The Season 1 title card.

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss is a show produced by The Jim Henson Company focusing on characters from the Dr. Seuss books translated into puppet characters. The cast of characters featured Seuss' well-known characters, specifically The Cat in the Hat, who was the host of the show, Horton, and on occasion, the Grinch. New characters and storylines were often added but primarily remained similar to the books.

All of the puppets were made by the Muppet Workshop and was filmed in front of a blue screen, with whimsical CGI backgrounds by Silicon Graphics added later.

The series aired on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 1998. It reran on former California PBS affiliate KCET and its two seasons are available for streaming.

Wubbulous World Episodes

Click here for a list of episodes. [1]

Cast

Main characters[edit]

  • The Cat in the Hat - (performed by Bruce Lanoil in Season 1, Martin P. Robinson in Season 2) - The main character of the series. He starts out as a trickster, then becomes a more nurturing host.
  • Terrence McBird (performed by Anthony Asbury) - A bird that joins the main cast in Season 2.
  • The Little Cats - They debuted in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
    • Little Cat A (performed by Kathryn Mullen in Season 1, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph in Season 2) - Seen as one of the Cat in the Hat's sidekicks.
    • Little Cat B (performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - Seen as one of the Cat in the Hat's sidekicks.
    • Little Cat C (performed by John Kennedy) - Seen as one of the Cat in the Hat's sidekicks.
    • Little Cat F (performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - Seen in Season 2 at the Cat in the Hat's playhouse.
    • Little Cat N (performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - Seen in Season 2 at the Cat in the Hat's playhouse. He/She appears in 'The Cat in the Hat Cleans Up His Act', ending his/her sentences with 'sir'.
    • Little Cat P (performed by Tim Lagasse) - Seen in Season 2 at the Cat in the Hat's playhouse.
    • Little Cat S (performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - Seen in Season 2 at the Cat in the Hat's playhouse.
    • Little Cat Z (performed by Anthony Asbury) - Seen in Season 2 at the Cat in the Hat's playhouse. He is the smallest of all, and possesses a hipster quality, muttering "Zip zap" and the like.
  • The Grinch (performed by Anthony Asbury) - He appeared from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. He likes to dampen other people's fun and pleasure.
  • Max the Dog (performed by Kathryn Mullen in Season 1, Stephanie D'Abruzzo in Season 2) - He appeared from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Max is the Grinch's long suffering dog.
  • Fox and Knox (performed by Bruce Lanoil in Season 1, Tim Lagasse in Season 2 and John Kennedy) - They appeared from Fox in Socks. Fox is lively and Knox is moody and easily annoyed. The only episode where Fox appeared without Knox is "The Sounds All Around."
  • Yertle the Turtle (performed by Anthony Asbury) - Yertle is a turtle who tries to be king of anything. He is a dictator.
  • Horton the Elephant (performed by John Kennedy) - He appeared from Horton Hears a Who! and Horton Hatches the Egg. He is steadfast.
  • Morton the Elephant-Bird (performed by Kathryn Mullen in Season 1, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph in Season 2) - He appeared from Horton Hatches the Egg.
  • Jane Kangaroo (performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - She appeared from Horton Hears a Who!. She is very strict.
  • Junior Kangaroo (performed by Kathryn Mullen in Season 1, Tim Lagasse in Season 2) - He appeared from Horton Hears a Who! and is the son of Jane Kangaroo. By season 2, he and Morton have become friends.
  • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (performed by Anthony Asbury) - A moose who is still big-hearted. In this show, Thidwick is also the uncle of Morton the Elephant-Bird as seen in "The Birthday Moose." Thidwick was later dropped from the show at the end of Season 1.
  • The Wickershams - A family of apes who come from Horton Hears a Who! They are often employed by Jane Kangaroo and/or Yertle the Turtle. They are bullies.
  • Norval the Fish (performed by John Kennedy) - Norval would appear in different roles in the show. Around Season 2, Norval would work as an advisor to the King Derwin of the Kingdom of Didd.
  • Sarah Hall Small (performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - A girl who is a resident of Seussville.
  • Matthew Katroom (performed by Anthony Asbury) - A boy who is a resident of Seussville and is good friends with Sarah Hall Small.
  • Sam-I-Am (performed by John Kennedy) - He appeared from Green Eggs and Ham. He appeared in Season 2 where he would often lend a hand to the Cat in the Hat. He is very persistent.
  • Pam-I-Am (performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - A female counterpart of Sam-I-Am and expert repair girl. The Cat in the Hat often uses the Pam Phone to call on her.
  • Sally Spingel-Spungel-Sporn (performed by Camille Bonora in "The Muckster", Stephanie D'Abruzzo in "Max the Hero" and "Horton Has a Hit") - She came from The Cat in the Hat Song Book.
  • King Derwin (performed by Anthony Asbury) - The King of the Kingdom of Didd who came from The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
  • Princess Tizz (performed by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph) - The daughter of King Derwin.
  • Milo (performed by John Kennedy) - A boy who resides in the Kingdom of Didd and serves as King Derwin's page.
  • The Yapper-Nap - A monster likes to takes nap in Seussville.

