Molang

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Molang
Molang Logo 2021.png
Current logo, used since February 2021
GenreComedy
Adventure
Developed byMillimages
Directed by
  • Marie-Caroline Villand (Seasons 1,2,3, 4 & 5)
  • Stéphanie Misiak (Season 1)
  • Robert Stainton (Season 3)
  • Luca Salgado (Season 4 & 5)
Voices ofBruno Guéraçague
Opening themeLa La La (2015-2020)
Welcommino (2020-present)
Ending themeLa La La (2015-present)
ComposerNicholas Varley
Country of originFrance
South Korea
Original languageGrammelot
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes312
Production
ProducerRoch Lener
Running time3.5 minutes (seasons 1–3)
5 minutes (season 4-present)
7 minutes (tv specials)
Production companiesMillimages
Petit K World
Cofinova 14
Centre national du Cinéma et de ľimage animée
Genereliat de Catalunya
Teidees
DistributorMillimages
Release
Original networkPiwi+
Canal+ Family (closed)
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseNovember 2, 2015 (2015-11-02) –
present

Molang is an animated children's preschool television series created by the animation studio Millimages. The titular character, Molang, was designed by the Korean illustrator Hye Ji Yoon on the platform KakaoTalk. French author and director Marie-Caroline Villand fell in love with the characters and started to further develop Molang's universe.[1] The series first aired on Canal+ France on November 2, 2015. Since then, 5 seasons, 9 TV specials and a music album have been produced and are widely broadcast. The first season has been available on Netflix since July 1, 2019. In February 2020, Millimages announced the development of Season 5 (52 episodes x 5 min). As of 2020, Molang's TV exposure extends to more than 190 countries and has become a cross-media franchise, including merchandising, publishing, music albums, GIFs, digital series, stickers, and others.

The TV series aired from Disney Junior to the Walt Disney Company of ABC, where it held lots of viewers of the show. It was also available on Disney now. It also had a music video that not focuses on Molang, but it also focuses on Piu Piu. The song is called "how Piu Piu became a rockstar". The seasons season 1 Season 2 Season 3 and season 4 aired on Disney Junior and ABC until tv specials aired on ABC for the first time. [2] Season 5 started broadcasting on Canal+ on September 9, 2021.[3] On November 11, 2021, the show announced that it would celebrate World Kindness Day in the UK on November 13.

Plot[edit]

The series features the "offbeat friendship" between main characters Molang and Piu Piu as they humorously confront everyday problems. [4]

Episodes[edit]

Seasons Format Director(s) Year
Season 1 52 episodes x 3'30 min Marie Caroline Villand, Stéphanie Misiak 2015
Season 2 52 episodes x 3'30 min Marie Caroline Villand 2016
Season 3 52 episodes x 3'30 min Marie Caroline Villand 2017
TV Specials 9 episodes x 7 min Marie Caroline Villand 2018
Season 4 52 episodes x 5 min Marie Caroline Villand, Luca Salgado 2019
Season 5 104 episodes x 5 min Marie Caroline Villand, Luca Salgado 2021

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Number Title Artist(s) Time Songs Genre Release date Label(s)
1 Molang Molang 13:21 10 Pop April 1, 2020 Millimages

EPs[edit]

Number Title Artist(s) Time Songs Genre Release date Label(s)
1 A Merry Molang Christmas Molang 8:28 6 Holiday November 18, 2020 Millimages

Molang has been available to stream on many platforms since April 2020, such as Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, Netflix, and more. As of late April 2020, the Molang "music album" is being streamed more than 40,000 times on Spotify & 20,000 times on iTunes. On April 1, 2020, they made his first music album called "Molang" on every streaming platforms. On November 18, 2020, they made his first EP called "A Merry Molang Christmas". Maybe will be the second music album, which will release it sometime this year or next year or not. On December 10, 2020, the @molang.official on social media has uploaded a post of its introducing the first EP "A Merry Molang Christmas" (except Twitter).

Synopsis[edit]

Seasons 1, 2 & 3:

Molang is an affectionate, humorous look at the relationship between an eccentric, happy, joyful, and enthusiastic rabbit, and a shy, discreet, and emotional little chick named Piu Piu. The series explores Molang and Piu Piu's everyday life with warmth and humor.

Season 4 & 5:

Molang and Piu Piu's timeless friendship goes back a long way. From the Stone Age to the 20th century, from Greek Antiquity to the Royal Court of Versailles, our much loved and acclaimed heroes take over history with their invariable wit and good spirit. The friendship between Molang and Piu Piu stands the test of time, reminding us that we can find happiness at all times!

