Noddy, Toyland Detective

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Noddy, Toyland Detective
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Genre
Based on Noddy
by Enid Blyton
Developed by
  • Health Kenny
  • Myles McLeod
Written by multiple writers
Directed by Albert Pereira-Lazaro
Starring
Country of origin United States
France
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
French
No. of episodes 52[1] (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Pierre Belaisch
Producer(s) Gaëlle Guiny
Running time 11 minutes[1]
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network France 5 (France)
Channel 5 (United Kingdom)
Universal Kids (United States)
First shown in 2016
Original release March 26, 2016 – May 22, 2017
Chronology
Related shows Make Way for Noddy
Noddy in Toyland

Noddy, Toyland Detective is a computer animated series featuring the character Noddy created by Enid Blyton. The series was produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and Gaumont Animation.[2] Commissioned by France Télévisions,[1] it premiered on March 26, 2016, on the platform Zouzous,[3] and aired on France 5, on April 2, 2016.[4][5]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Noddy (voiced by Louis Ashbourne Serkis in the British/English version,[6] Valin Shinyei in the North American/English version and Brigitte Lecordier in the French version[3]) – Noddy is an investigator in Toyland.
  • Big Ears (voiced by Jonathan Kydd) – Noddy's neighbour and mentor. He is a squeaky toy brownie. In the United Kingdom, he is known by his original name, Big Ears. In the North American/English version, he is known as Mr. Squeaks.
  • Bumpy Dog – Noddy's dog.
  • Revs – Noddy's red and yellow car which is alive and communicates by using the horn. He can also transform into a helicopter.

Supporting[edit]

  • Pat-Pat – Following on from the classic character of Tessie Bear, Pat-Pat is one of Noddy's closest friends. She's a creative, kind and friendly Panda plush toy who wears a pink dress. She has three smaller panda friends called the Pockets.
  • Deltoid – Deltoid is a male, futuristic toy superhero with a white sleeveless shirt, and tall, blonde hair. He aspires to be brave and noble, but is sometimes afraid and naive. He may have a crush on Smartysaurus
  • Smartysaurus – A female, blue toy dinosaur who wears a white lab coat and clear goggles. She is a super smart scientist.
  • Fuse (voiced by Jonathan Kydd) – A male, white, modern toy robot, with a blue coloured screen that shows his face. He can change his face by saying the way he feels, and the face that goes with the feeling he has said (like Baby from Kuu Kuu Harajuku) He is emotional, but gleeful.

Minor[edit]

  • Pockets – Three tiny panda bears who live in Animal Acres with Pat-Pat in her tree house.
  • Farmer Tom – A friendly farmer and near neighbor to Pat-Pat.
  • Tractor – Farmer Tom's tractor who communicates by using his horn.
  • Clockwork Mouse – A female wind-up mouse who dresses in a yellow blouse with daisies, who is the mayor of Brickabuild. She is loosely based on the character from the classic Noddy series.
  • Carlton – A male, wheeled cat toy who dresses in a yellow suit jacket with green pants, and is Clockwork Mouse's assistant and chauffeur.
  • Queen Sparklewings – The queen of Fable Forest. She has brown hair in a bun, and a long, sparkly white dress
  • Coco and Cleo – Two fairies in Fable Forest.
  • Pirates – Four pirates and their parrot Scurvy who live in Pirate Cove, Captain, First Mate Pirate Stripes, and two unnamed pirates.
  • Ninjas – Four ninjas who live in Daredale, wearing blue, green, pink, and red.
  • The Knights – Five Knights in Fable Forest.
  • The Naughticorns – Three unicorns who live in the Fable Forest stables.
    • Hoof – An indigo, male unicorn with straight, dark blue hair. He is emotional and silly, he often plays pranks on others, and sometimes it hurts their feelings. But inside, he has a good heart, and always apologizes when he does something wrong.
    • Bling – A pink, female unicorn with curly, dark pink hair. She is very vain, and looks at her appearance often. She also thinks of herself a lot, and she sometimes makes remarks that aren't nice. But she makes up for them later, and tries to be a good friend to others.
    • Cloppycorn – A white, male unicorn with shaggy, light blue green hair. He is smaller than the other two, and is shy. Hoof and Bling often make him do things they don't want to do first. He always tries to get attention from them, but they sometimes forget about him. But they truly do like him, and try their best to be nice to him.
  • The Builders – Construction workers in Brickabuild.

