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Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is an American children's educational Flash animated television series created by Bob Boyle. The series was produced by Bolder Media and Starz Media in association with Film Roman, and it was animated by Bardel Entertainment using both Toon Boom and Adobe Flash software. Boyle submitted his original concept as a book to Frederator Studios, the lead creative partner in Bolder Media. After more than 6000 children's book concepts were reviewed, his submission was selected for development into an animated series for preschoolers. Bob Boyle, Susan Miller, Mark Warner, and Fred Seibert served as executive producers.

Censorship[]

Australian censorship[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 5b (Mr. Cool)
    1. After an uncensored broadcast of the episode, a family sent a complaint to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) due to the term, the "Spastic Ostrich". After review, the episode was banned from future broadcasts on the ABC.[1]

Latin American censorship[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 18b (Puddle Muddle)
    1. The scene where Wubbzy bathes and dresses was cut. This scene is not censored in the Brazilian dub.

International[]

censorship[]

Wow!_Wow!_Wubbzy!_-_Mr._Unlucky_(Arabic_-_Part_2)

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! - Mr. Unlucky (Arabic - Part 2)

Season 2[]

  • Episode 50a (Mr. Unlucky)
    1. The scene where Wubbzy gets into a collision at a Farmer Whiffle's farm for a horseshoe from Snoozy was cut.[2]

UK censorship[]

Season 1[]
  • Episode 5b (Mr. Cool)
    1. The scene where Widget says "the Spastic Ostrich" was re-dubbed to "The Funky Ostrich" as the word "spastic" has a highly offensive connotation when referring to disabled people.

French censorship[]

Season 1[]
  • Episode 5b (Mr. Cool)
    1. The scene where Widget says "the Spastic Ostrich." was modified for the France 3 broadcast. In the France 3 version, "spastic" is muted. The word "The" was also initially omitted, though added back in France 3 broadcasts in late May 2022.[3] After the channel rebranded to ici, the scene was revised once again, with the phrase changed to "The Crazy Ostrich."[4]
Season 2[]
  • Episode 37a (Cupid's Little Helper)
    1. The scene where Daizy kisses Wubbzy was cut from broadcasts due to concerns of being controversial to some viewers at the time.[5]

Where to find it uncensored[]

The original version, the international versions, the VHS, DVD and Blu-ray releases are completely uncensored, and streaming services carry the show uncensored.

References[]

  1. Public Report on Audience Comments and Complaints (PDF), Australian Broadcasting Corporation. April - June 2008.
  2. Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! - Mr. Unlucky (Arabic | Part 2) by MilkProductions, YouTube. 2021-08-14.
  3. France 3 censorship of Wubbzy by Ultriax, YouTube. 2022-05-07.
  4. ici wubbzy censorship by Ultriax, YouTube. 2022-10-10.
  5. cupid’s little helper ending, but better (more ici censorship) by Ultriax, YouTube. 2022-10-23.

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