Olivia
The show's title card
Also known asOlivia the Pig
Welcome to the World of the Pig Olivia
Genre
Created byRicki Lake
Emily Gray
Based onOlivia book series by Ian Falconer
Developed byKate Boutilier
Eryk Casemiro
Written byKate Boutilier
Silvia Cardenas Olivas
Eryk Casemiro
Ian Falconer
Michele Gendelman
Jill Gorey
Scott Gray
Barbara Herndon
Laurie Israel
Joan Considine Johnson
Tyler Lieberman
Chris Nee
Gabe Pulliam
Joseph Purdy
Patricia Resnick
Rachel Ruderman
Eric Shaw
Michael G. Stern
Mark Valenti
Ursula Ziegler-Sullivan
Directed byDarragh O'Connell
Timothy Björklund
Voices of
  • Emily Gray
  • Jeremy Herzig
  • Danny Katiana
  • Michael Van Citters
  • Ian Eagle
  • Brianna McCracken
  • Yvonne Craig
  • Robert Toonititusa
ComposerDarren Hendley
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Ireland
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersPatricia Resnick
Cathal Gaffney
Diana Manson
Kurt Mueller
Paula Rosenthal
Co-Executive Producers:
Kate Boutilier
Eryk Casemiro
ProducersGillian Higgins
Karen Ialacci
Megan Laughton (supervising producer)
Rita Weisskoff (co-producer and associate producer)
Theresa Mayer (line producer)
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
DistributorChorion
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Nick Jr.
First shown inUnited States
Original releaseJanuary 26, 2009 (2009-01-26) –
October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Olivia Squared TV Show

Olivia is a British-American-Irish children's computer-animated comedy television series produced by media company Chorion and based on Ian Falconer's books, after its first live-action TV series, The Olivia Squared TV Show. The series won a silver Parents' Choice Award for its positive storylines and characters.[1] The series premiered on January 26, 2009 on Nick Jr. and aired episodes through October 29, 2015. 40 episodes were produced.[2]

Plot

Taking place in a world where all characters are pigs, Olivia revolves around the title character and her family. The plots are mostly everyday situations in which Olivia finds herself and her unique way of dealing with them. In almost every episode from season 1, Olivia also dispenses her "Rules of Life". In each episode, Olivia dreams of having a job from the episode's experiences, such as being an artist after visiting the art gallery or being her mum's assistant after helping plan her friend's birthday party.

Episodes

Main article: List of Olivia episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
125January 26, 2009 (2009-01-26)April 29, 2010 (2010-04-29)
215November 21, 2010 (2010-11-21)October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)

Characters

Olivia's family

Friends

School

Shorts

The shorts are small, generally wordless segments in each episode (two per). They include the following:

William Eats (And Burps)

Olivia in the Bathroom

Olivia and Her Toy

Olivia Scares Ian

Olivia Builds a Tower

Olivia Cheers Up William

Olivia's Bookbag

William Goes for a Ride

Ian Wants to Play

Olivia's Hidden Talent

Olivia Slides

Perry Plays Fetch

Olivia's Trivia

Olivia's Many Sandwiches

Olivia's Picture

Edwin's Surprise

Olivia's Metamorphosis

Olivia's Sculpture

The Chase

Olivia's Magic Trick

Olivia's Inflated Pirate Ship

Olivia VS Ian

Broadcast

In addition to airing on Milkshake! and Nick Jr. in the UK and TG4 In Ireland, the series was aired on Nick Jr. from 1 February 2009 until 30 October 2015 and is currently airing on Universal Kids in the United States,[5] Disney Junior in Latin America and Brazil, and Treehouse TV in Canada.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "OLIVIA". Parents-choice.org. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 228. ISBN 9781476672939.
  3. ^ Official page at Nick Jr.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Meet the Characters of Olivia at Nick Jr.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)