Kidsongs

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Kidsongs
Kidsongs Logo.png
1989–98 logo with the ".com" added in 2002.
GenreChildren's music sing-along
Developed byWarner Bros. Records (1985–95)
Together Again Video Productions (TAVP) (1985–95)
Together Again Productions (TAP) (1991, 1992 and 1995–98)
Written byCarol Rosenstein
Directed byBruce Gowers
Composer(s)Michael Lloyd
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Carol Rosenstein
Bruce Gowers
James Rich, Jr.
Producer(s)Carol Rosenstein
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
DistributorView-Master Video (1985–94)
Warner Reprise Video (1986–94)
KidVision (1995)
Sony Wonder (1997–98)
Image Entertainment (2002–current)
Release
Picture format480i SD
Original releaseDecember 3, 1985 – October 24, 1998
External links
Website

Kidsongs is an American children's media franchise that includes Kidsongs Music Video Stories on DVD and video, The Kidsongs TV Show, CDs of favorite children's songs, song books, sheet music, toys and an ecommerce website.[1] It was created by producer/writer Carol Rosenstein and director Bruce Gowers of Together Again Video Productions (TAVP), both of whom are music video and television production veterans.[2][3][4] The duo had produced and directed over 100 music videos for Warner Brothers Records (WBR) and took their idea of music videos for children to the record label. Warner Brothers funded the first video, “A Day at Old MacDonald’s Farm”. Shortly thereafter, a three way partnership between TAVP, WBR and View-Master Video was formed with TAVP being responsible for production and WBR and View-Master responsible for distribution to video and music stores, and toy stores respectively.[5]

Contents

History[edit]

The home video series was launched with four Kidsongs Music Video Stories episodes at New York's Toy Fair on January 1, 1985. "A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm” was one of those first four and has sold over 4 million copies[6] and won the Vira Award.[7] Each half-hour Music Video Stories episode features 10 to 15 songs, in a music video style production starring children. They sing and dance their way through well-known children's songs, nursery rhymes, and covers of pop hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s—all tied together by a simple story and theme.

The TAVP/WBR/View-Master Video (Viewmaster was acquired by Tyco in 1989–95)[8] partnership produced 16 Kidsongs episodes of the Music Video Stories. In 1995, WBR and TAVP bought out Tyco's distribution rights and produced three more View-Master videos called "Billy Biggle's Favorite Songs", "Country Sing-Along", and "Boppin' with the Biggles" in 1994, and two KidVision videos called "Let's Put on a Show", "Baby Animal Songs", "Four Season Songs", & "We're Going to the Dinosaurs" in 1995 & 1996, as part of a new venture with another division of Warner Bros.--Warner Vision.[9] In 1997, TAVP acquired all rights from WBR/Warner Vision and became the sole owner of all Kidsongs properties.

Later in 1997, TAVP entered into a distribution/production agreement[10] with Sony Wonder, which resulted in the production of four more titles called "I Can Do It", "I Can Dance!", "Adventures in Biggleland: Billy's Birthday", and "Adventures in Biggleland: Meet the Biggles". That agreement ended in July 1, 1998, and in 2002, distribution rights were licensed by Image Entertainment, who continues to distribute the videos.

Members of the Kidsongs[edit]

