The World of Teddy Ruxpin

Adventure Series

"Lost in Boggley Woods"

Teddy and His Friends Meet the Wogglies.

Production Number
  • 26
  • Chronological Order
  • 22

  • Story By
  • Will Ryan
  • Treatment By
  • Lenny Levitt
  • Illustrated By
  • David High
  • Russell Hicks
  • Douglas McCarthy
  • Allyn Conley/Gorniak
  • Julie Ann Armstrong
  • Lorann Drowner
  • Rivka
  • Matthew Bates
  • Fay Whitemountain
  • Marilyn Gage
  • Art Directors
  • Ken Forsse
  • David High
  • Music Composer/Producer
  • George Wilkins
  • Lyrics
  • Will Ryan
  • Production Supervisors
  • Don Reidel
  • Bill Barber
  • Director
  • Don Riedel
  • Script Coordinator
  • Mary Becker
  • Story Editor
  • Mary Becker
  • Technical Director
  • Bardley Hartman
  • Sound Engineer
  • Bradley Hartman
  • Sound Effects
  • Zound FX
  • Animation Programming
  • Tom Eure
  • George Ryan
  • Musicians
  • Ray Colcord (Synthesizer Orchestration)
  • Ernest Eugene McDaniel
  • Sol Gubin
  • Laurence Juber
  • Voices
  • Phil Baron
  • Will Ryan
  • Tony Pope
  • Russi Taylor
  • Lynn Langham
  • Bill Barber
  • With Special Thanks to the Entire Alchemy II Staff


    All those colors! There must be millions of ‘em!

    Overview

    “Lost in Boggley Woods” is a story from the World of Teddy Ruxpin Adventure Series. It was released for the Worlds of Wonder and Playskool Teddy Ruxpin talking toys. The story introduces the Wogglies who live in Boggley Woods, a species who speak in rhyme.

    Back to top

    Value

    “This story shows the value of making new friends.”

    Back to top

    Summary

    When they venture into Boggley Woods to paint pictures of the trees, Teddy, Grubby, and Gimmick stumble onto the legendary Boggleberry Tree whose leaves constantly change color. The tree also provides a home for the Wogglies: tiny, furry creatures that hop about and talk in rhyme.

    Back to top

    Synopsis

    The story begins with Teddy, Grubby and Gimmick taking a hike through Boggley Woods. Once they’ve journeyed far enough in, Gimmick surprises them, having brough paper and paints so they can each paint pictures of the colorful trees in the wood. Grubby is quickly overwhelmed by the myriad colors on the leaves of the trees. Teddy and Gimmick explain that all of the colors derive from mixing the three primary colors (“Red And Yellow And Blue”).

    The trio head off in separate directions to find different trees to paint. They agree to meet back by the big tree with bright blue leaves. However, when Gimmick comes back the way he came, the tree has apparently disappeared. All he can find is a big tree with bright yellow leaves. As he heads off in search of the blue-leaved tree, he begins to hear what sounds like giggling from the woods around him.

    Meanwhile, Grubby also tries to find his way back, but can only find a big tree with bright red leaves. He also claims to be hearing giggles from the woods.

    Finally, Teddy returns only to find a big tree with bright purple leaves. He continues searching for Grubby and Gimmick. When he wanders aloud which way he should go, three voices respond from the surrounding woods. None are sure which way to go, and each is talking in rhyme, before giggling in unison.

    Teddy asks who is talking, but the voices all deny it--again, in rhyme--and giggle again. They seem to be coming from the big tree with purple leaves.

    Or rather, the leaves had been purple. Now, they were orange!

    When asked if anyone is in that tree, the voices all reply, “No!” The noise brings Grubby and Gimmick to the spot, where they inquire who Teddy is speaking to. Again, the voices all deny that it’s them, leaving Teddy to assume he has found a talking tree: an assumption that causes another cacophony of laughter from the group of voices.

    Gimmick deduces that they’ve found the legendary Boggleberry Tree, which is purported to be the home of the Wogglies. Though he’s never seen them himself, Gimmick teaches Teddy and Grubby a special call to lure the Wogglies out of hiding. They repeat the call after him, and suddenly the little Wogglies appear from the tree.

    One of the Wogglies, Gramps, introduces himself to Teddy. The rest of the Wogglies introduce themselves as well, and explain that they’ve lived in the Boggleberry Tree for generations.

    It’s Gimmick who realizes that this is why they couldn’t find the big tree with bright blue leaves: because this is the big tree they were looking for, only the leaves are a different color. As they watch, the leaves begin to change color again right before their eyes.

    The Wogglies love living in Boggley Woods, and though they don’t get many visitors, it provides plenty of space for them to leap about on their big feet, such as for Wiggs, their best jumper. The Wogglies begin to swing from the branches of the Boggleberry Tree, and the trio join them (“The Wogglies of Boggley Woods”.)

    Gramps explains that Wogglies and Fobs are distant cousins. He points out some of their differences, such as the size of their feet and their large ears. Each branch of the Woggly family tree live on a branch of the Boggleberry Tree itself, feasting on its Boggleberries.

    As evening draws near, Teddy, Grubby, and Gimmick bid farewell to the Wogglies, bestowing on them the gift of the paintings they’ve done of the trees of Boggley Woods. In return, the Wogglies agree to lead them out of the woods.

    Teddy wishes they could’ve produced a painting of the Boggleberry Tree itself, but Gimmick insists that’s scientifically impossible, since the tree constantly changes color. However, Gramps suggests that if they produce a paint containing one of the leaves of the Boggleberry Tree, the paint will change color as the leaves do.

    Gimmick is able to produce this at home, naming the paint “Woggle Boggle”, which contains, at its base, the three primary colors (“Red And Yellow And Blue (Reprise)”).

    Back to top

    Songs

    Back to top

    Trivia

    Back to top