A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Uki solves puzzles on every show; the viewer is encouraged to play along with music and gestures.
Uki and friends work together to solve problems, promoting empathy and cooperation.
Positive Role Models
Uki and friends are kind to each other, helpful, and friendly. They sometimes have conflicts, but they're quickly and harmoniously solved.
The show is Belgian, but there is no dialogue in the style of vintage cartoons.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Uki is a charming animated series featuring a fantasy character living in a fairy tale world. There's no language, sex, drinking, drugs, smoking, or violence; there isn't even the hint of menace. The show is nonverbal, with the plot advanced by music cues and sounds. The action is slow and measured, and the colors are bright and cheerful but not blinding. It's appropriate for very young viewers, who may learn about cooperation and friendship from watching Uki and friends solve fun problems together.
Is It Any Good?
Charming and sweet, this animated series for very young children is similar to vintage cartoons: There's no dialogue, just playful music and sounds. At the beginning of each episode, Uki wakes up in a bright green meadow strewn with pink flowers and yawns, the sun beaming down. Then it's puzzle time: Uki will play a memory game or slide the pieces of a mixed-up tiled picture around until an image forms. Then it's time for the meat of the episode: Oh, no! It's snowed, and Uki and friends can't play in the park together! Or, Uki is trying to paint a picture of Rabbit, but the drippy paint keeps messing up the sharp lines! Uki is frustrated, but not for long. Maybe you can't play on the seesaw when it's snowing, but you can slide down the slide and right through a hollow log.
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