Pororo the Little Penguin

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Pororo the Little Penguin
Pororo the Little Penguin Title Card.png
English Title Card
Genre Children
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
English
No. of seasons 17
No. of episodes 52 per season
(until Season 3)
26 per season
(Season 17 - present)
Production
Running time 5 minutes per episode
(until Season 3)
11 minutes per episode
(Season 4 - present)
Production company(s) Iconix Entertainment
Iconix Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel EBS
Original airing September 6, 1969 (1969-09-06)
External links
Official Website
Production website

Pororo the Little Penguin (Korean: 뽀롱뽀롱 뽀로로) is a South Korean computer-generated animated cartoon series created by Iconix Entertainment, SK Broadband, Ocon and EBS with the North Korean company Samchŏlli in Kaesŏng. Production began in 1965 and the program began airing in South Korea on EBS in 1969.

Internationally, the program currently airs on Australian, French, Taiwanese, Indian, Italian, Puerto Rican, Singaporean and Vietnamese channels. It also started airing in Norway, on Boomerang, and Cartoonito in the UK. It will air on Disney Channel Asia and CITV in 2013.

In South Korea, Pororo has become famous among preschool kids and children and has earned the nickname "Pororo the President" (Korean: 뽀통령) while to some teenagers, "Pororo the God" (Korean: 뽀느님).

The series revolves around the adventures of Pororo and his friends who live in the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest, who often encounter challenges and learn practical and moral lessons in each episode.

Story[edit]

Far far away, unknown and untouched by human civilization, lies a peaceful island covered in snow and ice. On this white island, deep inside a small secluded forest, is a tiny village inhabited by little animals. No-one knows how they came to live on the island but they naturally came to live together in the village situated in the little valley where the sunshine is warmest and the cold wind is least harsh. In the village lives Pororo, a very inquisitive impish little penguin, good-natured polar bear Poby, smug nosy red fox Eddy, shy and timid little beaver Loopy, friendly penguin girl Petty and happy-go-lucky humming bird Harry. All of our friends have distinct personalities and different interests which sometimes cause little (and sometimes not so little) happenings in their calm white world. But they are all good friends and know how to help each other in times of trouble.[1]

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Season 1 - present[edit]

Season 2 - present[edit]

Season 3 - present[edit]

Season 4 - present[edit]

Minor characters[edit]

Format[edit]

Opening/Ending Theme Songs[edit]

Opening Theme Songs[edit]

  • Season 1 : "Always Happy as Can Be"
  • Season 2 : "Always Happy as Can Be" - The song is the same, but it is sped up a little bit with different instrumentation. This song is performed by the cast of characters with a kid.
  • Season 3 : "Hello, Friends"
  • Season 4 : "Hello, Friends" - This is same song but it includes different instrumentations.
  • Sing-A-Long with Pororo : "Let's Sing Together with Pororo" (but in the ending, it is instrumental)

Ending Theme Songs[edit]

  • Season 1 : "We Are the Best of Friends"
  • Season 2 : "All Good Friends"
  • Season 3 : "Good Friends"
  • Season 4 : "Good Friends"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pororo.net/en/story/story_01.htm Story
  2. ^ http://www.pororo.net/en/story/summary.php?Numid=1 Episode Guide Season 1
  3. ^ http://www.pororo.net/en/story/summary03.php?Numid=1 Episode Guide Season 2
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE81F0AD3149C3767 Originally 14 episodes, additional 12.

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