Downward Doghouse (partially found Nick Jr. animated series; 2000s)


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Downward Doghouse
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Status Partially Found

Downward Doghouse was an animated series on Nick Jr. and a predecessor to Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. It was a part of the interstitial series Nick Jr. Presents: My World. Most of the characters remained the same between series minus some design changes, with the biggest change being that Hoho originally only talked in gibberish, although Rintoo and Lulu were not present at all (an earlier version of Lulu appears in "Dragon Dance" though). Three episodes of the short series are known to exist ("Follow That Slipper", "Where's Hoho?", and "Dragon Dance"). Of these three, "Dragon Dance" has been found and can be viewed below.

Promotional screenshots using the Downward Doghouse designs are available on the Internet. Some storyboards for an episode featuring Rintoo, and using the final designs from Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, but still using the "Downward Doghouse" title have also surfaced.

DaJoshy has found a link to the My World section of the Nick Jr. website, via the Web Archive. None of the episodes work because DaJoshy "doesn't have the right plug-in", but someone else may have it, which means it might work on someone else's computer. Gilby 1385 tried it on her Windows XP laptop, but with no luck. Recent findings include an e-card maker and even a full website.

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"Dragon Dance"
This was for an e-card maker.

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Notelu

9 months ago
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oh shit i remember this
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NachoMarco2015

9 months ago
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If you search this series on Google Images, you will find more screenshots and some storyboards.
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Holey moley guacamoley, you're right!
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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I've now added those images to this page.
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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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why is it like breadwinners
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Nodog

8 months ago
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uh...what?
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Well, let's keep trying and hopefully we'll find them.
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Whoops, wrong comment. I meant to reply to the one below.
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Anonymous user #12

3 months ago
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This is way before Breadwinners existed.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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I found this page that contains link to all three Downward Doghouse shorts. I can't watch them because I don't have the right plugin, but maybe someone else does. https://web....rtner=chLink
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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That's great. I hope someone can finally upload those episodes. I've updated the page with the new details.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Thanks for updating the page. I think the reason why the episodes don't work for me is since this is an older version of the Nick Jr. website, they probably only work on an older computer. So, if anyone has a computer with maybe Windows XP and internet access, they could probably get the videos running. We could also try going through the code of the website to see if there any video files there. I highly doubt it would work, but you never know.
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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You're welcome.

And I do have a Windows XP laptop. I haven't tried it on that laptop yet. I'll let you know if I do it.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Alright, I found these lines of code while searching through the page. I posted these images on Imgur with descriptions. http://imgur.com/gallery/sbI1d
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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I'm also going to contant Ryan to see if he has the original files.
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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I tried it and it didn't work. :(
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Who is Ryan? Does he work for Nick Jr.? Is he a LMW contributor? Or is he someone else?
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Never mind, I guess Ryan Parman was the one who coded the page.
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Nodog

8 months ago
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Not very good news; I looked through the sources for all the pages and tried going to the video links for them. None of them worked, instead bringing me to an error page.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Well, that sucks. Well, maybe somebody has the .mov files. Ryan Parman (who coded the page) might have them. I contacted him yesterday on Twitter but he never replied. Maybe he's just a really busy guy? I don't know. We could also try contacting Karen Chau to see if she still has them.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Okay, I found this really weird link while searching for Downward Doghouse on Google Images. I have no idea what it is, but if we're lucky then it might contain the other shorts. I'm afraid to click on anything because the webpage might also just be filled with viruses, but if anybody is willing to check this place then go right ahead. http://cyber...q0w-Qc.video
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Okay, now the web page won't even load. So, just skip that link unless you really want to see if the page has anything. Also, I managed an article/interview about Karen Chau and there's a picture of art for Downward Doghouse. There's also a paragraph that mentions Downward Doghouse. I still have yet to find contact information for Karen Chau. http://www.o...ays-lan.html
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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I got the link working, and I got this:

File:DownwardDoghouse cyberspaceandtime.com.png
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Whoops, sorry. I meant this:

File:DownwardDoghouse cyberspaceandtime.com.png

(I had to post this on a seperate reply as I can't edit my own replies for some reason.)
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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I got this:

DownwardDoghouse cyberspaceandtime.png
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Anonymous user #2

8 months ago
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You can try looking through that website, but I highly doubt it actually contains anything. For now, I'm going to finish my homework and then just look around on Google just to see if there are any leads. As of now, Ryan still hasn't replied to me on Twitter.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Crap I forgot to log in when I posted that comment. Sorry.
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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That's okay. ;)
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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I don't know if we will be able to find these other two shorts. I haven't really found any new leads and Ryan still replied yet. Then again, maybe someone else recorded the other shorts on VHS or maybe someone still has the mov files. I really want to find these and watch them, but I don't know if that would be possible. These shorts might be gone for good.
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Well, let's keep trying and hopefully we'll find them.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Alright, we'll see what we can do. I'll try to find some more leads.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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I found nothing so far. I tried searching through the videos on Nick Jr's UK website, but I couldn't find anything. I went on the UK website because there were images from it when I searched Downward Doghouse on Google Images and I thought that the website might have had something.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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So, I searched some more to see if I could find anything related to Downward Doghouse and I found out that not only are there 3 shorts, but there is also a game of Downward Doghouse which apparently won a Bronze BDA Award. So, I think you know where I'm going next ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). http://www.r...ronze-award/
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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I JUST FOUND THE GAME HOLY CRAP YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://web....mepage.jhtml
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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I also found two new pictures for Downward Doghouse as well as an e-card maker. I added all of these images to a new Imgur gallery I made. http://imgur.com/a/dG8gl
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Hey Gilby, can I change something in the article? I want to change the caption for the third image so it will mention that it's a screenshot from the episode Follow that Slipper and I wanted your permission before I just go ahead and change it. Is that okay?
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Of course you can (or could've, since I already did that)  :P.
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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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Anyway, thanks for all the information and I hope we find more DDH stuff soon!
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Thank you! I do hope that we can find those shorts soon. After I found the game, I think finding the shorts is entirely possible.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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I went ahead and contacted Robert Kohr (the guy who made the Downward Doghouse game) to see if he had any of the shorts.
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Anonymous user #4

