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Wumpa's World
Le monde de Wumpa
Genre Children's
Created by Steven Westren
Narrated by Lorne Cardinal (English)
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1 (Canada version)
2 (China version)
No. of episodes 52 (Canada)
36 (China)
Producer(s) Cité-Amérique
Running time 15 mins. (approx)
20 mins. (China)
Original network Treehouse TV
The Knowledge Channel
Original release Late 2000 – May 2002 (2002-05)

Wumpa's World (French: Le monde de Wumpa; Chinese: 沃帕的世界; pinyin: wò pà de shìjiè) is a Chinese/Canadian television series for children which first aired on many networks including Treehouse TV, The Knowledge Channel, APTN, CCTV, TVB and TDM with 26 15-minute episodes from August 2001 to May 2002. The pilot episode aired in late 2000. Today, the show's episodes are only seen in reruns late during the night and earlier during the day. The characters are puppets.


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