Mia and Me

Mia and Me is a children's television series created by Gerhard Hahn.[7] In the United States, it aired on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. channel[8] from May 3, 2014, to December 25, 2016. The show mixes live action with computer animation. Mia and Me is entirely owned by the German company Made 4 Entertainment as of 2016.[3] Before the 2016 German buyout, the show was a German‑Italian‑Canadian co-production.

Mia and Me
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GenreFantasy[1]
Adventure[1]
Created byGerhard Hahn [de]
StarringRosabell Laurenti Sellers
Adrian Moore
Saphia Stoney
Josephine Benini
Voices ofRosabell Laurenti Sellers
Andrew Craig
Tajja Isen
Rod Wilson
Linda Ballantyne
Jonathan Wilson
Elizabeth Hanna
Norma Dell'Agnese
ComposersGerd Kaeding (seasons 1–2)[2]
Simon Frontzek (season 3)[2]
Country of origin
  • Germany
  • Italy (2012–2015)
  • Canada (2012–2015)
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes78[2]
Production
Running time23 minutes
Production companiesMade 4 Entertainment[3] (formerly Lucky Punch)[4]
Hahn Film AG[3]
ZDF
March Entertainment
Rainbow S.p.A. (2012–2015 only)
Rai Fiction (2012–2015 only)
Release
Original networkKiKa, ZDF, Canal+, Rai 2, Rai Gulp, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
First shown inFrance
Original release6 August 2012 (2012-08-06)[5][6] –
present
External links
Website

As of 2020, a feature film titled Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia is being produced by Made 4 Entertainment, Hahn & m4e Productions, and Flying Bark Productions.[9]

PremiseEdit

 
Mia's elf form (left) and her human form, holding her book.

After the death of her parents, a 12-year-old girl named Mia is gifted a game that her father had made in life, taking the form of a large book called The Legend of Centopia. Inside is magical runic writing and a password, which when read backwards, allows Mia to travel to the magical world of Centopia. The land is filled with mythological creatures, including winged elves, pans (goat-like creatures), unicorns, and dragons. While in Centopia, Mia changes into a winged elven girl with the unique ability to talk to unicorns. She meets and befriends a cast of magical characters: a unicorn named Lyria (and later, Lyria's winged son Onchao); Yuko, a girl warrior who is a little jealous of how much attention Mia receives from Prince Mo; and Phuddle, a comedic pan.

Season OneEdit

With the help of oracles from the magic book, Mia and her friends must find the pieces of the trumptus, a magic horn made by Phuddle. It has been captured, broken apart and, in twenty pieces, scattered by the munculus as it is the only thing that can destroy evil beings. Mia also works to stop the evil Queen Panthea, General Gargona, and her munculus army from capturing the unicorns. Panthea, concerned about her aging appearance to the point where she always wears a mask, needs the unicorns' horns for their rejuvenating powers. Every time a unicorn horn is destroyed, more of the island of Centopia dies. The only cure to this destruction is the powerful "golden unicorn" named Onchao, who can easily make the desert bloom again and restore horns of other unicorns. After Mia and her friends succeed in defeating their adversaries with a trumptus blast, only Gargona survives. They have reached the final pages of the book and Mia returns to her world, where it is nearing the end of the school year. Mia plans to revisit Centopia in a few months, after the summer break.

Season TwoEdit

In the second season, Mia spends her summer holiday at her grandpa's farm. There, she meets a worker named Mario, who soon learns about her ability to travel to Centopia. In Centopia, a hunter named Rixel sets his sights on catching Onchao. Later in the season, the bully Violetta discovers Mia's secret after finding a slice of her magical bracelet. Violetta travels to Centopia and takes on the identity of an elf named Varia. As Varia, Violetta becomes one of Mia's allies and begins to be shown in a more sympathetic light, as her connections with her father are disrupted by her mother.

Season ThreeEdit

In Centopia, Gargona is joined by a bug-like villain named Dax as they try to catch a unicorn horn to bring their master (Drakon) back. In the real world, a blind girl named Sara finds Mia's bracelet and travels to Centopia. She is so relieved that she can see in this world, and she even has the power to see the invisible spy bugs who follow Dax. In the season finale, Dax and Gargona succeed in taking Onchao's horn. Mia and her friends arrive at the castle where Gargona and Dax are talking to Drakon about their prize. Yuko and Mo foil the villains' plot by breaking the horn into pieces. Kyara, Onchao's new sister, heals Onchao's horn. Dax leaves Centopia and Gargona stays on the island. Back in the real world, Sara makes the decision to go back to her old school instead of a new school in Milano.

