Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! “Wubb Idol” DVD Featuring Beyoncé Knowles
Posted Oct 23 2009 10:00pm
Top-Rated Nickelodeon TV Event Takes the Spotlight Again with Release of Star-Studded Full-Length Movie Starring the
“Wubb-able” and One-and-Only Wubbzy!
This was such a delight to my grandaughter Chloe! She is Wubbzy’s number one fan, and she dances and sings along with this wonderful Wubbzy adventure, and she never seems to tire of it!! We always look forward to Wubbzy time in our house! We can’t wait for whatever comes next!! YOU GO WUB!!!!!
Lights! Camera! Wubbzy! “Wubb Idol,” the animated preschool movie hit from the Emmy® Award-winning Nick Jr. TV show, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, takes center stage in stores nationwide on DVD! The highly-anticipated release from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the newest – and most “A list”! – installment of the best-selling DVD series starring the cute and quirky character whose unique brand of heart, humor and huggability is “wow! wow! wow!-ing” and winning over preschoolers and their families nationwide. “Wubb Idol” makes its DVD debut on Tuesday October 13. New “Wubb Idol”-themed books from Scholastic and toys from Fisher-Price will help further the “four-star” presence for Wubbzy at retail this fall.
Multi-award-winning international pop sensation Beyoncé Knowles makes her voiceover debut in “Wubb Idol” – her first-ever children’s project – as Shine, the lead singer of the most awesome girl group, The Wubb Girlz! The standout DVD features a new original song composed and performed by Ms. Knowles titled, “Sing-a-Song.”
“Wubb Idol” hit a high note the week of April 27 on Nickelodeon when the TV movie capped off a weeklong “Wubb Girlz” spectacular, capturing the imagination of audiences all across the country and reaching a combined 6.5 million total viewers. Monday’s (April 27) Wubbzy! repeat telecast at 1:30 p.m. earned the distinction of the highest-rated Wubbzy! episode of the year and the week’s #1 preschool telecast.*
“‘Wubb Idol’ was such a huge hit with audiences on Nickelodeon, that we’re thrilled to bring it to DVD – with even more content, bonus features and fun – for kids and families nationwide to enjoy together whenever they wish,” said Julie Cartwright, VP of Brand Marketing for Anchor Bay Entertainment. “With its engaging storyline and catchy music, kids of all ages won’t be able to resist singing, dancing, and laughing along – and that’s what Wubbzy! is all about.”
“‘Wubb Idol’ reflects the warm and endearing spirit of the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! TV show,” said Susan Miller, President of Bolder Media and an Executive Producer of the series. “Each new episode entertains children while presenting positive messages about friendship, inclusiveness, and being happy with who you are – whether or not you live in Wuzzleburg.”
In “Wubb Idol” (SRP $16.98), Wubbzy, his best friends, Walden, Widget and Daizy, can’t wait for the most popular girl group, The Wubb Girlz, to pay a visit to host the “Wuzzleburg Idol” talent show! Everyone in town hopes to win the contest. If Wubbzy can wow the judges, he’ll get the chance to go on to Wuzzlewood and perform with Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine at their big concert and maybe even become a movie star! But will he remember the importance of just being himself? Viewers join “Wubb-Z,” Walden, Widget and Daizy and special guest stars Beyoncé and former ET anchor Jann Carl – on the coolest, star-powered road trip ever filled with singing, dancing, best friends and more!
The new 93-minute DVD – with double the content of the “Wubb Idol” TV movie – also features special activities, coloring pages, music videos and more!
The retail debut of the “Wubb Idol” DVD adds to the fast-growing Wubbzy! merchandise program, which includes the best-selling DVDs, “A Tale of Tails,” “A Little Help From My Friends,” “Wubbzy’s Big Movie,” and “Pirate Treasure.” Extending the “Wubb Idol” fun even further are two new books on the way from Scholastic in August 2009 – Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Lights! Camera! Wubbzy! (SRP $4.99) and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Wubbzy and the Wubb Girlz (SRP $5.99) – as well as an assortment of toys from Fisher-Price, including Sing-a-Song Shine, a new doll inspired by the “Wubb Idol” singing sensation. Kids can press Shine’s tummy to hear phrases from the show and her signature tune – “Sing-a-Song” (SRP $24.99).
Helping to fuel the buzz around “Wubb Idol” are new interactive games and activities on NickJr.’s award-winning website (www.nickjr.com), where Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! has consistently been the top game for two years running. Also a star on the online and social media circuit, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! boasts the first-ever podcasts for preschoolers.
Now in its second season on Nick Jr.® and Nickelodeon’s Noggin®, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is the #2-rated preschool property on Nick Jr. behind only Dora the Explorer as of Q4 2008. The series is produced by Bolder Media, Inc. in association with Starz Media, LLC’s Film Roman Animation Studio. The worldwide hit – on-screen, on-shelf and online – is broadcast in more than 60 countries.
The top-rated Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! supports a range of important preschool social skills, including sharing, listening, compromising, helping and appreciating others, self-awareness and the use of humor as a coping skill. Although their world is more fanciful and imaginative than our own, Wubbzy and his friends deal with the same social and developmental issues faced by preschoolers. They learn how they fit into the group, how to understand their own feelings and those of others, and how to get along with one another. Young viewers learn the value of friendship and community as they have fun watching Wubbzy and his friends tackle these issues in each new adventure.