Gabby’s Dollhouse





Kristin Smith

TV Series Review

Every day is a cat-tastic day in Gabby’s feline-themed playhouse.

Netflix asks viewers to join elementary aged Gabby as she awaits a daily delivery from her Meow Meow Mailbox, puts on a pair of magical cat ears and shrinks to join her animated kitty companions inside her doll house. Along the way, preschoolers will meet her meowing playmates: sidekick Pandy Paws, baker Cakey, creator Baby Box, flying Kitty Fairy and mischievous Catrat.

Each day, these pals work together to solve problems as they embark on new adventures.

For Littles Who Love Cats

Found on Netflix, Gabby’s Dollhouse is a preschool series from DreamWorks that focuses on fun original songs, as well as Gabby and her animated feline friends.

The series comes from the creators of Blue’s Clues and Daniel Tiger, shows known for their ability to teach some important lessons. So no surprise that this series also tries to make sure that preschoolers learn a thing or two along the way, like how to love who you are, how to love others and how to be kind to friends. There are also a few educational components that include learning about science experiments, shapes, colors and regulating emotions.

One cat in particular, Catrat, occasionally sports a sour attitude, just like any real-life cat. But by the episode’s end, every problem is solved, and every friend made to feel cherished.

Episode Reviews

Jan. 5, 2021: “Spaceship”

Gabby gets a toy spaceship from her Meow Meow Mailbox and takes it into her dollhouse where things go awry.

A kitty exclaims “oh snapdragons.” One cat gets a bit of an attitude.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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