Uki (TV series)

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Uki
Created by Topfloor & Creative Conspiracy
Opening theme "A New day, A New Adventure”
Country of origin Belgium
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Universal Music Belgium
Running time 5 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Club RTL & Ketnet
Original airing 3 April 2010 (2010-04-03)

Uki is a Belgian animated television series. The main character is a small yellow creature who invites her young viewers to discover the world with her. The show has been airing on Belgian and Finnish networks since April 2010.[1] From September 2011 it was also aired on BBC’s Cbeebies channel, in their Show Me Show Me program.[2]

Characters[edit]

Uki is the main character in the series and is a yellow creature with a long neck, wings and a single antenna on her head which can perform telekinesis. Neither male nor female, Uki doesn't talk but expresses herself through sounds, laughter and smiles in the manner of a toddler.

In the course of each episode Uki experiences a new adventure with her friends Hedgehog, Rabbit, Squirrel, Tortoise, Duck, and the Flowers, under the protective eye of Sun and Cloud. Each episode describes a day in Uki’s life.[3]

Production[edit]

The production of the show is overseen by the Belgian arm of Universal Music.[4]

The original designs were created by Ashkan Harati at Belgian design studio Topfloor. For the actual production of the show Universal Music teamed up with Belgian production studio Creative Conspiracy, the company that was responsible for the 3D character animation in the 2D-animation feature The Triplets of Belleville.

Storylines and scripts were written by Belgian TV and children’s books writers Dirk Nielandt, Tom Neuttiens and Diane Redmond.[5] Redmond is a prolific writer of UK children's television with credits to her name including The Magic Roundabout, Postman Pat, Bob the Builder, Koala Brothers, Tweenies and Roary the Racing Car.

Set[edit]

Uki’s world is safe and contained; it is the world of a child awakening to new experiences and sensations that will shape her development and deepen her understanding of her environment. Music is key to the show - simple, catchy melodic jingles that make the show accessible to even the youngest child.

Structure[edit]

The show has a modular structure: the carefully layered episode content provides the young viewer with a sequentially linked set of games, puzzles and activities that enhance the concept at the heart of the story.

Awards[edit]

In 2008 the show won the KidScreen Summit's Pitch it! Award.[6]

Countries[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  • 01. The slide
  • 02. Where's the apple
  • 03. Rhythm
  • 04. Flower is moving
  • 05. The Hiccups
  • 06. The Butterfly
  • 07. The painting
  • 08. The Kite
  • 09. Where's the Cake
  • 10. The Balloon
  • 11. Turtle in trouble
  • 12. Happy flower
  • 13. The honey bees
  • 14. Where's the ball
  • 15. What a mess
  • 16. Duck is tired
  • 17. Dirty
  • 18. Atchoo!
  • 19. The Umbrella
  • 20. Footprints
  • 21. Rabbits want to fly
  • 22. The Bridge
  • 23. The Shadow
  • 24. Building a camp
  • 25. Hide and Seek
  • 26. The Box
  • 27. Ice Cream
  • 28. Duct Tape
  • 29. Hula Hoop
  • 30. Rainbow
  • 31. Basketball
  • 32. Spinning Top
  • 33. Uki's Birthday
  • 34. Carousel
  • 35. Rabbit Sleeping
  • 36. See-saw
  • 37. Monkey Bars
  • 38. Sand
  • 39. The Race
  • 40. Making Music
  • 41. Uki And Rabbit Gathering Acorns
  • 42. Chasing The Butterfly
  • 43. Blowing Bubbles
  • 44. Acorns And Umbrella
  • 45. Cold Ears
  • 46. Snowball
  • 47. Icy Playground
  • 48. Ice Slide
  • 49. Snowman
  • 50. Tire Slide
  • 51. Imitating

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mtv3.fi/helmi/minisaitit/artikkeli.shtml/2010/06/1149402?juniori/ohjelmista
  2. ^ http://planetertl.rtltvi.be/2010/04/02/uki-sera-bientot-visionne-par-tous-les-petits-bouts-du-royaume-uni/
  3. ^ Who's Uki? - Ukiland
  4. ^ About Us - Ukiland
  5. ^ Diane Redmond
  6. ^ Uki wins KidScreen Summit’s Pitch It!