Auto-B-Good

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Auto-B-Good
Genre Animation
Written by John Ingelin
Starring Gary Wilmot
Jessica Martin
Narrated by A.J. Henderson
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 26 Minutes
Production company(s) Wet Cement Productions
Rising Star Studios
Warner Bros. Television
Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions
Release
Original network Smile Of A Child Network (USA)
Light Network 33 (Philippines)[1]
Original release September 2, 1998 – March 15, 2003
External links
Auto-B-Good.com Website

Auto-B-Good is an American animated series. The series features short stories set in the fictional City of Auto, in which all the citizens are cars. The program is explicitly designed to teach children lessons in moral character and values. Implicit messages of the series are that cars have personalities and that cities without pedestrians are normal. Auto-B-Good was produced by Wet Cement Productions, a Minnesota-based animation studio. In 2005 it won an Emmy award for graphics/animation in the non-news category and also was the recipient of three Aurora Awards. In 2006, Auto-B-Good won 4 more Emmy Awards for Audio/Post Production, Musical Composition/Arrangement, Graphic Arts and Animation, Children/Youth Program Feature/Segment/Special.

Episodes[edit]

The first season consisted of 36 episodes, each focusing on a particular character trait.

Season 1 (2003-2004)[edit]

  • "Friends in High Places"
  • "Heavenly Event"
  • "Sunny Side Up?"
  • "Up from the Depths"
  • "Cooler Heads Prevail"
  • "Digging for Gold"
  • "A Mile in Their Tires"
  • "Stage Fright"
  • "Izzi and the Giant"
  • "Rumors of War"
  • "The Price of Freedom"
  • "No Greater Love"
  • "Timely Treats"
  • "Picture Perfect"
  • "Moving Forward Together"
  • "Growing Responsible"
  • "Red Card to Respect"
  • "The Land of Odds"
  • "No Rules Allowed"
  • "Shop 'Til You Drop"
  • "Center of the Universe"
  • "Slippery Slope"
  • "Car Tune Pirates"
  • "Bully Bully"
  • "Miles to the Rescue"
  • "The Secret Force"
  • "Gopher It"
  • "The Secret of Success'
  • "The Winning Goal"
  • "Road Rage"
  • "Road Test for Maturity"
  • "Uninvited Pests"
  • "A Tidy Plan"
  • "Too Rough Around the Edges"
  • "Crowning Car of the Year"
  • "Friends to the Rescue"

Season 2 (2006-2007)[edit]

In 2006, Wet Cement completed 26 episodes for the second season. It started broadcast in April 2006 and was on store shelves in August of that year.

  • Movie "FX"
  • Cheaters U-Turn
  • The Cobra Canyon Leap
  • The Integrity Project
  • Rising to the Occasion
  • The Gift of Golf
  • Breaking Par
  • Daring Dreamers
  • Unusual Suspect
  • The Case of the Missing Statue
  • Get the Oomph!
  • A Taxing Problem
  • Billy and the Big Horns
  • Home Sweet Home
  • The Quest for Power
  • Monster Trap
  • Lug Nut
  • Isadora's Box
  • Extreme Overhaul
  • Breaking New Ground
  • Level 39
  • Western Hero
  • C.O.T.U Comics
  • Scared-y Car
  • Car Tuned & Ready
  • Squeaky Clean

Main Characters[edit]

Johnny

Johnny is cool and daring. He loves high speeds and a glossy shine! His best friends are Cali and Miles . His favorite thing to do is race to Squeakies Car Wash to get “squeaky clean” and show off his shine.

Cali

Cali is, like, the queen of Auto City – or so she'd tell you. She hangs out with Johnny and Maria, and if you tell her there's a sale in town, she'd be like totally gone before you could finish your sentence!

EJ

One of the “little cars,” EJ puts his all into everything he does. He tries hard to keep up with the big guys – and wants to be just like Johnny when he grows up. His best friend is his classmate Izzi.

Izzi

Izzi ( Issadora ) is innocent, bright eyed and curious about everything. Izzi is the ultimate child. She loves to play with EJ, but can get frustrated at being the littlest and not always able to do what the others can.

Professor

Professor's inventions would be world-renowned, except they usually go awry. A bit eccentric, a bit analytical, but with a heart of gold that makes him beloved by all.

Franklin

Old and wise, Franklin has lived a full life, and can – and does – speak from experience to give advice on almost anything. He and the Professor are good friends and both act as mentors to the “kids.”

Miles

Miles is the conscience of the group. He knows what's right and tries to steer the others in that direction. Miles ' maturity gives a balance to the friendship with Johnny and Cali

Maria

With her love of adventure and four-wheeling, Maria is the trailblazer of the group. She coaches the little cars' soccer team and has a job at the park. Maria most often pals with Derek.

Derek]

Derek is the biggest and toughest of the group, but looks can be deceiving. With his mild manner and gentle spirit, Derek is often the group's peacemaker and mediator.

Minor Characters[edit]

Elrod

Fought in the big war with CJ Willy, Franklin, and Mr. Morgan. He lived alone for many years after the war and later reconciled with his friends. He currently is the owner and operator of Elrod's Mini Golf.

CJ Willy

Franklin, Mr. Morgan, and Elrod's drill instructor and sergeant in charge during the great war. His image is cast in bronze as the statue in Memorial Park.

  • "Being courageous is doing what you know is right, even when others may be doing wrong. Cars of courage will always take the high road when it comes to tough situations."

Lug Nut

Vaudeville performer who, along with his comedy partner, Dip Stick, teach Miles that enthusiasm is the secret of success.

Billy

  • Billy was lost in the wilderness at a young age and was raised by Big Horns. When the other cars found him on a camping trip, they brought him back to the City of Auto and learned to see all the wonderful things in their city through new eyes.

DVD Versions[edit]

Auto-B-Good DVDs come in three versions. A retail version for home audiences, an education version used in school classrooms across the country and a Special Edition[permanent dead link] with Christian music videos featuring the music of Rick Altizer that enhance the positive character lessons with a spiritual application.

Story Books[edit]

In 2009, Rising Star Studios produced six children's storybooks, written by Phillip Walton. Each book is an original story focusing on lessons in Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring, Responsibility, Citizenship and Fairness.

  • EJ and the Bully (a lesson in Respect)
  • Queen for a Day (a lesson in Fairness)
  • Citizen Miles (a lesson in Citizenship)
  • Sticking to it! (a lesson in Trustworthiness)
  • Mean Ole Crankfender (a lesson in Caring)
  • Attack of the Runaway Robot (a lesson in Responsibility)

References[edit]

  1. ^ lightnetwork. "Auto-B-Good". lightnetwork networks. lightnetwork.ph. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. 

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