Wibbly Pig



Book character's adventures celebrate imagination.

What parents need to know

Educational value

The series has worthy social messages for preschoolers, who see the characters relating well to each other, solving problems together, and experiencing new things.

Positive messages

The story shows youngsters embracing adventure, being inspired by curiosity, overcoming fears, and reconciling differences. Their expressions and questions reflect those of preschoolers, so young kids can relate to what's going on and learn from the characters' experiences.

Positive role models

Wibbly Pig and his friends are creative and imaginative, and they use what they have around them (boxes, blankets, furniture, etc.) to inspire their pretend play. As they do so, they learn about how the world works and what it means to be a friend.

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The show is inspired by a collection of books by Mick Inkpen, and it's accompanied by a product line of toys and games for kids.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Wibbly Pig is an animated series for preschoolers that centers on the imaginative adventures of a young pig and his circle of friends. The characters embody many qualities that young kids will relate to, such as curiosity, fear, excitement, and creativity, and positive social lessons are woven into each story. This series, which is inspired by the characters in a collection of board books of the same name, caters to kids and can transition into imaginative play or reading time with your own favorite preschooler.

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What's the story?

A young pig and his friends set off on make-believe adventures in WIBBLY PIG, an animated series inspired by Mark Inkpen's books. Each episode follows Wibbly Pig (voiced by Liam Tully) as he creates a scene from his imagination and uses everyday objects like blankets, boxes, and furniture to fashion his mode of transportation for exploring his surroundings. With his friends at his side, Wibbly meets new people and experiences new things, all the while learning about being a good friend and solving problems.

Is it any good?


This cute little pig of board book fame makes for a delightful TV character, and his adventures reflect the simple nature of preschoolers' love of make-believe. Wibbly's dreams aren't the stuff of complicated storylines and intricate characters; they're inspired by what he knows of the world and what he imagines might be true. What does outer space look like? How high could I fly with balloons? What would it feel like to sit on the moon? Nothing is out of reach when Wibbly's imagination leads the way.

Wibbly Pig is a gentle, slow-paced series that caters to preschoolers' natural curiosity and sense of wonder, and it works in some quality messages about relating to others and being a good friend as well. Need another reason to like it? The animation style stays true to the books' illustrations, making it easy to transition from the TV format to some quality reading time with your little ones.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the characters' adventures. What inspires their imaginative journeys? What tools or props do they use in their make-believe? What discoveries do they make?

  • Kids: What are your favorite scenes or characters to play in make-believe? What can your imagination let you do that you can't do in real life?

  • Parents can use this opportunity to check out some books that feature some of kids' other favorite TV personalities like Olivia and Arthur. What differences do you notice between the TV series and the books?

TV details

Cast:Heather Bambrick, Liam Tully, Zoe Fraser
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures, Book characters, Friendship, Horses and farm animals
TV rating:NR
Available on:Streaming

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Parent of a 3 year old Written byElfrieda July 30, 2013

Full of curiosity, fun, and imagination

I really appreciate this show. It's exactly the speed that a preschooler thinks. For example, there is a muddy puddle episode, and in it Wibbly puts his foot in the mud and hears a sound, "SQUELCH" so he does it again. Then he talks about it. Then he does it again. My son is fascinated and not overwhelmed like in many shows where everything moves at such a frantic pace. Wibbly Pig does things like teach the child to blow bubbles, make sandcastles, and pretend that a box is a racecar or train, and to try again when something doesn't work the first time.
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Parent Written byflygrrl October 31, 2013

Lovable pig

Wibbly Pig is a timeless show that my grandson loves-and so do I. I like the pace and that fact that the backgrounds are not distracting and I also like the conflict-resolution and spirit of co-operation shown by the characters. The songs are just the kind of songs kids make up as they go along. It is not "urbanized" with a "street culture" feel, and flashy speed, as are so many of the kids shows lately. It is a joy to watch my grandson watch Wibbly, he is only 15 months old and seems very engaged with the show and laughs at the funny bits so I know it is relating to his reality.
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