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Bali

Website: http://www.playwithbali.com
Next Airing: Wed, Feb 28th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV

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Bali, a resolutely modern preschooler, lives a resolutely modern life in the big city. With a most un-stereotypical family, Bali faces the world inquisitively, sometimes shyly, never recklessly, and always enthusiastically. Both of Bali's parents work, and Bali's dad takes a very active role in handling the family's daily grind. The triumphs and concerns of Bali deal with many of today's social issues for children: nannies, divorce and little everyday traumas such as going back to school and first sleepovers. Targeted to pre-schoolers, the animated series BALI features a painterly graphic style with bold colors, along with a strong musical score and original songs designed to encourage movement. Each half-hour episode focuses on a theme, including helping those in need, dealing with new experiences, asking for help, facing a challenge and following instructions.

Episodes:

  • I Don't Want New Shoes

    THEME: Dealing with change; Parting with familiar things. Playing a game of soccer at school, Bali's running shoes start to fall apart. When his mom arrives to pick him up, she sees his shoes and takes him shopping for new ones. But Bali doesn't want a new pair, for he loves his old ones. In his dream, Bali meets a wacky clown who is desperately looking for his new clown shoes. With Bali's help, he finds them. Bali then sees just how new shoes can make a difference, as the clown does all kinds of tricks and acrobatic moves. Back in 'reality', Bali picks some new shoes. The next day, with his new shoes on, Bali plays his best game of soccer.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 28th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • I'm Staying at Tamara's

    THEME: Anxiety, Adjusting to a new environment. Bali is very excited, for he's having his first sleep over at Tamara's. Once there, they have a great time. But when he lies in bed, he begins to feel a little anxious. The bed, the house sounds and lighting, everything is so different. Bali enters his dream and finds himself in a large dark cavern. Fear grips him as he sees a super large shadow of a monster on the cave wall. He turns and sees that the monster is actually quite small and very friendly. Bali learns that perception and imagination can fuel our fears. Back in 'reality', Bali has a great time and enjoys his sleep.

    Next Airing: Sun, Mar 4th, 2018 at 7:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • A Surprise Adventure

    THEME: New discoveries. Mom plans on taking Bali to the museum. But at the entrance, Bali sees a movie theatre right next door and tells his mom he'd much rather see a movie. Mom tells him that the museum has lots of great treasures and can be just as fun as a movie. Not sure which to pick, Bali goes into his dream. He finds himself riding on an elephant behind an explorer searching the deep jungle for a lost temple. When they come upon it, Bali has to choose whether to go into the temple or jump into a refreshing lake. The explorer helps Bali decide to go into the temple. Where Bali discovers all kinds of wonders. In 'reality', Bali decides to go to the museum. Where he discovers all kinds of treasures and has a great time.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 7th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:14
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Roll Camera, Action

    THEME: Creativity; flexible thinking. It's nearly Christmas and Bali misses his good friend Misa who's living in Australia till the summer. To his delight though, he receives a package from her. In it are a letter, pictures and a beautifully handmade miniature Christmas tree. Bali tries to think of what special gift he can send to her. In his dream, Bali becomes an actor in a movie and learns all about filmmaking. Back in 'reality', he's inspired to make (with his family's help) a movie of himself and family playing in the snow. Sending it to Misa via the net, she responds the next day. Saying how thrilled she is with her gift.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 14th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • It's Wrong to Cheat

    THEME: Cheating; fair play. It's Bali's birthday and his mom has organized a grand party. His friends and him play a treasure hunt game. As both teams each find two items, the search is on for the last item. Tito suggests that they cheat. Bali is unsure and goes into his dream. There, he finds himself in a speed boat race. After it's revealed that the winner cheated, Bali is crowned champion. Back in 'reality', Bali tells Tito and Tamara cheating is not the way to play.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 21st, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Too Many Stories

    THEME: The library; the wonder of books. Bali and his class are on a field trip to the library to see the new children's section. Bali's teacher, Ms. Chang, asks each child to pick a book. As Bali and Tamara look about, Bali becomes anxious, for there are so may books he can't decide which one to choose. Bali enters his dream, where he finds himself in a storybook and meets a 'fairy' that is in search of her lost pet. The search takes them from story to story until they finally find her pet. Back in 'reality', Bali decides on this one book filled with numerous stories.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 28th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • I'm Not Sharing

    THEME: Sharing. Bali's dad gives him a small toolkit as a present. So thrilled is Bali that he takes it to school with him the next day. In class, it's building day, so Bali teams up with his friend Sacha to build a truck. But when Sacha asks to use Bali's new hammer, he hesitates. In the dream, Bali meets a puppet flying a kite up high but before it can get any higher, the cord breaks. But then a garden gnome who was fishing nearby offers his long fishing line. With this, the kite soars to great heights. Back in 'reality', Bali gladly shares his tools with Sacha.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 4th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • My New Friend, Mateo

