Jay Jay the Jet Plane

television series

Jay Jay the Jet Plane is an Canadian live-action/CGI-animated musical television series for children. It was broadcast on TVOKids, PBS Kids, Qubo and Smile.[1] The series aired for 4 seasons and has 62 episodes. The series is about a group of aircraft. The episodes were distributed in 25-minute-long pairs. One of the episodes had a header sequence and the other had the end credits. With commercials, this created a single one hour episode. Each of the episodes had one or more songs.

Jay Jay the Jet Plane
GenreChildren's television series Musical
Created by
  • David Michel
  • Deborah Michel
Written by
Voices of
Narrated by
  • John William Galt (pilot series)
  • Chuck Morgan (US)
  • Michael Donovan (US)
  • Brian Cant (UK)
Theme music composerStephen Michael Schwartz
Parachute Express
Opening theme"Gee, How I Love to Fly" (1994–1996); "Jay Jay the Jet Plane Theme Song" (1998–2005)
Ending theme"Gee, How I Love to Fly" (Reprise) (1994–2004); "Jay Jay the Jet Plane Theme Song" (1998–2005)
  • Craig Dobbin
  • Brian Mann
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes62 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Hirsh
  • David Michel
  • Piratck Loubert
  • Bruce D. Johnson
  • Cilve A Simth
  • William T. Baumann
  • Paticrna Enggstion
  • Chris Walker
  • Scott Dyer
Producer(s)David Michel
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkTVOKids
Picture formatNTSC
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original release
  • Pilot series:
  • December 13, 1994 (1994-12-13) – October 29, 1996 (1996-10-29)
  • Main series:
  • November 2, 1998 (1998-11-02) – November 25, 2005 (2005-11-25)
  • Revival series:
  • TBD – TBD
Other websites

The theme song and many of the other songs were written by singer/songwriter Stephen Michael Schwartz. They were sung by his musical group, Parachute Express. The series was created by David and Deborah Michel. they wanted it to be educational to teach life and moral lessons to children.


  1. Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 442–443. ISBN 978-1476665993.