We Need to Stay Awake

Bali and dad set up their telescope on the roof top garden of their apartment building as they wait for the passing of a comet. But as they wait, both Bali and dad begin to fall asleep. Bali thinks of ways to stay awake but they only work momentarily. In his dream, Bali is the captain of a space ship. As he zips between planets trying to capture a runaway comet, he counts the number of stars and planets that pass by. In 'reality' Bali tells his dad they should count the night stars. It does the trick...
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Wednesday, April 18 at 4:30 am on 12.2

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Bali, a resolutely modern preschooler, lives a resolutely modern life in the big city. With a most un-stereotypical family, Bali faces the world inquisitively, sometimes shyly, never recklessly, and always enthusiastically. Both of Bali's parents work, and Bali's dad takes a very active role in handling the family's daily grind. The triumphs and concerns of Bali deal with many of today's social issues for children: nannies, divorce and little everyday traumas such as going back to school and first sleepovers. Targeted to pre-schoolers, the animated series BALI features a painterly graphic style with bold colors, along with a strong musical score and original songs designed to encourage movement. Each half-hour episode focuses on a theme, including helping those in need, dealing with new experiences, asking for help, facing a challenge and following instructions.