    THEME: Disabilities/differences/adaptability. Mom and dad tell Bali that some old friends are coming over to visit with their son. But they wanted to warn Bali that their son Mateo is blind. When they arrive, Bali is excited to make another friend, but also a little unsure how to act around a blind person. They get along great and go off to the park with the family. But once there, Bali remembers he promised Tito and his friends that he'd play soccer with them. But Mateo can't play. In his dream, Bali hits a tennis ball over a large wall. Luckily a super tall robot reaches over and gets the ball for him. After a super small robot shows that he could retrieve it as well, Bali understands that there's always more than one way to do things. Back in 'reality', Bali asks Mateo if he'd like to play soccer. Mateo jumps for joy, saying it's his favourite game. The one thing is they need to play with his special ball that has a bell in it so he knows where it is. Joining up with his friends, all have a great time and Bali and Mateo team up to score a goal.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 11th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Brrrr! It's Cold

    THEME: Charity; helping others. Bali's parents gather up all of their second hand clothes to give to the needy. But Bali has strong emotional attachments to his clothes and doesn't want to give them away. The next day, while in the park with his parents, Bali runs into his two best friends Tamara and Tito who are making snowmen. Bali jumps in and helps out. In his dream, the snowmen come alive and help Bali learn the importance of sharing and of helping others. Back in 'reality', Bali and friends put the old clothes on the snowmen. Bali also tells his dad he'd like to give the rest of the clothes to the needy.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 18th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Lollipops Everywhere!

    THEME: Problem solving; flexible thinking. Bali, dad and Lea are shopping at the grocery store when dad tries to fix the wonky wheel on their shopping cart. As he does, Bali tries to sooth an upset Lea who wants a lollipop. Unfortunately, the lollipop 'robot' is malfunctioning. In his dream, Bali finds himself in the midst of a large, but broken down, candy making machine. But doing the same as his dad, Bali and Kikou are able to fix the machine.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 25th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:14
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • I Need A Haircut

    THEME: Anxiety reduction; new experiences. Tomorrow is class picture day and Bali needs to get a haircut. So dad takes him to his barber. This makes Bali rather anxious, for it's the first time he's ever been to a barber. The super friendly barber, Mr Guiseppe, asks Bali to choose his hair style. This takes Bali into his dream, where all the hairstyle pictures come alive to help Bali choose. Back in 'reality', not having found a picture he likes, Bali instead draws the haircut he wants.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 2nd, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Nanou to the Rescue

    THEME: Asking for help. Nanou takes Bali, Tito and Lea to the park. While kicking around a soccer ball, it gets stuck in a big tree. A tree Nanou had asked the boys not to play near. Bali goes to get help, but Tito says he can get it himself. Unfortunately, Tito becomes stuck on a tree branch. In the dream, Bali is flying an airplane through the skies, but cannot reach Tito who is stuck on the top of a towering tree. So he asks for help from Nanou. In 'reality' despite Tito's protests, Bali now knows what to do and returns with Nanou who saves the day.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 9th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • I'm Not Scared

    THEME: Fear of the dark; anxiety reduction. It's bedtime, but Bali is having trouble sleeping as the evening is filled with odd sounds and lights. All this makes Bali a little scared. As he puts his bed covers over his head he enters his dream. Looking about, he discovers a 'monster' in his room. Frightened at first, Bali befriends the monster and discovers the fun and beauty of nighttime and that there's really nothing to fear. Back in 'reality', Bali enjoys the evening sounds and lights, as he falls asleep.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 16th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Need to Keep Going

    THEME: Facing a challenge; perseverance; making difficult tasks enjoyable. Bali and dad have to deliver party invitations to all the tenants in their apartment building. To make things more playful, Bali and dad dress up like mountain climbers and pretend that the stairs are in fact a steep mountain. As they become tired, Bali enters his dream where he encounters the legendary Yeti climbing the same mountainside. The Yeti tells Bali the trick to climbing, is to sing a song and before they know it, they've made it to the top. In 'reality,' Bali suggests to his tired dad that they sing a song and this does the trick. Before they know it, they've successfully delivered all the invites.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 23rd, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Go, Team, Go

    THEME: Perseverance; the importance of practice. Bali and Tito are playing a game of table soccer. As usual, Tito defeats a discouraged Bali. But luckily Bali's dad takes them off to a real soccer game. All along the way the two boys cheer on their favourite team. At the game, watching his favourite player, Bali goes into his dream. There, his all-star favourite player teaches Bali that to be good, one needs to practice. In 'reality' Bali practices hard at table soccer and finally defeats Tito.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 30th, 2018 at 12:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • A Present for Nana

    THEME: What gives an item true value. Bali is helping his grandmother Mamili look for a special necklace that she's misplaced. Unable to find it, they decide to go to the beach. There, Mamili tells Bali about the legend of the mermaid. As she goes to sit down, Bali, looking out towards the sea, goes into his dream. There, he meets a beautiful mermaid who is collecting all sorts of objects from the sea. She tells Bali that the most precious things are not the most expensive. Back in 'reality', Bali gives Mamili a gift he made to help her feel better. A beautiful necklace made of seashells. She is delighted.

