|Directed by||Brad Ferguson|
Kyle Harrison Breitkopf|
|Theme music composer||Peter Zizzo|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||22 minutes|
Arc Productions (Jam Filled Toronto)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||November 8, 2016 – present|
Rusty Rivets is a Canadian animated television series produced by Spin Master Entertainment for Nickelodeon. Inspired by elements of the maker culture, it follows the adventures of a young inventor named Rusty and his team of customized robots.
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.
- Rusty (voiced by Kyle Harrison Breitkopf) - A ten-year-old engineer. He has his own mobile laboratory, which is based in a recycling yard.
- Ruby (voiced by Ava Preston) - Rusty's best friend, who normally carries a tablet computer that she uses to call the Bits into action.
- Ray (voiced by Robert Tinkler) - A small, red-colored member of the Bits with a single eye that functions as a flashlight.
- Whirly (voiced by Julie Lemieux) - A pink Bit who resembles a hummingbird. She has a pair of wings and a propeller on her head.
- Crush (voiced by Julie Lemieux) - An orange Bit made from a clamp, who can crush and hold small objects.
- Jack (voiced by Ron Pardo) - A relentlessly obedient, cube-shaped Bit who can lift and transport objects using his forklift-like arms.
- Botasaur (voiced by Robert Tinkler) - The tallest member of Rusty's team, modeled after Tyrannosaurus rex.
- Bytes (voiced by Robert Tinkler) - Rusty's robotic dog, who communicates by barking. He generally does not take part in missions.
Season 1 (2016)
Rusty Rivets began development in late 2014. 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. It is Spin Master's sixth animated television venture.
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.
The series was announced at Nickelodeon's upfront presentation in New York City on March 2, 2016. It was originally slated to premiere in the United States on August 22, 2016, but it did not. The first season will air on Treehouse TV in Canada throughout fall 2016. Spin Master will distribute the series and its product line globally.
On June 11, 2016, the first episode was released to Amazon Video as a free preview. The same episode was released to Nickelodeon's mobile platforms on June 20, 2016.
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