Unikitty!

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Unikitty!
Unikitty.png
Genre
Based onThe Lego Movie
by Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
[1]
Developed by
Directed by
  • Casey Alexander
  • Brock Gallagher
  • Careen Ingle
  • Bill Reiss
Voices of
Theme music composerBabymetal
Opening theme"Unikitty! Theme"
Composer(s)Nick Keller
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Denmark
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes36 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ed Skudder
  • Lynn Wang
  • Aaron Horvath (supervising producer)
  • Tony Salama (line producer)
Editor(s)
  • Molly Yahr
  • Ryan Samsam
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseOctober 27, 2017 (2017-10-27) – present

Unikitty (stylized as UniKitty!) is an American-Danish/Canadiananimated television series produced by The Lego Group and Warner Bros. Animation for Cartoon Network and starring the character of the same name from The Lego Movie.[2]

The series was announced on May 10, 2017.[3] At the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, it was confirmed by producer (and Dick Figures co-creator) Ed Skudder that the series would premiere on Cartoon Network on New Year's Day 2018.[4] Snipple Animation and Renegade Animation are partially responsible for the show's animation.[citation needed]

A second season of the series was announced on July 24, 2018.[5]

Plot[edit]

As the ruler of the Unikingdom, Princess Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. She is mostly interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but do not misunderstand her optimism – she is one kitty/unicorn hybrid not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her own little brother Puppycorn sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, Hawkodile, and Richard. Through it all, Unikitty and her friends make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever while dealing with the evil plots of the Doom Lord Master Frown from Frown Town.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Princess Unikitty (voiced by Tara Strong) – The princess of the Unikingdom who is a cat/unicorn hybrid. She is very happy, playful, cute, and upbeat, but has an angry side that she sometimes struggles to control. She was previously voiced by Alison Brie in the original film.
  • Prince Puppycorn (voiced by Grey Griffin) – Unikitty’s younger brother, a dog/unicorn hybrid. He is sometimes clueless and dimwitted, but is also loyal and good-hearted.
  • Dr. Fox (voiced by Kate Micucci) – The castle’s resident scientist whose experiments and inventions can both create and resolve problems.
    • Dr. Fox's Robots – Small robots that work for Dr. Fox.
  • Hawkodile (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) – Unikitty’s trusty hawk/crocodile hybrid bodyguard who has a "macho" personality and appears to have a crush on Dr. Fox. He trained to be a fighter in the Action Forest.
  • Richard (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) – A grey 1x3 Lego brick who is Unikitty's royal advisor and castle caretaker. He speaks with a dull monotone voice and is often the voice of reason, though the others find him boring to listen to.
  • Master Frown (voiced by Eric Bauza) – Unikitty's archenemy who comes from Frown Town at the other side of Unikitty's kingdom. He is one of the Doom Lords that spread pain and misery throughout the world as he wants to impress the other Doom Lords. This often causes him to suffer the wrath of Unikitty, who wants to spread fun and joy.
  • Brock (voiced by H. Michael Croner) – An anthropomorphic headstone with a neutral personality who is Master Frown's close friend and roommate. Brock would often hang around his apartment playing video games than help Master Frown with his plots. The only time he gets angry is when Master Frown neglects his part of the chores.

Others[edit]

  • Alert Siren (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) – A siren attached to a pole that notifies the Unikingdom when danger is approaching.
  • Beau (voiced by Tara Strong) – A rectangular creature with short legs and armless hands.
  • Bim-Bom (voiced by H. Michael Croner when speaking, Roger Craig Smith when coughing) – An anthropomorphic green garbage bag.
  • Buzz – A creature with a blue square head and a yellow rectangular body who moves around on a skateboard.
  • Craig (voiced by Tara Strong) – A female moose who is a pizza farmer.
  • Crazy Chicken – A chicken that is crafted out of a single brick.
  • Diane – A circular creature with folding arms and a suction cup for legs.
  • Dino Dude (voiced by Eric Bauza in an Australian accent) – A Tyrannosaurus with wheels instead of legs.
  • Gizmo – A robotic creature with antennae, pincers for hands, and wheels for legs.
  • Feebee – half flower, half bee.
  • Hominid – A genderless alien that moves around in a UFO.
  • Kickflip (voiced by Tara Strong) – A skateboard-riding square.
  • Ladybug – An unnamed ladybug who Puppycorn tends to trip over.
  • M'Ladybug (voiced by Tara Strong) – A ladybug with a purple shell.
  • Penny – A green creature in full gray-armor who works at the Unikingdom's Toy Zone.
  • Ryott (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) – A green square frog.
  • Stellacopter – A purple creature with round hands that wears a fez that has a helicopter-like blade on it.
  • Tigerlope – A tiger/antelope creature.
  • Trevor – A cat-like creature with flower petals surrounding his head.

Broadcast[edit]

The series was released internationally starting on Cartoon Network in the United Kingdom and Ireland on March 5 and on Teletoon in Canada on March 17, 2018.[6] It premiered on Cartoon Network channels in Southeast Asia on March 30, in Sub-Saharan Africa on April 9, and in Australia and New Zealand on April 27, 2018.[7][8] US Channels MTV On March 9, 2019 in MTV2 On March 2, 2019 In CN History Boomerang (TV channel) Was On March 1, 2019 . In Spanish Channels UniMás Was on January 1, 2019 in Galavisión Is On January 2, 2019

In Asia, the series premiered on Disney Channel in Asia on March 6, 2019.

In France, it premiered on September 3, 2018 on France 4.[9]

Home video release[edit]

The series was released on DVD on August 28, 2018 starting with Season 1, Part 1: Sparkle Party.[10]

Reception[edit]

A favorable review of the series came from Emily Ashby from Common Sense Media where she notes Unikitty's motivations can inspire good, her friends yield in teamwork and are willing accept reality whenever everything doesn't go as planned.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diane Tsai (February 20, 2014). "Here's How the Animators Made The Lego Movie: Watch". Retrieved May 29, 2018 – via entertainment.time.com.
  2. ^ "Unikitty TV series came to Cartoon Network". Brickset. March 30, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 10, 2017). "'Lego Movie's' Unikitty Gets Animated Series at Cartoon Network". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  4. ^ GeekRock TV (August 6, 2017). "Comic Con San Diego 2017 – Unikitty – (Producers)". Retrieved May 29, 2018 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ https://investors.att.com/~/media/Files/A/ATT-IR/financial-reports/quarterly-earnings/2018/2q-2018/2Q18%20WarnerMedia%20inFocus.pdf
  6. ^ Archer, Katie (March 2, 2018). "Unikitty! welcomes famous felines to first ever cat premiere". BT. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa April 2018 Highlights". Regular Capital. February 23, 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cartoon Network April Highlights" (PDF). Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific (Press release). Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Un chaton-licorne « feel good » À partir du lundi 3 septembre sur France 4". France Pro TV (in French). Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Unikitty-Season-1-Part/dp/B07DY2MB3H/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1532552870&sr=1-2&keywords=UniKitty
  11. ^ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/unikitty

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