Pucca (TV series)

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Disney's Pucca
Disney's Pucca.jpg
Genre Action/Adventure
Martial arts
Romantic comedy
Slapstick comedy
Created by Boo Kyoung Kim
Calvin Kim (co-creator)
Directed by Greg Sullivan
Jayson Thiessen (co-director, Season 2 only)
Voices of Tabitha St. Germain
Brian Drummond
Brian Dobson
Michael Dobson
Dale Wilson
Lee Tockar
Chantal Strand
Kathleen Barr
French Tickner
Richard Newman
Dave "Squatch" Ward
Theme music composer Plus-Tech Squeeze Box
Opening theme "Pucca Funny Love"
Composer(s) Hal Foxton Beckett
Country of origin South Korea
Canada
Original language(s) English
Korean
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 39 (117 segments) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Bartleman
Blair Peters
Michael Lekes (Season 1)
Marc Buhaj (Season 2)
Producer(s) Kirsten Newlands (Season 1)
Lori Lozinski (Season 2)
Running time 24 minutes (whole)
9 minutes (separate)
Production company(s) VOOZ Character System
Studio B Productions
Jetix Europe
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
VOOZ Character System
DHX Television
Broadcast
Original channel Jetix (Worldwide)
MBC (South Korea)
Family (Canada)
Picture format HDTV: 1080i/720p
Original run 8 September 2006 (2006-09-08) – 24 July 2008 (2008-07-24)

Pucca (짜장소녀 뿌까, Jjajang Sonyeo Ppukka), also known currently as Disney's Pucca, is a Canadian/South Korean animated television series based on a series of shorts created by VOOZ Character System. The series revolves around 11-year-old Pucca, a young girl who's in love and obsessed with a 12-year-old ninja named Garu. It also has aired on Champ TV and MBC in Korea. Internationally, the series has aired on Toon Disney's/Jetix block in the United States,[1] Europe,[2] and other locales on the Jetix channel.[3]

The series, Pucca, itself began airing on television in 2006, with a set of 26 episodes (78 segments). The second season of the show, consisting of 13 episodes (39 segments), began airing in 2008 after it was ordered to be created by Jetix Europe. In total, not including the previous online aired episodes of the show, this brought the number of created episodes to 117.[4][5]

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

See List of Pucca episodes

Cast[edit]

Actor (English) Character
Tabitha St. Germain Pucca
Ring Ring
Additional Voices
Brian Drummond Garu
Brian Dobson Uncle Dumpling
Michael Dobson Ho
Dale "Fish" Wilson Linguini
Lee Tockar Abyo
Dada
Policeman Bruce
Tobe
Chantal Strand Ching
Kathleen Barr Doga
Ssoso
French Tickner Santa
Richard Newman Master Soo
Dave "Squatch" Ward Muji
Michael Daingerfield Chang

Distribution[edit]

Country Distributor Company
 United States Buena Vista Television International
 South Korea MBC Films

Broadcasting[edit]

Country Channel
 Australia 7Two / Disney Channel
 Brazil Rede Globo / Jetix - Disney XD
 Canada Family
 Costa Rica Teletica - Jetix/Disney XD
 Chile Jetix/Disney XD, UCV TV Early February 7, 2011
 Europe Disney Channel /Jetix
 France France 4 - Jetix
 Hong Kong Disney Channel, TVB
 Greece Jetix/Disney XD
 India Toon Disney (India)
 Indonesia Disney Channel / Antv
 Ireland Jetix/Disney XD
 Israel Jetix/Disney Channel
 Italy Jetix (Italy)/Disney XD, Rai Due
 Japan Toon Disney/Disney XD, TV Asahi, Chiba TV, TV Osaka
 Mexico Jetix/Disney XD, Azteca 7, SKY México
 Pakistan Disney Channel
 Peru Jetix/Disney XD
 Philippines ABS-CBN, Disney Channel
 Poland Jetix, TV4 (Poland)
 Russia STS, Jetix/Disney Channel, 2×2
 Serbia Fox televizija
 South Korea MBC, Champ TV
 Spain Jetix
 Thailand Disney Channel, Disney XD, True Spark
 United Kingdom Jetix (UK & Ireland) (Before being rebranded as Disney XD)
 United States Toon Disney/Jetix/Disney XD 2006-2009
 Venezuela Jetix/Disney XD, Venevision
 Vietnam Disney Channel, Disney XD

Music Tour[edit]

A musical show for the series was held in Lima on 8 October 2009. This location was chosen because of Pucca being "one of the most beloved programs on Jetix's Latin American channel." The show repeated itself eight times from the 8 October through 11 October.[6]

Awards[edit]

At the 2006 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the Pucca episode "A Force of Won" was "nominated for two awards...including the Prix Jeunesse in the Animation category." During the same year, Pucca won the Leo Awards for Best Screenwriting, along with "Best Overall in an Animation Program."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Episodes Trickle Into CN, Adult Swim, Kids WB". 4 March 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "JCP and PUCCA ::: Jetix". 28 August 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Studio B Sees Pucca to TV". Cold Hard Flash. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Ryan Ball (2 October 2006). "Jetix Europe Orders More Pucca". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "PUCCA To Air On Jetix". Cold Hard Flash. 19 August 2005. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Pucca y sus amigos darán espectáculo en Lima". El Comercio. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 

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