Mouk

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Mouk
GenreComedy, preschool, educational
Created byMarc Boutavant
Developed byMillimages
Directed byFrancois Narboux
Voices of
  • Rachel Williams
  • Tania Farchy
  • Lisa Jacobs
  • Joseph Sheridan
Country of originFrance
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes62
Production
Producer(s)Roch Lener, Jonothan Peel
Editor(s)Alain Lavalle
Running timeapproximately 11 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Millimages
Amuse Films
DistributorMillimages
Release
Original networkFrance 5 (France)
Disney Junior (UK)
KI.KA (Germany)
ABC Kids (Australia)
Carousel (Russia)
Original releaseSeptember 19, 2011 (2011-09-19) –
Present
Chronology
Related showsLouie and Friends
External links
Website

Mouk is an animated television series (62 x 11') produced by the French company Millimages, adapted from the work of Marc Boutavant, and directed by François Narboux.[1] It premiered on Disney Junior (UK). According to Millimages, a 2nd season of 104 11-minute episodes and 30 1 minute episodes are currently in production.

Synopsis[edit]

Each episode begins with Mouk and Chavapa chatting via webcam to their friends Popo and Mita back home. The friends say how excited they are to tell Mouk and Chavapa something interesting that has happened to them, but before they can, Mouk interrupts with a story of his travels. The friends usually do not get the chance to tell their story.

Cast[edit]

Characters French voices
voice direction
Thomas Guitard, Philippe Roullier
English voices
voice direction
Matthew Géczy
Polish voices Japanese voices
Main Mouk Gwenaelle Jegou Rachel Williams Agnieszka Mrozińska Yumi Uchiyama (内山夕実)
Chavapa Céline Ronté Tania Farchy Jakub Mróz Miki Fukui (福井美樹)
Popo Catherine Desplaces Lisa Jacobs - Ikumi Nakagami (中上育実)
Mita Maryne Bertieaux Lisa Jacobs - Iho Matsukubo (松久保いほ)
Secondary Boys Geneviève Doang, Bruno Méyère
Catherine Desplaces
Lisa Jacobs, Antony Hickling - -
Girls Geneviève Doang
Maryne Bertieaux
Lisa Jacobs - -
Men Thomas Guitard, Philippe Roullier
Bruno Méyère, Arnaud Arbessier
Joseph Sheridan, Antony Hickling
Saul Jephcott
- -
Women Catherine Desplaces
Céline Ronté
Lisa Jacobs - -
Title song performer Rehann Duplessy Aurélie Guillier - Risa Shimizu (清水理沙)

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Mouk, the show's namesake is a brown bear
  • Chavapa, his companion, is a grey cat
  • Mita is a girl they correspond with via computer
  • Popo is Mita's brother, who they also speak with

Recurring[edit]

  • Abby/Abey and Tadi are Canadians who appear in "Shooting Star" and "Hockey"
  • Bouba lives in Africa and appears in "Good as New" and "The Whistling Language"
  • Cassandra lives in Crete, in Greece, and appears in "Bicycle Race", "Little Fish Grow Up", "The (Olive/Village) Festival", "Pottery" and the game
  • Joropo and Raina live in Venezuela and appear in "The Great Crossing", "Instruments Do Grow on Trees" and the game
  • Kalpita lives in India and appears in "Holi" and "The Indian Vase"
  • Lin(h) Hue lives in Vietnam and appears in "In the Paddy Fields", "The Bamboo Plantation" and "Puppet Masters"
  • Miko lives in Tokyo, Japan, and appears in "Small is Beautiful", "Runaway Robot" and the game
  • Sidney lives in Australia and appears in "Wallabies' Rock" and "Windmill"

Crew[edit]

  • Director : François Narboux
  • Producers : Roch Lener, Jonathan Peel
  • Music : Mathias Duplessy
  • Studio directors : Sandrine Arnault, Marc Dhrami
  • Head of production : Séverine Modzelewski
  • Production manager : Marie-Hélène Vernerie
  • 1st assistants : Julien Cayot, Michaël Armellino
  • Head of storyboard : Jeanne Meister
  • Head of backgrounds : Jérôme Florencie, Catherine Chunleau
  • Head of colour backgrounds : Prisca Le Tandé
  • Head of animation : Christophe Calissoni
  • Animation supervisors : Michaël Armellino, Thomas Digard
  • Editor : Alain Lavallé
  • Script editors : Florence Marchal, Victoria Wilson, Juliette Turner
  • 2nd assistants : Balthazar Chapuis, Mathias Cottreau, Hugues Proust, Yann Popelier, Aude Marchand
  • Story boarders : Pierre Cerruti, Stéphane Beau, Frédérick Boisseau, Vincent Fouache, Philippe Leconte, Gilles Dayez, Mizuho Zanovello, David Encinas
  • Backgrounds : Aleksandar Dzoni, Bruno Couchinho
  • Colour backgrounds : Nicolas Pauchont, Aurélie Raphaël, Sejung Kim
  • Layout artists : Christian Fiche, Virginie Morgand, Olivier Montenon, Vincent Mahé
  • Characters & Props designers : Marc Boutavant, Jessica Das, Virginie Morgand
  • Flash designers : Graziella Petrini, Eléonore Richardfoy, Balthazar Chapuis, Bérengère Le Gall
  • Videoboarders : Alain Lavallé, Mike Guermyet
  • Animators : Christophe N'Guyen, Julien Cayot, Raphaël Chabassol, Adeline Monin, Sébastien d'Abrigeon
  • Sound design : Bruno Guéraçague
  • Sound mix : Bruno Mercère
  • Title sequence : Pozla