8 months ago
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Robert replied saying that he doesn't have them. He told me to check out the Noggin website. So, that's our next stop.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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It's been a while since I have talked about Downward Doghouse, hasn't it? That's because I really don't care about it that much right now. I still want to find the shorts, but that's not one of my top priorities. Give me a week or two and I might come back to search for this. As of now, Ryan STILL has not replied to me on Twitter as usual. And that's it.
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Anonymous user #16

12 days ago
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I could go on the site, but it wanted me to download a plugin to work it.
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DaJoshy

8 months ago
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Okay, sounds good. Right now, I'm going through the code of the website to see if I can find anything.
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RSTVideo

8 months ago
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I REMEMBER THIS I LITERALLY THOUGHT THIS WAS A DREAM?????
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Anonymous user #3

8 months ago
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UP DOWN WIGGLE ROAR
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Anonymous user #5

7 months ago
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What Happen To The Freaking right plug-in?
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Anonymous user #6

7 months ago
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I'm german and i remember the Dragon episode a little bit...
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Anonymous user #7

6 months ago
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Kai Lan Had No Fingers?
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Anonymous user #8

6 months ago
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Ok
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YouTubeFan43

5 months ago
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I remember seeing the "Where's Hoho?" episode when I was younger.
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DaJoshy

4 months ago
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Did you record it?
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YouTubeFan43

4 months ago
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Sadly, no.
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Gilby1385

4 months ago
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Regardless, it's great that you remembered an episode we don't have yet!
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DaJoshy

4 months ago
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Do you think you could maybe give us a plot synopsis?
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YouTubeFan43

3 months ago
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I don't remember exactly what happened in the episode.
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Anonymous user #9

5 months ago
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Kai Lan, Tollie and Yeh-Yeh Lacks There Fingers, Kai Lan Doesn't Wear Shoes and Had No Toes and Kai Lan Wears Her Yellow Dress.
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Anonymous user #9

5 months ago
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Holy Shit! A Storybourd with That Guy Looks Like The Riddler From Batman Holding A Gun?!?
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JonM313

5 months ago
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Where's page 3 and 5 of the storyboard? They were never leaked I guess
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DaJoshy

4 months ago
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Yeah, I couldn't find them.
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Catlinconroy

4 months ago
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Well hot damn. We're getting close to finding this series
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Gorillaz27

4 months ago
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Her hands make her look like an Asian Powerpuff girl. Am I right?
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Anonymous user #11

3 months ago
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...yes
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Anonymous user #10

4 months ago
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I remember watching this when I was really little
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DaJoshy

3 months ago
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Which segments do you remember and did you record any of them?
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Thebuttercool

4 months ago
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sorry wrong account
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Anonymous user #12

3 months ago
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Please dont hate me on this but I've found NHKL to be decent.
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Anonymous user #13

3 months ago
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Super Smash Bros Roundup Will Add Some Ni Hao Kai Lan Characters, Tak and The Power Of Juju Characters, Wreak It Ralph Characters, Peanuts Characters and The Angry Video Game Nerd
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DaJoshy

2 months ago
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WAT
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Anonymous user #12

2 months ago
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Let's not add non-cannon stuff.
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Anonymous user #12

2 months ago
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Hopefully if the complete series DVD of NHKL is release in the future, it may include the shorts.
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DaJoshy

2 months ago
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That would be cool. However, I don't see it happening since most kids show don't get DVD releases containing the whole series. Actually, most kids shows aren't even released by season. The only kids show I know to have a complete series release is The Upside Down Show.
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Anonymous user #15

1 months ago
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Yep. I also hope that when the DVD of NHKL will be released in the future, the box will be heart-shaped similar to Kai-Lai's heartbox with items inside such as the jade necklace she wore, letters from Karen Chau and Kai-Lan themselves about the DVD, a separate disc for online games, wallpapers and printables, a Kai-Lan figure toy, a music album for songs that played throughout the show and a handbook of characters, online games, backgrounds, episodes, merchandise of the show. The DVD will also features promos (including from around the world). There will be language and subtitle selections for both English and Chinese, behind the scenes, DVD games and extras (e.g. behind the scenes) and commentary made by the Karen Chau and the characters of the show.
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DaJoshy

1 months ago
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Even if they did release a complete series set on DVD, I highly doubt it would include that much stuff in it. Most DVD releases for non-kids shows don't even have that much bonus content.
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Anonymous user #14

2 months ago
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I remember that dragon dance, very well. I never knew it was lost.
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RamielDragon

1 months ago
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Has anyone tried checking out the noggin website? Should I look for it on the Internet archive?
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DaJoshy

1 months ago
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I think I checked once, but I didn't really find anything. Then again, I only checked one time. So, if you want to, go ahead. I'll check tonight too.
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DaJoshy

1 months ago
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So, I went on the Internet Archive, looked through various dates, and I found nothing on Noggin's website. Maybe I missed something, but as far as I know, there is nothing Downward Doghouse related on Noggin.
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Babydogpaste

20 days ago
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I don't know anything about this, but I do remember NHKL, specifically the episode with the tambourine. THAT. WAS. WEIRD.
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