JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES: MEET THE SPRITES
BY KEVIN CARR
What began as a cute little interstitial program on Playhouse Disney has become a cute and loveable show for preschoolers. “Johnny and the Sprites” follows Johnny and his magical friends in Grotto’s Grove. His friends are sprites, magical nature creatures, and they help him learn lessons and have fun.
While these aren’t Muppets, they have that same flavor and character. The Sprites have fun with Johnny, featuring mischief and music. Like any good preschool programming, there’s lessons to be learned, and it’s all presented in a friendly, harmonious atmosphere.
The first DVD release of the series is “Johnny and the Sprites: Meet the Sprites. It features six episodes from Playhouse Disney, taking on such issues as being different, defeating the hiccups and keeping promises. It’s a well-designed series that teaches respect and love, building a foundation of life-long lessons without being too preachy.
The DVD comes with a sing-along section with Johnny and the Sprites, as well as five original shorts featuring the Sprites.