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Higglytown Heroes 

Higglytown is full of everyday heroes like Mail Carrier Hero (Kathie Lee Gifford), Fireman Hero (Donald Faison), and Bus Driver Hero (Stuart Pankin). This inventive series taught children about their ever-growing environment in an entertaining way.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Frankie Ryan Manriquez ...  Wayne 55 episodes, 2004-2007
Liliana Mumy ...  Twinkle 55 episodes, 2004-2007
Rory Charles Thost ...  Kip 55 episodes, 2004-2007
Edie McClurg ...  Fran 55 episodes, 2004-2007
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Pizza Guy / ... 55 episodes, 2004-2007
Taylor Masamitsu Taylor Masamitsu ...  Eubie 53 episodes, 2004-2007
Jim Wise ...  Fripp / ... 23 episodes, 2004-2007
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Higglytown is full of everyday heroes like Mail Carrier Hero (Kathie Lee Gifford), Fireman Hero (Donald Faison), and Bus Driver Hero (Stuart Pankin). This inventive series taught children about their ever-growing environment in an entertaining way.

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surrealism | disney | See All (2) »

Taglines:

There are heroes all around us.

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Animation | Family

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TV-Y | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Higglystadt Helden See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Here In Higglytown
Written by John Flansburgh, John Linnell and Dan Miller
Performed by They Might Be Giants
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Pretty weak, but not the worst.
5 April 2007 | by joesgirljeriSee all my reviews

My 3-year-old liked this show at first. The bright colors and basic shapes are easy to watch for really small children. After a while though, her interest waned and my patience for this show is at an all-time low.

My main complaint is the all-too-obvious attempt to be politically correct. Besides all the family and ethnic stereotypes, all of the unusual or "cool" heroes (astronauts, zoo-keepers, doctors, nuclear physicists) are all women while men fill the more mundane, everyday roles (bakers, gardeners, garbage collectors). I just think it's weird and silly to try so hard.

The other thing that drives me crazy is the animation. The character's arms disappear whenever they are at rest. If you haven't noticed this, keep an eye on their arms. When someone puts their arms at their side, the arm gets sucked into their body and leaves only a hand sitting on the side of the character. It's strange, distracting and makes me think that the animators could have tried to perfect their technology before making hundreds of shows.

All in all, I don't think this is a terrible show, but I don't like it as much as others. I think it teaches kids some valuable lessons (positive thinking, respect for others) but also implies that every kid needs to find an adult or "hero" to solve every single one of life's problems. I"d like to see the kids (or Pizza Guy for heaven's sake!) succeed on their own every once in a while.


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