Nick Jr. Commences Production on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, A New Original Animated Preschool Series Set to Premiere in Fall 2006

Nick Jr. Partners With Channel Frederator and Bolder Media for Unique

Sneak Peek of New Series on 'The Wubbcast,' The First Video Podcast of

Preschooler Programming, and Online on Nick Jr. Video, January 10

Jan 09, 2006, 00:00 ET from Nick Jr.

    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 (, Nick Jr. Video,'s
 broadband video platform for preschoolers and parents
 ( and animation distribution platform Channel
 Frederator ( 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
 world works.
     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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