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For the 1991 animated series broadcast on CBS in the United States and CITV in the United Kingdom, see Where's Wally? (TV series).
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Where's Waldo?
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Genre Children's adventure
Educational
Mystery
Based on
Developed by Koyalee Chanda
Lucas Mills
Voices of Joshua Rush
Haley Tju
Eva Carlton
Thomas Lennon
Piotr Michael
James Cartmell
Theme music composer Distant Cousins
Composer(s) Ben Bromfield
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 39
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • F.M. De Marco
  • John Tellegen
Editor(s) Jeffrey Perlmutter
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) DreamWorks Animation Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network Universal Kids (season 1)
Peacock (season 2–present)
First shown in July 6, 2019
Original release July 20, 2019 (2019-07-20) – present

Where's Waldo? (known outside North America as Where's Wally?) is an American animated children's television series with educational elements based on The Waldo Film Company's 1991 original television series of the same name (produced by DIC Enterprises and HIT Communications) and the North American variation of the Where's Wally? books by Martin Handford. The series is produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and debuted on Universal Kids on July 20, 2019. It moved to the streaming service Peacock for its second season on July 10, 2020. Additional episodes of the series aired on December 11, 2020. Other media featuring the titular character include the 1991 original animated television series and the series of books.

Premise

The series follows young members of the WorldWide Wanderer Society, Waldo and Wenda, who are sent on travel missions by their mentor, Wizard Whitebeard. Their rival, Odlulu, causes them trouble in their attempts to earn stripes and become wizard-level wanderers.

Cast and characters

Main

  • Joshua Rush as Waldo/Wally, a 12-year-old Wanderer in-training.
  • Haley Tju as Wenda, a junior-level Wanderer and Waldo's best friend.
  • Eva Carlton as Odlulu, an Anti-Wanderer and the main villain who used to be in the WorldWide Wanderer Society.
  • Thomas Lennon as Wizard Whitebeard, a wizard-level Wanderer and a mentor to Waldo and Wenda.
  • Piotr Michael as Fritz, Odlulu's ferret sidekick / Arfolomew / Additional Voices

Recurring and guest

Confirmed guest actors for the series include Bobby Moynihan, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Retta, Carlos Alazraqui, Rachel Dratch, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Tom Kenny, Candi Milo, Oscar Nunez, Jerry O’Connell, and Hannah Simone.

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally released
First released Last released Network
1 20 July 20, 2019 (2019-07-20) December 7, 2019 (2019-12-07) Universal Kids
2 19 6 July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10) start Peacock
7 August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
3 TBA TBA TBA

Season 1 (2019)

