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Higglytown Heroes is an American animated children's television series that aired on the Playhouse Disney block on Disney Channel in the United States. The theme song of the show, Here in Higglytown, is performed by They Might Be Giants, which was also released on their second children's album Here Come the ABCs. Higglytown Heroes had reruns on Disney Junior on its cable and satellite channel replacing SOAPnet on March 23, 2012. The Higglytown Heroes TV series was made using Alias Maya which was used to design models and textures for the Higglytown Heroes Characters, and Photoshop which was used to create the 2D backgrounds and 2D props.[1]
The lyrics to the first "Hero" song were written by Kent Redeker, one of the show's executive producers. The song was composed and produced by Mark Harrison, the show's senior songwriter.

Higglytown Heroes
Higglytown Heroes Poster.jpg
Promotional Higglytown Heroes poster
Created byGeorge Evelyn
Holly Huckins
Denis Morella
Kent Redeker
Jeff Ulin
StarringTaylor Masamitsu
Frankie Ryan Manriquez
Liliana Mumy
Rory Thost
Edie McClurg
Dee Bradley Baker
Kevin Michael Richardson
Mindy Sterling
Jim Wise
Rachel York
Alanna Ubach
Valyn Hall
Lara Jill Miller
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes65
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Wild Brain
Happy Nest Productions
DistributorBuena Vista Television (2004–07)
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (2007–08)
Release
Original networkDisney Channel (Playhouse Disney)
Original releaseSeptember 13, 2004 (2004-09-13) –
January 7, 2008 (2008-01-07)
External links
Website

Each episode contains two songs. An initial "dilemma" song which sets up the "problem" which needs to be solved followed by the "hero" song which introduces the hero who solves the problem, some of the heroes would later appear in later episodes.

While every hero song has the same basic melody as the initial hero song written by Harrison, he performed and produced each song with different lyrics and instrumentation to fit the episode's specific hero.

Brad Mossman, the other principal songwriter, composed lyrics and music for a number of dilemma songs in many episodes as well. In 2011, Relient K re-recorded the theme song for the show for Disney Junior - Live on Stage! This show was re-dubbed in the UK sometime between 2005 and 2010, which aired in the UK on Playhouse Disney on April 11, 2005. In the UK dub, Fran is voiced by veteran actress Sue Johnston, Eubie is voiced by Jonathan Bee and Joe Cooper, Wayne is voiced by Africa Nile, Twinkle is voiced by Amira McCarthy, and Kip was voiced by Matthew Thomas Davies, this also included most of the character cast in the show who ware voiced by the majority of the actors in the UK. Pizza Guy is called Pizza Man instead, causing minor lip-sync issues, most of which would probably not be noticed by the show's target audience.

