The Wonder Pets are off to join the circus, and your family is invited. Babble got a look at what the prime time special promises for your kids. So pull out a bowl of peanuts and get the cotton candy ready, we’re headed to the Big Top!
Life is never boring for three classroom pets with the tin can phone that rings off the hook with calls for help, but even the Wonder Pets get wistful for another life. When Linny, Tuck and Ming Ming take the flyboat out for a spin to check out the circus train riding through town, they catch sight of a lion cub who needs saving. Little do they know they’ll land themselves an act.
It’s a change from the largely repetitive make-up of The Wonder Pets, which attracts kids with its familiarity, but The Wonder Pets Join the Circus highlights just what makes the show a hit with kids. Plenty of animals, a storyline that’s easy to follow and a group of best friends who are together through thick and thin – especially if there’s celery involved. When the ringmaster (or ring-penguin in this case) calls for separate acts for the show, the trio kick it teamwork style.
The half hour show airing from 8 p.m. to 8:30 (EST) on Monday on Nickelodeon kicks off a week of new episodes, featuring the voice talents of Anne Meara and husband Jerry Stiller and the three young stars who voice the pets themselves. Get the kids ready with coloring pages and circus recipes from Nickelodeon this weekend, then grab your blanket cape and settle on the couch for an elephant-poop free trip to the circus.