On Creative Galaxy follow the adventures of Arty and his sidekick Epiphany, as they search the galaxy to solve creative problems with art! Whether Arty needs to create a painting for the new children's library, a stuffed animal for his sister, or make a mask for his jungle pretend play, Arty and Epiphany come to the rescue by enlisting the help of the most creative of all - the preschool home viewer.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Creative Galaxy - Donovan Patton - Netflix
Donovan Patton (born March 1, 1978 at Agana Naval Air Station in Guam) is an American host, actor, voice actor, and singer. Patton graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and acted in Shakespeare plays such as Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet before he replaced Steve Burns as Joe, the second host of Nickelodeon's children's television program Blue's Clues in 2002. Series co-creator Angela Santomero stated that Patton brought Joe, his character, closer to the preschool viewer, as Joe was more willing to “jump into a problem rather than figure it out first like Steve”. After Blue's Clues ended Patton voiced Bot on Nickelodeon's Team Umizoomi; for his work on children's television, Patton has been described as a “household name” and an “unqualified star to the 5-and-under set and their parents”. Although most of his career has been in children's television, Patton has also appeared in independent films, such as Awake and Lies I Told My Little Sister, and in television shows. He also appeared in video games, such as Grand Theft Auto V, Lego Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire and Halo 5: Guardians.
Creative Galaxy - Blue's Clues - Netflix
Patton's “big break” came in 2002, when he was cast to replace Steve Burns as Joe, the second host of the Nickelodeon children's television program Blue's Clues. He was up for a part in Blair Witch Project 2 at the time, but considered the role as Joe “a happy accident”. Patton became a “household name” and has been called “an unqualified star to the 5-and-under set and their parents”. He was subjected to “the same kind of scrutiny” as Burns, who was involved in Patton's selection and helped train him, to earn the role. Patton was selected out of 1,500 auditions. He had never seen the show before his audition, but like Burns was the favorite with preschool test audiences. He said, “I am convinced that I got that part because of a Christopher Walken impression I sometimes do. There's a tape out there, somewhere, with both Steve Burns and myself doing a Blue's Clues scene both as Christopher Walken, which we did at the screen test. I haven't seen the tape, but I know somewhere it still exists”. Beginning in September 2000, Burns trained Patton to take over the host spot and advised him not to “think of [the show] as children's TV”, but rather as “acting and telling the truth”. According to Traci Paige Johnson, one of the producers and creators of Blue's Clues, Patton's character was more like a preschooler and more innocent than Steve. Angela Santomero, another producer and creator, stated that Patton's characterization as Joe brought him closer to the preschool viewer as Joe was more willing to “jump into a problem rather than figure it out first like Steve”. Patton liked working on Blue's Clues because, as he stated, “I got to go be a kid for twelve hours a day”. He called the show's crew “a real fun little family” and a “well-oiled machine” by the time he joined the show. Patton remained on the show for 50 episodes, until it ended its run in 2006, and also appeared in its spin-off, Blue's Room, which premiered in 2004. Several years later, Patton said he had not yet grasped the enormity of replacing Burns, even after he became a parent and witnessed the show's effect on his own children. He admitted that he preferred when his two-year-old daughter watched the Steve episodes.
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