Yakari is a family musical that has won numerous awards. The show is produced by Thomas Schwab and documents the life of a Sioux boy hero who travels the world and lives in multiple cities. The show features lots of laughs, bright stage design, fun songs, vivid costumes and exciting dance numbers for kids and the whole family to enjoy. The story is a timeless one about respect for others, courage and friendship. The show’s performers encourage audience participation so that kids are never bored.
Yakari is one of the most popular children’s series in Europe. The Yakari character is based on a Franco-Belgian graphic novel/comic book series designed for younger children. Originally created by writer/illustrator team Derib and Job from Switzerland, writer Joris Chamblain then took over writing for the series after Job. In addition to the live show, the Yakari story has been portrayed as a movie and a cartoon series.
Set in the Great Plains of North America, Yakari is a story about a young Sioux boy who can talk to animals. Throughout his adventures, he meets many different animals and has 3 great best friends named Rainbow, a girl, Buffalo Seed, a boy and a pony named, “Little Thunder.” His totem animal, “Great Eagle,” gives him advice and direction throughout his journeys.
Kids also learn about Sioux culture through the show’s costumes and the stage decoration depicting his environment.
Some of the Many Reasons to Get Yakari Tickets for Your Family
TMediatoon Distributes the Yakari TV series, produced by Ellipsanime. The series has won attention from critics in nominations for the International Emmy Award for Kids TV in the animation category and the Goldener Spatz award from Germany. The series was also nominated for the TV France International Export Award. This nomination is especially significant since the fans pick the nominees by taking their time to vote online.
Mediatoon broadcasts the Yakari TV series in over 180 countries and new episodes come out just about every week of the year.
Throughout the graphic novels, comic books, cartoons, movies and the spectacular musical, the Yakari story is one that depicts the Sioux people in a peaceful, positive light; as a people who appreciate nature and live in harmony with it.
Yakari also serves as a good example for young people encouraging values like selflessness, helpfulness and courage. The show teaches little ones that true friendship is not just what you say, it’s also what you do and how you behave.
Yakari also demonstrates his independent spirit by refusing to carry a knife, bow and arrow or any other weapon as is common amongst other young boys in his tribe. This is an exceptional example for children to take in at a young age as many struggle throughout life to make the right choices in the midst of peer pressure.