, 2, 3?||Add|
|077||"Monty's Adventures in Music Town"||And a 1, and a 2, and a 3! The kids are playing in the school band, but Red doesn't know what instrument to play! The Super Readers soar into the book Monty's Adventures in Music Town and meet a loveable monster named Monty who has the very same problem. Will the Super Readers be able to help Monty pick an instrument before the big show, or will their efforts fall flat?||Voice|
|078||"Zora's Art Adventure"||It's art class at school, but Pig's mind is as blank as his mind! What can he paint? The Super Readers venture into A Magical Art Adventure and join Zora, a young artist looking for ideas. Together, Zora and the Super Readers explore a magical art museum where the paintings take on a life of their own!||Inspire|
|079||"Around the World Adventure"||With the help of their teacher, Whyatt and his friends have contacted a girl from another school over the computer but they wonder where she lives. The Super Readers take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer named Wigglesbottom, who is on the hunt for his friend Sophie. Will they be able to help Wigglesbottom find his friend, or will they be destined to travel the globe indefinitely?||Map|
|080||"Galileo's Space Adventure"||Princess Pea glimpses a flash of light while the friends are learning about space. What could it be? The Super Readers blast off into the tale Galileo's Space Adventure and investigate the solar system with a young astronaut seeking to rescue his beloved teddy bear named Houtson. Will the Super Readers be able to assist, or will Houston have a problem?||Orbit|
- Nicholas Castel Vanderburgh as Whyatt Beanstalk/Super Why (Season 1)
- Nicholas Kaegi as Whyatt Beanstalk/Super Why (Season 2)
- Tajja Isen as Princess Pea/Princess Presto
- Siera Florindo as Red Riding Hood/Wonder Red
- Zachary Bloch as Pig/Alpha Pig
- Joanne Vannicola as Woofster
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- Ryan Ehrenworth as Spider
- Dylan Everett as Wolfy
- Michelle Soicher as Goldilocks
- Scott Beaudin as Hare
- Eliza Paganelli and Alexa Torrington as Sleeping Beauty
- Patricia Gedge as Grandma
- Trevor Brookes as Middle Pig and Prince
- Landon Morris as Big Pig
- Skyler Helm as Elf #1
- Adrian Truss as Wolf
- Dallas Jokic as Momotarō and the Prince from the Swan Maiden
- Graeme Jokily as Little Ghost and Pinocchio
- Derek McGrath as Dwarf #1 and The Hatter
- Sierra Thompson as Cinderella
- Catherine Disher as Whyatt's Mother/Mrs. Beanstalk
- Nathane McLeod as The Wolf
- John Scott as Evil Cat
- Mackenzie Scott as Kangaroo
- Devon Goyo as Gingerbread Man
- Adam Carbral as Blowfish
- Samantha Weinstein as Swan Maiden and Thumbelina
- Cameron Ansell and Carly Alves as Little Bo Peep
- Isabel DeCarteret as Jill
- Dyson Bracikowski as Hansel and Peter Rabbit
- Corey Doran as Tiddalick
- Matthew Knight as Humpty Dumpty
- Josh James as Dog
- Tyler Pearse as Little Boy Blue
- Ron Pardo as Beast
- Demetrius Joyette as Peter Piper
- Ariel Walker as Little Miss Muffet
- Peter Oldring as White Rabbit
- Gage Munroe as Dragon
- Marsha Mason as Mother Goose
- Judy Marshak as Gretel
- Karen LeBlanc as Princess Presto's Mother
- Isabel Herington as Witch
- Richard Binsley as Big Bad Wolf
- Ariel Waller as Princess [in Rumpelstiltskin]
- Jessica Tyler as Beauty
- Alexa Torrington as Goose [in the little red hen]
- Eddie Glen as Cricket and Spider
- Chris Earle as Papa Bear
- Julie Todaro as Stepsister #1
- Will Bowes as Duck #1 and Duck #2
- Ella Chan as Boy's Mother
- Mark Ramsay as Ugly Duckling Brother
- Warren McAllister as Audience Kid and Juan Bobo
- Bianca Pisciola as Audience Kid
- Dash Grundy as Audience Kid
- Taylor Barber as Audience Kid
- Lucas Casale as Audience Kid
- Sin Jin Thorpe as Audience Kid
- Adam Hicks as Jack Beanstalk/Whyatt's Older Brother and Knight George
- Jeremy Lewis as Ken Beanstalk/Whyatt's new older brother/jack's college student
- Neil Crone as Whyatt's father/Mr. Beanstalk
- Debra Carlin as Molly
- Phil Conn as Webby
- Morgan Beck as The female squirmy germ
- Madison Halterneck as Mama Bear
- Tiffany Halfback as Squirmy Germ #1
- Tori Hallen-Beck as Fairy Princess
- Beverly Williams as The Royal Chef
- Emmet Baulisch as King Eddie
- Emma-Jo Newton as True Person #1
- Ember Collins as Nalia
- Erich Demott as Baby Dino
- Barbara Whischmeyer as Princess Gwennie
- David Goldberg as Robot #1
- Jack Young as Math boy
- Peter-Sam Froebrich as Galileo
- Jared McKinney as Monty
- Aidan Finck as Old man [in the goose and the golden eggs]
- Amy Wilson as Goose [in the goose and the golden eggs]
- Ben Simmons as City Mouse
- Joshua Swift as Santa [in Twas' the night before Christmas]
- Joseph Mann as the Eraser and Country Mouse
- Josef Daniels as Emperor [in the boy who drew cats]
- Matthew Dickson as The little boy [in the boy who drew cats]
- Paige Evans as little mermaid
- Stuart Crockett as Prince Charming
- Thomas Davis as King Midas
- Percy Owens as Squirmy Germ #2
- Timmy Doyle as Squirmy Germ #3
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