The Little Lulu Show

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The Little Lulu Show
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Genre Comedy
Based on Little Lulu , by Marjorie Henderson Buell
Directed by
  • Greg Bailey
  • Louis Piché
  • Nick Rijgersberg
Starring Tracey Ullman (season 1)
Jane Woods (seasons 2-3)
Theme music composer
Opening theme"Little Lulu"
Composer Jeff Fisher
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes52 (156 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Ronald A. Weinberg
  • Cassandra Schafhausen
  • Lesley Taylor
  • Associate producers:
  • Thomas LaPierre
  • Natalie Dumoulin
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Distributor WildBrain
Release
Original network CTV (seasons 1–2)
Family Channel (season 3) (Canada)
HBO Family (United States)
Audio format Dolby Surround
Original releaseNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11) 
December 22, 1998 (1998-12-22)

The Little Lulu Show is a Canadian-American animated series based on Marjorie Henderson Buell's comic book character Little Lulu . [1] The series was animated by CINAR (now WildBrain) in Canada. The series aired from 1995 to 1998 after the cartoonist's death in 1993.

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Plot

Quick-witted Lulu can outsmart boys, bullies and even grownups! Whether she’s catching frogs for a local restaurant, searching for hidden treasure or tracking down a thief, Little Lulu’s always got an ace up her sleeve. Together with her best friend Tubby, pint-sized Alvin, buck-toothed Annie, smooth Willie and the rest of the neighborhood gang, Lulu always finds herself in the middle of an adventure.

The series focuses on the life and adventures of Lulu Moppet (voiced by Tracey Ullman and later Jane Woods) and Tubby Tompkins. [2] Between stories called LuluToon, they featured stand-up comedy that Lulu hosted and a series of musical shorts called Lulu-Bite is also shown. Each episode contains three sketches with different stories, interspersed with a "stand up-comedy" presented by Lulu and two short 30-second introductions without speech, based on the last comic stories (with only three scenes).

Each storyline featured in the LuluToons are used from comic book releases (including John Stanley ones), with minor alterations. [3]

The series is different from Little Lulu and Her Little Friends , an Japanese anime featuring the same characters made in 1976 and aired internationally in 1978.

Broadcast

The series is aired on HBO Family in the United States and CTV in Canada. The series continued to air on Family Channel, Teletoon Retro (English and French), VRAK.TV, and TeleNiños (Spanish dub only). In foreign countries, the series is also aired on ABC (part of ABC for Kids), Rai YoYo, Cartoon Network and Rede Globo.

Characters

Episodes

Voice cast

NameSeason 1Season 2Season 3
"Little" Lulu Moppet Tracey Ullman (Season 1 only)Jane Woods (Seasons 2 and 3 only)
Thomas "Tubby" Tompkins Bruce Dinsmore
Annie InchMichael Caloz (Seasons 1 and 2 only) Vanessa Lengies (Season 3 only)
Alvin Jones Ajay Fry (Seasons 1 and 2 only)Jonathan Koensgen (Season 3 only)
Iggy InchDawn Ford (Seasons 1 and 3 only)Jane Woods (Season 2 only)
Willie WilkinsAndrew Henry (Seasons 1 and 2 only)Ricky Mabe (Season 3 only)
Eddie Stimson Justin Bradley
Wilbur Van Snobbe Jacob Tierney
Gloria Goode DarlingAngelina Boivin
Mrs. Martha Moppet (Lulu's Mom) Tress MacNeille
Mr. George Moppet (Lulu's Dad)Gary Jewell
Mrs. Ellie Tompkins (Tubby's Mom) Susan Glover
Officer Clarence McNabb Terrence Scammell
MargieAngelina Boivin
Jeannie and JoannieDanielle Desormeaux
Miss Feeny Ellen David
Butch the Lead West Side Boy Michael Yarmush

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