The ZhuZhus facts for kids
|Also known as||Polly and the Zhu Zhu Pets
Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets
|Created by||Russ Hornsby|
|Directed by||Mike Fallows|
|Voices of||Jenna Warren
|Opening theme||Jesse Colburn and Aaron Verdonk|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Colin Bohm
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cepia LLC
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 12, 2016– present|
|Related shows||Quest for Zhu|
The ZhuZhus (originally titled Polly and the Zhu Zhu Pets) is a Canadian/American animated television series produced by Cepia LLC and Nelvana, and the YTV. The series aired in the United States on Disney Channel on September 12, 2016.
The ZhuZhus is about a young girl named Frankie Pamplemousse, her mom and dad, and her four talking hamsters: Pipsqueak, Mr. Squiggles, Num Nums, and Chunk. The group of five go on adventures in their town, Anytown.
- Frankie Pamplemousse (originally named Polly Pamplemousse; voiced by Jenna Warren) is the 8-year-old owner of the Zhu Zhu pets.
- Pipsqueak (voiced by Tajja Isen) is the first Zhu Zhu pet. She is unofficially the leader of the Zhu Zhus. She loves adventuring. Her birthmark is a shooting star.
- Mr. Squiggles (voiced by Richard Binsley) is the second Zhu Zhu pet. He is smart. His birthmark is a spiral.
- Num Nums (voiced by Stephany Seki) is the third Zhu Zhu pet. She thinks about things before she does them. Her birthmark is a heart.
- Chunk (voiced by Robert Tinkler) is the last Zhu Zhu pet. He is strong, has style, and loves to eat food. His birthmark is a sun.
- Jilly and Bean are two naughty twins. They have appeared in the series.
- Ellen Pamplemousse or "Mom" (voiced by Stacey DePass) is Frankie's mother and a professional plumber for Pamplemousse Plumbing. She used to be part of the Power Badge Girls.
- Stanley Pamplemousse or "Dad" (voiced by Zachary Bennett) is Frankie's father and also a professional plumber for Pamplemousse Plumbing. He loves music and was previously a Wilderness Teen Ranger. Thus, he knows a lot about nature.
- Wilfred P. Kerdle or Mr. Kerdle (voiced by Patrick McKenna) is the cranky janitor of Frankie's school. He tries to stop the Zhus from coming into the school and insults them.
- Cindy and Mindy Gelato (voiced by Rebecca Brenner and Samantha Weinstein) are twins and Frankie's friends.
- Madge (voiced by Brianna D'Aguanno) is Frankie's neighbor and worst enemy. She always tries to beat Frankie at everything. She has blue hair and brown eyes and a cat named Princess Tickyboo.
- Whendy Sails (voiced by Nicole Stamp) is a celebrity and news reporter for Channel 5.
- Jessica Beeker (voiced by Addison Holley) is Frankie's favorite popstar.
