Bali, a resolutely modern preschooler, lives a resolutely modern life in the big city. With a most un-stereotypical family, Bali faces the world inquisitively, sometimes shyly, never recklessly, and always enthusiastically. Both of Bali's parents work, and Bali's dad takes a very active role in handling the family's daily grind. The triumphs and concerns of Bali deal with many of today's social issues for children: nannies, divorce and little everyday traumas such as going back to school and first sleepovers. Targeted to pre-schoolers, the animated series BALI features a painterly graphic style with bold colors, along with a strong musical score and original songs designed to encourage movement. Each half-hour episode focuses on a theme, including helping those in need, dealing with new experiences, asking for help, facing a challenge and following instructions.

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Nanou to the Rescue

THEME: Asking for help. Nanou takes Bali, Tito and Lea to the park. While kicking around a soccer ball, it gets stuck in a big tree. A tree Nanou had asked the boys not to play near. Bali goes to get help, but Tito says he can get it himself. Unfortunately, Tito becomes stuck on a tree branch. In the dream, Bali is flying an airplane through the skies, but cannot reach Tito who is stuck on the top of a towering tree. So he asks for help from Nanou. In 'reality' despite Tito's protests, Bali now knows what to do and returns with Nanou who saves the day.

  • 2017-08-26T00:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

I'm Not Scared

THEME: Fear of the dark; anxiety reduction. It's bedtime, but Bali is having trouble sleeping as the evening is filled with odd sounds and lights. All this makes Bali a little scared. As he puts his bed covers over his head he enters his dream. Looking about, he discovers a 'monster' in his room. Frightened at first, Bali befriends the monster and discovers the fun and beauty of nighttime and that there's really nothing to fear. Back in 'reality', Bali enjoys the evening sounds and lights, as he falls asleep.

  • 2017-08-26T01:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2017-08-27T00:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Need to Keep Going

THEME: Facing a challenge; perseverance; making difficult tasks enjoyable. Bali and dad have to deliver party invitations to all the tenants in their apartment building. To make things more playful, Bali and dad dress up like mountain climbers and pretend that the stairs are in fact a steep mountain. As they become tired, Bali enters his dream where he encounters the legendary Yeti climbing the same mountainside. The Yeti tells Bali the trick to climbing, is to sing a song and before they know it, they've made it to the top.

  • 2017-08-27T01:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD