Gabby's Dollhouse

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Gabby's Dollhouse
Gabby's Dollhouse logo.jpg
Created byTraci Paige Johnson
Jennifer Twomey
Presented byLaila Lockhart Kraner
Voices ofJuliet Donenfeld
Tucker Chandler
Eduardo Franco
Sainty Nelsen
Maggie Lowe
Secunda Wood
Tara Strong
Donovan Patton
Carla Tassara
Opening theme"Hey Gabby!" by PT Walkley
ComposerPT Walkley
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes45
Production
Executive producersTraci Paige Johnson
Jennifer Twomey
Running time25 minutes
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
DistributorNetflix
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNetflix
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseJanuary 5, 2021 (2021-01-05) –
present

Gabby's Dollhouse is an American live-action/animated/interactive preschool series created by Blue's Clues veterans Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey that premiered on Netflix on January 5, 2021. In the show, Gabby, voiced by Laila Lockhart Kraner,[1][2] and her cat friends go on adventures within her dollhouse.

The first episode was released as a sneak peek on YouTube on August 22, 2020, while the series itself was released on January 5, 2021.[3][4]

The second season premiered on August 10, 2021.[5] The third season premiered on October 19, 2021. The fourth season premiered on February 1, 2022.[6] The fifth season premiered on July 25, 2022.[7] The sixth season premiered on November 1, 2022.[8]

The show made its linear debut on Tiny Pop in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2022.[9]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Gabby (voiced and portrayed by Laila Lockhart Kraner) - A 12-year-old girl who has a magical cat headband which can shrink her down to toy-size.
  • Floyd - Gabby's real-life tabby cat who only appears in the live-action sequences.
  • Pandy Paws (voiced by Tucker Chandler) - A black and white Gabby Cat who is a half-kitty and half-panda plushie. He likes hugging Gabby, who considers him her best friend.
  • Carlita (voiced by Carla Tassara) - A purple and teal Gabby Cat who is half-kitty and half-car and drives around the dollhouse.
  • Cakey (voiced by Juliet Donenfeld) - A young white Gabby Cat who is half-kitty and half-cupcake who makes sweet treats and snacks. He can create sprinkles when he cries or when he spins around while being happy. He has 4 little cousins named Bakey, Flakey, Marshapan and Paddycake.
  • Daniel James "DJ" Catnip (voiced by Eduardo Franco) - A lavender Gabby Cat who wears a reddish-pink glittery hoodie who can stretch his tail and legs and mainly uses them to play instruments. He also sometimes wears a visor over his eyes.
  • CatRat (voiced by Donovan Patton) - A blue sneaky Gabby Cat with dark blue and light blue markings who pops up in every room. He loves everything shiny and sometimes plays the role of a villain.
  • Pillow Cat (voiced by Sainty Nelsen) - A multi-colored Gabby Cat who is half-kitty and half-pillow. She loves to make stories and usually takes catnaps.
  • Kitty Fairy (voiced by Tara Strong) - A pink half-kitty and half-fairy Gabby Cat with clear, pink and green wings, a pair of wishberry blossom-like antennae, a green flower-like dress and a flower crown. She makes garden magic with her tail or her watering can.
  • MerCat (voiced by Secunda Wood) - A turquoise Gabby Cat who is half-kitty and half-mermaid. She makes science "spa-themed".
  • Baby Box (voiced by Maggie Lowe) - A young pink and peach Gabby Cat who is made of cardboard. She likes making crafts. She is Mama Box's daughter.
  • Mama Box (voiced by Tara Strong) - A fuchsia and peach Gabby Cat and Baby Box's mother.