Characters[edit]

The black logo, used on the Molang's official website since June 30, 2021.
  • Molang is a rabbit that makes every moment of their daily life unique and wonderful, taking special care of each detail, giving little things an unexpected taste. Molang puts their heart in everything they do; even when Molang does nothing, they do it well. Molang has no nationality, is ageless and gender-neutral.[1]
  • Piu Piu is a little yellow chick, and is Molang's best friend and side-kick. Shy and reserved, Piu Piu takes great care to do things in the right way. Also, when something unexpected arises (and Molang's fantasies cause the unexpected to occur often), Piu Piu can need help seeing the brighter side of things.
  • Bagio is a bunny rabbit and friend of Molang and Piu Piu. He always visits in case he has problems, but they are only used for the seasons. Together they solve Piu Piu's issues, and they can solve his everyday problems.
  • Molang and Piu Piu's friends are a group of bunny rabbits known as the Pincos that look identical in shape to Molang. The Pincos all speak Molanguese.[1]

Broadcast[edit]

Countries:

Others:

  • The series broadcasting in Kartoon Channel! all over the America. The first season is available since July 1, 2019 on Netflix. Available in all countries.

List of episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
1 1 "The Party"
"The Christmas Tree"
"The Goldfish"
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
Paul Dini
September 12, 2015
2 2 "The Sleepless Night"
"Skiing"
"A Restless Night"
Story by : Karl Geurs
Written by : Carter Crocker
Mark Zaslove
September 17, 2015
3 3 "The Suitcase"
"The Surprise"
"The Firemen"
Deanna Oliver
Paul Dini
Carter Crocker & Karl Geurs
September 20, 2015
4 4 "The Guest"
"The Butterfly"
"The Rescuers"
Sherri Stoner
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
September 23, 2015
5 5 "The Fishing Trip"
"The Extras"
"The Camel"
Mark Zaslove
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
September 28, 2015
6 6 "The Car"
"The Bicycle Ride"
"The Stork"
Karl Geurs & Carter Crocker
John P. McCann
October 7, 2015
7 7 "The Castaways"
"The Keys"
"The Cowboys"
Paul Dini
Carter Crocker & Karl Geurs
October 13, 2015

Season 2 (1993)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
8 1 "The Robot"
"The Television"
"The Penguin"
Story by : Dennis Marks
Written by : Jerry Eisenberg
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
September 11, 1993
9 2 "The Puppy"
"The Baby Seal"
"The Shepherds"
Deanna Oliver & Paul Dini
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
September 18, 1993
10 3 "The Mountain Bloom"
"The Bandana"
"The Beach"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
Nicholas Hollander
September 25, 1993
11 4 "The Coconut"
"The Campers"
"Stage Fright"
Dennis Marks
Karl Geurs
John P. McCann
October 2, 1993
12 5 "The Underground Walk"
"The Hiccup"
"The Castle"
Jerry Eisenberg
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
October 9, 1993
13 6 "Superstars"
"The Explorers"
"The Forest"
Peter Hastings
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
October 16, 1993
14 7 "The Pumpkin"
"The Archeologists"
"The Parcel"
Story by : Karl Geurs
Written by : Carter Crocker
Tom Minton
October 23, 1993
15 8 "The Second-hand Market"
"The Armchair"
"A Firendly Rugby Game"
Carter Crocker & Karl Geurs
Earl Kress
October 30, 1993
16 9 "The Soccer Player"
"The Hotel"
"The Lighthouse"
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
November 6, 1993
17 10 "The Lighthouse"
"The Sculpture"
"An Extraordinary Catch"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
November 13, 1993
18 11 "Traffic Jam"
"The Hockey Game"
"The Present"
Deanna Oliver & John P. McCann
Tom Minton
Peter Hastings
November 20, 1993
19 12 "The Side Car"
"The Competition"
"The Aquarium"
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
November 27, 1993
20 13 "The Soccer Match"
"The Sled"
"MC Molang"
Tom Minton
Nicholas Hollander
Karl Geurs & Carter Crocker
December 12, 1993

Season 3 (1994)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
21 1 "At the Circus"
"The Highland Games"
"The Food Truck"
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
September 9, 1994
22 2 "The Cupcake Restaurant"
"Safari"
"The Golf"
Deanna Oliver and John P. McCann
Tom Minton
Story by : Karl Geurs
Written by : Carter Crocker
September 16, 1994
23 3 "The Climbing Rope"
"The Piano"
"Bad Lucky Day"
Earl Kress
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
September 23, 1994
24 4 "The Marching Band"
"The Ghost Train"
"Holiday Home"
Tom Minton
Story by : Sherri Stoner
Written by : Paul Dini
September 30, 1994

