Larva (TV series)
|Also known as||Larvae|
|Created by||TUBAn Co., Ltd|
|Directed by||Joo-gong Maeng|
|Voices of||Bum-ki Hong|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||262 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Sungjai Ahn
|Running time||1–3 minutes per episode|
|Production company(s)||TUBA Entertainment|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|First shown in||March 15, 2011|
|Original release||March 26, 2011– present|
Larva (also known as Larvae) is a computer-animated television series made by TUBA Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea. This cartoon shows two larvae as its main characters. Larva is also part of Disney Channel Asia and based on the original show broadcast on Disney Channel Middle East.
- Yellow – is a dimwitted and happy-go-lucky yellow-colored larva with an antenna. Yellow is. often abused by Red, but that never endangers their friendship. Although usually he obeys Red, he loses his mind in front of food.Yellow is bad with Red because he take all things that are for Red and Red always fights him. He changes color from yellow to brown and he grew green shades around his mouth when in extreme emotions.
- Red – a mostly hot-tempered and greedy red-colored larva. Arrogant and often seen abusing Yellow, Red usually ends up hurting himself instead. He usually shouts like a Bruce Lee when afraid or angered.
- Violet – an oversized ghost slug. He is sometimes shown with his lower half buried in the ground. When he is threatened, he exposes his whole body and roars.
- Brown – a dung beetle that gathers poop. To him, poop is either his food or his treasure. He hates it when other insects touch his prized poop. He has a long strand of hair on his right cheek.
- Black – a horned Atlas beetle that has great strength and is usually punching a cocoon (which he uses as punching bag). He's aggressive and will beat up whoever he thinks is messing with him. In "Hello, Black" he turns out to be a slug wearing beetle armor.
- Rainbow – a snail with a red and green shell. When in his shell, he moves slowly, but under that he has a muscular human-like body and can function like humans do.
- Pink – a pink larva with two antennae. She is the only recurring female character. She loves Yellow but Red loves her. She hides a great strength behind her cute, beautiful face.
- Blue – housefly that has numerous smells. Nobody can get close because of his repugnant smell. He often feels gloomy and lonely because nobody can approach him.
- Navy – in "One Wild and Rough World" part 1, this deep-sea fish appears when the sewerage is sunk. He appeared as a goldfish. When Red and Yellow threw him into a sardine can full of warm water, he changed into a deep-sea fish which is often seen whenever the sewer floods. He has a good enough appetite to eat up Red and Yellow.
- Green – A carnivorous plant which eats up anything on the ground. In season 1, he is an enemy to all insects because he tries to swallow the other insects when he encounters them. But he is weaker than Violet. He appears to have a menacing set of teeth.
- Frog – a frog which often appears in the sewer, is sensitive and tries to monopolise all power by eating the insects and larva. He is several times bigger than other normal frogs. He escaped from sewer and went into the house where Red and Yellow lived in a season 2 episode. In season 3 he lives in the sewers again.
- Bee – a honey bee which collects honey. He stings when someone touches his honey that he collected or makes him angry.
- Maroon – dachshund who wears a blue and yellow sweater, appearing in season 2. He attacks when he sees moving things. He buries his valued bones in the ground and is quite temperamental In "Whistle Fart" he turns into a werewolf when he hears certain whistling.
- Prussian – a blue parrot which appears in season 2. He observes other friends and gives a sardonic laugh before attacking.He is also a predator to the larvae. "Nanta" revealed that he used to live in the Amazon rainforest as a hatchling.
- Prism – a chameleon which appears intermittently in various areas of season 2, such as the living room, bathroom, rooftop, and even bedroom; he suddenly appears and attacks Red and Yellow without reason.
- Ephemera – A mayfly who appears in the titular episode. Red has a crush on her, but she has a very short lifespan.
- Bomb bug A bombardier beetle which bombed Yellow, Red and Brown in episode "Bomb Bug" in Season 2. He has ability to bomb a place with acid which comes out from his bottom. He usually does that when he's angry or sad.
- Grey – a rat that appears in season 3. He is an enemy to all larva in this season.
- Ivory – a stick insect that is weak and clumsy.
- The Silvers – twin pigeons who wear a banana and watermelon peel to cover their bald patches. They are known as Yah-Silver and Uhh-Silver due to the sounds they make.
- There are humans who rarely appear and their faces are always off-screen (except a plane passenger in "One Wild and Rough World"). The recurring ones are an old woman and a fat guy who live in the house from season 2.
- Other birds have been shown regularly, including pigeons.
- Cocoa - a hot girl that Ivory has a crush on.
- Mite - a baby mite who Yellow initially adopts, but turns out to parasitically prey on Yellow and the others.
