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Make Way for Noddy
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GenreComedy
Musical
Created byMallory Lewis
Based onClassic Noddy works and characters of Enid Blyton
Directed byByron Vaughns
Presented byNaomi Wilkinson (US TV airings only)
Voices ofDavid A. Kaye
Britt McKillip
Michael Dobson
Tabitha St. Germain
Richard Newman
Don Brown
Doug Parker
Matt Hill
Theme music composerSteven Bernstein
Julie Bernstein
Opening theme"Make Way for Noddy" performed by the Kidsongs Kids
ComposersScore:
Steven Bernstein
Julie Bernstein
Original Songs:
Steven Bernstein
Julie Bernstein
Lorraine Feather
Larry Grossman
Music Direction:
Sharon Sampson
Terry Sampson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes100 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersJonathan Dern
Paul Sabella
Carol Monroe
Mallory Lewis
Brad Hood
ProducersRobert Winthrop
Byron Vaughns
EditorJymn Magon
Running time11 minutes (Five); 30 minutes (PBS Kids)
Production companiesChorion
SD Entertainment
Wang Film Productions (animation)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television (through DreamWorks Classics)
Release
Original networkChannel 5/Five (United Kingdom)
PBS Kids (United States)
Original release2 September 2002 (2002-09-02) –
3 October 2003 (2003-10-03)
Chronology
Related showsNoddy's Toyland Adventures (1992-1999)
Noddy in Toyland (2009)
Noddy, Toyland Detective (2016-2017)

Make Way for Noddy (stylised make way for NODDY) is a children's musical computer-animated television series produced by Chorion of the United Kingdom in conjunction with SD Entertainment in the United States. Based on Enid Blyton's Noddy character, it originally aired in twelve minute segments as part of the Milkshake! programme on Channel 5 (since 16 September Five) from 2 September 2002 to 4 October 2003 in the UK and from 11 September 2005 to 15 June 2007 in the US. It was repeated until September 2015 on NBC and PBS Kids Sprout in the US.[1] In 2005, the American version of the series was launched in the United States on PBS in a half-hour format. This version was a longer format, and combined two of the twelve minute segments with new material. The series streams on Peacock.

The format of the show was changed in some ways from previous incarnations of Noddy, to take advantage of the CGI medium and to appeal to more contemporary audiences, such as Noddy now also being able to fly a plane as part of his taxi duties, and making Master Tubby Bear a more believable character, but largely it stuck to what the franchise established prior-hand. This series also introduced actual children voicing the younger characters. Along with the story episodes featuring Noddy and his friends, the PBS Kids format included two interstitial programs, a music video and footage of British television presenter Naomi Wilkinson from Milkshake!. The Say it with Noddy interstitials featured Noddy learning various foreign language words (Spanish, French, Swahili, Russian & Mandarin) from a robot named Whizz (voiced by Matt Hill in the US and Justin Fletcher in the UK). It features songs written by Steven and Julie Bernstein, Larry Grossman and Lorraine Feather. The music was directed by Terry and Sharon Sampson while the theme song and the music video segments were performed by the cast of the TV show Kidsongs.

Characters

Episodes

Season 1 (2002, UK; 2005-2006, US)

