Nickelodeon
Advertisement
Nickelodeon

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is an animated television show owned by Bolder Media and Starz Kids & Family.

In the United States, Nick Jr. on Nick acquired temporary broadcast rights for the series, which debuted on August 28, 2006. The show's last airing on the block was on December 20, 2010.

Origin

According to 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. During the series' development process, the characters were renamed Widget, Wubby, and Walden. Eventually, the title character was renamed Wubbzy.

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 preschoolers. Production for the first season began in January 2005.

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 animated at Starz Media's Film Roman studio.

TV movies

Wubbzy's Big Movie

A made-for-TV movie titled Wubbzy's Big Movie premiered on Starz Kids & Family on August 29th, 2008. The 77-minute long story revolves around Wubbzy getting amnesia. Previously aired episodes from the TV series are used for flashbacks when one of the characters recalls a moment to help Wubbzy remember.

The movie did not air on Nickelodeon.

Broadcast

The first season premiered on August 28, 2006 and ended on June 20, 2008. Starz Media owns the series, and in most territories, the show is distributed by Starz. The Starz Kids & Family channel aired select episodes and exclusively premiered the special Wubbzy's Big Movie!. In the United States, Nickelodeon acquired broadcast rights to the series' 52 normal-length episodes. It aired new episodes of the series from August 28, 2006, until 2010, with a hiatus in 2009, on weekday mornings as part of the Nick Jr. programming block. The last airing on Nickelodeon was on December 20, 2010. Reruns aired on the separate Nick Jr. network from 2009 until April 14, 2014, when Nickelodeon's broadcast rights in the United States expired. All mentions of the show were removed from the Nick Jr. website. Since that time, Starz Media has been the only worldwide distributor.

Wubb Idol

The second movie based on the series, made up of eight eleven-minute segments. Beyoncé guest stars as a new character.

Trivia

  • This is the first show to air when Noggin became the Nick Jr. Channel in 2009.

External links

This show has a wiki of its own: Wubbzypedia.

Advertisement