Western Animation / WordWorld
Welcome to our world!Word World
is a very odd
preschool show that centers on Funny Animals
and a non-anthro dog
— who are all living words
. They live in Wordville and can build new things out of letters. If you need a house, just build one out of the appropriate letters.
Pretty convoluted for something that's meant to teach kids how to spell, but whatever works.
Target has made a lot
of merchandise for the show.The Characters page
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Either there are two main cats, one a blue Siamese cat and one a purple cat with a white muzzle, facial blaze, and white paws, or Cat changes color depending on her job in the episode. Also, why are Sheep's arms and legs purple? Pig's hooves . . . they sure like purple in this show.
- Carnivore Confusion: Shark
- Catch Phrase: "We still have all the letters... so all the we have to do is build a word!"
- Chaste Toons: Pig's three nephews
- Christmas Episode: "The Christmas Star / A Christmas Present for Dog"
- Deadpan Snarker: Duck
- Disembodied Eyebrows
- A Dog Named "Dog".... and a sheep, and a bear, and a duck, and a frog... Their bodies are actually made of their name.
- The Everyman: Sheep
- Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Averted with shark.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The animals themselves.
- Forgotten Birthday: In "Happy Birthday, Dog!", Dog believes everyone has forgotten his birthday, but they're planning a surprise party.
- Four-Legged Insect: Inverted with Cricket and averted with the other insects.
- Cricket has eight legs like an arachnid and Spider has six legs (and two antennae) like an insect.
- Funny Animal: Everyone except Dog and Cow.
- Furry Confusion: Cow and Dog rarely talk, though often Dog's barks sound close to words. There are even realistic sea creatures.
- Dog can't talk, but he actually owns a house, whereas Pig lives in a barn, Bear lives in a cave, Sheep lives in hay, Frog lives in a log, and Duck has a nest.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Pig and Ant, Duck and Frog, and Bear and Sheep
- Interactive Narrator: He is sometimes heard talking with the characters, usually at the beginning of a story.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Potentially any noun that refers to a living thing.
- Living Prop: Cow
- Merchandise-Driven: Tons of merchandise sold at Target. The new characters introduced for merchandise who don't appear in the show presumably have been Killed Off for Real.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: In an episode in which Pig is sneezing, Sheep attempts to take him to the hospital.
- No Cartoon Fish: Only a few cartoony fish have been seen.
- Our Monsters Are Different: Monster, who is a red monster shaped like his name.
- Partially Civilized Animal: Any four-legged WordWorld character (Tiger, Elephant, Turtle, Monkey, Dog, Cat, and Goat)
- Shaped Like Itself: Litteraly.
- Single-Minded Twins: Pig's nephews
- The Smart Guy: Frog
- Steam Never Dies: The train is a large blue steam locomotive shaped like the word "TRAIN" that is for some reason fuelled by letters, couldn't decide whether it should have a 2-2-2 or a 4-2-0 wheel arrangement, and doesn't have anyone driving it.
- Tagline: "Where words come alive"
- Tailfin Walking: Shark
- You Can Panic Now: In "Happy Birthday, Dog!", Duck calls for everybody to panic after they drop the cake and the letters fall apart. Pig, however, is the voice of reason, reminding them that they still have all the letters, so they can still build the word.