No.TitleAir date (UK)Air date (US)
1"Too Many Noddies"2 September 2002 (2002-09-02)11 September 2005
When wanting to have fun, Noddy uses Big Ears's spell to duplicate himself.
2"Noddy and the New Taxi"3 September 2002 (2002-09-03)18 September 2005
Gobbo and Sly play taxist to take Noddy's job.
3"Noddy and the Magic Bagpipes"4 September 2002 (2002-09-04)25 September 2005
Noddy wants to learn playing bagpipes, so he borrows magic bagpipes from Big Ears, but bagpipes run away when Noddy doesn't play them.
4"Noddy Has a Visitor"5 September 2002 (2002-09-05)2 October 2005
Martha Monkey stays at Noddy's and forces him to be nice to her because she's his visitor.
5"Noddy's Perfect Gift"6 September 2002 (2002-09-06)9 October 2005
Noddy wants to find the perfect gift for Tessie Bear's birthday.
6"Noddy's Lucky Day"9 September 2002 (2002-09-09)16 October 2005
Mr. Sparks's newest invention tells Noddy that tomorrow will be his lucky day, but it doesn't seem that invention has right.
7"Policeman for a Day"10 September 2002 (2002-09-10)23 October 2005
Mr. Plod gives Noddy a work, but Noddy starts playing policeman around.
8"Bounce Alert in Toyland"11 September 2002 (2002-09-11)30 October 2005
Bouncing balls come to Toytown and play, but Gobbo and Sly capture them.
9"Tickled Pink"12 September 2002 (2002-09-12)6 November 2005
Noddy puts a spell on himself to make others laugh to his jokes, but everyone who hears him gets pink and starts laughing uncontrollably.
10"Noddy's Pet Chicken"13 September 2002 (2002-09-13)13 November 2005
Noddy finds a chicken and takes it as his pet.
11"Noddy Goes Shopping"16 September 2002 (2002-09-16)20 November 2005
Big Ears can't sleep so he sends Noddy to bring him the things he need to fall asleep.
12"Hold on to your Hat, Noddy!"17 September 2002 (2002-09-17)27 November 2005
Noddy and Tessie Bear organize a party for Big Ears, but the wind takes them up to the air while driving to it.
13"Toy Town's Winning Team"18 September 2002 (2002-09-18)4 December 2005
Noddy wants Mr. Wobblyman to join their football team.
14"Noddy and the Bumper Monster"19 September 2002 (2002-09-19)11 December 2005
Mr. Plod tells Noddy a scary story. When Noddy believes it, Martha Monkey makes him believe that the monster's chasing him.
15"The Magic Powder"20 September 2002 (2002-09-20)18 December 2005
Gobbo and Sly give everyone in town a powder that makes them can't stop dancing.
16"A Bike for Big Ears"23 September 2002 (2002-09-23)25 December 2005
Noddy destroys Big Ears's bike. He takes it to Mr. Sparks to fix it and gives it a special engine.
17"Noddy and the Voice of Plod"24 September 2002 (2002-09-24)1 January 2006
Noddy helps Mr. Plod with policeman job after making him to lose his voice.
18"Master Tubby's Opposite Day"25 September 2002 (2002-09-25)8 January 2006
Master Tubby Bear says everything he means opposite.
19"Don't Be Scared Noddy"26 September 2002 (2002-09-26)15 January 2006
Noddy thinks that there are monsters in his house.
20"The Goblin's Stopwatch"27 September 2002 (2002-09-27)22 January 2006
Gobbo and Sly find a stopwatch that stops time.
21"Mr. Sparks and the Broken Clock"30 September 2002 (2002-09-30)29 January 2006
Toytown's clock is broken and Mr. Sparks has problems with fixing it.
22"Noddy's on the Move"1 October 2002 (2002-10-01)5 February 2006
With Master Tubby's help, Noddy tries to move.
23"The Flower Thief"2 October 2002 (2002-10-02)12 February 2006
Noddy grows ten roses for Tessie Bear that start mysteriously disappearing through the nights.
24"Noddy and the Treasure Map"3 October 2002 (2002-10-03)19 February 2006
Gobbo and Sly give Noddy a treasure map.
25"Mr. Plod and the Jail Bird"4 October 2002 (2002-10-04)26 February 2006
Mr. Plod locks the rooster into the jail. Next morning, it doesn't crows and there's no sunrise.
26"A Grey Day in Toytown"7 October 2002 (2002-10-07)5 March 2006
A grey cloud makes all colour in Toytown disappear.
27"Noddy's Car Trouble"8 October 2002 (2002-10-08)12 March 2006
