|Developed by||Andy Guerdat|
|Directed by||Brad Ferguson|
|Theme music composer||Peter Zizzo|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||78 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||November 8, 2016 –|
May 8, 2020
Rusty Rivets is a Canadian 3D CGI animated television series produced by Arc Productions and Spin Master Entertainment for Treehouse TV and Nickelodeon. Inspired by elements of the maker culture, it follows the adventures of a young inventor named Rusty and his team of customized robots.
The first season was the last animated project of Arc Productions before it was absorbed into Jam Filled Toronto in August 2016.
A young boy named Rusty Rivets uses his knowledge of engineering to repurpose machine parts and create gadgets. He lives in the city of Sparkton Hills along with his friend Ruby Ramirez, a robotic tyrannosaurid named Botasaur, and a group of smaller robots known as the Bits. The show highlights a variety of concepts related to basic science and technology.
Rusty uses the recurring catch phrase "modify, customize, Rustify" when personalizing inventions. Ruby changes the last word to "Rubify" when she does the alterations (only once), and Liam changes the last word to "Liamify" when he does it (also only once).
Main article: List of Rusty Rivets episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||52||26||November 8, 2016||December 15, 2017|
|2||49||26||January 9, 2018||June 1, 2019|
|3||49||26||March 2, 2020||May 8, 2020|
Rusty Rivets began development in late 2014. The concept was originally pitched to Guru Studio, which ultimately chose not to develop the show. The first season was produced in accordance with Spin Master's policy to work on 1-2 television programs a year. It is Spin Master's sixth animated television venture. Twenty-six episodes have been confirmed.
Most of the first season's episodes were animated by Arc Productions in Toronto, Ontario. The studio closed on August 2, 2016, but its assets have been sold to the Ottawa-based company Jam Filled Entertainment, and the business reopened on August 22, 2016, as Jam Filled Toronto.
On May 24, 2017, it was renewed for a second season. On May 22, 2018, it was renewed for a third season.
The series was announced at Nickelodeon's upfront presentation in New York City on March 2, 2016. It was originally slated to premiere in the United States on August 22, 2016, but it was pushed back to November 8, 2016. The first season was going to air on Treehouse TV in Canada throughout fall 2016, but it was delayed until January 16, 2017. Spin Master distributes the series and its product line globally. The series premiered on Nick Jr. in Israel on February 12, 2017.
As of December 2018, new episodes moved to the Nick Jr. channel.
On June 11, 2016, the first episode was released to Amazon Video as a free preview. The same episode was released to Nickelodeon's mobile platforms on June 20, 2016.
Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released the DVD of the show on July 31, 2018.
Spin Master has announced that it will distribute a line of toys based on the program. The company released them in fall 2017.
In 2019, an author sued Spin Master, claiming Rusty Rivets infringe the copyrights of 20-year-old comic book. Eventually Spin Master won when the judge declared that the TV series and comic book are not too similar.
Rusty Rivets, slated to premiere later this year, features a boy who invests his way out of jams, introducing viewers to concepts from science, technology and engineering (26 episodes).
Rusty Rivets, picked up for 26 episodes
On the preschool side, the network has acquired 26 episodes of brand-new animated preschool series Rusty Rivets
6:20 AM Rusty Rivets S1 Eps #00 1 Rusty's Rex Rescue/Rusty's Park N' Fly