Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

Common Sense Media says

Simple-but-cute cartoon emphasizes social skills.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Characters learn the importance of friendship, responsibility, sharing, listening, compromising, and helping and appreciating others.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animated series' simple, endearing characters and funny storylines are well-intentioned, conveying messages about self-awareness, sharing, responsibility, and other positive values. As children's television shows go, it's benign enough and makes the effort to teach important social skills.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Aimed at preschoolers, WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! features a cute, bouncy, and rather nondescript (but somewhat squirrel-like) yellow fellow named Wubbzy and his friends Widget and Walden (who also appear to be animals of some sort). They all live in the whimsical, pastel-colored world of Wuzzleburg and share all sorts of adventures, from racing a super-souped-up vehicle in a derby to looking after Wubbzy's strange new pet. Wubbzy (voiced by Grey DeLisle) is a carefree little guy who just wants to have fun; naturally, his escapades sometimes get him into trouble. Luckily, Widget (Lara Jill Miller) is a mechanical whiz who's always willing to help Wubbzy out of a jam, and bookish Walden (Carlos Alazraqui) is never without some pearls of wisdom when Wubbzy needs guidance. The three friends face the same kinds of interpersonal and developmental issues that preschoolers face -- such as fitting in and getting along with others -- and they have to figure out how to resolve those issues.

Is it any good?

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Although the series' animation is unremarkable -- the colors and depth pale in comparison to many other popular preschooler cartoons, such as Noggin's The Backyardigans -- the storylines are simple, engaging, and funny, and the characters are cute and energetic. Unfortunately, it's likely that some young viewers will be bored by the flat visuals, but hopefully they'll watch long enough to absorb the show's positive messages.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the problem or dilemma Wubbzy faces in each episode. What's bothering Wubbzy in this episode? If Wubbzy's in trouble, how did he end up in this predicament? Did he do something irresponsible -- if so, what was it? How does he resolve his problem? What do Widget and Walden do to help? What did you learn from the episode?

TV details

Cast:Carlos Alazraqui, Grey DeLisle, Lara Jill Miller
Network:Nickelodeon
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Friendship
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD

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Parent of a 3 year old Written byChelseaK December 30, 2010
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3
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For the most part I am okay with this show, and I do allow my daughter to watch it. The issues I have are in the episode where Wubbzy goes to school and hates his teacher and doesn't like school, it seems to me that this is a way to get kids to already have problems with school from the get go.

Parent of a 2 year old Written bykarmelo September 12, 2010
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2
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Perfect for toddlers

My 2 year old daughter absolutely loves this show. At first it really annoyed me, but after watching it a few times it grew on me - it's an okay cartoon without violence. :)

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bymanay_4511 September 12, 2010
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This show has alot of friendship, helping for short.

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