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Western Animation / Moose and Zee

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Zee on top of Moose.
Moose and Zee are a pair of animated mascots who hosted program breaks on Nickelodeon's sister channel Noggin. They made their first appearance in 2003, when the channel relaunched as a preschool network (Noggin started out as a joint venture between Nickelodeon and Sesame Workshop, aimed at tweens and teens). Moose and Zee ushered in an age of much younger-skewing content on Noggin, as opposed to the weirder, more experimental content from its first few years.

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 characters were seen on TV from 2003 to 2012. In 2015, the Noggin brand was revived as a mobile app, and Moose and Zee were temporarily brought back as the hosts. Some of their older shorts were also included in the app, edited to remove the wraparound segments that announced which shows came up next. Since 2019, Moose and Zee are no longer the hosts, but some of the shorts still remain. Occasionally, app users unfamiliar with the characters mistake them for a TV show of their own; it's important to note that Moose and Zee were just channel mascots and (unfortunately) never had their own show.


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" internationally): A live-action segment featuring a type of plant.
  • Zee's Bookshelf: Zee introduces an upcoming show.

Moose and Zee also appear as hosts on the Wii game Nickelodeon Fit.


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