Paboo & Mojies
|Paboo & Mojies|
(Pabū & mojīzu)
|Genre||Preschool, Slice of Life|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiroshi Negishi
|Produced by||Hideyuki Takai
|Written by||Mayori Sekijima|
|Music by||Shiki Yoshizumi
Dong Woo Animation
|Network||BS Fuji (Japan)
|Original run||April 2, 2012 – March 30, 2013|
Paboo & Mojies (Hangul: 빠뿌야 놀자, Katakana: パブー&モジーズ) is a 2012 Japanese/Korean anime series based on the toys and franchise of the same name created by Daewon Media of South Korea and Sega Sammy Holdings of Japan. It's directed by Hiroshi Negishi of Saber Marionette R, produced by Hideyuki Takai of The Cat Returns, written by Mayori Sekijima of Clamp School Detectives and animated by both We've and Dong Woo Animation. It premiered in BS Fuji in Japan from April 2, 2012 to March 30, 2013 and on KBS1 in Korea from May 5, 2012 to May 18, 2013 with a total of 52 episodes.
The series is primarily aimed on Preschoolers to teach basic English words and letters, with the entire series themed around the English Alphabet. Nelvana currently licensed the series in both the United States and Canada.
Paboo is a young yet curious panda boy who lives in a magical land called Mojies Town. One day, he found a magical book up the Moji Tree and decides to get it. After he got the book, a magical fairy named Pappy popped out and told him about the book he found: The Mojires Book and also about the Magic Words that would help him and his friends in any situation. Now, Paboo and his friends all explore and solve problems in a quirky, imaginative, and sometimes zany world and discover each Magic Word with the help from Pappy.
- Paboo Panda (パブー・パンダ Pabū Panda?)
- Voiced by: Mika Itō
- The series's main protagonist, Paboo is a curious fun-loving male panda who loves adventures and exploring with his friends. He often keeps the Mojies book in his pocket and summons Pappy when there is a problem to call out the magic word. He is represented by the letter P.
- Pappy (パピー Papī?)
- Voiced by: Kana Matsumiya
- The fairy who lives inside the Mojires book. He usually comes out whenever Paboo pulls out the book out of his pocket and uses the ability to call the magic word whenever there is a problem. He has no recollection on where he originally came from until it is revealed to once lived with the Goddess back at Fairy World.
- Rosie Rabbit (ロージー・ラビット Rōjī Rabitto?)
- Voiced by: Maika Takai
- Paboo's closest friend, a female rabbit who wears a rainbow-colored bow on her head (originally wore a pink bow in the first episode). Rosie loves flowers but can be a little short-tempered sometimes. She is represented by the letter R.
- David Dog (デビッド・ドッグ Debiddo Doggu?)
- Voiced by: Hitomi Yamano
- Also one of Paboo's closest friends, a male dog who wears a blue hoodie with a doughnut on it. He is represented by the letter D.
- Emma Elephant (エマ・エレファント Ema Erefanto?)
- Voiced by: Ayumi Tsuji
- Rosie's best friend, a female elephant who often has an egg shell on her head. She is represented by the letter E
- Zorro Zebra (ゾロ・ゼブラ Zoro Zebura?)
- Voiced by: Michael Shitanda
- A male zebra who is another of Paboo's best friends. He often wields a carrot like a sword (even though he eats it sometimes), and Hanna has a crush on him. He is represented by the letter Z.
- Peter Pig (ピーター・ピッグ Pītā Piggu?)
- Voiced by: Michiru Satou
- The series's main antagonist, a male pig who attempts to steal the Mojies book from Paboo. Sometimes Peter bullies others or join Paboo and his friends to help him with his problems. In one episode, Peter finally got his hands on the Mojies book, but Paboo got it back from him.
- Peggy Pig (ペギー・ピッグ Pegī Piggu?)
- Voiced by: Hina Murakami
- Peter's sister, who helps him attempt to get the Mojies book.
- Alice: The girl alligator who is a classmate in Mojiesgarten. She even loves to eat apples. Alice often cries when she has problems.
