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Fantasy series for kids from the company that made Teletubbies
Boohbah is a T.V. show for babies or toddlers. It follows 5 colorful characters with their own secret language as they teach children basic motor skills and common things like counting and identifying colors.
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 (Series Cast) (in credits order)

Directed by
Chris Bernard 
Vic Finch 
Annie Gibbs 
Nikky Smedley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Dapre  2003

Produced by
Nikky Smedley .... producer
Anne Wood .... executive producer
Anne Wood .... producer
Chris Wood .... associate producer
Christopher Wood .... producer
Original Music by
Andrew McCrorie-Shand 
Costume Design by
Vin Burnham 
Janice Rider 
Production Management
Ros Cook .... post-production manager
Sue James .... production director
Edwin Wyatt .... location production manager (2003)
Art Department
Steven Lenton .... concept artist (2003)
Sound Department
Sandy Buchanan .... dubbing mixer (2003)
Timothy Vine .... sound designer (as Tim Vine)
Special Effects by
Jim Sandys .... senior animatronic model designer (2003)
Visual Effects by
Anthony Brown .... visual effects (2003)
Pat Gavin .... title & 3D animator
Animation Department
Stephen Dorrance .... animator
Editorial Department
David Barry .... assembly editor
Jonathan Birkett .... on-line editor
Janna Bourvis .... off-line editor
Ben Perrott .... on-line editor
Lyndsay Shaxson .... off-line editor
Music Department
Anne Miller .... music publisher (2003)
Mike Sheppard .... music producer (2003)
Other crew
Gary Phillips .... production accountant
John Plush .... location designer: Children Around the World
Elizabeth Queenan .... head of production
Nikky Smedley .... choreographer

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
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Additional Details

20 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Problems during production in Spain included high winds, sand in the equipment, and temparatures up to 104 deg. F (40 deg. C.)See more »


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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Anne Wood & Ragdoll do it again, 29 February 2004
Author: Don McCullen from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Boohbah is the third series from the British children's TV production outfit Ragdoll to be imported to America. "Tots TV" and the ever famous "Teletubbies" were the first shows to imported to the States.

Boohbah is targeted towards the graduates of Teletubbies (ages 3-6), and focuses on movement along with leaning math, science, and problem solving. However the learning is for the most part is visual and numbers are not seen on the screen at all. The show breaks down into these segments.

Opening Titles: Shows different children around the world playing with the Boohball which travel constantly around the world responding to the call of Boohbah. The opening is different from show to show with different children.

Warm Up: Here we meet the Boohbah's (the show producers call them "atoms of light"), who come out of their "Pods" and like children are hyperactive. However when called by their names (Humbah, Zumbah, Zing Zing Zingbah, Jumbah, Jingbah), the Boohbah do a simple movement for children to follow. After awhile the Boohbah lose control again but "freeze" when their names are called.

Storyworld: To set up the segment. Children move a big wrapped present into the rainbow colored spiral. Once in place the children actually blow the present into Storyworld. As they blow the package dissolves and the shape of the present appears but not identified until the package appears in storyworld. The storypeople have names like Mr. Man, Mrs. Lady, Grandmamma appear. These people don't speak at all and are like game board pieces. The story themselves are basically puzzles in which the children help the storypeople solve a problem. The children can shout "Boohbah" to freeze the story, and blow additional gifts to the storypeople. They shout Boohbah to continue the story and a solution of some sort comes to pass.

Boohbah Dance: The Boohbah's come back to do a slightly complicated dance. The dance is inspired by the day's storyworld segment.

Look What I/We Can Do: A child or a group of children appears in an area of green and perform a simple dance on a transparent rainbow spiral. Three different dances are featured.

A few quick dances from the Boohbah's are seen before the show comes to close.

With the exception of the storyworld segment, their is very little narration in this show. The Boohbah's sole purpose is to make children happy unlike their distance cousins their is no individual personality in any of the Boohbah's. To help children learn from Boohbah the parents truly to need to watch this show with them.

Boohbah might scare certain parents away, but for those who enjoy movement might find it a decent show for kids.

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