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Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty (renamed RBUK, pronounced "are buck") is an American animated children's TV series created by Rich Magallanes.[2] It is produced by Emily watts and Funrise.[1]

Plot

Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty revolves around the adventures of Felicity, a sassy, magical cat that is part rainbow, part butterfly, and part unicorn. Along with her best friend Miguel the Chihuahua, Athena the book-smart owl, and Yana the Yeti, the team explore female empowerment and non-conformity as Felicity's magical abilities allow her to transform with the powers of her rainbow, butterfly, and unicorn features.[1]

The show includes adventure, heart and physical gags, and is meant to be a celebration of individuaity and self-confidence. According to Fred Soulié, Saban Brands EVP of global distribution and consumer products, the series will reflect the personalities of each other, as well as different versions of Felicity.[1]

Cast and characters

Main article: Characters

Main

Production

Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty is produced by Funrise under their entertainment division and was developed jointly with Saban Brands, before its closure. The series is targeted for a 6-11 year-old demographic. Bardel Entertainment, which is located in Vancouver, Canada, is animating the series. The series also features photo-real elements.

Soulié expects the series to perform equally well with boys and girls through the balance achieved between Felicity and Miguel.[1]

Episodes

Main article: Episodes
Season Episodes Us Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
  1 26 January 27, 2019
TBA

Broadcast

Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on January 27, 2019, with additional episodes airing on Nickelodeon's sister station, Nicktoons.[6] The first episode was released on the Nick app and the Nick On Demand service on January 18, 2019.[7] The show is rated TV-Y7.

The series premiered on Nickelodeon in Latin America on May 4, 2019.[8] The series was also debut on Nickelodeon in Brazil the same day.[9]

The series premiered on Nickelodeon in Russia on May 5, 2019 and Nickelodeon Scandinavia in Norway, Sweden and Denmark on May 6, 2019.[10][11]

The series premiered on Nickelodeon in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on May 13, 2019.[12] The first epsiode was released on Nick.de on May 3, 2019.[13][14]

The series premiered on Nicktoons in the United Kingdom and Ireland on June 3, 2019.[15] The series was also debut on Nickelodeon Iberia in Spain and Portugal the same day.[16]

The series premiered on Nickelodeon in Poland on June 10, 2019 and Nickelodeon in Greece on June 15, 2019.[17][18]

The series premiered on Nickelodeon in Netherlands on June 17, 2019[19] and Nicktoons in South Africa on June 24, 2019.[20]

The series premiered on Nickelodeon in Australia and New Zealand on July 15, 2019.[21] The series was also debut on Nicktoons in Middle East[22] and Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary the same day.[23][24]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Foster, Elizabeth. "Coloring outside the lines", Kidscreen, 2017-10-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Milligan, Mercedes. "Rich Magallanes to Head New Funrise Entertainment Division", Animation Magazine, 2018-12-06.
  3. Untitled. Allegra Clark's official Twitter (2019-01-15).
  4. Untitled. Katie Leigh's official Instagram (2019-01-16).
  5. Untitled. Laila Berzins's official Instagram (2019-01-15).
  6. "Nicktoons USA to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Monday, January 28, 2019", NickALive!, January 11, 2019. Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  7. "Nickelodeon's Brand-New Purr-fectly Magical Animated Series, "Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty," Premieres Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 A.M. (ET/PT)", The Futon Critic, 2019-01-17.
  8. Nickelodeon Latin America to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Saturday 4th May 2019. NickALive! (2019-04-24). Retrieved on May 19, 2019.
  9. Nickelodeon Brazil to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Saturday 4th May 2019. NickALive! (2019-05-04). Retrieved on May 19, 2019.
  10. Nickelodeon Russia to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Sunday 5th May 2019. NickALive! (2019-04-25). Retrieved on May 19, 2019.
  11. Nickelodeon Scandinavia Premieres 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty'. NickALive! (2019-05-09). Retrieved on May 19, 2019.
  12. Nickelodeon Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Monday 13th May 2019. NickALive! (2019-04-05). Retrieved on May 19, 2019.
  13. Regenbogen Schmetterling Einhorn Kitty - Staffel 1, Folge 1a. fernsehserien.de. Retrieved on May 19, 2019.
  14. Regenbogen Schmetterling Einhorn Kitty - Staffel 1, Folge 1b. fernsehserien.de. Retrieved on May 19, 2019.
  15. Nicktoons UK to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Monday 3rd June 2019; Launches Official 'RBUK' Show Website. NickALive! (2019-06-03). Retrieved on June 10, 2019.
  16. Nickelodeon Iberia to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Monday 3rd June 2019. NickALive! (2019-06-03). Retrieved on June 10, 2019.
  17. Tęczowy Motylokotorożec. dubbingpedia.pl. Retrieved on June 19, 2019.
  18. Nickelodeon Greece to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Saturday 15th June 2019. NickALive! (2019-06-01). Retrieved on June 19, 2019.
  19. nickelodeonnederland. Instagram. Retrieved on July 25, 2019.
  20. Nicktoons Africa to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Monday 24th June 2019. NickALive! (2019-05-25). Retrieved on July 25, 2019.
  21. Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Monday 15th July 2019. NickALive! (2019-07-14). Retrieved on July 25, 2019.
  22. https://youtu.be/OVhpdqO6v6A
  23. Nicktoons Central and Eastern Europe to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Monday 15th July 2019. NickALive! (2019-06-23). Retrieved on July 25, 2019.
  24. A Nicktoons júliusi újdonságai. Gyerek Vilag (2019-06-09). Retrieved on July 25, 2019.

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