    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • I Don't Want to Give It Back

    THEME: Honesty; doing the right thing. Upset because he's lost his favorite toy helicopter, Bali goes with his dad to the park. Playing, Bali finds, buried in the sand, a super cool toy rocket. After no one claims it, dad tells an excited Bali he can keep it. The next day as he's playing with his new toy, Bali runs into his friend Sacha. Sacha is upset for he's lost his favorite toy, a rocket ship. As he leaves, from behind his back Bali looks at the toy that belongs to his friend. Conflicted, Bali goes into his dream. He finds himself in the rocket ship shooting through space. He meets a sad alien who's lost its favorite toy. With Bali's help, they find it and the alien is extremely thankful. Back in 'reality' Bali catches up to Sacha and tells him he found his rocket ship. Sacha is overjoyed and thanks Bali.

    Length: 00:27:14
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • I'm So Hot

    THEME: Innovation; creative thinking; sun protection. During a heat wave, Bali has no idea how to cool down. Even after dad prepares a cold bath, it's not enough. Bali goes into his dream and finds himself in a hot desert. Amazingly, he meets a snowman who teaches Bali all the ways to stay cool. He takes him to an oasis etc.. Back in 'reality', Bali is inspired. With dad's help, they bring up a little pool to the roof top garden. There, they fill it with cool water and use bed sheets for shade. All are super cool and comfy.

    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • I Want to Be Tall

    THEME: Self-acceptance; frustration with being short. When Nanou measures Bali and his friends height, they discover that Bali hasn't grown as much as the others. This upsets Bali, as he doesn't like being the shortest. In his dream he awakens in bed, having grown over night. Thrilled, he gets up and continues to grow. But things begin to get out of hand as he becomes as tall as the city. In 'reality', Bali discovers that growing at one's own speed is ok.

    Length: 00:27:14
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • My Papili's Garden

    THEME: Patience. While visiting his mom's parents, Papili and Mamili, Bali would like to pick some sunflowers to give to his mom (her favorites). Unfortunately it's the wrong time of year and there are none in the garden. Greatly disappointed, Bali goes into his dream. There, he finds himself carried up into the clouds on a giant vine to a fantastic garden. The local scarecrow teaches Bali that with a garden, one needs to be patient. Back in 'reality', Bali and Papili plant some sunflowers for the coming summer. In the meantime, he gives her a drawing of sunflowers that he made.

    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Rob-Rob-Rob Robot

    THEME: Fear reduction; Things are not always what they seem. Inspired by their favorite comic book character Robo-bear, Bali and Tito are playing 'Robo-bear' in the apartment building's hallway. But when they mistake a workman as Robo Bear's comic book nemesis, they run into their homes. Bali hides in his room as the worker talks to Bali's parents. In his dream, Bali finds himself with Robo Bear flying over the city when they come upon a seemingly fearful giant gorilla. Robo Bear tells a scared Bali how things are not always what they seem at first glance. Bali discovers that the giant gorilla is actually super friendly. Back in 'reality', Bali decides to face the worker. Turns out he's super nice and a big Robo Bear fan himself.

    Length: 00:27:14
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • Vroom, Vroom

    THEME: Problem solving; taking things one step at a time; perseverance. Bali and Tito are super involved in a brand new racing video game when it suddenly 'freezes'. Unable to find the problem, a frustrated Tito is about to leave when Bali enters his dream. There, he finds himself in the racer video game. But the problem is that the car he's in won't start. Luckily a friendly mechanic shows Bali that one has to take ones time, go step by step to find what's wrong. Back in 'reality' Bali applies the same thinking with the game and discovers the problem. In no time, Bali and Tito are playing once more.

    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018
  • We Need to Stay Awake

    THEME: Problem solving; flexible thinking. Bali and dad set up their telescope on the roof top garden of their apartment building as they wait for the passing of a comet. But as they wait, both Bali and dad begin to fall asleep. Bali thinks of ways to stay awake but they only work momentarily. In his dream, Bali is the captain of a space ship. As he zips between planets trying to capture a runaway comet, he counts the number of stars and planets that pass by. In 'reality' Bali tells his dad they should count the night stars. It does the trick and they both see the brilliant comet pass overhead.

    Length: 00:27:15
    Usage rights: 9/1/2013 to 8/31/2018

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