  • Meredith Bishop (1985)
  • Sung Nam Chang (1985)
  • Janelle Keith (1985)
  • Kimberly "Kim" Kuhn (1985)
  • Edward "Eddie" Ramos (1985)
  • Ryan Schultz (1985)
  • David/Jennifer Winchell (1985)
  • Elissa/Hillary Mather (1985)
  • April Hong (1985 & 1986)
  • Amanda "Mandie"/Bradley Dean Fox (1985-1987)
  • Alanna "Alana" Mulhern (1985 & 1986)
  • Steven Brooks (1985-1987)
  • Paul Smith (1985-1986)
  • Sander Byfuglin (1985 & 1986)
  • Donetta/H.B. Charles (1985 & 1986)
  • Rachael Holly (1985 & 1986)
  • Jeremy Brown (1985)
  • Gregory Harrison (1985)
  • Bonnie/Molly Morgan (1985)
  • David Klingenberger (1985)
  • Courtney Kettenburg (1985)
  • Marccus Mendoza (1985)
  • Adanelly Camacho (1985)
  • Gabriel Diaz (1985)
  • Leonard "Leo" Magnus (1985)
  • Angela Levine (1985)
  • Dakeisha Payne (1985)
  • Christopher "Chris" Finch (1986 & 1987)
  • Amanda Miller (1986)
  • Elizabeth/Thomas "Tommy" Flaherty (1986)
  • Erin/Ian Prinn (1986)
  • Mairi Morrison (1986)
  • Tameka Claybrook (1986)
  • Robert "Robby" Rosellen (1986-1988)
  • Shawn Harrison (1986)
  • Nicole Mandich (1986-1988 & 1990)
  • Shanika Washington (1986)
  • Carla Martyn (1986)
  • Karli Supera (1986)
  • Heather Green (1986 & 1987)
  • Sh'Vaughn Heath (1986-1987 & 1989-1990)
  • Tina Marie Espinoza (1986-1988)
  • Kristy Lynn Espinoza (1986-1987 & 1990)
  • Ashande Gravenberg (1986)
  • Devyn "Poochie Puet" Puett (1986 & 1987)
  • Amaris "Ingrid" Dupree (1986-1987 & 1989)
  • Coleman Saucier (1986)
  • Ryan Dorin (1986)
  • Ryan Kirk (1986)
  • Ryan Bollman (1986)
  • Fabby Brown (1986)
  • David Chan (1986-1990)
  • Kristy Chan (1986)
  • Ann "Annie"/Christina "Christine" Gibbons (1986 & 1990)
  • Kelly/Kimberly Pinn (1986)
  • Miriam "Mimi" Gilbert (1986)
  • Wendy Yumi (1986)
  • Paul Burrell (1986)
  • Rebecca Lee Martinez (1986)
  • Steven Nelson (1986)
  • Julie Ann Gourson (1986-1988)
  • Kiki Scott (1986)
  • Jamie Weins (1987)
  • Scott Trent (1987 & 1988)
  • Todd Alyn Durboraw (1987 & 1988)
  • Tiffany Bailey (1987)
  • Tiffany Johnson (1987 & 1988)
  • Hillary Hollingsworth (1987-1990)
  • Christopher "Chris" Lytton (1987-1989)
  • Divita Wright (1987)
  • Brandon Marsh (1987)
  • Derek Gregory (1987)
  • Kelly Chan (1987)
  • Elizabeth "Bettina" Briggs (1987)
  • Tajh Abdul-Samad (1987)
  • Tarrish Potter (1987 & 1989-1990)
  • Tucker "Tuhk" Potter (1987 & 1990)
  • Triskin Potter (1987-1988 & 1990)
  • Katharine "Katie" Polk (1989-1990 & 1992-1995)
  • Nicole "Nicki/Niki" Bell (1989 & 1990)
  • Nicholas Matus (1989 & 1990)
  • Chloe Matus (1989)
  • Katinka Chun (1989 & 1990)
  • Andrea Schuette (1989 & 1990)
  • Raquel Alessi (1989 & 1990)
  • Suzanne Aoki (1989 & 1990)
  • Terrence "T." Williams (1989 and 1990)
  • Catherine Przybylska (Przybylski) (1989 & 1990)
  • Ernestina Taylor (1989)
  • Vladimir Triaca (1989)
  • Olivier Mercier (1989)
  • Ryan Olson (Olsen) (1989 & 1990)
  • Myisha Jackson (1989 & 1990)
  • Jensen Karp (1989 & 1990)
  • Travis Briggs (1989)
  • Joshua "Josh" Weiner (Wiener) (1989 & 1990)
  • Dannon Bryant (1989 & 1990)
  • Sean Gowers (1990 & 1992)
  • Malcolm Loungway (1990)
  • Jenna Dickman (1990 & 1993)
  • Ori Blumenfeld (1990)
  • Daniell Bosette (1990)
  • Ninette Kohley (1990)
  • Andres McKenzie (1990)
  • Miles Young (1990)
  • Patrick/Timothy Cool (1990)
  • Rashona/Shalana Miller (1990)
  • Gordon Mandich (1990)
  • Trek Potter (1990)
  • Noah Congelliere (1990)
  • Brian Rosenstein (1990)
  • Theodore "Teddy" Lee (1990)
  • Ariki "Arike" Rice (1990)