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Title Location Directed by Written by Original release date
1 1 "Little Trouble in Big China" Beijing, China Christo Stamboliev F.M. De Marco July 20, 2019 (2019-07-20)
When Odlulu accidentally animates a stone dragon at Beijing's Lunar New Year, Waldo and Wenda team up with young Drummers Li and Liu to tame the dragon and save the celebration. Guest stars : Ian Inigo as Boy, Kristen Li as Li, Yuri Lowenthal as Zhang Wei, Hudson Yang as Liu
Wanderer key : Unfreeze Key
2 2 "A Wanderer in Paris" Paris, France Christo Stamboliev Lucas Mills July 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)
Upon gaining a magical shrinking key, Odlulu sets her sights on winning the Tour de France; Waldo and Wenda end up helping racer Jacques after Odlulu shrinks his and everyone else's bikes. Guest stars : Ashley Bornancin as Camille, Tom Kenny as Shopkeeper, Yuri Lowenthal as Jacques / Official, Piotr Michael as Henri
Wanderer key : Teeny-Tiny Key
3 3 "A Day in Turkey" Istanbul, Turkey Mark Sonntag John Tellegen July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
Landing in Istanbul, Waldo and Wenda meet up with fellow Wanderer Yasemin and discovers that their rug is a map to a magic doubling key; Odlulu and Fritz learn of the treasure map, and the team must race to find it before the villains do. Guest stars : Sydney Bell as Yasemin
Wanderer key : Doubling Key
4 4 "The Big New Mexico Pepper Hunt" New Mexico, U.S. Christo Stamboliev John Tellegen July 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)
When Odlulu challenges the Wanderers to win the best chilli (along with a magic key) at an annual chilli cook-off in New Mexico, Whitebeard pulls out his family recipe to save the day. The only problem is that they don't have the most important ingredient - a ghost pepper. Guest stars : Candi Milo as Chili Judge / Grandmother, Max Mittelman as Tarak
Wanderer key : Pepper Key
5 5 "Hang Ten in Tahiti" Tahiti, French Polynesia Mark Sonntag Sam Cherington August 3, 2019 (2019-08-03)
Wizard Wavybeard has lost the Wave Key leading Waldo and Wenda to go to Tahiti. When Odlulu sees the key as her chance to win the local surf competition and earn a statue of herself on the beach, the Wanderers and Odlulu have a surf-off for the key. Guest stars : Ashley Bornancin as Surfing Instructor, Bobby Moynihan as Wizard Wavybeard
Wanderer key : Wave Key
6 6 "Victoria Falls & Winters" Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Lianne Hughes John Tellegen August 10, 2019 (2019-08-10)
When the watering hole at a Zimbabwean animal park dries up, the Wanderers grab a rain production Weather Key and arrive to save the animals. Unfortunately, Odlulu and Fritz get a-hold of the key so that Odlulu can be a Mother Nature-like goddess, so the Wanderers form an alliance with fellow Wanderer Anesu and pursue her through rain, fog, and snow to get the key and save the animals. Guest stars : Nesta Cooper as Anesu, Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as Mr. Grouchy
Wanderer key : Weather Key
7 7 "Vienna Voice-Versa" Vienna, Austria Christo Stamboliev Lucas Mills August 17, 2019 (2019-08-17)
When Wizard Whitebeard attempts to magically enhance his voice for a singing duet with an old Wizard friend, he accidentally switches bodies with Arf, forcing Waldo and Wenda to undo the mistake before its too late. Guest stars : Tara Platt as Hostess, Retta as Wizard Nightingale
Wanderer key : Body Switch Key
8 8 "Costa Rica...In Color" Costa Rica, Central America Lianne Hughes Sam Cherington August 24, 2019 (2019-08-24)
Waldo and Wenda head to Costa Rica and team up with Wizard Featherbeard to investigate why all the beautiful birds of the forest are losing their color. Guest stars : Oscar Nunez as Wizard Featherbeard
Wanderer key : Color Key
9 9 "Yukon Do It" Canada Kelly Baigent Sam Cherington September 21, 2019 (2019-09-21)
Arf gets a chance to run with sled dogs when he travels with Waldo and Wenda to wintry northern Canada to deliver an important package to Wizard Blizzardbeard. Guest stars : Tom Kenny as Wizard Blizzardbeard / Serve, Candace Kozak as Shila
Wanderer key : Marshmallow Key
10 10 "The Strength of Scotland" Scotland, United Kingdom Lianne Hughs John Tellgen September 28, 2019 (2019-09-28)
Everyone heads to Scotland, where Odlulu is using the Strength Key to give her an advantage in the Highland Games. Guest stars : Grace Kaufman as Morna, Christian Lanz as Announcer, Yuri Lowenthal as Fergus / Yep
Wanderer key : Strength Key
11 11 "Hit or Myth in Greece" Acropolis of Athens Lianne Hughs F.M. De Marco October 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)
When Odlulu uses the Greek Myth Key to bring Greek myths to life so she can capture the Golden Fleece, the Wanderers embark on a legendary quest to restore order in modern Athens with the help of the mythic Jason of the Argo. Guest stars : Grey Griffin as Ticket Taker / Sirens, Jerry O'Connell as Jason, Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as Cyclops
Wanderer key : Greek Myth Key
12 12 "Venice the Menace" Venice, Italy Ricky Santana Sam Cherington October 12, 2019 (2019-10-12)
Odlulu is in Venice, where she aims to become belle of the Venetian Carnival ball with the help of the Crystal Glass Key. Guest stars : Christian Lanz as Shopkeeper, Tara Platt as Elisabetta, Al Yankovic as Wizard Artbeard
Wanderer key : Crystal Glass Key
13 13 "Australian Blunder Down Under" Australia, Oceania Murray Debus Madison Bateman October 19, 2019 (2019-10-19)
When a mother kangaroo hops away with Waldo's hat on her head and Fritz in her pouch, Waldo, Wenda and Odlulu must work together to find them in the Australian outback. Guest stars : Eric Bauza as Koala / Dingo, Kerri Kenney-Silver as Wizard Lariat / Emu / Platypus, Candi Milo as Kookaburra, Mama Kangaroo
Wanderer key : Talk to Animals Key
14 14 "Big in Japan" Japan, Tokyo Seth Kearsley John Tellegen October 26, 2019 (2019-10-26)
When Odlulu zaps Fritz with the Mega Mega Monster key, he grows to monstrous size and tries to eat all the noodles in the city; Waldo and Wenda travel to a kaiju festival in Tokyo. Guest stars : Ian Inigo as Reo, Ryan Potter as Koichi, Jennie Kwan & Yuri Lowenthal
Wanderer key : Mega Mega Monster Key
15 15 "A New York Minute" New York Ricky Santana Sam Cherington November 2, 2019 (2019-11-02)
Wizard Whitebeard trains for months for a marathon in New York City; when Odlulu schemes to win the race by slowing down all of the other runners, Waldo and Wenda use New York's various modes of transportation to pursue Odlulu and save the marathon. Guest stars : Raini Rodriguez as Maria, Jennie Kwan & Christian Lanz
Wanderer key : Slow Mo Key
16 16 "Bahama Drama" The Bahamas Lianne Hughes Sam Cherington November 9, 2019 (2019-11-09)
When Odlulu uses the Bubble Key to raise a sunken pirate ship in the Bahamas in her quest for treasure, the Wanderers and Wizard Doubloon must take to the high seas to catch the bubble-wielding buccaneer before she makes off with the ship's booty. Guest stars : Danielle Pinnock as Wizard Doubloon, Dallas Young as Mateo
Wanderer key : Bubble Key
17 17 "Chilling Out in Antarctica" Antarctica Naz Ghodrati-Azadi Lucas Mills November 16, 2019 (2019-11-16)
The Wanderers travel to Antarctica to witness the annual march of the emperor penguins; when Odlulu's new ice castle separates a waddle of penguins from their eggs, the Wanderers must find a way to reunite the parents with their chicks. Guest stars : Corina Boettger as Hillary, Ely Henry as Edmund
Wanderer key : Ice Castle Key
18 18 "Mini Mayhem in Moscow" Moscow, Russia Naz Ghodrati-Azadi FM De Marco November 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)
After Whitebeard uses the Grow Key to make himself 40 feet tall, the key breaks; the Wanderers take the key to Wizard Fix-It in Moscow; while mending the key, Fix-It accidentally makes Waldo, Wenda and herself 2 inches tall, then loses the key. Guest stars : Rachel Dratch as Wizard Fix-It, Tom Kenny as Cuckoo / Vendor
Wanderer key : Grow Key
19 19 "The Swiss Mess" Zermatt, Switzerland Naz Ghodrati-Azadi Mimi Hess November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)
The Wanderers head to Switzerland to get chocolate for Whitebeard's chocolate fondue fountain. But Odlulu wants to create the largest chocolate sculpture in Switzerland, so she uses the Vacuum Key to suck up Zermatt's chocolate and create a mountain of cocoa-the Odlulu-horn. Waldo and Wenda must take to the slopes to save Switzerland's chocolate before it all melts. Guest stars : Yuri Lowenthal as Constable, Candi Milo as Kindly Woman, Tara Platt as Tour Guide, Wolfie Trausch as Sebastien
Wanderer key : Vacuum Key
20 20 "A Wanderer Christmas" Various Seth Kearsley FM De Marco & John Tellegen December 7, 2019 (2019-12-07)
Odlulu finds out she's on Santa's Naughty List, so she travels the globe and tries to spread holiday cheer. Guest stars : Chris Sullivan as Santa Claus, Cassandra Morris as Merry, Ethan Jones as Stefan, Michael-Leon Wooley as Tinsel, Nesta Cooper & Mark McKinney
Wanderer key : Tick-Tock Key

