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I think what this situation needs is some imagination!note 

Imagination Movers (2008-2013) is a television show that has been aired on Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney, and Disney Junior. The show is made up of four guys who were friends and decided to make a band together as well as help people solve problems. (The band has actually been around since 2003.) The show originated in New Orleans on public access television, before being picked up by Disney.

The guys are still very active in New Orleans in the parenting community and helping to repair the damage after Hurricane Katrina. Members of the band were directly affected by Katrina right before they began production on their Disney show.

The series is available for streaming on Disney+.



  • Good Ideas (2003)
  • Calling All Movers (2004)
  • Stir It Up (2005)
  • Eight Feet (2006)
  • Juice Box Heroes (2008)
  • For Those About to Hop (2009)
  • In a Big Warehouse (2010)
  • Rock-o-Matic (2012)
  • Back in Blue (2013)
  • Licensed to Move (2015)

This show incorporates the following tropes:

  • Artificial Outdoors Display: Several rooms of the Idea Warehouse simulate outdoor environments, from the jungle to the beach to the moon itself. There's even a room that contains an entire sky!
  • Bag of Holding: Dave's hat sure can hold a lot...
  • Bigger on the Inside: Hell yes. This is played Up to Eleven with the rooms in the warehouse.
  • Birthday Episode: "The Un-Party" for Knit Knots.
  • The Bore: Knit Knots, Nina's uncle, wears beige and loves anything considered boring and plain, such as office work.
  • Broken Aesop: In "Award to the Wise", the intended moral is that you don't need a trophy to know you're special, but this gets undermined when Dave does get a trophy in the end.
  • Catchphrase: The Movers have several.
    • This isn't just a problem, this is an Idea Emergency!
    • A customer!
    • Let's Brainstorm!
    • Another Idea Emergency solved!
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Knit Knots. He was a regular character in Season 1, but suddenly disappeared in seasons 2 and 3 (not counting his appearance in the "Imagination Movers In Concert" special).
  • Clip Show/Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: "Mouse Scouts Clip Show," in which the Movers remind Warehouse Mouse of various great things he's done in the past and clips of those things are shown.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The Imagination Warehouse has a room for everything.
  • Company Cross References: During the episode "Imagination Movers in Concert," during the scene where Nina calls EVERYONE about the big concert, scenes from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso, and Handy Manny can be seen.
  • The Dreaded: The Wind Room is this to the Imagination Movers, as the door is extremely difficult to close once it's been opened.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Rich's scribble sticks looked different, Scott donned a pair of white gloves, Dave's hat was orange instead of red.
  • Five-Man Band: Rich is The Hero, Dave is The Lancer, Smitty is The Smart Guy with his notebook that knows everything, Scott is The Big Guy, and Nina is The Chick.
  • Genki Girl: Nina, in spades. On the other hand, you can also make a case for the Movers being a group (mostly) comprised of Keets, especially Scott. Hilarity Ensues when they're placed opposite of Nina's dull and dreary uncle Knit Knots, whose idea of a birthday party is equally drab music (instead of a traditional Happy Birthday song), eating a loaf of bread (as opposed to cake), and doing office work (in place of opening presents).
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Scott's "Wobble Goggles", which allow him to see things from a variety of hypothetical perspectives.
  • Hammerspace: Dave's hat appears to be bottomless, and holds an infinite number of things.
  • I Am Not Weasel: In "A Little Elf Esteem," Carol, who is aspiring to be one of Santa's elves, can't remember names and refers to Warehouse Mouse as "Factory Gerbil." Later, when the Movers and Nina correct her, she ends up on "Warehouse Gerbil" and then "Factory Mouse."
  • Mr. Fanservice: There's a Mover for everyone! Rich is your typical pretty guy. Dave's the handy man who can solve all of your problems. Smitty's smart and adorable. Scott's a big, cuddly teddy bear.
  • Nice Hat: Smitty's cowboy hat, as well as Dave's baseball cap, which can hold anything and everything.
  • Noodle Implements: Dave says he needs a herring and a colander for his workout.
  • Once an Episode: The "Brainstorming" song.
  • One Steve Limit: Smitty's real name is Scott, but due to there already being a Scott he got his nickname.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Nina!"
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Nina wears pink, and the Movers wear blue.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Nina's main color is pink.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: In "Shall We Dance?," Nina has an extra ticket to the ballet, so the Movers and Warehouse Mouse play rock-paper-scissors to determine who gets it. Mouse throws down cheese and everyone tries to figure out whether or not that beats Smitty's rock, they are then interrupted when the ballet's two big stars show up with a problem, and the game is eventually rendered moot when the entire group receives an invite to be guests of honor once they solve the problem.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Wendy Calio aka Nina departed from the series to go back to Hawaii, her native home.
  • Running Gag: Poor Dave has only landed one high five.
  • Santa Claus: "A Little Elf Esteem" features an aspiring elf named Carol who wants to join the team that delivers presents with Santa. She has to study hard, but with the help of the Movers, she gets her wish.
  • Scout-Out: "Mouse Scouts Clip Show" has Warehouse Mouse trying to get into the Mouse Scouts.
  • Serious Business: "Baker Ben, the world needs your muffins."
  • Shout-Out:
    • In "Knight Time," Sir Fearsalot and the Movers don't have horses — only coconuts.
    • A good majority of their albums are named after famous albums/songs, and sometimes even have album covers made in homage to the originals.
    • In "Award to the Wise", Smitty says "Warehouse, we have a problem!", a reference to the quote "Houston, we have a problem!".
  • Stock Animal Diet: In "Shall We Dance?," the Movers get some bananas from one of their rooms and are seen running out of the room, accompanied by the sounds of chattering angry monkeys. Oh, and Warehouse Mouse loves his cheese. There's even a song about it.
  • Team Pet: Warehouse Mouse - this mouse gets actual storylines.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: Smitty's my friend he's playing his guitar! Scott's got his goggles that help him see far. Dave's over there underneath the red note  hat! My name is Rich, I go a rat-a-tat-tat!
  • Token Minority: Nina is Hawaiian, while the others are white.
  • Wrap-Up Song: Every episode ends with the song "Mover Music".
  • Writing Lines: The poster sent to fans who joined the fan club depicted the four movers, Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty against a blackboard on which they had written several times "I will think big! I will reach high! I will work hard! I will have fun!", which was essentially a variation of their Catchphrase, "Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun."


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7 Days a Week

The Movers sing about the seven days of the week and what they do on those days.

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