Small Potatoes (2011 TV series)

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Small Potatoes
SmallPotatoesLOGO.jpg
Small Potatoes Logo
GenreChildren's
Animated
FormatAnimated series
Created byJosh Selig
StarringPablo Cano Carciota
Felix Forde
Martha Forde
Morgan Hartley
Shakira Riddell-Morales
Alice Wilkinson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes26[1]
Production
Running time3 minutes and 4 seconds
Production company(s)Little Airplane Productions, Inc.
Broadcast
Picture format16:9
Original runApril 18, 2011 (2011-04-18) – July 5, 2013 (2013-07-05)
 
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Small Potatoes
SmallPotatoesLOGO.jpg
Small Potatoes Logo
GenreChildren's
Animated
FormatAnimated series
Created byJosh Selig
StarringPablo Cano Carciota
Felix Forde
Martha Forde
Morgan Hartley
Shakira Riddell-Morales
Alice Wilkinson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes26[1]
Production
Running time3 minutes and 4 seconds
Production company(s)Little Airplane Productions, Inc.
Broadcast
Picture format16:9
Original runApril 18, 2011 (2011-04-18) – July 5, 2013 (2013-07-05)

Small Potatoes is a British animated entertainment short series aimed at pre-school children. It features a group of four potatoes who sing songs together about different subjects. The series is written and directed by Josh Selig, creator of Wonder Pets and 3rd & Bird. The "Small Potatoes" is currently airing on CBeebies in the UK, ABC 4 Kids in Australia and on the Disney Junior channel in the USA.

Characters[edit]

The series features four potatoes: Ruby, Olaf, Chip and Nate. Simon Snail, a monocled snail with a top hat, has also appeared twice in the series, and is referred to by this name in the episode "Imagination" and "Chip's Theme".

Olaf Potato is very fat and Nate Potato is very long and skinny, and half Spanish, on his father's side. Chip Potato is perfectly normal shaped potato and Ruby Potato who is the lead singer in most songs is a small orange potato. The Baby Potato joins in halfway through the series. Baby Potato (Ruby's sister), is seen in "Moon Baby" and "Potatoes At Heart" and " Christmas Baby".

Crew[edit]

Episodes[edit]

TitleOriginal UK airdate[3]PlotEpisode Number
Imagination18 April 2011The Potatoes go on an imaginary hippy journey using their imaginations. The episode was available as an ebook for the iPhone in advance of debut, and screened at the BAMkids Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York.[4]1
Chip's Theme19 April 2011Chip sings a heartfelt song about being a potato.2
Small Potato Rock20 April 2011The Small Potatoes introduce themselves and sing about their unique personalities.3
Seasons21 April 2011The Potatoes celebrate the four seasons.4
On a Farm26 April 2011The Small Potatoes meet their favorite farm animals.5
I'm a Little Raindrop27 April 2011Ruby sings a techno song, where she imagines what it's like to be a raindrop.6
Potato Train28 April 2011The Small Potatoes hop on board the Potato Train and chug through town.7
The Small Potatoes Waltz3 May 2011The Small Potatoes travel to Victorian-era Vienna.8
A Musical Show4 May 2011Small Potatoes sing and dance their way across the stage.9
Art5 May 2011The Potatoes enter famous paintings and celebrate different ways art is created.10
Feelings6 May 2011The Small Potatoes sing a guitar driven, rock and roll anthem celebrating their feelings.11
Moon Baby9 May 2011Moon Baby observes the galaxy from up on the moon before floating back home.12
This Is My Family10 May 2011The Small Potatoes sing about the importance of family and friends.13
Marching Band11 May 2011The Small Potatoes lead a parade of musical instruments in a rousing anthem.14
Dress Up12 May 2011The Potatoes dress up for a party and try on silly costumes.15
Science13 May 2011The Potatoes explore science in a new wave music video.16
Small Potatoes Conga16 May 2011The Small Potatoes conga their way through a fantastical world filled with fruit.17
I Love To Dance The Flamenco17 May 2011The Small Potatoes visit Spain for a flamenco dancing fiesta.18
Playtime18 May 2011The Small Potatoes enjoy playtime after school.19
I Just Want To Be Me19 May 2011The Small Potatoes sing a punk rock anthem about how wonderful it is to just be yourself.20
We're All Potatoes At Heart20 May 2011Potatoes from around the world celebrate the similarities and differences we all share.21
You Can Be What You Want To Be23 May 2011The Small Potatoes have a disco pageant and explore different jobs.22
I Love School24 May 2011Ruby sings a diva style ballad about the thing she loves more than anything else - school.23
Today's The Perfect Day (Haircut)25 May 2011Ruby and her friends head off to the barbershop to get their hair styled.24
Small Potatoes, Yes Sir26 May 2011The Small Potatoes sing about how they're no average spuds.25
Potato Love27 May 2011The Small Potatoes sing about how wonderful it is to be alive and feel the Potato Love.26

Broadcast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of episodes
  2. ^ Goldman Getzler, Wendy (18 April 2011). "Small Potatoes continues to grow". kidscreen (Toronto ON). Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Small Potatoes Episodes on BBC
  4. ^ Castleman, Lana (17 February 2010). "Small Potatoes takes to iPhone, bows at kids filmfest". Kidscreen (Toronto ON). Retrieved 22 June 2011. 

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