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'''''Abby's Flying Fairy School''''' is a CGI-animated ''[[Sesame Street]]'' segment starring fairy-in-training [[Abby Cadabby]]. Abby goes to Fairy School, learning from [[Mrs. Sparklenose]]. Her class features all new characters: classmates [[Blögg]] and [[Gonnigan]], fairies, trolls, and a part-gerbil part-unicorn called [[Niblet]]. The nine-minute segments focus on rhyme, reasoning, problem-solving, and cooperation. It debuted in [[Season 40 (2009)|season 40]] and ran through [[Season 45 (2014-2015)|season 45]], though [[Season 43 (2012-2013)|season 43]] was the last to feature any new editions.
'''''Abby's Flying Fairy School''''' is a CGI-animated ''[[Sesame Street]]'' segment starring fairy-in-training [[Abby Cadabby]]. Abby goes to Fairy School, learning from [[Mrs. Sparklenose]]. Her class features all new characters: classmates [[Blögg]] and [[Gonnigan]], fairies, trolls, and a part-gerbil part-unicorn called [[Niblet]]. Episodes of the preschool series are eight to nine minutes long and debuted during [[Season 40 (2009)|Season 40]].
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The principal characters in the series were designed by [[Peter De Sève]], whose credits include such animated features as the ''Ice Age'' movies and ''[[Pixar|Finding Nemo]]''. The series is designed and animated by [http://www.speakeasyfx.com/ SpeakeasyFX]. A couple of [[Spot (Abby's Flying Fairy School)|Spot]] sequences were animated by [[Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio]].
The series focuses on rhyme, reasoning, problem-solving, and cooperation.
 
   
The principal characters in the series were designed by [[Peter De Sève]], of the ''Ice Age'' movies, and [[Pixar]]'s ''Finding Nemo'', and ''Ratatouille''. The series is designed and animated by [http://www.speakeasyfx.com/ SpeakeasyFX]. A couple of [[Spot (Abby's Flying Fairy School)|Spot]] sequences were animated by [[Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio]].
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An early concept for the series was to have the Muppet version of Abby board a bus, which transforms her into a CG character.<ref>{{40book|235}}</ref> The segment's theme song was written by [[Tony Geiss]]. It was later re-orchestrated for [[Season 42 (2011-2012)|Season 42]].
   
An early concept for the series was to have the Muppet version of Abby board a bus, which transforms her into a CG character.<ref>{{40book|235}}</ref> The segment's theme song was written by [[Tony Geiss]]. It was later re-orchestrated for [[season 42]].
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In an interview with [[Tough Pigs]], [[Rosita]] said that she wants to visit the school; Abby considers bringing her for show-and-tell. {{youtube|ot4mVTR5e7k}} Abby references attending flying fairy school in [[Episode 4733]], after the segment had been retired.
   
In interviews, [[Rosita]] has said that she wants to visit the school; Abby is considering bringing her for show-and-tell.{{youtube|ot4mVTR5e7k}}
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A digital release, ''Abby's Flying Fairy School: Volume 1'', was released on iTunes in 2015.
   
 
==Segments==
 
==Segments==
 
{| border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=8 valign=top
 
{| border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=8 valign=top
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| colspan="4" | <h3>Season 40</h3>
 
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! Picture !! Title !! First Appearance !! Description
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! Picture !! Title / First Appearance !! Description
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| [[File:AbbyBloggWand01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:AbbyBloggWand01.jpg|250px|center]]
| Niblet's Wand
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| align=center | Niblet's Wand<hr/>[[Episode 4187]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4187]]
 
 
| Abby, Gonnigan and Blögg chase Niblet around the classroom and a crayon drawing to retrieve Blögg's stolen wand.
 
| Abby, Gonnigan and Blögg chase Niblet around the classroom and a crayon drawing to retrieve Blögg's stolen wand.
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| [[File:AbbyPP01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:AbbyPP01.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[Pinocchio]] Process
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| align=center | [[Pinocchio]] Process<hr/>[[Episode 4188]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4188]]
 
 
| Blögg tries to turn his marionette into a real boy, but instead turns himself into a puppet. Mrs. Sparklenose describes the way he can become normal, using "The Pinocchio Process".
 
