Monday, May 3, 2010

Zoobilee Zoo

Zoobilee Zoo was a children's television program featuring costumed performers dressed as animal characters. It originally aired from 1986–1987.

Generally the plot of each episode consisted of the main characters, called Zoobles, encountering difficulties usually common to young children and then learning a moral lesson about dealing with such problems (such as being apprehensive of going to a doctor or learning to appreciate others). Each character had a certain gimmick in his behavior or interests that gave him a unique view on each problem faced (i.e. Bravo Fox was a showman and encouraged the amazingness of acting, Talkatoo Cockatoo enjoyed reading, writing and speech, Van Go Lion enjoyed art, Whazzat Kangaroo encouraged kids to enjoy music and dance, Lookout Bear enjoyed adventuring and travel, and Bill Der Beaver liked to invent and fix stuff).

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4 comments:

  1. I totally forgot about that show! I didn't remember that Ben Vereen was in it either.

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  2. It was a bold attempt to do quality television for children on commercial stations - sadly it pre-dated the FCC E/I rules by several years.

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  3. This was the most creepy and annoying show of my youth. I had nightmares about that bird lady.

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  4. I am very sad to see the show go bye-bye for after 15 years. I wish you could bring the show back to sell on DVDS, because that would be awesome. Bill Der Beaver i want you to know you had always in my heart had been my favorite character, keep up being your awesome self.

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