Ridley Jones

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Ridley Jones
Ridley Jones poster.jpg
Season 1 promotional poster
GenrePreschool
Adventure
Musical
Fantasy
Comedy drama
Created byChris Nee[1]
Directed by
  • John Musumeci
  • Rob Byrne
Voices of
  • Iara Nemirovsky
  • Iris Menas
  • Tyler Shamy
  • Ashlyn Madden
Theme music composer
  • Chris Nee
  • Christopher Dimond
  • Michael Kooman
Composers
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Ireland
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes20 (38 segments)
Production
Executive producers
  • Chris Nee
  • For Brown Bag Films:
  • Cathal Gaffney
  • Darragh O'Connell
Producers
  • Theresa Mayer
  • PeeDee Shindell
Animators
  • Francesco Malin
  • Abhishek Srivastav
  • Shradha Tripathy
Editors
  • Thomas Byrne
  • Beth Elston
Running time27–28 minutes
Production companies
Animation servicesXentrix Studios
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJuly 13, 2021 (2021-07-13) –
present

Ridley Jones[2] is a 2021 animated preschool streaming television series.[3] Created and executive produced by Chris Nee for Netflix,[4][2] the series premiered on July 13, 2021.[5] A second season debuted on a November 2 release.[6] A third season was released on February 15, 2022.[7] A fourth season was released on August 22, 2022.[8]

Plot[edit]

The series is set in a world similar to that of the Night at the Museum franchise, with key elements shared between the two.

The series takes place in a museum where the exhibits and displays come to life via magic. The Jones family, who live inside a treehouse at the center of the building, have been protectors of the museum's secrets for generations, and the latest candidate for the position is Ridley, who only recently learned about the exhibits coming to life. As she continues to earn her role, she gathers a team of other museum display models to help contain the chaos and care for those who need it, all while making sure that everyone is safe and happy – without the outside world learning about the museum's secrets.

Voice cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Iara Nemirovsky as Ridley Jones,[9] a young girl who trains and eventually becomes the museum's protector with a team consisting of herself and other museum exhibits.
  • Iris Menas as Fred,[9][10] a non-binary bison display model and a member of Ridley's team.
  • Tyler Shamy as Dante,[11] a parasaurolophus display model in a blue knit cap and a member of Ridley's team. Dante speaks in skater lingo and typically carries and rides a skateboard.
  • Ashlyn Madden as Ismat,[11] a young mummy and a member of Ridley's team. She holds the distinction of being the only group member other than Ridley to have relatives revealed onscreen, those being 2 fathers.
  • David Errigo Jr. as Dudley, a dodo bird display model and a member of Ridley's team.
  • Laraine Newman as Peaches, a replica model of Ham the Astrochimp. She serves as tech support for Ridley's team.

Supporting[edit]

  • Blythe Danner as Sylvia Jones, Sarah's mother and Ridley's grandmother.
  • Sutton Foster as Sarah Jones, Sylvia's daughter and Ridley's mother.
    • Foster also voices Mrs. Sanchez, a large blue whale display model who hangs from the museum's ceiling.
  • Chris Nee as Ma
  • Bob Bergen as Pa
    • Bergen also voices Mr. Peabody, the greedy museum curator who cares only about profiting from the museum exhibits and feeling the need to interfere in the business of others. As a result, while the Jones family respect him, they rarely tolerate his behavior and actions.

Minor[edit]

  • Sander Argabrite as Pedro, a young penguin display model who idolizes Ridley. He is often seen getting into trouble.
  • Jane Lynch as Lonny, the museum's well-meaning but clumsy security guard.
  • Laraine Newman as Luann
  • Dave Boat as Nukilik "Nuki", a Woolly Mammoth display model and Sylvia's best friend during her youth. Nukilik was frozen in the artic exhibit several years before he was rediscovered by Ridley, at which point he reunited with Sylvia.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview
SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally released
1126July 13, 2021 (2021-07-13)
295November 2, 2021 (2021-11-02)
384February 15, 2022 (2022-02-15)
495August 22, 2022 (2022-08-22)

Season 1 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Ready or Not, Here I Come"
"Some Like It Hot"
John Musumeci
Rob Byrne
Chris Nee
Story by : Chris Nee
Teleplay by : Jeff King
July 13, 2021 (2021-07-13)

Ready or Not, Here I Come: A girl named Ridley Discovers That The Museum Comes to Life At Night.

Some Like It Hot: After Pedro goes to the dessert exhibit to go on an adventure like Ridley, The Gang Must Save Pedro Out Of The Exhibit Before He Gets Into Danger.