Noddy argues with his car, making it to drive away.
28"Bumpy Dog's Day"9 October 2002 (2002-10-09)19 March 2006
Bumpy Dog is making trouble all over Toytown.
29"The Out-of-Control Tower"10 October 2002 (2002-10-10)26 March 2006
A tower that is supposed to control weather flies away with Master Tubby Bear and Martha Monkey inside, so Mr. Sparks must find the way to save them.
30"Noddy and the Naughty Box"11 October 2002 (2002-10-11)2 April 2006
Noddy must deliver a box that plays jokes on others.
31"Skittle in the Middle"14 October 2002 (2002-10-14)9 April 2006
One skittle gets tired off just falling over every day, but he's afraid to tell his family about it.
32"Googleberry Moon"15 October 2002 (2002-10-15)16 April 2006
Toytown go and pick googleberries, but they're stolen by Gobbo and Sly.
33"Noddy's Wake Up Call"16 October 2002 (2002-10-16)23 April 2006
Noddy tries to find the way to wake up early because he has an important job to do in the morning.
34"Miss Pink Cat's Country Adventure"17 October 2002 (2002-10-17)30 April 2006
Miss Pink Cat goes to the farm to get the milk, but here knowledge about the land is terrible.
35"The Big Sneeze"18 October 2002 (2002-10-18)7 May 2006
Gobbo and Sly put a sneezing spell on Mr. Jumbo by an accident, so he starts sneeing so hard that it takes him to the air.
36"The Magic Rubber"
"The Magic Eraser"
21 October 2002 (2002-10-21)14 May 2006
Master Tubby Bear takes the magic eraser that can erase everything after it falls from Big Ears's package. Later, Gobbo and Sly steal the eraser from him.
37"Dinah's Day Out"22 October 2002 (2002-10-22)21 May 2006
Dinah Doll and Tessie Bear go to get more things for Dinah's store, but it triggers panic among others because they can't get anything until Dinah returns.
38"Catch a Falling Star"23 October 2002 (2002-10-23)28 May 2006
Noddy, Tessie Bear and Martha Monkey go camping, ending up saving a star that fell from the sky.
39"Driving Miss Pink Cat"24 October 2002 (2002-10-24)4 June 2006
After Miss Pink Cat offers him as many ice cream as he can eat, Noddy starts driving her everywhere she wants.
40"Noddy's Clothes on the Loose"25 October 2002 (2002-10-25)11 June 2006
Gobbo and Sly put a spell on Noddy's clothes, giving them orders, so everyone now thinks that Noddy's a thief.
41"Fire Chief Dinah"28 October 2002 (2002-10-28)18 June 2006
Mr. Plod organizes Toytown's fire brigade, making Dinah the chief of it.
42"Goblin Good Deed Day"29 October 2002 (2002-10-29)25 June 2006
Gobbo and Sly try to make a good deed for Goblin Good Deed Day.
43"Noddy, the Best Driver in the World"30 October 2002 (2002-10-30)2 July 2006
Noddy must give Martha Monkey flying lessons if he don't drive in eight different things before the sunset.
44"The Great Goblin Giveaway"31 October 2002 (2002-10-31)9 July 2006
Sly makes things from his and Gobbo's home the presents for everyone in Toytown and leaves them on train station.
45"Noddy the Rainbow Chaser"1 November 2002 (2002-11-01)16 July 2006
Noddy and Master Tubby Bear take gold from the end of rainbow, making it to disappear.
46"Above It All"4 November 2002 (2002-11-04)23 July 2006
Gobbo and Sly ride a cloud over Toytown and steal ice-cream and no one can see them up in the air.
47"Noddy and the Magic Sound Cups"
"Noddy and the Criss Cross Cups"
5 November 2002 (2002-11-05)30 July 2006
Gobbo and Sly give Noddy magic sound cups so he'll sing like a bird. Bumpy Dog takes them, causing trouble in Toytown.
48"Mr. Plod's Little Problem"6 November 2002 (2002-11-06)6 August 2006
Mr. Plod becomes little by an accident.
49"Noddy and the Towering Flower"7 November 2002 (2002-11-07)13 August 2006
Noddy and Master Tubby Bear want to compete on the flower contest againist Tessie Bear and Dinah Doll. They forget to seed their flower, so they take a gigantic one from the town square.
50"The Great Goblin Switch"8 November 2002 (2002-11-08)20 August 2006
Gobbo and Sly changes themselves into Noddy and Tessie Bear after seeing how nice are others to them.