  • MacKenzie "Mac" May (1990 & 1992-1993)
  • Garrett Quillin (1990)
  • Thomas W. Mattson (1990)
  • Veena Goel (1990)
  • Jason Haskel (1990)
  • Jamie Mutter (1990)
  • Kenneth "Kenny" Wesley Ford, Jr. (1990)
  • Richard Stuart (1990)
  • Janessa Ray (Beth) (1990 & 1992-1995)
  • Portia Bowman (1990)
  • Darlene Garcia (1990)
  • Cara LeJuene (Lejeune) (1990)
  • Patricia Gonzalez (Gonzales) (1990 & 1992-1995)
  • Shauna Steenhoek (1990)
  • Miyoko Chilombo (1990 & 1992-1993)
  • Bre Seltzer (1990-1993)
  • Jennifer Kanyer (1990)
  • Rebecca/Tyler Andreassen (1990 & 1993)
  • Jahi Chilombo (1992 & 1993)
  • Ashley Nation (1992)
  • Neil Nicholson (1992)
  • Eric Stretch (1992 & 1993)
  • Shira Roth (1992-1996)
  • Christian Buenaventura (1992-1995)
  • Michelle Montoya (1992-1995)
  • Danielle Wiener (1992-1996)
  • Briahnna Odom (1992-1993 & 1996)
  • Daniel "Danny" Zavatsky (1992-1995)
  • Stephanie Koyano (1992-1996 & 1997)
  • Lauren Jackson (1992 & 1993)
  • Bermina Jackson (1992 & 1993)
  • Mario "Boo" Bailey (1993 & 1996)
  • Marvin Walker (1993)
  • Yvette Flores (1993)
  • Tino Michaels (Michael) (1993 & 1995)
  • Alexandra "Alex" Picatto (Palm) (1993-1995)
  • Sabrina Wiener (1993)
  • Miyagi Chilombo (1993)
  • Tiffany Burton (1993-1997)
  • Megan Miyahira (1993-1997)
  • Matthew Bartilson (1993-1995)
  • Chad Seltzer (1993)
  • Bianca Hall (1993)
  • Kyle Stanley (1993-1995)
  • Tyler Harris (1993)
  • Michael Lubin (1993)
  • Timothy Alan Barber (1993)
  • Anabel T. Poblador (1993)
  • Michael Lloyd, Jr. (1993)
  • Nycole Koyano (1994-1995 & 1996)
  • Gustav "Gus" Carr (1994 & 1995)
  • Enjoli Flynn (1994 & 1995)
  • Hassan Nicholas (1994 & 1995)
  • Casey Rion (1994 & 1995)
  • Marcus "Mark" Humphrey (1994 & 1995)
  • Kevin Williamson, Jr. (1994 & 1995)
  • Janet Veyts (1994 & 1995)
  • Melanee Ann Shale (1994 & 1995)
  • Christopher "Chris" Aguilar (1994 & 1995)
  • Galen Hooks (1994)
  • Landon Prairie (1994 & 1996)
  • Bettina Reches (1994)
  • Alexie Agdeppa (1994-1995 & 1996)
  • Philip Jacobs (1994)
  • Michael Minden (1994-1996 & 1997)
  • Damian Perez (1994 & 1996)
  • Valerie Ick (1994 & 1995)
  • Kari Floberg (1994 & 1995)
  • Howard Harris (1995)
  • Amanda "Mandi" Ruiz (1995)
  • Maiya Norton (1995)
  • Aaron Harvey (1995-1996 & 1997)
  • Brooke Garrett (1995 & 1996)
  • Lynsey Bartilson (1995)
  • Francine Espiritu (1995)
  • Ryan McCutchan (1995 & 1996)
  • Jessica Fried (1995-1996 & 1997)
  • Dava Schatz (1995-1996 & 1997)
  • Adam Beech (1995)
  • Justin Monnig (1995)
  • Lindsey Newhall (1995)
  • Brittany Burton (1996 & 1997)
  • Jamie Starr (1996)
  • Heart Hayes (1996)
  • Jessica Villareal (1996)
  • Miguel Dominguez (1996)
  • Christie Lee Piazza (1996)
  • Troy Mullins (1996 and 1997)
  • Megan McCabe (1996)
  • Bobby Gibson (1996)
  • Tara Larez (1996)
  • Anthony Burch (1996)
  • Brendan Clark (1996)
  • Manner Washington (1996)
  • Corey Padnos (1996)
  • Connor Hammond (1996)
  • Emily Mae Young (1996)
  • Bryce Cotton (1996)
  • Kyle Largoza (1997)
  • Brieann Welch (1997)
  • Cheri Avalos (1997)
  • Sara Perks (1997 & 1998)
  • Asa Karsten Bernstine (1997 & 1998)
  • Krista Lea Coney (1997)
  • Brady Kimball (1997 & 1998)
  • Cory Kotas (1997 & 1998)
  • Marshea Kidd (1997)
  • Courtney Lollis (1997 & 1998)
  • Carly Naples (1997 & 1998)
  • Joshua Turley (1997)
  • Sergio Centeno (1997)
  • Evan "Corny Boul"/Miriam "Mimi/Juggles" Paley (1997)
  • Lana Richards (1997)
  • Kamran Kamjou (1997)
  • Angelica Ginn (1998)

