Go, Baby! facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGo, Baby!
|Created by||Josh Selig|
|Directed by||Jennifer Oxley|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producer(s)||Josh Selig
|Running time||5 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Little Airplane Productions
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
|Original network||Disney Channel (Playhouse Disney)|
|Original release||March 16, 2004– November 14, 2006|
Go, Baby! is a series of short interstitial programs created by Josh Selig originally airing on the Playhouse Disney block on the Disney Channel from 2004 to 2007. The series was a co-production between Selig's production company Little Airplane Productions and Granada Productions, and is owned and distributed by Disney.
The series later returned to broadcast reruns on the Disney Junior channel in 2012
The series features an African American infant named Baby and his Asian American infant best friend, Sophie, both of whom are created by animating still photographs. The series also features an animated butterfly named Butterfly. The show's production company is Little Airplane Productions.
The narrator is represented by an adult human hand and is voiced by actor and writer Richard Kind. The characters are placed in many different settings and along with them the viewers are encouraged to help Baby and Sophie make discoveries such as locating common objects obscured within the photo-montage scenery, play a drum, build a castle, or opening a jack-in-the-box. The show airs for approximately five minutes and targets children ages three to seven. The episodes are titled according to the theme and setting that Baby will be taking place in.
The character Baby is usually dressed in all white and is seated. Baby does not speak, for he is shown as an infant and is usually seen laughing or surprised. The show begins with the view of Baby's diaper and the title of the show printed on. The narrator then precedes to introduce Baby and the "mission" Baby is attempting to complete. As seen in the "Music" episode, Baby attempts to play the drums with his head and the narrator then asks the viewer to "show" Baby how to play the drums correctly. In doing so, the viewer is given two to three seconds before Baby continues and plays the drums correctly. Baby goes through various complications in one episode, like the drums to the guitar. In doing so, the viewer is encouraged to play along and help Baby.
A total of eight episodes were aired, from March 16, 2004 until November 14, 2006. A list of them is available below.
- Music! (March 16, 2004)
- Farm! (April 24, 2004)
- Beach! (June 21, 2004)
- Garden! (March 16, 2005)
- Moon! (October 24, 2005)
- Dance! (November 26, 2005)
- Bathtime! (September 27, 2006)
- Birthday Party! (November 14, 2006)
The series spawned an online game titled "Baby's Big Helper" available on the Playhouse Disney website. The game is similar to the show, the game place Baby in many settings and below the player is presented with three options. The game is narrated by the voice of a woman. The objective of the game is to choose one of the three objects presented that "fits" with the setting Baby is placed in. Along with the game, Playhouse Disney offered a video gallery for the Go, Baby! show, giving viewers access to full episodes of the show.
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