Teletubbies (1997)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Entertainment, Children's Educational  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

Imported from England, this surreal, slow-paced preschoolers series is set in flowery Teletubbyland, home for four multi-colored live-action characters with television sets stuck in their tummies. Alphabetically and identified by color, the four are green Dipsy, yellow Laa-Laa, red Po, and purple Tinky Winky. They live together in a geodesic dome, skip about, eat toast and pink custard, say "eh-ho" (for "hello"), repeat actions often, and sometimes tune in their abdomens to watch TV images of real children. Taped in England by Ragdoll Prods. in association with the Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co., the weekday series premiered in the U.S. April 6, 1998 on PBS.




educational-television, learning-adventures, child-development, curiosity [inquisitiveness], imagination, play [recreation], listening-skills, self-confidence