| Blögg tries to turn his marionette into a real boy, but instead turns himself into a puppet. Mrs. Sparklenose describes the way he can become normal, using "The Pinocchio Process".
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| [[File:AbbyGenie02.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:AbbyGenie02.jpg|250px|center]]
| Genie in a Bottle
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| align=center | Genie in a Bottle<hr/>[[Episode 4189]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4189]]
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| Abby accidentally unleashes [[Gene the Genie]] from his bottle. His bottle, however, does not want to be empty and sucks up anyone near it. {{sketchrelease|video=''[[M is for Mystery]]''}}
| Abby accidentally unleashes [[Gene the Genie]] from his bottle. His bottle, however, does not want to be empty and sucks up anyone near it.
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| [[File:AbbyDance01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:AbbyDance01.jpg|250px|center]]
| Sugar Plum Fairy Day
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| align=center | Sugar Plum Fairy Day<hr/>[[Episode 4190]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4190]]
 
 
| Gonnigan doesn't think he can dance in the dance recital. Mrs. Sparklenose poofs up him some "Sugar Plum Fairy Dance Shoes", which won't stay still for Gonnigan to put them on.
 
| Gonnigan doesn't think he can dance in the dance recital. Mrs. Sparklenose poofs up him some "Sugar Plum Fairy Dance Shoes", which won't stay still for Gonnigan to put them on.
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{{sketchrelease|video=''[[Elmo and Cookie Monster Supersized Fun]]''}}
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|- {{divid|cinderella}}
 
| [[File:AbbyCC01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:AbbyCC01.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[Cinderella]] Challenge
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| align=center | [[Cinderella]] Challenge<hr/>[[Episode 4191]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4191]]
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| The class must participate in the "Cinderella Challenge" to gain their Fairy Godmother wings.<br>''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].'' {{sketchrelease|video=''[[40 Years of Sunny Days]]'', ''[[P Is for Princess]]'', ''[[Fairytale Fun]]''}}
| The class must participate in the "Cinderella Challenge" to gain their Fairy Godmother wings.<br />''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].'' {{sketchrelease|Video: ''[[Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days]]'', ''[[P Is for Princess]]''}}
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| [[File:AbbyFDB02.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:AbbyFDB02.jpg|250px|center]]
| Say Gezundenshniffle
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| align=center | Say Gezundenshniffle<hr/>[[Episode 4197]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4197]]
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| After Blögg accidentally lets loose some Fairy Dust Bunnies, which set off Mrs. Sparklenose's allergic reactions. Her magic sneezes turn her students into various things.<br>''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].''
| After Blögg accidentally lets loose some Fairy Dust Bunnies, which set off Mrs. Sparklenose's allergic reactions. Her magic sneezes turn her students into various things.<br />''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].''
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| [[File:SleepingBloggy01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:SleepingBloggy01.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[Sleeping Beauty|Sleeping Blöggy]]
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| align=center | [[Sleeping Beauty|Sleeping Blöggy]]<hr/>[[Episode 4200]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4200]]
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| Abby brings the Enchanted Apple from ''[[Snow White]]'' in for Show-and-Tell, which Blögg eats and falls into a deep sleep.<br>''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].'' {{sketchrelease|video=''[[P Is for Princess]]''}}
| Abby brings the Enchanted Apple from ''[[Snow White]]'' in for Show-and-Tell, which Blögg eats and falls into a deep sleep.<br />''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].'' {{sketchrelease|Video: ''[[P Is for Princess]]''}}
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| [[File:AbbyBeanstalk01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:AbbyBeanstalk01.jpg|250px|center]]
| Fairies and the Beanstalk
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| align=center | Fairies and the Beanstalk<hr/>[[Episode 4203]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4203]]
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| Gonnigan uses a spell to make his plant grow, which turns it into a [[Jack and the Beanstalk|beanstalk]] and sends [[Peck]] into the sky. They go to the top of it and find a giant. {{sketchrelease|video=''[[Monster Magic]]''}}
| Gonnigan uses a spell to make his plant grow, which turns it into a [[Jack and the Beanstalk|beanstalk]] and sends [[Peck]] into the sky. They go to the top of it and find a giant.
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| [[File:Trolliamsberg01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:Trolliamsberg01.jpg|250px|center]]
| Colonial Trolliamsberg
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| align=center | Colonial Trolliamsberg<hr/>[[Episode 4205]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4205]]
 
 
| The class takes a field trip to Colonial Trolliamsberg, a town populated by trolls. Blögg (being half-troll) tries to hide his fairy wings from the residents, thinking he will be made fun of.
 
| The class takes a field trip to Colonial Trolliamsberg, a town populated by trolls. Blögg (being half-troll) tries to hide his fairy wings from the residents, thinking he will be made fun of.
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| [[File:Macaronisaurus.jpg|250px|center]]
| Call it Macaronisaurus
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| align=center | Call it Macaronisaurus<hr/>[[Episode 4207]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4207]]
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| Blögg makes a large replica dinosaur from macaroni. Using "The Spice of Life", the dinosaur begins to wreak havoc on the classroom.<br>''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].'' {{sketchrelease|video=''[[Arts and Crafts Playdate]]''}}
| Blögg makes a large replica dinosaur from macaroni. Using "The Spice of Life", the dinosaur begins to wreak havoc on the classroom.<br />''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].''
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|[[Image:ToothFairyTest02.jpg|250px|center]]
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| colspan="4" | <h3>Season 41</h3>
| Tooth Fairy Training Class
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| align=center| [[Episode 4213]]
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! Picture !! Title / First Appearance !! Description
| The students learn how to swap the tooth from under a pillow and make it into a coin, but must do it alone when Mrs. Sparklenose is put under a sleeping spell. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| [[Image:ToothFairyTest02.jpg|250px|center]]
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| align=center | Tooth Fairy Training Class<hr/>[[Episode 4213]]
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| The students learn how to swap the tooth from under a pillow and make it into a coin, but must do it alone when Mrs. Sparklenose is put under a sleeping spell.
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''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org|Sesamestreet.org.]]'' {{sketchrelease|online={{Youtube|dmYAbFWLo80}}}}
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|[[Image:AFFSCubby.jpg|250px|center]]
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| [[Image:AFFSCubby.jpg|250px|center]]
| The Cubby Imp
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| align=center | The Cubby Imp<hr/>[[Episode 4214]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4214]]
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| Everyone's stuff is disappearing into the cubbies. It's up to Abby, Blögg and Gonnigan to find [[Art Fishbottom|the Cubby Creature]] and retrieve their stuff.<br>''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].'' {{sketchrelease|video=''[[Learning Rocks]]''}}
| Everyone's stuff is disappearing into the cubbies. It's up to Abby, Blögg and Gonnigan to find [[Art Fishbottom|the Cubby Creature]] and retrieve their stuff.
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|[[Image:AFFSSleep02.jpg|250px|center]]
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| [[Image:AFFSSleep02.jpg|250px|center]]
| Sheepytime
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| align=center | Sheepytime<hr/>[[Episode 4215]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4215]]
 
 
| Abby has a hard time getting to sleep at nap time and conjures some sheep to count, with disastrous results.
 
| Abby has a hard time getting to sleep at nap time and conjures some sheep to count, with disastrous results.
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|[[Image:AFFSLunch01.jpg|250px|center]]
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| colspan="4" | <h3>Season 42</h3>
| Pandora's Lunch Box
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| align=center| [[Episode 4257]]
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! Picture !! Title / First Appearance !! Description
| [[Pandora]]'s Lunchbox is accidentally opened, releasing some giant magical snacks that begin to wreak havoc.
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|[[Image:Super_fairy_epScreenShot.jpg|center|250px]]
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| [[Image:AFFSLunch01.jpg|250px|center]]
| Super Fairy
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| align=center | Pandora's Lunch Box<hr/>[[Episode 4257]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4258]]
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| [[Pandora]]'s Lunchbox is accidentally opened, releasing some giant magical snacks that begin to wreak havoc.<br>''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].''
| Abby conjures up her hero, [[Super Fairy]], to meet her friends. But, she constantly knocks over their tower while trying to make them like her.
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| align=center | Super Fairy<hr/>[[Episode 4258]]
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| Abby conjures up her hero, [[Super Fairy]], to meet her friends. But, she constantly knocks over their tower while trying to make them like her. {{sketchrelease|video=''[[Be a Good Sport]]''}}
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| [[Image:Ep202_screenshot.jpg|center|250px]]
 
