Extraordinary powers, jammin' with Felicity
Together, best of friends you and I
Together, exploring the city
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty, Kitty, Kitty..."
Yes, you read the title right. No, it's not a Lisa Frank fever dream.
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty (officially shortened to RBUK) is a quite surreal American series created by Rich Magallanes that follows the everyday adventures of Felicity (Allegra Clark), a fearless, sassy rainbow-butterfly-unicorn-kitten hybrid with transformative powers that allow her to turn into the form of a rainbow, a butterfly, or a unicorn. Tagging along with her are her best friends; Miguel (Arturo Sandoval), a more down-to-earth active Anubis Chihuahua, Athena, a book-smart owl (Katie Leigh), and Yana the yeti (Laila Berzins). Together, the team have fun exploring the city of Mythlandia.
The show and its toys are produced by Funrise, taking over for Saban Brands after it shut down, with animation by Bardel Entertainment (known for animating Rick and Morty and Teen Titans Go!). The first episode was released on the Nick App and On Demand on January 18, 2019. A sneak peek of the series aired on the main Nickelodeon network on January 27, before the show premiered a day later on Nicktoons in the United States. The show failed miserably, and as such it only lasted one season.
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Tropey:
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Felicity wears a collar... and nothing else.
- Animal Stereotypes: Athena is a wise owl.
- Baby Morph Episode: In "Fountain of Too Much Youth", when Miguel's favorite sundae (mint chip with chorizo) is put on the kids' menu, he makes himself younger by drinking from the Fountain of Youth so he can order it. However, he was only supposed to swim in the fountain and keeps getting younger as a result, so Felicity has to cure him with a piece of a pungent aged cheese wheel before he de-ages to nothing.
- Bob Ross Rib: "Anubis Newbie" features a scene where Felicity references The Joy of Painting while painting a kitty. She even parodies Bob Ross's "let's paint ourselves a happy little tree" Catchphrase.
- Brain Freeze: At the end of the episode "Purrfect Party", Felicity and Miguel drink milkshakes and get brain freezes. The brain freezes are represented by big ice cubes appearing around their heads.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: In order to use her powers to transform into her various forms, Felicity must shout "Rainbow, butterfly, unicorn, kitty!" and then name the power she wants to use.
- Comically Missing the Point: In "Anubis Newbie", Felicity (who has her phone with her) and Miguel walking through a temple. Miguel is Squashed Flat by a trap in the temple's hall, and Felicity responds with "Oh, no! ... I've lost reception!"
- Cute Kitten: Felicity. Making her a combination between rainbows, butterflies, and unicorns helps out this trope.
- Cuteness Proximity: Since episode "Purrfect Party", she can use "Kitty Power", which turns her into a live-action kitten with swirly eyes. Enemies can't withstand the cuteness attack.
- Death by De-aging: In "Fountain of Too Much Youth", Miguel was at risk of dying in this way after going in the fountain of youth. This was inverted in that same episode when Felicity fed him stinky cheese which aged him to an elderly condition. Later, he was returned to normal.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Indeed. Felicity's fur is rainbow-colored (mostly pink, but with shades of other colors scattered around).
- The Face of the Sun: The sun is depicted as having a live-action face on it.
- Female Feline, Male Mutt: Felicity is a female cat while Miguel is a male dog.
- Handy Feet: A flashback shows Yana as a child using her feet to eat a tire, then shortly after cutting back to the present, she uses one foot to eat an old sandwich she found.
- Here We Go Again!: After defeating Felicity's Evil Twin, Miguel accidentally creates his own who plays jazz music.
- Local Hangout: Felicity and her friends tend to hang out at Mythic Malts, a restaurant owned by Moona that sells delicious malts.
- Mirror Monster: In "The Return of Mighty Meow & Super Lucha", Felicity speaks her name backward into the Mirror Rock, creating her Evil Twin who hates everything that Felicity loves and vice versa.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Felicity is part cat, part rainbow, part unicorn, and part butterfly.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Felicity is a combination of...well, what's on the title!
- The Owl-Knowing One: Athena.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Felicity is a mostly pink-colored female cat. Miguel is a dark blue-colored male dog.
- Power Incontinence: Felicity seemingly have trouble with her powers in "Nobody's Purrfect". During the episode she accidentally activates two powers simultaneously, and once all three. Turns out she was clumsy due to imbalance caused by pearl collar.
- Rainbows and Unicorns: Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty is a unicorn-cat-rainbow-butterfly hybrid. Normally, she appears as a horned cat with a rainbow color palette. However, she can transform into four other forms (rainbow, butterfly, unicorn, kitty) with unique powersets.
- Recycled Soundtrack: In "Anubis Newbie", Felicity can be heard listening to "Find You", a song composer Noam Kaniel originally composed for Power Rangers Dino Charge, where it was a song by the fictional NZed Boys.
- Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: Version without Power Incontinence. In "Small Change", Felicity undergoes an identity crisis.
- Temporal Paradox: Averted. In "Time Out", Felicity borrowed Father Time's clock, and she and her friends had fun time-traveling. No universe-shattering paradoxes, and the only danger was being eaten by a predator.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: Felicity can turn into various forms using Rainbow Power, Butterfly Power, and Unicorn Power. Also features the family of changelings in "Small Change".
- Widget Series: Very evidently. A cat-rainbow-butterfly-unicorn hybrid, a sun with a realistic human face, and a friendly yeti in a bikini just barely scratch the surface.