Season 2 (2020)

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Title Location Directed by Written by Original release date
21 1 "It’s on like Amazon" Amazon River, Brazil Murray Debus Sam Cherington July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
Waldo, Wenda go on a mission to return the borrowed Quick Bloom Key to its owner, an Amazon-dwelling wizard named Vinebeard; Odlulu intercepts the key so she can use it for her Lemonade Stand. Guest stars : Nathan Arenas as Apua, Carlos Alazraqui as Wizard Vinebeard
Wanderer key : Quick Bloom Key
22 2 "Mumbai Dance Party" Mumbai, India Seung Cha, & Murray Debus Sam Cherington July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
Waldo, Wenda, & Wizard Whitebeard visit a fellow wizard to take part in a big Bollywood dance number. Guest stars : Zehra Fazal as Film Director, Hannah Simone as Wizard Odissi, Amir Talai as Ajay
Wanderer key : Follow The Leader Key
23 3 "Riddle Me This, Egypt" Egypt Scooter Tidwell Lucas Mills July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
Waldo and Wenda helps Wizard Dustybeard on his latest archaeology expedition to search for the Lost Chamber of Magic Keys; Odlulu is on their tail, and they have to navigate a hidden pyramid full of tricks and traps. Guest stars : Phil LaMarr as Riddle Key, Cedric Yarbrough as Wizard Dustybeard
Wander key : Riddle Key
24 4 "Mad About Madagascar" Madagascar Lianne Hughes Sam Cherington July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
The Wanderers travel to Madagascar to get fresh vanilla for Wizard Flambe; Woof playfully takes a key and starts a game of catch-me-if-you-can; They must stop him before he turns a whole Island into one bouncy place. Guest stars : Sumalee Montano as Wizard Flambe, Danielle Pinnock as Cake Vendor
Wander key : Bouncy-Bounce Key
25 5 "Norway Out" Oslo, Norway Seth Kearsley John Tellegen July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
Odlulu is on the hunt for the Wind Key so she can use it as the world's greatest hair dryer. However, the Wind Key is too powerful for her to handle, so Waldo, Wenda and Whitebeard head to Norway to locate the key before Odlulu can find it. Guest stars : Grace Kaufman as Frida, Fred Tatasciore as Viking
Wander key : Wind Key
26 6 "Shadows of Bali" Bali, Indonesia Scooter Tidwell F.M De Marco July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
Odlulu uses the Shadow Puppet Key to createv her own living shadows; when her mischievous shadows run off with the key, Wanderers learn the only way to reattach the shadows is to touch them with the key. Guest stars : Evan Kishiyama as Darma, Randall Park as Wizard Shadowbeard, Additional Voices: Jennie Kwan, & Yuri Lowenthal
Wander key : Shadow Puppet Key
27 7 "Where's Woof?" Various Places Ricky Santana F.M De Marco and John Tellegen August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
When Woof disappears into the magic suitcase, Waldo and Wenda with the help of their fellow wanderers are gonna try to find him. Guest Stars : Eric Bauza as Bruce, Kerri Kenney-Silver as Wizard Lariat, Candace Kozak as Shila, Retta as Wizard Nightingale, Weird Al Yankovic as Wizard Artbeard
Wander key : Super Duper Snooper Key
28 8 "Jolly Olde England" London, England Ricky Santana F.M De Marco August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
When Odlulu and Fritz use the Key in the Stone to summon a medieval castle in England, Waldo and Wenda must stop them before their knights turn it Upside Down. Guest Stars : James Mathis III as Knight Captain, & Mark McKinney as Merlin
Wander Key : Key in the Stone
29 9 "Galapagos A Go Go" Galapagos Island Seth Kearsley Lucas Mills August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
When Odlulu uses transformed herself using the Become The Animal Key, she accidentally disrupts the animal population on the Galapagos Island; Waldo, Wenda, Edmund, and Hillary must protect the Babies Turtles before she causes trouble on them Guest Stars : Corina Boettger as Hillary, & Ely Henry as Edmund
Wander Key : Become an Animal Key
30 10 "Toddle-lu Mexico City" Mexico City, Mexico Scooter Tidwell Sam Cherington August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