| [[Image:Ep202_screenshot.jpg|center|250px]]
| Fly Me to the Goon
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| align=center | Fly Me to the Goon<hr/>[[Episode 4259]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4259]]
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| Abby brings a bunny to class for B Day, but the bunny turns out to be Little Bunny Foo-Foo, who won't stop bopping everyone's heads.
|Abby brings a bunny to class for B Day, but the bunny turns out to be Little Bunny Foo-Foo, who won't stop bopping everyone's heads.
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| [[Image:Ep206_screenshot.jpg|center|250px]]
 
| [[Image:Ep206_screenshot.jpg|center|250px]]
| The Rapunzel Dilemma
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| align=center | The Rapunzel Dilemma<hr/>[[Episode 4260]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4260]]
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| Its picture day in class, and Gonnigan is having a bad hair day. Abby tries using [[Rapunzel]] brand hair gel on him, but it makes his hair grow longer and longer, so they get [[Papino the Pixie|Papino]], a pixie barber, to cut his hair.<br>''This segment was adapted into an interactive game on [[Sesamestreet.org]].'' {{sketchrelease|video=''[[Be a Good Sport]]''}}
|Its picture day in class, and Gonnigan is having a bad hair day. Abby tries using [[Rapunzel]] brand hair gel on him, but it makes his hair grow longer and longer, so they get [[Papino the Pixie|Papino]], a pixie barber, to cut his hair.
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| [[Image:Ep201_screenshot.jpg|center|250px]]
 
| [[Image:Ep201_screenshot.jpg|center|250px]]
| Blögg's Schlubby
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| align=center | Blögg's Schlubby<hr/>[[Episode 4261]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4261]]
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| Blögg's stinky sock comes to life and turns everything that it touches dirty and stinky. So the students conjure up a washing machine to clean it.
|Blögg's stinky sock comes to life and turns everything that it touches dirty and stinky. So the students conjure up a washing machine to clean it.
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| [[Image:Ep205_screenshot.jpg|center|250px]]
 
| [[Image:Ep205_screenshot.jpg|center|250px]]
| Fairy Face the Music
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| align=center | Fairy Face the Music<hr/>[[Episode 4265]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4265]]
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| The students meet [[Morty the Musical Muse]], who helps them learn to play their instruments. {{sketchrelease|video=''[[M is for Mystery]]''}}
| The students meet [[Morty the Musical Muse]], who helps them learn to play their instruments.
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| [[Image:AFFS-Senses01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:AFFS-Senses01.jpg|250px|center]]
| Blögg's Sense of Sludge
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| align=center | Blögg's Sense of Sludge<hr/>[[Episode 4275]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4275]]
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| The gang uses their senses to find Blogg's sludge balls in the ocean. {{sketchrelease|video=''[[Play All Day with Elmo]]''}}
| The gang uses their senses to find Blogg's sludge balls in the ocean.
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| [[Image:AFFS-Opposite01.png|250px|center]]
| Opposite Day
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| align=center | Opposite Day<hr/>[[Episode 4277]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4277]]
 
 
| Blogg enchants himself with an opposite spell, which makes him into a neat, respectable person.
 
| Blogg enchants himself with an opposite spell, which makes him into a neat, respectable person.
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| Henking Day
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! Picture !! Title / First Appearance !! Description
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| align=center | Henking Day<hr/>[[Episode 4301]]
 
| It's Henking Day, a Troll holiday, and the gang tries to find Grandpa Blogg's tree-home.
 
