Spend some time meeting your preschooler's favorite octopus, Oswald, and all of his Big City friends.
Oswald is the central character of the show. He is a large blue octopus with four arms and four legs who lives in an apartment complex with Henry the Penguin and several other animals. A very gentle, polite, and big-hearted octopus, Oswald is always willing to go out of his way to help his friends. He is able to turn worrisome situations into opportunities for fun adventures and laughs. Oswald is all about safety and always wears a life preserver when he is around water. His favorite hobbies are playing the piano and singing.
Weenie is Oswald's pet hot dog. Like most pets, she is loyal, affectionate, and mischievous. She keeps Oswald focused and prevents him from getting carried away with an idea or a scheme. Weenie loves to play with a Frisbee or her favorite ball of yarn. She has her special dish to eat from, her special blanket to snuggle in, and her special bed to sleep in. Weenie only communicates in "bark-speak" making one of her favorite activities howling along with Oswald as he plays on his piano. Weenie will stick with Oswald through thick or thin, and is a great companion to Oswald.
Henry the Penguin
Henry the Penguin is Oswald's downstairs neighbor and closest friend. A persnickety penguin, Henry is a creature of habit in every way and usually shuns the idea of trying different things, though he can sometimes be persuaded otherwise. Henry does his best to maintain a rigid schedule, which includes taking care of his extensive spoon collection, ending every evening watching "Penguin Control", his favorite TV show, and doing the Penguin Polka before bedtime. Most of Henry's favorite foods are fish-flavored and he is a proven expert on snow.
Madame Butterfly is the maternal figure with lots of common sense and loving support. She runs the Big Diner, the central place where the characters convene. She is a loving mother but no softie when it comes to raising her daughter, Catrina Caterpillar. Although she can be a little overprotective and sometimes too cautious, she is the one the gang turns to when they need support.
Catrina Caterpillar is a baby caterpillar that is just learning how to speak. She is the only child of Madame Butterfly. Catrina is seemingly innocent and charms whomever she meets with her big, blue eyes and cute manner. Like other babies, Catrina is highly curious about everything around her, but is always surrounded by her mom or others to keep her curiosity in check. Catrina loves Oswald dearly and he often falls for her charms.
Johnny Snowman is a wise yet laid back adult figure who owns the SnowCone Shop in Big City. Johnny is filled with wisdom and gentle guidance that helps Oswald figure out for himself what's best to do in many situations. Johnny lives in a giant igloo skyscraper. His apartment is filled with maps, curios, and books of every kind. He thrives on learning, and loves to quietly impart his wisdom to Oswald and his friends. Johnny is a respected figure in the Big City community.
The Egg Twins
The Egg Twins, Egbert and Leo are the show's carefree duo. They happily exist in their own blissful little reality engaging in frivolous activities. Egbert is considered the "brains" of the two, while Leo is his supportive right-hand man. Egbert and Leo float in and out of the group's activities and provide their own special perspective. Oswald is constantly trying to figure them out. Just when they start to make sense to him, they'll do something that confuses him more than ever. The Egg Twins favorite holiday is Easter when they paint each other festive colors and march in the big parade. Without each other they would be incomplete and unhappy.