Supporting[edit]

  • The Box Brothers (all voiced by Jude Schwartz) - The brothers of Baby Box and sons of Mama Box.
  • Cupcake Cousins - Cakey's 4 little cousins who appeared in the episode "Cakey's Cupcake Cousins". Their names are Bakey (voiced by Henry Witcher), Flakey (voiced by Archibald Englehardt), Marshapan (voiced by Mia Lynn Bangunan) and Paddycake (voiced by Amari McCoy). Bakey is pink, Flakey is blue, Marshapan is green and Paddycake is yellow. Flakey and Marshapan are male while Bakey and Paddycake are female.
  • Pete the Polar Bear (voiced by Eric Lopez) - A polar bear who appears in the episode of the same name. He is a friend of Gabby and the Gabby Cats.
  • Fluffy Flufferton (voiced by Elena Murray) - A feline pop star who appears in the episode of the same name. She later lives up to her name even more after her makeover.
  • Luli-Loo (voiced by Halie Hrzich) - A young blue fairy Gabby Cat who appears in the episode "The Fairy Festival".
  • DJ Comet (voiced by Reggie Watkins) - A light green Gabby Cat who is DJ Catnip's alien cousin who appeared in "Mission to Caturn". He, like DJ Catnip, can stretch his tail and legs, but can also spin them around like a helicopter. He returns in the episode "Dollhouse Dress-Up Chest".
  • Figgy the Elf (voiced by Rachel Ling Gordon) - A pink elf-like Gabby Cat who appears in the episode "A CAT-Tabulous Christmas".
  • Kico the KittyCorn (vocal effects provided by Juliet Donenfeld) - A young kitty-unicorn hybrid who appears in the episode of the same name.
  • Santa Kitty (voiced by Darrell Brown) - An orange Gabby Cat who is this show's version of Santa Claus.
  • Candy Cane (voiced by ??) - A red reindeer kitty who leads Santa Kitty's sleigh
  • Hamster Kitties (voiced by ??) - Tiny cat-hamster hybrids who occasionally appear in the series.
  • The Dust Bunnies (voiced by ??) - Cute small bunnies made of dust that sometimes show up.
  • The Doodads (voiced by ??) - Three Gabby Cats made of cardboard and other crafty things who are the rivals of Gabby, Pandy and Carlita during the Meow-Mazing Games.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)
28August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)
37October 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)
48February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)
56July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)
66November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)

Season 1 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Spaceship"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

Gabby and the rest of the Gabby Cats end up stuck in a shiny cat bed, which CatRat had been mistaken a spaceship for it.

Cat of the Day: Cakey sings "Sprinkle Party".
22"Gabby Gets the Hiccups"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

When a cat in the box gives Gabby the hiccups, the Gabby Cats must sort it out.

Cat of the Day: MerCat sings "Spa Science".
33"Hamster Kitties"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

When Baby Box's new pets, the Hamster Kitties run off, it's up to Gabby and the rest of the Gabby Cats to find them.

Cat of the Day: Baby Box makes a homemade Hamster Kitty with the help from her new pets.
44"Kitty School"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

The Gabby Cats attend their own school with Pillow Cat, DJ Catnip, CatRat, Cakey and Carlita as the teachers.

Cat of the Day: DJ Catnip sings "The Music in You".
55"Kitty Cat Cam"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

CatRat uses a camera for a scavenger hunt, and it's up to Gabby and Pandy to find all of the pictures of the dollhouse.

Cat of the Day: Baby Box makes kitty ears.
66"Dollhouse Defenders"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

When CatRat invades the dollhouse and kidnaps Cakey, DJ Catnip and Kitty Fairy, it's up to Gabby and Pandy to save them!

Cat of the Day: Kitty Fairy sings "The Magic of the Garden".
77"Mixed-Up Dollhouse"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

The dollhouse ends up being mixed in different rooms. Will the Gabby Cats fix things up?

Cat of the Day: Baby Box makes a glitter globe.
88"Game Show"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

CatRat hosts a gameshow which takes place in different rooms of the dollhouse.

Cat of the Day: CatRat sings "You Can't Spell Meow Without Me".
99"Kitty Pirates"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

It's a treasure of a lifetime, as Gabby and Pandy look for it.

Cat of the Day: Cakey makes pirate pancakes.
1010"MerCat Gets Her Sparkle Back"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

MerCat loses her colors before a spa day. Can Gabby and the Gabby Cats sort her out?

Cat of the Day: MerCat sings "Spa Science".

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
111"Itty Bitty Blossom"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)

When Kitty Fairy's flower, the Itty Bitty Blossom carried on crying, the Gabby Cats try to take care of her.

