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|Written by||John Ingelin|
Kevin Nelson (story by)
|Directed by||Handen Jetmall (voice director)|
Joth Loder (animation)
|Voices of||Teri Parker-Brown|
|Opening theme||You Auto B Good|
|Ending theme||You Auto B Good (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||63|
|Camera setup||Charles Thompson|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Wet Cement Productions (groups) |
GoldKing Media (single episode)
|Distributor||Morning Light Media (2005–2006)|
Rising Star Studios (2006–present)
|Original release||January 17, 2005 –|
February 27, 2006
Auto-B-Good is an American animated series. The series features short stories set in the fictional City of Auto, in which all the citizens are cars. The program is explicitly designed to teach kids lessons in moral character and values. Auto-B-Good was produced by Wet Cement Productions. The show was shown on certain PBS stations on PBS Kids before moving to Smile of a Child.
Production for the first season was thought up from 1998 to 2000 and produced from 2002 to 2003 Production for the second season was thought up from 2000 to 2003 (the latter year was when it was produced) and the episodes were completed in 2004, oddly in Filipino, so they were redubbed with American accents in 2006 and completed the redubs in 2007. It was originally broadcast as videos before airing on TV in 2005.
- Charles Hubbell as Johnny
- Heidi Fellner as Cali
- Teri Parker-Brown as Maria
- Jim Cunningham as Derek
- Kim Kivens as EJ
- Sabrina Crews as Izzi
- Dave Simmons as Miles (same voice used for Noils in Ewe Know)
- John Farrell as Franklin
- Len Goodman as Professor
The first season consisted of 36 episodes, each focusing on a particular character trait.
Season 1 (2005)
|Overall #||Episode Title||Air Date|
|1||Timely Treats||January 17, 2005|
|3||Moving Forward Together|
|4||Growing Responsible||January 24, 2005|
|5||Red Card To Respect|
|6||The Land of the Odds|
|7||No Rules Allowed||January 31, 2005|
|8||Shop 'Til You Drop|
|9||Center of the Universe|
|10||Slippery Slope||February 7, 2005|
|11||Car Tune Pirates|
|13||Friends in High Places||February 14, 2005|
|15||Sunny Side Up?|
|16||Up from the Depths||February 21, 2005|
|17||Cooler Heads Prevail|
|18||Digging For Gold|
|19||A Mile In Their Tires||February 28, 2005|
|22||Rumors of War||March 7, 2005|
|23||The Price of Freedom|
|24||No Greater Love|
|25||Miles to the Rescue||March 14, 2005|
|26||The Secret Force|
|28||The Secret of Success||March 21, 2005|
|29||The Winning Goal|
|30||Izzi And The Giant|
|31||Road Test For Maturity||March 28, 2005|
|33||A Tidy Plan|
|34||Too Rough Around The Edges||April 4, 2005|
|35||Crowning Car Of The Year|
|36||Friends To The Rescue!|
Season 2 (2006)
Wet Cement completed 27 episodes for the second season.
|Season 2 #||Episode Title||Air Date|
|1||Movie "FX"||January 2, 2006|
|2||The Cobra Canyon Leap|
|4||The Integrity Project||January 9, 2006|
|5||Rising To The Occasion|
|6||The Gift of Golf|
|7||Breaking Par||January 16, 2006|
|10||The Missing Statue||January 23, 2006|
|11||Get the OOMPH!|
|12||A Taxing Problem|
|13||Billy and the Big Horns||January 30, 2006|
|14||Home Sweet Home|
|15||The Quest For Power|
|16||Monster Trap!||February 6, 2006|
|19||Issadora's Box||February 13, 2006|
|21||Breaking New Ground|
|22||Level Thirty-Nine!||February 20, 2006|
|25||COTU Comics||February 27, 2006|
|26||Car Tuned & Ready|
- Model: "Dodge Viper"
Johnny is cool and daring. He loves high speeds and a glossy shine! His best friends are Derek, Cali, Maria, and Miles. He is 12 years old. His favorite thing to do is race to Squeakies Car Wash to get “squeaky clean” and show off his shine.
- Model: "1999 Mercedes-Benz R170"
Cali is, like, the queen of Auto City – or so she'd tell you. She is 16 years old. She hangs out with Johnny and Maria, and if you tell her there's a sale in town, she'd be like totally gone before you could finish your sentence!
- Model: "1974 Morris Mini"
One of the “little cars,” Eric Jacobson "EJ" Mini puts his all into everything he does. He is 6 years old. He tries hard to keep up with the big guys – and wants to be just like Johnny when he grows up. His best friend is his classmate Izzi.
- Model: "1957 BMW Isetta 300"
Issadora (Izzi) is innocent, bright eyed and curious about everything. She is a kid who talks with a light Canadian accent. She is 7 years old. She loves to play with EJ, but can get frustrated at being the littlest and not always able to do what the others can.
- Model: "1950 Citroën 2CV"
Professor's inventions would be world-renowned, except they usually go awry. He is 28 years old. A bit eccentric and very analytical but with a heart of gold that makes him beloved by all.
- Model "1931 Tatra T80"
Old and wise, Franklin has lived a full life, and can – and does – speak from experience to give advice on almost anything. He is 28 years old. He and the Professor are good friends and both act as mentors to the “kids.”
- Model: "1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia"
Miles is the conscience of the group. He is 14 years old. He knows what's right and tries to steer the others in that direction. Miles' maturity gives a balance to the friendship with Johnny and Cali.
- Model: "2003 Jeep Liberty"
With her love of adventure and four-wheeling, Maria is the trailblazer of the group. She is 18 years old. She coaches the little cars' soccer team and has a job at the park. Maria most often pals with Derek.
- Model: "2000 Dodge Ram"
Derek is the biggest and toughest of the group. But looks can be deceiving. He is 19 years old. With his mild manner and gentle spirit, Derek is often the group's peacemaker and mediator.
- Model: "1923 Austin 7"
Fought in the big war with CJ Willy, Franklin, and Mr. Morgan. He lived alone for many years after the war and later reconciled with his friends. He currently is the owner and operator of Elrod's Mini Golf. Elrod is 100 years old.
- Model: 1942 Willys MB
Franklin, Mr. Morgan, and Elrod's drill instructor and sergeant in charge during the great war. His image is cast in bronze as the statue in Memorial Park.
- "Being courageous is doing what you know is right, even when others may be doing wrong. Cars of courage will always take the high road when it comes to tough situations."
- Model: "1934 Triumph Dolomite"
Vaudeville performer who, along with his comedy partner, Dip Stick, teach Miles that enthusiasm is the secret of success.
- Billy was lost in the wilderness at a young age and was raised by Big Horns. When the other cars found him on a camping trip, they brought him back to the City of Auto and learned to see all the wonderful things in their city through new eyes.
- Mr. Morgan is the sports referee.
Auto-B-Good DVDs come in three versions: a retail version for home audiences, an education version used in school classrooms across the country and a Special Edition with Christian music videos featuring the music of Rick Altizer that enhance the positive character lessons with a spiritual application.
In 2009, Rising Star Studios produced six kids' storybooks, written by Phillip Walton. Each is an original story focusing on lessons in trustworthiness, respect, caring, responsibility, citizenship and fairness.
- EJ and the Bully (a lesson in Respect)
- Queen for a Day (a lesson in Fairness)
- Citizen Miles (a lesson in Citizenship)
- Sticking to it! (a lesson in Trustworthiness)
- Mean Ole Crankfender (a lesson in Caring)
- Attack of the Runaway Robot (a lesson in Responsibility)