Being Ian

Weekdays 6:30 PM on YTV Premiered Jan 01, 2005 In Season


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Ian Kelly is a 12-year-old kid with a kind of imagination that goes \\"cut\\" in the night. He thinks that his life is a stage and that he is the director! With his Spielberg-like imagination, he often tends to get himself into many strange situations! But somehow he manages to walk away frome each \\"set\\" with a sense of acomplishment, or a detention! Being Ian is created by Ian James Corlett, a voiceover legend, animation writer, and co-creator of YTV\\\'s Yvon of the Yukon. Loosely based on Ian\\\'s real life growing up in a suburb of Vancouver it is designed by internationally acclaimed independent filmmaker Marv Newland, whose work includes Bambi Meets Godzilla. Studio B is an award-winning animation studio that has produced original series such as Yvon of the Yukon, What About Mimi? and D\\\'Myna Leagues, which currently air in over 22 countries around the world. Character Bios Ian - Ian is the star of the show, he has a marvelous imagination and enjoys spending his time being comical and making home movies. Ian can be quite funny at times and slightly bizarre at others. Ken - Ken Kelly is Ian\\\'s dad. He owns his own piano/keyboard store and is very very comical. Ken may seem a little odd at times and most of the time a little thick-headed Vicky - Vicky Kelly is Ian\\\'s Mom. She is the smartest in the house and has a knowledge of the world around her. Vicky is the co-owner of the piano/keyboard store her husband has opened. If Ken makes a mistake, she\\\'s there to help him fix it!-or make it harder for him. Korey - Korey is Ian\\\'s older brothers. He loves to set traps and pull pranks on his younger brother. When they were younger, Korey and Ian made home movies together and pulled pranks together, But now that he\\\'s older, he doesn\\\'t do a lot of that anymore. Kyle - Kyle is the oldest of the three brothers. He is seventeen and he can drive, is allowed to stay out late and has girlfriends. Kyle stays away from Ian because there is a six year difference between them, but Kyle says it\\\'s because he doesn\\\'t want any geek rubbing off on him. Kyle and Korey pull pranks on Ian together and ask their dad for money every chance they get. Grandma Kelley - Grandma Kelley is Ken\\\'s mother. She can be wiry, witty and wrinkly, Grandma Kelley helps Ian when he\\\'s in a jam or needs help Grandma Kelley give him some interesting advice. Grandma Menske - Grandma Menske is Vicky\\\'s Mom. She is very nice, can make pancakes, and can surprisingly, play hockey! Tyrone - Tyrone is Ian\\\'s friend. They have known each other since grade one. Ian and Tyrone like the same tv shows and bands. When Ian\\\'s ideas are strange, he knows Ty will always be by his side. Sandi - If Ian had a girlfriend Sandi would be it. Maybe it\\\'s the fact that she\\\'s so cool? She\\\'s Ian\\\'s rock and enjoys a good joke. Odbald - Odbald is a little odd, hence the name odd bald. Ken lets him sleep in the shop of the piano store. He is a good piano tuner and as Ken says,\\"Works cheap\\" Show Info About a 12-year-old character whose dad owns a piano store, who does volunteer work on the weekends, who\\\'s the third of three boys (and who was meant to be a girl), and who has filmmaking as a hobby. \\"Being Ian\\" follows the quirky trials and tribulations of a kid on that cusp between kid and teenager. Ian Kelley has a very vivid filmlike imagination which the viewer gets to see through Ian\\\'s eyes. Ian also happens to know that his life is a TV series, which explains why he often communicates directly with the viewers. Episode Info Each episode is 22 minuets long (without commercials). Episodes with the name TBA are episodes that the title is not known. This series, which targets the tween market of 9- to 13-year-old children, is planned to have 26 episodes. Please check back later for episodes as they will be updated when the info comes available. Theme Song Lights, camera, action! Being Ian, Being Ian anything is possible, woah-oh just give it your best shot, Being Ian, Beeeing Iiiian, why can\\\'t the world just see things my way?, Being Ian, all the world\\\'s a movie scene, woah-oh, you\\\'ve got the leading role, Being Ian, your life can be a masterpiece, woah-oh so get on with the show, Beeeing Iiiian, a million moving pictures spinning round inside my brain, why can\\\'t (can\\\'t) the (the) world (world) just (just) see things my way!moreless

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AIRED ON 5/12/2006

Season 5 : Episode 10

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  • If you don't like it, you're probably not Canadian.

    A true hidden gem of Canadian children's television, Being Ian can really only be appreciated in full by its original audience. Packed with Canadian pop culture references, clever innuendos and often beautifully disturbing imagery, Being Ian managed to keep my attention for as long as it aired on YTV. The characters were interesting enough, the plots were simple yet amusing and the humour ranged from tastefully offensive to blissfully childlike.
  • Qubo, where your crack?

    Though this show is not as bad as Scaredy Squirrel, this show is still Awful. It's just soo gross that it shouldn't even be a kids show. This show should have been on Comedy Central instead. One wouldn't be suprized if alot of parents complained about this show to the creator. This show overall is just stupid.
  • Under-rated show.

    I haven't watched many episodes so I can't say it's the most amazing show in the world, but I will say that from the few that I have seen, the show was pretty good. I found the episodes amusing.

    The characters were interesting and it's a shame to see that this show isn't very well-known or more popular, because Being Ian certainly deserves it.

  • Ian Kelley likes to shoot pictures

    Ian Kelley is a twelve year old canadian boy from a suburb of vancouver called Burnaby (an atlas is sometimes fun to read- please don't quote me on that one)and who likes to shoot pictures both in his mind (where they appear like parodies of normal pictures) and in reality (where they are lame due to low budgets and poor acting). ian is a visionary director who sometimes can't switch off his directing mind which leads to troubles, and quite often his family too. The Kelleys often face strange and complex situations but always pull through in the end. The dog, Chopin, Ians two brothers Korey and Kyle, and Ians father, mother and two grandmothers all have distinct personalities. The plots aren't especially good but are certainly original and this show is fairly entertaining. using flash it has a smooth style of animation and is allright in its drawing style.moreless
  • Being Ian? I'm sorry, I've never heard of such a thing!

    I'm not a cartoon watcher, but come on! you have to watch being Ian. I don't think I'm addicted...yet. But this is a very fun show. I love the drawings, they're so cute! Ian f course isn't such a big ht on my list, I personally prefer the brother. We can all enjoy a fresh set of menace every now and then. We do see little brats here and there all the time, but when we have it in being Ian, along with those incredible drawings, we have to all love it. Its a must. And while some of us are not expected to be watching such shows at our age, we may sneak in sticky gummy bears and watch this show with out little brother/sister while the rest of the world is in total unison of what we do behind close doors. Not that we ever stopped sucking on gummy bears and watching cartoons.Ever.moreless

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Animation, Comedy, Kids


Grade Schoolers, Pre-Teens