Floogals

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Floogals
Floogals logo.jpeg
  • Top: Fleeker and Flo
  • Bottom: Boomer
Directed by
  • Ruth Ducker
  • Paul Donnellon
Country of originUnited Kingdom United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3[citation needed]
No. of episodes130[citation needed]
Production
Executive producer(s)James Cabourne
Nigel Pickard
Producer(s)Matt Porter
Ceri Barnes
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)Nevision Studios
Jellyfish Pictures
Zodiak Kids Studios
Absolutely Cuckoo
DistributorZodiak Media (Season 1)
Banijay Group (Seasons 2-3)
Release
Original networkChannel 5 (UK)
Sprout (US)
First shown inUnited States
Original releaseJanuary 23, 2016 (2016-01-23) –
present
External links
Website

Floogals is a British-American live-action/animated television series aimed at preschoolers, produced by Nevision Studios, Jellyfish Pictures and Zodiak Kids, with concepts from Absolutely Cuckoo. Sprout (now Universal Kids), a children's TV channel in the United States which commissioned the series, also participated in the production. The series was developed by Ceri Barnes, Lee Walters, Nigel Pickard and Rick Gitelson, from an original idea by Dan Good (who created Waybuloo). Production took place in London during 2014 and 2015 with all CGI animation by Jellyfish Pictures.[1] The series was first broadcast in the United States as a 'Sprout original series', and series 2 and 3 have been subsequently commissioned.[citation needed]

In September 2019, it was confirmed series three will be the final series and production has ended.[citation needed]

Synopsis and overview[edit]

The show centres on three three-inch tall extraterrestrials called Floogals who have come to Earth to study its inhabitants. Upon landing, a human boy, thinking their spaceship is a toy, hangs their craft onto the ceiling of his bedroom. The Floogals, however, don't seem to mind as they carry on with their studying.

While the show is set on a real Earthly place featuring live-action humans, the Floogals are CGI.

During each episode, the Floogals come across an object on Earth of which they try to gain knowledge. Once their study is done, they pass their research to the base on their home planet. After the report is sent, if it is liked, the floogals receive a sticker each featuring the object they have just researched.

Characters[edit]

Floogals[edit]

The three protagonists consist of two male lavender colored and one female pink colored extraterrestrials in space suits and headgears. While they lack noses, they each have four trumpet-shaped protrusions on their heads which are used for both hearing and smelling.

  • Fleeker, the Captain; He wears a red suit, addresses self "Captain Fleeker." Voiced by Rasmus Hardiker.
  • Boomer, a space adventurer trainee. He wears a green suit,[2] addresses self "Junior Floogal Boomer." Voiced by Hugo Harold-Harrison in Series 1 and 2, Dan Wright in Series 3.
  • Flo, the First Officer. She wears a yellow suit, addresses self "First Officer Flo Floogal", her four Floogal Horns are at the top half of her head, instead of two on top and two on bottom, like the male Floogals. Voiced by Jules de Jongh in series 1 and 2, Angela Griffin in series 3.
  • Fee, the Roaming Reporter. She wears a light blue suit, with a little robot buddy named Doodle. Her Floogal Horns are just like Flo's. Voiced by [put voice actor's name here]. She's been seen in only a couple episodes, so she's a character not really known.

Hoomans[edit]

The human family whose house is where the Floogals are stationed at. Their faces are kept secretly hidden from the picture.

  • Dad aka "Dad Hooman", his name is Michael as mentioned in the episode, "Project:Washer/Dryer". He is voiced by Chris Corcoran.
  • Evie King aka "Girl Hooman" She is five years old, as heard in "Project:Balloon."
  • Luke ("Lukie") King aka "Boy Hooman" He is eight years old, as heard and shown in "Project: Birthday Cake."
  • Mom aka "Mom Hooman", her surname is mentioned in Project Halloween when a kid compliments her on her Jack-o-Lantern, calling her Mrs. King
  • Aunt Samantha, Evie & Luke's aunt in "Project Baby".
  • Hugo, Evie & Luke's baby cousin in "Project Baby".
  • The Gundersons, neighbors of the Kings, mentioned in “Project Mole”.

