|Mighty Bug 5|
|Genre:||Children's television series|
|Created by:|| Jonny Belt|
|Directed by:||Mark Salisbury|
|Creative director(s):||Michael Lennicx|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons:||1|
|No. of episodes:||6|
|Executive producer(s):|| Jonny Belt|
|Editor(s):||David "Duke" Burger|
|Running time:||3 minutes|
|Production company(s):|| Nickelodeon Productions|
Peach Nova Productions
|Original run:||September 23 – October 1, 2005|
|Related shows:||Bubble Guppies|
Mighty Bug 5 is an American short-form children's television series originally airing on Nickelodeon as part of the Nick Jr. block. The series premiered on September 23, 2005, and ended on October 1, 2005.
- Jason (Mighty Bug) – A blue beetle whose superhero identity, Mighty Bug, gives the team its name. His superpower is "mighty vision."
- Antny (Super Antny) – A small purple ant whose superhero ability is the "power to grow."
- Lizzy (Invisilizzy) – An orange honeybee who can become invisible.
- Catybug (Go Girl) – A ladybug with a jet pack, enabling her to fly at high speeds.
- Parnell – A timid earthworm with excellent driving skills. His superhero name is the same as his true identity.
- Mr. Bigsnail – An enormous garden snail with a deep voice. He sends the Mighty Bug 5 on missions.
Six episodes of the series were produced. Only five aired on television, with the pilot left unaired.
- Pilot – A "pinch bug" disturbs bugs all over Yardley.
- The Litterbug Blast – A villain known as "The Litterbug" throws garbage across Yardley.
- Mighty Big Bridge – The captain of a party boat needs help fixing a broken bridge.
- Police Chief Birthday – The sheriff of Yardley's police force celebrates his birthday.
- Rhinoceros Beetle – A purple rhinoceros beetle blocks a tunnel, causing a traffic jam.
- Noisy Robot – A professor builds a giant insect-like robot, but cannot turn it off.
A digital game on NickJr.com titled "The Litterbug's Grime Spree" was released in 2005, based on the series' first official episode, "The Litterbug Blast." Players of the game must follow the Litterbug across various locations in Yardley, such as the beach and playground, to pick up garbage he leaves behind. Mr. Bigsnail guides players through the game's controls.
From 2005 until 2007, NickJr.com allowed members of the site to send an animated e-card based on Mighty Bug 5 to others via email.
Activities such as printable coloring pages of the characters were also available on NickJr.com while the series was airing.
- ↑ "About Mighty Bug 5" . NickJr.com (July 14, 2007). Archived from the original on July 14, 2007. Retrieved on December 11, 2016.
- ↑ Animation Insider (July 1, 2014). "Mark Salisbury" . Animation Insider. Retrieved on December 11, 2016.
- ↑ David Burger. "DBurgerResume.pdf" . DukeDavidBurger.com. Retrieved on December 11, 2016.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Nick Jr. - Mighty Bug 5" . NickJr.com (September 23, 2005). Archived from the original on September 23, 2005. Retrieved on December 11, 2016.
- ↑ "Mighty Bug 5 "The Pinch Bug" Storyboard" . Bob Cavin III (October 1, 2003). Retrieved on December 11, 2016.
- ↑ "NickJr.com Game "Mighty Bug 5 The Litterbug's Grime Spree"" . NickJr.com (September 24, 2005). Archived from the original on September 24, 2005. Retrieved on December 11, 2016.
- ↑ "Nick Jr. E-Cards Mighty Bug 5" . NickJr.com (November 29, 2005). Archived from the original on November 29, 2005. Retrieved on December 11, 2016.