Development[edit]

The series was produced by Gaumont Animation and Dreamworks Animation Television, with the participation of France Televisions and Piwi+. The show was developed by Heath Kenny and Myles McLeod.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Noddy and the Case of the Broken Crystal Memory Game"Albert Pereira-LazaroJo Jordan18 April 2016 (2016-04-18) (UK)
The DareDale Challenge obstacle race is about to start when it is discovered that the crystal memory game is broken. Whilst Clockwork Mouse and Fuse set about preparing and mending it, but Noddy and Revs try to find out who was responsible.
2"Noddy and the Case of the Amazing Eyebrows"Albert Pereira-LazaroMyles McLeod19 April 2016 (2016-04-19) (UK)
Fuse wanted to wear his new eyebrows when he collects his own trophy at the Toyland award ceremony, but they have gone missing, and Noddy is accused of theft, but it was Hoof.
3"Noddy and the Case of the Hiding Pirates"Albert Pereira-LazaroTom Stevenson20 April 2016 (UK) (20 April 2016 (UK))
When Scurvy the parrot arrives at Toy Green for the Pirate Parade all on his own, Noddy soon realises the pirates are missing and investigate why they are hiding.
4"Noddy and the Case of the Missing Music Player"Albert Pereira-LazaroMyles McLeod21 April 2016 (UK) (21 April 2016 (UK))
Noddy wonders who has taken his music player, which he needs to accompany tonight's dance party.
5"Noddy and the Case of the Sleepy Toys"Albert Pereira-LazaroRebecca Stevens22 April 2016 (UK) (22 April 2016 (UK))
No one in Brickabuild can get any sleep because someone keeps turning on the lights all night, and as a consequence everyone keeps falling asleep during the day. Unless Noddy can find the culprit, all building in Toyland may stop for good.
6"Noddy and the Case of the Secret Deliveries"Albert Pereira-LazaroMyles McLeod25 April 2016 (UK) (25 April 2016 (UK))
Noddy tries to find out who is left presents in Toyland so that the residents of the town can thank for them.
7"Noddy and the Case of the Little Lost Toy"Albert Pereira-LazaroRebecca Stevens26 April 2016 (UK) (26 April 2016 (UK))
When a little clockwork duck turns up at the DinoLab, Noddy tries to find out where it comes from and return it to its family.
8"Noddy and the Case of Jumpy Revs"Albert Pereira-LazaroLouise Kramskoy27 April 2016 (UK) (27 April 2016 (UK))
When all of the metal objects in Toyland keep jumping in one direction, Noddy and Revs must track down the cause.
9"Noddy and the Case of Deltoid's Strange Behavior"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster28 April 2016 (UK) (28 April 2016 (UK))
Smartysaurus is upset because her best friend Deltoid keeps running away from her, so Noddy tries to get to the bottom of the mystery.
10"Noddy and the Case of the Slippery Stage"Albert Pereira-LazaroAnnetta Zucchi29 April 2016 (UK) (29 April 2016 (UK))
Pat-Pat is meant to be giving a baton-twirling display at the Town Hall, but someone has spread slippery, sticky stuff on the stage. Noddy decides to find out who is responsible.
11"Noddy and the Case of the Broken Toy Wash"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster2 May, 2016 (UK) (2 May, 2016 (UK))
Fuse is upset because his new toy wash has been broken and Noddy uses his investigating skills to find out who the culprit is.
12"Noddy and the Case of the Dazzle Dragon"Albert Pereira-LazaroMyles McLeod3 May, 2016 (UK) (3 May, 2016 (UK))
The sleuth investigates when there are signs that a dragon has come to live in Fable Forest for the first time.
13"Noddy and the Case of the Sticky Putty"Albert Pereira-LazaroAnastasia Heinzl4 May, 2016 (UK) (4 May, 2016 (UK))
Noddy realises that someone has put sticky putty on Clockwork Mouse's key, and comes up with a clever solution when he finds out who did it and why.
14"Noddy and the Case of the Toyland Accidents"Albert Pereira-LazaroAntonin Poirée & Mathilde Maraninchi5 May, 2016 (UK) (5 May, 2016 (UK))
