Bottersnikes & Gumbles: A Whimsical New SeriesAugust 23, 2016
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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!
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. 🙂
Want to learn more about the show? Check it out on Netflix here.
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.
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
My kids really enjoyed the unique names & personalities of the various characters. This whimsical show definitely sparks one’s imagination!
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?