Oswald the Octopus -
Thoughtful, adventurous blue octopus featured on the Nick Jr.
cartoon series OSWALD THE OCTOPUS/NIK/2001.
Co-produced by Nickelodeon and Hot Entertainment, the series
follows the adventures of Oswald (voice of Fred Savage) who
lives in Big City with his best friends, Weenie the Dog (a pet
hot dog); Henry, a polka loving penguin; and Daisy, a
The show was created by children's author and illustrator Dan
Yaccarino who said of his character "Oswald lives in a world
where snowmen don't melt, penguins live in apartments and
flowers can play the drums. Oswald is an 'everykid' hero whose
life in Big City bursts with friends, music and adventures."
The acoustic music in OSWALD is done by jazz musician Evan Lurie,
a member of the group The Lounge Lizards. The series also aired
on CBS on weekends during "Nick Jr. on CBS."
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