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Widget, the World Watcher 

Widget is an alien that has come down from the sky to learn about humans with the aid of his sidekick, Brain. They explore the world and educate kids on health, safety, emotions and dangers.

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Peter Keefe
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1991   1990  
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Series cast summary:
Russi Taylor ...  Widget 14 episodes, 1990-1991
Jim Cummings ...  Mega Brain / ... 14 episodes, 1990-1991
Kath Soucie ...  Brian / ... 14 episodes, 1990-1991
Dana Hill ...  Kevin 14 episodes, 1990-1991
Tress MacNeille ...  Elder #2 / ... 14 episodes, 1990-1991
Pat Fraley ...  Mega-Slank / ... 14 episodes, 1990-1991
Peter Cullen ...  Bob the Poacher / ... 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Cree Summer 9 episodes, 1990-1991
Cam Clarke 8 episodes, 1991
Townsend Coleman 8 episodes, 1991
Brian Cummings 8 episodes, 1991
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Widget is an alien that has come down from the sky to learn about humans with the aid of his sidekick, Brain. They explore the world and educate kids on health, safety, emotions and dangers.

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Widget is voiced by the same actress who gives voice to Huey in Ducktales. The two voices are almost identical. See more »

Alternate Versions

Soundtrack in the Filipino version is different from the US version. In the Filipino and Latin American versions, the little "moral of the story" blub was not attached and the show ran for 35 minutes. See more »

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Dude, Why has Widget been forgotten?
1 September 2005 | by JDLPinDixonSee all my reviews

As a college student, conversations concerning old cartoons constantly come up. They bind us all together. It always starts with Ninja Turtles, then some Ducktales, classics like Thundercats and Transformers. But when we start delving into more obscure cartoons that we all loved, we all get really excited. Eek the Cat, that show that was on after Garfield, and of course, Captain Planet. I always surreptitiously bring up Widget the World Watcher and always I get blank stares, even after I describe the show and sing the theme song. I liked Widget way more than captain planet and they were usually on back to back. Now Captain Planet is fondly remembered and widget is completely forgotten. Why? BTW- my favorite episode was the one where everyone was lured into a mini-mall with no exits and they were all trapped in a consumerist lifestyle with no way out. Considering most cartoons go hand in hand with consumerist culture (duh, they're on TV,) I think it's pretty cool that this cartoon existed. I agree with the other guy who posted here, Widget is awesome. (And I too began to question whether I made Widget up.)


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29 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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