Busytown Mysteries

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Busytown Mysteries
Busytown Mysteries DVD.jpg
Also known asHurray for Huckle!
GenreCartoon series
Developed byEmilo Delgado
Directed byKen Cunningham
Larry Jacobs, Dunk-a-roos
Presented byJamie Watson
Voices ofJoanne Vannicola
Ellie Ellwand
Paul Wensley
Julie Lemieux
Richard Binsley
Catherine Disher
Narrated byKevin Dennis
Theme music composerCarl Lenox
Opening theme"You and Me, Solve a Mystery!"
Ending theme"You and Me, Solve a Mystery!" (instrumental)
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael Hirsh
Richard Scarry
Producer(s)Christine Davis
Genna Du Plessis
Audrey Velichka
Editor(s)Camille Crawford
Michael Agostini
Running time30 min.
Production company(s)Cookie Jar Entertainment
Release
Original networkCBC Television (Kids' CBC)
Original releaseSeptember 22, 2007 –
November 9, 2010
Chronology
Preceded byThe Busy World of Richard Scarry

Busytown Mysteries, also known as Hurray for Huckle!,[1] is a Canadian animated television series created by Cookie Jar Entertainment. Currently the series airs in Canada as part of the Kids' CBC block on the Tiny Pop channel and in the United States as part of the Cookie Jar TV block on CBS, and then returned to the United States on Starz. It takes place in Richard Scarry's Busytown and teaches the scientific method through stories in which Huckle Cat (with his sister Sally Cat, and friend Lowly the Worm) solve mysteries by examining evidence.

Season one was directed by Ken Cunningham and produced by Christine Davis. Animation for season one was produced by Helix Digital inc. Post production was handled by Fearless Films and Supersonics Productions inc. Season one was the winner of the 2009 CFTPA award for best children's program, and nominated for the 2009 Pulcinella award for best preschool series at Italy's prestigious "Cartoons on the Bay".

Season two was directed by Larry Jacobs with post directing by Ken Cunningham and produced by Genna Du Plessis, and Audrey Velichka.

Episodes[edit]

Each of the following episodes consists of two cartoons.

