WordWorld is an American CGI animated television series that debuted on PBS Kids. It was created by Don Moody, Jacqueline Moody, Peter Schneider and Gary Friedman. WordWorld was produced by The Learning Box and WTTW-TV. The series premiered on September 3, 2007 and ended on January 17, 2011 with 45 episodes and 3 seasons.

WordWorld
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GenreEducational children's television series[1]
Created byDon Moody
Jacqueline Moody
Peter Schneider
Gary Friedman
Directed byOlexa Hewryk
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes45
Production
Executive producer(s)Don Moody
Jacqueline Moody
Olexa Hewryk
Sue Hollenberg
Producer(s)Sue Hollenberg
Alia Nakashima
Running time28 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkPBS Kids
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 3, 2007 (2007-09-03) – January 17, 2011 (2011-01-17)
External links
Website

Contents

PremiseEdit

WordWorld is the first preschool series where words are truly the stars of the show! Come along for an adventurous romp into a colorful, vibrant world of words with Duck and his lovable, legible WordFriends—animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are.[2]

CastEdit

H.D. Quinn as Dog, Duck, Ant and Fly

Lenore Zann as Kangaroo

George Bailey as Bug, Monkey and Pig

Daryl Ekroth as Frog

Mirm Kriegel as Bear

Veronica Taylor as Cow and Sheep

Marc Thompson as Robot, Shark and Turtle

Meredith Zeitlin as Fish

ReceptionEdit

CriticalEdit

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the series 4 out of 5 stars; saying that, “The show is perfectly suited for preschoolers' learning level, and it will entertain them as it reinforces their knowledge of letters, sounds, and simple words. With its imaginative design and with the various font styles used to create the letter-based objects, the WordWorld package is delightful enough to draw in parents almost as readily as kids.”[1]

AwardsEdit

2009 Emmy Award Winner Outstanding Children’s Animated Program Outstanding Writing in Animation[3]

2008 Emmy Award Winner Outstanding Achievement in Main Title[3]

Three 2008 Parents’ Choice Awards: Gold Welcome to WordWorld DVD Rocket to the Moon DVD WordWorld Television Series[3]

Creative Child Magazine – Creative Toys Awards 2008 Preferred Choice Award: Barn Bucket Set 2008 Seal of Excellence Award: Pull-Apart Plush[3]

2004 Preferred Choice Award: Pull Apart Plush[3]

2008 Toy Wishes Magazine All-Star Award WordPuzzle with Sound: Duck’s Beach Party[3]

Interactive Media Awards 2007 Best in Class: PBS Kids WordWorld Website[3]

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Original Airdate
First aired Last aired
1 26 September 3, 2007 December 1, 2008
2 14 February 13, 2009 December 28, 2009
3 5 October 4, 2010 January 17, 2011

Season 1: 2007–08Edit

# Episode Original airdate
101 Runaway O/Happy Birthday, Dog! September 3, 2007
102 There's An Ant In Every Giant/Chef Sheep September 4, 2007
103 Rocket To The Moon/The Birds September 5, 2007
104 The Mystery of The Disappearing Pie/Duck's Family Reunion September 6, 2007
105 Sh-Sh-Shark!/Dog Wants To Play Ball September 13, 2007
106 Pies, Pies, Pies!/Waterlogged September 14, 2007
107 Dog's Camping Adventure/V Is For Vacation September 17, 2007
108 Snug As A Bug/Nightlight September 18, 2007
109 Duck's First Sleepover/One Hat Fits All October 29, 2007
110 Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast November 19, 2007
111 Boppin' With The Bug Band/Shuffleword November 26, 2007
112 Princess Sheep/W Drought January 31, 2008
113 Robots To The Rescue!/Radio Read-A-thon February 15, 2008
114 Pl-Pl-Plane/Mail Mix-Up March 3, 2008
115 Pig's Present/Tick Tock Space Clock March 21, 2008
116 Castle In The Sea/Get Your Coat April 7, 2008
117 Superhero Sheep/Pirate Ship April 8, 2008
118 Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale May 5, 2008
119 Race To The Mystery Island/A Star Is Born May 6, 2008
120 Back On Track/The Rainbow Birthday Cake May 23, 2008
121 Bit By Bit/Ride 'Em CowBear June 23, 2008
122 Play Ball/M Is For Map June 24, 2008
123 Flying Ant/The Dancing Duck Bonanza July 7, 2008
124 The Lost Letter L/Catch That C! August 18, 2008
125 A Kooky Spooky Halloween/Sheep's Halloween Costume October 6, 2008
126 The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present For Dog December 1, 2008

Season 2: 2009Edit

# Episode Original airdate
201 My Fuzzy Valentine/Love, Bug February 13, 2009
202 Duck Saves Spider's Web/Caterpillar Gets A Home March 31, 2009
203 Bugs To The Rescue!/Sheep's First Bike Ride April 13, 2009
204 Duck's Hiccups/Achoo! May 11, 2009
205 Get Well Soon Soup/Mmm-mmm-milk! May 12, 2009
206 Get Set For "ET"/Duck Plays The Piano June 15, 2009
207 Shark's First Day of School/Shark's First Loose Tooth July 13, 2009
208 Duck At Bat/You Can Never Have Too Many "OO's July 14, 2009
209 The Best Nest/Duck's Family Reunion September 7, 2009
210 Bed Bugs/Snug As A Bug September 8, 2009
211 Totally Terrific Duck/A Star Is Born October 12, 2009
212 Dog's Having a Party/Dog Wants To Play Ball November 8, 2009
213 Welcome Home, Duck/The Lost Letter L November 10, 2009
214 Bear's Bed Sled/Sh-Sh-Shark! December 28, 2009

Season 3: 2010–11Edit

# Episode Original airdate
301 A String's The Thing/J-J-Jelly October 4, 2010
302 Kite Flight/Hide And Seek October 5, 2010
303 The Really Red Ruby/Firefighters To The Rescue November 1, 2010
304 Think In The Rink/X Marks the Spot November 3, 2010
305 Race to the Spaceship/Sandbox Surprise January 17, 2011

External linksEdit

  1. ^ a b Ashby, Emily (3 September 2007). "WordWorld Review". Common Sense Media.
  2. ^ "Show Overview". wordworld.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "awards". wordworld.com.