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A French-Canadian animated children's Slice of Life series, which was produced by the company Planet Nemo and aired in the United States on PBS Kids, albeit only on certain PBS affiliates.

The eponymous character, Bali, is a Funny Animal dog who lives with his mother and father, his baby sister Lea, and his favorite stuffed animal, Kikou.

Has nothing to do with the Indonesian island and province named Bali.

As of 2019, all three seasons are available on Amazon Prime.



  • Black Bead Eyes: Almost all of the characters have eyes that are nothing more than short black lines.
  • Camping Episode: "I'm Not Having Fun!", where Bali and Tito go on a camping trip with the former's family.
  • Christmas Episode: "Yahoo! It's Christmas!".
  • Edutainment Show: Of the "teaches pro-social values" type.
  • Imagine Spot: Bali has one in each episode.
  • Mr. Imagination: Once per Episode, Bali had an extended (generally running about 3-4 minutes) segment in which he would go into his imagination and explore what was happening in the story with an imaginary character, complete with a song for each Fantasy Sequence.
  • Read the Freaking Manual: In "Nanou to the Rescue", Bali's father is having trouble fixing up a bookshelf in Bali's room. Bali notices a piece of paper in the trashcan, which happens to have the instructions depicted on it, suggesting "Maybe you need this to show you how to fix it properly?" His father, however, says, "No thanks, Bali. Instruction manuals confuse me." Bali heads off for a day in the park, but at the end of the story, the bookshelf is assembled. However, the placement of a single book causes it to fall apart. Bali runs back over to the trashcan with the instructions, suggesting that maybe his dad really does need them. He agrees and they decide to both put the bookshelf together with each other the next day.
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  • Road Sign Reversal: In the episode "It's Wrong to Cheat", after Bali's friend Tito suggests cheating on a game during Bali's birthday party, Bali has an Imagine Spot in which he's in a boat race and he his friends initially lose to another racer who cheats by doing this, but then ends up losing after an on-camera review of the race shows his cheating. Back at Bali's, Bali tells Tito that he only wants to win if they play fairly. And they do.
  • Show Within a Show: A superhero film within the show called "Robo Bear and Turbo Pig" served as a major plot point in the episode "Nooo, I Want to See the Movie!", where Bali and his friends want to watch this film during their sleepover at Bali's house, but a power outage keeps them from doing so.
  • Snowlems: In the episode "I'm So Hot!", Bali imagines that he is in a hot desert and meets a snowman who carries an umbrella with him to create shade so that he doesn't melt.
  • Sudden Anatomy: The characters' eyebrows basically phase in and out of existence at random.
  • Title Theme Tune: "Bali, arms up in the air / Bali, spinning round and round / Bali, always likes to dance and jumps to the sky..."
  • World of Funny Animals: All of the characters are anthropomorphic animals, with no actual humans in sight.


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