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The Busy World of Richard Scarry is an American/Canadian/French animated children's television series, produced by CINAR Animation (now known as DHX Media, previously (Cookie Jar Entertainment) and France Animation in association with Paramount Television, which aired from 1993 to 1997, first on Showtime, later on Nickelodeon and ran for 65 episodes. The television series was based on the books drawn and written by Richard Scarry. Reruns of the show formerly aired in syndication as part of the Cookie Jar Kids Network block, but the show now continues to air on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV until October 26, 2013. Reruns of the show aired on Qubo from May 13, 2013, to September 25, 2016. However, it returned to Qubo on March 28, 2017, as part of the network's Night Owl block, but stopped airing on May 26, 2018. The show currently airs on Light TV.

Cast Edit

Overview Edit

The series takes place in the fictional city of Busytown and mainly stars Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and many of the other residents of Busytown. Every "human" in the series is an anthropomorphic animal, most commonly pigs, foxes, breeds of dogs, mice, rabbits, goats, and cats. Each episode always features a conflict (which is eventually resolved in the end). However, episodes featuring other anthropomorphic animals, like Couscous catching Pépé le Gangstaire and his dirty rats, Sam and Dudley, Sneef, Cucumbers and Pickles, etc. have taken place outside of Busytown in other places around the world.

Episodes Edit

Main article: The Busy World of Richard Scarry Episodes

VHS Releases Edit

On 1993, Sony Wonder released the first video The Talking Bread and 5 other stories on VHS in Region 1 (US only).

From 1995 to 1998, PolyGram Video released 21 videos on VHS in Region 1.

DVD Releases Edit

On July 27, 2010, Mill Creek Entertainment released ''The Busy World of Richard Scarry: Every Day There's Something New'' on DVD in Region 1. This 3-disc set features the first 30 episodes of the series. On July 19, 2011, Mill Creek Entertainment released ''The Busy World of Richard Scarry: Fun in Busytown!'', a 4-disc set that features the remaining 35 episodes of the series.

On August 4, 2015, Mill Creek Entertainment released ''The Busy World of Richard Scarry- The Complete Series'' on DVD in Region 1.