From the minds behind such shows as Blue’s Clue’s, Team Umizoomi and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey have teamed up once again for an original live-action/animated hybrid series, Gabby’s Dollhouse.After chatting with them, I compiled a list of Gabby’s Dollhouse Fun Facts for you!
Produced by DreamWorks, the show follows Gabby as she “unboxes” a surprise and jumps into a fantastical animated world full of fun cat characters. Gabby’s Dollhouse emphasizes a growth mindset, inspiring kids to turn their missteps and mistakes into something creative and beautiful. True to Gabby’s signature phrase “we failed fantastically,” every episode encourages flexible thinking and imaginative problem-solving through resilience and resourcefulness. Through DIY crafting projects, baking recipes, and brain games, every room of Gabby’s Dollhouse is filled with exciting activities and magical adventures to keep kids engaged and entertained.
As I mentioned previously, I had the chance to chat with Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey and of course, I asked if they could share some Gabby’s Dollhouse Fun Facts and they came up with some good ones.
10 Gabby’s Dollhouse Fun Facts
- Gabby’s character is inspired by Jennifer Twomey’s daughter, Gabby. In fact, they used her for pitching the idea.
- Cakey is actually a boy.
- Floyd is actually a girl cat playing a boy cat.
- They went with cats because it is apparent, based on YouTube, that everyone loves them
- They “Catify” everything in the show. For example, “Catastic” or “Meowzing”
- Currently shooting 27 episodes for Season 2
- Unboxing is a big part of the show but they are really focused on why the kids enjoy unboxings so much and not the consumer part of it,
- Although the show is girl-focused, they have tried to make it so that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
- They celebrate making mistakes in this show. They believe that making mistakes is part of the learning process.
- They looked at over 1000 girls when casting for the role of Gabby. Ultimately they went with Lyla because she had a special connection and modeled the growth mindset. Plus, she translated well to animation.
My Gabby’s Dollhouse Interview with Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey
Gabby’s Dollhouse available for viewing on Netflix!!!
More about Gabby’s Dollhouse
Welcome to Gabby’s Dollhouse, the preschool show with a surprise inside! From celebrated preschool creators and executive producers, Traci Paige Johnson (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and Jennifer Twomey (Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi), Gabby’s Dollhouse is a mixed media series that unboxes a surprise before jumping into a fantastical animated world full of adorable cat characters that live inside Gabby’s dollhouse. Any adventure can unfold when we play in Gabby’s Dollhouse!
Gabby’s Dollhouse features the talented voices of:
- Laila Lockhart Kraner (Black-ish) as “Gabby”
- Tucker Chandler (I Lost My Body) as “Pandy Paws”
- Tara Strong (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle) as “Kitty Fairy” and “Mama Box”
- Donovan Patton (Blue’s Clues) as “CatRat”
- Juliet Donenfeld (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) as “Cakey”
- Maggie Lowe (We Bare Bears) as “Baby Box”
- Secunda Wood (Fast & Furious: Spy Racers) as “MerCat”
- Sainty Nelsen (Trolls: The Beat Goes On!) as “Pillow Cat”
- Eduardo Franco (Booksmart) as “DJ Catnip”
- Carla Tassara (Carmen San Diego, Elena of Avalor) as “Carlita.”