From the BBC websites (http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/11_november/25/childrens7.shtml and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kmj8q)
Waybuloo is not just a series, it's a philosophy for a happy life, and is like nothing children will have ever seen before.
The pre-school series (aimed at 2-5 year olds) transports children into a magical land called Nara – a real world, which is inhabited by adorable animated characters called Piplings.
Taking a completely original approach, Waybuloo focuses on children's feelings, and the Piplings embody a range of emotions including love, wisdom, happiness and harmony – all in search of "Waybuloo".
Piplings are joyful and gentle creatures who personify positive emotion through the natural ability to float when they're happy. They have a childlike innocence and sense of wonder, making them inquisitive, impulsive and funny. Naturally selfless, thoughtful and sweet-natured, they take care in their relationships with each other and the world.
When a Pipling is truly happy, does something good, or makes someone feel better they achieve "buloo" – a warm feeling of emotional harmony that is experienced by Piplings as floating. So Waybuloo is a journey to happiness – floating, spinning, dancing and soaring above the clouds of Nara.
There are four Piplings.
Lau Lau is rabbit-like and her key characteristic is her imagination. She loves to paint and sculpt, especially if she can make presents for her friends.
Yo Jojo is monkey-like and represents happiness. He is clumsy, funny and cheeky. Just as Lau Lau loves to paint, Yo Jojo loves music and dancing. He even has a little stage carved from a tree stump on which to perform.
De Li is kitten-like and represents love. She's a bit shy but is nurturing and loves nature, be it gardening, flowers or gathering food for the group.
Nok Tok is bear-like and represents wisdom. He solves problems and comes up with creative, inventive solutions for fixing and mending things. He has a very colourful toolbox and a special Anything Machine which can solve a multitude of problems.
In each episode, six children visit Nara to play with the Piplings and explore their land, as real life interacts with the animated world, showing that every child can visit Nara and find their own Waybuloo.
Yo Jojo and Nok Tok find a hollowed out trumpet-like branch and blow through it to make a loud noise. They're so delighted with the sound that they blow even harder! Every time they blow, they are overwhelmed with joy at the sound that it makes.
But there's a problem, Lau Lau is trying to dance with her narabug, and the loud noise keeps scaring it away. When the children arrive, they show Nok Tok and Yo Jojo a way of playing the trumpet more softly.
Eventually they manage to produce such a gentle tune that the narabugs actually like the sound and come back to dance with Lau Lau.
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