Eureeka's Castle

Eureeka's Castle
Genre Children's
Created by
Written by R.L. Stine (head writer)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes
  • 147 (total amount of episodes)
  • 87 (hour-long episodes)
  • 52 (half-hour episodes)
  • 3 (half-hour specials)
Executive producer(s) Kit Laybourne
  • Kathleen Minton
  • Michael Holman (1989–1991)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time
  • 50-52 minutes (hour-long episodes)
  • 25-27 minutes (half-hour episodes)
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release September 4, 1989 (1989-09-04) – June 30, 1995 (1995-06-30)

Eureeka's Castle is an American children's television series created by Judy Katschke and R.L. Stine. It aired on Nickelodeon from September 4, 1989 to June 30, 1995.


Bob Stine, better known for his children's horror novels written under the pen name R.L. Stine, co-created the show with Judy Katschke and was the head writer.

The puppet design and construction for the characters were done at 3/Design Studio where the puppets were built by James Kroupa, John Orberg, Kip Rathke and Matt Stoddart


The show follows various puppet characters (in the style of Sesame Street), including Eureeka, a sorceress-in-training. Eureeka and her friends live in a wind-up castle music box owned by a friendly giant. Other characters include Magellan the dragon, Bogge and Quagmire, Batley the bat, and Mr. Knack. There are also various appearing creatures such as mice, singing fish statues called the Fishtones, Magellan's pets Cooey and the Slurms and Batley's pet spider, Webster.

Also featured were animated segments such as the Weston Woods Studios films based on popular children's books, live-action short films, and UK imports such as Roobarb, The Shoe People, and Gran.

The show was originally broadcast on Nick Jr., and several years later, the show was picked up by Noggin, and aired from 1999 to 2002.



Additional puppeteers

VHS release

Several episodes of Eureeka's Castle were released on VHS first by Sony Wonder from 1995 to 1996 and redistributed by Paramount Home Video in 1997.


In 1990, Eureeka's Castle won an Ace Award for best children's program.[1][2]



  1. Hedegaard, Erik (1990-09-07). "Hand-to-Hand Comedy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  2. "Eureeka's Castle: Sing Along with Eureeka". Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  3. Stein, R.L. "I'm R.L. Stine and it's my job to terrify kids. Ask me anything!". Reddit. Reddit. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
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