Rusty Rivets

Rusty Rivets
Genre Children's comedy[1]
Created by Joshua Fisher
Michael O'Hare
Directed by Brad Ferguson
Voices of Kyle Harrison Breitkopf
Ava Preston
Rob Tinkler
Julie Lemieux
Ron Pardo
Theme music composer Peter Zizzo
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26[3]
Executive producer(s) Ronnen Harary
Laura Clunie
Producer(s) Bart Jennett
David Sharples
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Spin Master
Arc Productions (Jam Filled Toronto)
Original network Treehouse (Canada)
Nickelodeon (U.S.)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Surround
Original release November 8, 2016 – present
External links

Rusty Rivets is a Canadian animated television series produced by Spin Master Entertainment for Nickelodeon.[4] Inspired by elements of the maker culture, it follows the adventures of a young inventor named Rusty and his team of customized robots.[5][6]


A boy named Rusty uses his knowledge of engineering to repurpose machine parts and create gadgets. He lives in the city of Sparkton Hills along with his best friend Ruby, a robotic tyrannosaurid named Botasaur, and a group of smaller robots known as the Bits. The show highlights a variety of concepts related to basic science and technology.[7][8]



The series' first season will consist of 26 episodes.[9][10]

Season 1 (2016)

No. Title[1] Directed by Written by U.S. air date[1] Canadian air date Production
U.S. viewers
1a"Rusty's Rex Rescue"TBATBANovember 8, 2016TBA101N/A
1b"Rusty's Park N' Fly"TBATBANovember 8, 2016TBA101N/A
2a"Rusty Digs In"TBATBANovember 9, 2016TBA107N/A
2b"Rusty's Brave Cave Save"TBATBANovember 9, 2016TBA107N/A
3a"Rusty Dives In"TBATBANovember 10, 2016TBA105N/A
3b"Rusty's Big Top Trouble"TBATBANovember 10, 2016TBA105N/A
4a"Rusty Marks the Spot"TBATBANovember 11, 2016TBA106N/A
4b"Rusty's Bits on the Fritz"TBATBANovember 11, 2016TBA106N/A
5a"Rusty's Bit in the Woods"TBATBANovember 15, 2016TBA1090.92[11]
5b"Rusty's Stuffy Toughy"TBATBANovember 15, 2016TBA1090.92[11]
6a"Rusty Goes Bananas"TBATBANovember 17, 2016TBA1080.71[12]
6b"Rusty's Night Lights"TBATBANovember 17, 2016TBA1080.71[12]
7a"Rusty's Ski Trip Blip"TBATBADecember 9, 2016TBATBATBD
7b"Rusty and the Camp Bandit"TBATBADecember 9, 2016TBATBATBD


Rusty Rivets began development in late 2014.[13] The concept was originally pitched to Guru Studio, which ultimately chose not to develop the show. The first season was produced in accordance with Spin Master's policy to work on 1-2 television programs a year.[14] It is Spin Master's sixth animated television venture.[15]

Most of the first season's episodes were animated by Arc Productions in Toronto, Ontario. The studio closed on August 2, 2016, but its assets have been sold to the Ottawa-based company Jam Filled Entertainment, and the business reopened on August 22, 2016 as Jam Filled Toronto.[16]


The series was announced at Nickelodeon's upfront presentation in New York City on March 2, 2016.[17] It was originally slated to premiere in the United States on August 22, 2016,[18][19] but it did not. The first season will air on Treehouse TV in Canada throughout fall 2016.[20][21] Spin Master will distribute the series and its product line globally.[22]

On June 11, 2016, the first episode was released to Amazon Video as a free preview.[23] The same episode was released to Nickelodeon's mobile platforms on June 20, 2016.[24][25]


Spin Master has announced that it will distribute a line of toys based on the program. The company plans to release them in fall 2017.[26]


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  26. "Spin Master Brings Play to Life with New Programming, Licensed Products for 2016". PR Newswire. Cision Inc. June 22, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
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