The Huggabug Club
|The Huggabug Club|
|Genre||Children's television series|
|Created by||Audrey Landers|
|Presented by||Mr. and Mrs. P-Head|
Ilysia J. Pierce
|Theme music composer||Audrey Landers|
|Opening theme||The Huggabug Club (performed by the cast)|
|Ending theme||The Huggabug Club (performed by the cast)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||48|
|Executive producer(s)||Ruth Landers|
|Production location(s)||New York City|
|Running time||30 minutes per episode|
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
|First shown in||1995–2000|
|Original release||January 2, 1995 –|
July 28, 2000
The Huggabug Club is an American educational TV series for children that aired on PBS Kids.
The series was co-created by veteran actresses and sisters Audrey and Judy Landers, as well as their manager/producer/mother Ruth Landers, who also served as executive producer. The series was also broadcast in South Africa. The Landers sisters co-wrote over 150 original songs for the series.
In addition to Miss Audrey and Miss Judy, the program features full-body puppets who magically appear with the help of a computer: Uncle Huggabug, a cowboy-insect; Miss Oops-A-Daisy, a clumsy flower; and Auntie Bumble, a grandmotherly bee. The cast also includes the "Buggsters", a group of multi-cultural kids who sing and dance.
An advisory board of teachers and a child psychologist helped to guide the series towards "life skills"-teaching themes. The themes were: integrity; initiative; flexibility; perseverance; organization; sense of humor; effort; common sense; problem solving; responsibility; patience; friendship; curiosity; cooperation; and caring.
- "Happiness Express named master toy licensee for The Huggabug Club; Audrey and Judy Landers, creators and stars of highly anticipated new children's series, to launch licensing program at licensing show". FindArticles. Business Wire. June 20, 1995. Archived from the original on August 28, 2006. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
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