Molang

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Molang
Molang Logo.png
Created by
  • Hye-Ji Yoon
  • Marie-Caroline Villand
  • Stéphanie Misiak
Directed byMarie-Caroline Villand
Kate Fawkes
Composer(s)
  • Nicholas Varley
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
France
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes209
Production
Producer(s)Roch Lener
Kate Fawkes
Running timeSeason 1 — 52x3'30
Season 2 — 52x3'30
Season 3 — 52x3'30
TV Specials — 9x7'
Production company(s)Millimages
Hayanori
HIT Entertainment
Disney Junior
Release
Original networkCanal+ Family
Picture format1080i HDTV
First shown inJanuary 2, 2016
Original releaseJanuary 2, 2016 –
April 13, 2019

Molang (/mlæŋ/) is an American/British/French children's animated television series created by the animation studio Millimages, HIT Entertainment and Disney Junior.[1] The titular character, Molang, was designed by the Korean illustrator Hye-Ji Yoon, on the platform KakaoTalk.[2]

As of 2019, Molang's TV exposure extends to more than 190 countries and has become a cross-media franchise: TV series, merchandising, GIFs, digital series, music videos, stickers, etc.[3]

Plot[edit]

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

Characters[edit]

Molang is a big, round, white rabbit, and Piu Piu is a little yellow chicken. They speak an unknown,strange language, but are easy to understand. Their dialogue consists in easily recognizable expressions of surprise, approbation, gratitude, and congratulations. When one of the characters expresses a specific thought, a bubble with a drawing inside it appears above its head.

Broadcast[edit]

The series is shown in Cartoonito and Tiny Pop[5] in United Kingdom, Canal+ Family in France,[6] Disney Junior in United States,[7] and Rai YoYo in Italy,[8] and Niki Junior[9] in Ukraine, and Netflix.[10]

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 50 licensees worldwide, and more than 700 different products, including kids and adults apparels, children's books and magazines, stationery, magnets, stickers, underwear, sleepwear, etc.[11][12][13]

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.[14]

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.[14]

In October 2018, the Italien publisher Gribaudo has launched 6 activity books with games, colouring pages, stickers and different activities.[14]

The publisher Nelson Verlag will launch a range of their mini books dedicated to Molang early 2020 in Germany.[14]

DVDs[15][edit]

Title Region Release date
Molang — Season 1 as seen on Disney Junior United States January 17, 2017
Molang — Season 1 as seen on Disney Junior August 7, 2018
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

List Of Episodes[edit]

