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Bob the Builder
GenreChildren's animation
Based onBob the Builder
Voices ofLee Ingleby (UK)
Joanne Froggatt
Jacob Scipio (UK)
Colin Murdock (US)
Ian James Corlett (US)
Lee Tockar (US)
Theme music composerPaul K. Joyce
ComposersDavid Schweitzer (2015–2017)
Tim Foy (2018)
Paul Koffman (2018)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series3
No. of episodes130 (+1 special) (list of episodes)
Executive producersKim Dent Wilder (2015–2017)
Michael Hefferon (2015–2017)
Edward Catchpole (2015–2016)
Christopher Keenan (2015–2018)
Steven DeNure (2018)
Kirsten Newlands (2018)
ProducersKylie Ellis (2015–2017)
Fred de Bradeny (2015–2017)
Camera setupMulti-camera (2004–2018)
Production companiesHIT Entertainment (2015–2017)
Mattel Creations (2017–2018)
Mainframe Studios (2015–2017)
DHX Studios Halifax (2018)
Original release
NetworkChannel 5
Release1 September 2015 (2015-09-01) –
30 December 2018 (2018-12-30)
Bob the Builder (original series)

Bob the Builder is a CGI animated children's television series and a reboot of the 1999 animated television series of the same name. It premiered in the United Kingdom on Channel 5 on 1 September 2015 and ended on 30 December 2018. 130 episodes and 3 series were produced.


Main article: List of Bob the Builder (2015 TV series) episodes

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 52 1 September 2015 (2015-09-01) 29 February 2016 (2016-02-29)
2 52 27 June 2016 (2016-06-27) 7 September 2017 (2017-09-07)
3 26 2 January 2018 (2018-01-02) 30 December 2018 (2018-12-30)


Main article: List of Bob the Builder characters

Production and broadcast

Turner Broadcasting System bought the broadcasting rights for the 2015 series in the United Kingdom to be repeated on Cartoon Network UK's sister preschool channel Cartoonito UK. The channel began airing the series in January 2016.[1]

In the US, the series aired on PBS Kids from 7 November 2015[2][3] to 20 November 2018.[4] Qubo aired the series from 2019 to 2021 for the British dub before Qubo ceased operations. The show currently airs on Kids Street.

In Canada, the series aired on Family Jr. while in Quebec, the series aired on Télé-Québec.

In Australia, the series aired on 10 Peach and then on ABC Kids.

In New Zealand, the series airs on TVNZ.

Reception and criticism

The reboot was poorly received by longtime fans of the older series. Criticism focused on the characters' redesigns and the changes to their personalities.[5]


  1. ^ "Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK January 2009 Highlights". Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Let's Go! Bob the Builder". Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  3. ^ "TV Schedules - AZPM". Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  4. ^ St. Louis Regional Public Media Inc. (November 2018). "Changes Are Coming to PBS KIDS Schedule" (PDF). nineMagazine. 9 (6): 11. ISSN 1086-8828. Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  5. ^ Campbell, Tina (12 October 2014). "Bob The Builder gets a makeover: 'WTF have they done?' asks everyone". Metro. Retrieved 2 June 2017.