Toot & Puddle (TV series)
|Toot & Puddle|
|Created by||Holly Hobbie|
|Directed by||Christian Larocque|
|Theme music composer||Steve D'Angelo|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26 (52 segments)|
|Executive producers||Clint Eland|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production companies||Mercury Filmworks|
National Geographic Kids
|Distributor||National Geographic Kids|
|Original network||Treehouse TV (Canada) Nick Jr.|
|Original release||September 2, 2008 –|
April 22, 2009
Toot & Puddle is an animated children's television series based on the book series of the same name by author Holly Hobbie. Produced by Mercury Filmworks in association with National Geographic Kids, the series aired on Treehouse TV in Canada and Noggin in the United States. The last episode aired on April 22 2009. Reruns continue to air from September 28 2009 until February 5 2010
The show focuses on the lives of two adventurous pigs, Toot and Puddle. The two live in Woodcock Pocket with Puddle's cousin Opal and their parrot friend Tulip. In each episode, the duo learns about a different place or culture. During the course of each episode, either Toot visits a new location and communicates to Puddle by sending a postcard, or the two travel together.
- Toot – Toot is a young pig who loves to explore. He's almost always somewhere other than his home with his digital camera to capture photographs of his adventures. He's Puddle's best friend.
- Puddle – Puddle is a pig. He likes to explore but finds the area where he lives more interesting than places far away. He's Toot's best friend.
- Opal – Opal is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky pig and Puddle's cousin who asks many questions.
- Tulip – Tulip is a parrot who lives with the trio in Woodcock Pocket. She lives on a perch in Toot and Puddle's kitchen.
- Otto – Otto is a tortoise who lives with the forest in Camera. He lives on a swing in Toot and Puddle's park.
- Desmond – Desmond is a kangaroo who lives with the apple in the tree. He lives on a house in Toot and Puddle's bin.
- Lilly – Lilly is a frog who lives with the jungle in leaf. She lives on a tree in Toot and Puddle's river.
- Dr. Ha Song – Dr. Ha Song is a Chinese pig who lives with the clinic in the hospital. He lives on a cabin in Toot and Puddle's house.
The series ran for one season of 26 episodes.
- The Great Cheese Chase/Swing Shift – Toot & Puddle fly to France to get cheese, Puddle makes a swing using a tire, but the tire goes missing!
- Free-Falling Friends/Curried Favors - Toot & Puddle are given sky-diving lessons, Toot flies to India.
- Opal's Big Move/Get With the Beat - Toot takes Opal to meet a famous ballerina he met in Russia, Toot & Puddle fly to Democratic Republic of the Congo to learn about tribal culture.
- You Reap What You Sow/Lost and Found - Puddle teaches Opal how to plant a garden, Toot & Puddle fly to Belize to discover an ancient temple.
- Doors, Drawers, and Floors/Abominable Toot
- The Dragon Kite/Tulips for Tulip - Puddle & Opal go kite flying but their kite flies away, Toot & Puddle fly to the Netherlands to find tulips for Tulip.
- The Scarecrow/Which Way's Which?
- Toot & Puddle's Campout/Toot's Alpine Adventure - Toot & Puddle go camping, Toot flies to Germany to discover a castle and meets a lost calf.
- Party Pride/The Race
- Puddle's Poison Ivy/The Amazing Maze - Puddle gets poison ivy which postpones his & Toot's trip to Egypt, Toot & Puddle fly to Ireland to explore its many hedge mazes.
- Year of the Pig/Robinson Toot
- Night Lights/Away From Home - Toot & Puddle fly to Japan to get some night lights for Opal, Tulip and Lilly's sleepover, Opal is sad that Toot & Puddle are going away for a holiday.
- Desmond Bounds In/Putting the Art in Artichoke
- Bye-Bye, Butterfly/Flying Down to Rio - Opal finds a butterfly and learns about migration, Toot & Puddle fly to Brazil to think of an idea for Carnival.
- Otto's Blackout/Puddle's Delicious Waffles - Otto conquers his fear of the dark when a storm hits, Toot & Puddle fly to Belgium to learn how to make waffles.
- Recycle Cycle/Being Green - Toot, Puddle, & Opal learn to take care of their environment, Toot & Puddle fly to Scotland to help Toot's uncle Bertie reuse his old junk into something else.
- Desmond's First Snow/Haleakala Sunrise - The gang teaches Desmond what winter is like in Pocket Hollow, Toot & Puddle fly to Hawaii to learn how to dance the Hula at sunrise.
- Leap Frog/A Painted Pot
- It's Mine/Tumble Pandas
- Toot & Puddle's Clubhouse/Toot's Arctic Adventure - Toot & Puddle start their own secret club, Toot flies to Nunavut, Canada to learn about the eskimo tribe.
- The Show Must Go On/Astronaut Camp - The gang puts on a play, Toot & Puddle fly to Florida, USA to join astronaut camp.
- Old and New/The Drawing Diary
- The Legend of Pocket Hollow/It's A Mystery - Toot & Puddle get spooked by a story of a monster in Pocket Hollow, Toot & Puddle fly to England to solve any mystery that comes to mind.
- Opal's Looth Tooth/Take a Break
- Puddle's Lucky Clover/Friends in the City - Puddle loses his good luck charm, Toot & Puddle fly to New York, USA.
- Look Again/Round Round Get Around
- "Canadian content honored by Youth Media Alliance". Kidscreen. April 6, 2011.
- "New Animated Series Toot & Puddle Comes To NOGGIN". Animation World Network. October 20, 2008.