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The Wuzzles "Two times the fun, wrapped up in one!" By Euphrates
In 1985, CBS (The show ran for one year on CBS and one year on ABC.) took pre-schoolers to the
Isle of Wuz to meet the Wuzzles - wacky and colorful friends comprised of two different animals. Each
Wuzzle had it's own unique personality. The inhabitants of Wuz were:
Bumblelion - bumblebee and lion ButterBear - butterfly and bear Eleroo- elephant and kangaroo Hoppopotamus - hippo and rabbit Koalakeet - koala and parakeet Moosel - moose and seal Pandeaver - panda and beaver Piggypine - pig and porcupine Rhinokey - rhinoceros and monkey Skowl - skunk and owl Tycoon - tiger and racoon Woolrus - walrus and sheepThe same year Disney/Hasbro Bradley introduced the Wuzzles line of figures. The figures were 4-inch tall vinyl and 13-inch tall plush. What followed was a blitz of Wuzzle purses, bed sheets, lunchboxes, books, Colorforms, trash cans, party invitations and even cake pans from Wilton. Clearly somebody in marketing figured out that the family member with the shrillest voice dictates what gets put in the toy cart.
Nothing from the Wuzzles line brings big dollars but people still seem to love 'em and buy 'em. Their howls just aren't quite as shrill now.