Home videos[edit]

From December 3, 1985 to August 24, 1998, Kidsongs home video episodes encompassing 300 children's songs, nursery rhymes, and cover versions of pop hits from the '50s-'90s were produced, featuring a variety of subjects that are of interest to kids: animals, birthdays, the zoo, sports, summer camp, fantasy, vehicles, and general silliness. 14 have been certified platinum by the RIAA,[11] with 5 of them having sold more than 2 million copies. As of now, the videos have sold over 19.5 million copies.

The following is a complete list of Kidsongs music video titles available on VHS:

A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm (1985) [US: 4x Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (1986) [US: 2x Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Good Night, Sleep Tight (1986) [US: Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes (1986) [US: 2x Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Sing Out, America! (1986), Renamed "Home on the Range" in 1990 and renamed "Yankee Doodle Dandy" in 2002 [US: Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

A Day with the Animals (1986) [US: 3x Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

What I Want to Be! (1986) [US: Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

The Wonderful World of Sports (1987) Renamed “Let's Play Ball” in 1990, and Renamed “Sport Adventures” in the UK of 1994 [US/UK: Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

A Day at the Circus (1987) [US: 2x Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

A Day at Camp (1989) [US: Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Ride the Roller Coaster (1990) [US: Platinum][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Very Silly Songs (1990) [US: Gold][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

A Day of Fun (1991) [US: VHS][edit]

Featuring these music videos:

  • 1. BINGO (From "A Day with the Animals")
  • 2. I Got Wheels (From "Cars, Boats, Trains & Planes")
  • 3. Old MacDonald Had a Farm (From "A Day Old McDonald's Farm")
  • 4. Day-O (From "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing")
  • 5. The Circus is Coming to Town (From "A Day at the Circus")
  • 6. We're Gonna Get Wet (From "Ride the Roller Coaster")
  • 7. Down by the Bay (From "Very Silly Songs")
  • 8. Them Bones (From "What I Want to Be")
  • 9. I've Been Working on the Railroad (From "Sing Out, America!/Home on the Range/Yankee Doodle Dandy")
  • 10. When the Saints Go Marching In (From "A Day at Camp")
  • 11. The More We Get Together (End Credit Version) (From "A Day at Camp")

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1992)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Play Along Songs (1993)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

If We Could Talk to the Animals (1993)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Billy Biggle's Favorite Songs (1994) Renamed "My Favorite Songs" in 2002[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Country Sing-Along (1994) Renamed "I Can Go to the Country" in (1997)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

  • 1. Swingin' (John Anderson)
  • 2. On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)
  • 3. Watch Our Oats and Barley Grow
  • 4. The Old Chisholm Trail
  • 5. Born to Be a Cowboy (Michael Lloyd) (also used at the end Credits)
  • 6. Buffalo Gals
  • 7. Nashville Cats
  • 8. Achy Breaky Heart
  • 9. Country Kid (Michael Lloyd)
  • 10. Happy Trails to You

Boppin' with the Biggles (1994) Renamed "I Can Bop with the Biggles" in (1997)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Let's Put on a Show (1995) Renamed "I Can Put on a Show" in (1997)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Baby Animal Songs (1995) Renamed "I Can Sing Baby Animal Songs" in (1997)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

I Can Do It! (1997)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

I Can Dance! (1997)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Adventures in Biggleland: Billy's Birthday (1998)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Adventures in Biggleland: Meet the Biggles (1998)[edit]

Featuring these music videos:

Television series[edit]

