Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies

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Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies
StarringFloella Benjamin
Vanessa Williams
Phillipa Alexander
Jules de Jongh
Teresa Gallagher
Tajja Isen
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes52
Production
Running time10 minutes per episode (approx.) (UK)
Production company(s)King Rollo Films
National Geographic Kids
Release
Original networkCBeebies
Picture format720x576 16:9
Original releaseSeptember 8, 2007 (2007-09-08) –
August 31, 2008 (2008-08-31)

Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies is a British animated educational children's television series.

It is animated using the same computer software as Peppa Pig. The live action footage comes from the BBC Natural History Unit archives, as well as the National Geographic Society, and is also shown in the United States on PBS. In the American version, all of the animals except Karla have American voices. Vanessa Williams is the voice of Mama Mirabelle in the US, and Floella Benjamin is the voice for Mama Mirabelle in the UK. The series is produced by UK animation company King Rollo Films, whose other shows include Disney's The Adventures of Spot, Paz, Maisy, The Extraordinary Adventures of Poppy Cat and Mr. Benn. Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies, the first season runs as 52 11-minute shows on CBeebies, but the show is running on PBS Kids as of 2008 in a thirty-minute slot by combining two ten-minute shows with extra songs, features, and games. Music for this show is written by Lester Barnes, the composer for Horrid Henry, Me Too!, Paz, and Urmel.) The series was created by Douglas Wood, who is also the author of the companion children's picture book When Mama Mirabelle Comes Home, published by National Geographic Channel Book.

Plot[edit]

Set in the African savanna, it focuses on an enthusiastic elephant named Mama Mirabelle, who travels around the world to film real wildlife footage and project them onto a screen of fireflies in front of almost the entire animal kingdom. The "Home Movies" are used for educational purposes not only for the principal young characters but for the target audience at home.

Characters and Voice Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  • 01. Elephant Walk
  • 02. The Sounds Of The Savanna
  • 03. A Little Help From My Friends
  • 04. Baby Of A Different Stripe
  • 05. Hide And Go Seek
  • 06. Tell Me About It
  • 07. To Sleep With Wombats
  • 08. All Creatures Great And Small
  • 09. Anybody Home?
  • 10. Healthy Habits
  • 11. Play's The Thing
  • 12. Sam Spades Of The Savanna
  • 13. Gourmet Grazing
  • 14. Kings And Queens Of The Savanna
  • 15. I Spy
  • 16. Eyes, Ears, Noses, And Trunks
  • 17. The Boy Can Blow
  • 18. I Don't Like Spiders And Snakes
  • 19. What's In A Tail
  • 20. Foot Prints In The Sand
  • 21. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  • 22. Nobody's Perfect
  • 23. Things That Go Yip, Howl And Screech In The Night
  • 24. Cracking The Code
  • 25. A Savanna Kwanzaa
  • 26. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
  • 27. Change Is Gonna Come
  • 28. Trumpet While You Work
  • 29. Spot The Difference
  • 30. Hot-And-Cold Running Critters
  • 31. Why Zebras Can't Fly
  • 32. Super Duper Savanna Animals
  • 33. Come Out Of Your Shell
  • 34. Travels With Mama
  • 35. Tails Of The Galápagos
  • 36. Happy Habitats
  • 37. Savanna Lullaby
  • 38. It Gives You Paws
  • 39. Out Of Reach
  • 40. Family Style
  • 41. Curtain Up!
  • 42. Listen Up!
  • 43. Rainy Day Blues
  • 44. Take Me To The Water
  • 45. Find Your Way Home
  • 46. The Nose Knows
  • 47. Jumbled Jungle
  • 48. Alone Together
  • 49. Muddy Wonderland
  • 50. Do You See What I See?
  • 51. Have You Heard?
  • 52. This Is Mama's World

Notes[edit]

Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies was never commercially released on either VHS or DVD in the United Kingdom.

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