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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]

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 December 1, 2019

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]

The series premiered on Family Channel in Canada on September 2, 2019[25] and Nickelodeon in France on October 21, 2019.[26]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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.
  25. Family Channel Canada to Premiere 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty' on Monday 2nd September 2019. NickALive! (2019-08-20). Retrieved on November 3, 2019.
  26. Nickelodeon France Premieres 'Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty'. NickALive! (2019-10-24). Retrieved on November 3, 2019.

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