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The ZhuZhus (originally called Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets[1]) is a Canadian/American animated TV series developed by Hugh Duffy. The series is based on the 2017 rebrand of the American toy franchise ZhuZhu Pets.

The series debuted on Disney Channel in the United States on September 12, 2016.[2]

PlotEdit

The ZhuZhus is about 8-year-old Frankie, who lives in Anytown with her parents who run a plumbing home business called Pamplemouse Plumbing, and four talking hamsters called the ZhuZhus; Pipsqueak, Mr. Squiggles, Num Nums, and Chunk.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main article: Characters

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

Additional voicesEdit

ProductionEdit

The ZhuZhus is produced by Nelvana in Canada and Cepia LLC in the United States, in association with Corus Entertainment. The series is animated using Toon Boom Animation and recorded in Studio 306 Inc. It was first announced on February 12, 2015 by Kristin Musulin of USA Today as a Nelvana production, with a planned release of 2016.[3] The show was originally referred to as ZhuZhu Pets,[4] but the actual title was revealed to be Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets.[1] The last episode to air on Disney Channel with that title was "Fur-Vivor/Zhuper Girl," which premiered on October 21, 2016, and the show went on a hiatus. After its hiatus the series gained a new name and Polly's name was changed to Frankie for the rest of the series' run. Eventually all 7 episodes that were previously broadcast on Disney Channel were redubbed to say Frankie instead of Polly.

EpisodesEdit

EpisodesEdit

To see the other countries' broadcasts, see Episodes/International.

Season 1 (2016–17)Edit

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
  1 26 September 12, 2016 August 24, 2017
2 26 2019 TBA
Title U.S. air date Aired on Time Viewers (millions)
1 "Happy Bounciversary" September 2016 (iTunes)
September 12, 2016 (TV)
Disney Channel 4:00 PM EDT 0.62
"Say It Don't Spray It"
2 "Home Run Hamsters" September 13, 2016 Disney Channel 4:00 PM EDT
"Chip off the Old Chunk"
3 "Walter-Gate" September 14, 2016 Disney Channel 4:00 PM EDT 0.63
"Janitor Day"
4 "Goldfish Fingers" September 15, 2016 Disney Channel 4:00 PM EDT
"Skate-lebrity"
5 "Zombie Sleep Over" September 16, 2016 Disney Channel 4:00 PM EDT 0.54
"The No-Kart Race"
6 "Storming the Cat Castle" October 7, 2016 Disney Channel 1:00 PM EDT 0.73
"Ha Ha Hamsters"
7 "Fur-Vivor" October 21, 2016 Disney Channel 1:00 PM EDT 0.59
"Zhuper Girl"
8 "Wingin' It" January 15, 2017 (online)
February 11, 2017 (TV)
Disney Channel 9:30 AM EST 1.23
"Friendship Friend-zy"
9 "Dreams O'Clock" January 21, 2017 Disney Channel TBA 1.16
"Badge to the Bone"
10 "Full Groan" January 22, 2017 Disney Channel TBA 1.10
"The Shell Game"
11 "If Wishes Were Rainbows" January 28, 2017 Disney Channel TBA 1.08
"Deja Zhu"
12 "A Total Bust a Move" January 29, 2017 Disney Channel TBA 1.06
"The Grand ZhuZhu Pets Hotel"
13 "Zhu Years Eve" January 7, 2017 Disney Channel TBA 1.12
"Lookies for Cookies"
14 "The Pumpkin Whisperers" February 4, 2017 Disney Channel TBA 1.07
"Zhuper Zhide Kicks"
15 "The Wrong Stuff" February 5, 2017 Disney Channel TBA 1.13
"Chunklette's Web"
16 "Story Book It" June 17, 2017 Disney Channel 11:00 AM

EDT

0.75
"Hairible Mistake"
17 "Weathering Heights" June 24, 2017 Disney Channel 11:00 AM

EDT

0.83
"The Trashing of Zhuper Girl"
18 "Zhurassic Park" July 8, 2017 (online)
August 14, 2017 (TV)
Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT (TV)

"Hamster a la Kart"
19 "Zhu and Improved" July 15, 2017 (online)
August 15, 2017 (TV)
Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT (TV)

"The Unfortunate Cookie Crumbles"
20 "Now Zhu See Me, Now Zhu Don't" July 23, 2017 (online)
August 16, 2017 (TV)
Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT (TV)

"Walk a Mile in Our Zhus"
21 "Zhu Got Game" July 29, 2017 (online)
August 17, 2017 (TV)
Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT (TV)

"And the Hammy Goes To"
22 "Pranksters' Paradise" August 18, 2017 Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT

23 "Ball in a Day's Work" August 21, 2017 Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT

"How Zhu Get Ahead in Advertising"
24 "Zhuper Girl in a Jam" August 22, 2017 Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT

"Pollylocks and the 4 Zhus"
25 "Your Days Are Num Num Numbered" August 23, 2017 Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT

"Zhus the Boss"
26 "Zhu Land" August 24, 2017 Disney Channel 10:00 AM

EDT


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets. Disney Channel. Archived from the original on 2016-09-20. Retrieved on 2017 January 26.
  2. Nelvana and Disney Channels Worldwide Sign Multi-Territory Broadcast Deal for New Animated Series Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets. Corus Entertainment (2016-08-29). Retrieved on 2016 September 8.
  3. Musulin, Kristin (2015-02-12). First look: Zhu Zhu Pets to scurry back into stores. USA Today. Retrieved on 2017 February 28.
  4. February 2016 Funding Decisions. Bell Fund. Retrieved on 2017 February 19.

Season 2 (2019)Edit

The ZhuZhus Season 2 Coming in 2019 aired on Disney Channel in USA


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Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
  1 26 February 13, 2017
Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
  1 26 March 6, 2017
Season Episodes Originally aired
Season Premiere Season Finale
  1 26 May 2, 2017
Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
  1 26 July 4, 2017 August 22, 2017
2 26 2019
Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
  1 26 June 26, 2018
TBA

BroadcastEdit

In the United States, The ZhuZhus premiered on Disney Channel on September 12, 2016[1] at 4:00 PM EDT. In Australia and New Zealand, the series premiered on Disney Channel on February 13, 2017.[2] In South Africa, the series premiered on Disney Channel on March 6.[3] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the series premiered on Boomerang on May 2.[4] In Canada, the series was originally scheduled to premiere on YTV in December 2016[5] but it eventually premiered on July 4, 2017.[6]

Internationally, Disney Channels Worldwide acquired both multi-territory broadcast and on demand rights to The ZhuZhus in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Central and Eastern Europe, Germany, Luxembourg, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Russia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Switzerland.[7]

VideosEdit

GalleryEdit

The ZhuZhus title card
The image gallery for The ZhuZhus may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Corus
  2. https://www.foxtel.com.au/foxtelplay/tv-guide/The-ZhuZhus/82668430
  3. http://mcn.com.na/dstv/media_post/highlight/march-highlights-70
  4. https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/04/boomerang-uk-and-cartoonito-uk-may-2017-highlights
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20170202105309/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZh60Xi0U3k
  6. http://www.corusent.com/properties/the-zhuzhus
  7. http://deadline.com/2016/08/nelvana-disney-channels-worldwide-broadcast-deal-polly-and-the-zhuzhu-pets-1201810234/

External linksEdit