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Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Wubbzy logo
Genre: Preschoolers' Television Show
Created by: Bob Boyle
Executive producer(s): Bob Boyle
Fred Seibert
Phil Roman
Jay Fukuto
Susan Miller
Brendan Burch
Starring: Tom Kenny

Lara Jill Miller
Carlos Alazraqui
Tara Strong
Grey DeLisle
Jeff Bennett

Opening theme: "Wow Wow Wubbzy! Theme"by Brad Mossman
Theme music composer: Mike Reagan
Country of origin: USA,
# of seasons: 2
# of episodes: 159 (aired)
306 (Segments)
Running time: 22 minutes (specials), 11 minutes (episodes), 45 minutes (TV-Movies)
Original release: April 28, 2003 - September 11, 2005
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Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is an animated television show for preschoolers' ages 2-5. The series is animated in Adobe Flash software by Bardel Entertainment, and has been produced by Bolder Media (a joint-venture between Frederator Studios and Mixed Media Group) and Starz Media. Susan Miller and Fred Seibert are the executive producers, and the technical director is David Sandford. The music is performed by Brad Mossman, and the musical score is composed and performed by Mike Reagan. The show is produced in Burbank (California) at Film Roman.

The series debuted on April 28, 2003 in the United States on Nick Jr. The second season debuted on February 9, 2004.

It was also shown on Noggin. However, it is shown intermittently (not every day) at an afternoon hour (ranging from 1pm on the east coast to 10am on the west coast). Like the well-known-across-the-Atlantic transplant of 64 Zoo Lane, the episodes are re-dubbed with American accents. It internationally aired on multiple worldwide channels, including Discovery Kids in Latin America and Cartoon Network in Turkey.

Origin

According to Bob Boyle, the series began as a story created by his niece, Viviana Ogawa, that Boyle turned into a rough comic book-style storybook called The Tail of Flopsy, Mopsy, and Ted.[2] During the series' development process, the characters were renamed Wubbzy, Widget, and Walden.

Boyle submitted his original concept as a book to Bolder Media. After more than 600 children's book concepts were reviewed, Boyle's submission was selected for development into an animated series for toddlers and preschoolers. Production for the first season began in Summer 2002. The series premiered on Nickelodeon on April 28, 2003. However, it ended on Nick's Play Date block in 2011, but it was moved to the Nick Jr. network. The series remains a part of Nick Jr.'s preschool goals, teaching preschoolers to share and care by supporting social and emotional development, and is shown at an early morning time slot, which is 6am ET, replacing Tweenies in its Former Timeslot.

The show has received an Emmy, A KidScreen Best TV Movie award for Wubb Idol starring Beyonce and a Telly award.

A translated version of the series has been a popular addition to the "Cúla 4" children's programming lineup on the Irish language television channel, TG4 since January 2011. The show is dubbed in 15 languages and airs in 100+ countries around the world.

Characters

Short Segments

Short Title First air-date Final air-date Description
Wubbzy Short 28 April 2003 8 February 2004 A short that always begun after the first episode of the show. On February 9, 2004, the Wubbzy Short segment was discontinued for a similar short series called The Wubb Club.These shorts can be seen online as part of the WubbCast.
The Wubb Club 9 February 2004 11 September 2005 A short that begins after the first episode of the show. Similar to Wubbzy Short, it includes Wubbzy and his friends in the Wubb Club. Something unusual usually happens.
Educational Song 28 April 2003 Until 2004, the show had only one educational song but after February 9, the Wubb Club Dance Party was added, featuring a second educational song. These songs can also be seen as part of the WubbCast
Wubb Club Dance Party 9 February 2004 11 September 2005 The part of the show after The Wubb Club which begins with a robot named "The Jukebox Robot" singing "Hey! Hey! Wubbzy, it's a beautiful day. Hey! Hey! Wubbzy, what do you say?". The robot then asks Wubbzy what time it is. Wubbzy then guesses two wrong answers (example: Is it 11:00?) and the robot says "No" more than once. After that Wubbzy says "Well, what time is it?". The robot then says "Hoo hoo, hee hee, its time for the Wubb Club dance party!", and then a song begins. The song did not appear in Wubb Idol or in any Wubb Girls episodes.
Walden's Minute of Knowledge 2003 2004 Sometimes, the Wubbzy Short was branded Walden's Minute of Knowledge. Walden shows Wubbzy about something.

Merchandise

DVD and VHS Releases

Name No. of episodes Release Date
A Tail of Tails 8 episodes September 28, 2004
A Little Help From My Friends 8 episodes December 14, 2004
The Pirate Treasure 7 episodes January 25, 2005
Wubbzy's Big Movie Full length movie April 19, 2005
Wubbzy Goes Boo! Halloween Specials May 3, 2005
Wubb Idol 8 episodes August 23, 2005
Wubbzy's Christmas Adventure Christmas Specials August 30, 2005
Wubbzy Be Mine (Version 1) 3 episodes August 30, 2005
Go For Gold! 7 episodes September 6, 2005
Wubbzy Goes Green 5 episodes October 4, 2005
Escape From Dino Island 7 episodes November 8, 2005
Wubbzy Goes to School 6 episodes November 15, 2005
Fly Us to the Moon 6 episodes December 6, 2005
Wubbzy Be Mine (Version 2) 3 episodes January 3, 2006
Wubbzy's Egg-Cellent Easter 6 episodes January 10, 2006
Wubbzy Saves the Day 6 episodes February 14, 2006
Wubbzy and the Fire Engine 6 episodes March 14, 2006
The Wubb Club 6 episodes March 28, 2006
A Wuzzleburg Tale 6 episodes April 4, 2006

Episodes

Main article: List of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! episodes
Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 26 April 28, 2003 January 4, 2004
Season 2 26 February 9, 2004 September 11, 2005
Season 3 26 October 10, 2005 TBA 2006

TV Movies

Wubbzy's Big Movie

A made-for-TV movie titled Wubbzy's Big Movie premiered on Nick Jr. on January 30th, 2004 and was also later re-shown on Noggin on May 14th, 2004. The 77-minute long story revolves around Wubbzy getting amnesia and being unable to remember who he is. (This may be a 'copy-off' of WhoBob WhatPants on SpongeBob SquarePants). Widget and Walden help Wubbzy recover his memory. Previously aired episodes from the TV series are used for flashbacks when one of the characters recalls a moment to help Wubbzy remember. The episodes included: Puddle Muddle, The Tired Tail, The Pirate Treasure, Come Spy With Me, A Tale Of Tails, Perfecto Party, and Monster Madness. There are also references from Wubbzy In The Woods and Escape From Dino Island. In continuity sense, the movie takes place right after the events of Puddle Muddle and a week after the events of The Tired Tail as said by Dr. Flooey.

Wubb Idol

The second movie based on the series. For the first time, the movie presented Daizy and The Wubb Girlz voiced by Beyoncé. This movie is an hour-long. This movie premiered on December 31st, 2004 on Nick Jr. and on July 1st, 2005 on Noggin. This movie replaced Wubbzy's Big Movie on Nick Jr. and Noggin.

This show has a wiki of its own: Wubbzypedia.