Kiva Can Do!is a new Irish animation series for pre-schoolers. Invention is the key which unlocks the door to infinite possibilities for Kiva, a five-year old girl, her best friend Saul Dunne and Angus, her homemade dog.
EPISODE 101 – 126 SYNOPSES
KCD101 Jurassic Lark
Nanni is making Pakora but is having trouble peeling the fiddly boiled eggs. Kiva and Saul want to find one giant egg to make it easier for her. A dinosaur egg would be big enough but where would they find one of those? In a Jurassic world of course! They construct a time-machine to take them back through time. Along the way ‘Angusaurus’ is mistaken for a baby dinosaur by a friendly Mummysaur, and Kiva and Saul learn a great way to peel an egg by watching a baby dinosaur hatch.
KCD102 Calamity Kiva
Nanni and Kiva are busy in the garden collecting leaves, when Cowboy Saul rides in on his trusty steed – a broomstick! He regales them about the work of cowboys in rounding up critters. Calamity Kiva decides they can improve upon a broomstick as they set about building the Giddyup 3000 quadbike. It’s off to the Wild West to round-up some rogue sheep before a twister hits!
KCD103 Onto the Rainbow
As the rain pours down, Nanni’s umbrella gets turned inside out by a gust of wind just as they reach her front door. Kiva and Saul build Nanni a replacement, unbreakable umbrella, but it will have to be tested before they give it to her. And where better to test it than on a rainbow! They float up to the clouds but soon the weather changes Kiva and Saul must propel themselves off the rainbow before it disappears!
KCD104 Water we Waiting For?
Nanni is looking after her neighbour’s fish Neptune, but he is nowhere to be seen in his fish bowl. Kiva and Saul don their dive suits and head into the deep sea of the imaginary fish bowl in search of Neptune. With Angus to help they locate Neptune and discover he is the King of the Fishes!
As Nanni tries to fix her vacuum cleaner, she tells Kiva and Saul that growing up in India she used a carpet beater to clean her Mum’s rug. Kiva and Saul decide to look for Nanni’s legendary lost carpet beater in the Dusty Desert but how will they get there? On a flying carpet of course! Along with a little help from their trusty genie, Abracadangus, Kiva and Saul manage to retrieve Nanni’s mythical badminton racquet carpet beater!
KCD106 Party Island
Saul is proudly showing his new balloon to Kiva and Nanni, but in his excitement he lets go of the string and it floats up to the top of Nanni’s landing. Kiva designs a crafty hot air balloon to float to the rescue! This leads to a fun adventure on Party Island. Along with a little help from Angus and Explorer Nanni, (and some jelly trees!) they reach the summit of Up Down Mountain. They retrieve Saul’s elusive red balloon but will need some inspired mods of the hot air balloon to descend Up Down Mountain….
KCD107 Oh My Stars
Saul, in Nanni’s house for a sleepover, comes equipped with his shiny new telescope to stargaze with Kiva. Unfortunately, his telescope is broken. Nanni to the rescue but she can’t fix it until she finds her glasses. She suggests that they must be lost in a black hole in space. Kiva and Saul set about building a giant telescope in order to explore the night sky, but soon discover they will need to bounce into the black hole themselves in order to rescue Angus and retrieve Nanni’s glasses.
KCD108 Flower Power
Saul’s attempt at yoga leads to a broken lotus flower pot. Nanni explains that the lotus flower grows way up high on a mountain in India. Kiva and Saul fashion themselves some jetpacks to reach the summit and, with a little help from the Guardian of the mountain, choose a new pot for Nanni’s lotus. An over zealous Angus sends the pot rolling down the mountain so it’s bubble boards at the ready for a hasty descent to catch Nanni’s new pot.
KCD109 Ice Breakers
On a hot summer’s day Nanni decides to make some refreshing Falooda. Unfortunately, Nanni’s freezer has broken – no ice means no yummy slushy drink for Kiva and Saul unless they can figure out a way to get some ice! An Antarctic adventure aboard a dog sled ensues as Commander Kiva and Polar Saul, along with a friendly, crafty penguin, search for the perfect icicle to take home to Nanni.
KCD110 Mouse in the House
Who has been nibbling on Kiva’s cookie? -there must be a mouse in the house! Nanni isn’t frightened, she used to see mice the size of Angus in the jungle of India. Kiva and Saul want to see these mice for themselves so they construct the Tabby Tron 9000, a robotic cat that will help them to find a mouse on their jungle adventure. Tabby Tron leads them to their quarry, only to discover the ‘mouse’ is none other than Henry – Saul’s new pet Hamster!
KCD111 Journey to the Centre of the Sofa
As Nanni laments losing the tiny screw from her glasses, amongst other things, down the back of the couch, Kiva and Saul design an ingenious way of finding it.They decide to build a shrink ray and shrink themselves! The two tiny explorers accompanied by Angus head into the cavernous couch on a quest to retrieve the elusive screw.
KCD112 The Abominable Pipe Thingy
Nanni’s heating is on the blink and the pipes are emitting some strange noises so Kiva and Saul decide to investigate. All aboard the super sonic tracking boat to travel through the pipes! The source of the noise turns out to be an out of tune trumpet, played by a friendly spider. In return for a tune up, the spider helps the Adventurers to rescue Angus from the bubble wrap water and return home.
