Wibbly Pig

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Book character's adventures celebrate imagination.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

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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 & Representations

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.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

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.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
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 con... Continue reading
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... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byPlaytimeallthetime January 21, 2021

Should Be Banned from Kids

Seriously?! This show has a mackerel terrible influence on kids. It teaches them to sing all day and never stop singing and the phrase "hey Wibbly" ge... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byZuk October 9, 2020


It is really violent

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the characters' adventures in Wibbly Pig. 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?

  • How do the characters in Wibbly Pig demonstrate curiosity? Why is that an important character strength?

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