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Numberblocks
Numberblocks logo.jpg
"You can count on us, we're the Numberblocks!"
Genre: Education
Comedy
Surrealism
Running Time: 5 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Release Date: 23 January 2017-present
Network(s): CBeebies
Distributed by: Blue-Zoo
Starring: Elizabeth "Beth" Chalmers
Sharon D. Clarke
Teresa Gallagher
Rasmus Hardiker
David Holt
Marcellus "Marcel" McCalla
Emma Tate
Seasons: 8
Episodes: 120

Numberblocks is a British children's CGI-animated TV series. It debuted on CBeebies on 23 January 2017. It is produced by Blue-Zoo Productions and Alphablocks, the studios that also produced Alphablocks. The show teaches children numeracy including simple arithmetic.

In 2017, the show was nominated for a BAFTA award in the "Learning" category.

Why It Can Be Counted On

  1. It is very educational, as it teaches kids math and basic arithmetic lessons.
  2. Most of the Numberblocks in the show are likeable.
  3. The character designs are cute, especially One's.
  4. Impressive and amazing 3D animation for its time, especially from Season 3 onwards.
  5. Very colorful and beautiful visuals.
  6. The show is funny, bright, and fun to watch.
  7. Hilarious jokes, especially coming from Three's juggling acts.
  8. The songs used in the series are catchy and helpful for developing children, like "Figure It Out", "Numberblocks Express" and "What's the Difference".
  9. The Season 6 finale More to Explore and the Season 8 finale "100 Ways to Leave the Planet" actually felt like one, unlike most educational cartoons.
  10. Pays homage to real-life media, such as Indiana Jones and Star Wars.
  11. Great and wonderful voice acting.
  12. The theme song is awesome and catchy.
  13. Several memorable lines, such as:
    1. "Octoblock, pose! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8! CHEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!"
    2. "Like 97,104!"
    3. "My super-speedy, two four six eight NUUUH-- Impossible to count number of rays and away!"
  14. It would also inspire people to make their own Numberblock OCs, Numberblock fan shows (like NumberFanagram) and Numberblock humans, that is a similar way to how Battle for Dream Island inspires people to make their own object shows and object OCs.

Bad Qualities

  1. The earlier episodes have a lot of visual errors.
  2. It may be trying way too hard to be hip and cool, such as in "Thirteen" where Thirteen says "Owo!"
    • To add more salt on the wound, the aforementioned "Owo!" line mentioned by Thirteen might possibly be furry pandering.
  3. Some of the characters look too uncanny for a preschool show, especially Zero.
  4. The beginning was mediocre because of only one Numberblock.
  5. Three and Eighteen can be unlikable at times.
  6. Despite it being a niche audience show, there's some innuendos that are not appropriate for children:
    1. In "Blockzilla", when Three says "It wants to munch us, crunch us, and gobble us up!", it is a metaphor for vore.
    2. In "Land of the Giants", Forty looks like a middle finger when forming from Thirty and Ten.
    3. In "Thirteen", after Thirteen sings the lyrics "Jump through a hoop", you might think that he will intentionally say "And step in the poop", but he actually said "And step in the puddle".
    4. During some episodes with several parts containing three Sixes in a row, their Numberlings make the devil's number (666).
  7. Some of them, such as Thirty-Three and Thirty-Four, have yet to be figured out. Thankfully, people have been making up concepts for their designs.
  8. While the CGI animation is great, there are times where it can look lazy and weird in the earlier episodes, like this scene in "How to Count" for example.

Trivia

  • The concept started in 2016, featuring only One and Two. The designs were changed in order not to give children potential nightmares.
  • With the exception of One, all characters that are square numbers have square-shaped eyes.

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