KCD113 Talkie Tent
It’s movie night and the star of the show is Nanni in her old home movies! As they settle in to watch a film the projector screen snaps. This wouldn’t happen in the talkie tents of India. Kiva and Saul hail Angus and his rickshaw to drive them to an Indian village. They borrow a talkie tent in a slightly unorthodox fashion and return to Nanni’s with a little help from Angus, who bares a striking resemblance to Bollywood star Dangerdog!
KCD114 Coconut Island
Nanni is going to bake some yummy coconut cake but she has forgotten to buy the most important ingredient – a coconut! Kiva and Saul set sail for Coconut Island on a raft. They succeed in finding Coconut Island and befriend a crafty monkey but their raft gets damaged. They must quickly fashion a box kite from the sails in order to make a floataway / getaway and escape the island before a volcano erupts.
KCD115 Sun Seekers
Nanni is making some epic mods of her own by fixing solar panels to her house. As darkness falls there isn’t enough sunshine to power them – but when it’s night time here it’s day time at the other side of the world! Time to build a subterranean slide to traverse the globe and collect some sunshine. Watch out for those rabbit holes Angus!
KCD116 Scaredy Cat
Saul is excitedly telling Kiva about his school trip to the fire station when, Nanni’s neighbour phones to say her cat has gotten stuck up Nanni’s tree. Looks like job for our two intrepid Firefighters, Saul and Kiva, and a trusty fire-house dog, Angus of course! They’ll need some transportation so they construct a fire truck; and Saul shows true bravery as a crafty squirrel threatens to hamper their rescue mission.
KCD117 Cricket Crack Up
Kiva and her dad, Jitesh, are trying to explain the rules of their favourite game cricket to Saul but Jitesh’s broken arm is hampering his efforts. Kiva designs a bowling machine to help so it’s off to the cricket pavilion to test out the Bowlomatic 5000! With Angus fielding the pitch-side confetti cannon takes a knock. Some epic mods are required if the end game celebrations are to go ahead!
KCD118 I Spy Butterfly
Nanni is showing Kiva and Saul her well-thumbed, butterfly book when, to her dismay, she spots that a page is missing. This page contained a photograph of the rare Mexican Swallowtail. Kiva and Saul decide to head to Mexico in search of this elusive butterfly in order to draw a replacement picture for Nanni. They have built a rock walker to combat the tricky terrain but soon discover they’ll need to fly if they are to capture a true likeness of the butterfly – time for some nifty mods as the rock walker becomes a butterflyer!
KCD119 Going Underground
While helping to tidy up Nanni’s cluttered living room, Kiva and Saul unearth an old photograph of youthful Nanni and Jitesh holding a time capsule. A map on the back of the photo leads to an underground adventure to find the buried time capsule- Let’s get digging!
KCD120 Root of the Problem
As Nanni bemoans her chances of winning a giant vegetable growing contest after uprooting some tiny carrots from her veggie patch; Kiva and Saul decide to take a leaf out of Jack and the Beanstalk’s book and head to a Giant’s garden in search of a giant carrot. They create an elevator beanstalk to reach their destination, where they strike a deal with a friendly Giantess, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Nanni!
KCD121 Diagnosis Naughty
It appears that poor Angus has hurt his paw. Luckily Dr Kiva and Dr Saul are on hand to make a diagnosis. An x-ray of their frisky patient reveals no breaks so it’s time for the specially equipped dog scan to carry out a full work up. As Angus larks about, our two caring vets soon catch on and make their diagnosis: Naughty dog!
KCD122 Special Delivery
Nanni has made a beautiful wedding present for her cousin Devika but she has left it too late post it. The elephant headdress gift will never make it all the way to India in time! That is unless Kiva and Saul can figure out a way: Time for the Sky Scooter to make a special delivery!
KCD123 Kiva Can Boo
It’s Halloween but Nanni has no costume! All aboard the ghost train as Kiva and Saul search for the perfect outfit. There’s sure to be some frights along the way. As train chugs through some creepy tunnels towards a ghoulish castle it gets derailed – they’ll need some inspired, magnetic mods to complete their spooky mission!
KCD124 Paneer Mountaineers
Nanni is waiting for a delivery of goat’s milk to make her legendary Paneer cheese. Kiva and Saul decide to retrieve some for her by building their very own milking machine. Now it’s off to the Alps in search of some mountain goats!
KCD125 Kiva’s Cure
Atishoo! Poor Nanni has a cold. A nice hot lemon drink would make her feel better, but Nanni hasn’t got an lemons.Time for Kiva, Saul and Angus to head to the lemon groves of India in search of a cure. The lemons sure are tricky to find -it’s good thing Kiva has designed a nifty lemon picker to help fish them out!
KCD126 Space Fetch
Nanni’s TV has lost reception – just as her favourite movie, Bazaaz in Space, is about to start. It must be the satellite that’s causing the problem. Kiva and Saul transport themselves into space to fix it! In order to realign the satellite, they devise a game of fetch with Avik the friendly alien and her rambunctious dog Agnes and Angus of course!