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Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
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Genre: Preschoolers' Television Show
# of episodes: 159 (aired)
306 (Segments)
Running time: 22 minutes (specials), 11 minutes (episodes), 45 minutes (TV-Movies)
Original run: 2006 -
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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, (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 28 August 2006 in the United States on Nick Jr. The second season debuted 2 September 2008 on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. in the United States.

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, Hillenburg's submission was selected for development into an animated series for preschoolers. Production for the first season began in January 2005.

Characters

Main article: List of characters in Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

Short Segments

Short Title First air-date Final air-date Description
Wubbzy Short 28 August 2006 2 September 2008 A short that always begun after the first episode of the show. On September 2, 2008, 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 2 September 2008 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 August 2006 Until September 2, 2008, the show had only one educational song but after September 2, 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 2 September 2008 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 2006 2007 (?) Sometimes, the Wubbzy Short was branded Walden's Minute of Knowledge. Walden shows Wubbzy about something.


Merchandise

DVD Releases

Name No. of episodes Release Date
A Tail of Tails 8 episodes 23 September 2008
A Little Help From My Friends 8 episodes 3 February 2009
The Pirate Treasure 7 episodes 24 March 2009
Wubbzy's Big Movie Full length movie 12 May 2009
Wubbzy Goes Boo! Halloween Specials 8 September 2009
Wubb Idol 3 episodes 13 October 2009

Episodes

Main article: List of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! episodes
Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 26 28 August 2006 20 June 2008
Season 2 26 2 September 2008 TBA


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 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.

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