- Bobby: The boy bear who is a classmate in Mojiesgarten.
- Chris: The male camel who owns a cap and hat shop. He also acts like a detective when something goes wrong.
- Frank: The boy flamingo who is a classmate in Mojiesgarten.
- George: The male giraffe who loves to play guitar. He also owns a book shop.
- Hanna: The girl hippo who is a classmate in Mojiesgarten. She even has a crush on Zorro. Hanna is also good friends of Rosie and Emma.
- Ian: The male iguana who sells ice cream.
- Jessie: The female jaguar who owns a jacket shop. She also loves juice.
- Kerry: The girl kangaroo who is a classmate in Mojiesgarten. She is even a closest friend of Paboo.
- Leo: The boy lion who is a classmate in Mojiesgarten. He is also good friends of Paboo, David, and Zorro.
- M.C.: The male mouse who is an inventor and often wears a head-like tube.
- Nancy: The female Nessie who lives in the waters of Mojies Town.
- Oliver: The male orangutan who owns a toy shop.
- Quincy: The female quail who loves flowers, just like Rosie. She even claims to be a queen.
- Steve: The male snake who wears sunglasses and owns a sweets shop.
- Tommy: The male tiger who is adventurous. Leo even has photos of him.
- Uno: The male unicorn who owns an umbrella shop.
- Venus: The girl vulture who is a classmate in Mojiesgarten. Her favorite instrument is the violin.
- Walter: The male whale who lives in the waters of Mojies Town. In one episode, he even rode on the Moji Train with Paboo and friends.
- Xeno: The male fox who owns an instrument shop. His favorite instrument is the xylophone.
- York: The female yak who lives on a farm. She also makes yogurt.
- Lisa Ladybug: A girl ladybug.
- Daniel Dragonfly: A boy dragonfly.
- Carol Caterpillar: A girl caterpillar.
- Betty Butterfly: A female butterfly.
- Gil Grasshopper: A male grasshopper.
- Brian Beetle: A boy beetle.
- Billy Bee: A boy bee.
- Marie Mantis: A female mantis.
- Susan Spider: A female spider.
- Simon Stag Beetle: A boy stag beetle.
- Pat Panda: Paboo's mother. She is often kind and loves to make pancakes.
- Paul Panda: Paboo's father. Also the mail-carrier.
- Cutie Cat: The Mojiesgarten teacher. She is very kind and often wears a smile on her face. Cutie even loves children.
- Sebastian Sheep: Peter and Peggy's butler.
- Smith Sheep: Quincy's assistant. He gets a little strict with her sometimes.
- Moji Tree: A talking tree of Mojies Town.
- Moji Train: The Mojies train that takes Paboo and his friends anywhere.
- Kate Kangaroo: Kerry's mother.
- Ellen Elephant: Emma's older sister.
- Eddie Elephant: Emma's father and the doctor of the Mojies hospital.
- Rachel Rabbit: Rosie's mother.
- Rose Rabbit: Rosie's cousin. She also loves getting into mischief.
- Hiehie Chan: A female robot that David befriends.
- Goddess: The mysterious character.
The series began airing on BS Fuji in Japan from April 2, 2012 to March 30, 2013 and on KBS1 in Korea from May 5, 2012 to May 18, 2013 with a total of 52 11 minute episodes. The Japanese version is accompanied by a live educational interstitial titled Mojires & YOU (モジーズ＆YOU Mojīzu & yū?). All the episodes of the series were uploaded to the anime's official YouTube account a few days after the series finished its airing in Japan.
The series's is both composed by Shīki Yoshizumi and Kazuya Nishioka with cooperation from Snowmobile's. The opening song is titled "DA・BI・DA・GO!" by Shoko Haida and the ending song is titled Mojimojimo~jimoji (モジモジモ〜ジモジ?) by mao.
Considered as the first collaborative effort between Daewon Media and Sega Sammy Holdings, several toys and educational teaching tools were released during the series's airing. Some of the toys were also released by Takara Tomy.