Season 1 (2007)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"The Big Apple Mystery / The Missing Pickle Car Mystery"September 22, 2007 (2007-09-22)
A giant wooden apple on the fruit store sign falls off and the gang investigates to know where it went. / Mr. Frumble's newly painted Pickle Car goes missing and Huckle is on the case.
2"The Mystery Wheel / Busytown Blue-Bottoms"September 29, 2007 (2007-09-29)
Huckle, Lowly, and Sally discover a missing wheel by the roadside. / The Busytown citizens find blue paint on their clothes, so Huckle sets out to find the bench in need of a "wet paint" sign.
3"The Mystery of the Lost Parrot / The Monster Mystery"October 4, 2007 (2007-10-04)
Huckle and Lowly reunite a lost parrot with no owner. / Sally is convinced there's a monster loose in Busytown.
4"The Trouble with Bubbles / Little Orphan Egg"November 7, 2007 (2007-11-07)
Busytown cars start blowing bubbles after a double at the gas pumps. Huckle and the gang soon realize that bubble bath soap was pumped into the gas station tank on accident. / Huckle, Lowly, and Sally discover an abandoned egg in the park, so they search for a nest that has similar-looking eggs.
5"The Lighthouse Ghost Mystery / Cornfield Confusion"November 8, 2007 (2007-11-08)
Hilda Hippo thinks she sees a ghost in the lighthouse, so Huckle goes to investigate to prove that there's no such thing as ghosts. / A sign leading citizens to a corn stand suddenly swings upside down and points the wrong direction.
6"The Sticky Stuff Mystery / Up, Up and Away"November 9, 2007 (2007-11-09)
Busytown citizens get their feet stuck in purple goo. / When the kids help decorate used cars for Jack's big sale, Pig Won't and a bunch of helium balloons disappear.
7"Six Little Muffins / The Crashing Cans Mystery"November 10, 2007 (2007-11-10)
Hilda invites the gang over for muffins, but the muffins suddenly disappear and the gang tries to figure out why. / Huckle and the gang try to determine why someone is knocking over stacks of cans in Mr. Cat's shop.
8"The Invisible Cake Snatcher / On the Move"November 11, 2007 (2007-11-11)
Huckle, Lowly and Sally's science cake project vanishes from inside a locked room. / Huckle helps Sally track down her missing scooter.
9"Litterbug Busters / There Might Be Giants"November 12, 2007 (2007-11-12)
Using clues found from the litter, Huckle hunts down a litterbug. / Pig Will and Pig Won't are convinced that giant robots are invading Busytown, so the gang tries to investigate.
10"Where's Junior? / The Secret Club Mystery"November 13, 2007 (2007-11-13)
When Junior Monkey goes missing, Huckle and the gang are saddled with his little sister while trying to solve the mystery. / The Pig Brothers refuse to let their friends join their secret club.
11"The Playground Mystery / The Crazy Clock Mix-Up Mystery"November 14, 2007 (2007-11-14)
When the playground items go missing, the gang is convinced that it must be the work of the Playground Grabber. / While the gang is at Mr. Fix-It's shop to have his portable video game repaired, they are surprised when the clocks suddenly go crazy, causing confusion.
12"The Cheese Car Chomp Mystery / Where's the Hero?"November 15, 2007 (2007-11-15)
Something or someone takes a big bite out of the Mouse family's cheese car and Huckle and the gang investigate. / Huckle and his friends search for the mysterious hero who rescued Granny Goat from the train tracks.
13"The Mystery of the Unbreakable Bread / The Twisty Line Mystery"November 16, 2007 (2007-11-16)
Huckle, Lowly and Sally are determined who find out why every loaf of bread in Busytown is as hard as concrete. / The center line of the road suddenly goes twisty, causing drivers to veer off the road.
14"Chain of Mysteries / The Mystery of the Unfinished Painting"November 17, 2007 (2007-11-17)
