In the original series, Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated program with his colleague Wendy, various neighbors and friends, and their crew of anthropomorphize work-vehicles. All episodes were produced by HiT Entertainment.
Bob the Builder was nominated in the BAFTA "Preschool animation" category from 1999 to 2009, and won the "Children's Animation" category in 2003 for the special episode "A Christmas to Remember". Of the show's success, Sarah Ball said:
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||November 28, 1998||February 21, 1999|
|2||13||June 4, 1999||August, 27, 1999|
|3||13||December 24, 1999||April 1, 2000|
|4||13||September 12, 2000||December 5, 2000|
|5||13||January 6, 2001||March 31, 2001|
|6||13||October 6, 2001||December 29, 2001|
|7||13||January 21, 2002||April 15, 2002|
|8||13||September 17, 2002||December 10, 2002|
|9||13||February 4, 2003||May 9, 2003|
NOTE: For US dates see here
- Bob Ndertuesi (Albanian)
- Bwb'albina' (Arabic)
- Usta Bob (Azerbaijani)
- Bob o Construtor (Brazilian Portuguese)
- Bob y sus amigos (Castilian Spanish)
- Bob el Manetes (Catalan)
- Graditelji Bob (Croatian)
- Borek stavitel (Czech)
- Byggemand Bob (Danish)
- Bob de Bouwer (Dutch)
- Bob o Construtor (European Portuguese)
- Puuha-Pete (Finnish)
- Bob le Bricoleur (French)
- Bob der Baumeister (German)
- Bob o Mastoras (Greek)
- Boba Bandai (Hebrew)
- Bob da Bildar (Hindi)
- Bob a mester (Hungarian)
- Bubbi Byggir (Icelandic)
- Bob L'aggiustattuto (Italian)
- Boreta Bobu (Japanese)
- Bob el Constructor (Latin Spanish)
- Bob the Builder (Malaysian)
- Byggmester Bob (Norwegian)
- Bob Budowniczy (Polish)
- Bob Constructorul (Romanian)
- Bob Stroitel (Russian)
- Calum Clachair (Scottish Gaelic)
- Majstor Bob (Serbian)
- Mojster Miha (Slovenian)
- Byggare Bob (Swedish)
- Bob de Boumaa (Swiss German)
- Bob Usta (Turkish)
- Bob y Bildar (Welsh)
- Seasons 1-4 are available in complete series DVDs. Seasons 5 - 9 are still uncompleted.
- This series is the only series to have the original music soundtrack before Project: Build It features new musics beginning with Bob's Big Plan in Series 10 - 16.
- Seasons 1-7 premiered on Nick Jr. in the US between 2001-03 while Seasons 8-9 premiered on PBS in early 2005. It is unknown why they didn't premier on Nick Jr. in 2004.
- Canada aired both dubs of the show. The US dub was shown on Treehouse TV and the UK dub was shown on Canada's BBC Kids.
- It is possible there was no season in 2004 due to the switch of production to Project Build It.
- Unlike the UK, most of the voices from the US dub changed throughout Project Build It and Ready Steady Build, with Bob, Dizzy, Roley, Lofty, Spud, Mr. Bentley, Farmer Pickles, Scoop, and other characters getting new voice-actors and actresses (with the exception of Wendy) after the end of main series from the original show ended and the Snowed Under movie leading up to the Project: Build It with the introduction of Scrambler. It is unknown why most of the original voices from the US dub either got replaced or why they left.
|Project: Build It|
|Ready, Steady, Build!|