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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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Spin-off Super Widget (1993) See more »

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An obscure cartoon, but one that at least some remember fondly
28 October 2007 | by Electrified_VoltageSee all my reviews

I was eight years old when I first saw this cartoon, and think I was ten when I last saw it. I'm 21 now, so it's been a while, but about three years ago, while looking through the credits of voice actor Jim Cummings on IMDb, I came across "Widget, the World Watcher", which brought back memories! As a Canadian, the only station I ever saw this show on was TVO, and if it wasn't aired on that station, I would have never heard of it, but they did air it, and I liked it a lot!

Widget was a little purple shape-shifting alien who lived in a cave on Earth, and was known as a "World Watcher". Each episode would show him on a mission to fight evil and pollution, and help protect the planet, whether it was aliens or humans causing the trouble! To help him on his missions, there was the intelligent but goofy MegaBrain, a being with only a floating head and a pair of hands. The top of MegaBrain's head was see-through, so you could see his brain. Also accompanying Widget on his missions were two young Earthling brothers named Brian and Kevin.

This show could entertain kids with its exciting adventures, interesting characters, humour, etc. From what I remember, most of the humour was provided by MegaBrain, a very funny character. The show also had a catchy theme song, one which I recently got to hear again on Youtube. Unfortunately, it appears the cartoon was always pretty obscure, and at one point back in elementary school, I remember some of my peers were familiar with it, but I don't think too many of them were. I guess episodes of "Widget, the World Watcher" are very rare now, and I doubt it will ever be shown of TV again, but at least some people who were kids in the '90s still have fond memories of it, including me.


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