The WuzzlesThe Wuzzles
was an animated cartoon series
created for Saturday morning television, and first aired on September 14
. An idea of Michael Eisner
for his new Disney
television animation studio, the Wuzzles were animal creatures composed of half of one animal and half of another. Only 13 episodes of The Wuzzles
The Wuzzles starred a variety of short, rounded animal characters (each called a Wuzzle). Each is a roughly even, and colorful, mix of two different animal species (as the theme song sang, "...each with a split personality"). All of the Wuzzles live on the Isle of Wuz. Double species are not limited to the Wuzzles themselves - from the appleberries they eat to the telephonograph in the home, nearly everything on Wuz is mixed together in the same way the Wuzzles are.
The characters in the show were marketed fairly extensively. The characters were featured in children's books, as plush toys, and in a board game.
The Wuzzles failed as a series for Disney where Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears succeeded. Although both premiered on the same day (Gummi Bears on NBC), The Wuzzles simply didn't find ratings momentum, although it does have a fan base today.
- Bumblelion: Half bumblebee and half lion, Bumblelion is a short, squat orange furred creature with a pink mane, fuzzy antennae, a lion's tail, small insect wings, and horizontal brown stripes up his tummy. He lives in a beehive, is courageous, and has interest in Butterbear, below.
- Butterbear: Half bear and half butterfly, Butterbear is mostly bear in appearance; yellow fur with a white tummy, small wings, and short antennae with flowers on their ends.
- Eleroo: One of the larger Wuzzles, and half kangaroo, half elephant. Eleroo is purple, with the body shape and tail of a kangaroo, but an elephant's trunk and ears. He has a horizontally striped pouch.
- Koalakeet: Half koala, half parakeet.
- Moosel: Half moose, half seal.
- Hoppopotamus: Half rabbit, half hippopotamus.
- Pandeaver: Half panda, half beaver.
- Rhinokey: Half rhinoceros and half monkey.
- Bulls of a Feather - A description might go here.
- Hooray for Hollywuz
- In the Money
- Crock Around the Clock
- Moosel's Monster
- Klutz on the Clutch
- Bumblelion and the Terrified Forest
- Eleroo's Wishday
- A Pest of a Pet
- The Main Course
- Class Dismissed
- What's Up, Stox?