Johnny and the Sprites

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Johnny and the Sprites

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Welcome to the Johnny and the Sprites guide at TV.com! Johnny came to live in a house in the woods to work on his music in peace, but found the woods to be populated by fairy-like creatures known as Sprites. Johnny and the Sprites sing and dance together every episode. The second season of the full series has come to an end on Playhouse Disney. This new season features both Johnny and his friend Gwen visiting Grotto's Grove. It also features new sets, some new elements for the series, and new magical abilities for the Sprites. As of late 2008, Johnny and the Sprites can no longer be seen on Playhouse Disney in the United States. Check listings in other markets. You can also catch the series on a single DVD release, Meet the Sprites! Johnny and the Sprites originally featured Ginger and Basil, two Sprites with very different talents. Ginger is a very athletic girl and Basil isn't much for sports, but he has many other talents. Also joining Johnny and the Sprites is Seymour the mole who lives in Johnny's garden. In each episode, Johnny helps one or both of these sprites with concepts such as taking turns and being patient. Each episode also features an original song written and composed by Broadway musicians. Johnny and the Sprites began as a five minute mini-show airing weekdays on Playhouse Disney. The full version premiered in January 2007 and aired every Saturday on Playhouse Disney The new edition featured new characters, new sets, and more complex plots. The full version also featured three new Sprites. Lily is a Mexican water Sprite. She is outspoken and sometimes lapses into Spanish when overexcited. Root is an earth Sprite. He is rather shy, but very good at growing plants. He is somewhat younger than the other Sprites. He affectionately refers to Johnny as "Nonny." Sage is a wise old Sprite. Though he often takes long naps and is sometimes forgetful, he is the smartest Sprite anyone knows and gives very good advice.

Also joining is Gwen, a spirited woman who loves to try new things. She often assists Johnny around the house and with other projects. Watch also for special guest characters, as well as the fuzzies, a group of small, furry friends. Show Theme [Johnny] I came to live In this house in the woods To work on my music on my own But somehow I feel it's a magical place And somehow I feel I'm not alone I was just Johnny till I walked through that door But I'm not just Johnny anymore! I'm Johnny [Johnny and the Sprites] And the Sprites! [Johnny] Did you see one? Johnny [Johnny and the Sprites] And the Sprites! [Johnny] Could you be one? [Johnny and the Sprites] Johnny and the Sprites! [Sage --- Continuation in Full Series Only] Nobody else sees us, it's true [Ginger] There's only Johnny, and now there's you [Sprites] So if you should roll to Grotto's Grove Come join in a song, you can sing it too With you know who! [Johnny] Johnny [Sprites] And the Sprites! [Johnny] Sing along now... [Sprites] And the Sprites! [Johnny] That's our song now [All] Johnny and the Sprites! In the third season, the verse about only Johnny and us seeing the Sprites is replaced with a new verse, as follows: [Johnny and Ginger] Ginger and [Johnny and Basil] Basil [Johnny and Lily] Lily and [Johnny and Root] Root [Johnny] Sprites can be shy [Ginger, Basil, Lily and Root] But we're friendly [Root] And cute!moreless
Heather Asch

Heather Asch

Root (Full Series Only)

Jennifer Barnhart

Jennifer Barnhart

Featured Puppeteer

John Tartaglia

John Tartaglia

Johnny, Miss Moldystew (Short Segments Only), Sage (Full Series Only)

Carmen Osbahr

Carmen Osbahr

Lily (Full Series Only)

Natalie Venetia Belcon

Natalie Venetia Belcon

Gwen (Full Series Only)

Lara MacLean

Lara MacLean

Additional Puppeteer

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Bring shows like this back to disney jr!

    9.5
    This show is so cool I remember watching this show as a little kid.I saw most of the episodes and they are actuacly very good.This,Eeurikas castle(Even though I never saw it),House of the mouse and timothy goes to school have to be brought back big time or else I will never watch Disney Jr again.
  • Thank you, Disney, for making it up to us Broadway buffs! This show is great and not JUST for the kiddies.

    9.6
    The summary of my review says that because I thought High School Musical completely sucked! It did not have a single person who worked on Broadway. This show, on the other hand, has nothing BUT people who worked on Broadway, among them: John Tartaglia, of course, John's Avenue Q co-star Natalie Venetia Belcon, John's Q musical director Gary Adler with the Avenue Q band....Of course this show is filled with many Q alumni. But not just them. Also Urinetown's Mark Hollmann, Wicked's Stephen Schwartz, Altar Boyz's Michael Patrick Walker. Anyway, what I'm saying is, this show is not JUST for kids. I'm 19 years old and I watch it...ALONE even!! So keep up the great work, Disney.moreless
  • JATS are awesome!

    9.4
    The songs are very catchy. My personal favorites are the theme and Heads Up. But I also like all the other songs! On this show, they don't treat the kids like morons. They're never like, "Which one is blue? Can you find the blue one? Is this one blue? Why am I so stupid?" and that's what I really like about this show. Also, the sprites are really cute! My favorites are, in this order, Lily, Ginger, Sage, Root, and Basil. Anyways, this is a really great show for your kids (and maybe even you!)moreless
  • A wonderful original musical show for kids,catchy intro that I can't stop humming.Characters are engaging and smart while sending a positive message to the younger viewers.

    10
    I watch most of the shows my 6 year old watches with a practised air of enjoyment,this show however brings a smile to even my adult senses.The shows music is excellent,which makes the show pop.The characters are very appealing and the interaction between the sprites and the real world of Johnny make it very easy for your imagination to take hold and believe that everyone should have sprites in their back garden.Lilly and Ginger seem to have a special relationship that really makes you believe they are real and not just puppets,it's amazing how talented the actors are that perform them and they can sing too!!!!moreless
  • 1.5
    It's about a guy and these puppet things. I do not like this this useless crap one bit. Litle kids probably don't even like this show. This will be cancelled. The guy Johnny acts like sonthing he is not and I know it. The sprites look like the were thought of in 5 minutes and they are disturbing. This is the worst playhouse Disney show in the history of horrible playhouse disney, and nick jr shows. cancell this 5 minutes of torture. Watch things like Charlie and Lola, and all of the other shows that are better than this show.moreless
  • Renewed for Second Season
    Great news! Johnny has already been renewed for a second season. The program is a hit!
    03/11/07
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  • Johnny
    JOHNNY (from Johnny and the Sprites) is actually John Tartaglia and was the voice of "Ernie" on Play With Me Seaseame. yeah that w...
    02/18/07
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  • Show Description
    Welcome to the Johnny and the Sprites guide at TV.com!Full series now airing on Playhouse Disney!Johnny came to live in a house in...
    02/04/07
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  • The musicians on the show
    I'm sure that Broadway buffs will agree with me when I say that I think that the same exact musicians from Avenue Q are the musici...
    01/30/07
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