Podkinz Ep. 42: Berry Excited About Berry Fest!


Hosted by Gennelle Webkinz, this podcast is about all things Webkinz! Each episode has a theme and we chat about everything – favorite pets, awesome items, current and upcoming Webkinz events, and more! For fans who want an inside look at Webkinz World, we also feature interviews with Ganz staffers and put a spotlight on different areas in Webkinz. Most importantly, though, Podkinz is all about YOU. Tell us what you’d like us to talk about in the podcast! There are so many ways to get in touch with us to send us your comments, suggestions and questions:


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…Gennelle and Michael take you through what to expect for this year’s Berry Festival, running June 19-28!


What’s In Our KinzPost?: Tons of listener tips for how to get the most out of the Berry Festival.


Spotlight on…Berry Festival: All you need to know about this super fun event!


What’s Next: We’re going to be talking about animation! Tell us your favorite animated shows or movies! Email us your stories at podkinz@ganz.com and you could be featured on the show!


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59 Responses to Podkinz Ep. 42: Berry Excited About Berry Fest!

  1. dinosaurtracker13 says:

    Dear Podkinz, I love animated movies and shows! My favorite animated TV show is My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Even though that show was made for little girls, you don’t have to be a little girl to enjoy it, because it’s fun, funny, adventurous, and generally just awesome! My favorite animated movie series is the Land Before Time series since I love dinosaurs (bet you can tell from my username), and my favorite movie from that series is The Stone of Cold Fire. It’s crazy, but I have actually seen that movie so many times by now that I almost know that whole thing by heart! ~dinosaurtracker13

  2. sparklefun says:

    I love animation! I’ve actually been thinking about studying it in college. I think that it’s very cool, and I would love to take part in making animated movies one day. So far, I would have to say that the “How To Train Your Dragon” movies are my favorite animated movies.

  3. GreenSecret says:

    The Webkinz Day counter in my Webkinz house says today is Webkinz Day. If that’s true, how have I missed any reference to it on Webkinz Newz?? Are we just ignoring it this year because it’s ‘Webkinz Year’ ?

  4. 336 says:

    Since you wont tell us which jumbleberry prizes are retiring,Could you give us a hint? Which berry color will the retirements be,Will it be one from each color? Also will the berry retirements come before or after the berry festival ? Any info would be berry nice!

  5. shoshoneno1 says:

    Dear Gennelle, You are possibly my only hope. Speaking of berries, I garden in my Fantasy Garden every day but my moonberries and sno-cones do not change to healthy when weeded, watered or harvested! This has been going on for months now and my requests for a fix has been sent to support, customer comments, several comment sections in Webkinz News, etc. Nothing happens. Support acknowledged my fix request, but never fixed the problem or told me why it is happening. I empty my cache each time I leave WWorld. Now, I have another problem as well. For the last 4 or 5 days, Bingoz tells me I’ve already had my 1, 2 and 3 plays. Well, I haven’t. It won’t let me play! Please, after months of trying to get some help, won’t you PLEASE fix my berries and Bingoz? I have 2 accounts and they both have the same problems. Thank you, Gennelle. shoshoneno1

  6. tinygma says:

    I am Deluxe and IF WE WE’RE ALLOWED TO VOTE we would like to know ahead of time WHAT WILL RETIRE !! I pay to play and think collecting items I need for FUTURE ROOMS is VERY VERY important . Like the SOAKER TUBS I had WEBKINZ MATS saved to put around every tub I got from my family . I had like 10 mats. SO when an ITEM RETIRES it may be an item I REALLY REALLY COUNTED ON GETTING BUT MY JARS ARE NOT FULLY FILLED. I do have my jard in most rooms needing about 20 each I play every day. I have in the WISH FACTORY Haunted picture I have 5 saved for next Halloween and clocks also. I SO COUNT on being able to get the PLAZMA BALLS I need them in ALL SORTS OF ROOMS. Halloween , Science , Mystic rooms with 4 Persian pillows around one . They are SO NEEDED in so many places like also next to a campfire to play with instead of a OUIJA BOARD ;) . PLEASE LET US KNOW AHEAD OF TIME PLEASE !!!

  7. HobbitRocks11 says:

    YAY! First comment! PODEKINZ! Loved this video! it was so good! I can’t wait for the berry festival! i just joined in Christmas of 2014, So this will be new to me! I can not wait! Thanks for all the videos u make!

  8. NMKID4527 says:

    Dear PodKinz, I one of my favorite animated movies is The Lego Movie. The majority of movies or shows that I watch are either animated or they might have some other magical twist to it, like the Harry Potter movies. Anyway, I like The Lego Movie because the Warner Bros. company takes something that I know a lot about and make it into a movie. And the plot of that movie is so much like what happens with Legos in real life! I also love how everything really looks like it is built with Legos! Like if there is water, they don’t make it look like actual water, but water made of Legos! Your faithful listener, NMKID4527

    • NMKID4527 says:

      And now a question for the animator: How do you get the virtual Webkinz to have to have sparks in their eyes and not make them look like pupils????? I have drawn Webkinz quite a bit and I just can’t get the same effect!

  9. NMKID4527 says:

    Ugh, I can’t think of any puns really. I know that there is probably, like, a field of them out there but I just can’t find any to pick……..hmmm…….

    • NMKID4527 says:

      Oh right! Thanks for posting my comment! I hope some players of Jumbleberry Fields got some good tips from there! That really is some good juicy jam in that large paragraph! Did I put, “-NMKID527″ at the end of that comment? I would’ve meant NMKID4527 but that’s not anyone’s fault! Just mine! :P But thanks!

  10. mamajo18x2 says:

    Berry good podcast

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