GenreAnimation, Preschool, Kids
Written by
  • John Ingelin
  • Kevin Nelson (story by)
Directed by
  • Handen Jetmall (voice director)
  • Charles Meyer
  • Gary Meyer
  • Joth Loder (animation)
Voices of
  • Teri Parker-Brown
  • Sabrina Crews
  • Jim Cunningham
  • John Farrell
  • Heidi Fellner
  • Len Goodman
  • Charles Hubbell
  • Kim Kivens
  • Dave Simmons
ComposerPhil Aaron
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes63 (list of episodes)
  • Dan Becker
  • Tom Smith
EditorCharles Meyer
Camera setupCharles Thompson
Joe Dennis
Jim May
Running time11 minutes
Production companies
  • Wet Cement Productions
  • GoldKing Media
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 17, 2005 (2005-01-17) –
February 27, 2006 (2006-02-27)

Auto-B-Good is a 2005-2006 American preschool animated series. The series features short stories set in the fictional City of Auto, in which all the citizens are cars.[1] The program is explicitly designed to teach children lessons in moral character and values. Auto-B-Good was produced by Wet Cement Productions. The show was shown on certain PBS stations on PBS Kids before moving to Smile of a Child/TBN until early 2019.




Issadora (Izzi) is the main protagonist of the entire series. She is an innocent, bright-eyed, and curious 7-year-old car who loves to play with EJ, but can get frustrated at being the littlest and not always able to do what the others can.


Johnny is cool and daring. He loves high speeds and a glossy shine. His best friends are Derek, Cali, Maria, and Miles. His favorite thing to do is race to Squeakies Car Wash to get “squeaky clean” and show off his shine.


Cali is a valley girl. She hangs out with Johnny and Maria and loves shopping.


One of the “little cars,” Eric Jacobson "EJ" Mini puts his all into everything he does. He tries hard to keep up with the big guys and wants to be just like Johnny when he grows up. His best friend is his classmate Izzi.


Professor's inventions would be world-renowned, except they usually go awry. He is a bit eccentric and very analytical but has a heart of gold that makes him beloved by all.


Old and wise, Franklin has lived a full life and speaks from experience to give advice on almost anything. He and the Professor are good friends and both act as mentors to the “kids.”


Miles is the conscience of the group who knows what's right and tries to steer the others in that direction. Miles' maturity gives a balance to the friendship with Johnny and Cali.


With her love of adventure and four-wheeling, Maria is the trailblazer of the group. She coaches the little cars' soccer team and has a job at the park. Maria is friends with Derek.


Derek is a red pickup truck. He is the biggest, strongest, and toughest of the group. With his mild manner and gentle spirit, Derek is often the group's peacemaker and mediator.



Century-old Elrod fight in the great war with CJ Willy, Franklin, and Mr. Morgan. He lived alone for many years after the war and later reconciled with his friends. He currently is the owner and operator of Elrod's Mini Golf.

CJ Willy

Franklin, Mr. Morgan, and Elrod's drill instructor and sergeant in charge during the great war. Lost his life in the line of duty. His image is cast in bronze as the statue in Memorial Park.

Lug Nut

A vaudeville performer who, along with his comedy partner, Dip Stick, teaches Miles that enthusiasm is the secret of success.


Mr. Morgan

Mr. Morgan is the sports referee.



The first season consisted of 36 episodes, each focusing on a particular character trait.

Season 1 (2005)

Overall # Episode Title Air Date
1 Timely Treats January 17, 2005
2 Picture Perfect
3 Moving Forward Together
4 Growing Responsible January 24, 2005
5 Red Card To Respect
6 The Land of the Odds
7 No Rules Allowed January 31, 2005
8 Shop 'Til You Drop
9 Center of the Universe
10 Slippery Slope February 7, 2005
11 Car Tune Pirates
12 Bully Bully
13 Friends in High Places February 14, 2005
14 Heavenly Event
15 Sunny Side Up?
16 Up from the Depths February 21, 2005
17 Cooler Heads Prevail
18 Digging For Gold
19 A Miles In Their Tires February 28, 2005
20 Stage Fright
21 Izzi and The Giant
22 Rumors of War March 7, 2005
23 The Price of Freedom
24 No Greater Love
25 Miles to the Rescue March 14, 2005
26 The Secret Force
27 Gopher It!
28 The Secret of Success March 21, 2005
29 The Winning Goal
30 The Road Rage
31 Road Test For Maturity March 28, 2005
32 Uninvited Guests
33 A Tidy Plan
34 Too Rough Around The Edges April 4, 2005
35 Crowning Car Of The Year
36 Friends To The Rescue!

Season 2 (2006)

Wet Cement completed 27 episodes for the second season.

Season 2 # Episode Title Air Date
1 Movie "FX" January 2, 2006
2 Cheaters U-Turn
3 The Cobra Canyon Leap
4 The Integrity Project January 9, 2006
5 Rising To The Occasion
6 The Gift of Golf
7 Breaking Par January 16, 2006
8 Daring Dreamers
9 Unusual Suspect
10 The Missing Statue January 23, 2006
11 Get the OOMPH!
12 A Taxing Problem
13 Billy and the Big Horns January 30, 2006
14 Home Sweet Home
15 The Quest For Power
16 Monster Trap! February 6, 2006
17 CAR-Nival
18 Lug Nut
19 Issadora's Box February 13, 2006
20 Extreme Overhaul
21 Breaking New Ground
22 Level Thirty-Nine! February 20, 2006
23 Western Hero
24 COTU Comics
25 Scared-y Car February 27, 2006
26 Car Tuned & Ready
27 Squeaky Clean!

DVD Versions

Auto-B-Good DVDs come in three versions: a retail version[2] for home audiences, an education version[3] used in school classrooms across the country and a Special Edition[4] with Christian music videos featuring the music of Rick Altizer that enhance the positive character lessons with a spiritual application.


In 2009, Rising Star Studios produced six kids' storybooks,[5] written by Phillip Walton. Each is an original story focusing on lessons in trustworthiness, respect, caring, responsibility, citizenship and fairness.


  1. ^ The Video Librarian: Volume 20. Randy Pitman. 2005. p. 49.
  2. ^ retail version
  3. ^ education version
  4. ^ Special Edition
  5. ^ "Auto-B-Good".