"Critically praised and financially successful, "Welcome Home" dominated its Saturday-morning time slot with its colorful cast of puppets, entertaining and addictive stories, and lively sets unlike anything seen before! Surely a spectacle for audiences of all ages!"
Welcome Home was an American children's television program created and produced by The Playfellow Workshop, which served as the studio’s only production. Supposedly its first episode aired on October 11th, 1969 and was broadcast onto an unknown channel until it’s last estimated air date sometime in 1974.
Welcome Home primarily focused on the neighbors, the show’s inhabitants, who were accompanied by a mixture of animated breaks and illustrated story book segments. The setting itself was a colorful and exaggeratedly designed town named "Home" with unique elements like a post office and a bodega, as well as brightly colored creatures that lived within it.
Episodes usually began with Wally introducing the focus or theme for the day before coming across other characters who would join him on his escapades until the end of the day, which would signify the end of the show. All of the characters had notable, recurring segments that were sprinkled throughout the entirety of the show’s run, such as Eddie Dear creating arts and crafts, Sally Starlet performing plays, or Wally Darling painting a picture with the help of other members of the cast. The viewer was often regarded as an additional neighbor, with Wally speaking to them on a regular basis.
Restored remnants and reproduced pieces.
Welcome Home is believed to have had a four year run upon further research before both its abrupt pull from television in 1974 and complete silence from its entertainment company, The Playfellow Workshop. Welcome Home’s success seemed to be set in stone amidst other television programs for its visual artistry, captivating stories, remarkable puppetry, and lively characters. However, all footage is presumably lost, including supposed merchandise, advertisements, vinyl records, and illustrated books depicted in the episodes.
However, what has been revealed has driven us to uncover its whereabouts.