- Sing a song, we'll all sing along, with the Mother Goose Club!
What do you get when you take six well-known nursery rhyme characters and modernize them? Why, Mother Goose Club, of course!
Mother Goose Club is a collection of educational content for preschoolers featuring six colorful characters from the Mother Goose world. Beloved by preschoolers and their caregivers and teachers worldwide, Mother Goose Club is a leading educational YouTube channel with billions of views. Also distributed on Netflix and on local PBS stations nation-wide, Mother Goose Club is the proud winner of four Midsouth Emmy® awards and 12 other industry awards.
Through song, rhyme, play and dance, Mother Goose Clubs characters Baa Baa Sheep, Eep the Mouse, Little Bo Peep, Jack B. Nimble, Mary Quite Contrary and Teddy Bear inspire viewers to interact with rhymes.
The brand's live-action content is produced in Nashville, Tennessee. There are also various animated segments featuring the cast, which, until 2017, were animated in ToonBoom Harmony.
2015 saw a significant Retool: Jack, Mary, Bo Peep, and Eep were all recast, and Teddy and Baa Baa got costume updates. Also, the cartoon content switched from 2D to CGI.
Mother Goose Club has a spinoff called Mother Goose Club Playhouse, which features real kids, not actors, singing nursery rhymes as well. And as of 2017, there are 10 soundtrack releases. There are also 5 Direct-to-DVD episodes, each of which last about 6 minutes.
Not to be confused with Mother Goose Treasury.
Mother Goose Club provides examples of:
- Absentee Actor: Not every character appears in every short.
- Aerith and Bob: Mary, Jack, and Teddy are the only ones in the club that have normal names.
- All-CGI Cartoon: The cartoon content, since 2017.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: In the MGC universe, animals come in all colors. Sheep are pink and mice are blue.
- An Aesop: Occasionally. For example, the moral of Today is the Day for Valentines is that you don't have to make a card to show someone you care.
- Art Evolution: As shown in "Jingle Bells", the art style for the cartoons was much more crude looking, resembling the brand's coloring books. In "Swimming", the art style was similar, but more refined. The art style since "The Planting Song" aims for a chibi-esque look. And finally, the art style since Itsy Bitsy Spider is CGI.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: The entire cast has these names, seeing as they're nursery rhyme characters.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Eep the Mouse.
- Beary Friendly: Teddy, of course.
- The Big Guy: Jack, Teddy, and Baa Baa.
- Birthday Episode: Baa Baa has her birthday in Today is Your Day.
- Black Best Friend: Teddy.
- Blue Is Heroic: Jack has blue hair. Eep has blue fur, and Teddy wears a blue bow.
- Bowdlerization: The group sings some nursery rhymes with darker meanings to them, but given the demographic, they're retooled to be kid-friendly.
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: This happens when the group rushes into the barn during a storm in "The Planting Song"
- Call-Back: All of the Direct-to-Video episodes have the characters reminisce previous segments.
- Cartoony Eyes: In the cartoons, the characters have eyes shaped like black ovals with white highlights, but no discernible sclera.
- Cast of Snowflakes: All the characters have unique designs.
- Cheerful Child: Virtually every character.
- Edutainment Show: Teaches kids about literacy and sometimes other subjects like counting or the planets.
- Everybody Laughs Ending: Happens in a lot of videos.
- Five-Man Band:
- Green Aesop: "Earth is Our Home".