|Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!|
|Genre:||Preschoolers' Television Show|
|Created by:||Bob Boyle|
|Executive producer(s):|| Bob Boyle|
|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)|
|Running time:||22 minutes (specials), 11 minutes (episodes), 45 minutes (TV-Movies)|
|Original release:||April 28, 2003 - September 11, 2005|
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.
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.
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, Hillenburg's submission was selected for development into an animated series for preschoolers. Production for the first season began in April 2002.
|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.|
|Name||No. of episodes||Release Date|
|A Tail of Tails||8 episodes||January 11, 2005|
|A Little Help From My Friends||8 episodes||September 26, 2006|
|The Pirate Treasure||7 episodes||February 1, 2005|
|Escape from Dino Island||7 episodes||March 29, 2005|
|Wubbzy's Big Movie||Full length movie||July 19, 2005|
|Wubbzy Goes Boo!||Halloween Specials||October 11, 2005|
|Wubb Idol||3 episodes||August 30, 2005|
- → 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|
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.