The Kidsongs Television Show
GenreChildren's music
Developed byOrbis Communications (Season 1 (1987–88))
Warner Bros. Records (Seasons 1–2 (1987–95))
Together Again Television Productions (TATVP) (1987–88))
Together Again Video Productions (TAVP) (Seasons 1, 3 and 4 (1987–88, 1995 and 1997))
Together Again Syndication Productions (TASP) (Season 1 (1994))
Together Again Productions (TAP) (Seasons 3–4 (1997–98))
Sony Wonder (Sony Wonder Television) (Seasons 3–4 (1997–98))
Written byCarol Rosenstein
Directed byBruce Gowers
Opening theme"We Want Our Kidsongs" (based on "I Got Wheels")
Ending theme"We Want Our Kidsongs" (Reprise)
Composer(s)Michael Lloyd
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes106
Production
Executive producer(s)Carol Rosenstein
Bruce Gowers
Producer(s)Carol Rosenstein
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Release
Original networkSyndication (PBS)
Spacetoon
Picture format480i SDTV
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1987; 31 years ago (1987-09-19) – November 8, 1998; 20 years ago (1998-11-08)
External links
Website

The Kidsongs Television Show debuted on September 19, 1987, with 26 half-hour episodes for 30 minutes distributed by Orbis Entertainment.[12] The half-hour, live action episodes featured the Kidsongs Kids running their own TV show in a top 8 countdown-style show, featuring music videos from the Kidsongs home video series. It ran on network affiliates, primarily on Saturday mornings.[13] It garnered excellent ratings and ran for 2 years, before moving to the Disney Channel for another four years. It won the prestigious Excellence in Children's Programming Award from ACT. In 1987–88, it was called The Kidsongs TV Show.[14]

In 1994, a new version of the television series was developed by Rosenstein and produced in conjunction with Chicago public television station WTTW for 30 minutes and distributed by American Public Television to PBS stations nationally. Airing as part of the PBS Kids "Ready to Learn" block, The Kidsongs Television Show aired throughout the country and, by 1998, reached 89 percent of households.[15] Many of the original Kidsongs videos were used in the public television series, along with new educational content and in-studio guests. The kids are joined by the adorable fantasy characters Billy and Ruby Biggle, and their magical friends from Biggleland. The Biggles help the children resolve their problems and concerns in a comforting, kind way. They address age-appropriate issues, such as not wanting to share, jealousy, friendship, telling the truth and patience.

Seasons one through four of The Kidsongs Television Show totalled 80 episodes. It ran on Public Television for six years, winning critical acclaim.[14][16] Currently, fifteen episodes of The Kidsongs Television Show are available on DVD,[1] and also in its entirety on digital download through iTunes and Amazon Video.

Cast[edit]

The Biggles[edit]

  • William "Billy" Biggle (portrayed by the Fuller Brothers Frat (Seasons 2–4) and Frit (Season 4) and voiced by Julene Renee-Preciado) is one of the two hosts of the series. He is blue with yellow hair.
  • Ruby Biggle (portrayed by Amy Manlapaz (Season 2), Kimberly Bretto-Smith (Season 3 & 4) and Marilyn Rising (Seasons 5) and voiced by Julene Renee-Preciado) is Billy's sister. She is pink with purple hair tied in a ponytail decorated with a yellow bow.

Others[edit]

  • Mary Laub – Mrs. Dipplewhite – Doris Dipplewhite (Guest) (Season 1, Episode 16 called "It's a Kid's World (Show 16)" (1988))
  • Matthew Devore and probably Janice Hubbard as Sailors (Guests) (Season 1, Episode 25 called "Counting Down the Chart (Show 25)" (1988))
  • Michael "Mike" the Dog (who appeared in the VHS episodes "Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes" (1986), "A Day with the Animals" (1986) (where he played Bingo), "What I Want to Be!" (1986), "The Wonderful World of Sports" – Himself (Guest) (Season 1, Episode 25 called "Counting Down the Chart (Show 25)" (1988))
  • Julene Renee-Preciado (credited as Julene Renee) (born probably 1967) – William "Billy"/Ruby Biggle (Hosts) (Voice) (Seasons 1–5) and their Mother (Voice)
  • Joseph E. Fuller – The Biggle Chef (Costume)
  • Amy Manlapaz – Ruby Biggle (Host) (Costume) (Season 2)
  • Kimberly Bretto-Smith – Ruby Biggle (Host) (Costume) (Season 3 & 4)
  • Marilyn Rising – Ruby Biggle (Host) (Costume) (Seasons 5)
  • Jetta E.Q. – Freckles Biggle and the Biggle Chef (Voice)
  • Shari Douglas – William "Billy"/Ruby Biggle's Mother (Costume)
  • Kimberly "Kim" Harris – Freckles Biggle (Costume)
  • Stephanie DuBois – Stephanie Wilson (Seasons 1–5)
  • Leif Jonasen (Season 2) Roger Scott (Season 3) & Bill Nye (Season 4) – Roger Forbes
  • Russ "Pete" Fremin (who played Silly Willy in the VHS episode "Very Silly Songs" (1990)) (Season 5) – Jack Frost

