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The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

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The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss
Created byDr. Seuss (characters)
Based onThe Works of Theodor Geisel
Directed byDavid Gumpel
Creative director(s)Ed Eyth
Presented byBruce Lanoil
Theme music composerJoe Caroll, Hal J. Cohen and David Steven Cohen
Opening themeWubbulous Feet
Ending themeWubbulous Feet (instrumental)
Composer(s)Joe Caroll, Mark Gray, Peter Thom, Steve Klapper, Hal J. Cohen, Zina Goldrich and David Steven Cohen
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes60
Executive producer(s)
  • Jonathan C. Meath
  • David Gumpel
Production location(s)Kaufman Astoria Studios
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorThe Jim Henson Company
Hit Entertainment (2004–present)
Original network
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseJanuary 8, 2002 (2002-01-08) –

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The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss is an American longest running children's television series based on characters created by Dr. Seuss, produced by The Jim Henson Company. It aired since January 8, 2002, on PBS Kids. It combines live puppets with digitally animated backgrounds, and since its first season, refashioning characters and themes from the original Dr. Seuss books into new stories that often retained much of the flavor of Dr. Seuss' own works.


In many respects, longest running tv show of the program are very different shows. The virtual settings seen in this longest running show are created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Kaufman Astoria Studios. Each episode is a self-contained story based on Dr. Seuss characters such as Yertle the Turtle and Horton the Elephant. The unifying element is that the stories are introducing and commenting on by The Cat in the Hat (now performed by Bruce Lanoil) who serves as host of the show. Occasionally, The Cat in the Hat himself appears in the episode, reprising his role as a bit of a trickster, as in his original eponymous books (ex. episode 1.28: "The Simplifier").

This show is notable for hewing closely to many of the themes of the original Dr. Seuss stories, which often had a strong moral overtone. As a result, some episodes have distinctly, goofy, colorful, cute or sweet elements which, like some Dr. Seuss books, may be appropriate for all ages.







