The Busy World of Richard Scarry is an American/Canadian/French animated children's television series, produced by CINAR Animation (now known as DHX Media, previously Cookie Jar Entertainment) and France Animation in association with Paramount Television (whose logo can be seen at the beginning of every episode), which aired from 1994 to 1997, first on Showtime, later on Nickelodeon as part of Nick Jr, and ran for 65 episodes. The television series was based on the books drawn and written by Richard Scarry. Reruns of the show formerly aired in syndication as part of the Cookie Jar Kids Network block, but the show now continues to air on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV until October 26, 2013. Reruns of the show air every so often on Qubo as of May 13, 2013.
The series takes place in the fictional city of Busytown and mainly stars Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and many of the other residents of Busytown. Every "human" in the series is an anthropomorphic animal, most commonly pigs, foxes, breeds of dogs, mice, rabbits, goats, and cats. Each episode always features a conflict (which is eventually resolved in the end). However, episodes featuring other anthropomorphic animals, like Couscous catching Pépé le Gangstaire and his dirty rats, Sam and Dudley, Sneef, Cucumbers and Pickles, etc. have taken place outside of Busytown in other places around the world.
- This is the first (and so far only) Qubo show to incorporate a major studio's logo into their show, that studio being Paramount.
- This series currently airs on LightTV as part of their morning kids block, which features other shows from DHX Media's Cookie Jar catalog, such as Madeline and The Adventures of Paddington Bear.