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Country of origin  Belgium
Running time  5 minutes
First episode date  3 April 2010
Number of seasons  1
Executive producer  Universal Music Group
6.6/10 IMDb

No. of episodes  52
Original network  Club RTL & Ketnet
Network  Club RTL
Number of episodes  52
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Created by  Topfloor & Creative Conspiracy
Opening theme  "A New day, A New Adventure”
Genre  Children's television series
Similar  Hopla, Klumpies, Ovide and the Gang, Wizzy & Woppy, Brødrene Dal og Legende
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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. From September 2011 it was also aired on BBC’s CBeebies channel, as part of Show Me Show Me.

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Characters

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.

Production

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

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. 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

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

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

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

Countries

  • United Kingdom Cbeebies
  • Ireland Cbeebies and RTÉ Two
  • Belgium: Club RTL, Ketnet and Ketnet Digitaal
  • Finland MTV3/SubTV/SubJuniori
  • Portugal Canal Panda starting from 2011
  • Poland Cbeebies
  • Latvia TV3
  • China, India, Indonesia and Singapore through Cbeebies Asia
  • Egypt, Morocco and South Africa through Cbeebies Africa
  • Norway, NRK Super
  • Italy, RAI Yoyo
  • Hungary, Minimax (TV channel)
  • Iceland, Stod 2.
  • Turkey, Kidz TV
  • Mexico, Canal Puntos
  • References

    Uki (TV series) Wikipedia