Pororo the Little Penguin

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Pororo the Little Penguin
Pororo the Little Penguin Title Card.png
English Title Card
Genre Children
Theme music composer Bruce Broughton
Composer(s) Bruce Broughton
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52 per season
(until Season 3)
26 per season
(Season 4 - present)
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Loman
Arlene Sherman
Producer(s) Lisa Ferrasan
Mickey Lawrence
Editor(s) Mark Zaslove
Running time 5 minutes per episode
(until Season 3)
11 minutes per episode
(Season 4 - present)
Production company(s) Iconix Entertainment
Universal Cartoon Studios
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel EBS
DramaFever
Original run November 27, 2003 (2003-11-27) – present
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 2002 and the program began airing in South Korea on EBS in 2003.

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.

Premise[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 fennec 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]

Broadcast[edit]

The program was broadcast in Australia, India, and Puerto Rico, among other nations. The series was also broadcast on Cartoonito in the United Kingdom. The series also aired in the United States on ABC Television Network.

Format[edit]

  • Season 1 : 52 x 5' (2003)[2]
  • Season 2 : 52 x 5' (2005)[3]
  • Season 3 : 52 x 5' (2009)
  • TV Movie: Pororo to the Cookie Castle : 1 x 70' (2004)
  • Season 4 : 26 x 11'(2012)
  • Sing-A-Long : 14 x 3' (2006)[4]
  • Pororo's English Show : 13 x 6' (2013)
  • Feature Film: Pororo, The Racing Adventure : 1 x 79' (2013)

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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