| It's Henking Day, a Troll holiday, and the gang tries to find Grandpa Blogg's tree-home.
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| [[Image:AFFS-Pets02.png|250px|center]]
| Treasure Hunt
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| align=center | Pet Day<hr/>[[Episode 4304]]
| align=center| [[Episode 4305]]
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| The students bring in their pets for a Pet Day competition, making Niblet feel left out. {{sketchrelease|video=''[[Arts and Crafts Playdate]]''}}
| The class joins Captain Hook in a quest for the missing pieces of his treasure.
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| [[Image:AFFS-Pirate01.png|250px|center]]
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| align=center | Treasure Hunt<hr/>[[Episode 4305]]
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| The class joins [[Peter Pan|Captain Hook]] in a quest for the missing pieces of his treasure.
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| [[Image:AFFS-Zoo02.png|250px|center]]
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| align=center | Puckish Pete's Petting Zoo Play-Along<hr/>[[Episode 4307]]
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| The class takes a field trip to a petting zoo where they must complete Puckish Pete's play-along challenge; they must feed a hydra, play with a kraken, and ride a unicorn.<br>''This segment was made during [[Season 42 (2011-2012)|Season 42]]'s production period. A clip of it can be seen in the season 42 highlight reel.''
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| [[Image:AFFS-Pg01.png|250px|center]]
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| align=center | Playground Troll<hr/>[[Episode 4311]]
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| The students meet a troll who threatens to take over the school playground unless they can solve her riddles.
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==Credits==
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[[Image:Abby_cgi_early_promo_shot.gif|thumb|300px|Gonnigan, Abby, and Blögg as Cinderella]]
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*Executive Producer: [[Carol-Lynn Parente]]
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*Coordinating Producer: [[April Coleman|April Chadderdon]]
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*Senior Producer: [[Tim Carter]]
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*Producers: Scott Stewart, [[Melissa Dino]], [[Benjamin Lehmann|Benjamin Lehman]], Ronda Music Lask, [[Christine Walters]]
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*Animation Director: Jan Carlee
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*Head Writer: [[Joey Mazzarino]]
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*Writers: [[Lou Berger]] (2009), [[Annie Evans]], [[Christine Ferraro]], [[Judy Freudberg]] (2009), [[Tony Geiss]] (2009), [[J Milligan]] [[Luis Santeiro]], [[Emily Perl Kingsley]] (2009), [[Ed Valentine]], [[Belinda Ward]]
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*Cast: [[Tyler Bunch]], [[Leslie Carrara-Rudolph]], [[Stephanie D'Abruzzo]] (2011), [[Joey Mazzarino]], [[Jeremy Redleaf]], [[Jessica Stone]]
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*Animation Art Director: [[David Michael Friend]]
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*VFX Supervisor: Andre Zazzera
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*Composers: [[Tony Geiss]], [[Jody Gray]], [[Eric Perlmutter]]
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*Production Design: Rebecca Mount, [[Tom Evans]]
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*Layout: Jesse Cowan, Dean Jones
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*Storyboard Artists: Tom Connor (2009), Abigail Nesbitt, Will Sweeney (2009), Antonio M. Toro (2009), Maurice Fontenot (2011)
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*Animators: Jess Cowan (2009), Jake Kalsbeek, Eileen Kearney, Roman Kobryn (2009), Haokun Liang (2009), Laura Skowronski Nattam, Brad Regier, Kevin Scott, Cesar Tafoya, Paul Wei (2009), Mike Wilson, Kevin Worth, Charlotte Zielinski
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*3D Artists: Sean Cantrell, Edyta Kuciapa, Mitch Lotierzo, Eric Thivierge, James Reid, Steve Palaia, Tinizsi Gadegbeku
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*Sound Effects Editor/Re-Recording Mixer: [[Dick Maitland]], C.A.S.
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*Music Editor: Eric Perlmutter
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*Vice President of Education and Research: [[Rosemarie Truglio|Rosemarie T. Truglio, Ph.D.]]
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*Characters designed by [[Peter De Sève]], [[David Michael Friend]]
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*Special thanks to [[Magnetic Dreams]] (2009), Norman J, Nitrous, Sandblast Productions<ref>''[[Kinect Sesame Street TV]]''. "Season Pass" clips include closing credits.</ref>
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==Merchandise==
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[[Image:ffs ps 1.jpg|thumb|300px|''Abby's Flying Fairy School'' playset, 2012.]]
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[[:Category:Hasbro|Hasbro]] produced an [[Sesame Street Playsets (Hasbro)|Abby's Flying Fairy School Playset]] in 2012. The Playset included Abby and Blögg figures. The magical preschool setting included a cabinet that could make the figures "disappear".
   
