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The Crayon Box
Starring Greg Ballora
Phillip Baron
Kristin Chamey
E.G. Daily
Donna Kimball
James Murray
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 26
Producer(s) Richard Clayman
Stephen Chiodo
Edward Chiodo
Running time 15 minutes (paired with a 15-minute Bananas in Pajamas)
Production company(s) Chiodo Bros. Productions
Sunbow Entertainment
Random House Studio
PolyGram Television
Distributor Sony Wonder
Original network Syndication
Picture format Videotape
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13) – June 13, 1998 (1998-06-13)

The Crayon Box is an American children's TV series that was aired in syndication from 1997 to 1998, based on a poem by Shane DeRolf. The show followed Bananas in Pajamas as part of a 30-minute double-show, with each show being 15 minutes. The show's tagline was "A Good Show Helping to Build Great Kids". There were many characters beside the crayon characters, that were both live-action puppets, and cartoon.

The series was produced by Chiodo Bros. Productions, Sunbow Entertainment, Random House and PolyGram Television and its double-program was produced by Sachs Family Entertainment.

In Canada, it was shown on YTV.


  • The Crayons - a box of multi-coloured crayons, who introduce each episode's story then moralise at the end.
  • Bubby - a brown bear, sensible and level-headed.
  • Dotty - a young cat with dots, Dotty is clever and excitable but prone to selfishness.
  • Lump - a purple dog, quite slow-witted but friendly and eager to please.
  • Jack - a cheeky Jack in the Box.
  • Piggy Banks - a piggy bank, very pink and sweet.
  • The Baby - a bonnet-clad baby who is wise beyond her years.
  • The Sheriff - a Wild-West Sheriff, authoritarian and clumsy, often losing his hat.
  • Hugo - the Sheriff's horse, an intelligent hobby horse with an English accent who is quick to help the Sheriff whenever he gets in a muddle.
  • The Cutout Sisters - Paperchain dolls who always sing to communicate.


A book known as The Crayon Box that Talked was published on October 21, 1997 by Random House, written by Shane DeRolf, and illustrated by Michael Letzig.

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