Season Title Description
1 The Party Molang and Piu Piu are invited to a party!
1 The Christmas Tree After accidentally destroying their original tree, Molang and Piu Piu search for a new Christmas tree!
1 The Goldfish Molang and Piu Piu try to play with their unamused goldfish!
1 The Sleepless Night Molang and Piu Piu have trouble falling asleep!
1 Skiing Molang and Piu Piu go skiing!
1 A Restless Night After watching a scary movie, Piu Piu is too afraid to sleep!
1 The Suitcase Molang and Piu Piu overpack their suitcase to paradise!
1 The Surprise Piu Piu creates a surprise for Molang!
1 The Firemen After dressing up for a costume party, Molang and Piu Piu are mistaken for firefighters.
1 The Guest Molang must protect his home after he invites a clumsy guest over.
1 The Butterfly During a picnic, Molang and Piu Piu try and catch a butterfly.
1 The Rescuers While at the beach, Molang and Piu Piu learn to be lifeguards.
1 The Fishing Trip Molang and Piu Piu learn the best way to catch fish!
1 The Extras While traveling in Hollywood, Molang and Piu Piu wander onto a movie set and try to help the film!
1 The Camel While taking a tour, Molang and Piu Piu try to ride a troublesome camel.
1 The Car When Piu Piu gets a new car, he and Molang struggle to keep it clean.
1 The Bicycle Ride Molang and Piu Piu go on a hilly bicycle ride!
1 The Stork Molang and Piu Piu help a stork build a nest on Molang's roof.
1 The Castaways After sinking their ship, Molang and Piu Piu become castaways!
1 The Keys Molang and Piu Piu lose their car keys at the beach.
1 The Cowboys While visiting the ranch, Molang and Piu Piu become cowboys!
1 The Robot After returning to a messy home, Molang and Piu Piu order a cleaning robot to help with the chores.
1 The Television Molang and Piu Piu almost miss the game because of their brand new TV!
1 The Penguin Molang and Piu Piu interact with penguins!
1 The Puppy A puppy follows Molang and Piu Piu home from the park.
1 The Baby Seal Molang and Piu Piu help a baby seal return to its home.
1 The Shepherds When the sheep escape their pin, Molang and Piu Piu must learn to be shepherds!
1 The Mountain Bloom Molang and Piu Piu discover a beautiful mountain bloom during their hike.
1 The Bandana For Piu Piu's birthday, Molang gives him a special bandana!
1 The Beach Molang and Piu Piu go to the beach!
1 The Coconut While at the beach, Molang and Piu Piu try to open a coconut.
1 The Campers Molang, Piu Piu and their friends all go camping!
1 Stage Fright Molang and Piu Piu try to get a picture with a famous soccer player to add to their scrapbook.
1 The Underground Walk Molang and Piu Piu explore a cave.
1 The Hiccup While getting ready for a performance, Piu Piu gets the hiccups!
1 The Castle To escape a rainstorm, Molang and friends take shelter inside a castle!
1 Superstars Molang and Piu Piu becomes superstars!
1 The Explorers Inspired by a music box, Molang and Piu Piu decide to become explorers!
1 The Forest Molang and Piu Piu explore a forest in search of mushrooms.
1 The Pumpkin Piu Piu carves a pumpkin for his scarecrow while Molang tries to find the perfect Halloween costume.
1 The Archeologists Molang and Piu Piu go to an excavation site in the desert.
1 The Parcel Molang and Piu Piu struggle to retrieve a package in the snow.
1 The Second-hand Market Molang and Piu Piu run a stand at a second-hand market.
1 The Armchair When their old armchair breaks, Molang and Piu Piu rush to find a new one to watch a movie.
1 A Friendly Rugby Game Molang and Piu Piu play a game of rugby with their friends and help each other out despite being on opposite teams!
1 The Soccer Player Molang and Piu Piu go to extreme lengths to photograph a famous soccer player.
1 The Hostel Molang and Piu Piu attempt to work at a hotel.
1 The Lighthouse To escape the noise of construction on their street, Molang and Piu Piu spend the night in a lighthouse.
1 The Sculpture After accidentally breaking Piu Piu's sculpture, he tries to fix before Piu Piu finds out!
1 An Extraordinary Catch Molang and Piu Piu try to catch a giant fish.
1 Traffic Jam On their way to the beach, Molang and Piu Piu get stuck in an everlasting traffic jam.
1 The Hockey Game Molang, Piu Piu and their friends play hockey on a frozen lake.
2 The Present Molang and Piu Piu need to deliver a birthday present to a friend but they miss the mailman and so must chase him down.
