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 produce 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 Rocks
- It's very educational, as it teaches kids math.
- Most of the characters are likeable.
- The character designs are cute, especially One's.
- Impressive and amazing 3D animation for its time.
- Colorful visuals.
- The show is funny, bright, and fun to watch.
- Hilarious jokes, especially coming from Three's juggling acts.
- The songs used in the series are catchy and helpful for developing children.
- The series finale (More to Explore) actually felt like one, unlike most cartoons.
- Pays homage to real-life media, such as Indiana Jones and Star Wars.
- Great voice acting.
- The theme song is awesome.
- "Octoblock, pose! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8! CHEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!"
- 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.
- It may be trying way too hard to be hip and cool, such as in "Thirteen" where Thirteen says "Owo!"
- Some of the characters look too uncanny for a preschool show. Especially Zero.
- The beginning wasn't very good because of only one Numberblock.
- Three can be unlikable at times.
- Twenty-Two made his only appearance in "Twenty-One and On", which means that he is a forgotten character with only 1 sentence.
- Some innuendos:
- In "Blockzilla", when Three says "It wants to munch us, crunch us, and gobble us up!", it is a metaphor for vore.
- In "Land of the Giants", Forty looks weird when forming from Thirty and Ten.
- In "Eighteen", during the part with 3 Sixes, their Numberlings make the devil's number.
- The concept started in 2016, featuring only One and Two.