List of episodes[edit]

Title Country Storyboard Script Summary Original air date

Season 1 (2011 - 2012)[edit]

1 Lucky Charm Morocco Jeanne Meister Muriel Achery, Nathalie Vergès Mouk and Chavapa are entrusted to bring a lucky charm bracelet to a rider in a dromedary (not camel!) race, but end up lost in the desert! 19 September 2011
2 The Desert Archaeologists Algeria Vincent Fouache Muriel Achery TBA 26 September 2011
3 Urgent Delivery Crete Jeanne Meister Muriel Achery TBA 3 October 2011
4 Stone Giants Canada Fred Boisseau Baptiste Heidrich TBA 10 October 2011
5 The Birthday Present Japan Mizuho Zanovello Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville Mouk and Chavapa's birthday gifts for their friends get taken by a mother and baby. So they try the track down the two for the birthday gifts. 17 October 2011
6 A Helping Hand Senegal Fred Boisseau Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville TBA 24 October 2011
7 Turtle Time Madagascar Vincent Fouache Gillian Corderoy Mouk and Chavapa are eager to see the turtles hatching, but must navigate the local fady customs before they are allowed. 31 October 2011
8 Whoops, we missed the Bus Peru Vincent Fouache Baptiste Heidrich TBA 7 November 2011
9 The Great Crossing Venezuela Jeanne Meister Baptiste Heidrich TBA TBA
10 Small is Beautiful Japan Mizuho Zanovello Keith Brumpton TBA TBA
11 The Stick that walked away Venezuela Fred Boisseau Charles Hodges TBA TBA
12 In the Paddy Fields Vietnam Vincent Fouache Muriel Achery TBA TBA
13 Out of Contact India Stéphane Beau Franck Salomé In Darjeeling, the boys meet Lalila, who takes them to her uncle Ajay to help fix their computer. TBA
14 Holi India Fred Boisseau Keith Brumpton A little Indian girl named Kalpita aids the boys in celebrating Holi. TBA
15 Goal Brasil Mizuho Zanovello Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville Paolo and Ronaldo watch soccer with the boys. TBA
16 In Search of the Yeti China Alexis Ducord Keith Brumpton TBA TBA
17 Good as New ! Senegal Pierre Cerutti Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville Ousman teaches the boys to repair Bouba's bicycle after Mouk breaks it. TBA
18 Bicycle Race Crete Stéphane Beau Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville Cassandra enters a bicycle race and the boys help her dad water the cyclists. TBA
19 Viva la Pinata ! Mexico Vincent Fouache Micha It is Maya's birthday, and the boys must find a suitable pinata for the occasion. 26 September 2013
20 Pink Dolphin Venezuela Fred Boisseau Baptiste Heidrich TBA TBA
21 In Search of the Caribou Canada Alexis Ducord Muriel Achery, Chris Arsonnaud TBA TBA
22 Don't judge a Cactus by its Prickles United States Pierre Cerutti Gillian Corderoy TBA TBA
23 The Best Dressed Elephant India Stéphane Beau Simon Jowett The boys help the twin tigresses Meena and Mira look for Sabu the elephant so they can paint him for their grandmother's birthday. 17 February 2013
24 Star Struck Australia Vincent Fouache Keith Brumpton The boys get lost in the Outback. 24 February 2013
25 Yee Ha Cowboy Argentina Fred Boisseau Baptiste Heidrich Chaco the cowboy needs help gathering his herd of cattle back to his ranch. 23 February 2014
26 The Indian Vase India Gilles Dayez Keith Brumpton Kalpita welcomes the boys to stay with her. However, they accidentally break her mother's vase, and set out to find a new one. 3 March 2013
27 Paper Chase Japan Stéphane Beau Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville The boys hunt for treasure in a Tokyo park. 10 March 2013
28 Above the Trees Venezuela David Encinas Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville The boys traverse the Amazon River with Luis. 17 March 2013
29 Baobab Café Madagascar Pierre Cerutti Gillian Corderoy Anosy introduces the boys to her uncle and aunt. 24 March 2013
30 The Art of Milking a Yak China Fred Boisseau Chris Parker In Tibet the boys learn to milk a yak from their friend Pasang. 31 March 2013
31 Yummy, Maple Syrup ! Canada Vincent Fouache Muriel Achery, Chris Arsonnaud The boys learn to harvest maple syrup with their friend Abey. 7 April 2013
32 Nile and Easy Egypt Gilles Dayez Keith Brumpton The boys visit the Nile River. TBA
33 Wallabies' Rock Australia Stéphane Beau Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville TBA TBA