 
==See also==
 
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*[http://www.sesameworkshop.org/inside/pressroom/season40/affs Season 40 press kit]
 
*[http://www.sesameworkshop.org/inside/pressroom/season40/affs Season 40 press kit]
 
* Ramin Zahed, "[http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/10480# CG-Animated Abby Cadabby Gets Her Own Show]", ''Animation Magazine'', August 17, 2009.
 
* Ramin Zahed, "[http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/10480# CG-Animated Abby Cadabby Gets Her Own Show]", ''Animation Magazine'', August 17, 2009.
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Latest revision as of 07:13, March 12, 2020

AFFS
Abbys Flying Fairy School.cast

Abby's Flying Fairy School is a CGI-animated Sesame Street segment starring fairy-in-training Abby Cadabby. Abby goes to Fairy School, learning from Mrs. Sparklenose. Her class features all new characters: classmates Blögg and Gonnigan, fairies, trolls, and a part-gerbil part-unicorn called Niblet. The nine-minute segments focus on rhyme, reasoning, problem-solving, and cooperation. It debuted in season 40 and ran through season 45, though season 43 was the last to feature any new editions.

The principal characters in the series were designed by Peter De Sève, whose credits include such animated features as the Ice Age movies and Finding Nemo. The series is designed and animated by SpeakeasyFX. A couple of Spot sequences were animated by Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio.

An early concept for the series was to have the Muppet version of Abby board a bus, which transforms her into a CG character.[1] The segment's theme song was written by Tony Geiss. It was later re-orchestrated for Season 42.

In an interview with Tough Pigs, Rosita said that she wants to visit the school; Abby considers bringing her for show-and-tell. (YouTube) Abby references attending flying fairy school in Episode 4733, after the segment had been retired.

A digital release, Abby's Flying Fairy School: Volume 1, was released on iTunes in 2015.

SegmentsEdit

Season 40

Picture Title / First Appearance Description
AbbyBloggWand01
Niblet's Wand
Episode 4187
Abby, Gonnigan and Blögg chase Niblet around the classroom and a crayon drawing to retrieve Blögg's stolen wand.
AbbyPP01
Pinocchio Process
Episode 4188
Blögg tries to turn his marionette into a real boy, but instead turns himself into a puppet. Mrs. Sparklenose describes the way he can become normal, using "The Pinocchio Process".
AbbyGenie02
Genie in a Bottle
Episode 4189
Abby accidentally unleashes Gene the Genie from his bottle. His bottle, however, does not want to be empty and sucks up anyone near it.
AbbyDance01
Sugar Plum Fairy Day
Episode 4190
Gonnigan doesn't think he can dance in the dance recital. Mrs. Sparklenose poofs up him some "Sugar Plum Fairy Dance Shoes", which won't stay still for Gonnigan to put them on.
AbbyCC01
Cinderella Challenge
Episode 4191
The class must participate in the "Cinderella Challenge" to gain their Fairy Godmother wings.
This segment was adapted into an interactive game on Sesamestreet.org.
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Say Gezundenshniffle
Episode 4197
After Blögg accidentally lets loose some Fairy Dust Bunnies, which set off Mrs. Sparklenose's allergic reactions. Her magic sneezes turn her students into various things.
This segment was adapted into an interactive game on Sesamestreet.org.
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Sleeping Blöggy
Episode 4200
Abby brings the Enchanted Apple from Snow White in for Show-and-Tell, which Blögg eats and falls into a deep sleep.
This segment was adapted into an interactive game on Sesamestreet.org.
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Fairies and the Beanstalk
Episode 4203
Gonnigan uses a spell to make his plant grow, which turns it into a beanstalk and sends Peck into the sky. They go to the top of it and find a giant.
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Colonial Trolliamsberg
Episode 4205
The class takes a field trip to Colonial Trolliamsberg, a town populated by trolls. Blögg (being half-troll) tries to hide his fairy wings from the residents, thinking he will be made fun of.
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Call it Macaronisaurus
Episode 4207
Blögg makes a large replica dinosaur from macaroni. Using "The Spice of Life", the dinosaur begins to wreak havoc on the classroom.
This segment was adapted into an interactive game on Sesamestreet.org.