Huckle and the gang realize objects like the teeter-totter are chained up, so they get to the bottom of the mystery. / On a windy day, Huckle and his friends find an unfinished portrait and use clues to return it.
15"The Pretty Park Mystery / The Missing Museum Statue Mystery"November 19, 2007 (2007-11-19)
Artistically trimmed bushes that resemble Busytown pedestrians mysteriously appear in the park. / Vincent Van Goat's statue made out of butter disappears from the Busytown Museum.
16"The Vanishing Tiara Mystery / The Postage Stamp Mystery"November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
Belinda Bear's good luck tiara disappears, so Huckle and the gang search for clues. / Huckle and his pals help Mr. Frumble find his prized butterfly stamp.
17"The Bank Note Mystery / The Flying Saucer Mystery"November 21, 2007 (2007-11-21)
When the gang discovers a bank note, the Pig Brothers think that the note is from bank robbers. / Huckle and his friends realize that Goldbug, who reports on Huckle's mysteries, is absent while the kids try to solve the mystery of a flying saucer.
18"The Mystery Present / The Smudged Letter Mystery"November 22, 2007 (2007-11-22)
Huckle, Lowly, Sally and Hilda finds a wrapped gift without a name tag. / The gang helps Postman Pig deliver a letter with a smudged address.
19"The Falling Fruit Mystery / The Dragon Hunters"November 23, 2007 (2007-11-23)
One of the cherry tree's in Patrick Pig's orchard mysteriously drops all over its fruit, so Huckle and the gang investigate. / The Pig Brothers think that a dragon is on the loose.
20"The Disappearing Swimming Hole / The Forgotten Fire Hose Mystery"November 24, 2007 (2007-11-24)
When they find his friends swimming hole empty, Huckle, Lowly and Sally set out to find out where the water went. / When the gang learns about a report of a giant snake that is at the park, they rush to the fire department, but the firefighters can't go anywhere until they retrieve their missing hose.
21"The Disappearing Home Mystery / The Flipping, Flying, Slipping, Sliding Mystery"November 25, 2007 (2007-11-25)
Everything in the Raccoon family's house disappears. / Huckle and his pals try to figure out why metal objects are flying around Busytown.
22"The Mystery of the Unpopular Pizzeria / The Silly Scarecrow Mystery"November 27, 2007 (2007-11-27)
The Busytown's popular pizzeria closes due to a sudden lack of business and the gang tries to figure out why. / Pig Will and Pig Won't are convinced that Farmer Pig's scarecrow is out to get them after finding corn straw on the bedroom floor.
23"Huckle, Where's My Apple Car? / The Dirty Laundry Mystery"November 28, 2007 (2007-11-28)
Lowly joins Huckle and Sally in the orchard to pick apples for Granny Goat. / Huckle, Lowly and Sally try to figure out the strange clothing stains on Mrs. Murphy's line.
24"The Eight Shoes Mystery / The Something in the Woods Mystery"November 29, 2007 (2007-11-29)
Shoemaker Sam comes across a bag containing eight shoes to be repaired and a note to return them in time for an upcoming concert. Both items are mysterious, so the gang searches for clues. / When the gang goes camping, they hear strange noises.
25"The Borrowed Book Mystery / The Mystery of the Missing Mystery Books"November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30)
Sally needs to find a book at the library about trees for a book report, only to find the book overdue, and the gang tries to figure out who checked it out. / A shipment of Martha Mystery books goes missing and Huckle and the gang are set to find a box labeled "MM".
26"The Mystery of the High Jumper / The Mystery of the Summer Snowman"December 1, 2007 (2007-12-01)
Someone who can jump higher than a house puts advertising stickers on everything, which doesn't please the Busytown pedestrians. / A snowman appears on a summer day. He doesn't melt, so Huckle and friends try to find out why.

