My daughter loves "The Tweenines". So, I decided to check the official site. Turns out that the official site is the BBC and the show was originally produced for the Beeb, yet all of the characters (as played on Noggin) have American accents. Even Bob the Builder, owned by HiT Entertainment (a British company), appears to have a separate American version. Just go to the official Bob the Builder web site and you'll hear the theme song sung with a British accent. The theme song in the US and the voices of all of the characters are in an American accent. What is up with this? Are these shows being specially voice acted for the U.S./Canada? I have a hard time believing that the American consumer is so arrogant that companies like HiT feel the need to "Americanize" their shows for an American audience. This is not unique to TV. The Scottish group The Proclaimers were told that they should release their music with American accents and they refused. Personally, I'm glad at their thick brogue adds a wonderful dimension to their music. Why were they told to drop their accent? I don't get this. Does anyone have any information on this ridiculous phenomenon?