Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi logo.png
Also known asUmizoomi
GenreChildren's
Animated
Preschool
Musical
Adventure
Comedy
Educational
Created by
  • Soo Kim
  • Michael T. Smith
  • Jennifer Twomey
Developed byTeri Weiss
Directed byMatt Sheridan
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Mary Wood
  • Scott Hollingsworth
  • P.T. Walkley
Opening theme"Team Umizoomi Theme"
Ending theme"Team Umizoomi Theme" (instrumental)
Composers
  • Frisbee N.Y.C
  • Mary Wood
  • Scott Hollingsworth
  • P.T. Walkley
  • Sachar Mathias
  • WalkWorth
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes80 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerJennifer Twomey
Producers
  • Soo Kim (S1-2)
  • Michael T. Smith (S1)
  • Supervising Producer:
  • Marcy Pritchard
Running time24 minutes
45 minutes (special episodes in Seasons 2-4)
Production companies
DistributorMTV Networks[1]
Release
Original network
Picture formatNTSC
Audio formatSurround
Original releaseJanuary 25, 2010 (2010-01-25) –
April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)

Team Umizoomi is an American live-action and computer-animated musical children's television series with an emphasis on mathematical concepts, such as counting, sequences, shapes, patterns, measurements, and equalities. Neither imperial nor metric units are used in the show, meaning it can be shown in any location, regardless of which system is used locally.[2]

In the United States, Team Umizoomi debuted on Nickelodeon on January 25, 2010.[3] On February 20, 2014, it was confirmed that the series would not be renewed for a fifth season, and the live-action roles are not credited.[4] However, reruns continue to air on the Nick Jr. channel and block.

A video game based on the series was released for the Nintendo DS on November 1, 2011.

Overview

Using the live actors and props with animated characters, vehicles and environments, the series follows the adventures of the titular Team Umizoomi, a trio of tiny superheroes who use mathematics to solve whatever problems occur in and around their home of Umi City.

Characters

Main

Recurring

Episodes

Main article: List of Team Umizoomi episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 19 January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25) October 20, 2010 (2010-10-20)
2 20 October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18) October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
3 19 October 13, 2011 (2011-10-13) December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06)
4 20 February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04) April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)


Toys and merchandising

Fisher-Price released the first official "Team Umizoomi" toys in early 2012 and were made until 2015. The first products available included plush dolls, bath toys, and figurines featuring characters and vehicles from the show.[6]

Preschool Math Kits

The first products released included a series of math kits designed to build preschool math skills. Each of the three kits included an episode of the show on DVD, a storybook, math activity book and math mission cards.[7]

  1. Sorting, Classification & Reasoning Pre-K Math Kit (Playground Heroes) (ISBN 1612630871)
  2. Shapes, Measurement & Positioning Pre-K Math Kit (Aquarium Fix-It) (ISBN 1612630855)
  3. Numbers, Counting & Patterns Pre-K Math Kit (Carnival) (ISBN 1612630863

Books

Little Golden Books

  1. Find the Dinosaurs! (ISBN 0307929957)
  2. Purple Monkey Rescue! (ISBN 0307975894)

Step Into Reading Books

  1. Outer-Space Chase (ISBN 044981890X)
  2. Top Cops (ISBN 0385374941)
  3. Dog Days (ISBN 044981436X)
  4. Super Soap (ISBN 0449813878)

Pictureback Books

  1. UmiCar's Big Race (ISBN 044981386X)
  2. Santa's Little Helpers (Glow-in-the-Dark) (ISBN 0449818810)
  3. Legend of the Blue Mermaid (ISBN 044981758X)
  4. Save the Kitten!/Buster's Big Day (Deluxe Pictureback) (ISBN 0385375204)
  5. Happy Love Day! (ISBN 0385375190)

Board Books

  1. Follow that Egg! (ISBN 0385375182)
  2. Count with Us! (ISBN 0449818772)
  3. First Look and Find (ISBN 1450854265)

Coloring and Activity Books

  1. Kite Riders! Coloring Book (ISBN 037586119X)
  2. Painting Power! Painting Activity Book (ISBN 0375861610)
  3. The Big Boat Race! Hologramatic Sticker Book (ISBN 0375862153)
  4. Mighty Adventures Coloring Book with stickers (ISBN 0307930858)
  5. Join the Team! Big Coloring Book (ISBN 0307931382)
  6. Christmas Countdown Painting Activity Book (ISBN 0449818535)
  7. Zoom to the Rescue! Painting Activity Book (ISBN 0307981983)
  8. Umi Egg Hunt Activity Book with stickers (ISBN 0307982114)

DVD releases

Paramount Home Media Distribution is the DVD distributor for the series.