Season 41

Picture Title / First Appearance Description
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Tooth Fairy Training Class
Episode 4213
The students learn how to swap the tooth from under a pillow and make it into a coin, but must do it alone when Mrs. Sparklenose is put under a sleeping spell.

This segment was adapted into an interactive game on Sesamestreet.org.

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The Cubby Imp
Episode 4214
Everyone's stuff is disappearing into the cubbies. It's up to Abby, Blögg and Gonnigan to find the Cubby Creature and retrieve their stuff.
This segment was adapted into an interactive game on Sesamestreet.org.
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Sheepytime
Episode 4215
Abby has a hard time getting to sleep at nap time and conjures some sheep to count, with disastrous results.

Season 42

Picture Title / First Appearance Description
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Pandora's Lunch Box
Episode 4257
Pandora's Lunchbox is accidentally opened, releasing some giant magical snacks that begin to wreak havoc.
This segment was adapted into an interactive game on Sesamestreet.org.
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Super Fairy
Episode 4258
Abby conjures up her hero, Super Fairy, to meet her friends. But, she constantly knocks over their tower while trying to make them like her.
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Fly Me to the Goon
Episode 4259
Abby brings a bunny to class for B Day, but the bunny turns out to be Little Bunny Foo-Foo, who won't stop bopping everyone's heads.
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The Rapunzel Dilemma
Episode 4260
Its picture day in class, and Gonnigan is having a bad hair day. Abby tries using Rapunzel brand hair gel on him, but it makes his hair grow longer and longer, so they get Papino, a pixie barber, to cut his hair.
This segment was adapted into an interactive game on Sesamestreet.org.
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Blögg's Schlubby
Episode 4261
Blögg's stinky sock comes to life and turns everything that it touches dirty and stinky. So the students conjure up a washing machine to clean it.
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Fairy Face the Music
Episode 4265
The students meet Morty the Musical Muse, who helps them learn to play their instruments.
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Blögg's Sense of Sludge
Episode 4275
The gang uses their senses to find Blogg's sludge balls in the ocean.
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Opposite Day
Episode 4277
Blogg enchants himself with an opposite spell, which makes him into a neat, respectable person.

Season 43

Picture Title / First Appearance Description
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Henking Day
Episode 4301
It's Henking Day, a Troll holiday, and the gang tries to find Grandpa Blogg's tree-home.
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Pet Day
Episode 4304
The students bring in their pets for a Pet Day competition, making Niblet feel left out.
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Treasure Hunt
Episode 4305
The class joins Captain Hook in a quest for the missing pieces of his treasure.
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Puckish Pete's Petting Zoo Play-Along
Episode 4307
The class takes a field trip to a petting zoo where they must complete Puckish Pete's play-along challenge; they must feed a hydra, play with a kraken, and ride a unicorn.
This segment was made during Season 42's production period. A clip of it can be seen in the season 42 highlight reel.
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Playground Troll
Episode 4311
The students meet a troll who threatens to take over the school playground unless they can solve her riddles.

CreditsEdit

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Gonnigan, Abby, and Blögg as Cinderella

MerchandiseEdit

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Abby's Flying Fairy School playset, 2012.

Hasbro produced an Abby's Flying Fairy School Playset in 2012. The Playset included Abby and Blögg figures. The magical preschool setting included a cabinet that could make the figures "disappear".

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, page 235
  2. Kinect Sesame Street TV. "Season Pass" clips include closing credits.

External linksEdit

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