Based onthe toyline and TV franchise by TCFC
Directed byOlivier Derynck
Ram Ganapati Rao
StarringErin Fitzgerald
Grant George
Wendee Lee
Cassandra Morris
Cindy Robinson
Reba Buhr
Ben Diskin
Ezra Weisz
Karen Strassman
Christopher Corey Smith
ComposersNoam Kaniel
Amanda Williams
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes26 (52 segments)
Executive producersJeremy Zag
Jarod Wolfson
Aton Soumache
Cédric Pilot
Brian Casentini
Tapaas Chakravarti
ProducersJohn Hardman
Phil Harnage
Elie Dekel
J.D. Smith
Sylvain Goldberg
Serge de Poucques
Adrian Politowski
Gilles Waterkeyn
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesSaban Brands
Method Animation
Nexus Factory
DQ Entertainment International
Original release
ReleaseOctober 30, 2015 (2015-10-30) –
July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)

Popples is a children's animated television series based on the Popples toy line produced by Saban Brands, Method Animation and Zagtoon, in co-production with Nexus Factory and Umedia, with the participation of Tiji, Gulli, and DQ Entertainment International, and in association with SOFITVCINE 2 and UFund. The series portrays the adventures of the comedic pals Bubbles, Sunny, Lulu, Izzy, and Yikes.[2] It is an original series distributed by Netflix. The last Popples television adaptation to air was a 1986 animated series.

On May 1, 2018, Saban Brands sold Popples to Hasbro.[3]

The series made its linear debut on Discovery Family on July 1, 2019.[4]


Popples are depicted as an amazing species of creatures that can pop into and out of a ball. The story is driven by the optimistic comedic enthusiasm of the BPP's (Best Popple Pals): Bubbles, Sunny, Lulu, Izzy and Yikes. Always wanting to help their friends, neighbors and each other, their efforts often backfire in hilarious ways and they must spend the rest of the episode trying to unwind the mayhem they have caused. Luckily they always manage to save the day in their own POP-tastic way.


Main characters

Supporting characters

Guest Star

Episode list

Season 1

In 2014, Netflix announced that at least 26 episodes would be released.[1][15] 10 episodes were planned for the first season; each episode runs for 22 minutes and consists of two segments. The episodes were released on October 30, 2015.[16]

No. overall No. in season Title[17]
1a1a"Smart House Arrest"
1b1b"Sunny Loses Her Pop"
2a2a"It Doesn't Take a Genius"
2b2b"Palentine's Day"
3a3a"Help-R Hinder"
3b3b"The Legend of Popfoot"
4a4a"Win a Free Treehouse"
4b4b"Bubble's Doubles"
5a5a"Student Buddy President"
5b5b"The BFF App"

Season 2

The second season of Popples was released on Netflix on March 11, 2016.[18]

No. overall No. in season Title[17]
6a1a"Fame & Misfortune"
6b1b"A Do Do Do Do-Over"
7a2a"The Curse of Popple Pete the Pirate"
7b2b"Teacher of the Year"
8a3a"Pop in the Name of the Law"
8b3b"At the Pop of Her Game"
9a4a"Izzy Lost in Space"
9b4b"Pop-Tivity Week"
10a5a"Popposites Attract"
10b5b"Lulu's Poplooloo Juice"
11b6b"Mayor Bubbles"
12a7a"Maid of Steel"
13a8a"To Err is Popple"
13b8b"Dawn of the Dull"
14a9a"Pop n Hop Til You Drop"
14b9b"Stop the Robo Pop"
15a10a"Fallen Pop Idol"
15b10b"Bubble Trouble"

Season 3

The third season of Popples were released on Netflix on July 24, 2016.[19]

No. overall No. in season Title[17]
16a1a"Tele Popples"
16b1b"It Takes Two to Tangle"
17a2a"Messy Pop Friends"
17b2b"Hocus Pop-us"
18a3a"Camp Out Freak Out"
18b3b"Ani Mall Insecurity"
19a4a"The Great Pop Race"
19b4b"Fear Pop"
20a5a"The Pink Popple Moon"
20b5b"Pop-Party Crashers"
21b6b"Pause for Alarm"
22a7a"Little Pop Lies"
22b7b"Pop Luck"
23a8a"Seeing Double"
24b9b"Pop Marks the Spot"
25a10a"Pop Up"
26a11a"Little Pop of Horrors"
26b11b"The Popple Who Knew Too Much"


Saban Brands had exclusive rights to the Popples characters and had distributed a toy line through Spin Master from 2016 to 2018. Much like their earlier incarnations of the 1980s, the toys can be rolled into a ball and "popped" back out.


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  2. ^ Truong, Kimberly (13 October 2015). "Meet the Popples: Netflix unveils trailer, photos for new children's show". Mashable. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2018-05-01). "Hasbro Acquires 'Power Rangers' Brand In $522M Deal". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  4. ^ https://cf-media.press.discovery.com/ugc/highlights/2019/06/19/121317/DFC_Highlights_-_July_2019_-_Final.pdf[bare URL PDF]
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  6. ^ a b "Home". redheadsaid.com.
  7. ^ Wendee Lee [@WendeeLeeVO] (April 22, 2019). "Hi! I voiced her 1st, got laryngitis, and was replaced. That's sometimes how the biz goes.... Really fun playing such a cutie" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "The Voiceover Dynamic Duo on Instagram: "POP-TASTIC NEWS! POPPLES: SEASON 2 NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX! Hear GRANT GEORGE as the lovable YIKES in 20 All-New Episodes of the POPular Animated Series! Need some serious Spring Break R&R but the kids are buggin'? Stick 'em on a binge-watchin'-marathon of Popples! You're welcome! #netflix #popples #voactor #voiceovertalent #VOtalent #voactors #voiceover #voiceoveranimation #VOactor"".
  9. ^ https://www.pscp.tv/Warmupguy/1ZkKzpEYqQyJv?t=2/ at 3:03 by Ezra Weisz.
  10. ^ "Ezra Weisz on Instagram: "My turn. Yippee! Let's voice this character. #dailysmile #voiceover #Gruffman #popples #animation #dubbingbrothersusa #foxaudio"".
  11. ^ "Reba Buhr - Voiceover".
  12. ^ @KarenStrassman (July 20, 2019). "@ZAG_Enthusiast I know I was Miss shush. I will have to check and see if I was Coco or not. I have to find a clip a…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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