2 The Side Car Molang and Piu Piu help a friend try to win a sidecar by finding a missing puzzle piece.
2 The Competition Piu Piu competes in a watermelon competition but his watermelon is too big to carry!
2 The Aquarium After they get a flat tire, Molang and Piu Piu discover an aquarium that doesn't have any visitors.
2 The Soccer Match When their goalie gets injured, Piu Piu steps in to help Molang's soccer team.
2 The Sled After accidentally breaking his sled, Molang tries to find a way to fix it.
2 MC Molang After Molang and Piu Piu take up DJing, they decide to throw a concert in the country.
2 At the Circus While at the circus, Molang is mistaken for a clown and sent into the ring!
2 The Highland Games While in Scotland, Molang and Piu Piu stumble onto a tree trunk tossing competition and decide to compete!
2 The Food Truck After winning an old truck in a raffle, Molang and Piu Piu decide to turn it into a food truck.
2 Cupcake When Molang and Piu Piu find a cupcake restaurant, they try to help the owner by bringing in more customers.
2 Safari When Molang and Piu Piu's car breaks down in the middle of the savannah, they search for a signal to call their friends for help.
2 The Golf In order to use the electric golf carts, Molang and Piu Piu decide to go golfing.
2 The Climbing Rope Molang and Piu Piu go hiking with a guide in the mountains but things go wrong when Molang starts yodeling.
2 The Piano After attending a piano concert, Molang and Piu Piu try to play the instrument but accidentally break it!
2 Unlucky When Molang and Piu Piu try to throw a costume party, bad luck causes everything to go wrong!
2 Fanfare Molang and Piu Piu try to join a brass marching band but struggle to find the perfect instrument for Piu Piu to play.
2 The Ghost Train While on a ghost train ride at an amusement park, Molang and Piu Piu get so scared they accidentally destroy the ride as they try to flee!
2 Holiday Home Molang and Piu Piu rent a vacation home in the forest but the place doesn't look like it does in the brochure!
2 The Acrobats When Molang and Piu Piu go to the circus, they try to convince the ringmaster to let them be a part of the show!
2 Rainy Day Molang and Piu Piu go on a fishing trip but rain threatens to ruin their vacation!
2 The Boomerang While in Australia, Molang and Piu Piu try out a friend's boomerang but a group of kangaroos won't give it back!
2 The Salesman When a door to door salesman visits, Molang ends up buying too many useless objects!
2 The Shooting Stars Molang and Piu Piu buy a telescope to look at shooting stars but unexpectedly spy something else!
2 The Kung Fu When Molang and Piu Piu struggle to make crepes, a mysterious pal offers to teach them kung fu to help.
2 The Vegetable Garden Molang and Piu Piu try to plant a vegetable garden but birds keep eating all their seeds!
2 The Robinson After their ship sinks and they wash up on shore of a deserted island, Molang and Piu Piu turn the island into their own paradise!
2 The Farm While visiting a farmer friend, Molang and Piu Piu help him get his cow ready for a competition at the fair.
2 The Casting While auditioning for a film, Molang and Piu Piu's casting sessions keep ending in mishaps!
2 The Jam Jar Molang and Piu Piu make their own jam but the next morning, discover they can't open any of the jars!
2 The Little Monkey After helping an injured monkey heal, Molang, Piu Piu and a vet must convince it to return to the wild.
2 The Parrot Molang and Piu Piu look after a friend's parrot named Coco but she manages to escape!
2 A Gust of Wind While trying to play volleyball at the beach, Molang and Piu Piu's game is interrupted by a strong wind!
2 The Monster Under the Bed After seeing a horror movie, Piu Piu thinks there's a monster hiding in the house and Molang has to find a way to reassure him.
2 The Incredible Animal While on safari, Piu Piu sees a white rhino and searches to find him again to show Molang and their guide.
2 The Jungle Friend Molang and Piu Piu search for a rare flower in the jungle and get some help from a new friend!
2 Flash Mob When Piu Piu thinks Molang is hiding something from him, he follows his friend to the train station and discovers a surprise!
2 A Bottle at Sea When Molang and Piu Piu find a bottle with a map inside, they realize it's a treasure map and decide to set sail for adventure!
