Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Wubb Idol
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|Written by||Eileen Brennan|
|Directed by||James Burks|
Lara Jill Miller
|Music by||John Powell|
|Country of origin||US|
|Running time||44 min. (TV version) 93. min (DVD version)|
|Production company(s)||Bolder Media|
|Original release||May 1, 2009 (US/CAN TV premiere) October 13, 2009 (DVD release)|
|Preceded by||Wubbzy's Big Movie|
Wubb Idol is the second Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! TV movie and the sequel to Wubbzy's Big Movie. The guest star, Beyoncé, starred as Shine, the lead singer of the animated girl group, The WubbGirlz. This movie aired on May 1, 2009 on Nick Jr. and on May 3, 2009 on Noggin. The episodes "WubbGirlz Rule" / "Wuzzleburg Idol" and "Wubbzy's Big Makeover" / "The Big Wuzzlewood Concert" were put together and turned into an hour-long TV movie. The movie's executive producers were Bob Boyle, Susan Miller Lazar and Fred Seibert. The DVD version of the movie also includes "Bye Bye Wuzzleburg" / "Wubbzy's Wacky Journey" and "Lights, Camera, Wubbzy!" / "A Wubbstar Is Born".
In this hour-long four-episode special, a popular girl group from Wuzzlewood (based on real-life Hollywood) named The WubbGirlz visits Wuzzleburg via the Wuzzleburg train instead of arriving by airplane. Wubbzy plays with his toy train and did not notice The WubbGirlz arriving. Wubbzy eventually meets and welcomes The WubbGirlz and shows them his hometown of Wuzzleburg, while the Wuzzleburg citizens (who are fans of The WubbGirlz) kept looking for the girls all day until that evening when they finally see and welcome them as well. Wubbzy, The WubbGirlz, and the Wuzzleburg citizens then have a dance party in the Wubb Club in celebration of the girls' arrival.
The WubbGirlz then announce that they are holding a talent contest to elect a winner that would get to perform with them in their concert back in Wuzzlewood. Wubbzy eventually ends up being the winner of the Wuzzleburg Idol contest and goes to Wuzzlewood with his friends Daizy, Widget, and Walden. Wubbzy and his friends ride in the Wubbmobile to Wuzzlewood while The WubbGirlz take a jet plane.
In Wuzzlewood, Wubbzy gets a big makeover for The WubbGirlz concert and is persuaded to think he does not need his old friends to be cool as a new performer. Wubbzy eventually learns a lesson in friendship and staying true to yourself. That night, the big Wuzzlewood concert begins, but Wubbzy gets stage fright to perform in front of millions of people. Backstage, Walden tells Wubbzy how to cure stage fright using hypnosis. Walden tries to hypnotize Wubbzy with a watch, but his intentions backfire as Wubbzy becomes distracted and Walden ends up hypnotized instead. Walden turns into an opera singer under the effects of the hypnosis, so the smart Widget decides to help out. In the end, Wubbzy's best friends are invited to help by performing with him and The WubbGirlz at the concert.
On April 27, 2009, a "premiere week" of new episodes was aired and lasted throughout April 30, before the actual movie premiere on May 1. This is a list of the individual episodes that aired. This schedule also reflects the end of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! on Nick Jr. as a block.
|10:00am||WubbGirlz Rule / Wuzzleburg Idol||April 27, 2009|
|10:00am||Bye Bye Wuzzleburg! / Wubbzy's Wacky Journey||April 28, 2009|
|10:00am||Wubbzy's Big Makeover / The Big Wuzzlewood Concert||April 29, 2009|
|10:00am||Lights, Camera, Wubbzy! / A Wubbstar Is Born||April 30, 2009|
|1:00pm||Wubb Idol (TV movie)||May 1, 2009|