Waybuloo is a British-Canadian children's television series originally created by Dan Good and Absolutely Cuckoo. It was commissioned by Michael Carrington at the BBC, and first aired on CBeebies in May 2009. The 100-episode show was Head-Written by Marc Seal, filmed by the Foundation in Glasgow (Scotland) and animated and directed by Gallus Entertainment.
Post production, including audio, sound design & editing is done by Platform Post Production. in Toronto (Canada). Line produced by Matt Porter and the series producer is Simon Spencer, part of the independent company, RDF Media's subsidiary The Foundation. The program makers describe it as "...a philosophy for a happy life, and is like nothing children will have ever seen before".
Waybuloo is set in the land of Nara. The main characters are the four Piplings, 3D CGI animated creatures with large heads and eyes, placed on a filmed background, with the second half of each twenty-minute show featuring human children ("Cheebies").
The Piplings practise yogo, a gentle form of exercise similar to yoga. so that the viewers and their parents can participate.
It was the second show by DHX Media to use live-action with the CGI animation (the first was Super Why). The program makers describe it as "...a philosophy for a happy life, and is like nothing adults will have ever seen before". In 2012 a new shorter version of Waybuloo was released with narration to much criticism. The negative feedback was so strong, CBeebies decided to pull the show in favour of the original version on the very next night. Another aspect of the show that has drawn criticism is the fact that despite it being specifically aimed at young children who are just beginning to learn to speak English properly, none of the characters uses proper English when talking; words are left out or used incorrectly ("me not like" instead of "I don't like", etc.) the wrong tense is used, and the characters serially refer to themselves in the 3rd person.