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Johnson and Friends - Series 1

Synopsis

Johnson and his friends are toys who live in Michael’s messy bedroom.  It is the ordinary sort of bedroom that any child might have but to the toys, it is a huge challenging world full of mystery, adventure and wonder.  The toys find their adventures everywhere, and in the process learn about friendship, co-operation, and respect for each other’s feelings. 

An internationally acclaimed series for preschoolers, nominated for two International Emmy Awards.

 

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Johnson and Friends - Series Trailer

Johnson and his friends are toys who live in Michael's messy bedroom. It is the ordinary sort of bedroom that any child might have but to the toys, it is a huge challenging world full of mystery, adventure and wonder. The toys find their adventures everywhere, and in the process learn about friendship, co-operation, and respect for each other's feelings.

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Episodes

Episode 1
Beginnings
One day Johnson decided to find a friend and so began the best times ever. 

Episode 2
Under The Bed
The toys never knew what they might find - there was no better adventure than going under the bed. 

Episode 3
Best Of Friends
Johnson, Diesel, and McDuff were the best of friends - even though they didn’t always agree on what to do. 

Episode 4
The Thing Outside
McDuff did a very brave thing and got a medal and Squeaky found a home. 

Episode 5
Helpless
Diesel has an accident and is miserable - Diesel’s friends help out. 

Episode 6
Moving House
Squeaky didn’t want to move house - but when she did she was very pleased. 

Episode 7
Playing Games
McDuff was no good at playing games. She wasn’t good at anything - or so she thought!

Episode 8
The Birthday Present
Toys don’t get presents so they all wanted Michael’s Birthday present – desperately! 

Episode 9
Wind Chimes
First a heatwave,then a storm. Could the toys shut the window and avert a flood?

Episode 10
Sharing
All the toys wanted a ride on Michael’s skateboard and no one wanted to share - that meant trouble! 

Episode 11
The Picnic
Johnson organised a picnic by the window - what a brilliant idea and what a picnic!

Episode 12
Cleaning Day
On cleaning day Michael’s parents emptied the waste paper basket into the rubbish bin. But where was McDuff?

 

Year Level

Early Childhood (F-3)

Curriculum Study Areas

English, Humanities and Social Sciences

Mediatype

TV

Themes

relationships, self, war and conflict

Awards

Nominated: Two International Emmy Awards (USA)

Finalist: Emmy Awards (USA)

Finalist: Canada Banff Television Festival (Canada)

Bronze Award Winner: USA Houston Film Festival