Auto-B-Good facts for kids
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|Written by||John Ingelin
Kevin Nelson (story by)
|Directed by||Handen Jetmall (voice director)
Joth Loder (animation)
|Voices of||Teri Parker-Brown
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||63 (list of episodes)|
|Camera setup||Charles Thompson
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Wet Cement Productions (groups)
GoldKing Media (single episode)
|Distributor||Morning Light Media (2005–2006)
Rising Star Studios (2006–present)
Australian Christian Channel
|Original release||January 17, 2005– February 27, 2006|
Auto-B-Good is a 2005-2006 American animated series. The series features short stories set in the fictional City of Auto, in which all the citizens are cars. The program is explicitly designed to teach kids lessons in moral character and values. Auto-B-Good was produced by Wet Cement Productions. The show was shown on certain PBS stations on PBS Kids before moving to Smile of a Child/TBN until early 2019. It was also Broadcast on the Australian Christian Channel in Australia.
- Model: Dodge Viper
Johnny is cool and daring. He loves high speeds and a glossy shine. His best friends are Derek, Cali, Maria, and Miles. His favorite thing to do is race to Squeakies Car Wash to get “squeaky clean” and show off his shine.
- Model: 1999 Mercedes-Benz R170
Cali is a valley girl. She hangs out with Johnny and Maria and loves shopping.
- Model: 1974 Morris Mini
One of the “little cars,” Eric Jacobson "EJ" Mini puts his all into everything he does. He tries hard to keep up with the big guys and wants to be just like Johnny when he grows up. His best friend is his classmate Izzi.
- Model: 1957 BMW Isetta 300
Issadora (Izzi) is an innocent, bright-eyed, and curious 7-year-old who loves to play with EJ, but can get frustrated at being the littlest and not always able to do what the others can.
- Model: 1950 Citroën 2CV
Professor's inventions would be world-renowned, except they usually go awry. He is a bit eccentric and very analytical but has a heart of gold that makes him beloved by all.
- Model: 1931 Tatra T80
Old and wise, Franklin has lived a full life and speaks from experience to give advice on almost anything. He and the Professor are good friends and both act as mentors to the “kids.”
- Model: 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Miles is the conscience of the group who knows what's right and tries to steer the others in that direction. Miles' maturity gives a balance to the friendship with Johnny and Cali.
- Model: 2003 Jeep Liberty
With her love of adventure and four-wheeling, Maria is the trailblazer of the group. She coaches the little cars' soccer team and has a job at the park. Maria is friends with Derek.
- Model: 2000 Dodge Ram
Derek is the biggest and toughest of the group. With his mild manner and gentle spirit, Derek is often the group's peacemaker and mediator.
- Model: 1923 Austin 7
Century-old Elrod fight in the great war with CJ Willy, Franklin, and Mr. Morgan. He lived alone for many years after the war and later reconciled with his friends. He currently is the owner and operator of Elrod's Mini Golf.
- Model: 1942 Willys MB
Franklin, Mr. Morgan, and Elrod's drill instructor and sergeant in charge during the great war. Lost his life in the line of duty. His image is cast in bronze as the statue in Memorial Park.
- Model: 1934 Triumph Dolomite
A vaudeville performer who, along with his comedy partner, Dip Stick, teaches Miles that enthusiasm is the secret of success.
- Billy was lost in the wilderness at a young age and was raised by Big Horns. When the other cars found him on a camping trip, they brought him back to the City of Auto and learned to see all the wonderful things in their city through new eyes.
- Mr. Morgan is the sports referee.
- Charles Hubbell as Johnny
- Heidi Fellner as Cali
- Teri Parker-Brown as Maria
- Jim Cunningham as Derek
- Kim Kivens as EJ
- Sabrina Crews as Izzi
- Dave Simmons as Miles (same voice used for Noils in Ewe Know)
- John Farrell as Franklin
- Len Goodman as Professor
The first season consisted of 36 episodes, each focusing on a particular character trait.
Season 1 (2005)
|Overall #||Episode Title||Air Date|
|1||Timely Treats||January 17, 2005|
|3||Moving Forward Together|
|4||Growing Responsible||January 24, 2005|
|5||Red Card To Respect|
|6||The Land of the Odds|
|7||No Rules Allowed||January 31, 2005|
|8||Shop 'Til You Drop|
|9||Center of the Universe|
|10||Slippery Slope||February 7, 2005|
|11||Car Tune Pirates|
|13||Friends in High Places||February 14, 2005|
|15||Sunny Side Up?|
|16||Up from the Depths||February 21, 2005|
|17||Cooler Heads Prevail|
|18||Digging For Gold|
|19||A Mile In Their Tires||February 28, 2005|
|21||Izzi and the Giant|
|22||Rumors of War||March 7, 2005|
|23||The Price of Freedom|
|24||No Greater Love|
|25||Miles to the Rescue||March 14, 2005|
|26||The Secret Force|
|28||The Secret of Success||March 21, 2005|
|29||The Winning Goal|
|31||Road Test For Maturity||March 28, 2005|
|33||A Tidy Plan|
|34||Too Rough Around The Edges||April 4, 2005|
|35||Crowning Car Of The Year|
|36||Friends To The Rescue!|
Season 2 (2006)
Wet Cement completed 27 episodes for the second season.
|Season 2 #||Episode Title||Air Date|
|1||Movie "FX"||January 2, 2006|
|3||The Cobra Canyon Leap|
|4||The Integrity Project||January 9, 2006|
|5||Rising To The Occasion|
|6||The Gift of Golf|
|7||Breaking Par||January 16, 2006|
|10||The Missing Statue||January 23, 2006|
|11||Get the OOMPH!|
|12||A Taxing Problem|
|13||Billy and the Big Horns||January 30, 2006|
|14||Home Sweet Home|
|15||The Quest For Power|
|16||Monster Trap!||February 6, 2006|
|19||Issadora's Box||February 13, 2006|
|21||Breaking New Ground|
|22||Level Thirty-Nine!||February 20, 2006|
|25||Scared-y Car||February 27, 2006|
|26||Car Tuned & Ready|
Auto-B-Good DVDs come in three versions: a retail version for home audiences, an education version used in school classrooms across the country and a Special Edition with Christian music videos featuring the music of Rick Altizer that enhance the positive character lessons with a spiritual application.
In 2009, Rising Star Studios produced six kids' storybooks, written by Phillip Walton. Each is an original story focusing on lessons in trustworthiness, respect, caring, responsibility, citizenship and fairness.
- EJ and the Bully (a lesson in Respect)
- Queen for a Day (a lesson in Fairness)
- Citizen Miles (a lesson in Citizenship)
- Sticking to it! (a lesson in Trustworthiness)
- Mean Ole Crankfender (a lesson in Caring)
- Attack of the Runaway Robot (a lesson in Responsibility)
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