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Potamus Park was a British preschool programme that ran on CITV in the United Kingdom between 1996 and 1999, in Canada for YTV in 2002. And United States which aired on the Disney Channel in 2005. The show centred on a small family of hippopotamuses.

Potamus Park
Created byChristopher Noulton John Lee Paul Cole
Voices ofSimon Buckley
Philip Eason
Rusty Goffe
Atalanta Harmsworth
Stroma Inglis
Mark Jefferis
Nikki Mclnnes
Nigel Plaskitt
Jo Manning Wilson
Opening theme"(We're On Our Way To) Potamus Park" by Jeff Robinson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes42
Production
Producer(s)John Lee
Chris Noulton for ITV Central
Running time10 minutes per episode (approx.)
Production company(s)CITV FOR ITV
DistributorCarlton Communications, Nelvana
Release
Original networkITV (TV network) CITV
Original release1996 –
1999

Contents

CharactersEdit

Characters featured included Ticker, (a bird) Got To Guess, (a blue creature that used sign language to communicate) and Mindy and Mo (two Moles who live in a water well and use a bucket as a lift whenever the hippopotamuses need help). Every episode was introduced by a set of anthropomorphic flowers, who would explain whatever is to come or what may have been happening in the episode.

Video CassettesEdit

Episodes of the series were released on VHS by Carlton Video.

Title Release Date
Pleased To Meet you VL 1 1996
This Is Where We Live VL 2 1996
Name That Tune Vl 3 1996
Hungry Hippos VL 4 1997
Secrets VL 5 1997
Dressing Up 1999
Buried Treasure 1999
Abracadabra 1999
Bedtime Story 2000
Where Shall We Go? 2000
Hip Hippo Ray Day 2001
Gold Collection 2001

International BroadcastEdit

TriviaEdit

Carlton Home Video issued many video cassettes in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Although the television series was genuinely well received, ITV decided to cut the series in 1999 due to the rival show Bananas In Pyjamas, which received higher ratings. Even though the series ended in 1999, CITV continued to air repeated television programmes into the early 2000s.