The Huggabug Club

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The Huggabug Club
GenreChildren's television series
Created byAudrey Landers
Judy Landers
Ruth Landers
Presented byMr. and Mrs. P-Head
StarringAudrey Landers
Judy Landers
Bret Shefter
Ilysia J. Pierce
Susan Solomon
Theme music composerAudrey Landers
Judy Landers
Opening themeThe Huggabug Club (performed by the cast)
Ending themeThe Huggabug Club (performed by the cast)
Composer(s)Audrey Landers
Ralf Stemmann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes48
Production
Executive producer(s)Ruth Landers
Producer(s)Audrey Landers
Judy Landers
Ruth Landers
Production location(s)New York City
Camera setupSingle
Running time30 minutes per episode
Production company(s)WEDU
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Release
Original networkPBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
First shown in1995–2000
Original releaseJanuary 2, 1995 –
July 28, 2000

The Huggabug Club is an American educational TV series for children that aired on PBS Kids.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

The television series and videotape releases have been awarded The Parents Choice Award, The Dove Foundation Award, and The Kids First Award for quality in children's media.[2]

Repeats of the show were seen on Trinity Broadcasting Network's Smile network until 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.
  2. ^ "The Huggabug Club". Landers Productions. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2018.

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