Contents

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 13, 2004 (2004-09-13)August 8, 2005 (2005-08-08)
214November 14, 2005 (2005-11-14)July 24, 2006 (2006-07-24)
325September 2, 2006 (2006-09-02)January 7, 2008 (2008-01-07)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2004–2005)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Up A Tree"/"Missing Grandpop"George Evelyn and Denis MorellaTBATBASeptember 13, 2004 (2004-09-13)101
22"Twinkle Tooth"/"Flower Power"George Evelyn and Denis MorellaTBATBASeptember 20, 2004 (2004-09-20)102
33"Smells Like a Mystery"/"Ship Ahoy!"George Evelyn and Denis MorellaTBATBAOctober 11, 2004 (2004-10-11)103
44"Halloween Heroes" (aka "Higgly Halloween")"George Evelyn and Denis MorellaKent RedekerWilliam ReissOctober 25, 2004 (2004-10-25)104
55"Soup With Stars"/"The Happy Friendly Sparkly Toast Club"George Evelyn and Denis MorellaTBATBANovember 1, 2004 (2004-11-01)105
66"Catch Up With Ketchup"/"Star Struck"George Evelyn and Denis MorellaTBATBANovember 8, 2004 (2004-11-08)106
77"First Snow"/"Snow Dazed"TBATBATBANovember 15, 2004 (2004-11-15)107
88"Flappy's Not Happy"/"Electric Evening"TBATBATBANovember 22, 2004 (2004-11-22)108
99"All Tire'd Out"/"Great Un-Expectations"TBATBATBADecember 6, 2004 (2004-12-06)109
1010"Twinkle's Star"George Evelyn and Denis MorellaTBATBADecember 13, 2004 (2004-12-13)110
1111"Smooth Operator"
"Stinky Situation"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaPeter Gaffney
Holly Huckins
Kinjo Estioko
William Reiss
December 13, 2004 (2004-12-13)111
1212"Weather or Not"
"Green in the Gills"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaChris Nee
Steve Viksten
Romy Garcia
Leah Waldron
December 20, 2004 (2004-12-20)112
1313"Twinkle's Masterpiece"
"The Egg-cellent Adventure"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaSusan Kim
Holly Huckins
Halo Pictures
Tom Nesbitt
January 3, 2005 (2005-01-03)113
1414"Wayne's Ripping Adventure"/"Meet Eubie's Cousin"TBATBATBAJanuary 8, 2005 (2005-01-08)114
1515"Say What"
"Higgly Harmonies"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaSteve Viksten
Kent Redeker
Kinjo Estioko
William Reiss
January 17, 2005 (2005-01-17)115
1616"Wayne's Good Guess"
"Wayne's 100 Special Somethings"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaJule Selbo
Holly Huckins
Tom Nesbitt
Marcelo de Souza
January 31, 2005 (2005-01-31)116
1717"Patty Cake"
"Havin' A Ball"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaRachelle Romberg
Susan Kim
Achiu So
Leah Waldron
February 7, 2005 (2005-02-07)117
1818"Bright Sights, Big City"
"Kid’s Shadow"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaFord Riley
Cate Lieuwen & Sharon Shatz-Rosenthal
Marcelo de Souza
William Reiss
April 4, 2005 (2005-04-04)118
1919"Fran Takes a Hike"/"Mystery at Kid’s House"George Evelyn and Denis MorellaTBATBAApril 4, 2005 (2005-04-04)119
2020"Kid Joins the Circus"
"Baby Boom"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaKent Redeker
Peggy Sarlin
Kinjo Estioko
Marcelo De Souza
May 9, 2005 (2005-05-09)120
2121"Twinkle's Favorite Author"/"Don't Fence Me In"TBATBATBAMay 23, 2005 (2005-05-23)121
2222"Higgly Hoedown"/"Eubie's Turbo Sled"TBATBATBAJune 27, 2005 (2005-06-27)122
2323"Kid’s Sweet Tooth"/"Wayne's Lollipop"TBATBATBAJuly 11, 2005 (2005-07-11)123
2424"Higgly Frog Day"
"Eubie's Elly-Fantastic Adventure"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaKent RedekerTom Nesbitt
William Reiss
July 4, 2005 (2005-07-04)125
2525"Kid’s Dad Gets a Strike"
"A Really Hot Day"
George Evelyn and Denis MorellaKent Redeker
Holly Huckins
Nick Hewitt
Patricia Ross
July 18, 2005 (2005-07-18)126
2626"Eubie's Pink Dots"/"Two Bees or Not Two Bees"TBATBATBAAugust 8, 2005 (2005-08-08)124

Season 2 (2005-2006)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
271"Twinkle Twinkle Little Fish"/"All the Wrong Moves"November 14, 2005 (2005-11-14)
282"Kip Gets Swing Fever"/"Wayne's Pieces of Gold"January 16, 2006 (2006-01-16)
3913"Eubie's Big Boat Float"/"A Slippery Situation"July 17, 2006 (2006-07-17)
293"All Warm Inside"/"Calling All Ducks"January 30, 2006 (2006-01-30)
315"A Totally Secret Valentine"/"A Valentine for Miss Fern"February 13, 2006 (2006-02-13)
326"Cry Baby Pookie"/"Wait for Me"March 6, 2006 (2006-03-06)
348"Balloon-a-Palooza"/"Wayne's Day Out"March 20, 2006 (2006-03-20)
3610"The Fran in the Moon"May 8, 2006 (2006-05-08)
3711"Me and My Shadow"/"Out to Sea"June 12, 2006 (2006-06-12)
3812"Don't Wayne on My Parade"/"Twinkle's Terrific Twirl"July 3, 2006 (2006-07-03)
359"Wayne's Big, Big Discovery"/"Dirigible Day"April 3, 2006 (2006-04-03)
337"The Legend of Higgsquatch"March 11, 2006 (2006-03-11)
4014"Kip’s Rocket Rescue"/"Let's Get Moving"July 25, 2006 (2006-07-25)