Main releases

Name Release Date Number of Episodes Episode Titles
Team Umizoomi June 28, 2011 4
  • "The Rolling Toy Parade"
  • "Kite Festival"
  • "The Legend of the Blue Mermaid"
  • "The Wild West Toy Train Show"
Journey to Numberland September 6, 2011 3
  • "The King of Numbers!"
  • "Picnic"
  • "The Dinosaur Museum Mishap"
UmiGames June 2, 2012 4
  • "The Umi Games"
  • "Boardwalk Games"
  • "Crazy Skates"
  • "Carnival"
Animal Heroes May 14, 2013 4
  • "Purple Monkey Mission"
  • "Buster the Lost Dog"
  • "Cuckoo Bears"
  • "Animal School House!"
Meet Shark Car! May 19, 2015 4
  • "Shark Car"
  • "Umi Toy Store"
  • "Stompasaurus"
  • "Lost and Found Toys"
Umi Space Heroes June 2, 2015 1
  • "Umi Space Heroes"

Episodes on Nick Jr. compilation DVDs

Name Release Date Number of Episodes Episode Titles
Nickelodeon: Merry Christmas! October 4, 2011 1
  • "Santa's Little Fixers"
Nickelodeon: Dance to the Music February 28, 2012 1
  • "The Butterfly Dance Show"
Nickelodeon: Let's Learn ABCs January 15, 2013 1
  • "To the Library"
Nickelodeon: Let's Learn 123s January 15, 2013 2
  • "Counting Comet"
  • "Super Soap!"
Nickelodeon: Rootin' Tootin' Wild West January 29, 2013 (Walmart)
August 6, 2013 (retail)
1
  • "Shooting Star"
Nickelodeon: Once Upon a Rhyme April 30, 2013 1
  • "The Umi City Treasure Hunt"
Nickelodeon: Let's Learn Colors July 23, 2013 1
  • "Kite Festival"
Bubble Guppies/Team Umizoomi: Into the Snow We Go! October 15, 2013 2
  • "A Sledding Snow Day"
  • "City of Lost Penguins"
Nickelodeon: Let's Learn Patterns and Shapes August 5, 2014 (Walmart)
September 9, 2014 (Retail)
1
  • "Team Umizoomi vs. the Shape Bandit"
Nickelodeon: Springtime Adventures! February 26, 2015 1
  • "Umi Egg Hunt"
Nickelodeon: Let's Learn S.T.E.M. April 28, 2015 1
  • "Let's Play Math Dragons"
Nickelodeon: Let's Learn Kindness July 21, 2015 1
  • "Stolen Lunches"
Nickelodeon: Celebrate Fall! August 18, 2015 1
  • "The Ghost Family Costume Party"
Nickelodeon: Puppy Palooza! August 25, 2015 1
  • "Buster the Lost Dog"
Nickelodeon: Let's Learn S.T.E.M. Vol. 2 May 3, 2016 2
  • "Job Well Done"
  • "Race to the Top of Shape Mountain"

Video games

Name Release Date Publisher Notes
Team Umizoomi November 1, 2011 2K Play [8][9]
Team Umizoomi & Dora's Fantastic Flight November 6, 2012 2K Play [10][11]
Team Umizoomi Learning Game: Umi City Heroes 2014 Leapfrog [12][13]

References

  1. ^ Leffler, Rebecca (October 4, 2010). "MTVNI touting 5,000 hours of programming". International. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  2. ^ Team Umizoomi Curriculum from NickJr, accessed 30 December 2011
  3. ^ 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. 272. ISBN 9781476672939.
  4. ^ "PotatoSketchBlog — My staff hoodie came in the mail today!! Now I'm". ashleyfontones.tumblr.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Watch TV Online, Stream Episodes and Movies | Xfinity Stream".
  6. ^ Nickelodeon Debuts Its Strongest Entertainment Portfolio Ever from marketwatch.com, accessed 12 April 2012
  7. ^ "For Team Umizoomi Fans: Math Kit for Preschoolers". www.mommieswithstyle.com. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  8. ^ https://ir.take2games.com/news-releases/news-release-details/2k-plays-nickelodeon-dance-moves-and-grooves-spotlight-new-video?field_nir_news_date_value[min]=
  9. ^ "Team Umizoomi - Nintendo DS : Nintendo DS: Video Games". Amazon. Retrieved 2022-08-05.
  10. ^ https://ir.take2games.com/news-releases/news-release-details/2k-play-and-nickelodeons-holiday-video-game-lineup-features?field_nir_news_date_value[min]=
  11. ^ "Nickelodeon Team Umizoomi & Dora's Fantastic Flight - Nintendo DS : Video Games". Amazon. Retrieved 2022-08-05.
  12. ^ https://get4school.com/product/leapfrog-team-umizoomi-learning-game-umi-city-heroes-for-leappad-tablets-and-leapstergs/[min]=
  13. ^ Merchant Video. "LeapFrog Team Umizoomi Learning Game: Umi City Heroes (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS) : Toys & Games". Amazon. Retrieved 2022-08-05.