Out of the Box (partially lost Playhouse Disney preschool series; 1998-2004)
The show's logo.
Status: Partially found
Date found: 12 Nov '19
Found by: Disney+ (save for the episodes removed from rotation)
Out Of The Box is a children's television series that aired on Disney Channel from 1998 through 2004. The show was based on the works of Douglas Love and took place in "The Box", where the show's two hosts, Tony and Vivian, would have kids from the neighborhood video and do various activities, including craft-making, singing and performing plays.
Episodes Removed From Reruns
The episodes "Let's Eat Out", "The Gift" and "Treasures" were mysteriously removed from regular rotation early in the show's run, never to be broadcasted again. No one knows for sure what these episodes feature, but it is speculated that they were removed from reruns due to being too similar to some season 2 episodes (for example, "Let's Eat Out" sounds very similar to season 2's "Out to Lunch"). These episodes were pulled from rotation as early as April or May of 1999 and are not in the Disney+ rotation, so chances of any of them being found is slim to none.
The show had 82 episodes spread across 3 seasons, but only two of them, "Happy Holidays" and "Halloween", were released to home video. There were two VHS releases: the first was of the episode "Happy Holidays" and the second release had the episode "Halloween" on it. In addition, "Halloween" was released on the DVD Rolie Polie Olie: A Spookie Ookie Halloween and The Book Of Pooh: Just Say Boo! as a bonus feature. Besides this, 11 other episodes have been found in full, alongside clips of "Revealing Feelings".
On October 14th, 2019, it was confirmed that the show will be among the TV shows featured on Disney's new streaming service Disney+ which launches on November 12th, 2019.
See "episodes removed from reruns" for further information on episodes 6,21 and 22.
On November 12th, 2019, Disney+ made the whole show available on its streaming service on its launch day.
|4||The Fuzzy Worm||Found|
|6||Let's Eat Out||Lost|
|9||Yes and Nose||Found|
|15||Campout Kids (1 | 2 | 3)||Found|
|16||Tall and Small||Found|
|17||Day at the Beach||Found|
|18||A Place Called Space||Found|
|19||Box Full of Boxes||Found|
|24||Seeds of Imagination (1 | 2 | 3)||Found|
|27||Zip, Button, Snap||Found|
|30||Good Clean-Up Fun||Found|
|31||Mirror, Mirror (1 | 2)||Found|
|32||Blowin' In The Wind||Found|
|33||Rock A Bye Baby||Found|
|36||We Got The Beat||Found|
|39||Make 'Em Laugh||Found|
|40||Mon-stir It Up!||Found|
|43||Tooth or Consequences||Found|
|45||Down On The Farm (1 | 2)||Found|
|48||Out To Lunch||Found|
|50||Goin' To The Grocery||Found|
|51||Sing A Song||Found|
|55||Happy Birthday To Us!||Found|
|56||Revealing Feelings (1 | 2)||Found|
|58||Leap Frog Leap! (1 | 2 | 3)||Found|
|59||Join The Parade||Found|
|60||Winning The Gold||Found|
|61||Brick By Brick||Found|
|64||Weather or Not||Found|
|65||It's Mother's Day! (1 | 2)||Found|
|66||Loud and Soft (1 | 2 | 3)||Found|
|69||Making Mistakes (1 | 2 | 3)||Found|
|70||Games! (1 | 2 | 3)||Found|
|71||Pop To It!||Found|
|72||Read The Signs||Found|
|73||First Things First||Found|
|74||A One And A Two||Found|
|76||Alike and Different||Found|
|77||Happy New Year!||Found|
|78||It's Father's Day||Found|
|81||Kids Are Kids||Found|
- Amazon listing for "Out Of The Box: Happy Holidays". Retrieved 15 Oct '18.
- Amazon listing for "Out Of The Box: Trick Or Treat". Retrieved 15 Oct '18.
- WorldCat listing for the Rolie Polie Olie and Book of Pooh DVD that contains "Halloween". Retrieved 15 Oct '18.
- Disney Plus' tweet confirming that Out Of The Box will be a part of the initial line-up when Disney+ launches. Retrieved 15 Oct '19