We are slowly becoming cat people…
From a young age, I knew I was a dog person and would have dogs when I grew up. Fast forward many, many years, and I now have multiple. Haha! My girls are also dog people, but thanks to Gabby’s Dollhouse we may slowly be turning into cat people. Well, animated cat people. Haha! (baby steps.) Gabby’s Dollhouse is a new preschool Dreamworks show on Netflix that follows Gabby, her cat Pandy Paws, and her dollhouse full of amazing rooms and surprises. My girls and I had the amazing opportunity to screen the 1st Season of Gabby’s Dollhouse as well as interview creators Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey. You can read my review and watch our interview below! Gabby’s Dollhouse is out NOW on Netflix.
I cannot say enough great things about Gabby’s Dollhouse. My girls love the show and, no joke, have asked to watch it every day since the first day we watched it. There are a bunch of reasons I, as a parent, love the show. It is a fun, upbeat, and happy show that I can sit with my kids and watch and enjoy. You cannot help but smile when you see Gabby and all of her cat friends. (Which is really important right now.)
But the main reason I love the show is because it incorporates a Growth Mindset curriculum (Inspired by MINDSET by Carol Dwek) to help teach children to overcome obstacles and that making mistakes is ok and to learn from them. This is done through stories, situations, arts & crafts, etc. I also really love the cat jokes, play on words, and humor. It’s right up my alley. Haha!
My girls think the show is Meow-tastic!
Now, my girls told me they love the show for other reasons. Haha! They love Gabby and all of her cat friends. They like the unboxing aspect of the show, the songs, getting to shrink down and go into the dollhouse, sprinkle party, and all of the adventures Gabby goes on. Gabby’s Dollhouse has made an impact on my kids because a couple of times, since watching the show, my 5-year-old has been faced with situations she cannot figure out and she has said “That’s ok! I will keep trying. Just like Gabby.” (Also, my girls cannot wait for all the merch to come out. Haha!)
Interview with creators Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey
As I mentioned above my daughter and I had the amazing opportunity to interview creators Traci Paige Johnson (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and Jennifer Twomey (Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi). Both Traci and Jennifer have created shows that my kids absolutely love, and they were such a joy to interview. I could tell they have such a passion for their craft and what they create. During our round table interview, we learned fun facts about the show, such as Jennifer Twomey’s daughter being the inspiration for Gabby and how “Hug Attack” came from her son. In my interview with them, we discussed the casting and character of Gabby (Laila Lockhart Kramer), our favorite cat characters, the origin story of Gabby’s cat ears, Growth Mindset, and more! I have put our interview below so check it out!
More from Gabby’s Dollhouse
If your kids end up loving Gabby’s Dollhouse as much as mine then the fun doesn’t have to stop once the episode ends. Gabby’s Dollhouse has an app where kids can go into the Dollhouse and play games! You can find it HERE. Dreamworks is also reportedly working on printables/crafts and once those are released I will link them here.
If you watch Gabby’s Dollhouse I would love to know your thoughts! Drop them in the comments.
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 Voice Talents
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,” and Carla Tassara (Carmen San Diego, Elena of Avalor) as “Carlita.”