Animal Parade

Animal Rhythms



Air Date

14 December 1999


Vic Finch




Rosie's Hairdo

Dipsy and Laa-Laa play at the Control Panel. They laugh at all the funny sounds they make with the controls and then fall over. Then the Teletubbies watch some children pretend to be animals with Stickman. Then the Animal Parade appears before the Teletubbies do the Follow the Leader Dance and then Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: David Stickman, Children from Haydn Road Nursery, Nottingham

Plot (US American Version)

In the Home Hill, Dipsy and Laa Laa discover funny noises at the control panel before watching a group of children pretending to be different kinds of animals. Back in Teletubbyland, Dipsy and Laa Laa slide into the house and listen to a Voice Trumpet making a very loud roaring sound, then they repeatedly run away around the house until the Magic Windmill spins and they went outside to watch The Animal Parade before the sun giggles for Tubby Bye-Bye.


  • This episode is the first appearance of Stickman.
  • The Dipsy and Laa-Laa playing at the Control Panel segment was featured in the rare VHS Magical Surprises.
  • The UK and US Versions both have The Animal Parade with no elephant trumpet sound.
  • In the US Version of Animal Rhythms, The Follow The Leader Dance is replaced by "ROAR!" Voice Trumpet, which is the opening scene from Guess Who I Am.
  • Laa-Laa was the missing Teletubby in the UK Version. In the US Version, Po was the missing Teletubby.
  • Dipsy was the boo shouter in the UK Version. Po was the boo shouter in the US Version
  • After the Animal Parade, the camera cuts to the next scene without the sun, but in the US Version after The Animal Parade, the sun giggles for Tubby Bye-Bye.


  • When the TV Event video plays for the 2nd time in both UK and US Versions, Laa-Laa has Dipsy's antenna sound.



Teletubbies- Animal Rhythms - HD Video

UK Version

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