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Johnny and the Sprites

Johnny and the Sprites is a new mini show that follows Little Einstein's on Playhouse Disney. In this mini show, John Tartaglia plays Johnny, and he will sing and dance with the 'sprites'. The 'sprites' Ginger and Basil are the two sprites that join Johnny each episode. Of course Johnny is always there to sing and dance his way through the lesson with the sprites, even though he lives in the woods for solitude and inspiration. Like Playhouse Disney's other mini shows this one is a quick lesson hidden in fanciful entertainment.

Ginger is a female sprite who is very athletic and Basil is the male sprite who, shall we say, is the opposite of Ginger? That's right, Basil isn't very good at sports, but its okay because he has other talents. Johnny and the Sprites are joined by other recurring characters such as Seymour the mole who lives in Johnny's garden, and there is another human character that is sometimes seen. Her name is Mrs. Moldystew. In children's shows, names me a lot, and Mrs. Moldystew is indeed a cranky neighbor of Johnny's.

John Tartaglia brings years of experience to Johnny and the Sprites. At the age of 16 John became a muppeteer. Also a puppeteer he is well qualified for his work on Playhouse Disney. Past credits for John include working as a puppeteer/muppeteer on the Book of Pooh, Bear in the Big Blue House, and Sesame Street. He is also a well-respected actor who recently starred as Princeton and Rod in the Broadway musical Avenue Q. Coming from a show business family, John has been working since he was a child. Johnny and the Sprites is a wonderful outlet for his talent in song, dance and puppetry.

For parents, you can be assured that this mini show is crisp, clean and fun for your child to watch. It just may get your child up and dancing! And for all of you mom's out there, he is also quite cute and may get you up dancing as well!

While this is currently a 5-minute mini show, there is talk that Johnny and the Sprites just may end up with their own 30-minute show within the next year.


DisneyInTheMorning's Readers Reviews and Comments on Disney In The Morning - Johnny and the Sprites

Average Rating: (4.85) Out of 268 Reviews

Short Series - No; Full Series - Definitely  (Review 1 of 268)
Reviewed by Chris Wiggle on 3/14/2013 Rating: (11125)

I don't like the short series. But the full series I would give
5 gold stars.

JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES  (Review 2 of 268)
Reviewed by ELIZABETH on 12/12/2011 Rating: (11051)

DEAR JOHN TARTGALIA I MISS YOU ON T.V I WACHTED EVERY MORING
TOO LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE AND STILL MISS THE SHOW YOU AND THE
SPIRIETS AND SINGING HEADS-UP AND YOUR OTHER SONG?


BUT LET ME ASK YOU THIS JOHN DO YOU HAVE A UNCLE IN YOUR FAMILY?
AND DOSE HE LOVE YOU? OH AND SHAWN MICHALE LEWIS DOING? TELL I
SAID HI OK

PLEASE WRITE SOON ELIZABETH SCHUMANN

cnYPxIBZLbx  (Review 3 of 268)
Reviewed by bNezwEOaDmejMUTUtdd on 12/11/2011 Rating: (11050)

This is ecxalty what I was looking for. Thanks for writing!

Why Why Why  (Review 4 of 268)
Reviewed by Mel B on 7/26/2011 Rating: (10989)

Why did they stop airing Johnny and the sprites my daughter
really loves it and I love it too!!! My daughter waits until
midnight just to watch it it, Pls. bring it back!!! We love it!!!

Why Why Why  (Review 5 of 268)
Reviewed by Mel B on 7/26/2011 Rating: (10990)

Why did they stop airing Johnny and the sprites my daughter
really loves it and I love it too!!! My daughter waits until
midnight just to watch it it, Pls. bring it back!!! We love it!!!


J. and the sprites  (Review 6 of 268)
Reviewed by a random person on 7/16/2011 Rating: (10985)

Acully your thinking of season 1. Later, the upgraded the
seires to a long amount, less singing (Still singing though)
and there are 4 sprites, Ginger, Basil, Lily, and Root.
Mrs.Moldystew or whetever has been replaced by Gwen, an African
American who often comes over. They also added Sage, a not-
every-episode sprite. Still funny, 10 years old, and i ♥ it!!!

Also..  (Review 7 of 268)
Reviewed by a random person on 7/16/2011 Rating: (10986)

I did NOT say a bad word!!! I put a heart there, and it came
out as that!!!

