Bottersnikes & Gumbles: A Whimsical New Series - Engineer Mommy
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Have you ever heard of Bottersnikes & Gumbles? It’s an animated series that’s geared toward girls & boys aged 6-9 years old. Bottersnikes & Gumbles is actually based on the wildly popular books published in the UK and Australia with the same name. Now, the Bottersnikes & Gumbles series will be coming to the United States on August 19 via Netflix!

Bottersnikes & Gumbles: A Whimsical New Series

Bottersnikes & Gumbles: A Whimsical New Series

The series is a unique compilation of interesting characters and creative story lines- and it’s definitely attracting a lot of positive attention. In fact, it won this year’s Pulcinella Award for Best Kids TV Series at the International Animation Festival! The series kicks off on Netflix with 26 episodes and we recently had a special viewing party at home to watch a few episodes. Here are my girls getting ready on the couch with their snacks & matching dresses. :)
Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Want to learn more about the show? Check it out on Netflix here.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Bottersnikes & Gumbles

So what are Bottersnikes and Gumbles? They are the main characters in the series! Here are some fun facts about them:
  • The Gumbles are Tink, Willi, Bounce, Happi, Merry, Float, Jolli and Toot.
  • They are clever, resourceful characters who are able to wildly stretch in any direction.
  • Gumbling is how the gumbles move around (a combination of base jumping and free climbing).
  • Grubs are their favorite snack.


  • The Bottersnikes are The King, Chank, Weathersnike, Gubbo, Smiggles, Glob and Snorg.
  • Bottersnikes are governed by The King Bottersnike.
  • Bottersnikes are evil characters that are lazy, mean and smelly.
  • Bottersnikes have scale-y skin, sharp teeth and red ears.
  • Bottersnikes eat junk, rusty nails, and mattress stuffing.

Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Bottersnikes & Gumbles

My kids really enjoyed the fun, colorful episodes! In fact, the entertaining characters engaged my kids right away!

the entertaining characters engaged my kids right away

Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Bottersnikes & Gumbles

My kids really enjoyed the unique names & personalities of the various characters. This whimsical show definitely sparks one’s imagination!
Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Be sure to check out Bottersnikes & Gumbles and tell me: Have you ever heard of this series? Would your kids love to check out the playful interaction between the Bottersnikes and the Gumbles?

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 August 23, 2016  Posted by

16 Responses to “Bottersnikes & Gumbles: A Whimsical New Series”

  1. This looks like a cute show! My daughter is past this age, but, I’ll let my friends know who have children in this range!

  2. Where were all these great shows like bottersnikes gumbles whimsical series when my kids were growing up. We had stupid purple dinosaurs, lol:) This show looks really promising and I may have to just catch an episode or two myself. Thanks for the alert

  3. I have not heard of this series. I like how different the art works looks. I’ll have to check it out.

  4. These look like just fun to watch! I’m betting my son would love the show! I have Netflix I’ll have to check it out.

  5. So cute, and looks like such a great show with really unique art! Even as an adult, I’m tempted to check it out :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds like a really fun show for kids! I bet my kids would have loved this when they were younger.

  7. I keep reading about this new series, I will have to try to see it sometime for sure!

  8. Sounds like such a cute tv series for kids. I love discovering new shows for my kids to enjoy on the weekends s can’t wait for them to see this one! Thanks so much for sharing

  9. This looks like a cute show for kids. I would like to see it when I have time just to see what it’s about. I would definitely recommend this to kids I know. Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. I love animation style for his show. It definitely adds to the whimsical appeal.

  11. I just watched this show with my daughter over the weekend since we had a rainy day Sunday and she loved it!!! Such a cute show.

  12. This new series Bottersnikes and the Gumbles sounds like a great show for little ones. I will have to share this with my niece for her kids. They will indeed enjoy this series. Thanks for sharing the series.

  13. Sounds like a great show! I hadn’t heard of it before, but sounds really great! We will have to check it out!

  14. Can’t believe I have never heard of this before. I will have to introduce my nephew to it as I am sure he will love it

  15. What a fun series for family night. We will have to catch this series when it airs! The characters look fun!

  16. It has been so long since we have watched toddler shows in our house, but with a new grand baby coming soon we need to get back into the loop. This looks like an adorable show.

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