Wilbur (TV series)
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|Opening theme||"Books are moo-ve-lous"|
|Ending theme||"Books are moo-ve-lous" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||27|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||Mercury Filmworks|
|Picture format||HDTV 720p|
|Original release||April 16, 2007 –|
March 18, 2008
Wilbur is a Canadian children's television series that premiered on the Ready Set Learn block on Discovery Kids on April 16, 2007 and then moved to TLC on April 23, 2007. The series was produced by Mercury Filmworks, in association with Chilco Productions, EKA Distribution and Egmont Imagination. The series ended on March 18, 2008. A pilot for Wilbur was produced by Cuppa Coffee in 2001. Prior to that, the franchise existed as a series of video-cassette tapes produced in 1997.
A key aim of the show was to get young children excited about reading, as its tagline is "Books are moo-ve-lous" and the phrase features in the show's theme song, as well.
Each episode of Wilbur was split into two shorts. In each short Wilbur and his friends would encounter a problem. After this, Wilbur gets a wiggling sensation which prompts him to read a book that guides the group in solving their problem. The book in question is usually wholly made up for the purposes of the show and features Wilbur and his friends. After the group discusses their problem and its resolution, they read through the short book a second time, and clips show children reciting the line "Once upon a time" at the beginning and saying "The end" at the end of the story.
After the series ended, reruns continued to air until June 24, 2012.
- Wilbur the Calf (voiced by Julie Lemieux)
- Dasha the Duck (voiced by Emma Pustil) is Wilbur's best friend.
- Ray (voiced by Ian Busher) is a friendly Rooster.
- Libby the Lamb (voiced by Taylor Barber) is a little girl lamb every other member of the cast helps to look after. She speaks with a toddler's lisp and looks up to Wilbur.
|1||Sensational Wilbur/Pizza Dasha||April 16, 2007|
|2||A Swingin' Time/The Big Barnyard Show||April 30, 2007|
|3||Wilbur's Wobbly Bed/Wiggly Fun||May 1, 2007|
|4||Mysterious Sound/Growing Pains||May 8, 2007|
|5||Dasha's New Friend/Ray Loses His Crow||May 15, 2007|
|6||Wish You Were Here/Sheep Shape||May 22, 2007|
|7||Can't Wait/Bubbles for Libby||May 29, 2007|
|8||Rhyme Time/The Sound of Moosic||September 6, 2007|
|9||Rain Dance/Milk and Sandwiches||September 13, 2007|
|10||Libby's Picnic/Squeaker Come Home||September 20, 2007|
|11||Libby's Bubble/High Slide||September 27, 2007|
|12||Scarecrow/Oh Solo Moo||October 1, 2007|
|13||Hay Day/Wilbur's Camp Out||October 8, 2007|
|14||Libby's Apple/On Dasha's Pond||October 15, 2007|
|15||Spring Egg Hunt/Spring Bees||October 22, 2007|
|16||Leaf It to Libby/Hay Fever||October 29, 2007|
|17||Getting into Shapes/The Wright Stuff||November 5, 2007|
|18||Ray's Socks/Spilled Apples||November 12, 2007|
|19||Wilbur's Nap/Broken Toy||November 19, 2007|
|20||Two Reds Are Better Than One/Thanks for Everything||November 26, 2007|
|21||Funny Dress-Up Night/All That Glitters||December 3, 2007|
|22||Snowflake Fest/Snowbuddies||December 10, 2007|
|23||The Wright Stuff/Broken Toy||December 17, 2007|
|24||Friendship Day/Repeat After Me||December 24, 2007|
|25||Sheep Need Sleep/Libby's Marbles||December 31, 2007|
|26||The Fence/The Magic Word||March 11, 2008|
|27||Wilbur's Birthday/Me First, You First||March 18, 2008|
|28||Wilbur's Merry Little Christmas||April 4, 2008|
|29||Wilbur's Bee Attack||May 8, 2008|
|30||Wilbur Meets Milo||May 12, 2008|