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Hi-5 Fiesta
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Original airdate

December 21, 2014

Final airdate

TBA

First episode

Special days

Final episode

Ways of recording experience

Produced

Telefe Studios Argentina

Preceded by

Chào Bé Yêu

Followed by

Hi-5 (Philippines TV series)

Hi-5 Fiesta was an Latin America children's television program. It's a fourth adaptation of Hi-5 series, whose original version (Australian) was created by Helena Harris and Posie Graeme-Evans. It's the second version doesn't have the English language, but in Spanish. This is produced by Telefe and the Nuba Producciones in a co-production between Argentina and Mexico, which is displayed from December 21, 2014. This version is directed by Adriano Schmid and Michela Giorelli and produced two seasons between 2014 and 2016 with a total of 50 episodes in a format similar to the Hi-5 House (but not have The Chatterbox segment).

FormatEdit

The program remains similar to the format of the original, providing children with education through music, fun and movement. Hi-5 Fiesta caters to a wide range of children's learning styles, displayed through a classic segments within the program. Each show is built around a simple theme like colours, music, animals, or numbers.

This version is a cut remake based on Hi-5 Australian Original Series 8, 9 and 10. To try to differentiate from the Original Series, the scripts and songs (although re-arranged and changing choreographies) were edited in a short time.

CastEdit

Educational SegmentsEdit

Each presenter hosts an education-centric segment of the show. At times, they're assisted by their co-presenters to display social skills and group problem solving skills. In Hi-5 Fiesta, each of the traditional segments.

Body MoveEdit

  • Hosted by Caro (Series 1 - 2)
  • Nationality: Mexico

This segment encourages body co-ordination skill development through dancing, hopping, jumping and stepping.

Making MusicEdit

  • Hosted by Doni (Series 1) and Rodri (Series 2)
  • Nationality: Mexico

This musical segment looks at concepts such as beat, rhythm, pitch and melody using pianos, guitars, bells and other instruments to his aid.

Puzzles and PatternsEdit

  • Hosted by Mile (Series 1 - 2)
  • Nationality: Brazil

This segment focuses on logical thinking and mathematics looking at numbers, puzzles, patterns and problem solving. This segment also features Jup-Jup, an alien puppet who is not seen by Dayen, but constantly plays tricks on her.

Shapes in SpaceEdit

  • Hosted by Javi (Series 1 - 2)
  • Nationality: Colombia

This segment explores shape, colour, texture and pattern using various kinds of learning aids including coloured boxes, balls and play-dough.

Word PlayEdit

  • Hosted by Stefi (Series 1 - 2)
  • Nationality: Argentina

This segment looks at language and sounds with the help of her puppet friend Charlafina ("Fina").

Sharing StoriesEdit

This last segment in all episodes includes all five presenters, who join together to present a story. This segment is to promote social skills and group problem solving.

Songs of the WeekEdit

The Songs of the Week featured in Hi-5 Fiesta just are a variety of classics from the original series.

Series 1 (2014/2015)Edit

Series 2 (2015/2016)Edit

TriviaEdit

  • At the opening, the real characters are displayed in the form of mirror instead of the form window as in other versions. The Hi-5 Philippines also joined this "style".
  • Instead of "...and together we're Hi-5", the slogan said by original members and also other versions, it was changed to "... will begin the Hi-5's Party!" or "... and today we will make an incredible Hi-5's Party".
  • Unlike most other versions, the full name of the members don't appear individually during the reprise the song of the week (made of only the credits), just in Series 2, it appears the nicknames of the characters.
  • This version doesn't have an end in the same way as the other versions of the series (in this version, the episode it is closed with the second musical score to which the final credits have been moved).
  • In this version, the Chatterbox puppet was renamed Charlafina (the Spanish version). In the first season, she was blonde and her hair was composed of auburn braids and was widely criticized on social networks. The season 2, Chats was recreated if looking more like the original version.
  • There are similarities in costumes between this and Hi-5 Australia/House especially in the "songs of the week":
  • With relative reasonable success of the version in Latin America, but the Latin Cast not have fixed tour as a musical group, the songs "Pretending Day", "Stop And Go" and "Abracadabra" were included in the Hi-5 Fairytale Tour in 2016 with the Australian cast.
  • The songs "Abracadabra", "Stop And Go" and "Party Street" were included in the Hi-5 Series 17 in 2017.

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