Adaptation First: Averted. The books were released before the cartoon, making it an Animated Adaptation. This, however, is played straight in the United States, as the books were never released there.
Adored by the Network: Creator/Sprout loved airing Make Way For Noddy and Noddy, Toyland Detective, and would show them up to six times a day, including a few marathons for the former series. Also, when Sprout changed into a block on Universal Kids, Noddy was one of two shows to run more than two times a day (the other being Caillou).
Also, the US version of Make Way For Noddy has the Say It With Noddy segment which teaches various languages. This segment is absent from the version of the show aired elsewhere. Make Way For Noddy also had a segment between the animated segments shot in Live-Action hosted by Naomi Wilkinson, who tells the viewer about what the animated segments will be about and telling them what language the word in Say It With Noddy is said in. There also used to be a music video segment seen before the credits such as "Do It With Noddy" and "Googleberry Pie" that were later removed in later airings of the show on Sprout. These segments were all kept when it was On Demand years ago but would later only contain the animated segments except the songs and Say It With Noddy.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: While the CGI series have got some fair exposure on DVD, you'll be lucky to find much of Toyland Adventures (though most of the series was released on VHS). And don't even bother looking for the 50s-70s shows or the American spin-off The Noddy Shop...
The Other Marty: Noddy between the classic episodes and Make Way for Noddy. Also, between the US and UK dubs, which both uses different talent houses.
Recycled Script: Both Toyland Adventures and Make Way For Noddy have a loose adaptation of the novel story Noddy and Tessie Bear (Noddy loses Tessie Bear's farm goods on his runaway kite, which "rains" on the rest of Toyland).
Referenced by...: One episode of the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? had Tony Slattery pretending to be Noddy during a "Dating Game" sketch. American participant Greg Proops was completely unable to figure out who he was supposed to be, since he'd never heard of the character.
Same Language Dub: Typical of US/UK televised children shows, Make Way For Noddy has two distinct voice actor sets- one for the UK and one for the US. The US version was voiced by VAs from The Ocean Group. The UK version used BBC talents. There was also the dub for Toyland Adventures that was produced in Canada made specifically for The Noddy Shop, but the segments did get released by themselves on VHS.
Make Way For Noddy was treated this way on the NBC Kids block. It often was the last show to air on the block on most affiliates, and this meant that it faced sports pre-emptions. The only network that did not treat the show like this was WNBC in New York, who instead put LazyTown at the end of the block.
Noddy, Toyland Detective, which was once adored by Sprout, got this treatment along with several other shows once the Sprout name was dropped from the preschool block, being reduced from three airings a day to one airing a week.
Talking to Himself: There were only two voice actors for the stop-motion series. As a result most of the characters might end up talking to another character who's voice actor has also voiced.
Catherine Disher provided the voices of Noddy, Sly, and Master Tubby in the US version.