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''Ni Hao, Kai-Lan'' is an animated children's television series which premiered on Nickelodeon on November 5, 2007, and on Noggin (now Nick Jr.) on December 15, 2008. It also premiered on the Canadian television channel Treehouse TV.
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|title=<center>Downward Doghouse</center>
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|imagecaption=Title card from the animated series.
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|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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'''''Downward Doghouse''''' was an animated series on Nick Jr. and a predecessor to ''Ni Hao, Kai-Lan''. It was a part of the interstitial series ''Nick Jr. Presents: My World''. Most of the characters remained the same between series minus some design changes, with the biggest change being that Hoho originally only talked in gibberish, although Rintoo and Lulu were not present at all (an earlier version of Lulu appears in "Dragon Dance" though). Three episodes of the short series are known to exist ("Follow That Slipper", "Where's Hoho?", and "Dragon Dance"). Of these three, "Dragon Dance" has been found and can be viewed below.
  
Before ''Ni Hao Kai-Lan'' aired, there was a ''Nick Jr. Presents: My World'' show called '''''Downward Doghouse'''''. This is what everyone looked like:
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Promotional screenshots using the ''Downward Doghouse'' designs are available on the Internet. Some storyboards for an episode featuring Rintoo, and using the final designs from ''Ni Hao, Kai-Lan'', but still using the "Downward Doghouse" title have also surfaced.
*Kai-Lan wore a long yellow dress. Her eyes were a little bigger. Her arms and legs were shorter. She had no flowers in her hair.
 
*Tolee wore a t-shirt with a panda on it and he had thinner panda slippers.
 
*Hoho stayed the same. He could talk, but he could only speak gibberish.
 
*There was no Rintoo or Lulu, though an early version of Lulu appeared in one short: "Dragon Dance".  
 
  
Out of all the episodes, "Dragon Dance" is the only available episode on the Internet.
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DaJoshy has found [https://web.archive.org/web/20041212002432/http://www.nickjr.com/home/my_world_stories/index.jhtml?partner=chLink a link to the My World section of the Nick Jr. website], via the Web Archive. None of the episodes work because while the page source does contain file names, no actual video files exist in the page source. Recent findings include [https://web.archive.org/web/20070707185818/http://www.nickjr.com:80/shows/down/down_ecard.jhtml?minibar=true an e-card maker] and even [https://web.archive.org/web/20060105094925/http://www.nickjr.com:80/playtime/cats/games/down/down_homepage.jhtml a full website.]
  
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A British dub was also available on the British Nick Jr channel. The UK dub of the "Dragon Dance" episode has surfaced, but the other two remain lost.
[[File:Downward_Doghouse.jpg]]
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==Photo Gallery==
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===Screenshots===
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<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
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File:ddh.jpg|A still from the website featuring Kai-Lan in her ''Downward Doghouse'' appearance.
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File:ecards_init_dd.jpg|Another still featuring Kai-Lan, Tolee and Hoho, taken from an e-card maker (see below).
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File:Downward_Doghouse.jpg|An image featuring Kai-Lan, Tolee and Ye Ye in what appears to be a combination of their ''Downward Doghouse'' and ''Ni-Hao Kai-Lan'' appearances.
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File:init_video.jpg|A screenshot from the episode "Follow That Slipper", from an archived version of the Nick Jr. website.
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File:init_video (2).jpg|A screenshot from the episode "Dragon Dance", from an archived version of the Nick Jr. website.
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File:Init video.gif|A screenshot from the episode "Where's Hoho?", from an archived version of the Nick Jr. website.
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File:video_init_dd_slipper.jpg|A screenshot from the episode "Follow That Slipper".
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File:mJXnScn.png|A screenshot from the episode "Dragon Dance".
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File:kNcok9B.png|A screenshot from the episode "Where's Hoho?".
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</gallery>
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===Storyboards===
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<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
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File:2196281629 9c6d4baa66 b.jpg|Page 1 of the storyboard.
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File:Downward-Doghouse-Storyboards-ni-hao-kai-lan-25415064-500-364.jpg|Page 2 of the storyboard.
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File:Downward-Doghouse-Storyboards-ni-hao-kai-lan-25415065-500-348.jpg|Page 4 of the storyboard.
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File:2196281939_a9c7b51a9a_b.jpg|Page 6 of the storyboard.
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File:Downward-Doghouse-Storyboards-ni-hao-kai-lan-25415068-500-352.jpg|Page 7 of the storyboard.
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File:2196280963_d86724ef89_b.jpg|An unknown page of the storyboard, as it is not numbered. <br>'''Note:''' It is possible that this either was for another project or was a page that was drawn as a joke.
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</gallery>
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==Video==
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  |service1    =youtube
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  |id1          =rDkUJ8zo64M
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  |description1 ="Dragon Dance" (US dub)
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  |service2    =youtube
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  |id2          =8SEZ77btGBM
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  |description2 ="Dragon Dance" (UK dub)
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  |service3    =youtube
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  |id3          =qQQoXUUuZok
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  |description3 =This was for an e-card maker.
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  |service4    =youtube
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  |id4          =2E0e3pRrYPc
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  |description4 =Gameplay of the flash game.
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}}
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{{Video|perrow  =1
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  |service1    =youtube
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  |id1          =3pRqH578eRE
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  |description1 ="Follow That Slipper" (UK dub NO AUDIO)
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}}
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Title card from the animated series.

Status: Partially Found

Downward Doghouse was an animated series on Nick Jr. and a predecessor to Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. It was a part of the interstitial series Nick Jr. Presents: My World. Most of the characters remained the same between series minus some design changes, with the biggest change being that Hoho originally only talked in gibberish, although Rintoo and Lulu were not present at all (an earlier version of Lulu appears in "Dragon Dance" though). Three episodes of the short series are known to exist ("Follow That Slipper", "Where's Hoho?", and "Dragon Dance"). Of these three, "Dragon Dance" has been found and can be viewed below.

Promotional screenshots using the Downward Doghouse designs are available on the Internet. Some storyboards for an episode featuring Rintoo, and using the final designs from Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, but still using the "Downward Doghouse" title have also surfaced.

DaJoshy has found a link to the My World section of the Nick Jr. website, via the Web Archive. None of the episodes work because while the page source does contain file names, no actual video files exist in the page source. Recent findings include an e-card maker and even a full website.

A British dub was also available on the British Nick Jr channel. The UK dub of the "Dragon Dance" episode has surfaced, but the other two remain lost.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

Storyboards[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

"Dragon Dance" (US dub)
"Dragon Dance" (UK dub)
This was for an e-card maker.
Gameplay of the flash game.


"Follow That Slipper" (UK dub NO AUDIO)