History Series / JohnnyAndTheSprites

4th Nov '15 3:45:18 PM JMQwilleran
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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: In "The Twenty-Foot Root," Root ends up making himself grow to 20-feet tall after being upset about being the littlest Sprite. Johnny teaches him that "You're the right size naturally / You're who you're supposed to be..."
3rd Oct '15 1:54:04 PM Berrenta
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Gwen, who in the first season of the full-version series, is seen in a variety of different jobs because she believes in her aunt's saying that "You never know what you can do until you try out something new." One of these jobs is even helping SantaClaus, riding on his sleigh.
19th Jul '15 9:15:06 PM JMQwilleran
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* TruckDriversGearChange: In "Feeling Grove-y" from the "The Sprites Sleep Over," the Sprites sing about how the couldn't possibly get to sleep unless they're back in Grotto's Grove, culminating with "Oh, how I wish I was there now... (''going up a key'') right now!", leading Johnny (who already wishes the Sprites would just ''go to sleep'') to lament, "Oh no, not a key change!"
1st May '15 6:52:41 PM JMQwilleran
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* KidsPreferBoxes: "A Very Spritely Holiday" has a variation on this. When the Sprites, who aren't familiar with the Christmas gift-giving tradition, see Johnny and Gwen exchanging fancily decorated gift boxes, they decide they want to participate too. They make a very fancy box for Johnny... with nothing inside. They didn't know there was supposed to be anything inside, they thought the ''entire point'' was giving the fancy box. Of course, Johnny is happy to get their gift, since, as any show like this will tell you, the point is the act of giving and the love and appreciation that was shown.
-->'''Sprites''': Brightly shining, shining brightly, leaves and flowers everywhere / Sprites must give a gift that's spritely / One that shows how much we care.
20th Apr '15 9:10:53 PM JMQwilleran
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* AwardBaitSong: The songs were all written by composers from Broadway shows, many of them Tony award-winning, but "Brightly Shining" stands out as this. It was going to be part of the stage show ''Magical Holiday'', but that was canceled and rescheduled as a more general non-holiday-themed stage show.

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* AwardBaitSong: The songs were all written by composers from Broadway shows, many of them Tony award-winning, but "Brightly Shining" stands out as this. It was going to be part of the stage show ''Magical Holiday'', but that was canceled and rescheduled as a more general non-holiday-themed stage show. Oh, and like the show's theme song, it was written by Creator/StephenSchwartz. (''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'', ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'')
2nd Jan '15 8:45:14 AM JMQwilleran
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* AwardBaitSong: The songs were all written by composers from Broadway shows, many of them Tony award-winning, but "Brightly Shining" stands out as this. It was going to be part of the stage show ''Magical Holiday'', but that was canceled and rescheduled as a more general non-holiday-themed stage show.



* ChristmasEpisode: "A Very Spritely Holiday," though Johnny mentions Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and says that he likes celebrating all holidays. He decorates a Christmas tree, however, and Gwen is mentioned as Santa's helper.



** TeamPet: The Fuzzies.

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** TeamPet: The Fuzzies. Fuzzies.
* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: In "A Very Spritely Holiday," Basil declares that the present he and the other Sprites are making for Johnny will be the best present ever.


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* SantaClaus: In "A Very Spritely Holiday," Gwen tells Johnny that she's one of Santa's helpers.
16th Oct '14 4:53:36 AM LongLiveHumour
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The series began as a set of five animated shorts aired every so often DisneyChannel's Playhouse Disney block. These segments proved so popular that the program was greenlit for a full series. The new series brought a greatly expanded set portraying the Sprites' home of Grotto's Grove, as well as new characters. Three new Sprites were added, Water Sprite Lily, Earth Sprite Root and a wise old Sprite named Sage, puppeteered and voiced by Tartaglia. Additionally, a character named Gwen, portrayed by Natalie Venetia Belcon, was brought on as a friend for Johnny who paid semi-regular visits. The second season of the full series saw a further expansion to the set, as well as a seminal change to the program when Gwen was allowed to finally meet the Sprites for the first time and both she and Johnny gained the ability to visit Grotto's Grove. The presumed final episode of the series was aired on April 19, 2008 and the program disappeared from U.S. airwaves, though both a music album and DVD were released. Repeats of the program began airing on the 24/7 Disney Junior network in 2012. Tartaglia has since moved on to other projects, such as the musicals of ''Theatre/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''{{Shrek}}''.

