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Bob the Builder 

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Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
Rob Rackstraw Rob Rackstraw ...  Scoop (UK) / ... 189 episodes, 1998-2016
Kate Harbour ...  Wendy (UK) / ... 178 episodes, 1998-2016
Neil Morrissey ...  Bob (UK) / ... 156 episodes, 1998-2011
Lorelei King ...  Wendy (US) / ... 152 episodes, 1998-2016
Alan Marriott ...  Scoop (US) / ... 142 episodes, 1998-2016
Lachele Carl Lachele Carl ...  Muck (US) / ... 129 episodes, 1998-2016
Lee Ingleby ...  Bob (UK) / ... 94 episodes, 2015-2018
Joanne Froggatt ...  Wendy (UK & US) / ... 87 episodes, 2015-2018
Emma Tate Emma Tate ...  Lofty (US) / ... 86 episodes, 2001-2016
Steven Kynman Steven Kynman ...  Lofty (UK) / ... 81 episodes, 2015-2018
Blake Harrison ...  Scoop (UK & US) / ... 80 episodes, 2015-2018


Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The team always shows that "The Fun Is In Getting It Done!" Bob the Builder can be seen building, digging, and hauling. Written by Renzo null

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Animation | Family


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Release Date:

15 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob de Bouwer See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There was fan outrage after the art style of the show was changed to CGI over classic stop motion. The Independent Film Association of Schools in Ireland even went as far as to say "the amount of stop motion animation being replaced by CG is overwhelmingly high". See more »


Bob: Can we fix it?
Scoop: Yes we can!
Lofty: Um... yeah, I think so.
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Spin-off Bob the Builder: Construction Chaos (2014) See more »


Can We Fix It?
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My niece loves it! ... okay, actually, I do.
29 May 2005 | by Tubular_BellSee all my reviews

And how couldn't I? This show was like a miracle waiting impatiently to happen. Bob the Builder showed in a majestic way that shows for children don't need to be corny, preachy or shallow for children to appreciate them. All characters are extremely charismatic; I seriously find it impossible to dislike any of them. The stop-motion animation is spectacularly beautiful. But most of all, I think it's the writing that truly makes the show. I don't remember seeing any story that went into a tired, obvious cliché just for the sake of being "educational". The focus is always on the diverse construction jobs - a most interesting and rich subject for children - and on topics like teamwork, cooperation and friendship. The stories are very well thought out. I have to say that several moments of the series are just plain funny, and I actually laughed out loud sometimes.

The characters aren't banal at all. With time, you can pick up some delicate intricacies and twists in their personalities that makes everything very believable. Bob himself, for example, is an extremely competent worker and a friendly guy, but he has his own moments of silliness: he built a cornet for himself once, and got so excited that he played his loud, out-of-tune ramblings all night long (either that or he was acquiring the taste for avantgarde). Other time, he found an old tambourine while cleaning a house's attic, and while playing with it, causes a tiny catastrophe; and while seeking for buried treasure with his metal detector, he broke a water pipe on farmer Pickles's field. Those small things make the series much more believable and palpable than other children's series, and in the end, you surrender and start to believe that marionettes can live a happy, joyous life in perfect harmonies with talking machines. Not everyone can create a series like that, you know.

I honestly recommend this series for everyone. And if you (or your kid) already are a fan, please, don't miss the Album. If you live in the US and are used to the Nickelodeon dubbing, you'll have to conform with the British voices (which I personally prefer). Either way, it's excellent, exciting music.

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