CastEdit

Live action charactersEdit

Animated charactersEdit

Character Voice Actor
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Mia Rosabell Laurenti Sellers Margot Nuccetelli
Mo Andrew Craig Evan Stern Timo Kinzel
Yuko Tajja Isen Ana Sani Nicole Hise
Varia N/A Alanna Levierge N/A
King Raynor Rod Wilson Rory O'shea Paul Tylak
Queen Mayla Linda Ballantyne Jodi Krangle Marty Sandler
Phuddle Jonathan Wilson Todd Shick Brian Burgess
Panthea Elizabeth Hanna N/A N/A
Gargona Norma Dell'Agnese Stephanie Barone Manon Kahle
Rixel N/A David Pender-Crichton N/A
Lord Drakon N/A Martin Yap Jonathan Fella
Xolana N/A Pina Crispo
Shiva N/A Valerie Borghesi
Lasita N/A Rochelle Bulmer
Simo N/A Pierre Mourant Angus McGunther
Tessandra N/A Kelly Topaz Laura Wilinson
Sara N/A N/A Lucia Luna Laurenti Sellers
Dax N/A N/A Jeff Burrell

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2012)Edit

# Title Summary
1 Talking to Unicorns Mia makes friends with Centopia's royalty and discovers that she is able to talk to unicorns.
2 Centopia's Hope Mia makes a discovery about Phuddle's dissonant, Trumptus; the elves have a new reason to be hopeful.
3 Restoration Mia tries to help Phuddle put the Trumptus back together.
4 Trumptus Lost Mia is lost in the Valley of Vapors; the Trumptus is left behind for Panthea to fulfill the prophecy.
5 The Golden Son Mia heads to Centopia and finds Lyria in need; a golden-horned unicorn is born.
6 Onchao's Oasis Lyria is taken captive by Gargona and her Munculus army; Mia vows to protect Onchao.
7 Hope in Pieces With Lyria gone, Mia is desperate to cheer up Onchao.
8 Ziggo's Day Off Mia and the elves find a piece of the Trumptus in a hanging flower garden; Gargona steals the piece of the Trumptus.
9 The Elves and the Dragon Onchao makes friends with a newly-hatched dragon; Mia and the elves attempt a daring rescue.
10 The Blossom Tree The elves enlist the help of the powerful Earth Unicorn to protect the unicorns when they visit the Blossom Tree for their annual feast.
11 All That Glitters Mia deals with several dilemmas while in Centopia.
12 Phuddle's Foibles Phuddle tags along on an excursion to the Lofty Caves.
13 The Fire Unicorn Mia is forced to intrude on Onchao's ceremony when Yuko and Mo are captured by Muncs.
14 The Wizened Woods Mia and the elves search for a piece of the Trumptus in the forest.
15 Miss Know-It-All A Tell-All creature leads Mia and the elves into a treacherous trap.
16 The Unicorn Trap Panthea plans to capture Onchao.
17 All Dressed Up Mia and Yuko compete for the crown at the Blushflower Princess Ball.
18 King for a Day Mo is left in charge of Centopia while the king and queen have the flu; Mo must find a way to help Mia and Yuko.
19 The Panned Piper Mia must find a solution when Phuddle creates a new instrument that mesmerizes its listeners.
20 Cave of Truth After suffering a blow to the head, Mia gets amnesia. To restore her memory, her friends must take her to the Cave of Truth, where people can only speak the truth... but they may not like some of what they hear...
21 Against the Wind Mia is caught in a strong wind and blown far away from her friends; Mia must find a way to survive while lost in the remote badlands with a broken wing.
22 Under the Moon Yuko wants to spend time with Mo and is frustrated by Mia's constant interruptions; Yuko and Mo are trapped by a landslide.
23 Choosing Sides Mia and the elves are sent on an expedition to the watery domain of Polytheus.
24 Tears of Joy A severe drought afflicts Centopia citizens; Mia and her friends redouble their efforts to rebuild the Trumptus.
25 Panthea's Proposal Panthea leads her army to the dried-up Waterdome; Mia seizes an opportunity to search Panthea's vacant palace for the last Trumptus piece.
26 End of an Age Mia, Vincent and Paula see ominous images in the book; Yuko and Mo are captured by the Munculus; Mia must find a way to save Centopia.