And.....  (Review 8 of 268)
Reviewed by a random person on 7/16/2011 Rating: (10987)

WHY THE CRAP THEY STOP IT?! I LOVE IT! WHY? WHY?!?! I MISS
IT!!!!



anyone who wants to watch it again super buy the dvd

The sprites  (Review 9 of 268)
Reviewed by MickeyMouseLover on 4/24/2011 Rating: (10945)

Basil is cool. Keep up with the cool shows, guys.

The sprites  (Review 10 of 268)
Reviewed by MickeyMouseLover on 4/24/2011 Rating: (10946)

Basil is cool. Keep up with the cool shows, guys. Adios, amigos!

Johnny and the sprites  (Review 11 of 268)
Reviewed by Chris on 1/2/2011 Rating: (10849)

I absolutely think the short version of Johnny and the sprites
was too classic, and it pales in comparison with Rolie polie
olie. Now that I'm older, I don't really like those shows
anymore.

MISS THIS SHOW  (Review 12 of 268)
Reviewed by Kerri on 5/15/2010 Rating: (4807)

I'm 36 and loved this show! It was a modern day Fraggle Rock. My son and I also
danced around when they did their songs. There was a lesson learned each time, which
I liked for him to see.
Really ashame they stopped this one! :(

Johnny and the Sprites  (Review 13 of 268)
Reviewed by Disney Fan on 11/2/2009 Rating: (4621)

Johnny and the Sprites is not all that great.
They don't give a lot of entertainment in that show.
They do give a lot of entertainment on other Playhouse Disney
shows. But I don't think Johnny and the Sprites does.

why did they stop johnny and the sprites?  (Review 14 of 268)
Reviewed by jarrin ahmed on 10/27/2009 Rating: (4614)

why did they STOP johnny and sprites? i am 9 yrs. old and i
still LOVE that mini show!?! i begggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
of u to give back that amazing,elated show!

WE MISS Johnny & the Sprites  (Review 15 of 268)
Reviewed by Mary Sorrells on 10/23/2009 Rating: (4612)

Please bring Johhny & the Sprites back to Play House Disney. Or
put all 3 seasons on dvd. My 2 & 3 year old ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS
SHOW & MISS IT VERY MUCH!!!!!!!

We miss Johnny!!!  (Review 16 of 268)
Reviewed by Lovemy2boys on 10/10/2009 Rating: (4584)

I am so sad that Johnny and The Sprites is not on anymore. It
was a fun show that my 2 boys (4 & 2) loved to watch. Every time
Heads Up came on we jumped up and danced to it.

Agreed!  (Review 17 of 268)
Reviewed by Caitoooo! on 10/4/2009 Rating: (4578)

I also agree with Megan. Johnny was always a great start to any morning always awake
and full of life! Charlie and Lola! PSH! Who watches that! I LOVED JOHN TARTAGLIA!

John Tartaglia was the BEST!  (Review 18 of 268)
Reviewed by Caitoooo! on 10/2/2009 Rating: (4577)

I can not believe that they took that show off the air. John was the most amazing
singer ever and he is sooooooo nice! Im glad that i got to meet him! I really feel bad
cause i felt that the show was popular!

JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES  (Review 19 of 268)
Reviewed by CHRISE on 9/20/2009 Rating: (4572)

THEY SHOULD PUT THE SHOW BACK ON THE AIR. MY 2 YEAR OLD LOVES
JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES. IT WAS A MORNING RITUAL FOR HER TO
WATCH IT WHILE SHE WAS EATING BREAKFAST AND WE CAN ONLY FIND
ONE EPISODE ON DVD WHICH AFTER A WHILE GETS BORING. IF THEY
CAN'T PUT IT BACK ON THE AIR THEY SHOULD AT LEAST MAKE MORE
EPISODES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON DVD.

Jamie  (Review 20 of 268)
Reviewed by Johnny and the Sprites on 8/18/2009 Rating: (4545)

I am so disappointed that this show is off the air. We watch the
DVD over and over. It seems like many of the new shows talk down
to kids. I think Special Agent Oso actually wastes brain cells.
It's what we deem a "dopey" show in our house. Johnny did not
talk down to the kids and he instilled a love of music and
tolerance! We miss you Johnny and the Sprites!

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