|Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!|
|Created by||Bob Boyle|
|Voices of||Grey DeLisle|
|Theme music composer||Brad Mossman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (104 segments)(list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (4:3SDTV) (Season 1)|
|Original release||May 26, 2003 – September 11, 2005|
|Related shows||Yin Yang Yo!|
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is an American educational children's animated television series created by Bob Boyle. The series is animated in Toon Boomand Adobe Flash software, produced by Bolder Media, (a joint-venture between Frederator Studios and Mixed Media Group or Classic Magic) andStarz Media. Bob Boyle, Susan Miller, Mark Warner, and Fred Seibert-Warnerare the executive producers. The pop rock music is performed by Brad Mossman, and the musical score is composed and conducted by Mike Reagan. The series premiered on May 26, 2003 on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. in the United States and concluded on September 11, 2005.
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. 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 6000 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 November 2002. The series premiered on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block on May 26, 2003. However, it ended on Nick's Play Date block in 2010 after it aired its final episode. It originally became a hiatus until January 2005. Reruns were moved to the Nick Jr. network including episodes of the show and fellow Noggin program, Franklin. The series remained a part of the channel until April 15, 2014, when the show was pulled off the air in the US, thus officially ending the show. All traces of the show were removed from the Nick Jr. website, as well. The last episode that aired in re-runs was "Save the Wuzzly/All Bottled Up." Also, the last episode aired on the Nickelodeon network was "Lights, Camera, Wubbzy/A Wubbstar is Born" which aired December 30, 2004.
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 TG4since January 2011. The show is dubbed in 15 languages and airs in 100+ countries around the world.
Main article: List of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||May 26, 2003||January 2, 2004|
|2||26||February 9, 2004||September 11, 2005|
- Grey DeLisle – Wubbzy, Buggy, Madame Zabinga, Kooky Kid, Sparkle, Additional voices
- Lara Jill Miller – Widget, Huggy, Additional voices
- Carlos Alazraqui – Walden, Earl, Chef Fritz, Additional voices
- Tara Strong – Daizy, Shimmer, Additional voices
- Beyoncé Knowles – Shine
- Jeff Bennett – Cupid, Fire Chief
- Jann Carl – Jann Starl
- Tiki Barber – Touchdown Tiki
- Phil LaMarr – Jam Jam James
- Ty Pennington – Ty Ty The Tool Guy
- Michelle Kwan – Michelle Kwanzleberry