Uki (TV series)

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Uki
Created by Topfloor & Creative Conspiracy
Opening theme "A New day, A New Adventure”
Country of origin Belgium
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Universal Music Belgium
Running time 5 minutes
Release
Original network Club RTL & Ketnet
Original release 3 April 2010 (2010-04-03)

Uki is a Belgian animated television series. The main character is a small yellow creature who invites his young viewers to discover the world with him. The show has been airing on Belgian and Finnish networks since April 2010.[1] From September 2011 it was also aired on BBC’s CBeebies channel, as part of Show Me Show Me.[2]

Characters[edit]

Uki is the main character in the series and is a yellow creature with a long neck, wings and a single antenna on his head which can perform telekinesis. Neither male nor female, Uki doesn't talk but expresses himself through sounds, laughter and smiles in the manner of a toddler.

In the course of each episode Uki experiences a new adventure with his friends Hedgehog, Rabbit, Squirrel, Tortoise, Duck, and the Flowers, under the protective eye of Sun and Cloud. Each episode describes a day in Uki’s life.[3]

Production[edit]

The production of the show is overseen by the Belgian arm of Universal Music.[4]

The original designs were created by Ashkan Harati at Belgian design studio Topfloor. For the actual production of the show Universal Music teamed up with Belgian production studio Creative Conspiracy, the company that was responsible for the 3D character animation in the 2D-animation feature The Triplets of Belleville.

Storylines and scripts were written by Belgian TV and children’s books writers Dirk Nielandt, Tom Neuttiens and Diane Redmond.[5] Redmond is a prolific writer of UK children's television with credits to her name including The Magic Roundabout, Postman Pat, Bob the Builder, Koala Brothers, Tweenies and Roary the Racing Car.

Set[edit]

Uki’s world is safe and contained; it is the world of a child awakening to new experiences and sensations that will shape her development and deepen her understanding of her environment. Music is key to the show - simple, catchy melodic jingles that make the show accessible to even the youngest child.

Structure[edit]

The show has a modular structure: the carefully layered episode content provides the young viewer with a sequentially linked set of games, puzzles and activities that enhance the concept at the heart of the story.

Awards[edit]

In 2008 the show won the KidScreen Summit's Pitch it! Award.[6]

Countries[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. English Flemish Hungarian
01 Where's the Cake Waar is de taart Hol a torta
02 The Balloon De ballon A lufi
03 The Shadow Schaduw Az árnyék
04 The Box De doos A doboz
05 Dirty Vuil! Piszok
06 Turtle in trouble Hulp voor schildpad Teknős bajban
07 Where's the ball Waar is de bal Hol a labda
08 Duck is tired Eend is moe Fáradt kacsa
09 The Kite De vlieger A sárkány
10 The slide Glijbaan A csúszda
11 Happy flower Het blije bloempje Vidám virágok
12 Rabbits want to fly Konijn wil vliegen Nyuszi repülni szeretne
13 Where's the apple Where's the apple Hol az alma
14 The painting The painting A festmény
15 Footprints Voetsporen Lábnyom
16 What a mess Wat een rommel! Micsoda rendetlenség
17 Hide and Seek Verstoppertje Bújócska
18 Atchoo! Verkouden Hapcii
19 Building a camp Een kamp bouwen Építsünk bunkit
20 The honey bees De bijenkorf A kaptár
21 The Bridge The Bridge A híd
22 Rhythm Ritme Ritmus
23 See-saw De wip A libikóka
24 Peek a Boo Kiekeboe Kukucs
25 Blowing Bubbles Bellen blazen Buborék fújás
26 Ice Cream IJsjes Fagyi
27 Rabbit Sleeping Wakker worden konijn! Alvó nyuszi
28 Chasing The Butterfly Schildpad op wielen Teknős kerekeken
29 The Hiccups De hik Csuklás
30 Carousel De draaimolen Körhinta
31 Snowman Sneeuwkonijn Hónyuszi
32 Icy Playground Superglijbaan Jeges játszótér
33 Duct Tape Plakkerig Ragasztószalag
34 Uki And Rabbit Gathering Acorns Noten rapen Uki és Nyuszi makkot gyűjt
35 Sand De zandbak Homokozó
36 The Race Wedstrijd Verseny
37 Flower is moving Bloempje verhuist Virágköltöztetés
38 Rainbow De regenboog Szivárvány
39 Hula Hoop Hoelahoep Hullahopp
40 Making Music Lawaai Zaj
41 Cold Ears Een hoed voor Konijn Sapka a nyuszinak
42 The Shadow Schaduw Az árnyék
43 Snowball Waar is Egel Hol van süni
44 Acorns And Umbrella Noten rapen Mókus makkot gyűjt
45 Imitating Wie ben ik Ki vagyok én
46 Basketball Opruimen! Takarítás
47 The Umbrella De paraplu Az esernyő
48 Spinning Top De tol Búgócsiga
49 The Butterfly De vlinder A pillangó
50 Uki's Birthday Verrassing! Uki szülinap
51 Tire Slide De glijbaan Gumi szánkó
52 Ice Slide Glad Jégcsúszda

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mtv3.fi/helmi/minisaitit/artikkeli.shtml/2010/06/1149402?juniori/ohjelmista
  2. ^ http://planetertl.rtltvi.be/2010/04/02/uki-sera-bientot-visionne-par-tous-les-petits-bouts-du-royaume-uni/
  3. ^ Who's Uki? - Ukiland
  4. ^ About Us - Ukiland
  5. ^ Diane Redmond
  6. ^ Uki wins KidScreen Summit’s Pitch It!