Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder is a British children's show started by Keith Chapman. Originally made in stop-motion, the show focuses on the construction projects of Bob, a prime contractor, his assistant Wendy, and his team of anthropomorphised machines. The show's theme song, called Can we fix it?, received a high Christmas rating in Great Britain. The name was later used by Barack Obama. In 2010, a third series series, titled Ready, Steady, Build!, was made with CGI animation instead of stop-motion. In 2014, Bob the Builder was revamped by Mattel, causing negative responses from fans. The new series has entirely abandoned claymation for computer generation.
- Bob - (voiced by Neil Morrisey) is the titular protagonist of the show. He is a prime contractor.
- Wendy- (voiced by Kate Harbour) Bob's assistant.
- Scoop - (voiced by Rob Rackstraw) is a yellow backhoe. He acts as the leader of Bob's construction vehicles. In the Swedish and Polish versions of the show, he is a female character.
- Muck - (voiced by Rob Rackstraw) is a red dump truck. He likes to get dirty and is scared of the dark. He is female in the American version of the show.
- Lofty - (voiced by Neil Morrisey) is a blue crane. He is the only character not to have a grill for a mouth. He is timid and says "er" before he speaks.
- Roley - (voiced by Rob Rackstraw) a green steam roller. He is female in the Swedish version of the show.
- Dizzy - (voiced by Kate Harbour) an orange cement mixer and the only female character in the British version. She is also the youngest machine.
- Pilchard - (voiced by Kate Harbour) Bob's turquoise cat.
- Farmer Pickles (voiced by Neil Morrisey) - a farmer and a friend of Bob's.
- Spud - (voiced by Rob Rackstraw) is a scarecrow. He tries to help out but often gets himself into trouble.
- Travis - (voiced by Rob Rackstraw) is a cyan tractor.
The show has been criticized for technical errors. In response, Bob was later depicted in safety ware.