is a stop-motion animated
series produced by Egmont Imagination, based on the Fisher-Price
toys. The series follows the adventures of Eddie and his frog Freddie, Sarah Lynn- Eddie's sister, Michael, Maggie, and Sonya Lee.
Fisher-Price has announced a complete Continuity Reboot
of the franchise on it's website (complete with a pilot of the reboot, now helmed by Genevieve Goings
of Choo Choo Soul
fame and produced by DHX Media
, in cel-shaded CGI). Noticably, this version retools Eddie, but retires the rest of the other characters, while introducing a new set of characters.
Not to be confused with short fantasy races
, really short fantasy races
, an episode of The Twilight Zone
, or a series about real life people with dwarfism
contains examples of:
Tropes found in both the claymation series and the 2013 reboot pilot
- An Aesop: Obligatory for E/I.
- Continuity Reboot: The 2013 reboot retools Eddie, and puts Sonya Lee, Michael, Maggie, Sarah Lynn, and practically everyone else on the bus.
- Debut Queue: The first five five-minute episodes of the series, collected on the Friendship Collection DVD, introduce Eddie (and Freddie and Sarah Lynn), Maggie, Sonya Lee, and Farmer Jed respectively.
- The 2013 reboot pilot has a starting lineup of Miss Hugg, Tessa, Eddie, Koby, Sofie and Mia.
- Edutainment Game: Who here remembers the PC games that were released in the early 2000s?
- Edutainment Show: What were you expecting from a show made for toddlers?
- iOS Games: Several. And given that Fisher-Price has decided to enter the iDevice accessory market with the launch of kid-friendly iPod and iPad accessories, this trope is only bound to grow stronger with the franchise.
- Merchandise-Driven: Yeah, all these just to sell little plastic figurines and related playsets.
- No Antagonist
- No Export for You: The show is pretty much unheard of outside of North America and Europe.
- Screwed by the Network: Rare toy example: Mattel South East Asia/Fisher-Price South East Asia no longer distributes the toys in the region and the region's FP website makes no mention of the franchise.
- Slice of Life: Adventure and magical themes notwithstanding, another obligatory trope needed to achieve E/I certification - it is a show targeted at toddlers after all.
- That Reminds Me of a Song
Tropes found exclusively in the claymation show:
Tropes found in the 2013 reboot
- Cel Shading: The animation style is clearly done in CGI 3D then cel-shaded to give it the cartoony look.
- Cool Teacher: Miss Hugg. It's implied that her earrings are magical.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Miss Hugg is the train conductor of Choo Choo Soul, a Disney Junior short.
- Shout-Out: The opening scene in the pilot features a classic Little People toy.