Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|WOW WOW WUBBZY-TALE OF TAILS |
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Starz/sphe Release Date: 09/23/2008 Run time: 92 minutes
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Janet Boyer | Pennsylvania | 09/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Meet Wubbzy! He's a fun, adorable, lovable, curious little guy who is always looking to have a good time with his best friends Widget and Walden in the wacky town of Wuzzleburg. Together they discover they importance of open-mindedness, honesty and friendship all while having fun." -- From the back cover
When we had DirecTV, my son enjoyed watching Wow Wow Wubbzy. Me, I enjoyed the upbeat, funny rhyming "music videos"!
For those unfamiliar with the show, here's the low down on the three main characters: Wubbzy is a yellow square-like creature with a twisty tail, and his favorite thing to play is "kickety-kick ball". His friend Widget is a pink creature with rabbit-like ears who loves to fix or invent things (often ending her creations in "3000"). Walden is a bespectabled creature who is the intellectual of the group, enjoying learning new things and dispensing information.
A Tale of Tails DVD is the first DVD release of the Wow Wow Wubbzy show, and it comes wrapped in a cool holographic sleeve. This 92 minute DVD includes these episodes:
*A Tale of Tails
*Widget's Wild Ride
*Attach of the 50-Foot Fleegle
*Come Spy with Me
*Wubbzy Tells a Whopper
*Mt. Fizzy Pop
On the menu, there is the ability to play just the "music videos" interspersed within the episodes (sadly, for me, "It Doesn't Have to Be By the Book" isn't on this particular DVD).
The DVD-ROM features are a Ring Toss Game, Coloring Pages and Party Printables for a "Wubb-ified" party.
The insert also includes an image search game How Many Wubbzys Can You Find?
If your child is a rabid fan of Wow Wow Wubbzy, he/she will likely enjoy this colorful DVD. While the cartoon might irritate parents after a while, there are some great social lessons in this DVD (such as not touching the property of others without their permission, self acceptance when "different", and the consequences of lying), as well as catchy, upbeat tunes reinforcing these lessons.
My son enjoyed watching them all over again and is glad to have the DVD!"
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy! Wubbzy! Wow! Wow!
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 10/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Wubbzy lives in a tree. He likes to play! Play! Play!
He's got a bendy tail
And he likes it that way!
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Wubbzy! Wubbzy! Wow! Wow!"
I dare you to listen to the Wubbzy theme song and not sing along.
No, I DOUBLE dare ya!!
Although this loveable cartoon is for a much younger age group (preschool), older kids will also get a kick out the funny characters and Pac-Man style simple animation.
The main character is a squarish yellow creature with a long tail that can bend into any shape, including a spring, which he uses from time to time for rapid locomotion. His friends are an overly-enthusiastic female rabbit inventor named Widget, and a bespectacled and very intelligent purple creature named Walden. Each has a catch phrase of their own, which kids will soon be repeating ad nauseam.
This DVD contains 8 episodes from Season One, and is the first DVD released from the series.
A Tale of Tails
Widget's Wild Ride
Attack Of The 50-foot Fleegle
Come Spy with Me
Wubbzy Tells a Whopper
Mt. Fizzy Pop
Each episode has a positive message for kids, such as being comfortable with who you are; not touching things that don't belong to you; telling the truth; the importance of reading instructions; the joys of having friends, and much more.
It may drive parents crazy, but kids will love it. So the next time your child utters the phrase "That's koooky", rest assured that he/she heard it on this show, and not from your psychiatrist or mother-in-law.
"Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Wubbzy! Wubbzy! Wow! Wow!"
Darn! Now I'll be singing it for days
Warning: Addictive. Do not watch while driving or operating heavy machinery
Caution: There are already over sixty episodes, so be prepared for multiple DVD purchases.
Helpful hint: Christmas is coming. Recommended for any preschoolers on your list.
Amanda Richards, October 1, 2008
Wubbzy is in the eye of the beholder, but the tunes rock!
Gregory Ehrbar | Orlando, FL | 10/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My young son loves this show, so was eager to share this with him. He enjoyed watching the collection of cartoons over and over again, but could not elaborate much about why he liked it. But it's a nice little show and it isn't as annoying or overly offensive as some of today's somewhat cynical kid's cartoons. The best thing about it is that we can let the kids watch this on DVD and not see the questionable clusters of ads and promos that Nick Jr. slips in with their preschool shows. We like many of their shows, but avoid watching broadcast version because we can't trust them to restrain from buckshot advertising.
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy looks to me to be created in what is known as "flash animation," a computer-based process that moves shapes and characters digitally rather than with cel animation. It looks like late 50's/early 60 animation, much in the style of "Tom Terrific," but with a more flowing feel and a kind of early video game style thrown in. Since one of the people behind the show is former Hanna-Barbera president Fred Seibert, it makes me wonder if, had HB stayed its own entity, if we would have seen Flintstones and Yogi cartoons done this way.
Grey Delisle, the voice of Wubbzy, is one of those highly skilled but rarely acknowledged voice artists that have more a role in our lives than we think. You've probably heard her and not realized it, since she does so many commercials and cartoons. My kids first heard her voice as toddlers when she was the voice of a little Teddy Bear in a Jump Start educational computer CD-ROM. She reminds me of Bernice Hansen, who was the specialist in child voices in the 1940's, particularly as Sniffles in various Warner cartoons.
My personal favorite part of the cartoons are the delightfully bubblegum pop tunes between the stories. You can also select a series of them to play as videos. I'd buy a CD of these songs in a heartbeat, since I'm an Archies fan from 'way back."
My neice and nephews love it!
Danielle | Illinois | 10/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen "Wow Wow Wubbzy" on Noggin and thought it was a pretty cute show, especially compared to some other shows that are featured on Noggin and Nick Jr. The world of "Wow Wow Wubbzy" is cute and colorful as are the characters. Also there's something about this show that kids love. Everytime that I put this DVD in for my 5 year old neice and 2 year old nephew to watch, they just sat and engrossed in it. It's like it hypnotised them or something. It made me laugh.
From an adult's point of view, I found "Wow Wow Wubbzy" to be entertaining and certainly tolerable to watch more than once. My neice's favorite episode on the DVD is "Special Delivery", while my personal favorite is "Attack of the 50-Foot Fleegle". One confusing part of the show for me, is that Wubbzy is being voiced by a woman (some will recognise the voice as that of Emily Elizabeth's in "Clifford") but Wubbzy is supposed to be male.
I definitely would recommend this DVD to anyone who has children in their lives. I think it's a great buy as well since it has 8 episodes on it plus a really fun game and printables."