Bob the Builder

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Bob the Builder
GenreChildren's animation
Created byKeith Chapman
Directed bySteven Feldman, Fred Holmes, Brian Mack, Liz Whitaker (Ep 1)
Sarah Ball, Brian Little
Voices ofNeil Morrissey
Rob Rackstraw
Kate Harbour
Rupert Degas
Colin McFarlane
Maria Darling
Emma Tate
Stephen White
June Whitfield
Wayne Forester[1]
Greg Proops
Theme music composerPaul K. Joyce
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original language(s)English
No. of series18
No. of episodes250 (+10 specials) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Kate Fawkes
Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Peter Curtis
Producer(s)Jackie Cockle
Editor(s)Alex McNeel
Camera setupSingle camera (1999-2004), Multi-camera (2005-2008)
Production company(s)Hot Animation (1999-2008)
HIT Entertainment
SD Entertainment (Ready, Steady, Build!)
DistributorHIT Entertainment
Original networkCBeebies (UK)
Nick Jr. (US, 2001–2004)[2]
PBS Kids (US, 2005–2011)
Picture format4:3 (series 1)
16:9 (series 2–18)
Audio formatDolby Surround (1999-2002) Dolby Digital (2003-2011)
Original releaseOriginal series:
12 April 1999 (1999-04-12) – 20 December 2004 (2004-12-20)
Project: Build It:
2 May 2005 (2005-05-02) – 26 August 2008 (2008-08-26)
Ready, Steady, Build!:
12 April 2010 (2010-04-12) –
5 October 2011 (2011-10-05)
Other websites

Bob the Builder is a British-American television program for children. It is broadcasted on the BBC and around the world. It was first broadcast on April 12, 1999. It is developed by Hit Entertainment for BBC Television.

The show is about the life of a builder named Bob, and his talking vehicles and machines who help him fix things. Bob has a partner named Wendy and a cat named Pilchard. The slogan of the show is "Can we fix it? Yes we can!".

There are albums of songs from Bob the Builder. Out of these songs, there are 2 number 1 hits, "Can We Fix It?" and "Mambo No. 5".[3] There is also the number 81 hit "Big Fish Little Fish".[4] There is also merchandise which is based on the show.

In 2015, a Bob The Builder reboot aired on Channel 5's Milkshake block. It has since ended its run. A year after the reboot ended, The original Bob the Builder aired on Qubo. Qubo lost the rights air Bob the Builder reboot on February 28, 2021.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bob the Builder – Cast and Crew". 12 April 1999. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  2. "Nick Jr. Parents--Play to Learn with Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer, Little Bill and More!". Archived from the original on 20 December 2004.

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