The Toy Castle

TVO (ended 2003)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 19

    Clown Camp / The Big Waltz / Little Voice

    Aired

  • S 3 : Ep 18

    Just a Minute / Follow the Leader / The Girl Who Cried…

    Aired

  • S 3 : Ep 17

    Invisible Big Brother / Solo Sleep-Out / Dancing My Way

    Aired

  • S 3 : Ep 16

    Party for Three / Tooth Fairy / The Guest

    Aired

  • S 3 : Ep 15

    Lazy Days Dance / Horse Sugar / Romeo and Juliet

    Aired

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rick Jones

    Narrator

  • Keir Knight

    Clown

  • Jorden Morris

    Soldier

  • Andrea Mislan

    Freda Frog, Mama Mouse

  • Billy Jeans

    Little Boy

  • show Description
  • "Only at night When the stars shine so bright Does The Toy Castle start its day." Welcome to The Toy Castle guide at TV Tome. It was April 2003, and America desperately needed a boost. The country had lost too many people in too short a time (including Fred Rogers). Nothing on television looked good. Then relief came, as Detroit Public Television (DPTV) imported The Toy Castle from Canada. Here is its exquisite premise: Two children (the real-life daughter of the executive producer and son of the director) put their toys away before bed. Among the figurines in their collection are a Soldier, a Sailor, a Strongman, a Clown, a Goblin, a Ballerina, a China Doll and a Rag Doll. Only when the kids are asleep do these toys come to life. And they're not the only ones who have adventures. A few surprises crop up, such as a Mouse Family and sibling Frogs. Despite their 18th-century period wear, Frederick and Freda Frog are both funky siblings (as they used to say on another Detroit station 30 years earlier, plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!). There are always lessons to be learned in these seven-minute journeys to The Toy Castle. The Toy Castle originated in 2000 on Canada's worry-free Treehouse TV network, with provincial airings on TVO and SCN. All these networks would air three adventures in a 22-minute time period. When it came to America in April 2003, Detroit Public Television reformatted the stories slightly into 28-minute episodes (four stories to a half-hour).moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Clown: Stop it! Goblin: Stop it! Clown: Stop hurting my feelings! Narrator: Suddenly, the Clown realized this was how sad he made the Rag Doll feel.

    Notes (22)

    • Detroit Public Television attached "Horse Dreams" at the end of this program for its 2003 release in the U.S.

    • Detroit Public Television added "Happy Birthday to Me" at the end of this episode when The Toy Castle was released in the U.S. in April 2003.

    • Detroit Public Television attached "Starry Night" at the end of this episode for the U.S. release of The Toy Castle in April 2003.

    • Detroit Public Television affixed "Me Too" at the end of this program when The Toy Castle was released in the U.S. in April 2003.

    • Detroit Public Television used these three adventures as the final installments for their 30-minute versions of the first three shows. "Hiccup" went at the end of Episode 1, "Dance for Joy" was used as the trailing adventure in Episode 2, and "Clown Stew" came as the closer for Episode 3.

    • Detroit Public Television used these three adventures as the final installments for their 30-minute versions of the first three shows. "Bumpies in My Stocking" went at the end of Episode 4, "Wibbly Wobbly Wallygosh Walk" was used as the trailing adventure in Episode 5, and "Step on a Crack" came as the closer for Episode 6.

    • Detroit Public Television used these three adventures as the final installments for their 30-minute versions of three shows. "Go Lady Go" went at the end of Episode 7, "Midsummer's Nightmare" was used as the trailing adventure in Episode 8, and "Island of Happy" came as the closer for Episode 9.

    • NOTE: Detroit Public Television used these three adventures as the final installments for their 30-minute versions of three shows. "Clown Prince" went at the end of Episode 10, "Old MacDonald" was used as the trailing adventure in Episode 11, and "Mr. Nobody" came as the closer for Episode 12.

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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Horrible, but fun to watch to fool around with sometimes with your friends.

    By TVguy041295, Jan 28, 2006

  • WHAT THE CRAP?! I can't stand this show!!

    By piggie8, Oct 30, 2005

  • My daughters love this show. Great music, colours, dancing and always a good message.

    By jellietree, Jun 23, 2005