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New series for children teaches life lessons

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Ukaliq (right) and Kalla (left) packing up, from Episode 13. © Taqqut Productions

A new 13‐part online animated series from Taqqut Productions has launched on the Nunavut Independent Television Network’s website. 

In 11‐minute episodes, main characters are Ukaliq, the impulsive Arctic hare and Kalla, the wise lemming. “Ukaliq & Kalla”, featuring an all‐Inuit cast of voices, is aimed at kids aged two to five. Ukaliq is voiced by Vinnie Karetak and Kalla is voiced by Thomas Anguti Johnston. 

The series provides simple life lessons for kids as well as featuring traditional skills. 

The show’s writers are Roselynn Akulukjuk, Neil Christopher, Champagne Brittany Choquer, Luke Coleman, Erik Blohm‐Gagné, Nadia Mike and Nadia Sammurtok. It’s directed by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Luke Coleman, with music by Pangnirtung accordionist Simeonie Keenainak and Baker Lake beat boxer Nelson Tagoona.