A web series from Canada called Holly Hobbie was created by Aircraft Pictures and American Greetings Entertainment. On November 16, 2018, the series debuted on Hulu TV in the USA and The Family Channel in Canada. The fictional Holly Hobbie is based on the same-named author and illustrator in real life. She came up with a fictional character to bear her name.
To American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio, Hobbie sold some original artwork depicting a young girl who loves cats and is dressed shabbily in a large bonnet in the late 1960s. Based on Hobbie’s own children, the artwork quickly gained popularity thanks to its distinctively rustic New England aesthetic from bygone times. Her initially unnamed character, previously referred to as the “blue girl,” eventually took on the name Holly Hobbie.
The introduction of “blue girl” as the most well-known Hobbie character was the work of Rex Connors, the art director under whom Hobbie worked as a contract artist for the Humorous Planning division at American Greetings. Holly Hobbie, who started out as a greeting card icon, later had her own line of dolls, which debuted in 1975 as rag dolls. She was the main character in a number of books, some of which later became animated television series.
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Holly Hobbie Synopsis
Holly Hobbie has spent her entire life in the small town of Collinsville. She is a dreamer and a constant achiever. Holly Hobbie, 13, is a bright, kind, and “simple” young woman who enjoys playing the guitar and despises capitalism and all things associated with it. A man in a sharp suit enters the Calico Café where Holly is working as a waitress one day. He reveals himself to be a lawyer who needs to talk to Holly’s grandmother about a crucial matter.
Holly learns later that the Calico Café will soon be shutting down. The cozy country restaurant had not been very busy. Holly becomes even more anxious because her best friend Amy has begun hanging out with the popular girl Piper. Although Piper is a nice girl, Holly finds her quirky poems, selfies, and bikinis to be loud and out of line with her sincere morals. She, therefore, makes no effort to sabotage the developing friendship.
However, Farmer Dodge’s enormous cucumber was destroyed, and Mayor Flaherty believes that the Open Mic Night is to blame. This leads Holly and her friends to look for the real offender. As punishment for lying about who destroyed the cucumber, Holly and Robbie are forced to spend their day building a chicken coop for Farmer Dodge. Holly decides against following her mother’s advice when she learns that the nearby creek is being contaminated by the pickle factory’s defective water filtration system.
Holly is faced with the decision of whether to be true to herself or to follow other people’s advice in order to win the Pickle Pageant because she is afraid that Piper will ultimately defeat her. In the end, Holly and Piper decide to celebrate each other’s birthdays on the same day. Piper’s refusal to alter the party’s date gives Holly an incentive to outperform Piper in the planning. Following the birthday party incident, she runs away to Chicago with Tyler out of fear that she will disappoint her mother and might also lose her best friend. Later, she tries to make Amy envious by inviting Tyler to assist in painting a mural for the town’s 200th-anniversary celebrations.
Holly Hobbie Filming Locations
Toronto and Hamilton will play host to the filming of the modern tween drama, which is based on the 1967 introduction of the American Greetings character. This fall, the series premieres with 10 episodes exclusively on Hulu in the US, followed by its Canadian premiere on Family Channel.