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Johnny and the Sprites is an American children's musical television series aired on Playhouse Disney.

The show broadcasted on October 9, 2005 with five 5-minute episodes, which continually play on the Disney Channel's programming. However, due to extremely positive audience reaction, the show was renewed for thirteen half-hour shows for 2007.

As of March 23, 2012, Johnny and the Sprites aired reruns on Disney Junior as SOAPnet's replacement.

The show had one album of songs released.

The show is notable for featuring as guests a number of actors/actresses who once performed alongside show star John Tartaglia in the Tony Award-winning play Avenue Q, as well as songs/music written and composed by popular Broadway songwriters and composers, such as Stephen Schwartz. As a friend, Tartaglia shared the idea for the program with Schwartz prior to its creation.[1]


The show follows main character Johnny (a songwriter), as he moves into a house given to him by his great-uncle. There, he discovers little magical creatures simply known as "sprites", who introduce him to their fantasy world. In return, Johnny shows the sprites what it's like to be human, often teaching them (and the viewer) an important life lesson.


Main article: Johnny and the Sprites episode list


  • Lily and Root do not appear in the Shorts; only Ginger and Basil appear.


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Johnny and the SpritesMusic album
Johnny • Tina • Gwen • Ginger • Basil • Lily • Root • Sage • Seymour • Fuzzies
Shorts: "Who's on First?" • "Laugh, Basil, Laugh" • "Leave a Little Lettuce" • "Yes You Can!" • "Waiting for the Stars"

Season One: "Turbo-Car Johnny" • "Ginger's Antenna Dilemma" • "Root's Dadoots" • "The Rare Nospotalotacus" • "Johnny's Sister Tina" • "Spritesgiving!" • "The Sprites and the What?" • "Doctor Basil" • "Ginger Listens" • "Aloha Johnny" • "Seymour's Guest" • "Root of Passage" • "The Sprites Sleepover" • "Seymour the Sleuth" • "Spring Tuning" • "Where's the Water, Lily?" • "Ginger and the Shell" • "Fuzzies' Day Off" • "Basil's Band" • "The Sprites Rule" • "Ginger's Grounded" • "Baby Johnny" • "Laugh Sprites, Laugh" • "Hola Lily" • "Very Spritely Holiday" • "Sprites Snow Day"
Season Two: "Gween Meets the Sprites" • "A Biddow for Root" • "The Bridge Troll" • "This Is Your Life, Johnny!" • "Johnny the Mud Troll" • "Helpful Basil" • "Johnny and the Love Bug" • "The Twenty-Foot Root" • "The Sprites Plan a Party" • "Basil and the Magic Watermelon" • "Root and the Tickle Troll" • "Ginger Goes for the Glory" • "Lily's Hair" • "Ginger and the Cloud" • "A Johnny for Everyone" • "Lily and the Frog Princess" • "Johnny's Not Invited" • "Basil and the Beanstalk" • "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove" • "Seymour's New Home" • "Johnny and the Sprites Shrink" • "Johnny's Gotta Dance" • "Johnny's Troll Trouble" • "Basil the Dogsitter" • "Johnny Helps Mother Nature" • "The Sprites Grow a Rainbow"

Series: Johnny and the Sprites Theme SongHeads Up

Shorts: One Good TurnMake Someone LaughLeave a Little LettuceThe Things You Can DoWaiting for the Stars
Season One: I Just Can't Get EnoughMuddle in the PuddleThere's Nobody Quite Like YouWhat a Surprise!It All Adds Up to My SisterHow it WorksAll You Have to Do is AskGit Along Little SpritesThrough the PortalFeelin' "Grove"-yTime to Wake UpThat's What Friends DoRules are Made for a ReasonSo Many Ways to Say "Hello"Brightly ShiningTil You Try Out Something New
Season Two: A New FriendNot My BiddowA Good SongGive It a TryBad Day to Be a Mud TrollI Believe in You, BasilThe Right SizeIt's Party TimeThe Tickle TrollPlay With MeI Wanna Be MeWelcome to Grotto's GroveEverything Must GoA Giant WorldFollow Me