Season 2 (2015)Edit

# Title Synopsis
1 The Mysterious Visitor While visiting her grandfather's farm, Mia returns to Centopia as the mysterious Rixel arrives with his circus boat.
2 Behind the Curtain Mia and Yuko go to the back of Rixel's circus to find out what's going on. Back on the farm, Mia is surprised to see a familiar face.
3 The Animal Guardians Mia and her grandfather get into trouble over a bad neighbor, while in Centopia, Rixel devises a plan to catch his animals again.
4 Dragons in Danger With her grandfather's farm in jeopardy, Mia picks up something to make money. In Centopia, Mia and her friends are fighting to save the dragons from Rixel.
5 The Ghost of Blackwood Forest Mia and her friends rush to a haunted forest to pick peppers and help Centopia. Violeta wants to take Mario away from the farm.
6 The Spell of the Green Fluids Mario's grandmother's visit brings ups and downs to the farm. Rixel is preparing to use a new weapon to crush the elves and catch Onchao.
7 Beyond the Wall of Vines
8 A Father's Feather
9 Speaking with Stones
10 Dancing with Stars
11 The Unwanted Roommate
12 That's What Friends are For
13 Return to Panthea's Castle
14 The Whistling Bolobo
15 My Name is Varia
16 Crossing the Rainbow Bridge
17 Taking Sides
18 A Shower of Pollen
19 The Fiery Flower
20 Journey to the North
21 The Unicorn King
22 The Rainbow Spring
23 Hide and Seek
24 A Sticky Situation
25 The Strongest Team
26 Breaking the Spell

Season 3 (2017–2018)Edit

# Title[10]
1 Kyara's Birth
2 The Dark Elf's Arrival
3 King and Queen Asleep
4 Pan King's Secret
5 Sister Wracked
6 Unicorn Kindergarten
7 Phuddle Moves Out
8 The Highest Bidder
9 Night Becomes Day
10 Circle of Life
11 Glowing Arrows
12 Finding Simo
13 Freeze and Snoot
14 Monster Alarm
15 Moonstruck
16 Unicorn of Hearts
17 The Giant Butterfly
18 Bluebardo in Trouble
19 The Shyest Unicorn
20 Return to Rainbow Island
21 Ziggo Moves Out
22 Return to Crystal Cave
23 Heist on Dark Castle
24 Seeing in the Dark
25 Big Sleep
26 The Last Stand

BroadcastEdit

Since the first few seasons were distributed by Rainbow, a studio co-owned by Viacom, Mia and Me is broadcast on Viacom's Nickelodeon channels in many territories. Nick Jr. in the United States premiered the series beginning on May 3, 2014 and ending on December 25, 2016.[11] Up until mid-2021, the show was available to stream on NickJr.com.[12] In the United Kingdom, the series aired on Nickelodeon (UK and Ireland) in January 2014. Nickelodeon began airing the series in the Philippines on July 1, 2013. The series aired in Singapore on MediaCorp Okto, in Indonesia on RCTI and in Australia on 10 Peach (formally Eleven). The series is available through Netflix in many countries, since September 2014.[13] In 2017, the series aired on eToonz in South Africa.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (6 November 2017). "AFM: Studio 100 Introduces 'Mia and Me – The Movie'". Animation Magazine.
  2. ^ a b c "Mia and me (TV Series 2011– )".
  3. ^ a b c "m4e takes over 100% of Mia and me". Made 4 Entertainment. 17 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Third season of Mia and me in the works".
  5. ^ "'Mia and me' Brings Big Ratings in Germany". Animation World Network. Premiering on Monday, August 6, 2012, at 7:00 pm
  6. ^ "M4e: Mia & Me" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-03.
  7. ^ "Live/CG Series 'Mia and Me' Animation News". June 13, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  8. ^ "Mia and Me headed to Nick Jr". Cynopsis Media. April 30, 2014.
  9. ^ Thomas J. McLean (November 1, 2017). "Studio 100 Film Brings 'Mia and Me' Movie to AFM". Animation World Network.
  10. ^ itunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/tv-season/mia-and-me-season-3/id1270809988
  11. ^ "Mia and Me gets US deal, more global broadcasters". March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20201205133619/http://www.nickjr.com/mia-and-me/
  13. ^ "Mia and Me on Netflix". flixlist.co. Retrieved February 10, 2017.

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