Moose and Zee is a series of shorts based around the two mascots of the preschool aimed channel Noggin.
Moose A. Moose is a talkative yellow moose while Zee D. Bird is a mute blue bird. The two are close friends and are always seen together. Together, Moose and Zee teach young children various things, tell stories, and sing songs.
The shorts began in 2003 and continued until 2012. Moose and Zee were revived in 2015 for the Noggin mobile app.
The main segments are:
- Mighty Fine Art: Moose and Zee discuss a painting or artist at the art museum.
- Puzzle Time: Moose asks the viewer to solve a puzzle.
- Music Video: Moose sings about a song.
- In Other Words: A specific word is introduced and explained to the viewer.
- Class Pet Time: The life of a pet named "Chip-Chip".
- Story Time: A fairy-tale is narrated by Moose.
- Little Green Fingers ("Zee's Garden" internationaly): A live-action segment featuring a type of plant. These shorts were originally only aired on Nick Jr. UK .
- Zee's Bookshelf: Zee introduces an upcoming show on Nick.
Moose and Zee contains examples of:
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Moose is a light yellow moose.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Moose A. Moose is, well, a moose.
- Cute Mute: Zee is pretty much adorable despite being The Speechless.
- Expressive Ears: Moose doesn't actually have visible ears, but has antlers sticking out of where the ears would be that function in the exact same way.
- Genki Girl: Moose is usually this since he's the talkative and wordy one.
- Interspecies Friendship:
- Mysterious Middle Initial: Zee D. Bird and Moose A. Moose both have them.
- Not His Sled: Goldlilocks and the Three Bears ends with Goldilocks befriending the bears.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Moose and Zee are best buddies who apparently live together.
- Repetitive Name: Moose A. Moose and Zee D. Bird, with only a consistently used Mysterious Middle Initial keeping them from being even more repetitive.
- Species Surname:
- Moose's surname is "Moose".
- Zee's surname is "Bird".
- True Blue Femininity: Since Zee couldn't speak and has blue feathers, she gave a lot of viewers a Viewer Gender Confusion. Nevertheless, a lot of fans knew that Zee is indeed a girl.