The Kidsongs Kids[edit]

Season 1 (1987)[edit]

  • Crew: David Chan, Todd Alyn Durboraw, Tina Marie Espinoza (uncredited) (episodes 20–26), Julie Ann Gourson, Hillary Hollingsworth, Tiffany Johnson, Nicole Mandich, Robert "Robby" Rosellen, Scott Trent
  • Hosts: Christopher "Chris" Lytton, Triskin Potter

Season 2 (1994)[edit]

  • Crew: Christopher "Chris" Aguilar, Matthew Bartilson, Janessa Beth (a.k.a. Janessa Ray), Kari Floberg, Enjoli Flynn, Marcus "Mark" Humphrey, Stephanie Koyano, Megan Miyahira, Michelle Montoya, Hassan Nicholas, Katharine "Katie" Polk, Casey Rion, Shira Roth, Melanee Ann Shale, Kyle Stanley, Janet Veyts, Danielle Wiener, Kevin Williamson, Jr., Danny Zavatsky
  • Hosts: Christian Buenaventura, Alexandra "Alex" Palm (a.k.a. Alexandra Picatto), William "Billy"/Ruby Biggle (in later episodes)

Season 3 (1995)[edit]

  • Crew: Christopher "Chris" Aguilar, Adam Beech, Gustav "Gus" Carr, Kari Floberg, Enjoli Flynn, Jessica Fried, Brooke Garrett, Stephanie Koyano, Ryan McCutchan, Megan Miyahira, Hassan Nicholas, Maiya Norton, Katharine "Katie" Polk, Casey Rion, Shira Roth, Dava Schatz, Kyle Stanley, Danielle Wiener
  • Hosts: Aaron Harvey, Alexandra "Alex" Palm (a.k.a. Alexandra Picatto) Lynsey Bartilson (Two Episodes), William "Billy"/Ruby Biggle

Season 4 (1997)[edit]

  • Crew: Alexie Agdeppa, Mario "Boo" Bailey, Anthony Burch, Brendan Clark, Bryce Cotton, Connor Hammond, Heart Hayes, Stephanie Koyano, Tara Larez, Megan McCabe, Michael Minden, Megan Miyahira, Briahnna Odom, Christie Lee Piazza, Landon Prairie, Miguel Rodriguez, Jamie Starr, Jessica Villareal, Emily Mae Young, Danielle Wiener
  • Hosts: Tiffany Burton, Damian Perez, William "Billy"/Ruby Biggle

Season 5 (1998)[edit]

  • Crew: Cheri Avalos, Asa Karsten Bernstine, Krista Lea Coney, Kamran Kamjou, Marshea Kidd, Brady Kimball, Cory Kotas, Stephanie Koyano, Kyle Largoza, Courtney Lollis, Michael Minden, Megan Miyahira, Troy Mullins, Miriam "Mimi" Paley, Sara Perks, Lana Richards, Joshua Turley, Brieann Weich
  • Hosts: Tiffany Burton, Sergio Centeno, William "Billy"/Ruby Biggle

Airing history[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1987-1988)[edit]

  1. Our First TV Show!
  2. Let's Sing American Songs
  3. Studio Fun
  4. We've Got This Down
  5. We're On a Roll
  6. Classic Kid's Songs
  7. What's at #1?
  8. Songs & Games
  9. Practice Makes Perfect
  10. Let's Count 'em Down
  11. Music Video Madness
  12. Let's Get Moving
  13. Made By Kids
  14. For Kids & Starring Kids
  15. It's Sing-a-Long Time!
  16. It's a Kid's World
  17. We Want Our Kidsongs
  18. Kidsongs Rocks
  19. What's Climbing Up the Charts?
  20. Hits, Classics & Sing-Alongs
  21. Join in the Sing-Along Fun
  22. School Days
  23. We Love Our Kidsongs
  24. Livin' in the USA
  25. Counting Down the Chart
  26. It's a Wrap!