Trees are falling down and machines are going crazy, and Noddy needs to use all his investigating skills to find out who is causing all the trouble.
15"Noddy and the Case of the Blue Wall"Albert Pereira-LazaroAntonin Poirée & Mathilde Maraninchi6 May, 2016 (UK) (6 May, 2016 (UK))
No one can play hide-and seek in Brickabuild until Noddy can find out who has painted the workshop wall blue.
16"Noddy and the Case of the Fable Forest Gold"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster7 May, 2016 (UK) (7 May, 2016 (UK))
Noddy must help the pirates find the long-lost Fable Forest gold treasure, or they will have to leave Toyland forever.
17"Noddy and the Case of the Unhelpful Queen"Albert Pereira-LazaroAnastasia Heinzl16 June 2016 (2016-06-16) (Channel 5)
One of the knights tries a magic spell and accidentally shrinks himself, but with Queen Sparklewings in hiding, Noddy has to persuade her to return to the little soldier to the right size.
18"Noddy and the Case of the Mystery Artist"Albert Pereira-LazaroLouise Kramskoy17 June 2016 (2016-06-17) (Channel 5)
Someone is scribbling on everyone's drawings of Deltoid, but Noddy saves the day by following clues to find out who the mystery artist is and why all the pictures have been defaced.
19"Noddy and the Case of Bling's Hidden Present"Albert Pereira-LazaroAnastasia Heinzl29 August 2016 (2016-08-29) (Channel 5)
Bling is so excited about her birthday that she starts opening all her presents ahead of schedule. Big Ear's hides his gift to stop her, but ends up forgetting where he put it.
20"Noddy and the Case of the Big Wall Of Bricks"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster30 August 2016 (2016-08-30) (Channel 5)
Noddy admires Fuse's new electronic ball and suggests that all the toys come round to play with it later.
21"Noddy and the Case of the Snow Mystery"Albert Pereira-LazaroMyles McLeod26 December 2016 (2016-12-26) (Channel 5)
It's Christmas Day and Noddy's wants it to snow, but Mr Squeaks tells him that it has never snowed in Toyland.
22"Noddy and the Case of the Wonky Toys"Albert Pereira-LazaroSimon Lecocq31 August 2016 (2016-08-31) (Channel 5)
The toys visit Fuse's workshop for a check-up, but when they come out wonky, Noddy must find out the cause before everyone stops working properly.
23"Noddy and the Case of the Tug of War Rope"Albert Pereira-LazaroMarie Beardmore25 October, 2016 (UK) (25 October, 2016 (UK))
The Pirates and the Ninjas line-up for the tug of war contest in Daredale, but the rope snaps, leaving Noddy to find out who cut it.
24"Noddy and the Case of the Runaway Animals"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster2 September 2016 (2016-09-02) (Channel 5)
All the farm animals escape and cause chaos in Toy Green. Noddy and his friends find that rounding then up and returning them to the farm is easier said than done.
25"Noddy and the Case of the Rules of the Game"Albert Pereira-LazaroSimon Lecocq10 October 2016 (2016-10-10) (Channel 5)
Pat Pat and the pirates have fallen out over who has won a board game because they have lost the rules, so Noddy needs to find them so that everyone can be friends again.
26"Noddy and the Case of Smartysaurus's Rainbow Experiment"Albert Pereira-LazaroCédric & Marine Lachenaud11 October 2016 (2016-10-11) (Channel 5)
When Smartysaurus' latest experiment sees her attempt to make a rainbow, something goes wrong and Noddy needs to investigate.
27"Noddy and the Case of the Lost Race"Albert Pereira-LazaroAnastasia Heinzl12 October 2016 (2016-10-12) (Channel 5)
Revs unexpectedly slows down during a race, and when Noddy tries to find out why, he discovers that Revs was hoping to find a friend.
28"Noddy and the Case of the Broken Xylophone Bridge"Albert Pereira-LazaroSimon Lecocq13 October 2016 (2016-10-13) (Channel 5)
Noddy and Mr. Squeaks find that someone has broken a key on the xylophone bridge, and try to fix it with sticky tape.