- Dr. Phelmholz (voiced by Ron Rubin) is an Austrian doctor from Vienna.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||September 12, 2016||August 22, 2017|
|2||10||July 17, 2017||July 25, 2017|
Season 1 (2016–17)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboard by||Original air date||Canadian air date||U.S. viewers
|1a||"Happy Bounciversary"||Mike Fallows||Laurie Elliott||Greg Collinson||September 12, 2016||July 4, 2017||0.62|
|Upset that she missed her parents' wedding, Frankie and the Zhus try to make her parents' anniversary a blast by planning their own, but they get stuck in a floating bouncy castle.|
|1b||"Say It Don't Spray It"
"Say It, Don't Spray It"
|Mike Fallows||Laurie Elliott||John Flagg||September 12, 2016||July 4, 2017||0.62|
|The Zhus get stuck in the wild after a skunk shows up in their house.|
|2a||"Home Run Hamsters"||Mike Fallows||Hugh Duffy||Steve Remen||September 13, 2016||July 5, 2017|
|The Zhus try to return Frankie's glove back to her before the big game starts after she accidentally leaves them at home.|
|2b||"Chip off the Old Chunk"||Mike Fallows||Miles Smith||Andrew Tan||September 13, 2016||July 5, 2017|
|Ellen tells the Zhus that they can't go to the grocery store, but they go after Chunk eats all of the chocolate chips.|
|Mike Fallows||Shawn Kalb||Bradley Overall||September 14, 2016||July 6, 2017||0.63|
|When Frankie asks the Zhus to dog-sit Walter while she gets him a snack, the Zhus accidentally let him out the backyard.|
|3b||"Janitor Day"||Mike Fallows||Terry McGurrin||Steve Remen||September 14, 2016||July 6, 2017||0.63|
|The Zhus attempt to get Mr. Kerdle to like them, while Frankie tries to stop them from getting into trouble.|
|4a||"Goldfish Fingers"||Mike Fallows||Richard Clark||John Flagg||September 15, 2016||July 7, 2017|
|Frankie is told she can't plumb with her parents on a level 5 job for professionals only. When the Zhus give Frankie something to do, a pipe snaps and the house floods.|
|4b||"Skate-lebrity"||Mike Fallows||Richard Clark||Andrew Tan||September 15, 2016||July 7, 2017|
|Frankie is offered a deal to appear on television to show off her skateboarding skills, but Chunk gets carried away when giving her a makeover.|
|5a||"Zombie Sleep Over"
|Mike Fallows||Miles Smith||Bradley Overall||September 16, 2016||July 10, 2017||0.54|
|Frankie and the Zhus think that the Gelato twins have turned into zombies after watching a zombie film during a sleepover.|
|5b||"The No-Kart Race"||Mike Fallows||Scott Albert||Steve Remen||September 16, 2016||July 10, 2017||0.54|
|Frankie is sick and can't go to the Go-Kart race, so the Zhus try to help her get better in time.|
|6a||"Storming the Cat Castle"||Mike Fallows||Scott Albert||John Flagg||October 7, 2016||July 11, 2017||0.73|
|When Num Nums gets taken by Madge's cat the Zhus try to rescue her while Frankie distracts Madge.|
|6b||"Ha Ha Hamsters"||Mike Fallows||Richard Clark||Andrew Tan||October 7, 2016||July 11, 2017||0.73|
|Frankie and the Zhus try to get on a TV show called World's Funniest Pets.|
|7a||"Fur-Vivor"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Bradley Overall||October 21, 2016||July 12, 2017||0.59|
|A rainy day prevents the Zhus from doing the Iron Hamster Games, until Frankie decides to do it inside.|
|7b||"Zhuper Girl"||Mike Fallows||Miles Smith||John Flagg||October 21, 2016||July 12, 2017||0.59|
|When Frankie and the Zhus pretend to be superheroes, Mr. Squiggles takes his role as the villain too seriously.|
|8a||"Wingin' It"||Mike Fallows||Laurie Elliott||Steve Remen||February 11, 2017||July 13, 2017||1.23|
|Frankie and the Zhus take care of a baby bird and teach it to fly.|
|8b||"Friendship Friend-zy"||Mike Fallows||Scott Albert||John Flagg||February 11, 2017||July 13, 2017||1.23|
