Who else remembers the Wuzzles?

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  1. PrincessBri12

    PrincessBri12 Spider-Man and Little Mermaid Aficionado

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    I loved that cartoon when I was younger and I still do! ^^

    For those who forgot, the Wuzzles were a toyline that Disney created in the mid-'80s. Amidst vehicles that turned into robots and horses with flank tattoos, this line had a very imaginative gimmick. It was that the characters were two animals in one, notable examples being Bumblelion (bee/lion), Eleroo (elephant/kangaroo), Butterbear (butterfly/bear) and Rhinokey (rhino/monkey).

    I'm obsessed with this line, mostly because of its gimmick. ^^ Feel free to share your memories of it here and mention which of the toys you had or may still have.
     
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  3. LuvClarice

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    I remember the Wuzzles. My daughter loved this era of the "Disney Afternoon". I'll have to text her tonight when she gets off work to see if she remembers some other ones. I remember that Joanne Worley from "Laugh-in" and more recently the voice of the Wardrobe in Beauty & the Beast was a half rabbit / half hippo. I'm not sure of her name but it was something like Hoppypotamus. My daughter had a couple story books that I must have read to her a hundred times. :)
     
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    Oh, Worley was in 'Laugh-In?' I remembered her as the wardrobe and Hoppo. ^^
     
  5. acbshada

    acbshada Earning My Ears

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    I remember! I had a couple of stuffed animals - Rhineokey (sp?) and Bumblelion. I think Bumblelion was my favorite. I loved him to death. :D
     
  6. superme80

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    I do!!!!! :cool1: I had the half seal half moose! :goodvibes
     
  7. Offsides

    Offsides be silly. be honest. be kind.

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    I loved the Wuzzles! I had a Wuzzle book that I had read to me every night. I wonder if I still have it someplace.
     
  8. sailorstitch

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    I *LOVE* WUZZLES!!!!!!

    I'm a child of the '80s so I grew up on them. I have all the plushes. Well, all but the RARE ones. I have the main characters: Eleroo, Butterbear, Hoppopotamus, Moozel, Bumblelion, Rhinokey. The rare ones that I know of are: Tycoon, Piggypine, Koalakeet, Pandeaver.

    I also have a not-so-legal copy of the whole series on DVD. I found it at a con I went to. I decided to get it because I'm not expecting Disney to ever release it on DVD.

    sailorstitch

    ETA: Did a little web searching and found these....

    http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_Wuzzles_Plush.htm

    http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/The_Wuzzles
     
  9. Babbletrish

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    The thing that always blows my mind about "The Wuzzles" is that apparently there were only twelve-fifteen episodes ever made. It's crazy to think that such a huge part of my childhood was so short-lived.

    And not a single one of those episodes addressed why they all, regardless of hybridized species, have those little fairy wings. That's still the greatest unsolved mystery of my childhood, though I'm sure, like so many weird Disney things of that time period, the answer boils down to, "Because Michael Eisner." :rotfl2:
     
  10. eMd

    eMd Earning My Ears

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    I loved the Wuzzles.

    But the name reminds me of the Hefamlumps and Woozles(spelling) which I did NOT love and was terrified of anytime I'd see that from Winnie the Pooh.

    But long live the Wuzzles!
     
  11. PrincessBri12

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    From what I looked up, someone had a very rare book that explained why the Wuzzles had wings.
     
  12. tianna26

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    I still have my wuzzle
     
  13. PrincessBri12

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    Which one?
     
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    Starting to gather cobwebs here. -.-
     
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    I do remember them but I can't say I was the biggest fan
     
  16. alicat8

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    Loved the wuzzles!!! In fact we were discussing them recently when a friend of a friend named her baby ellarue. I was like "seriously!?! Like the wuzzle?!' But I think she was too young for them... I also have some of my old books in my classroom library-inspiring a new generation ;)

    Thundercats was also only a few episodes.
     
  17. alicat8

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    Yes. Terrified of them!!
     
  18. old lady

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    I love that show even though I found too much like evolution gone wrong. Too bad, it was so short- lived. I guess children didn't see it so much or the writers couldn't come up with more ideas or the Television company cancel it?
     
  19. PrincessBri12

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    From what I heard, Disney cancelled it because of Bill Scott's death (Bill Scott, known for being the voice of Bullwinkle, voiced Moosel on 'Wuzzles.'). Another factor of the show being cancelled is because 'Adventures of the Gummi Bears' was more popular.
     
  20. old lady

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    That is too bad. I still can't remember what that hippo was called or was it donkey?
     
  21. PrincessBri12

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    Oh, you mean Hoppo? She was a hippo and a rabbit.
     

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