Ni Hao Kai-lan

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  • TV-Y
  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.3  (1,128)

Ni Hao Kai-lan is a children's animated television series that aired from 2007 to 2011. The show centers around Kai-lan, a happy-go-lucky little girl whose main goal is to teach young viewers about Chinese culture and language. Kai-lan is joined on her adventures by a group of animal friends, including Tolee the Koala, Hoho the Monkey, Rintoo the Tiger, and Lulu the Pink Rhino. Together, they explore the world around them, learning valuable life lessons and developing important social skills along the way.

The show is set in a colorful, whimsical world that is filled with music, dance, and excitement. Each episode is designed to be fun and engaging, with plenty of opportunities for kids to participate and interact with the characters onscreen.

One of the most unique features of Ni Hao Kai-lan is its use of both English and Mandarin Chinese language. Throughout the series, Kai-lan and her friends frequently switch between the two languages, providing viewers with a fun and accessible way to learn about Chinese culture and language.

In addition to language lessons, the show also teaches important values and life skills, such as empathy, cooperation, and problem-solving. Each episode features a specific moral or lesson that is clearly articulated by the end of the show, allowing young viewers to learn important life lessons in a fun and engaging way.

The show features a diverse cast of voice actors, including Khamani Griffin as Kai-lan, Clem Cheung as Tolee, Angie Wu as Lulu, Jade-Lianna Peters as Hoho, and Zachary Gordon as Rintoo. The talented cast brings each character to life, imbuing them with unique personalities and quirks that make them both relatable and endearing to young viewers.

Overall, Ni Hao Kai-lan is a charming and educational show that is sure to delight young viewers and parents alike. Its focus on Chinese culture and language, combined with its entertaining storylines and valuable life lessons, make it a standout among children's programming.

Ni Hao Kai-lan is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (41 episodes). The series first aired on February 7, 2008.