|When Aunt Zia gives Frankie two friendship bracelets, the Zhus compete to see who is Frankie's best friend.|
|9a||"Dreams O'Clock"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Steve Remen||January 21, 2017||July 14, 2017||1.16|
|Frankie's parents get an emergency plumbing call from Frankie's favorite popstar Jessica Beeker.|
|9b||"Badge to the Bone"||Mike Fallows||Evany Rosen||Bradley Overall||January 21, 2017||July 14, 2017||1.16|
|Frankie and the Zhus try to help Ellen get her last Power Badge Girls badge, the camping badge, when they learn she's afraid of the dark.|
|10a||"Full Groan"||Mike Fallows||Evany Rosen||Bradley Overall||January 22, 2017||July 17, 2017||1.10|
|The Zhus help Frankie decide what she wants to be when she grows up for a school project.|
|10b||"The Shell Game"||Mike Fallows||Laurie Elliott||Andrew Tan||January 22, 2017||July 17, 2017||1.10|
|When Frankie breaks her fourth skateboard, her parents cut a deal that if she goes a week without breaking an egg, she can get another one.|
|11a||"If Wishes Were Rainbows"||Mike Fallows||Miles Smith||Steve Remen||January 28, 2017||July 18, 2017||1.08|
|Chunk accidentally uses Frankie's present for Ellen as a letter for the Rainbow Roo.|
|11b||"Deja Zhu"||Mike Fallows||Terry McGurrin||John Flagg||January 28, 2017||July 18, 2017||1.08|
|Frankie and the Zhus each tell Ellen their stories of what happened when the lamp broke.|
|12a||"A Total Bust a Move"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Steve Remen||January 29, 2017||July 19, 2017||1.06|
|The Zhus try to stop Frankie from dancing in the school talent show after seeing her moves.|
|12b||"The Grand ZhuZhu Pets Hotel"
"The Grand Zhu Zhu Pets Hotel"
|Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Bradley Overall||January 29, 2017||July 19, 2017||1.06|
|Frankie gives the Zhus their first vacation experience by running a hotel in the backyard.|
|13a||"Zhu Years Eve"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Andrew Tan||January 7, 2017||July 20, 2017||1.12|
|Frankie and the Zhus stay up for the New Years without napping.|
|13b||"Lookies for Cookies"||Mike Fallows||Alex Ganetakos||John Flagg||January 7, 2017||July 20, 2017||1.12|
|After Frankie's desires for another treasure hunt are ruined, Mr. Squiggles hides a cookie jar which has Frankie's parents tickets in it, only to forget where he hid it.|
|14a||"The Pumpkin Whisperers"||Mike Fallows||Richard Clark||Steve Remen||February 4, 2017||July 21, 2017||1.07|
|Frankie signs up for the annual Biggest Pumpkin Growing contest and competes with Madge.|
|14b||"Zhuper Zhide Kicks"||Mike Fallows||Miles Smith||Andrew Tan||February 4, 2017||July 21, 2017||1.07|
|Frankie plays Zhuper Girl again as the Zhus prove who is sidekick worthy.|
|15a||"The Wrong Stuff"||Mike Fallows||Richard Clark||John Flagg||February 5, 2017||July 24, 2017||1.13|
|Mr. Squiggles tests the new Hamster Cannon 3000 by blasting Chunk into the sky. When he comes back, he is mistaken for an alien.|
|15b||"Chunklette's Web"||Mike Fallows||Alex Ganetakos||Bradley Overall||February 5, 2017||July 24, 2017||1.13|
|Chunk gets tangled in a spider web, and develops a fear of spiders.|
|16a||"Story Book It"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Steve Remen||June 17, 2017||July 25, 2017||0.75|
|Frankie wants to be an author so she tries to write a book, but she develops writer's block. So the Zhus help her write the book by living the experience in real life.|
|16b||"Hairible Mistake"||Mike Fallows||Craig Brown||Andrew Tan||June 17, 2017||July 25, 2017||0.75|
|Frankie gets a new haircut she doesn't like because it's the same as Ellen's, so the Zhus try to fix it.|
|17a||"Weathering Heights"||Mike Fallows||Laurie Elliott||Steve Remen||June 24, 2017||July 26, 2017||0.83|
