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Word Party
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GenreEducational
Created byAlex Rockwell
Voices ofDorien Davies
Victor Yerrid
Donna Kimball
John Tartaglia
Alice Dinnean
Risa Mei
Narrated byPatina Miller
Theme music composerAlex Geringas, Mike Himelstein, Dena Diamond
Opening themeWord Party Theme
Ending themeWord Party Instrumental Version
ComposerMichael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes60
Production
Executive producersLisa Henson
Halle Stanford
Alex Rockwell
ProducerThe Jim Henson Company
Production locationClubhouse
Running time13 minutes
Production companyThe Jim Henson Company
DistributorNetflix
The Jim Henson Company
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format1080p
Original releaseJuly 8, 2016 (2016-07-08) –
March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)

Word Party (also known as Jim Henson's Word Party) is an American CGI animated children's streaming television series that began airing on Netflix in 2016. The series was created by The Jim Henson Company using Henson Digital Puppetry Studio.

Overview

The vocabulary-building program features a group of five young animals, Kip the Wallaby (John Tartaglia), Bailey the Elephant (Victor Yerrid), leader Franny the Cheetah (Donna Kimball), the mascot Lulu the Panda (Dorien Davies), and Tilly the Tortoise (Alice Dinnean), "as they sing, dance and play."[1] The show invites young viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, practice these new words themselves, and celebrate these achievements with a "Word Party!", hence the series' title name. The show is narrated by Patina Miller.

Characters

Main

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
114July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
212October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
314October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
410January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
510March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)

Season 1 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [2]
11"Meet the Babies"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
22"Down on the Farm"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
33"To the Moon!"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
44"The Slow Racer"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
55"Burst My Balloon"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
66"The Color Monster"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
77"Ouch!"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
88"Tickle Time"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
99"Tired Lulu"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1010"An Egg-Cellent Surprise"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1111"No Cupcakes For Lunch"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1212"The Lost Apple"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1313"A Job For Lulu"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
1414"Bailey the Helper"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)

Season 2 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [2]
151"Bailey's Garden"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
162"Come Back, Butterfly!"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
173"Lights Out"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
184"The Opposite of Fun"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
195"Lulu's Special Pillow"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
206"Building Blocks"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
217"Nighttime Is for Sleeping"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
228"Too Loud"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
239"The Taste Test"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
2410"Kip Comes to His Senses"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
2511"A Playground Parade"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
2612"Everybody Is Good at Something"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)

Season 3 (2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [2]
271"Hit It!"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
282"Raffe's Broken Wheel"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
293"Hey, Have You Heard? It's the Word Potty!"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
304"Mind Your Manners"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
315"Art from the Heart"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
326"Stormy Weather"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
337"Fuzzy Furry Friendships"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
348"Franny’s Fractions"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
359"A Bed for Raffe"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
3610"The Stink Monster"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
3711"Nice Moves!"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
3812"A Very Buggy Picnic"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
3913"Ocean Chase"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
4014"Shop Til You Drop"October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)

Season 4 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [2]
411"The Big Surprise"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
422"You Say Hello, I Say Nĭ hăo"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
433"Walk the Walk!"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
444"Hungry Thirsty Tilly"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
455"Clickety Clock-tastrophe"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
466"Tilly the Toy"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
477"Lulu's Travels"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
488"What's Mine is Yours"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
499"The Upside Down Smile"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
5010"Bath Time!"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)

Season 5 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [2]
511"Blast Off!"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
522"Dinosaurs on the Playground!"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
533"The Lost Treasure"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
544"A World Without Colors"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
555"What About Lulu?"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
566"Food Fight!"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
577"The Loudest Sneeze"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
588"Spread the Love"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
599"The Courageous Colors!"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
6010"All in the Family"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)

Word Party Songs

Singing and dancing with baby animals—Bailey, Franny, Kip, Lulu, and Tilly—in a collection of music videos. Episodes E01 · Silly Noodle Dance Aug 7, 2020 Watch E02 · Bot Boogie Woogie Aug 7, 2020 Watch E03 · Dance to a Happy Place Aug 7, 2020 Watch E04 · Bow Wow, Beep Beep! Aug 7, 2020 Watch E05 · Color Clap Dance Aug 7, 2020 Watch E06 · Opposites Aug 7, 2020 Watch E07 · It's a Brand New Tilly Day Aug 7, 2020 Watch E08 · Dance a Lullaby Aug 7, 2020 Watch

Word Party Presents: Math!

Word Party Presents: Math! is a spinoff that teaches math. It was released on Netflix on December 28, 2021. A sneak peek of the spinoff was uploaded on the Netflix Jr channel on December 1, 2021. It introduces new friends to the series, Cookitybot and Math Molly.

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"No Fair!/Meet Cookitybot!"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
22"Counting Cupcakes/Kip's Moment of Ten"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
33"The Shape Hunt/The Right Triangle"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
44"A House for Raffe/Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Shapes"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
55"A Pattern for Friendship/Tilly Dancer"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
66"Pandazilla!/All-Star Mathletes"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
77"Raffes for All!/Breaking Eggs"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
88"Let Tilly Eat Cake/The Tallest Baby"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
99"Ready Player Tilly/The Gold Rush"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)
1010"Kip the Mathemagician/Let Me Count the Ways"December 28, 2021 (2021-12-28)

See also

References

  1. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (June 30, 2015). "Netflix Adding Three Original Preschool Toons". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Word Party Episode Listings". The Futon Critic.