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"Hi-5" began in 1999 in Australia on the Nine Network as a children's television show that has gone on to air in 59 countries. "Hi-5" has spawned hit videos and 5 CDs which have won the Aria award for Best Children's album.
A new American version of "Hi-5" films on the original "Hi-5" set in Sydney, with five young and talented American performers. "Hi-5" began airing in the United States in February 2003 on The Learning Channel and Discovery Kids as part of READY SET LEARN! the commercial-free block of children's programming hosted by Paz the 5-year-old penguin including the shows ToddWorld, Adventures Of Brum, PEEP And The Big Wide World, Timothy Goes To School, Save-Ums, Animal Jam and Magic School Bus.
Read about the creation, goal and focus segments of Hi-5 at the Australian Hi-5 website.
On Screen Credits Created and Produced by Helena Harris Created by Posie Graeme-Evans Composer Chris Harriott Script Producer Alisa Smeaton Early Childhood Advisor Helen Martin Written by Lisa Hoppe, Sarah Boot, Tanya Meek, Leone Carey, Liz Arvidson, Susan Oliver, Chris Phillips, Angela Webber, Cathy Martin, Emma-Jane Dann, Evelyn Saunders, Billie Dean, Andrew Einsbruch, Monica Milgate, John Wilson, Laurine Croasdale Line Producer Marcel Zammit Associate Director Ian Cicciari Song of the Week "Five Senses", "North South East And West" "Move Your Body" "Living In A Rainbow" Director Ian Munro Lyrics Leone Carey Choreographer Kim Fowler Song of the Week "So Many Animals" Director Rob Cotterill Lyrics Andrew Einsbruch Choreographer Kim Fowler Song of the Week "Robot Number One" "Three Wishes" Director Rob Cotterill Lyrics Leone Carey Choreographer Kim Fowler Art Director Troy Armstrong Stylist Nadia Benussi Segment Stylist Larina Bennett Hair and Makeup Lisa Soames, Kristy Snape Snr Camera Operator David Sliwinski Audio Director Conrad Hendricks Lighting Director Dale Martin Vision Switcher David Everitt, Brendon Flynn Editor Anthony Toy Casting Services Carol Hanzel Casting Continuity Michele Martin Script Co-ordinator Judy Tanner Producer's Assistant Jill Stewart For Discovery Kids Supervising Producer Melinda Toporoff Production Manager Selma Edelman Business Affairs Heidi Schadler, Nancy Wheeler Balboa Legal Affairs Carlos Gutierrez Special Thanks Robin Agranoff For the Nine Network Executive Producer Kris Noble Director Commercial Development Martin Hersov Director Ian Munro Produced by Kids Like Us and Nine Films and Television for Discovery Kids International Sales & Distribution Southern Star Sales
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