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Journey to Monkey King Castle (1 Hour)
20. Journey to Monkey King Castle (1 Hour)
August 21, 2011
Do you know who Kai-lan's favorite superhero is? The Monkey King! Kai-lan, Rintoo, Tolee and Hoho are having a Monkey King PARTY at their playhouse! When Kai-lan goes outside to gather some things they need, she helps out a little beetle who needs a hand. But, that little beetle magically transforms into...the Monkey King himself!
Princess Kai-lan
19. Princess Kai-lan
October 8, 2010
The Monkey King needs help bringing peace to the magical kingdom - the foxes and the bears won't talk to each other! It's up to Kai-lan to figure out the problem, help them become friends, and unite the kingdom once again!
Hula Duck Dance Party
18. Hula Duck Dance Party
May 27, 2010
Kai-lan invites us to a dance party at the Hula Ducks' island beach house! When the games lead to Tolee having to sit out every time, he starts crying and it's up to Kai-lan to help find a new way to play so no one is left out
Tolee's Turn
17. Tolee's Turn
February 25, 2010
Kai-lan invites us to come sail a beautiful dinosaur boat with her friends - and play hide and seek with some dolphins! But when Rintoo won't give Tolee a turn steering the boat, things come to a standstill.
Kai-lan's Snow Coaster
16. Kai-lan's Snow Coaster
February 18, 2010
Kai-lan and her friends are building a snowcoaster! Everyone has a job to do, but Rintoo keeps taking Hoho's jobs because he can do them so easily. Kai-lan teaches Rintoo that Hoho can still help, despite his size.
The Place Where We All Live
15. The Place Where We All Live
April 21, 2010
While playing with their new kits, Kai-lan and her friends learn the importance of cleaning up trash and taking care of the places we live.
Tolee's Promise
14. Tolee's Promise
March 25, 2010
The snails are having a carnival today, but their merry-go-round broke! Kai-lan has an idea - she and her friends can make them a new one.
Pandy's Puddle
13. Pandy's Puddle
March 24, 2010
When Tolee's stuffed panda falls in the mud, YeYe takes it away to clean it - which makes Tolee very sad. Kai-lan must help Tolee feel better so he can enjoy the special Garden Celebration.
Kai-lan's Playhouse
12. Kai-lan's Playhouse
March 23, 2010
While decorating the new playhouse Yeya and the ants have built, Hoho gets mad and hits Rintoo. Kai-lan needs your help to show Hoho a better way to express his feelings.
Lulu's Cloud
11. Lulu's Cloud
March 22, 2010
Everyone's invited to Lulu's magical house in the clouds but Hoho gets upset when he sees that everything is different that what he's used to. It's up to Kai-lan to help Hoho see that he might like new things if he just tries.
The Ants Dance
10. The Ants Dance
October 14, 2009
Kai-lan wants to help the ants put on a big dance show for everyone. When a bossy ant named BuBu makes all the choices for the routine it's up to Kai-kan to convince BuBu to let everyone have a say so the show can go on!
Rintoo Makes a Splash
9. Rintoo Makes a Splash
October 13, 2009
Ye Ye takes Kai-lan and her friends to a special water park! Everyone is having fun until Rintoo starts playing too rough. Kai-lan needs your help to get Rintoo to play more gently so everybody can enjoy the water!
Rintoo's Big Flip
8. Rintoo's Big Flip
October 16, 2009
Kai-lan and her friends go to see the Chinese Rabbit Acrobats and are invited to be in the show! Rintoo is sure he'll be able to flip without practicing - no problem! Kai-lan needs your help to convince Rintoo to practice.
Stompy Rides Again
7. Stompy Rides Again
October 15, 2009
Kai-lan and her friends are riding a train to Hula Duck island, but when they get to Stompy's house, there are no seats left for him and he gets really sad. Kai-lan needs your help to find a way for Stompy to play!
Kai-lan's Big Surprise
6. Kai-lan's Big Surprise
May 15, 2009
Kai-lan needs our help to plan a very special party for Ye-Ye to thank him for all he does for us. But when everything she plans goes wrong, Kai-lan gets very frustrated and starts to cry - much to the surprise of her friends!
Kai-lan's Big Play
5. Kai-lan's Big Play
May 12, 2009
Kai-lan and her friends are putting on a play based on the Chinese folktale about the Monkey King. When Rintoo gets the part that Hoho wanted, Hoho quits the play and it's up to the viewer to help Kai-lan figure out what to do.
The Moon Festival
4. The Moon Festival
May 14, 2009
Hoho is thrilled because he's finally old enough to stay awake for the Chinese Moon Festival. He gets disappointed when he can't see the moon in the cloudy sky and Kai-lan needs your help to figure out what to do.
Playtime at Tolee's
3. Playtime at Tolee's
May 13, 2009
Everyone's going over to Tolee's boat house to play, and Kai-Lan invites us, too! All the friends have a great time; until Rintoo accidentally rips Tolee's new panda painting.
The Dinosaur Balloon
2. The Dinosaur Balloon
May 11, 2009
Kai-lan, Rintoo and Stompy are making a special dinosaur-shaped balloon for Lulu's hot air balloon festival!
Ladybug Festival
1. Ladybug Festival
February 2, 2009
Kai-lan and her friends are hiking through the woods to the big Ladybug Festival! Tolee gets frustrated when the others don't listen to what he has to say. Kai-lan needs your help to figure out what to do.
Journey to Monkey King Castle
101. Journey to Monkey King Castle
February 5, 2008
Do you know who Kai-lan's favorite superhero is? The Monkey King! Kai-lan and friends are having a Monkey King PARTY at their playhouse! When Kai-lan goes outside, she helps out a beetle who needs help. But, the beetle transforms into the Monkey King!
Where to Watch Ni Hao Kai-lan
Ni Hao Kai-lan is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ni Hao Kai-lan on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 7, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (1,128)