Splash and Bubbles

Splash and Bubbles
Genre Adventure
Created by John Tartaglia
Directed by Bret Nilson
David Skelly
Hugh Martin
Voices of John Tartaglia
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
Raymond Carr
Aymee Garcia
Theme music composer Mike Himelstein
Dena Diamond
Opening theme "Splash and Bubbles Theme Song"
Composer(s) Andrew Skrabutenas
Mike Barnett
Mike Himelstein
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Lisa Henson
Halle Stanford
John Tartaglia
Michael Shawn Lewis
Jill Shinderman
Julie Phillips
Merrill Puckett Miller
Producer(s) Tom Keniston
Editor(s) Jouvens Exantus
Phil Price
Running time 12 minutes
Production company(s) The Jim Henson Company
Herschend Studios
Original network PBS Kids
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release November 23, 2016 (2016-11-23) – present (present)
External links
Official website
Production website

Splash and Bubbles (originally titled Splash![1]) is an American computer-animated children's television series created by John Tartaglia. The series debuted on PBS Kids on November 23, 2016.[2] The series is produced using motion capture that blends with animatronic interfaces which enables the crew to make animation.[3]


Splash and Bubbles follows a yellowback fusilier, Splash, who settles in Reeftown after looking all over the ocean. He then befriends Bubbles, a mandarinfish, and the duo, along with friends Dunk and Ripple, explore the reef to venture and make new friends. Each episode also includes a documentary segment, Get Your Feet Wet,[4] which features kids asking questions that are occasionally followed up by a musical number.


Main characters

Recurring characters


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byU.S. air dateU.S. viewers
1a1a"Lu the Explorer"Bret NelsonRachel LipmanNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)TBD

Dunk is scared to play hide-and-seek in the deep, so the gang sets out to help Dunk overcome his fear of the deep.

Get Your Feet Wet: "What lives in the deep ocean?"
1b1b"I've Got Rhythm?"David SkellyMark DropNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)TBD

Wave the octopus loves music, but doesn't have rhythm.

Get Your Feet Wet: "Does an octopus have a skeleton?"
2a2a"I Only Have Eyespots for You"David SkellyJoe PurdyNovember 24, 2016 (2016-11-24)TBD

Splash tries to befriend someone who seems to ignore him by trying to confront the problem "face to face" .

Get Your Feet Wet: "Is a moray eel a fish?"
2b2b"Double Bubbles"Bret NelsonRachel LipmanNovember 24, 2016 (2016-11-24)[nb 1]TBD

When a green dragonet plays with the group, Bubbles gets worried that her friends don't want to play with her anymore.

Get Your Feet Wet: "Do animals in the ocean take baths?"
3a3a"Cleaner of the Kelp"Hugh MartinMichael FoulkeNovember 25, 2016 (2016-11-25)TBD

Splash, Bubbles, and Dunk meet Tidy, a kelp forest ranger.

Get Your Feet Wet: "What is a kelp forest?"
3b3b"How Bubbles Got Her Moves Back"David SkellyDenise DownerNovember 25, 2016 (2016-11-25)TBD

When Bubbles injures her fins, she tries to find other ways to get her moves back.

Get Your Feet Wet: "I've never been to the ocean. What's it like?"
4a4a"Dunk the Artist"Hugh MartinRachel LipmanNovember 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)TBD

Dunk makes art on the ocean floor.

Get Your Feet Wet: "If you could have an ocean superpower, what would it be?"
4b4b"Ripple's Sea Dragons"Hugh MartinJoe PurdyNovember 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)TBD

Ripple investigates the legend of the sea dragon.

Get Your Feet Wet: "What is a kelp forest?"
5a5a"Tooth Treasure"Bret NelsonDave Cain, Laura Sams, and Robert SamsNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)TBD
The gang tries to return a trail of teeth to its owner.
5b5b"Race Around the Reef"Bret NelsonJack FerraioloNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)TBD
Bubbles and Dunk learn about currents.
6a6a"Dunk's New Friend"[5]TBATBADecember 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)TBD
Dunk is afraid to go to the cleaner shrimp when he has a parasite in his mouth.
6b6b"Ripple's Whale of a Tale"[5]TBATBADecember 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)TBD
Ripple traces a sound from a fin whale.
7a7a"Golden Legs Gush"[5]TBATBADecember 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)TBD
The gang doesn't believe that a frogfish used to be very fast when he was young.
7b7b"A Fish Called Mo"[5]TBATBADecember 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)TBD
Dunk's cousin Mo comes to visit.
8a8a"Deflated Dunk"[5]TBATBADecember 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)TBD
Dunk declares he won't puff up or get scared.
8b8b"Kelp Forest Keepers"[5]TBATBADecember 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)TBD
Splash, Dunk, and Bubbles spend the day with Tidy.
9a9a"Splash's Swim School"[5]TBATBADecember 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)TBD
The gang tries to duplicate Splash's old school's synchronized swimming abilities.
9b9b"Light at the End of the Tunnel"[5]TBATBADecember 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)TBD
The gang follows a mysterious light.
10a10a"Small But Mighty"[5]TBATBADecember 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)TBD
Zee the Zebra Bullhead Shark feels threatened about her shark identity.
10b10b"Washed Away"[5]TBATBADecember 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)TBD
Dunk asks Splash, Bubbles, and Ripple to look over his art project when a tide comes.
11a11a"Super Splash!"[6]TBATBAJanuary 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)TBD
The gang thinks Splash has a superpower.
11b11b"Pearlene"[6]TBATBAJanuary 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)TBD
12a12a"Guess Who?"[6]TBATBAJanuary 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)TBD
Splash, Dunk, and Bubbles help a fish before they know who it is.
12b12b"Sleepless Sleepover"[6]TBATBAJanuary 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)TBD
13a13a"The Kelp Needs Help"[6]TBATBAJanuary 19, 2017 (2017-01-19)TBD
Lu takes the gang into the deep to find a submarine volcano.
13b13b"Mountain of Fire"[6]TBATBAJanuary 19, 2017 (2017-01-19)TBD


  1. Finball Friends[7]


  1. This episode first aired a day early on a program called "Splash and Bubbles Premiere," which also aired the first episode.


  1. Gary Rusak (October 1, 2015). "Revving up for Brand Licensing Show". Kidscreen. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  2. Mercedes Milligan (May 19, 2016). "PBS KIDS Dates Premiere for Henson's 'Splash and Bubbles'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  3. "Splash and Bubbles". NInja Puppet Productions. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  4. "New wave of TV cartoons urge children to save seas". Phys.org. October 17, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "Splash and Bubbles". Twin Cities PBS. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Splash and Bubbles". WTTW Chicago Public Media. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  7. "Finball Friends". PBS Kids. Retrieved November 23, 2016.

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