2 The Supporters Molang and Piu Piu join a bus full of basketball fans at a game but Piu Piu can't stop sneezing!
2 Little Peckish While helping an archaeologist friend on a dig, Piu Piu's stolen sandwich leads to a remarkable discovery!
2 The Brioche After winning a TV show contest, Molang becomes a star but struggles to find time to spend with Piu Piu!
2 The Ibex While picnicking in the mountains, Molang accidentally gets their house keys stuck on a mountain sheep's horn!
2 Mr. Muscles Molang and Piu Piu help a circus performer named Mr. Muscles overcome his fear of mice.
2 Alone on the Ice Pack After meeting a lonely astronomer, Molang and Piu Piu try to find a way to get others to visit him.
2 The Mouse While searching for cheese, a little mouse creates big problems for Molang and Piu Piu in a mountain chalet.
2 Ski School Molang and Piu Piu prove to be too clumsy during their skiing lessons!
3 The Instructions While trying to build a covered verandah in their garden, Molang and Piu Piu lose the building instructions!
3 The Rock Band While at a rock band audition, Molang and Piu Piu's enthusiastic friend tries his hardest to join the group but causes small catatrophes instead!
3 The Delivery Men While hiking in the mountains, Molang and Piu Piu try to help their friend the delivery man who doesn't realize he's dropping his cargo behind him!
3 Firefighters! Molang and Piu Piu want to become firemen and take several tests to become part of the team at the station.
3 The Box After a friend fails to throw out a cardboard box, Molang and Piu Piu mistaken it as something he wants to keep and tries to return it to him.
3 Santa After Santa accidentally gets knocked out by their Christmas tree, Molang and Piu Piu decide to do his job for him.
3 The Mule While traveling in Peru, there aren't enough llamas for the whole group so Molang and Piu Piu get a mule!
3 The Magic Lamp After getting stuck in the desert, Molang and Piu Piu discover a lamp and hope a genie can help them in their dire situation!
3 The Yeti While in Tibet, Molang and Piu Piu want to go hiking in the mountains but are warned by the villagers that there's a yeti up there!
3 At the Fair While strolling through a funfair, Molang spots a pretty, pink unicorn stuffed animal and Piu Piu tries to win it for him.
3 The Rescue A giant wave beaches a whale and Molang and Piu Piu comes to its rescue!
3 The Detectives When it's obvious Piu Piu has amazing abilities to find lost objects, he and Molang decide to become private detectives!
3 Super Molang Molang puts on a real superhero's costume and gains the ability to fly and incredible strength!
3 The Choir Right before the Christmas concert, Piu Piu hurts his voice before his solo and Molang comes up with a clever way to help.
3 The Ghost Molang and Piu Piu's house is haunted by a phantom saxophonist!
3 The Alien After an alien crash lands in their garden, Molang and Piu Piu try to hide him from their friends by pretending the party their hosting is a costume party!
3 Shuuuuush! When Molang and Piu Piu discover their new neighbor is a famous pianist, they try their hardest to make sure they don't make a single sound so he can concentrate.
3 Top Model While Molang tries to be a top model, a designer fixates upon Piu Piu instead!
3 The Space Friends Extraterrestrials teleport Molang and Piu Piu onto their spaceship so they can teach them the meaning of laughter!
3 The Knight After unfreezing a knight trapped in a block of ice, Molang and Piu Piu try to recreate his world to keep him from going into shock!
3 A New Friend Piu Piu wins a goldfish at the funfair for Molang but soon becomes jealous of his friend's closeness to the fish!
3 The Haunted House Molang and Piu Piu decide to spend the night in a castle hotel even after learning it's haunted!
3 The Whale Molang and Piu Piu try to save a whale trapped in the ice!
3 The Spider After being unable to chase a spider out of the house, Molang and Piu Piu learn martial arts to defend themselves!
3 The Broom Molang tries to clean with a witch's broom but it wakes up and a magical rodeo ensues!
3 The Sorcerer's Apprentices Molang and Piu Piu find a sorcerer's hut!
3 The Easter Eggs Piu Piu trains for the annual Easter Egg hunt but then on the big day, becomes so overexcited, he can't find a single egg!
3 The Turtle Molang and Piu Piu try to help a turtle whose flipper is stuck in a plastic bag.