Other characters[edit]

  • Snark (performed by Fran Brill) - A pink bird that appears and lives in the Jungle of Nool. She is seen in Season 2. It is a recycled version of Youknow Bird from The Muppet Show.
  • Sneels (performed by Kathryn Mullen and Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - The sneels are green and pink furry creatures that live in the Jungle of Nool. They were previously used as background cave creatures in Fraggle Rock, but had different eyes here.
  • Mick Maputo Bird (performed by Anthony Asbury) - An Elvis Presley-themed bird that lives in the Jungle of Nool who is also seen in season 2. He sings "Out in the Jungle" in the episode "The Cat in the Hat's Indoor Picnic."
  • Whozits - Smaller counterparts to the Whos.

Puppeteers

  • Anthony Asbury - Terrence McBird, Little Cat Z, The Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, Matthew Katroom, King Derwin, Milo, Bald Eagle with Toupee, Bullfrog, Dad Tidbiddle, Footman, Gink, Grandpa Jacob Kangaroo, Little Guy in Machine, Morris Nooly, Morton's Purple Friend, Mick Maputo Bird, Mrs. Zabarelli, Onlooker #3, The Royal Herald, Singing Classmate in Play, Uncle Bocks, Uncle Schmeeze, Voice from Globe
  • Leslie Carrara-Rudolph - Little Cat A (1998), Morton the Elephant Bird (1998), Princess Tizz, Max the Dog (1998)
  • Stephanie D'Abruzzo - Little Cat B, Little Cat F, Little Cat N, Little Cat S, Jane Kangaroo, Max the Dog (1997), Pam-I-Am, Sarah Hall Small, Admiral Abigail Breeze, Annie DeLoo, Backup Singer, Bunny, The Cheese, Civil Servant #4, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Dolores Nooly, 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 (in "Max the Hero" and "Horton Has a Hit"), Space Creature, Sue Snue, Tallullah, The Travel Poohbah
  • John E. Kennedy - Little Cat C, Horton the Elephant, Mr. Knox, Norval the Fish, Sam-I-Am, Felix Finkledooper, Alvin, Announcer, Armand, Backup Singer, The Birthday Bird, Celli, 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, Money Whozit, Mr. Dorfman, Muckster, Narrator, Nervous Whozit, Raffle Ticket-Selling Whozit, Rock Singer, Singing Lion, Spaceman, Uncle Docks, Uncle Dutter (assistant), Uncle Norton the Elephant, The Grinch (assistant in The Guest and There is Nothing to Fear in Here)
  • Tim Lagasse - Little Cat P, Fox in Socks (1998), Junior Kangaroo (1998), Annoying Greebles, Bunky Balaban, The Clam, Eskimo Kid, Mr. Moriarty Seagoin Eccles, Old Man Time, Scotty, Sid Spider, The Speaker, The Grinch's light-hand puppeteer (in The Song of the Zubble Wump)
  • Bruce Lanoil - The Cat in the Hat (1996–1997), Fox in Socks (1996–1997), Alonzo, Announcer, Aunt May, Barney Balaban, Big Nosed Whozit, Big-Bottomed Rumpit, Bob, First Mate, Grandpa Mullally, Green-Tufted Sneel (in "Yertle the King"), Haji, The Hum-Bleeper, King of the Wickershams, King Noogle of Nug, Larry Nooly, Little Wimpy Guy (puppetry only), Mayor's Servant, Money Whozit, Morton's Pink Friend, Mr. Webley, Newsboy, Onlooker #2, Pa Blozzit, Ronald Q. Clark, Singing Classmate in Play, Subscription-Selling Whozit, Tiger, Uncle Dutter, Unhappy Man, Zander, Zauber, The Grinch's singing voice (in The Guest)
  • Kathryn Mullen - Little Cat A (1996–1997), Junior Kangaroo (1996–1997), Max the Dog (in "The Guest"), Morton the Elephant Bird (1996–1997), 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 Tidbiddle, Money Whozit, Mrs. Orissa Buttons, Onlooker #1, Pink-Tufted Sneel, Princess Mindy, Queen Regina of Ka-Larry, The Sandwich, Singing Classmate in Play, Squirrel, The Teacher, Tubby Tarbaloot, Verma
  • Marty Robinson - The Cat in the Hat (1998), Civil Servant #1, Civil Servant #2, Civil Servant #5, Civil Servant #6, The Milk, The Old Man

Credits

[2]*Executive Producer: Michael K. Frith, David Steven Cohen, and Brian Henson

  • Produce by Lauren Gray  and Bob Stein
  • Directors: David Gumpel, John Leo, Kathryn Mullen (season 1), David Nebel, Scott Preston, Stephanie Simpson (season 1), Emily Squires (season 1), Rick Velleu (season 1)
  • Writers: Carin Greenberg Baker, Lou Berger, David Steven Cohen, Gary Cooper, Annie Evans, Adam Felber (season 1), Jerry Kupfer (season 1), Phil Lollar, Bill Marsilli, Jay Martel (season 1), Alan Neuwirth, Will Ryan, Mo Rocca (season 1), Craig Shemin, Stephaine Simpson (season 1), Belinda Ward
  • Consulting Producer: Will Ryan
  • Production Designer: Ed Eyth This
  • Music: Joe Carroll
  • Songs: Joe Carroll, Mark Gray, Peter Thom, Russ Irwin, and Bill Marsilli
  • Puppet Captain: Kathryn Mullen
  • Technical Director: Tom Guadarrama

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