29"Noddy and the Case of the Toyland Mischief Maker"Albert Pereira-LazaroMarie Beardmore14 October 2016 (2016-10-14) (Channel 5)
Mr. Squeaks' teapot goes missing and Noddy is surprised to find it hanging from a lamp post. When Bumpy's kennel goes missing too, Noddy needs to investigate before Toyland descends into trouble.
30"Noddy and the Case of the Popping Balloons"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster23 January 2017 (2017-01-23) (Channel 5)
Noddy and his friends are each given a colourful balloon at the end of Smartysaurus's party, but when a number of balloons start popping, Noddy tries to find out why.
31"Noddy and the Case of the Pink Lettuces"Albert Pereira-LazaroAntonin Poirée & Mathilde Maraninchi24 January 2017 (2017-01-24) (Channel 5)
When Smartysaurus reveals that she had a special request for pink paint, the Ninjas admit to turning the lettuces into pom-poms to cheer on Pink Ninja in her marathon attempt.
32"Noddy and the Case of the Missing Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster25 January 2017 (2017-01-25) (Channel 5)
Mr. Squeaks cannot complete his jigsaw puzzle because some of the pieces are missing, so Noddy sets out to find out who has taken them and why.
33"Noddy and the Case of the Disappearing Rainbow"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster26 January 2017 (2017-01-26) (Channel 5)
Somebody is causing all the accidents in Toyland, and Noddy tries to find out who before something gets broken for good.
34"Noddy and the Case of the Flying Toy"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster27 January 2017 (2017-01-27) (Channel 5)
Queen Sparklewings's wand goes missing, and Noddy suspects that someone is using it to perform magic because all over Toyland, Deltoid, Fuse, Spike, and Smartysaurus have started to float in the air.
35"Noddy and the Case of the Spooky Noise"Albert Pereira-LazaroTBATBA
Noddy is looking forward to Pat-Pat's pumpkin party, but when he arrives he finds that the other toys are worried about a strange noise. Noddy decides to investigate - could it be coming from the Naughticorns, who borrowed his music player...?
36"Noddy and the Case of the Upset Animals"Albert Pereira-LazaroAnastasia Heinzl24 July 2017 (2017-07-24) (Channel 5)
No-one at the farm can get to sleep so Noddy travels all over Toyland gathering clues to find out what has been disturbing the animals.
37"Noddy and the Case of the Empty Swapsie Wagon"Albert Pereira-LazaroSandrine Joly25 July 2017 (2017-07-25) (Channel 5)
The fairies' yo-yo has disappeared, and now no-one will trust Cloppycorn to pull the wagon again, so Noddy comes to the rescue.
38"Noddy and the Case of the Unhappy Unicorn"Albert Pereira-LazaroLouise Kramskoy18 November, 2016 (18 November, 2016)
Snuggleball, Cloppycorn's special felt ball, goes missing. Then Noddy finds out that Pat-Pat broke Snuggleball by mistake.
39"Noddy and the Case of the Sticker Mystery"Albert Pereira-LazaroMyles McLeod2 February, 2017 (2 February, 2017)
New stickers with a picture of a mysterious bandit have appeared in Toyland, so Clockwork Mouse asks Noddy to investigate.
40"Noddy and the Case of the Stolen Treasure"Albert Pereira-LazaroAntonin Poirée & Mathilde Maraninchi3 February, 2017 (3 February, 2017)
The pirates spring clean their galleon - much to the annoyance of Pirate Stripes, who wants to go on a treasure hunt. Later that day, the pirate treasure disappears.
41"Noddy and the Case of the Moving Train Tracks"Albert Pereira-LazaroSimon Lecocq4 February, 2017 (4 February, 2017)
Noddy is on the case when someone moves the train tracks, stopping everyone from getting to Fable Forest for the annual fairy picnic.
42"Noddy and the Case of the King Of Toyland"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster1 August 2017 (2017-08-01) (Channel 5)
A new ruler mysteriously appears in Toy Green and begins building a huge castle.
