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Numberblocks
Numberblocks logo.jpg
Also known asNumber Blocks
GenreLearning
Preschool
Created byJoe Elliot
Written byMax Allen
Ben Lee Delisle
Ciaran Murtagh
Andrew Jones
Directed bySeries Director:
Simon Taylor
Animation Director:
Will Cook
Lisa Huxstep
Voices ofBeth Chalmers
Sharon D. Clarke
Teresa Gallagher
Rasmus Hardiker
David Holt
Marcel McCalla
Emma Tate
Rosalie Craig
Gregory Porter
Sooz Kempner
Andy Davies
Kareña K. Ashton
Paul Kissaun
ComposerBen Lee Delisle
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Canada
Original languagesEnglish
Portuguese
Spanish
Welsh
No. of series5
No. of episodes120
Production
Executive producersFor Alphablocks Ltd:
Joe Elliot
Oli Hyatt
For CBeebies:
Catherine McAllister
Joel Wilenius
EditorsAnimation Editor:
Steve Hughes
Running time5 minutes
Production companiesBlue-Zoo
Alphablocks
Release
Original networkCBeebies, S4C
Original release23 January 2017 (2017-01-23) –
present
Chronology
Related showsAlphablocks (spin-off)
Numberjacks
External links
Website
Production website

Numberblocks is a British children's CGI-animated television series created by Joe Elliot and co-produced by Blue-Zoo and Alphablocks Ltd. for CBeebies. It debuted on CBeebies on 23 January 2017. It is produced by Blue-Zoo Productions and Alphablocks Ltd, the studios that also produce Alphablocks.[1] The show teaches children numeracy including simple arithmetic. In 2017, the show was nominated for a BAFTA award in the "Learning" category.[2]

Premise

Numberblocks follows the adventures of block characters in Numberland, with the number of blocks determining which numeral they stand for and a tiny black floating number above them to show how many blocks they are made of, which they call a Numberling. When one of the blocks hops on top of another, they transform into a different character to make a new number. The show helps toddlers and young kids learn numeracy skills, especially how to count and do simple maths. Integer concepts such as even vs. odd and factoring are discussed and explored. References to much more sophisticated ideas are also presented visually, usually without comment. Both the Pythagorean Theorem and the Fibonacci Sequence can be recognized by knowledgeable viewers.

Episodes

There are 7 seasons in Numberblocks.

Season 1 (2017)

  1. One
  2. Another One
  3. Two
  4. Three
  5. One, Two, Three!
  6. Four
  7. Five
  8. Three Little Pigs
  9. Off We Go
  10. How To Count
  11. Stampolines
  12. The Whole of Me
  13. The Terrible Twos
  14. Holes
  15. Hide & Seek

Season 2 (2017)

  1. Six
  2. Seven
  3. Eight
  4. Nine
  5. Ten
  6. Just Add One
  7. Blast Off
  8. Counting Sheep
  9. Double Trouble
  10. The Three Threes
  11. Odds & Evens
  12. Fluffies
  13. The Two Tree
  14. Numberblock Castle
  15. Ten Green Bottles

Season 3 (2018)

  1. Once Upon a Time
  2. Blockzilla
  3. The Numberblocks Express
  4. Fruit Salad
  5. Zero
  6. Now We Are Six to Ten
  7. Numberblobs
  8. Building Blocks
  9. Peekaboo!
  10. Hiccups
  11. What's the Difference?
  12. Numberblock Rally
  13. Five and Friends
  14. Octoblock to the Rescue!
  15. Ten Again

Season 4 (2019)

  1. Flatland
  2. Pattern Palace
  3. Legend of The Big Tum
  4. Mirror, Mirror
  5. The Wrong Number
  6. Eleven
  7. Twelve
  8. The Way of the Rectangle
  9. Ride the Rays
  10. Block Star
  11. Thirteen
  12. Fourteen
  13. Fifteen
  14. Tween Scenes
  15. Step Squads

Season 5 (2019)

  1. Fifteen's Minute of Fame
  2. On Your Head
  3. Ten’s Place
  4. Balancing Bridge
  5. Sixteen
  6. Square Club
  7. Seventeen
  8. Eighteen
  9. Loop the Loop
  10. Nineteen
  11. Twenty
  12. Tall Stories
  13. Flights of Fancy
  14. I Can Count To Twenty
  15. Heist

Season 6 (2019)

  1. Sign of the Times
  2. Fun Times Fair
  3. The Lair of Shares
  4. Terrible Twosday
  5. Divide and Drive
  6. Twenty-One and On
  7. We're Going On A Square Hunt
  8. Thirty's Big Top
  9. Land of the Giants
  10. Fifty
  11. Sixty's High Score
  12. The Big One
  13. One Hundred
  14. One Thousand And One
  15. More To Explore

Season 7 (2021)[3][4][5]

  1. Your Turn
  2. Now You See Us
  3. Ten's Top Ten
  4. What's My Number?
  5. Fun Times One Times Table
  6. The Many Friends of Twenty
  7. Ten Vaulting
  8. Twoland
  9. Two Times Shoe Shop
  10. Odd Side Story
  11. How Rectangly!
  12. Rectangle Racers
  13. The Team Factor
  14. Hidden Talents
  15. Making Patterns

Season 8 (2021)[6][7][8]

  1. Now in 3D
  2. Club Picnic
  3. Too Many Threes
  4. Circus of Threes
  5. Figure It Out
  6. Snow Day Doubles
  7. Steps Versus Squares
  8. Puzzle Square
  9. Four on the Floor
  10. Sky High Fives
  11. One Giant Step Squad
  12. Square on the Moon
  13. Heroes With Zeroes
  14. What If?
  15. 100 Ways to Leave the Planet

References

  1. ^ "Blue Zoo Animation's 'Numberblocks' Launching on CBeebies". Animation World Network. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Nominations List for the British Academy Children's Awards in 2017". Bafta. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ Numberblocks [@numberblocks] (8 March 2021). "Today is the day! Series 5 is airing today at 8.10am on @CBeebiesHQ. Lots of you will be going back to school today (yey!) if this means you're going to miss episode 1 then don't worry! All 5 are going to be on the @BBCiPlayer for you when you get home. Have a lovely day back! t.co/Ktm4RKdP45" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 8 March 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Numberblocks [@numberblocks] (15 March 2021). "Week 2 of brand new episodes, here is what you'll be learning this week- who's watching? t.co/qg6qjk52W5" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Numberblocks [@numberblocks] (21 March 2021). "Here's what's happening in Numberland this week! What are you looking forward to the most? (If you live outside of the UK sorry that you can't watch these just yet) t.co/2s56pblfvI" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 30 May 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/numberblocks/status/1401814976600416262/photo/1
  7. ^ https://twitter.com/numberblocks/status/1404391662848294914/photo/1
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/numberblocks/status/1406962753722531851/photo/1

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