Season 4 (1995)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
25 1 "The Acrobats"
"A Rainy Day"
"The Boomerang"
Deanna Oliver & John P. McCann
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
September 9, 1995
26 2 "The Salesman"
"The Shooting Stars"
"The Kung Fu"
Tom Minton
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
September 14, 1995
27 3 "The Vegetable Garden"
"Gruesome Robinson"
"The Farm"
Story by : Carter Crocker
Written by : Karl Geurs
Jeff Kwinty & Kevin Hopps
September 19, 1995
28 4 "The Casting"
"The Jam Jar"
"The Little Monkey"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
Tom Minton
September 25, 1995
29 5 "The Parrot"
"A Gust of Wind"
"The Monster Who Lived Under the Bed"
Tom Minton
Deanna Oliver & John P. McCann
September 28, 1995
30 6 "The Incredible Animal"
"The Jungle Friend"
"Flash Mob"
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
October 4, 1995
31 7 "A Bottle at Sea"
"The Supporters"
"Little Peckish"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
Story by : Tom Minton, Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
Written by : Karl Geurs
October 12, 1995

Season 5 (1996)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
32 1 "The Brioche"
"The Ibex"
"Mr. Muscles"
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
Deanna Oliver
September 14, 1996
33 2 "Alone on the Ice Pack"
"The Mouse"
"Ski School"
Tom Minton
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally
September 17, 1996
34 3 "The Instructions"
"The Rock Band"
"The Delivery Men"
Story by : Paul Dini
Written by : Tom Minton
Karl Geurs & Carter Crocker
September 21, 1996
35 4 "Firefighters!"
"The Box"
"Holiday Heave Ho"
Carter Crocker & Karl Geurs
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally
September 25, 1996
36 5 "The Mule"
"The Magic Lamp"
"The Yeti"
Tom Minton
John P. McCann
Karl Geurs & Carter Crocker
September 30, 1996
37 6 "A Fairground to Remember"
"The Rescue"
"The Detectives"
Tom Minton
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
October 12, 1996
38 7 "Super Molang"
"The Choir"
"The Ghost"
Story by : Tom Minton, Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
Written by : Karl Geurs
October 18, 1996
39 8 "The Alien"
"Violin, Piano and Banjo Lessons"
"Top Model"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
Nick DuBois
October 23, 1996
40 9 "The Space Friends"
"The Knight"
"A New Friend"
Tom Minton
Kevin Hopps
October 28, 1996
41 10 "The Haunted House"
"The Whale"
"The Spider"
Nick DuBois
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally
Lenord Robinson
October 31, 1996
42 11 "The Broom"
"The Sorcerer's Supplies"
"The Easter Eggs"
Earl Kress
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
November 3, 1996
43 12 "The Turtle"
"The Birdling"
"The Condor"
Tom Minton
Karl Geurs
Earl Kress
November 10, 1996
44 13 "The Dancers"
"Mega Piu Piu"
"The Frog"
Tom Minton
Karl Geurs
Earl Kress
November 18, 1996

Season 6 (1997)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
45 1 "The Storm"
"The Panda"
"The Call of the Forest
Tom Minton
Karl Geurs & Carter Crocker
Kevin Hopps
September 16, 1997
46 2 "Elves"
"The Long Trip"
"Skate Molang"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
John McCann
September 24, 1997
47 3 "The Sand Statue"
"The Bodyguards"
"The Competition"
Tom Minton
Carter Crocker & Karl Geurs
September 28, 1997
48 4 "The Cap"
"Electro Molang"
"Watch Out"
Story by : Carter Crocker
Written by : Karl Geurs
Tom Minton
October 8, 1997

Season 7 (1998)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
49 1 "Actor Molang"
"Mini Molang"
"The Dragon
Tom Minton
Story by : Carter Crocker
Written by : Karl Geurs
September 5, 1998
50 2 "The Flying Carpet"
"The Husky"
"Into the Wild"
Carter Crocker
John P. McCann
Paul Dini
September 9, 1998
51 3 "The Pullover"
"To the Shelter"
"The Saber Tooth Kitten"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
Tom Minton
September 13, 1998
52 4 "The Wig"
"The Berries"
"All the Colors"
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally September 18, 1998