Animals[edit]

Episodes[edit]

There are 52 episodes each 11 minutes.

  1. Welcome To Earth (pilot)
  2. Project Ice
  3. Project Tortoise
  4. Project Balloon
  5. Project Trumpet
  6. Project Flashlight
  7. Project Baby
  8. Project Leash
  9. Project Puzzle
  10. Project Bubbles
  11. Project Halloween
  12. Project Mirror
  13. Project Banana
  14. Project Sleepover
  15. Project Clock
  16. Project Helicopter
  17. Project Toothbrush
  18. Project Washer Dryer
  19. Project Glue
  20. Project Rubberbands
  21. Project Sand
  22. Project Boxes
  23. Project Egg Hunt
  24. Project Caterpillar
  25. Project Clay
  26. Project Garden Hose
  27. Project Piano
  28. Project Tent
  29. Project Popcorn
  30. Project Dusting
  31. Project Seeds
  32. Project Rollerskates
  33. Project Picnic
  34. Project Rabbit
  35. Project Painting
  36. Project Singing
  37. Project Record Player
  38. Project Table Tennis
  39. Project Robot
  40. Project Birthday Cake
  41. Project Mail
  42. Project Magnet
  43. Project Ring
  44. Project Umbrella
  45. Project Bandages
  46. Project Vacuum
  47. Project Jewelry Box
  48. Project Vacation
  49. Project Aluminum Foil
  50. Project Hamster
  51. Project Pencil
  52. Project Rainbow
  53. Project Kite

Shorts[edit]

  • Floogals Discover Ice[3]
  • Floogals Welcome to Earth (Pilot)[4]
  • Floogals - Banana[5]
  • Floogals - Turtle[6]
  • Today's Project - Washer Dryer[7]
  • Floogal Your World[8]
  • Blooper Reel[9]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered in the United States on January 23, 2016 on what was known as Sprout, a specialty television channel owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal.[10] Upon the channel's relaunch as Universal Kids on 9 September 2017, the Sprout brand was used as a name of the programming block for preschoolers until 26 January 2018, when the block was renamed Universal Kids preschool. The series was also shown on NBC's NBC Kids television block until the block's cancellation in September 2016.[2]

In Canada, the series was broadcast on TVOntario's TVO Kids block, and Knowledge Network.[11]

In the United Kingdom, the Scottish Gaelic version was broadcast on BBC Alba,[12] and the English version was STS (TV channel) later premiered on Channel 5's Milkshake! block in July 2017.

In Australia, the series was broadcast on ABC2's ABC Kids block.

In Ireland, the series was broadcast on RTÉ and 3Kids.

In South Africa, the series was broadcast on eToonz.

In Arab world, the series was broadcast on MBC 3.

And in the UK it was aired on Channel 5’s Milkshake!.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woolfe, Jennifer (5 September 2014). "Jellyfish Producing 'Floogals' for Sprout".
  2. ^ a b "Saturday Mornings on NBC". NBC.com. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. 10:00 A.M. - FLOOGALS Join Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer on a mission of exciting discovery as they explore Earth and the funny "hooman" creatures that live here.
  3. ^ "Floogals Discover Ice".
  4. ^ "Floogals Welcome to Earth".
  5. ^ "Floogals - Banana".
  6. ^ "Floogals - Turtle".
  7. ^ "Today's Project - Washer Dryer".
  8. ^ http://www.sproutonline.com/watch/floogal-your-world-song
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160308204728/http://www.sproutonline.com/games/floogals-frenzy
  10. ^ https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/floogals-sprout-kids-tv-1201685291/
  11. ^ "Zodiak Kids Studios' Floogals Pre-Sold Into Americas, Israel and Indonesia Ahead of MIPCOM & BLE". 2 October 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08nj6g8

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