NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Jr. announced that it has commenced
production on the new original animated series, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! The
26-episode preschool series, produced by Bolder Media for Boys and Girls and
created by Bob Boyle (producer on Nickelodeon's The Fairly OddParents and
Danny Phantom), celebrates the spirit of teamwork and cooperation. Wow! Wow!
Wubbzy! (formerly called Wubby, Widget and Walden) is slated to premiere in
Fall 2006 on Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. has partnered with Channel Frederator and Bolder Media for Boys
and Girls, creators of The Wubbcast, the world's first-ever video podcast of
preschooler programming, to unveil a unique, same-day sneak peek of Wow! Wow!
Wubbzy! on Tuesday, January 10. The Wubbcast features musical animation (5-7
minute episodes) for distribution on portable video devices, including Apple
iPod and Sony PlayStation Portable [PSP] and mobile telephones. On January
10, The Wubbcast (http://www.wubbzy.com), Nick Jr. Video, NickJr.com's
broadband video platform for preschoolers and parents
(http://www.nickjrvideo.com) and animation distribution platform Channel
Frederator (http://www.channelfrederator.com) will all sneak peek a music
video from the premiere episode of the new series. More information on the
Wubbcast is also available on the "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! for Parents" section of
"We are so excited to be part of the launch of The Wubbcast," said Brown
Johnson, Executive Creative Director, Nickelodeon Preschool Television.
"Young parents are big users of new technology and The Wubbcast is a great way
to bring them new Nick Jr. programs that entertain and educate."
"Wubbzy and his friends are being introduced through books, television and
the Wubbcast. There is no better partner in the world to reach young children
and the people who love them than Nick Jr.," said Susan Miller, Executive
Producer, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! stars a curious little creature named Wubbzy and his two
pals Widget and Walden who live in the mythical city of Wuzzleburg. The
offbeat loveable friends live in a world, which is a whimsical and imaginative
version of our own. All Wubbzy wants to do is have fun and spend his time
chasing flutterflys, eating ice cream and playing hippity-hopscotch! But when
he runs into everyday kid problems, he calls on his friends for help and
advice. Widget is a mechanical whiz who owns a fix-it shop and is always
ready to jump in and lend a hand. Her solution to any problem is 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 unique way of looking at the
world, but his brainy approach doesn't always produce practical results.
In Wuzzleburg, things can spin quickly out of control. A toy train can
leave the backyard in a shambles, a cake-baking escapade can bury Wuzzleburg
under a sea of batter and a quest for marshmallow lasagna can lead to a
runaway wagon ride down Mt. Zubba Bubba! Wubbzy, Widget and Walden can turn a
simple challenge into a calamity, but when they work together, they can solve
anything! The trio's everyday adventures help them to discover just how the
Each half-hour episode of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! will feature two, 10-minute
adventures with Wubbzy, Widget and Walden. As each journey comes to a close,
the themes of the day are reinforced through an original music video, followed
by a direct-to-camera segment where Wubbzy, Widget and Walden address the
preschoolers at home.
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! supports social skills, self-awareness and humor as a
coping skill. Although their world is more fanciful and imaginative than our
own, 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. As preschoolers watch Wubbzy, Widget and Walden
tackle these issues, they are exposed to important ideas about both
interpersonal and intrapersonal development.
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is a Bolder Media for Boys and Girls Production in
association with IDT/Film Roman. Bob Boyle is the creator and executive
producer of the series. Susan Miller of Bolder Media, Inc. and Mixed Media
Group and Fred Seibert of Bolder Media, Inc. and Frederator Studios, are also
executive producers on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Bolder Media for Boys and Girls is a joint venture formed by veteran
producers Susan Miller and Fred Seibert for the development of books,
television series, and movies for young boys and girls.
Nick Jr. is a specially designed programming block airing on Nickelodeon
weekdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET/PT) and weekends on CBS (check local
listings). Completely dedicated to preschoolers ages 2-5, Nick Jr.'s Emmy,
Peabody and Parents' Choice Award-winning programs are curriculum based, fun
and commercial free. At Nick Jr., kids play to learn with innovative,
original shows created just for them.
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