43"Noddy and the Case of the Fly Away Balloons"Albert Pereira-LazaroNicolas Chrétien2 August 2017 (2017-08-02) (Channel 5)
Noddy must work fast to discover why all the balloons for a special festival in Toyama have disappeared.
44"Noddy and the Case of the Missing Brick"Albert Pereira-LazaroNicolas Chrétien3 August 2017 (2017-08-03) (Channel 5)
The little wooden boy and his friends are building a toy tower, but someone is trying to stop them.
45"Noddy and the Case of the Missing Anchor"Albert Pereira-LazaroSandrine Joly & Simon Lecocq4 August 2017 (2017-08-04) (Channel 5)
The brightly-dressed sleuth tries to find a way to avert a crisis when a ship sails out of control.
46"Noddy and the Case of the Disappearing Traffic Cones"Albert Pereira-LazaroAntonin Poirée & Mathilde Maraninchi7 August 2017 (2017-08-07) (Channel 5)
All the traffic in Brickabuild is in chaos because the cones have disappeared, so Noddy decides to investigate.
47"Noddy and the Case of the Disappearing Specials Things"Albert Pereira-LazaroGerard Foster8 August 2017 (2017-08-08) (Channel 5)
Someone has taken all of Fuse's special things. The little robot is very upset and Noddy needs all his investigating skills to find the collection again.
48"Noddy and the Case of the Grey Coins"Albert Pereira-LazaroSimon Lecocq25 September 2017 (2017-09-25) (Channel 5)
Someone is covering everything golden in Toyland with grey paint, and Noddy tries to find out who it is.
49"Noddy and the Case of Bumpy's Burst Ball"Albert Pereira-LazaroAntonin Poirée & Mathilde Maraninchi26 September 2017 (2017-09-26) (Channel 5)
Bumpy's ball has gone missing, so Noddy gets him a new one, but when he goes to get it from his cupboard, he finds that it has been burst.
50"Noddy and the Case of the Missing Wings"Albert Pereira-LazaroCédric & Marine Lachenaud27 September 2017 (2017-09-27) (Channel 5)
The fairies are due to give a big flying display in Toyland, but Fairy Coco's wings have gone missing.
51"Noddy and the Case of the Unfunny Clown"Albert Pereira-LazaroJo Jordan28 September 2017 (2017-09-28) (Channel 5)
Everyone is dressing up as clowns, but the fun stops when a strange clown starts playing practical jokes that are not funny at all.
52"Noddy and the Case of the Raining Carrots"Albert Pereira-LazaroNicolas ChrétienTBA
The little boy must find out who is causing vegetables to rain down all over Toyland, or Farmer Tom's farm fair will be ruined.

Broadcast[edit]

In France, the series premiered on March 26, 2016, on the France Télévisions's platform Zouzous,[3] and it aired on April 2, 2016, on France 5.[4][5] In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on April 18, 2016, on the Channel 5's block Milkshake!.[6] In the United States, the series airs on Universal Kids [2] In Australia, the series airs on ABC Kids. In Brazil, the series airs on Gloobinho.

Some of these series premiere on iTunes, Hulu, DreamWorks GO and YouTube.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wolfe, Jennifer (April 10, 2015). "Children's Classic 'Noddy' to Return to French Television". Animation World Network. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 20, 2016). "Sprout Picks Up DreamWorks Animation Series 'Noddy Toyland Detective'". Deadline. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "OUI-OUI, ENQUÊTES AU PAYS DES JOUETS" (Press release). France Télévisions. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Noddy". Gaumont Animation. March 23, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Gaumon (July 28, 2016). "Gaumont: Half-year Consolidated Results as of June 30, 2016" (Press release). GlobeNewswire. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  6. ^ a b White, Grant (April 13, 2016). "PR: Dreamworks' "Noddy, Toyland Detective" Launches In UK 18th April on Channel 5". Toon Zone. Retrieved December 24, 2016.

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