The Noddy Shop (found American-Canadian TV adaptation of stop-motion series; 1998-2000)
The Noddy Shop, also known as Noddy in Toyland in the UK and Australia, or simply Noddy, is a Canadian-American TV series adaptation of Enid Blyton's Noddy created by Rick Siggelkow. The series used recycled footage from the British series Noddy's Toyland Adventures in two-part segments during the episodes. It originally aired from September 28th, 1998 to February 16th, 2000 for a total of 66 episodes on PBS Kids, CBC Kids, CBBC, TV Poland, and TVOntario’s children’s block TVOKids.
Two versions of the show were made, the first plainly titled Noddy, in which the Noddy's Toyland Adventures segments were re-dubbed with US voices and new music, and the second version is known as Noddy in Toyland (not to be confused with the 2009 series of the same name) which kept the original UK audio during the Toyland segments.
Availability[edit | edit source]
Out of the show's 66 episodes, only around nine have been officially released across two VHS tapes (Noddy in Toyland: Noddy and Friends and Noddy in Toyland: Noddy's Magic Video) and one DVD (Noddy in Toyland), all of which were only released in the UK and Australia in small quantities. In total 9 episodes were released on home video, eight of which have been released online. 3 VHS tapes of Noddy, while not containing the live-action segments, were released in the early 2000s in the US by Polygram Video and USA Home Entertainment, 3 of which have been posted on YouTube by ahatbears. These VHS tapes also had 2 songs on them, but the songs contained on the tapes have not been posted on YouTube.
Besides the 6 episodes previously mentioned and the 9 additional Noddy's Toyland Adventures segments, the episode "Skunked" was uncovered from the "Internet Archive's Understanding 9/11" sub-site, "Something's Lost, Something's Found," "To the Rescue," and "The Tooth Fairy" was found from CBBC (BBC2) Broadcasts from 2000, "Chills and Spills" were found from an original PBS broadcast, and "Treasure Hunt" was found from an original CBC broadcast.
Also in existence is a promotional CD released in Canada for the show called Noddy Songs which contains several songs from the live-action segments.
In late March 2020, a YouTuber by the name of Joseph Marshall begun uploading all 65 episodes on YouTube with permission of show creator Rick Siggelkow. Each episode premiered between March 28th, 2020 till June 1st, 2020, making all episodes of the US version found with the Christmas Special from the first season being the last one uploaded on December 24th, 2020. The original Noddy's Toyland Adventures series has also been made available on NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service in the United States, though it's unknown whether or not they feature the American version or the original British version of the series.
However following Joseph's YouTube channel getting terminated all The Noddy Shop episodes have been taken down with the channel itself Joseph soon made a new channel called Johnson & Noddy with all the episodes from both seasons reuploaded.
Episode List[edit | edit source]
|#||Episode Title||Status (US)||Status (UK)||Additional Notes|
|1||The Magic Key||Found||Found||UK version released on VHS (Noddy in Toyland: Noddy and Friends), songs released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|2||Monkey Business||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|3||Mixed up Magic||Found||Lost|
|4||Lost and Found||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|5||Twinkle, Twinkle Little Goblins||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|6||The Tooth Fairy||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|7||Stop, Listen and Learn||Found||Found||UK version released on DVD. (Noddy In Toyland)|
|8||Making up is Easy to Do||Found||Lost||UK version released on VHS (Noddy in Toyland: Noddy's Magic Video), song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|9||If at First You Don't Succeed...||Found||Lost|
|10||The Birthday Party||Found||Lost|
|12||It's About Time||Found||Lost||Songs released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|13||A Promise is a Promise||Found||Lost|
|14||To the Rescue||Found||Found|
|15||Chills and Spills||Found||Lost|
|16||The Big Race||Found||Lost|
|17||A Dog's Best Friend||Found||Found||UK version released on VHS. (Noddy in Toyland: Noddy and Friends)|
|18||Hooray for the Kids||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|19||The Mystery Box||Found||Lost|
|20||We All Say Boo!||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|21||Trying Something New||Found||Lost|
|22||The Fish Story||Found||Lost|
|23||The Big Fight||Found||Found||UK version released on VHS. (Noddy in Toyland: Noddy and Friends)|
|25||Mixed Up Masks||Found||Lost|
|26||Truman, Come Home||Found||Lost|
|27||Something's Lost, Something's Found||Found||Found|
|28||The Magic Show||Found||Found||UK version released on VHS (Noddy in Toyland: Noddy's Magic Video), Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|29||The Big Mess||Found||Found||UK version released on DVD. (Noddy In Toyland)|
|30||Recipe for Learning||Found||Lost||Noddy segment released on VHS (Noddy Loses His Bell), song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|31||Recycle and Reuse It||Found||Lost|
|32||Telling the Whole Truth||Found||Found||UK version released on VHS. (Noddy in Toyland: Noddy's Magic Video)|
|34||Sing Yourself to Sleep||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|36||Jack Frost is Coming to Town||Found||Lost|
|37||The Trouble with Truman||Found||Found||UK version released on DVD. (Noddy In Toyland)|
|38||Let's Go Fly a Kite||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|39||Think Big||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|40||Noah's Leaving||Found||Lost||Song released on CD. (Noddy Songs)|
|41||Anything Can Happen At Christmas||Found||Lost|
|42||Little Swap of Horrors||Found||Unproduced|
|43||Dance to Your Own Music||Found||Unproduced|
|45||Take a Stand||Found||Unproduced|
|46||The Sandman Cometh||Found||Unproduced|
|48||Be True to Who you Are||Found||Unproduced|
|49||All Play and No Work||Found||Unproduced|
|51||Lights, Camera, Chaos||Found||Unproduced|
|53||Part of the Family||Found||Unproduced|
|55||Paying Attention to Kate||Found||Unproduced|
|57||Thunder and Lightning||Found||Unproduced|
|60||Find your Own Song||Found||Unproduced|
|61||The Big Showdown||Found||Unproduced|
|63||The Human Touch||Found||Unproduced|
|65||Kate Loves a Parade||Found||Unproduced||Clips used in a PBS Kids promo.|
|66||Closing up Shop||Found||Unproduced|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Images[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- A playlist made by YouTuber Canadian TV Broadcasts, which includes all found episodes so far.
- Wayback Machine archive of The Noddy Shop PBS website.
- Noddy's Magic Video on Amazon.
- The Pirate Bay torrent with The Noddy Shop episode.
- A Discogs post on Noddy Songs.
References[edit | edit source]
- The Independent article announcing the American adaptation of Noddy. Retrieved 24 May '20
- Peacock listing of Noddy's Toyland Adventures. Retrieved 26 Jul '20