Wilbur (TV series)

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Wilbur
Wilbur logo.jpg
StarringJulie Lemieux
Emma Pustil
Ian Busher
Taylor Barber
Opening theme"Books are moo-ve-lous"
Ending theme"Books are moo-ve-lous" (instrumental)
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes27
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesMercury Filmworks
Chilco Productions
EKA Distribution
Egmont Imagination
Release
Original networkCBC
Discovery Kids
Picture formatHDTV 720p
Original releaseApril 16, 2007 (2007-04-16) –
March 18, 2008 (2008-03-18)

Wilbur is a Canadian children's television series that premiered on the Ready Set Learn block on Discovery Kids on April 16, 2007[1] and then moved to TLC on April 23, 2007.[2] 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.

Characters[edit]

  • 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.

Episodes[edit]

# Episode Original airdate
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilbur - TV Review". www.commonsensemedia.org. April 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Ball, Ryan (April 5, 2007). "Discovery Unearths Wilbur".

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