Season 3 (2006–2008)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
401"Corn to Be Wild"/"Overnight Moose"September 4, 2006 (2006-09-04)
412"Higgly Island"September 25, 2006 (2006-09-25)
423"Shear Luck"/"Big Night Out"October 16, 2006 (2006-10-16)
434"Calling All Cars"/"Amazing Museum"October 23, 2006 (2006-10-23)
445"Frozen Fish Follies"/"Look Who's Squawking"November 6, 2006 (2006-11-06)
456"Wayne's Day to Shine"/"Wayne Listens Up"November 20, 2006 (2006-11-20)
467"A Hoppin' Poppin' Problem"/"Hay Hay Hay!!"November 27, 2006 (2006-11-27)
478"Happy Campers"/"All Washed Out"January 1, 2007 (2007-01-01)
489"Hat's All Folks"/"Hop Hop Hooray"January 8, 2007 (2007-01-08)
4910"Shuffleboard Buddies"/"All Mapped Out"January 22, 2007 (2007-01-22)
5011"12-Pie Abe"/"The Day the Diner Stood Still"January 22, 2007 (2007-01-22)
5112"Saturday Night Higgly"/"Monster Sandwiches"January 27, 2007 (2007-01-27)
5213"The Big Pink Elephant Sale"/"Higglies on Horseback"February 19, 2007 (2007-02-19)
5314"Buki-Buki Boo-Boo"/"Signs of Spring"March 12, 2007 (2007-03-12)
5415"Easy to Get Sneezy"/"Unlock the Magic"March 26, 2007 (2007-03-26)
5516"Wayne's Cycle Recycle"/"Wayne's Wet Pet"April 2, 2007 (2007-04-02)
5617"X Marks the Spot"/"Eubie's View"May 7, 2007 (2007-05-07)
5719"Whing-A-Ding Whirly Box"/"Windy Watchers"May 28, 2007 (2007-05-28)
5820"Choo-Choo Zucchini"/"Something Ducky Going On"June 25, 2007 (2007-06-25)
5921"Fripp's Flip-Flap Flop"/"Say Cheese"July 2, 2007 (2007-07-02)
6022"Canyon Capers"/"High-Country Hiccups"July 9, 2007 (2007-07-09)
6123"Calling All Heroes"August 13, 2007 (2007-08-13)
6224"Happy Flappy Birthday"/"The Cuckoo County Caw-Caw Contest"September 10, 2007 (2007-09-10)
6318"Little Big Fish"/"Good Sports"May 21, 2007 (2007-05-21)
6425"Tis the Season to be Snowy"/"Bingo Bongos"December 2, 2007 (2007-12-02)
6526"Wayne's Toasty Invention"/"Spell it Safe"January 7, 2008 (2008-01-07)

CharactersEdit

  • Eubie – A nesting doll with blonde hair, and a yellow shirt with red stripes.
  • Wayne – A nesting doll with brown hair, glasses, and a green shirt with green overalls. He is the brother of Twinkle.
  • Twinkle – A nesting doll with brown braided hair, and a pink shirt with a pink duck hatching on it. She is the sister of Wayne.
  • Kip – A nesting doll with black hair, a blue shirt with a blue robot on it, and a blue jacket.
  • Fran – A nesting doll who is a squirrel with red fur and is the pet of Kip.
  • Ms. Fern – A nesting doll who serves as a teacher.

CastEdit

Major voicesEdit

Additional voicesEdit

Cited worksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sean Dicken – Animation Director, Animator".

External linksEdit