Where's Waldo? (TV series)

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Where's Waldo?
GenreChildren's
Created byMartin Hanford
Based onWhere's Waldo?
Voices ofJoshua Rush
Haley Tju
Thomas Lennon
Eva Carlton
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)F.M. De Marco
John Tellegen
Production company(s)DreamWorks Animation Television
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkUniversal Kids
Original releaseJuly 20, 2019 (2019-07-20)

Where's Waldo? (known in international territories as Where's Wally) is an upcoming American animated children's television series based on the North American variation of the Where's Wally? books by Martin Hanford.[1] The series is produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and is set to debut on Universal Kids on July 20, 2019.[2]

Premise[edit]

The series follows young members of the WorldWide Wanderer Society, Waldo and Wenda, who are sent on travel missions by their mentor, Wizard Whitebeard. Their rival, Odlulu, causes them trouble in their attempts to earn stripes and become wizard-level wanderers.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Joshua Rush as Waldo,[4] a 12-year-old Wanderer in-training.[5]
  • Haley Tju as Wenda,[4] a junior-level Wanderer and Waldo's best friend.[5]
  • Thomas Lennon as Wizard Whitebeard,[4] a wizard-level Wanderer and a mentor to Waldo and Wenda.[5]
  • Eva Carlton as Odlulu,[4] an Anti-Wanderer who used to be in the WorldWide Wanderer Society.[5]
  • Piotr Michael as Fritz, Odlulu's ferret sidekick[5]

Recurring and guest[edit]

Confirmed guest actors for the series include Bobby Moynihan, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Retta, Carlos Alazraqui, Rachel Dratch, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Tom Kenny, Oscar Nunez, Jerry O’Connell, and Hannah Simone.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1
Season # Episode # Title Location Director Writer Airdate U.S. Viewers

(millions)

1
8 Costa Rica...In Color! Costa Rica Lianne Hughes Sam Cherington Jul 6, 2019

Production[edit]

In 2018, it was revealed Where's Waldo? was in the works as part of the expansion of DreamWorks Animation Television.[6] On April 5, 2019, it was announced the series would debut on Universal Kids along with 8 other DreamWorks Animation series previously available on Netflix.[7] The cast was announced on April 26[4] and its airdate was on May 23 before it was delayed to July 20.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Destito, Deanna (April 26, 2019). "WHERE'S WALDO? Premieres In Its Newest Form This July". The Beat. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (May 23, 2019). "Universal Kids Dates 'Where's Waldo?' & 'Norman Picklestripes' Premieres". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (April 5, 2019). "Universal Kids Sets Sights on New 'Where's Waldo?' Toon from DreamWorks". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Petski, Denise (April 26, 2019). "'Where's Waldo?': Joshua Rush, Haley Tju, Eva Carlton & Thomas Lennon Lead Voice Cast For Universal Kids Series From DreamWorks Animation". Deadline. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Meet the Wanderers". Universal Kids. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  6. ^ McLean, Thomas J. (June 28, 2018). "DreamWorks Animation Television Spreads its Wings". AWN. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Whyte, Alexandra (April 5, 2019). "Universal Kids finds new Where's Waldo? series". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. Retrieved May 23, 2019.

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