Songs: "I'm Ready" and "The Eyes of the Museum"
22"Fly Like an Eagle"
"My Dinner with Ismat"
Rob ByrneStory by : Chris Nee
Teleplay by : Jeff King
Jeff King
July 13, 2021 (2021-07-13)

Fly Like an Eagle:

My Dinner with Ismat:

Songs: "One of a Kind" and "My Two Dads and Me"
33"Un-Fit for a Queen"
"Peaches, We Have a Problem"
John MusumeciIsabel Galupo
Lisa Kettle
July 13, 2021 (2021-07-13)

Un-Fit for a Queen:

Peaches, We Have a Problem:

Songs: "Royally Afraid" and "Rise Above"
44"The Taming of the Tail"
"Tunnel Vision"
Rob Byrne
John Musumeci
Lisa KettleJuly 13, 2021 (2021-07-13)

The Taming of the Tail:

Tunnel Vision:

Songs: "The Tale of Me and My Tail" and "Way Too Different to Get Along"
55"Ridley's Babysitter Club"
"Riddle Me This"
John Musumeci
Rob Byrne
Gabrielle Meyer
Laura Sreebny
July 13, 2021 (2021-07-13)

Ridley's Babysitter Club:

Riddle Me This:

Songs: "Museum Lullaby" and "The Riddle of the Sphinx"
66"A Knight's Tale"
"Dudley's Inferno"
Rob Byrne
John Musumeci
Gabrielle Meyer
Lisa Kettle
July 13, 2021 (2021-07-13)

A Knight's Tale:

Dudley's Inferno:

Songs: "You're a Hero" and "Goodbye"

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"Bison Ball"
"Dude, Where's Our Egg?"
John Musumeci
Rob Byrne
Chris Nee
Jeff King
November 2, 2021 (2021-11-02)

Bison Ball: Fred finds the perfect outfit to feel like themselves for the museum prom.

Dude, Where's Our Egg?: Dudley and Dante find an egg and compete to see who'll be the best big brother.

Songs: "Inner Me" and "My Little Bro"
82"Northern Lights"
"Slow Place Like Home"
Rob Byrne
Anna Margiotta
Kent Redeker
Mia Resella
November 2, 2021 (2021-11-02)

Northern Lights: Ridley meets her grandma's furry friend and turns a bummer day around with beautiful lights.

Slow Place Like Home: The Eyes try to make a group of sloths feel at home.

Songs: "Can't Let a Bummer Let You Down" and "Make You Feel at Home"
93"A Stamp for Mama"
"Fred Steps Up"
John Musumeci
Rob Byrne
Gabrielle Meyer
Lisa Kettle
November 2, 2021 (2021-11-02)

A Stamp for Mama: Ridley and her mama team up on a mission to fix an Aztec artifact.

Fred Steps Up: Fred takes charge and herds a group of butterflies to the pollination exhibit.

Songs: "My Greatest Quest" and "Lead the Herd"
104"Compass Eye of the Storm"Rob ByrneJeff King and Chris NeeNovember 2, 2021 (2021-11-02)

While Ridley waits for her own Compass Eye, Mr. Peabody causes the museum's magic to get messy and kicks off crazy storms throughout the exhibit.

Songs: "I'm So Ready", "I'm Not Ready" & "I'm Ready (Reprise)"
115"The Trailblazers"
"Moles Shall Overcome"
Rob Byrne
John Musumeci
Lisa Kettle
Kent Redeker
November 2, 2021 (2021-11-02)

The Trailblazers : Ridley learns to accept a helping hand during a desert journey with a statue.

Moles Shall Overcome: The Eyes make sure the moles don't lose their home to Mr. Peabody's plans.

Songs: "It's All Me" and "Stand as One"

Season 3 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
121"Peaches Beyond the Infinite"
"A Quiet Chase"
John Musumeci
Rob Byrne
Kent Redeker
Jen Bardekoff
February 15, 2022 (2022-02-15)

Peaches Beyond the Infinite: Ridley and pals suit up in astronaut gear to find a lost exhibit in outer space.

A Quiet Chase: The Eyes must keep quiet while looking for a drum-loving mouse friend.

Songs: "The Beauty of Outer Space", "Bog Is a State of Mind" and "The Eye of the Museum (Remix)".
132"Rocket Monkey"
"Masked Mayhem"
Rob Byrne
John Musumeci
S: Jeff King, T: Johnny LaZebnik
Kent Redeker
February 15, 2022 (2022-02-15)

Rocket Monkey: Peaches learns to ask for back-up during a mission to space.