Season 2 (2003, UK; 2006-2007, US)

No.TitleAir date (UK)Air date (US)
1"A Case of the Missing Ball"28 July 2003 (2003-07-28)4 September 2006
Toys must find Tiny Ball after he disappears on the bouncing contest.
2"The Great Train Chase"29 July 2003 (2003-07-29)5 September 2006
Master Tubby takes the train and tries to drive it, realizing that it wasn't such a good idea.
3"A Surprise for Tessie Bear"30 July 2003 (2003-07-30)6 September 2006
The mysterious giant present appears in the square.
4"Clockwork Mouse's Wish"31 July 2003 (2003-07-31)7 September 2006
Clockwork Mouse uses Mr. Jumbo's growing formula to enlarges himself.
5"Master Tubby's Chocolate Dream"1 August 2003 (2003-08-01)8 September 2006
Master Tubby Bear eats all chocolate that Noddy delivers for Chocolate Day.
6"What Strange Weather"4 August 2003 (2003-08-04)11 September 2006
Wind takes milk and eggs into the air, making the strangest weather ever.
7"Forgive Me Not"5 August 2002 (2002-08-05)12 September 2006
Martha Monkey gets angry with Noddy after he forgets to invite her to his party.
8"Bicycle Battle"6 August 2002 (2002-08-06)13 September 2006
Toys compete on a bicycle race.
9"Lie Down, Mr. Wobblyman"7 August 2002 (2002-08-07)14 September 2006
Tessie Bear and Noddy want to make Mr. Wobblyman lie down.
10"Noddy's Car Loses Its Voice"8 August 2002 (2002-08-08)15 September 2006
While driving on the farm, Noddy drives over a stone, making his car's horn to get lost.
11"Noddy Through the Looking Glass"11 August 2003 (2003-08-11)18 September 2006
Noddy is transported to the parallel universe by Big Ears' magic mirror.
12"Mr. Plod in Jail"12 August 2003 (2003-08-12)19 September 2006
Mr. Plod accidentally locks himself into a jail.
13"Goblins Above"13 August 2003 (2003-08-13)20 September 2006
Gobbo and Sly steal Noddy's plane.
14"Noddy and the Big Chicken Roundup"14 August 2003 (2003-08-14)21 September 2006
Chickens follow Noddy into the town when the bag of food on his car gets torn.
15"Master Tubby Goblin"15 August 2003 (2003-08-15)22 September 2006
Gobbo and Sly teach Master Tubby Bear how to be a goblin.
16"Just Be Yourself Noddy"18 August 2003 (2003-08-18)25 September 2006
Noddy pretends to be Mr. Wobblyman and Mr. Jumbo to impress Tessie Bear.
17"The Goblins and the Invisible Paint"19 August 2002 (2002-08-19)26 September 2006
Gobbo and Sly give Mr. Sparks a charm that will make more money for him, and if it works, they'll get half of that money. Then they use invisible paint to make Noddy crashing and taking his car to Mr. Sparks to fix it.
18"Don't Be Late, Noddy"20 August 2002 (2002-08-20)27 September 2006
Noddy drives through the Toyland to reach the train station and pick up Mrs. Skittles.
19"Noddy and the Broken Plates"
"Noddy and the Broken Dishes"
21 August 2002 (2002-08-21)28 September 2006
Gobbo and Sly trick Noddy that he break their precious plates.
20"Noddy the Artist"22 August 2002 (2002-08-22)29 September 2006
Noddy tries to be a painter.
21"Noddy's Special Treat"25 August 2003 (2003-08-25)2 October 2006
Martha Monkey and Mr. Jumbo want Noddy to take them on a trip.
22"Noddy Builds a Rocketship"26 August 2003 (2003-08-26)3 October 2006
Noddy and Master Tubby Bear are building a rocketship.
23"Mr. Plod, the Best Policeman"27 August 2003 (2003-08-27)4 October 2006
Noddy hides his car and tells Mr. Plod that it was stolen, so Mr. Plod will solve a big case and come to newspapers.
24"No Nap for Noddy"28 August 2003 (2003-08-28)5 October 2006
Noddy stays up late after seeing Mr. Sparks having fun in the night.
25"Big Ears for a Day"29 August 2003 (2003-08-29)6 October 2006
Big Ears and Noddy switch their jobs for one day.

Specials (2004-2006)

No.TitleYear
1"Noddy Saves Christmas"November 2004 (November 2004)
2"Noddy and the Island Adventure"September 2005 (September 2005)
3"Noddy and the Magical Moondust"January 2006 (January 2006)

Songs (2005)

  1. Noddy Will Lead the Way (Available on "Noddy & Friends" US DVD)
  2. Googleberry Pie (Available on "Noddy & the Rocketship" US DVD)
  3. Wake Up With Noddy (Available on "Catch a Falling Star" US DVD)
  4. Let's Enjoy the Weather (Available on "Noddy's Taxi Service" US DVD)
  5. Animal Symphony (Available on "Googleberry Moon Adventure" US DVD)

References

  1. ^ "Make Way For Noddy". Channel 5. Retrieved 5 March 2021.