Cat of the Day: Carlita sings "Let's Go for a Ride!".
122"Dollhouse Store Day"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)

Gabby and the Gabby Cats are preparing a store day.

Cat of the Day: DJ Catnip sings "The Music in You".
133"Kitty Fairy’s Sleepover"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)

Pillow Cat is nervous when the Gabby Cats attend a sleepover with Kitty Fairy.

Cat of the Day: Pillow Cat sings "Roll with It".
144"Let's Make a Movie!"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)

The Gabby Cats are making a movie based on the fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" with Gabby, Pandy, Pillow Cat and DJ Catnip as the stars and CatRat as the director.

Cat of the Day: Baby Box sings "Crafty-riffic".
155"Pete the Polar Bear"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)

Pete the Polar Bear comes to the dollhouse for a summer vacation.

Cat of the Day: Carlita and CatRat find out who is something silly on the beach.
166"Kitty Rangers"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)

Gabby and the Gabby Cats find a little Cat-owl's mother.

Cat of the Day: Gabby sings her own version of the show's theme song.
177"The Meow-Mazing Games"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)

DJ Catnip and CatRat serve as announcers for the Meow-Mazing Games with Carlita and the Gabby Cats going head to head with the Doodads.

Cat of the Day: Carlita sings "Let's Go for a Ride!".
188"Pandy's Birthday"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)

It's Pandy's birthday and the Gabby Cats must surprise him!

Cat of the Day: Pandy sings "Living in the Meow".

Season 3 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
191"The Dollhouse Hotel"October 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)

Gabby and Pandy go to the Dollhouse Hotel, which is owned by the other Gabby Cats.

Cat of the Day: Pillow Cat sings "Roll with It".
202"A Knight's Tail"October 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)

Heroic knights Gabby and Pandy must find the key to the locked door.

Cat of the Day: Pandy makes a knight shield.
213"DJ's Glow Ride"October 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)

Gabby receives a glow-in-the-dark train, but its cars are missing, but with the help from DJ Catnip, the Gabby Cats build the remaining cars.

Cat of the Day: DJ Catnip sings "The Music in You".
224"Rainy Day Banana"October 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)

Gabby, Pandy and CatRat got a silly banana and now they're going all banana bonkers!

Cat of the Day: Cakey sings "Sprinkle Party".
235"CatRat the Bandit"October 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)

The dollhouse is going Wild West, as Gabby and Pandy attempt to stop CatRat.

Cat of the Day: Pandy sings "Living in the Meow".
246"DJ Catnip Gets His Groove Back"October 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)

The Gabby Cats must help DJ Catnip get his groove back.

Cat of the Day: Gabby sings her own version of the show's theme song.
257"Kitty Fairy Gets Sick"October 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)

When Kitty Fairy gets sick, it's up to Gabby, Pandy and the others to get her garden in tip top shape!

Cat of the Day: Kitty Fairy sings "The Magic of the Garden".

Season 4 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
261"Cakey's Cupcake Cousins"February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)

Cakey has his adorable cousins meeting him for the first time.

Cat of the Day: Pillow Cat sings "Roll with It".
272"It's Purrsday!"February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)

The Gabby Cats came out and play in the Dollhouse for Purrsday!

Cat of the Day: DJ Catnip makes a purr stick.
283"Dollhouse Safari"February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)

Carlita creates a safari adventure for herself and the Gabby Cats.

Cat of the Day: Cakey makes a lion safari snack.
294"Fluffy Flufferton"February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)

A singing popstar named Fluffy Flufferton comes to the dollhouse, it's up to Gabby, DJ Catnip and the other Gabby Cats to sort things out.

Cat of the Day: DJ Catnip, Fluffy Flufferton and the Gabby Cats sing "The Dollhouse Hotel".
305"Abra-CAT-Dabra!"February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)

Baby Box creates accidental magic tricks using a magic hat.

Cat of the Day: Baby Box sings "Whoopsies!" with Gabby and Pandy.
316"The Fairy Festival!"February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)

Luli-Loo is feeling nervous when Kitty Fairy and the fairies held a fairy festival for the Gabby Cats, but how can Gabby and Pandy help her?

