3.7/10
6,540
73 user 6 critic

Teletubbies 

Trailer
2:33 | Trailer
In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

Creator:

Andrew Davenport
Reviews
Popularity
2,980 ( 13)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2001   2000   1999   1998   1997  
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jessica Smith ...  Sun Baby 365 episodes, 1997-2001
John Simmit ...  Dipsy 226 episodes, 1997-2001
Nikky Smedley ...  Laa-Laa 226 episodes, 1997-2001
Pui Fan Lee ...  Po 226 episodes, 1997-2001
Tim Whitnall Tim Whitnall ...  Narrator / ... 226 episodes, 1997-2001
Eric Sykes ...  Additional Voice / ... 226 episodes, 1997-2001
Toyah Willcox ...  Additional Voices 226 episodes, 1997-2001
Mark Heenehan ...  Tinky-Winky / ... 186 episodes, 1997-2001
Learn more

More Like This 

Teletubbies (TV Series 2015)
Family | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Reboot of the original 1997 show of the same name.

Stars: Rachelle Beinart, Jim Broadbent, Fearne Cotton
Barney & Friends (1992–2009)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Dean Wendt
Tweenies (1999–2003)
Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Four preschool-aged best friends have fun together in their playgroup and learn about the world around them through engaging songs, stories, crafts and more.

Stars: Colleen Daley, Justin Fletcher, Bob Golding
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Stars: Dave Thompson, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley
Bob the Builder (1998–2018)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Rackstraw, Kate Harbour, Lorelei King
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The Teletubbies continue there adventure in La La Land

Directors: Vic Finch, David G. Hillier, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dave Thompson, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley
Bananas in Pyjamas (1992–2001)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The many adventures of full-size bananas, B1 and B2. They live on Cuddles Avenue which is also home to three Teddies (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and a sneaky Rat-in-a-Hat.

Stars: Karina Kelly, Nicholas Opolski, Taylor Owyns
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Thigpen, Geoffrey Holder, Noel MacNeal
Postman Pat (1981–2013)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This classic children's series follows the adventures of everyone's favourite postman as he carries out his mail rounds in the village of Greendale.

Stars: Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Archie Panjabi
Dora the Explorer (2000–2019)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Along with her friend Monkey Boots, Dora goes on adventures.

Stars: Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon
Teletubbies Everywhere (TV Series 2002)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Pre-school fun, fantasy and education with characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

Stars: Mark Heenehan, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley

Photos

Edit

Storyline

In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing, running about, and watching real children on the televisions on their bellies. Mysterious pinwheels and telephones rise out of the meadow to loosely direct the day's activities. The Sun, featuring a baby's face, comments on the proceedings with baby noises, and it rises and sets to begin and end the show. Written by Carl J. Youngdahl <zomno@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When production finished, the BBC had commissioned a total of 367 episodes - enough for every day of the year. It was decided that, as the target audience changes so quickly, more episodes were not needed. See more »

Quotes

Additional Voices: I'm the bear, I'm the bear, with brown fuzzy hair. I'm hiding from the lion, but he doesn't know where!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The series closes out with the Teletubbies saying bye-bye and the sunshine with the baby sadly going down into sunset See more »

Connections

Referenced in Big Train: Episode #1.3 (1998) See more »

User Reviews

"Teletubbies Everywhere"
7 February 2004 | by donmccullen-1See all my reviews

When this show came on the scene in Britain in the mid 1990's critics were concerned about the show's target audience since its aimed for children two and under. Eventually PBS picked it up for the American audience and it's been with us ever since.

The show specializes in simple stories, poetry, visuals, dance, and the observation of children in the real world (via the pinwheel shaped windmill transmitting those pictures of children to the Teletubbies on their stomachs).

While the Teletubbies are the equalvent of a one year old (the way they speak is a classic example of it), they seem to have their favorite things. Tinky Winky has his red bag (some think he is Gay icon because of this but its up for debate), Dispy likes his black and white hat, Laa-Laa has her Orange ball that look like a balloon, and Poe has her blue scooter. They each have a special song is they go around their play area called Teletubby Land, but they all love spreading love to each other with their "Big Hugs."

The show also makes use of repetition frequently. Usually when the Teletubbies beg to see, hear, or act something out again, whatever it is. This gives the children to soak something in better the second time it's played out. In the recent shows produced the show begins with a segment called "Teletubbies Everywhere" were the use of a video wall is used and video tricks are used such as duplicated Laa Laa's or whatever.

The Voice Trumpets (which look like Periscopes or upside Golf clubs) seem the govern the Teletubbies. They tell its time for the show, and when to say goodbye. They also sing simple song, and tell simple poems. They can pop up anywhere in Teletubby Land even inside the house they live in.

Teletubbies has proven to be a hit worldwide, and regardless whether or not this should ever gone on the air in the first place or if children's TV is being dumbed down. It could be worse, their is that six foot purple thing. Makes you think twice about bashing the Teletubbies.


13 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 73 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

BBC Education

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

3 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Télétubbies See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed