The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Classic Dr. Seuss puppets are familiar and fun.

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Educational Value

Focuses on social and emotional learning, including managing fears, teamwork, being creative, problem-solving, etc. 

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Friendship, working and playing together are all themes. 

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Everyone gets along, even if they don't always agree. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss is a classic children's series featuring puppets based on Dr. Seuss characters. It offers lots of lessons about imagination, dealing with fears, friendship, and others that most preschoolers will easily understand, but older preschoolers may not be as interested in what is featured here.  

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Teen, 13 years old Written bySamuel Crosby December 27, 2019


I remember watching like 7 episodes of this show when I was young and they Freaked me out the show is creepy and has weird stories that are creepy in my opinion
Teen, 14 years old Written byRaythegray September 23, 2019

I remember the show so well!!!!

Are used to watch this show all the time when I was little I remember it very fondly i’d recommend it to any parent it’s a fun sweet show that I remember so wel... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE WUBBULOUS WORLD OF DR. SEUSS (1997-1998) is a series featuring Jim Henson-created puppets based on Dr. Seuss characters. The Cat in the Hat (Bruce Lanoil) joins the Grinch (Anthony Asbury), Horton (John Kennedy), Yertle (also voiced by Asbury), and the rest of the folks who live in Seussville to have adventures, learn new things, and have fun. 

Is it any good?

This mild series mixes stories, singing, and adventure as The Cat and his friends plan picnics, watch a local holiday pageant, and clean up after themselves. Adding to the fray are scenes that combine some 2D animation. But while the puppets feel familiar and there are lots of social and emotional lessons to be had, the overall show feels a little dated, especially compared to later film and TV versions of Dr. Seuss tales. Nonetheless, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss is a lively, colorful show that will appeal to young children.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different lessons The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss teaches. How do The Cat and his friends work together? Who do they ask for help when they need it? How should we deal with feelings like fear or nervousness?

  • Is The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss as entertaining today as it was over 20 years ago? 

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