Katie and Orbie

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

Katie and Orbie (Playhouse Disney Show) 

Katie and Orbie was a popular children’s show on Playhouse Disney that ran from 1997-1999.

The series follows the adventures of Katie, a young girl, and her best friend Orbie, a magical flying green orb. Together, they explore the world around them and go on imaginative journeys to different places, both real and fantastical.

“Katie and Orbie” is known for its gentle and educational storytelling. Each episode features a simple and relatable storyline that introduces young viewers to new experiences and teaches them valuable life lessons. The show emphasizes themes such as friendship, empathy, problem-solving, and the joys of discovery.

Katie’s relationship with Orbie is at the heart of the show, and their bond is showcased through their shared adventures and the emotional support they provide each other.

The animation style of “Katie and Orbie” is colorful and charming, with a focus on creating a safe and engaging visual environment for young audiences.

“Katie and Orbie” provided young viewers with a delightful and gentle introduction to storytelling and important life lessons, making it a beloved show in the hearts of many preschoolers and their families.

Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 1997
  • Year of Finale: 1999
  • Type of Series: Animated
  • TV Channel/Platform: Playhouse Disney
  • IMDB Link


  • Chris Wightman: Orbie
  • Amanda Tripp: Katie
  • Leslie Nielsen: Narrator

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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.