Masked Mayhem: Strange things start to happen when Mr. Peabody and Lonny try on alive masks from a new exhibit, because of the curse.

Songs: "Along for the Ride", "Do What's Right"
143"Art of the Steal"
"Gift of the Mummy"
Anna Margiotta
John Musumeci
Lisa Kettle
S: Jeff King, T: Ford Riley
February 15, 2022 (2022-02-15)

Art of the Steal: Ridley runs into trouble after sneaking a priceless portrait out of the storage before Mr. Peabody finds it.

Gift of the Mummy: Ismat tries to find the perfect gift for her dads' anniversary but learns that their gift is her.

Songs: "Art of the Steal", "The Greatest Gifts", "The Greatest Gifts (Reprise)"
154"The Good, The Bad and the Chuck Wagon"
"Annie-Place But Here"
Rob Byrne
John Musumeci
Lisa Kettle
Jeff King
February 15, 2022 (2022-02-15)

The Good, The Bad and The Chuck Wagon: Ridley goes treasure hunting in an old mine to save her family's treehouse before Mr. Peabody gets rid of it.

Annie-Place But Here: Ridley and her mom try to find a new home for their museum's greeting robot, Annie.

Songs: "Home", "Change Can Be Good"

Season 4 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
161"Museum Misunderstanding"
"Nuki Finds a Home"
John Musumeci
Rob Byrne
Mia Resella
Kent Redeker
August 22, 2022 (2022-08-22)
Songs: "That's What I Heard", "Where This Mammoth Belongs"
172"All Ismat's Eve"
"Dastardly Derples"
John Musumeci
Rob Byrne
Mia Resella
Kent Redeker
August 22, 2022 (2022-08-22)
Songs: "Mummy Thunder", "Keeping It Real"
183"The Termite-ator"
"Birds of Paradise"
Rob Byrne
John Musumeci
Jackie Lebovits
Mia Resella
August 22, 2022 (2022-08-22)
Songs: "For the Greater Good", Welcome to Our Island"
194"Escape Tomb"
"Dante the Daredevil"
Rob Byrne
Anna Margiotta
Mia Resella
S: Jeff King, T:Ford Riley
August 22, 2022 (2022-08-22)
Songs: "Tough Like You", "On the Hunt"
205"Heart of the Museum"John MusumeciJeff King and Chris NeeAugust 22, 2022 (2022-08-22)
Songs: "Me!", "All of You"

Season 5 (2023)[edit]

Production[edit]

The series was first announced in October 2020.[2]

Release[edit]

Ridley Jones was released on Netflix on July 13, 2021.[11] A trailer was released on June 8.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Low, Elaine (July 7, 2021). "'Doc McStuffins' Creator Chris Nee on Her First Netflix Show, 'Ridley Jones': Adventurous Girls, Museum Life and a Nonbinary Bison Named Fred". Variety. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Chris Nee Unveils First Slate of Netflix Animated Preschool Series For Kids Around The World". Netflix Media Center (Press release). October 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Vanderberg, Madison (June 13, 2021). "'Ridley Jones' To Feature First Nonbinary Character In A Netflix Preschool Show". Scary Mommy. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  4. ^ Haridasani Gupta, Alisha (June 20, 2021). "She Never Saw Herself in Children's TV Shows. So She Created Her Own". The New York Times. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  5. ^ "Netflix Releases Trailer and Poster for Chris Nee's 'Ridley Jones'". Animation World Network. June 8, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  6. ^ Netflix Jr. (September 30, 2021). "Ridley Jones Season 2 Trailer". YouTube.
  7. ^ "Global TV & Streaming News Bytes". January 7, 2022.
  8. ^ "Global TV & Streaming News Bytes". July 8, 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Ridley Jones, Netflix's animated series for preschoolers, boasts female lead and non-binary bison Fred". First Post. July 8, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  10. ^ Elber, Lynn (July 6, 2021). "Preschool show boasts girl power, plus nonbinary bison Fred". AP News. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  11. ^ a b c d Milligan, Mercedes (June 8, 2021). "First Look: Chris Nee's 'Ridley Jones' Is Netflix's Latest Fascinating Pre-K Exhibit". Animation Magazine. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  12. ^ Netflix (June 8, 2021). Ridley Jones | Official Trailer | NETFLIX. YouTube. Retrieved June 12, 2021.

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