  • Bruce Lanoil – The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks, Alonzo, Announcer, Aunt May, Barney Balaban, Big Nosed Whozit, Big-Bottomed Rumpit, Bob the King of the Wickershams, First Mate, Grandpa Mullally, Green-Tufted Sneel, Haji, The Hum-Bleeper, King Noogle of Nug, Larry Nooly, Little Wimpy Guy (puppetry only), Mayor's Servant, Mr. Webley, Newsboy, Onlooker #2, Pa Blozzit, Ronald Q. Clark, Rudellis Valloquinox, Yertle the Turtle (assistant in "The King's Beard"), Singing Classmate in Play, Tiger, Uncle Dutter, Unhappy Man, The Wickershams, Zander, Zauber
  • Jennifer Barnhart – Marvin K. Mooney
  • Martin P. Robinson – Civil Servant #1, Civil Servant #2, Civil Servant #5, Civil Servant #6, The Milk, The Old Man, Friver McGee, Flying dog, Oven, Little Lucy’s uncle
  • Anthony Asbury – The Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, Simone McTellow (puppetry only) Bald Eagle with Toupee, Bullfrog, Charlie, Dad Tidbiddle, Footman, Gink, Little Guy in Machine, Mick Maputo Bird, Morris Nooly, Morton's Purple Friend, Mrs. Zabarelli, Onlooker #3, The Royal Herald, Singing Classmate in Play, Uncle Bocks, Uncle Schmeeze, The Wickershams
  • Stephanie D'Abruzzo – Little Cat B, Jane Kangaroo, Max the Dog, Admiral Abigail Breeze, Annie DeLoo, Backup Singer, Bunny, The Cheese, Civil Servant #4, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Dolores Nooly, Dr. Gazeat, Elise, Eskimo Kid, Fiona Phish, Goofy Gargaloof, Green-Tufted Sneel, Happy Announcer, Heather Tidbiddle, Iguana from Xanadu, Lady Fretibula, Lady from "Up With Folks", Lulu, Ma Blozzit, Mandy, Megan Mullally, Mom Jalloo, Morton's Yellow Friend, Mrs. Dorfman, Nola Nicola Raphaella Miraldo, Poodle That Doodles, Sally Spingel-Spungel-Sporn, Space Creature, Sue Snue, Tallullah, The Travel Poohbah, White-Tuffted Floozle Bird
  • John Kennedy – Little Cat C, Horton the Elephant, Mr. Knox, Norval the Fish, Felix Finkledooper, Alvin, Announcer, Armand, Backup Singer, The Birthday Bird, Celli, Delivery Bird, Downer Than Down Whozit, Earl, Flitzpizzle, Hairy, Herbie Tidbiddle, Horace P. Riddley, Irish Setter, Julian Jeremy Jaroo Jalloo, King Lindy of Lime, Little Wimpy Guy (voice), Man from "Up With Folks", McZuff, Mr. Dorfman, Muckster, Nervous Whozit, Raffle Ticket-Selling Kid, Rock Singer, Royal Archer, Singing Lion, Spaceman, Thaddeus, Uncle Docks, Uncle Dutter (assistant), The Wickershams,
  • Leslie Carrara-Rudolph – Little Cat A, Morton the Elephant Bird, The Grinch (assistant in "The Guest"), Aunt Mertle, Babs Balaban, Backup Singer, Civil Servant #3, Daisy's Mom, Disgusted Guest, Down Whozit, Eliza Jane Dorfman, Finnegan, Gertrude, Hopwood, Mayor Stovepipe, Molly Livingood, Mom (Alice) Tidbiddle, Money Whozit, Mrs. Orissa Buttons, Onlooker #1, Number One, Phone Operator, Pink-Tufted Sneel, Princess Mindy, Singing Classmate in Play, Squirrel, The Teacher, Tubby Tarbaloot, Verma
  • Tim Lagasse – Junior Kangaroo, Annoying Greebles, Ben, Bunky Balaban, The Clam, Eskimo Kid, The Grinch's Right Hand Puppeteer (in "The Song Of the Zubble Wump"), Mr. Moriarty Seagoin Eccles, Old Man Time, Scotty, Sid Spider, The Speaker, Smooch Smooch the pooch, Weasel from Sleezeldoo, Mink, Civil Servant #9
  • Joey Mazzarino – Jester Elwood, Announcer, Musical Chorus Whozit
  • Vicki O'Brien – Squirrel, Whozit, Mr. Knox (assistant), Musical Chorus Whozit, Civil Servant #18
  • Susan Garland Little Lucy, Vicky, Queen Regina of Ka-Larry, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (assistant), Fox in Socks (assistant), Musical Chorus Whozit, Civil Servant #19
  • Pam Arciero – Lulu's Dog, Zubble-Wump, Snake, Mama Gink, Musical Chorus Whozit, Civil Servant #20
  • Vicki Eibner – Snooty Bird, Jane Kangaroo (assistant), Musical Chorus Whozit, Poochie the poodle, Civil Servant #17
  • Heather Asch – Sneels, Vicky (assistant), Civil Servant #7
  • Rollie Krewson - Civil Servant #11, Dormouse, Musical Chorus Whozit
  • Brian Meehl – Binkham Tamino McDoyal the third
  • Nikki Tilroe – Operator voice (in "The Simplifier", 2002), Sports Commentator (in "Wubbulous Olympics" (2003))
  • Lily Dawn Tilroe – Civil Servant #13
  • Jim Kroupa – Annoying Greebles, Dad Jalloo, Doily-Cart, Mr. Wimpletwerp, Space Creature, Zippedy Quick, Civil Servant #16
  • John Tartaglia – Bird (in "The Kings Beard" (2003)), Delivery Man, Musical Chorus Whozit, Civil Servant #15
  • Ron Binion - Civil Servant #8
  • Jim Martin - Civil Servant #10, Papa Gink
  • Eric Jacobson – Civil Servant #14
  • Matthew Brooks - Civil Servant #12
  • David Rudman – Civil Servant #21
  • Alice Dinnean – Civil Servant #22
  • Amy Carrara-Rudolph – Civil Servant #23
  • Matt Vogel – Civil Servant #24,
  • Peter Linz – Civil Servant #27
  • Carmen Osbahr – Civil Servant #26
  • Noel MacNeal – Civil Servant #25
  • Jennifer Barnhart – Civil Servant #27
  • Ryan Dillon – Civil Servant #28
  • Julianne Buescher – Civil Servant #29
  • Eric Buescher – Civil Servant #30
  • Fran Brill – Snark

Home video releases[edit]

The series is never systematically issued to home video on either VHS or DVD. Current DVD releases contain four episodes per disc and are a mix of episodes from the seasons.

In 2015, the whole series is released on DVD from Shock Entertainment in Australia.


Title Date
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss celebrates 10th Anniversary January 8, 2012
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss celebrates 15th Anniversaryc January 8, 2017
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss celebrates 20th Anniversary January 8, 2022

Stage Shows[edit]

In March 2003, Michael K. Frith planned the stage show The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss Live on 2004.


PBS Kids aired the series since 2002.

Starz Kids & Family began carrying reruns of the series in 2018.[1]


  1. "Starz Expands, Promises 40% Larger Content Library, More Kids Shows By Year-End". TechCrunch. July 10, 2017.

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