Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

TV review by
Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! TV Poster Image
Simple-but-cute cartoon emphasizes social skills.
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Parents say

age 3+
Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 36 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

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

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What 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.

User Reviews

Parent of a 3 year old Written byChelseaK December 30, 2010
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 h... Continue reading
Parent of a 2, 5, and 8 year old Written byivetat March 4, 2010

The best show ever!!!!!!!

My kids love this show and so do I. My 2 year old before he goes to bed, he just pats the pillow for me to crawl down next to him , tells me to turn on the TV... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old March 23, 2014

be careful!

This show is extremely clutzy! It's a show about a talking yellow dog who makes the stupidest choices! And what about that pink thing thing. Is that suppos... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bymanay_4511 September 12, 2010
This show has alot of friendship, helping for short.

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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