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|Premiere||February 24, 2003|
|Finale||April 4, 2003|
Animal Jam is a television show produced by the Jim Henson Company in 2003. The show is a wild, music driven, live-action dance show designed to be "interactive," and encourages viewers to get up and dance along with the characters. The show is hosted by Muppet characters Edi and Waffle.
The show premiered on the TLC Network on February 24, 2003, and then moved to the Discovery Kids channel on March 3rd. Thirty episodes were produced, and several have been released on DVD.
Animal Jam uses real-life kids and puppet characters to teach movement and physical skills. Animal Jam hosts, Edi and Waffle, speak directly to the viewers at home and gets them physical active. The episodes consist of several physical themes including walking, flexibility, personal space, balance, jumping, marching, and physical expression. Each episodes has original songs followed by real animal footage that inspire dances and recurring games songs that viewers must follow along.
- Rickey Boyd - Waffle the Cow-Monkey
- Leslie Carrara-Rudolph - Edi the Zebra
- David Maida - Bozark
- John Kennedy - DJ 1
- John Tartaglia - DJ 2
- Andy Stone - DJ 3
- Alison Mork - Additional Puppeteer
- Heather Asch - Puppet Wrangler and Puppet Builder
- Amy Engelhardt, Joe Finetti, Randy Crenshaw - background vocalists
- Creator: John Derevlany
- Executive Producer: John Derevlany, Halle Stanford, David Gumpel
- Co-Executive Producer: Ritamarie Peruggi
- Producer: Brenda White
- Co-Producers: Omar Camacho, Megan Hope-Ross
- Directors: Dean Gordon, David Gumpel, Jimmy Huckaby
- Writers: John Derevlany, Mark Hoffmeier, Mark Palmer, Bradley Zweig
- Puppet Coordinator: John E. Kennedy
- Production Designer: Mark Garner
- Character Design: Ed Eyth, Paul Andrejco
- Project Supervisor & Puppet Costume Designer: Jason Weber
- Supervising Music Producers: Michael and Patricia Silversher
- Choreography Supervised: Halle Stanford
- Production Choreographer: Myles Thoroughgood
- Theme Song: Peter Lurye
- Songs: Michael and Patricia Silversher, Dave Bassett, Amy Powers, Mike Himelstein, John Rosenberg
- Opening Title: Visual Flux
- Taped at The Disney-MGM Studios, Florida