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Archive for the ‘Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!’

Have a “Great and Grumpy” Holiday

December 25th, 2010

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! episode #213a

– Eric

“Wubbzy” Main Title Storyboard

August 26th, 2010

“Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” Main Title

Here’s creator Bob Boyle’s old storyboard for the Wubbzy main title sequence. Note how on the older pages you can still see the Wubbzy, Widget and Walden title, one of a few names considered before Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! was settled upon.

– Eric

“Wubbzy Goes to School” DVD out Now

August 11th, 2010

The Wubbzy Goes to School DVD is now available ($12.99 on Amazon; cheap!). With a Wubbtastic running time of seventy minutes, the DVD includes the cartoons “Who Needs School?,” “New Kid on the Block,” “Gotta Dance,” “Wubbzy the Star,” “You Gotta Have Art,” and “Magic Tricks.” Title cards!:

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“Tale of Tails” Backgrounds

August 10th, 2010

Widget's Workshop - Exterior

Here are half a dozen background from the very first episode of Bob Boyle’s Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, “A Tale of Tails.” Click on any to take you to larger versions. Some first season credits, too:

Art Director: Bob Boyle
Design Supervisor: Steve Daye
Background Design: Brian Johnson and Kyle Neswald
Color Supervisor: Teri Shikasho
Background and Color Key: Kristin Donner, Holly Kim, Janice Kubo, Melanie Pava

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Bob Boyle Stops by Vroman’s

May 18th, 2010

Were you lucky enough to hang out with Bob Boyle at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena last weekend? If you were, you got to watch him draw Wubbzy as well as hear him read from his latest books, Hugo and The Joy of Math. If you weren’t, watch the very compressed version of the event above. Bob’s able assistant you see in the film is Mr. Warburton of Code Name: Kids Next Door mega-fame.

And when you’re through watching this video, go buy a copy of Hugo (or another one, as the case may be). (Oh, and Mr. Warburton’s own book, 1000 Times No, while not as essential as The Joy of Math, may be bought here.)

– Eric

“Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String” Released Today

March 23rd, 2010

Congratulations to our good pal, Bob Boyle. Along with the dream of creating his own TV series (a goal he’s achieved twice, with Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Yin! Yang! Yo!), Bob’s always wanted to publish his own kids’ books. Today, Random House and Bolder Books for Boys and Girls release his brand new book, Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String. Congratulations, Bob. This one’s been a long time coming.

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Wubbzy Wows Wall Street

October 12th, 2009

To promote tomorrow’s release of the Wubb Idol DVD, Wubbzy rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. The Dow is up 10.96 to 9875.90 as of 2:20 p.m. ET. Pork bellies are down, doodleberry pies are up in late trading.

Wubb Idol DVD

– Eric

Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine - The Wubb Girlz

April 28th, 2009

wubbzy from rachael Perriello on Vimeo.

So we’re in the middle Wubb Idol week here at Frederator and Nick Jr. The movie premieres in its entirety on Nick Jr this Friday, May 1, at 1:00 p.m. However, the four half-hours that make up the movie are being shown every morning, Monday through Thursday this week, at 10:00 a.m. In addition to its Friday afternoon airing, the movie will also be shown over at Noggin on Sunday, May 3, at 1:00 p.m.

– Eric

Wubbzy - Model and Rules

April 16th, 2009

Wubbzy Model Sheet

Did we already post these poses, possibly? Click through for larger versions.

– Eric

Wubbzy World Autism Awareness Day

February 20th, 2009

In a partnership with Autism Speaks, Bob Boyle’s Wubbzy is on board to promote World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 in an effort to help increase awareness of the condition as a global health crisis.

Wubbzy will be front and center in a series of TV and web banner PSAs from Autism Speaks and the Ad Council. He’ll also featured on the website Walk with Wubbzy which provides ideas on how to celebrate WAAD in communities and drive donations. The walk takes place in more than 75 communities in the US, Canada, and UK. Last year’s walk raised more than $40,000.