Cat of the Day: Kitty Fairy sings "The Magic of the Garden" with Luli-Loo in a duet.
327"Dollhouse Fairy Tales"February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)

When CatRat takes over the Fairy Tail Garden, he creates his own stories.

Cat of the Day: CatRat sings "You Can't Spell Meow Without Me".
338"The Easter Kitty Bunny"February 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)

Gabby and Pandy babysit an Easter kitty bunny named Eggy.

Cat of the Day: Baby Box creates an Easter egg Kitty Bunny.

Season 5 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
341"Gabby, We Shrunk the Kitties!"July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)

Gabby and Pandy are shrunk! Can MerCat sort this out?

Cat of the Day: MerCat creates mermaid foam with the help from two Hamster Kitties.
35d2"Mission to CATurn"July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)

Gabby and Pandy takes a space ride to Planet Caturn after CatRat gets stuck while looking for space cheese.

Cat of the Day: Baby Box, with the help from DJ Comet, creates a paper-mache Planet Caturn.
363"Doodlebook"July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)

Gabby finds a book with the same doodle on every page. When she went inside the dollhouse, the Gabby Cats use their own imagination to add their own spin to the drawings.

Cat of the Day: MerCat sings "Spa Science".
374"Cupcake Tree"July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)

Cakey helps Gabby and Pandy shrink down a giant cupcake tree and rescue the other Gabby Cats from its overgrown branches!

Cat of the Day: Cakey sings "Sprinkle Party".
385"Dollhouse Detectives"July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)

When things disappear around the dollhouse, it's up to detectives Gabby and Pandy to solve this mystery!

Cat of the Day: CatRat makes painted ice cubes, with the help from a few baby Cat-owls.
396"Happy CAT-O-Ween!"July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)

It's Cat-o-Ween and the Gabby Cats in the dollhouse are having a great time! Gabby and Pandy make cat-o-lanterns with Baby Box, make banana ghosts with Cakey and search for treats with MerCat.

Cat of the Day: Gabby and the Gabby Cats sing "Halloween Holla Holla".

Season 6 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
401"A CAT-Tabulous Christmas"November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)

Gabby and Pandy must help Figgy the Elf wrap the presents correctly, have their own Christmas wishes, and deliver presents to all of the Gabby Cats.

Cat of the Day: Baby Box creates a rainbow kitty tree topper.
412"CatRat's Puzzle Hunt"November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)

CatRat makes a puzzle hunt and takes Gabby and Pandy through the dollhouse with it. They are games to play, riddles to solve and fun surprises to find!

Cat of the Day: Baby Box creates a puzzle with popsicle sticks.
423"Super Thinkers!"November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)

In order to become Super Thinkers, Gabby, Pandy and Carlita must use their bodies and their minds to complete their Super Thinker Camp by solving puzzles and tackle obstacles.

Cat of the Day: Gabby, Pandy, DJ Catnip and Cakey sing "The Power of Yet".
434"Paper Cup Popper"November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)

After Gabby finds a box of paper cups, she and her Gabby Cat friends have fun playing games, making animal crafts and telling stories with them.

Cat of the Day: CatRat plays a cup and ball game.
445"Dollhouse Dress-Up Chest"November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)

Gabby got a dollhouse delivery, and it was a dress-up chest. She uses her dress up ability and teams up with Pandy to travel to the Wild West with Baby Box, soar into outer space with DJ Catnip and DJ Comet, and even go underwater with Pillow Cat as well! They are also problems to solve, so go to it, Gabby Cats!

Cat of the Day: Pillow Cat sings "Roll With It".
456"Kico the KittyCorn"November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)

It's a horrible rainy day, and a KittyCorn named Kico needs taking care of, so Gabby, Pandy and the rest of the Gabby Cats must take great care and then, find her adoring family!

Cat of the Day: Gabby and the Gabby Cats sing "Spice Of Life".

Format[edit]

Like Blue's Clues and most interactive preschool shows, Gabby's Dollhouse has built-in silences designed to encourage audience participation.

