Watch Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies

The television series Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies is a cartoon series for children. The show features three animals that live in the African Savanna. These three young characters make video tapes of their daily adventures. They show these movies to Mama Mirabelle who shares her home movies with them.

PBS
2 Seasons, 19 Episodes
September 22, 2007
Children
7.2/10
Cast: Floella Benjamin, Vanessa Williams, Phillipa Alexander, Jules de Jongh
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Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies Full Episode Guide

  • Karla envies a falcon's ability to fly; Bo, Karla and Max are on the lookout for new members for their Savannah Superheroes team.

  • Episode 1: Everybody seems enamored with their tails today, except for Max, who doesn't think his tail is so special. Mama shows the kids -- through her movies -- there are a lot of different "tails to tell" in the animal kingdom. Every tail, however, is unique and special -- just like the animal it's attached to. Episode 2: While playing in the bush, Max, Bo, and Karla stumble upon a giant footprint and go running back to Mama. Mama is curious, and together they discover -- by looking at movies of various animals and their tracks -- that the print they saw wasn't left by any animal walking in the savanna today but, instead, was left by an impressive remnant of the distant past.

  • Benny sleeps over with Max, Bo and Karla, but is scared by unfamiliar sounds at night; Max, Bo and Karla find an egg.

  • Karla makes a new friend, a wildebeest named Winnie, who will have to migrate soon with her mother; Bo has a leaping accident.

  • Episode 1: Karla makes a new friend, Winnie the wildebeest, and is stricken to discover that Winnie and her mother are migratory, and must soon be on their way. Through home movies, Mama shares why animals migrate and assures Karla that Winnie will be back this way before she knows it. Episode 2: Bo, who has been boasting about his leaping ability, has an accident that's very embarrassing. Mama -- through some very funny movies -- shows Bo that all animals make mistakes and that it's one of the ways we learn.

  • Episode 1: Max really wants to trumpet like Mama. The problem is he just can't get it right. He gets a little sad until he meets a young bird named Benny with a similar, although flight-related, problem. Mama shows Max and the others that we all grow and develop at different times, and it is important to be happy with yourself in the present. Episode 2: While playing "superheroes of the savanna" with Karla and Max, "brave" Bo accidentally exhibits his hidden fear of "creepy crawlies." Mama shows them that even creepy-looking animals can be savanna superheroes.

  • Episode 1: Everyone on the savanna is coming to Mama's big Kwanzaa celebration, which leads to a discussion -- and some movies -- about the seemingly endless variety and names of animal families. In the end, Karla comes up with a name for their little inter-species family -- a "furry" of friends. Episode 2: The monkey brothers Kip, Flip, and Chip have a new cousin, Pip. No one, especially Bo, can believe that the monkey brothers were ever that small. Mama has some movies proving otherwise and making for one cute film festival.

  • Episode 1: Bo, Karla and Max can't decide on what game to play -- they each have a favorite of their own. Mama's home movies show them that every animal likes to play differently whether it is swinging, running or gnawing. As a result, the children understand that each of their favorite games actually helps them practice skills they will use later in life. Episode 2: Bo, it seems, has lost his favorite feather...or more accurately, someone seems to have taken it! Mama and the kids go on a mission to solve the mystery of the missing feather.

  • Episode 1: When a visiting friend of Karla's (Keisha the wombat) turns out to be a night owl, Karla, Bo and Max are exhausted trying to keep up. They're convinced Keisha doesn't sleep! Mama shows them that all animals need sleep to survive and when she finds out that Keisha is a nocturnal wombat, she shows them how some animals sleep during the day. Episode 2: After Max gets stuck between two trees during a game of Follow-The-Leader, he is mildly teased about being "big and round" by Bo. Max's feelings get hurt. Mama decides it's time to show some movies about how -- and why -- animals come in all different shapes and sizes.

  • Episode 1: Karla discovers a perfect gift for Mama. All of the kids realize that in order to get the gift, they're going to have to work together. Episode 2: Karla's mother is having a new foal -- a development Karla isn't too sure about. However, a couple of Mama's movies show Karla the fun and excitement of a new sibling, as well as how she can help.

  • Episode 1: When Max is upset about all the things he can't do yet, Mama shows him how all animals gain independence at different paces, and that there's really no hurry. Episode 2: Karla, Max, Chip, Flip and Kip decide to form a music group. Bo, a little hesitant about joining the group, thinks he is incapable of making music. However, after watching some of Mama's home movies, the kids learn a few natural rhythms and soon the Savanna Six is jamming to the sound of their own tunes.

  • Episode 1: Max is having a sleepover with his friends Benny the bird, Bo, and Karla. Everyone is excited until they start hearing some very unfamiliar sounds. Benny is scared until Mama, with the help of some fun movies, helps Benny understand and get over the sounds that are making him scared. Episode 2: When Max, Bo, and Karla find an egg, they enlist Mama's help in finding out what kind of animal is inside.

  • Episode 1: Karla is having a lot of fun with her new tadpole friend until one day she finds that he has changed completely. Why did he have to go and do that? Mama explains -- with some help from her home movies -- how change is something that happens to everyone in the animal kingdom. It just happens faster to some than others. Episode 2: Max wants Mama to play, but she has to work, as does the local tale-spinning orb spider. In the end, Max learns why all adults have to work.

  • Episode 1: Karla is having a lot of fun with her new tadpole friend until one day she finds that he has changed completely. Why did he have to go and do that? Mama explains -- with some help from her home movies -- how change is something that happens to everyone in the animal kingdom. It just happens faster to some than others. Episode 2: Max wants Mama to play, but she has to work, as does the local tale-spinning orb spider. In the end, Max learns why all adults have to work.

  • Episode 1: Karla is having a lot of fun with her new tadpole friend until one day she finds that he has changed completely. Why did he have to go and do that? Mama explains -- with some help from her home movies -- how change is something that happens to everyone in the animal kingdom. It just happens faster to some than others. Episode 2: Max wants Mama to play, but she has to work, as does the local tale-spinning orb spider. In the end, Max learns why all adults have to work.

  • Episode 1: Karla is having a lot of fun with her new tadpole friend until one day she finds that he has changed completely. Why did he have to go and do that? Mama explains -- with some help from her home movies -- how change is something that happens to everyone in the animal kingdom. It just happens faster to some than others. Episode 2: Max wants Mama to play, but she has to work, as does the local tale-spinning orb spider. In the end, Max learns why all adults have to work.

  • Episode 1: While playing a game of hide-and-go-seek, Karla finds herself "too easy to find" (those darn stripes!). Mama exposes the kids to the wonderful world of animal camouflage. Episode 2: Max discovers his "danger call" (trumpeting with his trunk), and is so excited that he "cries wolf" a few too many times. Mama (with the help of her movies) shows Max and the others how animals communicate messages both important and innocuous.

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