WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! launched across several media platforms, migrated to TV on Nick Jr. on Aug. 28, 2006. The 26-episode whimsical, animated preschool comedy starring three offbeat friends who use cooperation, creativity and humor to solve everyday kid problems, debuted with a roadblock on Nick Jr. and sister network NOGGIN on Monday with two back-to-back episodes from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The series will air regularly on Nick Jr. weekdays at 11:30 am.
WOW! WOW! WUBBZY!, created by Bob Boyle, stars a curious little guy named Wubbzy and his two pals, Widget and Walden, who live in the mythical city of Wuzzleburg. Wubbzy wants to have fun and spend his time chasing flutterflys, eating ice cream and playing hippity-hopscotch. When he runs into everyday kid problems, he calls on his friends for help and advice. Widget is a mechanical whiz with a fix-it shop and is always ready to lend a hand. She loves to build something big and complicated, but her inventions don't always work. Walden is a quirky scientist who finds great wisdom in everything from ancient philosophy to tarot card reading. He has a passionate curiosity and a unique way of looking at the world, but his brainy approach doesnt always produce practical results.
Each half-hour episode of this Flash-animated series features two, 10-minute adventures with Wubbzy, Widget and Walden. The themes of the day are reinforced through a direct-to-camera segment where the characters address the preschoolers at home, followed by an original music video.
WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! is a Bolder Media for Boys and Girls production in association with IDT/Film Roman. Susan Miller of Bolder Media Inc. and Mixed Media Group and Fred Seibert of Bolder Media Inc. and Frederator Studios, are also exec producers.
Producer on the first episode is Andrea Romero and director is Brian Hogan with writer Frederick Stroppel. Greg De Lisle is the voice of Wubbzy, Lara Jill Miller is Widget and Carlos Alazraqui is Walden.
Nickelodeon has been giving a sneak peek of the second episode of WOW! WOW! WUBBZY!, across the following Nickelodeon Preschool platforms:
Nick Jr. Video, Nick Jr.s broadband video service available on Nickjr.com, began streaming the Tale of Tails story from the second episode of WOW! WOW! WUBBZY!
On Aug. 15, The Wubbcast, the first video podcast of preschooler programming, began streaming Tale of Tails.
On Aug. 21, the Tale of Tails episode, in addition to a WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! behind-the-scenes special, will became available on Comcasts Video On Demand service as part of Comcast Kids Month. Beginning in September, Video On Demand windowing of WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! episodes will commence on Comcast, Charter, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS and Cox.
Preschoolers are sure to have fun, fun, fun with Wubbzy, Widget and Walden as the trio works together to solve everyday kid problems in a delightful, fantastical world, said Brown Johnson, exec creative director, Nickelodeon Preschool Television. We are thrilled to be working with the creative team at Bolder Media to bring WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! to families wherever they may be in front of the TV, online or on the go.
WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! supports preschool social skills sharing, listening, compromising, helping and appreciating others, self-awareness and humor as a coping skill. Wubbzy, Widget and Walden face the same interpersonal and developmental issues that typical preschoolers face. They learn how they fit into the group, how to understand their own feelings and those of others and how to get along with one another.
IDT Ent. (www.idtentertainment.com) is a vertically integrated company that develops, produces and distributes proprietary and licensed entertainment content. Upcoming releases include Christopher Reeves heartwarming, comic adventure EVERYONES HERO, an animated feature starring Rob Reiner, William H. Macy, Raven Symone and Whoppi Goldberg. IDT Ent. has been a division of IDT Corp., but was recently purchased by Liberty Media.
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