3 The Birdling Molang and Piu Piu help hatch and care for a baby bird so well that it doesn't want to leave and join its fellow birds!
3 The Condor A mama Condor mistakes Piu Piu for her baby!
3 The Dancers While watching a dance performance, a choreographer asks for Piu Piu's help performing a particular dance move: a lift!
3 Mega Piu Piu After Piu Piu struggles with being so small, Molang has an inventor friend help Piu Piu grow to the same size as Molang.
3 The Frog Molang and Piu Piu nurse a frog back to health.
3 The Storm Molang and Piu Piu try to help all the animals during a windstorm.
3 The Panda While trying to spot pandas in China, Molang and Piu Piu must save a baby panda after it falls into a ravine!
3 The Call of the Forest After discovering an abandoned pup, Molang and Piu Piu train it to be a sled dog.
3 Elves After falling into a secret tunnel, Piu Piu discovers Santa's elves and like him and becomes their leader!
3 The Long Trip Molang and Piu Piu are out flying kites when they disturb a flock of migrating storks!
3 Skate Molang Molang tries to ride a skateboard.
3 The Sand Statue After making a sculpture of themselves out of sand, Molang and Piu Piu try to keep the tide from destroying it.
3 The Bodyguards Molang and Piu Piu go to a pop star's concert and become the star's bodyguards!
3 The Competition Molang and Piu Piu participate in strength challenges but Piu Piu is made fun of for his size.
3 The Cap After accidentally ruining Piu Piu's new cap, Molang learns he may need to travel to Peru to get a replacement.
3 Electro Molang After a lightning storm, Molang gains a strange power: when he presses his stomach, he lights up like a lamp!
3 Watch Out Molang and Piu Piu stand in as waiters but struggle with the restaurant's swinging door.
3 Actor Molang Molang sturggles with his line as the lead in a play!
3 Mini Molang Molang and Piu Piu are accidentally shrunk!
3 The Dragon While looking after a friend's sheep, Molang and Piu Piu accidentally hatch a dragon and struggle to make it get along with the flock!
3 The Flying Carpet After riding a camel makes them sick, Molang and Piu Piu search the desert for a flying carpet to ride instead.
3 The Husky While exploring the Canadian wilderness, a husky steals Molang and Piu Piu's snowmobile keys and they chase him to get them back!
3 Into the Wild Molang and Piu Piu bring a friend hiking in the mountains but he's missing all the sites because he's too busy with the technology he's brought!
3 The Pullover Piu Piu knits a sweater for Molang but it's too itchy!
4 To the Shelter Molang and Piu Piu search for a new shelter after a mammoth crashes into theirs.
4 The Saber Tooth Kitten In Prehistory, when you meet a sabre tooth tiger, you run for your life. But Molang and Piu Piu just can't resist the cuteness of this baby tiger...
4 The Wig Molang and Piu Piu create a splendid wig for the king, but nobody realizes that Piu Piu has fallen inside!
4 The Berries When Molang and Piu Piu go berry picking, an extraordinary adventure unfolds before them.
4 All the Colors Molang and Piu Piu are Merlin's apprentices, but are forbidden from using the magic wand.
4 The River Molang and Piu Piu find themselves unfortunately separated, each one on a different river bank.
4 The Tourney In the Middle Ages, Molang and Piu Piu are coming to deliver the bread at the village market when Molang swoons and falls in front of some lances.
4 The New World Molang and Pui Pui are walking along a port when they come across a young navigator searching for a crew to go on the discovery of uncharted lands.
4 The Labyrinth Molang and Piu Piu are shepherds. But Kiki, their little goat has the urge to freely run about. Escaping from the pen, she leads them to a strange maze.
4 Knights and Dragons When some knights attempt to fight a dragon, Molang and Piu Piu are instructed to prepare some food for them.
4 The Great Laundry The king is going to give a dancing show and Molang and Piu Piu are in charge of his costume.
4 The Wooden Egg Washed up on an island, Molang and Piu Piu discover an inhabited fort with many Piu Pius.
4 Cyclops Molang and Piu Piu are shipwrecked and their raft washes up on an island. Relieved, they go in search of friends but they are about to make an extraordinary meeting.

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