Season 8 (2000)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
53 1 "The River"
"The Tourney"
"The New World"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
Earl Kress
September 12, 2000
54 2 "The Labyrinth"
"Knights and Dragons"
"The Great Laundry"
John Loy
Tom Minton
September 17, 2000
55 4 "The Wooden Egg"
"Cyclops"
"The Declaration of Independence"
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally
Tom Minton
September 21, 2000
56 4 "Dream Job"
"The Cherries"
"The Hot Air Balloon"
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
John Loy
September 27, 2000
57 5 "The King is Bored"
"Treasure Island"
"The Mermaids"
Story by : Karl Geurs
Written by : Carter Crocker & John Loy
Tom Minton
October 10, 2000
58 6 "Excalibur"
"The Chariot Race"
"The Pigeon"
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally
Earl Kress
Kevin Hopps
October 17, 2000
59 7 "The Circus Games"
"The Troll"
"The Curtsey"
John Loy
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
October 23, 2000

Season 9 (2001)[edit]

No. overall No. in season Title Written by Original airdate
60 1 "The Goose"
"The Vikings"
"Pegasus"
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
May 21, 2001
61 2 "The Perfume"
"The Samurai"
"The Cruise"
John Loy
Tom Minton
May 26, 2001
62 3 "The Bicycle"
"Aerobatics"
"The Titanic"
Carter Crocker
Karl Geurs
May 31, 2001
63 4 "Aviation Pioneers"
"A Great Heart"
"The Songbird"
Tom Minton & Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
John Loy
June 4, 2001
64 5 "King Molang"
"The Musketeers"
"The Loch Ness Beast"
Karl Geurs
Carter Crocker
June 12, 2001
65 6 "The Elixir"
"The Unicorn"
"Photography"
Story by : Tom Minton
Written by : Tim Cahill & Julie McNally
June 18, 2001
66 7 "The Mariachis"
"The Rose"
"The Garden of Versailles
Earl Kress
Mark E. Turosz
Tom Minton & Karl Geurs
June 24, 2001
67 8 "Hercules"
"The Visit"
"Zero"
Tom Minton
Tim Cahill & Julie McNally
July 14, 2001
68 9 "The King's Necklace"
"The Musicians"
Karl Geurs & Carter Crocker
John Loy
July 23, 2001

Merchandising[edit]

As a merchandising brand, Molang uses "My Best Friend" as a universal signature for all worldwide licensees, on all packagings. It now represents two master toy licensees (Tomy & Jazwares), over 100 licensees worldwide, and more than 700 different products, including kids and adults apparels, children's books and magazines, stationery, magnets, stickers, underwear, sleepwear, etc.[5][6][7]

Books[edit]

In November 2016, the French publisher Flammarion launched a collection of four little square books based on the series episodes and one big album. On Easter 2017, seven new books were released. They were specially promoted by the broadcaster. Among them, four little square books and one album but also two flap books in which children have to search for hidden characters and animals.[8]

Scholastic Inc., the world's largest publisher of children's books, have published 4 8x8 books and one album. All the books include stickers and the album contains a sticker storybook with more than 25 stickers and 4 pages to decorate. They are available to all national retailers, independents, special market channels and through Scholastic Reading Club and Scholastic Book Fairs.[8] In October 2018, the Italian publisher Gribaudo has launched 6 activity books with games, colouring pages, stickers and different activities.[8]

The publisher Nelson Verlag will launch a range of their mini books dedicated to Molang early 2020 in Germany.[8]

DVDs[edit]

Title Region Release date
Molang – Season 1 as seen on Disney Junior United States August 15, 2017
Molang – Season 2 as seen on Disney Junior May 1, 2018
Molang – Season 3 as seen on Disney Junior December 23, 2019
Molang – Season 1 North America August 15, 2017
Molang – Season 2 April 3, 2018
Molang Season 1 – Nel Bosco Italy September 6, 2018
Molang Season 1 – Super Star September 6, 2018
Molang Season 2 – Safari 2019
Molang Season 1 – Vol 1 – The Party Nordics June 11, 2018
Molang Season 1 – Vol 2 – The Party June 11, 2019
Molang Season 1 – Vol 1 United Kingdom TBA
Molang Season 1 – Vol 2 TBA


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Molang | Molang Official Website". Molang. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (November 29, 2016). "'Molang' Spreads Happiness with New Agents & Licensees". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Belaisch, Galla (September 9, 2021). "Molang revient pour une saison 5 !!!". Canal+ (in French). Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  4. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (September 7, 2017). "Millimages Sells 'Molang' to TF1, Season 3 on Track". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Millimages Scores Mulitiple Deals in China". Animation World Network. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "License to Profit". Animation Magazine. June 12, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (June 1, 2018). "Camsing & Alibaba Team For Chinese Theme Park, Nordisk Film Sweden Hire — Global Briefs". Deadline. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d Keslassy, Elsa (June 13, 2018). "France Televisions Unveils Dozens of New Animated Series, Features at Annecy". Variety. Retrieved May 15, 2019.

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