Season 2 (1994)[edit]

  1. Alligator on the Loose
  2. A Fish Story
  3. Billy's Tummy Ache
  4. Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!
  5. The Mail Must Go Through
  6. Teamwork
  7. Where in the World is Billy Biggle?
  8. Katie's Little Lie
  9. Just a Little Magic
  10. Pizza, Pizza
  11. Just a Little Bit of History
  12. Circus Day
  13. I Can't Play Sports
  14. A Community Assignment
  15. Dinosaur Day
  16. Around the World in 30 Minutes
  17. Megan's Bad Day
  18. Safety First
  19. Recycled TV
  20. Professor Majorchord's Music Lesson
  21. Change for the Better
  22. Weather Biggle
  23. Olympian Dreams
  24. Wild West Fever
  25. Responsibility
  26. Birthday Blues
  27. Aviation Adventures
  28. Sign Language Communication
  29. I Need a Little Pasta
  30. A Kidsongs Kids' Best Friend

Season 3 (1995)[edit]

  1. Transportation
  2. Give My Regards to Broadway
  3. Man's Best Friend
  4. Let's Dance
  5. La La Bamba
  6. Where Oh Where Has My Little Bike Gone
  7. Alex Alex Alex
  8. Garage Sale
  9. Here, Kitty Kitty
  10. Mind Your Manners
  11. I Have an Idea
  12. Share and Share Alike
  13. Collector's Item
  14. Fiddle Me This
  15. All the News That's Fit
  16. Circle of Life
  17. Practice, Practice, Practice
  18. Reach for the Stars
  19. Playing Favorites
  20. They Raise Horses, Don't They?

Season 4 (1996)[edit]

  1. All Together Now
  2. Gone to the Dogs
  3. Put Your Dancin' Shoes On
  4. Bang Your Drum Loudly
  5. What I Want to Be
  6. Let's Go Barefootin'
  7. Learning A Lesson
  8. A Doggone Great Day
  9. Working Together
  10. Water World
  11. Practice Makes Perfect
  12. We Are Family
  13. Let's Look It Up
  14. Brady "Safety" Kimball
  15. Throwing Curve Balls
  16. Went to the Animal Fair
  17. Billy's Doctor Visit
  18. Sharing and Caring
  19. Monster Truck Day
  20. Dream On

Season 5 (1997)[edit]

  1. Shape Up, Biggles!
  2. When Billy Met Ruby
  3. Yummy is my Tummy
  4. Adventure Ride
  5. Vamos a Cantar
  6. The Country is Here!
  7. Here Comes a Firefighter!
  8. It's 60's Day
  9. Let's Monkey Around!
  10. Les Masherables
  11. What Do We Want to Hear!
  12. Super Barnyard Fun
  13. Historical Campaign
  14. Love Toy
  15. Megan's Birthday
  16. Aloha, Biggleland
  17. Billy's Big Health
  18. Mystery of the Biggle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us – Kidsongs".
  2. ^ "Bruce Gowers". IMDb.
  3. ^ "Carol Rosenstein". IMDb.
  4. ^ "Together Again Productions [us]". IMDb.
  5. ^ Home Video Publisher, Vol. 8 No. 32, 2/24/1986
  6. ^ Bruce Haring, "Gold, Platinum...", Variety, Jan. 26, 1993
  7. ^ "Video Review's Critics' Choice Awards", Video Review, April 1987, page 77
  8. ^ Reuters, New York Times Business section, May 24, 1989
  9. ^ Business Wire, "Warner Home Video to Distribute Warner Vision", February 5, 1996
  10. ^ Scott Hettrick, "Sony Wonder Joins..." Hollywood Reporter, July 10, 1997, page 3
  11. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum Searchable Database (Kidsongs) – June 7, 2016". RIAA.
  12. ^ Tom Bierbaum, "After Success In Homevideo, 'Kidsongs' Bouncing into NBC TV", Variety, July 8, 1987, page 20
  13. ^ "The Kidsongs Television Show Launched", TV Facts Figures & Film, September 1987
  14. ^ a b Jeanne Spreier, "'Kidsongs' In Tune With Children", Dallas Morning News, March 23, 1998, page 51
  15. ^ The Kidsongs TV Show, WTTW Chicago Carriage Report, February 1998
  16. ^ Tim Kiska, "Great Kid TV Debate: Entertain or Educate?", Detroit News, July 1, 1998, page 1E

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