Word Party

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Word Party
GenreEducational
Created byAlex Rockwell
Voices ofDorien Davies
Victor Yerrid
Donna Kimball
John Tartaglia
Narrated byPatina Miller
Theme music composerAlex Geringas, Mike Himelstein, Dena Diamond
Opening themeWord Party Song
Ending themeWord Party Instrumental Version
Composer(s)Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English and Spanish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes50
Production
Executive producer(s)Lisa Henson
Halle Stanford
Alex Rockwell
Producer(s)The Jim Henson Company

Gummybear International Inc.

(season 4)
Running time13 minutes
Production company(s)The Jim Henson Company Gummybear International Inc. (season 4)
DistributorNetflix
The Jim Henson Company
Gummybear International Inc. (season 4)
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format1080p
Original releaseJuly 8, 2016 (July 8, 2016) –
present

Word Party (also known as Jim Henson's Word Party) is an American animated children's television series that began airing on Netflix in 2016. The series was created by The Jim Henson Company using Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. The series premiered on July 8, 2016.[1][2] Season 2 premiered on October 21, 2016,[3] and Season 3 premiered on October 6, 2017.

Season 4 premiered on January 21, 2020.[4][5]

Overview[edit]

The vocabulary-building program features four young animals, Kip the Wallaby (John Tartaglia), Bailey the Elephant (Victor Yerrid), Franny the Cheetah (Donna Kimball), and Lulu the Panda (Dorien Davies), "who love to sing, dance and play."[6] The show is narrated by Patina Miller.

Characters[edit]

Main

Lulu - a baby panda

Kip - a baby wallaby

Franny - a baby cheetah

Bailey - a baby elephant

Tilly - a bilingual baby tortoise who appears as a main character in season four

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
114July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
212October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
314October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
410January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [7]
11"Meet the Babies"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
22"Down on the Farm"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
33"To the Moon!"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
44"The Slow Racer"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
55"Burst My Balloon"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
66"The Color Monster"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
77"Ouch!"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
88"Tickle Time"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
99"Tired Lulu"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1010"An Egg-Cellent Surprise"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1111"No Cupcakes for Lunch"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1212"The Lost Apple"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1313"A Job for Lulu"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1414"Bailey the Helper"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [7]
151"Bailey's Garden"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
162"Come Back, Butterfly!"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
173"Lights Out"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
184"The Opposite of Fun"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
195"Lulu's Special Pillow"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
206"Building Blocks"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
217"Nighttime Is for Sleeping"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
228"Too Loud"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
239"The Taste Test"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
2410"Kip Comes to His Senses"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
2511"A Playground Parade"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
2612"Everybody Is Good at Something"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)

Season 3 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [7]
271"Hit It!"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
282"Raffe's Broken Wheel"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
293"Hey, Have You Heard? It's the Word Potty!"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
304"Mind Your Manners"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
315"Art from the Heart"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
326"Stormy Weather"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
337"Fuzzy Furry Friendships"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
348"Franny’s Fractions"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
359"A Bed for Raffe"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
3610"The Stink Monster"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
3711"Nice Moves!"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
3812"A Very Buggy Picnic"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
3913"Ocean Chase"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
4014"Shop Til You Drop"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)

Season 4 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [7]
411"The Big Surprise"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
422"You Say Hello, I Say Nĭ hăo"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
433"Walk the walk!"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
444"Hungry Thirsty Tilly"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
455"Clickety Clock-tastrophe"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
466"Tilly the Toy"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
477"Lulu's Travels"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
488"What's Mine is Yours"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
499"The Upside Down Smile"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
5010"Bath Time!"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.netflix.com/title/80063705
  2. ^ McLennan, Cindy (July 5, 2016). "Word Party: Netflix Releases Trailer for Cuddly New Series". TV Series Finale. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  3. ^ McLennan, Cindy (September 22, 2016). "Word Party: Season Two Renewal, October Debut for Netflix Children's Series". TV Series Finale. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  4. ^ http://kidscreen.com/2019/01/30/netflix-dances-for-more-word-party/
  5. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2019/12/11/netflix-january-2020-new-grace-and-frankie-sabrina/4386946002/
  6. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (June 30, 2015). "Netflix Adding Three Original Preschool Toons". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d "Word Party - List of Episodes". TheTVDB.com. Retrieved May 16, 2017.

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