Each episode begins with the live-action Gabby playing in her bedroom. She then unboxes a miniature that is the catalyst for an adventure inside the animated world of her dollhouse.[10] Gabby puts on her cat ears headband and shrinks down with her stuffed toy, Pandy Paws, who comes alive to surprise Gabby with a “hug attack.” Common rituals may involve an encounter with CatRat, who often randomly appears in one of the rooms in the dollhouse.

The dollhouse has seven key cat-themed rooms where Gabby’s adventures take place with the various Gabby Cats:

  • Bathroom, where MerCat does science experiments that are “spa” themed
  • Bedroom, where Pillow Cat tells stories and encourages make believe
  • Craft room, where Baby Box and her family teach how to make DIY projects
  • Fairy garden, where Kitty Fairy takes care of magical plants
  • Kitchen, where Cakey makes snacks and desserts decorated with cats
  • Music room, where DJ Catnip teaches how to play musical instruments
  • Playroom, where Carlita joins in physical education games

At the end of each episode is a “Cat of the Day” segment, where one of the Gabby Cats is selected to guide the viewer one-on-one in crafting, cooking, or singing.[10]

Voice cast[edit]

  • Laila Lockhart Kraner as Gabby[3][1]
  • Tucker Chandler as Pandy Paws
  • Donovan Patton as CatRat
  • Tara Strong as Mama Box and Kitty Fairy[11]
  • Juliet Donenfeld as Cakey and Kico the Kittycorn
  • Sainty Nelsen as Pillow Cat
  • Eduardo Franco as DJ Catnip
  • Carla Tassara as Carlita
  • Secunda Wood as MerCat
  • Maggie Lowe as Baby Box
  • Reggie Watkins as DJ Comet
  • Rachel Ling Gordon as Figgy the Elf
  • Eric Lopez as Pete
  • Darrell Brown as Santa Kitty
  • Elena Murray as Fluffy Flufferton
  • Halie Hzirch as Luli-Loo
  • Jude Schwartz as the Box Brothers
  • Henry Witcher as Bakey
  • Archibald Englehardt as Flakey
  • Mia Lynn Bangunan as Marshapan
  • Amari McCoy as Paddycake
  • Nikki Valadez as Stefania

Home media[edit]

Gabby's Dollhouse: Cat-tastic Dance Along was released on DVD and digital download on February 1, 2022 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (through Studio Distribution Services LLC). It features 20 songs from the show with a group of kids dancing which is inspired by TikTok's sensation of dance challenges. The DVD and digital download also feature meditation sessions each one feature a Gabby Cat going into mindfulness mode. In United States. and released on DVD and digital download on TBA 2023 by Mediumrare Entertainment in United Kingdom and Ireland.

Reception[edit]

The show was nominated for a Kidscreen award in 2021 and released a series of show-themed toys for the 2021 holiday season.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Darwish, Meaghan. "'Gabby's Dollhouse' Season 2 First Look: Crafts, Music & More Baking! (VIDEO)". Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  2. ^ "'Gabby's Dollhouse' Will Make You a Cat Person If It Kills You". 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  3. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (2020-12-08). "Trailer: DreamWorks Hybrid Series 'Gabby's Dollhouse' Debuts on Netflix Jan. 5". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  4. ^ "Three New DreamWorks Animation Television Series Coming to Netflix". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  5. ^ McGuire, Jen (2021-08-09). "This exclusive look at Gabby's Dollhouse season 2". Romper. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for 'Gabby's Dollhouse' Season 4". 5 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Netflix Greenlights 2 New DreamWorks Animation Preschool Series".
  8. ^ "'Gabby's Dollhouse' Is Coming Back for Season 6 — Catch Our Exclusive Sneak Peek Here".
  9. ^ "Gabby's Dollhouse".
  10. ^ a b "INTERVIEW: Inside Dreamworks New Netflix Series "Gabby's Dollhouse" – Animation Scoop".
  11. ^ "'Loki,' 'Gabby's Dollhouse' actor Tara Strong talks about being the voice behind many different characters". 2021-08-19. Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  12. ^ Babish, Sian (2021-11-23). "Best Gabby's Dollhouse toy". Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  13. ^ dickson, jeremy (2021-11-30). "Activism, Netflix dominate Kidscreen Awards nominations". Retrieved 2021-12-21.

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