- 3 Seasons
Higgly Town Heroes is an animated children's series about a group of children exploring the world around them. Through their adventures the children meet various heroes such as the Pizza Guy, police officers, doctors, teachers, and more. These are the people who make life run smoothly and fulfill needs for others. The show originally aired on Disney as part of the Playhouse Disney series, but later became part of the Disney Junior Channel which is geared toward younger children. Children ages 0-7 will likely enjoy the colorful atmosphere, the silly characters, and the catchy music. Toward the beginning of each show the children are faced with a problem and sing a song about how to address the issue and look for a Higgly Town Hero to help them. Once they discover who that helper is another song explains the role that helper plays in the community. Both of these songs are set to the same melody but the lyrics change slightly from show to show to reflect what the characters have learned. The characters in Higgly Town resemble nesting dolls and each has a unique personality. The main characters are Eubie, Wayne, Twinkle, and Kip. The show includes a mixture of various races and represents both genders. In each episode the children brainstorm possible scenarios and Twinkle almost always creates something outlandish. But luckily, the children have a squirrel named Fran who is very intelligent and can usually redirect the children to successfully solve the problem. Pizza Guy is another popular character who frequently makes an appearance most likely for his comical antics. Throughout the show children will learn about a specific person's role in the community. Children will learn why people have specialized jobs and what they do for others. The show places an emphasis on how each role is unique, but very needed in order for life to run smoothly enabling children to see how almost everyone can be a hero.