Season 2 (2009–2010)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
27"The Mystery of the Mumbling Mummy / The False Alarm Mystery"TBA
The gang investigates strange voices in the Busytown Museum, and Huckle wants to find out why a smoke alarm keeps going off but there is no fire.
28"The Sandcastle Squasher / The Strange Ski Tracks Mystery"TBA
The kids' sand castle gets washed overnight, and a set of ski tracks runs on either side of a tree.
29"The Mislaid Sketchbook Mystery / The Hot and Cold Mystery"TBA
The gang searches for real owner of a mysterious sketchbook, and a strange temperature has turned Busytown's summer into winter.
30"The Missing Cookie Coupon Mystery / The Mystery of the Broken Boat"TBA
The gang is determined break find out why coupons for free cookies fail to arrive in the mail, and a Oliver's boat is mysteriously broken.
31"The Disappearing Dolly Mystery / The Vanishing Vehicle Mystery"TBA
Huckle and his pals help Baby Sadie find her lost doll, and the gang wants to find out why cars are missing from a parking space.
32"Now You See It, Now You Don't / The Mystery of the Missing Pirate Gold"TBA
Huckle, Lowly and Sally set out to rolling stones why their mini putt balls are disappearing, and the gold that Mr. Fixit found on the beach disappears.
33"Mysterious Coloring T-Shirt / The Metal Finger Mystery"TBA
The gang tries to find out why Sally's yellow T-shirt has mysteriously turned green, and the children discover pieces of a large metal hand.
34"The Mystery of the Lost Camera / The Jellybean List Mystery"TBA
Photographs on a lost camera help Huckle and his pals find the camera's rightful owner, and a written jellybean list made by Sally disappears.
35"The Vanishing Hopscotch Mystery / The Hidden Treasure Mystery"TBA
Sally and Hilda's hopscotch disappears, and Huckle and the gang search for Mr. Gronkle's priceless hidden treasure.
36"The Busytown Lake Monster Mystery / The Bad Driver Mystery"TBA
Lowly is convinced there is a monster loose in Busytown Lake; Huckle and his pals track down a bad driver.
37"The Flattened Field Mystery / The Flying Potatoes Mystery"TBA
A giant circle appears in the middle of a cornfield, and potatoes drop from the sky in Busytown.
38"The Red Spot Painter Mystery / The Teeny Weeny Piano Mystery"TBA
The gang sets out to find out who is painting red spots throughout Busytown, and Huckle, Sally and Lowly try to figure out who would own very a tiny piano.
39"The Lost Key Mystery / The Door Knocker Mystery"TBA
Huckle and his pals help Mayor Fox to find the missing key to Busytown, and the gang searches for the person who is knocking on doors.
40"The Totally Fishy Mystery / The Radio Message Mystery"TBA
Huckle and the gang are puzzled by a puddle full of goldfish, and Sgt. Murphy's radio receives a mysterious message.
41"The Numbered Papers Mystery / The Sour Milk Mystery"TBA
The gang finds numbered papers blowing around the park, the milk bought from the store of Grocer Cat is sour.
42"The Delayed Delivery Mystery / The Busytown Fairies Mystery"TBA
Huckle and the gang try to figure out why their pizza delivery is unusually late, and Hilda Hippo thinks that are real fairies in Busytown woods.
43"The Mystery of the Lost Bag / The Flat Tire Mystery"TBA
A lost bag has been discovered; Huckle, Lowly and Sally investigate why flat tires of Busytown has happened everywhere.
44"Huckle Unlocks a Mystery / The Messy Car Mystery"TBA
Sally, Huckle and Lowly look for the lock that fits the old key they've found, and Huckle and the gang are puzzled when they find chocolate stains on Lowly's apple car.
45"The Achoo Mystery / The Missing Laundry Mystery"TBA
Ginormous sneezes making from Hilda when she gets close to Sally; Lowly and Sally try to figure out why Ester's laundry keeps disappearing.
46"The Not News Mystery / The Big Tooth Mystery"TBA
The children investigates why the newspaper does not show up at the houses; Huckle, Sally and Lowly find a huge tooth.
47"The Big 10 Mystery / The Whistle Blower Mystery"TBA
Huckle, Lowly and Sally investigate a metal piece that shows a big number 10, and Huckle and friends try to determine to search for the owner is causing a traffic jam.
48"The Mystery Invitation / A Spoon Full of Mystery"TBA
Mysterious party invitations meets sent out, and a large spoon is discovered.
49"The Whoop Whoop Whoop Mystery / The Missing Mayor Mystery"TBA
Strange incidents happens and Pig Will and Pig Won't think a hungry bat is on the loose, and Mayor Fox mysteriously disappears.
50"The Apple Orchard Spaceman Mystery / The Pick and Run Mystery"November 7, 2010 (2010-11-07)
A spaceman suddenly appears in the Busytown apple orchard, and someone has taken all the red roses from Granny Goat's garden.
51"The Sleeptown Mystery / The Mystery of the Switched Cars"November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)
The citizens of Busytown fall asleep during the day, someone has switched Huckle's car.
52"The Admiral Hornblast's Nameplate Mystery / The Secret Spy Ring Mystery"November 9, 2010 (2010-11-09)
A nameplate figure out to be put on the statue of Admiral Hornblast goes missing, and Pig Won't's helping spy ring disappears.

DVD releases[edit]

On July 27, 2010, Mill Creek Entertainment released Busytown Mysteries: You and Me Solve a Mystery, a 3-disc set featuring 26 episodes from the series on DVD in Region 1 Only.[2] In the UK Platform Entertainment released these episodes on DVD. In 2010, NCircle Entertainment released 3 DVD sets, containing 6 episodes each, named Busytown Mysteries: A Pickle of a Pickle in Busytown,[3] Hurray for Huckle: Zooming Around Busytown,[4] and Busytown Mysteries: The Mysterious Mysteries Of Busytown[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See link below "Hurray for Huckle! at Cookie Jar Entertainment"
  2. ^ "Busytown Mysteries: You and Me Solve a Mystery". 27 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2017 – via Amazon.
  3. ^ "Busytown Mysteries: A Pickle of a Pickle in Busytown". 25 May 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2017 – via Amazon.
  4. ^ "Hurray for Huckle: Zooming Around Busytown". 10 February 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2017 – via Amazon.
  5. ^ "Busytown Mysteries: Mysteries Of Busytown". 13 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2017 – via Amazon.

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