|Frankie and the Zhus create their own emergency kit to prepare for the thunderstorm.|
|17b||"The Trashing of Zhuper Girl"
"Trashing of Zhuper Girl"
|Mike Fallows||Miles Smith||John Flagg||June 24, 2017||July 26, 2017||0.83|
|Frankie and the Zhus play Zhuper Girl again to help the park by throwing out garbage, but Madge tricks the town by impersonating Frankie.|
|18a||"Zhurassic Park"||Mike Fallows||Hugh Duffy||Bradley Overall||August 14, 2017||July 27, 2017|
|Frankie and the Zhus are inspired to make cave paintings after watching a film about them in school.|
|18b||"Hamster a la Kart"||Mike Fallows||Scott Albert||Andrew Tan||August 14, 2017||July 27, 2017|
|After learning that Madge has won the annual go-kart race every year, Frankie and the Zhus enter the go-kart race so they can beat her.|
|19a||"Zhu and Improved"||Mike Fallows||Miles Smith||Bradley Overall||August 15, 2017||July 28, 2017|
|When Mr. Squiggles overhears the family's concerns with his inventions, he quits his occupation for science and becomes a surfer.|
|19b||"The Unfortunate Cookie Crumbles"||Mike Fallows||Laurie Elliott||John Flagg||August 15, 2017||July 28, 2017|
|Frankie and the Zhus try to avoid having an unlucky day after a fortune cookie tells them that they will have one.|
|20a||"Now Zhu See Me, Now Zhu Don't"||Mike Fallows||Jennifer Daley||Bradley Overall||August 16, 2017||July 31, 2017|
|After seeing the Amazing Donald's magician show, Frankie makes Chunk invisible but can't bring him back.|
|20b||"Walk a Mile in Our Zhus"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Andrew Tan||August 16, 2017||July 31, 2017|
|Frankie realizes she's too big to enjoy some of the games her and the Zhus play, so she dreams about being small.|
|21a||"Zhu Got Game"||Mike Fallows||Miles Smith||Steve Remen||August 17, 2017||August 1, 2017|
|Frankie's board game transforms her house into a castle.|
|21b||"And the Hammy Goes To"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||John Flagg||August 17, 2017||August 1, 2017|
|Frankie nominates the Zhus in her own awards show after learning that they've never won a trophy.|
|22||"Pranksters' Paradise"||Mike Fallows||Terry McGurrin||Steve Remen||August 18, 2017||August 2, 2017|
|When the Zhus are ordered to take care of Chunk's cousins Jilly and Bean, the Zhus must make sure they don't ruin Frankie's fancy party.|
|23a||"Ball in a Day's Work"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Andrew Tan||August 21, 2017||August 22, 2017|
|23b||"How Zhu Get Ahead in Advertising"||Mike Fallows||Andrew Harrison||Steve Remen||August 21, 2017||August 22, 2017|
|24a||"Zhuper Girl in a Jam"||August 22, 2017||August 22, 2017|
|24b||"Frankielocks and the 4 Zhus"
"Pollylocks and the 4 Zhus"
|August 22, 2017||August 22, 2017|
|25a||"Your Days Are Num Num Numbered"||August 23, 2017||August 22, 2017|
|25b||"Zhus the Boss"||August 23, 2017||August 22, 2017|
|26||"Zhu Land"||Mike Fallows||Hugh Duffy||Andrew Tan||August 24, 2017||August 22, 2017|
|Frankie and the Zhus are sent to Zhu Land to reunite the band The Zhu-riff-ics back together.|
Zhu's News (2017)
A webseries called "Zhu's News" was released to YTV's YouTube channel starting July 17, 2017. Each episode stars Whendy Sails of Channel 5 recapping moments in the series.
|No.||Title||Canadian release date||American release date|
|1||"Pumped Up Zhus"||July 17, 2017|
|2||"Food for Thought"||July 18, 2017|
|3||"Animal House"||July 21, 2017||August 8, 2017|
|4||"The Magnificent Zhus"||July 22, 2017||August 8, 2017|
|5||"Home Video"||July 23, 2017|
|6||"Cousin Capers"||July 24, 2017|
|7||"Put on Your Dancing Zhus"||July 25, 2017||August 8, 2017|
|8||"Zhurrific Make Overs"||July 25, 2017|
Season 2 (2019)
|Brazil||Discovery Kids||2017 -|
|Japan||Cartoon Network||2017 -|
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