34 Nazca Peru Fred Boisseau Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville TBA TBA
35 The Cloud Catcher Chile Philippe Leconte Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville TBA TBA
36 A Message for You United States Vincent Fouache Baptiste Heidrich TBA TBA
37 Little Fish Grow Up Crete Pierre Cerutti Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville The boys help Cassandra's uncle release infant fish. TBA
38 Runaway Robot Japan Gilles Dayez Charles Hodges TBA TBA
39 Birdsong China Philippe Leconte Baptiste Heidrich The boys visit Hong Kong. 2 June 2013
40 Dinosaur Trail United States Stéphane Beau Gillian Corderoy The boys visit Tucson and his mother Sedona in Utah. Tucson's pet lizard Lucy runs away. TBA
41 The Bamboo Plantation Vietnam Fred Boisseau Muriel Achery, Chris Arsonnaud Linh Hue plays hide and seek with the boys at her aunt's bamboo plantation. 16 June 2013
42 Hanami Japan Vincent Fouache Jean Regnaud Chavapa loses his camera to a crow during a celebration of Hanami. 23 June 2013
43 Shooting Stars Canada Philippe Leconte Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville Abey and Tadi's picnic is stolen. 30 June 2013
44 Wallabies' Clip Australia Stéphane Beau Muriel Achery, Chris Arsonnaud "The Wallabies", a musical group consisting of lead singer Alice, guitarists Steve and Juma, and drummer Mike, need the boys' help for their recording session. 16 November 2014
45 Puppet Masters Vietnam Gilles Dayez Chris Parker Lin Hue puts on a puppet show. 21 July 2013
46 Bossa Nova Brasil Philippe Leconte Sam Wilson Miguel loses his music sheets. 14 July 2013
47 Rickshaw India Fred Boisseau Micha Seeking the Taj Mahal, the boys must use a rickshaw to get there after their bikes break down. 6 June 2016
48 Christmas in the Sun Madagascar Vincent Fouache Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville TBA TBA
49 Souq Surprise Morocco Stéphane Beau Lauren Beukes TBA TBA
50 Instruments do grow on Trees ! Venezuela Pierre Cerutti Baptiste Heidrich Mouk and Chavapa make instruments out of fruit with their Warao friends Raina and Joropo. 24 August 2016 or earlier
51 Aurora Borealis Finland Philippe Leconte Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville It is Chavapa's birthday, and the boys are in Lapland (Finland) to witness the aurora borealis with their friends Aki and Aku. on or before 25 August 2016
52 The Parrot Feather Venezuela Stéphane Beau Jean Regnaud A busted computer forces the boys to find another means of contacting Popo and Mita. TBA
53 The Bird Hunt Borneo Fred Boisseau Lauren Beukes TBA TBA
54 A Forgetful Day Japan Philippe Leconte Charles Hodges TBA TBA
55 Two Wheeled Hero Canada Fred Boisseau Chris Parker TBA TBA
56 Windmill Australia Philippe Leconte Sam Wilson Stranded in the outback, the boys must team up with a grandmother, her granddaughter, and a father and his son to repair a windmill to retrieve water from a well. TBA
57 Hockey Canada Stéphane Beau Baptiste Heidrich Abey and Tady return. TBA
58 Kabuki Japan Gilles Dayez Nadège Girardot, Marie de Banville The boys are introduced to Kabuki theatre in Tokyo. 8 June 2014
59 Pottery Crete Pierre Cerutti Jean Regnaud Cassandra needs pudding. 15 June 2014
60 The Olive Festival (aka The Village Festival) Crete Philippe Leconte Muriel Achery, Chris Arsonnaud Cassandra's xylophone is broken, so she can't sing in the festival 22 June 2014
61 The Barter Morocco Fred Boisseau Marie Caroline Villand, Florence Le Couëdic In the Sahara desert, the boys go to a Berbers' camp to barter items. 29 June 2014
62 Whistling Language Senegal Stéphane Beau Muriel Achery, Chris Arsonnaud The boys reunite with Bouba 20 December 2014

Broadcast[edit]

In Canada, this airs on TVO Kids.[2] In the United States, Ultra Kidz premiered the series in Spanish on September 4, 2017. [3][4]In Brazil, it's airing by TV Escola and ZooMoo. In the United Kingdom it airs on Disney Junior. In US, it's airing now on Sprout.

Other broadcasters:

Games[edit]

TVO Kids has a flash game based on the show where several regions can be explored with an associated character.[5]

  • Canada with Ameruk
  • Crete with Cassandra
  • India with Kalpita
  • Japan with Miko
  • Venezuela with Joropo

References[edit]