Gabby's Dollhouse

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Imaginative girl steps into animated world in cute series.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 5 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

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Educational Value

Occasionally the content includes simple preschool skills like shapes, colors, and patterns in the story.

Positive Messages

Gabby’s adventures are driven by imagination and curiosity. Creative problem-solving and friendship are common themes. Rarely body noises like burping are heard.

Positive Role Models

Gabby is inquisitive, self-assured, and kind. She enjoys spending time with her friends, and they learn by working together and sharing ideas freely. Most other characters are similarly joyful and optimistic, but Catrat can be crotchety and mischievous at times.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Gabby's Dollhouse is a preschool series in which an imaginative girl transforms into an animated version of herself and hangs out with her kitty friends in her dollhouse. The stories are mildly educational, as the characters dabble in the cooking arts, gardening, science, and crafting in very simplistic ways, but they're always a lot of fun. One dollhouse friend has a sour personality, so his friends spend time doing what they can to counter it rather than letting it negatively affect them. Cute music and appealing mix of live action and animation combine to make this a very watchable show. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byElizabeth.grubbs June 2, 2021

Soo Cute!

My 5 year old loves this show..she watches it over and over! It's a really cute and educational show! If your kids love kitties they will sure love Gabby... Continue reading
Adult Written bySKotko February 19, 2021

Entertaining and Educational

My daughter really enjoys this show. It has catchy songs and fun colors but also teaches basic items such as colors. It keeps her engaged without me worrying ab... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old January 17, 2021

Cat-tastic!

This show is great for your kids! I like how all of the characters are friendly and always willing to help others. This will inspire kids to be just as friendly... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old March 16, 2021

It is made for kids in preschool, but I think this show is awesome!!!

I agree with that review that says THIS IS CAT-TASTIC!!!! It is very entertaining and fun for all ages! The main characters are friendly and kind. It teaches pe... Continue reading

What's the story?

In GABBY’S DOLLHOUSE, a young girl named Gabby (voiced by Laila Lockhart Kraner) uses a pair of magical cat ears to shrink in size and transport herself into her cat-themed dollhouse for all kinds of wonderful adventures inspired by a surprise gift she receives at the start of the story. Joined by her best kitty pal, Pandy Paws (Tucker Chandler), who’s a stuffie in the real world, Gabby encounters other friends -- Cakey Cat (Juliet Donenfeld), Baby Box Cat (Maggie Lowe), Kitty Fairy (Tara Strong), Mercat (Secunda Wood), and even cranky Catrat (Donovan Patton) -- who help her find creative solutions to the problems that she faces each time. When the adventure comes to an end, she heads back to the real world where her pet cat, Floyd, is waiting for her. 

Is it any good?

Gabby’s joyous escapades inside the playhouse in her bedroom are so much fun, and kids with a soft spot for felines will love them even more because of how that theme is carried through many aspects of the show. Each day a different problem presents itself, and Gabby turns to her dollhouse friends to help her fix it. Visiting them takes her through the house’s many rooms and gives her opportunities to craft, bake, sing, garden, experiment, and play with them.

Gabby’s Dollhouse is also a place where she and her friends learn about working together, learning from mistakes, solving problems, and being reliable for each other. Each room in the house is a magical world in and of itself, and as Gabby visits them, she and her friends cooperate in creative ways to solve the problem of the day. Although not every attempt is successful, each one teaches them something important, and they’re better for the experience. Original music and an engaging animation style round out this appealing series.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Gabby's imagination inspires her adventures. Kids: What are some of your favorite toys for playtime? What kinds of stories and characters do you most enjoy in your imaginative play

  • Where do you see the theme of cats carried through Gabby's surroundings? Does it make you like the show more? If your life had an animal theme, what animal would it be? 

  • How do the characters show that they're friends, even when Catrat is being difficult? Why is it important to show kindness to others, especially when they don't do the same? How does compassion feel when it's shown to you?

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