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The series began as a set of five animated shorts aired every so often DisneyChannel's Playhouse Disney block. These segments proved so popular that the program was greenlit for a full series. The new series brought a greatly expanded set portraying the Sprites' home of Grotto's Grove, as well as new characters. Three new Sprites were added, Water Sprite Lily, Earth Sprite Root and a wise old Sprite named Sage, puppeteered and voiced by Tartaglia. Additionally, a character named Gwen, portrayed by Natalie Venetia Belcon, was brought on as a friend for Johnny who paid semi-regular visits. The second season of the full series saw a further expansion to the set, as well as a seminal change to the program when Gwen was allowed to finally meet the Sprites for the first time and both she and Johnny gained the ability to visit Grotto's Grove. The presumed final episode of the series was aired on April 19, 2008 and the program disappeared from U.S. airwaves, though both a music album and DVD were released. Repeats of the program began airing on the 24/7 Disney Junior network in 2012. Tartaglia has since moved on to other projects, such as the musicals of ''Theatre/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''{{Shrek}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.
4th Apr '14 2:26:00 PM JMQwilleran
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* AreWeThereYet: In "Waiting for the Stars," one of the original shorts, Johnny sings ''A trip can seem a whole lot longer / If the moment you begin it / You're asking "are we there yet?" every other minute.'' Ginger then comments "I hate that!"
11th Sep '13 6:13:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ReTool: The second season of the full series featured something of a retool, with the following upgrades: Gwen met the Sprites and became one of their friends (it had always felt a bit odd that they had to hide from her when she was Johnny's friend anyway), the Sprites could pop from place to place in a manner similar to the apparition of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', and Sage became more active & smart, and stopped [[MyNameIsNotDurwood referring to the other Sprites by incorrect names.]]

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* ReTool: The second season of the full series featured something of a retool, with the following upgrades: Gwen met the Sprites and became one of their friends (it had always felt a bit odd that they had to hide from her when she was Johnny's friend anyway), the Sprites could pop from place to place in a manner similar to the apparition of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', and Sage became more active & smart, and stopped [[MyNameIsNotDurwood [[AccidentalMisnaming referring to the other Sprites by incorrect names.]]
2nd Feb '13 3:38:11 PM nombretomado
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''Johnny and the Sprites'' (2007-2008) features the adventures of an ordinary guy (John Tartaglia of ''AvenueQ'' fame) who moved to a house in the woods to work on his music on his own. Much to his surprise, he discovered that these woods were inhabited by Sprites, friendly fairy-like creatures who possess magic, but are largely unfamiliar with the ways of the human world. Normally shy creatures, two of them, a boy named Basil and a girl named Ginger, take a shining to Johnny and they become fast friends, with Johnny teaching them many new things and sharing his music in the process.

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''Johnny and the Sprites'' (2007-2008) features the adventures of an ordinary guy (John Tartaglia of ''AvenueQ'' ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' fame) who moved to a house in the woods to work on his music on his own. Much to his surprise, he discovered that these woods were inhabited by Sprites, friendly fairy-like creatures who possess magic, but are largely unfamiliar with the ways of the human world. Normally shy creatures, two of them, a boy named Basil and a girl named Ginger, take a shining to Johnny and they become fast friends, with Johnny teaching them many new things and sharing his music in the process.



* AvenueQ: In addition to John Tartaglia, a number of the original cast from the play turned up as guest stars on the program. Ann Harada turned up as a real estate developer who wanted to raze Grotto's Grove to make way for a luxury hotel. Jennifer Barnhart was also a regular puppeteer on the program. As mentioned above Natalie Venetia Belcon played Johnny's friend Gwen.

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* AvenueQ: Theatre/AvenueQ: In addition to John Tartaglia, a number of the original cast from the play turned up as guest stars on the program. Ann Harada turned up as a real estate developer who wanted to raze Grotto's Grove to make way for a luxury hotel. Jennifer Barnhart was also a regular puppeteer on the program. As mentioned above Natalie Venetia Belcon played Johnny's friend Gwen.
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