Based on the best-selling books by Eric Hill, Spot's first book was written in the late '50s. Spot made his deut on T.V. in 1986. When spot came to the US, Jonathan Taylor Thomas (from "Home Improvements" and "The Lion King") did the voice-overs for the US until 1997. Spot came to an end in 2001 when the final episode aired on Playhouse Disney.