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Wattoo Wattoo: Superbird

FRENCH-DERIVED CARTOON about a bunch of greedy, untidy, irritable geese the Zwas who – hey! – exhibit the worst of our human foibles and in effect tell us a lot about ourselves. They do an activity each episode and inevitably fuck things up. Then it’s left to Wattoo Wattoo who’s been watching like some kind of smug social worker all this time to call down his friends from space, who clear it all up. Greenpeace morals, fuzzy animation and one notoriously uncensored sex education episode broadcast, in full gory detail (hot zwa action and all) at ten in the morning.



  1. gman

    April 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    This was a complete mindfucker, I could never ever work out what Wattoo Wattoo was actually meant to be, I can just recall loads of badly animated Wattoos flying down from the sky to save the badly animated day. It did have a kick-arse theme tune, though.

  2. Lee James Turnock

    May 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    The animation was oddly similar to the work of Picha – you know, Jungle Burger, the Big Bang and all that. I never saw the infamous sex episode, but I wouldn’t put anything past those Gallic swine!

  3. Sinead Atkinson

    October 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I have been searching for the name of this cartoon memory for years ….thought I had imagined it!!!! So glad to be out of my misery. Thank you TV Cream 🙂

  4. Paul

    June 9, 2014 at 1:53 am

    I loved this show but I never knew why as it left me feeling full of melancholy. As mentioned earlier the theme tune did indeed kick bottom.

  5. Applemask

    July 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Who’s she marrying? Haven’t you heard?

  6. Tom Ronson

    March 6, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Never listed in the TV Times, certainly never listed in the papers, this was one of ITV’s ‘interstitial’ (i.e. filler) cartoons, along with La Linea, which they’d shove on at odd hours during the Summer holidays in between the ‘proper’ programmes, cartoons and films. English dialogue written and performed by one Robert Morris.

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