Jim Henson's The Hoobs

Jim Henson's The Hoobs

The Hoobs: HubbaHubba (Blue), Roma (Orange), Tula (Pink), Iver (Purple) and Groove(Green)
Starring See below
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 250
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) The Jim Henson Company
Decode Entertainment
Original network Channel 4
Picture format 16:9
Original release 15 January 2001 – 13 June 2003

The Hoobs is a British/American/Canadian BAFTA-winning[1] children's television programme created and produced by The Jim Henson Company and Decode Entertainment.


In the United Kingdom, it is a regular feature in early morning schedules. The show is made in the UK, as are many other Jim Henson Company productions. It was commissioned for Channel 4, and was shown at around the times of 6:00am to 7:00am, when the show started. It has also been shown for other countries, including North America (repeats formerly airing on Sprout) and Australia (airing on both ABC and ABC2 from 4 February 2002 to 2 July 2011) It also airs on RTEjr from November 2014-present)


It stars five creatures called Hoobs (Hubba Hubba, Iver, Groove, Tula, and Roma) from the fictional Hoobland, and their interactions with Earth and the human race. In each episode, they try to find the answer to a question to be put in the great Hoobopaedia created by Hubba Hubba, back in Hoobland, in hopes of learning all there is to know. Hubba Hubba remains in Hoobland to await the report from the other Hoobs; Iver, Groove, and Tula live in the Hoobmobile; and Roma travels to all parts of the world. The five creatures are puppets, but the show also includes some animated sequences as well as live motion of human children who explain concepts to the Hoobs.



Series 1 (2001)

Series 2 (2002)

Series 3 (2003)


A typical episode format involves:


United States VHS and DVD

United Kingdom VHS and DVD

Australia VHS and DVD

Video game

A video game based on the show was released for the PlayStation in 2002, Developed by Runecraft and published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.


External links

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