Mia and Me
Mia and Me is a children's television series created by Gerhard Hahn. In the United States, it aired on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. channel 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. Before the 2016 German buyout, the show was a German‑Italian‑Canadian co-production.
|Mia and Me|
|Created by||Gerhard Hahn|
|Starring||Rosabell Laurenti Sellers|
|Voices of||Rosabell Laurenti Sellers|
|Composers||Gerd Kaeding (seasons 1–2)|
Simon Frontzek (season 3)
|Country of origin|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||78|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Production companies||Made 4 Entertainment (formerly Lucky Punch)|
Hahn Film AG
Rainbow S.p.A. (2012–2015 only)
Rai Fiction (2012–2015 only)
|Original network||KiKa, ZDF, Canal+, Rai 2, Rai Gulp, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|First shown in||France|
|Original release||6 August 2012 –|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Live action charactersEdit
- Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Mia (seasons 1–2)
- Margot Nuccetelli as Mia (season 3)
- Adrian Moore as Vincent (season 1)
- Saphia Stoney as Paula (season 1)
- Josephine Benini as Violetta di Nola (seasons 1–2)
- Ray Lovelock as Renzo (season 2)
- Luca Murphy as Mario (season 2)
- Gianna Paola Scaffidi as Franca (season 2)
- Anthony Souter as Silvio Frascati (season 2)
- Sara Ricci as Contessa di Nola (season 2)
- Fabio Corallini as Vittorio (season 2)
- Douglas Dean as the boss of the bank (season 2)
- Massimiliano Pazzaglia as Shop Owner (season 2)
- Rick Braco as The Judge Back (season 2)
- Lucia Luna Laurenti Sellers as Sara (season 3)
- Laura Ruocco as Luciana (season 3)
- Giuseppe Grandin as Mr Monti (season 3)
- Rocco Tommaso Cicarelli as Mr Balani (season 3)
|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|
|King Raynor||Rod Wilson||Rory O'shea||Paul Tylak|
|Queen Mayla||Linda Ballantyne||Jodi Krangle||Marty Sandler|
|Phuddle||Jonathan Wilson||Todd Shick||Brian Burgess|
|Gargona||Norma Dell'Agnese||Stephanie Barone||Manon Kahle|
|Lord Drakon||N/A||Martin Yap||Jonathan Fella|
|Simo||N/A||Pierre Mourant||Angus McGunther|
|Tessandra||N/A||Kelly Topaz||Laura Wilinson|
|Sara||N/A||N/A||Lucia Luna Laurenti Sellers|
Season 1 (2012)Edit
|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
|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|
|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
|2||The Dark Elf's Arrival|
|3||King and Queen Asleep|
|4||Pan King's Secret|
|7||Phuddle Moves Out|
|8||The Highest Bidder|
|9||Night Becomes Day|
|10||Circle of Life|
|13||Freeze and Snoot|
|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|
|26||The Last Stand|
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. Up until mid-2021, the show was available to stream on NickJr.com. 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. In 2017, the series aired on eToonz in South Africa.
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