Odlulu wants her own quinceanera, the traditional Mexican celebration of a birthday, but her Grow-Up Key backfires and turned her into a toddler; Waldo and Wenda tries to get Odlulu back to her normal age. Guest Stars : Carlos Alazraqui as Detector Voice, & Christian Lanz as Referee
Wander Key : Grow Up Key
31 11 "Mongolia-Saurus" Mongolia Scooter Tidwell John Tellegen August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
Odlulu and Fritz use the Dino Key to bring dinosaurs to life as ultimate pets; the Wanders must use their dino knowledge to wrangle these prehistoric animals before they overrun all of Mongolia Guest Stars : Nichole Bloom as Wizard Amber
Wander Key : Dino Key
32 12 "Nepal: Yeti or Not" Nepal Seth Kearsley Stacey Greenberger August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
When a yeti is spotted chasing away all the locals, the Wanderers investigate only to find out that it's one of Odlulu plot; They must work with Wizard Rockybeard to stop Yeti-Fritz and get the Furball Key back. Guest Stars : Rob Riggle as Wizard Rockybeard, Additional Voices: Grey Griffin, & Yuri Lowenthal
Wander Key : Furball Key
33 13 "A Welsh Trick and Treat" Wales Seth Kearsley Jordan Gershowitz August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
It's Halloween time and the Wanderers get a mysterious invitaion to Wales, where Odlulu uses a magical Haunted House Key to bring a few decorations to life. Guest Stars : Nicolas Cantu as Rhys, Chris Parnell as Dracula
Wander Key : Haunted House Key
34 14 "Uh-Oh, Canada" Quebec, Canada Ricky Santana FM De Marco December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
The Wanderers and Wizard Whitebeard visit Blizzardbeard to help his Hockey team win the Wanderer cup. Guest Stars : Mike Emrick as Announcer, Tom Kenny as Wizard Blizzardbeard, Melanie Minichino as Molly & Noora, Kamali Minter as Chantal & Stina, & Amir Talai as Guy
Wander Key : Invisible Key
35 15 "Blue Moon over Argentina" Buenos Aires, Argentina Seth Kearsley John Tellegen December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
Waldo & Wenda head to Argentina to help Wizard Melodia get the Guitar key back. Guest Stars : Stephanie Beatriz as Wizard Melodia, Rogelio Ramos as Martin, Genesis Rodriguez as Claudia Additional Voices: Ashley Bornancin, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal
Wander Key : Guitar Key
36 16 "Once Upon a Time In Denmark" Denmark Seth Kearsley FM De Marco December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
Waldo & Wenda head to Denmark to return storybook characters where they belong. Guest Stars : Kelli Jordan as Storyteller, Mae Whitman as Thumbelina, Laraine Newman as Snow Queen, Wolfie Trausch, Piotr Michael, & Yuri Lowenthal as Princes, Melanie Minichino as Princess, Additional Voices: Carlos Alazraqui
Wander Key : Fairy Tale Key
37 17 "Baa-Baa for now, New Zealand" Auckland, New Zealand Ricky Santana Sam Cherington December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
Waldo & Wenda head to New Zealand to help return a flock of lost sheep. Guest Stars : Phil LaMarr as Announcer, Cheri Oteri as Wizard Corriedale
Wander Key : Magnet Key
38 18 "Trolling Through Iceland" Reykjavík, Iceland Scooter Tidwell Sam Cheringtom December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
Waldo and Wenda head to Iceland to turn trolls back to rock after Odlulu uses the Wake-A-Troll Key. Guest Stars : Lauren Ash as Helka, Colton Dunn as Oliver, Tara Platt as Pylsur Vendor
Wander Key : Wake-A-Troll Key
39 19 "Gibraltar ROCKS!" Gibraltar Ricky Santana FM De Marco & John Tellegen December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
Waldo and Wenda head to the WWS Great Magic Key Vault to find Whitebeard a key for his birthday. Guest Stars : Henry Winkler as Wizard Longbeard, Additional Voices: James Mathis III
Wander Key : Great Magic Key Vault of Keys

Production

In 2018, it was revealed Where's Waldo? was in the works as part of the expansion of DreamWorks Animation Television. On April 5, 2019, it was announced the series would debut on Universal Kids along with 8 other DreamWorks Animation series previously available on Netflix. The cast was announced on April 26 and its airdate was on May 23 before it was delayed to July 20. On March 3rd, it was announced there would be a UK version of the show with the name 'Where's Wally' in which James Cartmell voiced Wally / Waldo.

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