Secret Life of Toys
GenreChildren's television series
Written byJocelyn Stevenson
Voices of
Theme music composerPEEK-A-BOO
ComposersJocelyn Stevenson (Lyrics)
Markus Windt (Sound)
Country of originGermany
United Kingdom
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producerBrian Henson
ProducerPeter Coogan
Running time10 minutes
Production companyJim Henson Productions
DistributorThe Jim Henson Company
Release
Original networkThe Disney Channel (U.S.)
BBC (UK)
Picture format4:3
Original release5 March (1994-03-05) –
28 May 1994 (1994-05-28)

Secret Life of Toys is a 1994 children's TV series based on the 1986 Christmas TV special The Christmas Toy. Each of the fourteen 30-minute episodes consists of two 15-minute stories. The show was taped in Monheim, Germany (near the Dutch border), and aired on The Disney Channel in the US (beginning on 5 March 1994),[1][2] the BBC in the United Kingdom, Family Channel, Vrak and TVO in Canada, Spacetoon in the Arab world, Top TV in South Africa, The Kids' Channel in Israel, RTB in Brunei, Armed Forces Network in Germany and Japan, TVP1 in Poland, Channel 55 in Bahrain and on ABC TV in Australia. The series was formerly streamed on Netflix and Hulu and is currently available on Kidoodle.TV

Plot

This series depicts the further adventures of Rugby Tiger and his friends in a new playroom with two different children, Penny and Simon. Penny and Simon's playtime affect how the toys' setting and situations are in the children's absence. For the toys' safety, they have a code called a set of No-nos. However one of the toys end up breaking one of those rules by accident. When that happens, they toys have to work together to keep the fact they can move and speak away from the humans.

Characters

Main characters

Other characters

Episodes

No. Parts Original airdate
1"Oops! / Don't Tell Me"5 March 1994 (1994-03-05)

  • Oops! – Hortense accidentally triggers the children's Goldbergian trap in the playroom and the toys have a hard time trying to fix it.
  • Don't Tell Me – Rugby's curiosity and refusal to listen to others puts him in tight spot when he's locked out of the playroom.
2"Follow the Leader / Disappearing Ditz"12 March 1994 (1994-03-12)

  • Follow the Leader
  • Disappearing Ditz
3"I'm Going to Tell... / The Cat Toy That Roared"19 March 1994 (1994-03-19)

  • I'm Going to Tell... – Raisin accidentally records a conversation on a musical cassette tape and Bratty threatens to tell everyone about it.
  • The Cat Toy That Roared
4"Rock-a-Bye Worries / The Magic Fish"26 March 1994 (1994-03-26)

  • Rock-a-Bye Worries
  • The Magic Fish
5"Climbers / Be Plush"2 April 1994 (1994-04-02)

  • Climbers – Rugby accidentally discovers the lost toy Felix. Mustering up his courage, Balthazar is able to rescue Felix.
  • Be Plush – Rugby is pretty standoffish believing he is better than the new tiger toy Humble Gary, until Gary ventures to meet the monster under the stairs.
6"Queen Raisin / Balthazar in Beam Land"9 April 1994 (1994-04-09)

  • Queen Raisin
  • Balthazar in Beam Land
7"Ditz and Datz / Mummies"16 April 1994 (1994-04-16)

  • Ditz and Datz
  • Mummies – Raisin, Balthazar and Ditz dress up like mummies to scare Rugby after he keeps a peculiar stone.
8"All Washed Up / Bunnochio"23 April 1994 (1994-04-23)

  • All Washed Up
  • Bunnochio
9"More Than a Mouse / Happy Hortense to You"30 April 1994 (1994-04-30)

  • More Than a Mouse
  • Happy Hortense to You
10"Down with Dinkybeard / The Sky is Falling!"7 May 1994 (1994-05-07)

  • Down with Dinkybeard
  • The Sky is Falling!
11"Baby Balthazar / True Mew"14 May 1994 (1994-05-14)

  • Baby Balthazar
  • True Mew
12"Mr. and Mrs. Rugby / I Spy"21 May 1994 (1994-05-21)

  • Mr. and Mrs. Rugby
  • I Spy – A new teddy called Spy Guy doesn't want to be sent back to the toy store, so he impersonates Balthazar and tries to send him away instead.
13"Who Shares Wins / It's a Giveaway"28 May 1994 (1994-05-28)

  • Who Shares Wins
  • It's a Giveaway

References

  1. ^ "TV REVIEWS : Muppets Come to Life in 'Toys'". Los Angeles Times. 5 March 1994. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  2. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 2, February/March 1994: pp. 32, 39.