Larva was launched by TUBA Entertainment in 2011, with adult viewers in mind. The producers aimed to create a cartoon that could appeal to an audience of a wide age scale. It debuted on the national channel, KBS and on cable television with short, 90-second episodes. The series quickly became popular, and as of September 2015 was sold to more than 40 countries, including Canal Plus in France, as well as merchandising contracts taking place in Taiwan, Germany, Turkey and Chile, among others. The creators earned 1 million dollars in royalties in the first three months of launching related merchandise, including toys and stationery products.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||March 26, 2011||September 24, 2011|
|2||27||January 5, 2012||August 3, 2012|
|3||104||January 5, 2015||September 27, 2015|
|4||104||January 23, 2018||August 27, 2020|
Season 1 - Grate (2011)
|Original air date||Title||Storyboarded by|
|1||1||26 March||Icecream||Joo-gong Maeng|
|3||Dancing in the Rain|
|5||2||2 April||Gum (1)||Joo-gong Maeng|
|9||3||9 April||Snail||Joo-gong Maeng|
|12||Aquarium||Byoung-wook Ahn and Dea-bum Kim|
|13||4||23 April||Ham||Joo-gong Maeng|
|17||5||30 April||Airform||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|24||Out of Body|
|25||7||14 May||Hot Spring|
|26||Hide and Seek||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|28||Hair-growth Solution (1)||Dea-bum Kim|
|29||8||21 May||Flood (1)||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|33||9||28 May||Frog||Dea-bum Kim and Byoung-wook Ahn|
|34||Typhoon (1)||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|37||10||4 June||Concert||Byoung-wook Ahn and Dea-bum Kim|
|38||Snowball Fight||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|45||12||18 June||Love||Dea-bum Kim|
|49||13||25 June||The Cement||Dea-bum Kim|
|50||Larvatar (1)||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|51||Hip Hop||Dea-bum Kim and Byoung-wook Ahn|
|53||14||2 July||Hailing||Min-seong Kang|
|59||Eye Infection||Dea-bum Kim|
|64||Staring Contest||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|65||17||23 June||Perfume||Min-seong Kang|
|66||Super Glue||Dea-bum Kim|
|68||Growing a Plant|
|69||18||30 June||Bee (2)||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|73||19||6 August||Super Liquid||Dea-bum Kim|
|75–76||Chick (1&2)||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|77||20||13 August||Farting||Min-seong Kang|
|78||Secret of Snail||Byoung-wook Ahn, Dea-bum Kim, and Min-seong Kang|
|80||Bottle||Dea-bum Kim and Byoung-wook Ahn|
|81||21||20 August||Moonlight Waltz||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|82||Hair-growth Solution (2)||Dea-bum Kim|
|84||Typhoon (2)||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|85||22||27 August||Chili Show||Dea-bum Kim|
|88||Quick Sand||Min-seong Kang|
|89||23||3 September||Larvatar (2)|
|90||Toy Car||Dea-bum Kim|
|91–92||Love Love Love (1&2)||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|93||24||10 September||Swan Lake|
|94||Electronic Shock||Dea-bum Kim|
|97||25||17 September||Fire||Min-seong Kang|
|99||Water Show||Min-seong Kang|
|100||Flying Yellow||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|101||26||24 September||Short Arm Octopus||Dea-bum Kim|
|102–104||Wild Wild World (1–3)||Joo-gong Maeng|
Season 2 - House (2012)
|Original air date||Title||Storyboarded by|
|1||1||5 January||Welcome Larva!||Min-seong Kang|
|3||2||12 January||Robot||Hun-min Jang|
|4||Brown's Back!||Seung-ik Ahn|
|5||3||19 January||Stop, Freeze!||Woo-seong Jung|
|7||4||26 January||Ski Jump||Min-seong Kang|
|9||5||2 February||Man Date|
|11||6||9 February||Make-up||Seung-ik Ahn|
|13||7||16 February||Sneeze||Min-u Kim and Byoung-wook Ahn|
|15||8||23 February||Magic Jar||Min-seong Kang|
|19||10||16 March||Bug Bomb|
|20||Hi Pink!||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|25||13||6 April||Genius Yellow||Min-seong Kang|
|26||Hi Violet!||Hun-min Jang|
|27||14||20 April||Diet||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|29||15||11 May||Sweat||Min-seong Kang|
|31||16||18 May||Nightmare||Ji-yeon Kim|
|32||Toilet||Hun-min Jang and Byoung-wook Ahn|
|33||17||25 May||Yellow Chicken||Joo-jae Beom|
|34||Fortune Cookie||Seung-ik Ahn|
|35–36||18||1 June||Mayfly (1&2)||Min-seong Kang|
|37||19||8 June||Ice||Kang-heon Ahn|
|39||20||15 June||Once Upon a Time||Min-seong Kang|
|41||21||22 June||Hide & Seek||Joo-gong Maeng|
|42||Larva Car||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|43||22||29 June||Wild Red||Min-seong Kang and Ji-yeon Kim|
|44||Beanstalks||Min-seong Kang and Byoung-wook Ahn|
|45||23||6 July||Whistle (2)||Min-u Kim|
|46||Golden Brown||Min-seong Kang|
|47||24||13 July||Frog||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|49||25||20 July||Cocoon||Min-seong Kang and Byoung-wook Ahn|
|51||26||27 July||Strange Berries||Byoung-wook Ahn|
|52||Wild Wild Wild World (1)||Joo-gong Maeng|
|53–54||27||3 August||Wild Wild Wild World (2&3)|
Season 3 - New York (2015)
|No.||Original air date||Title||Storyboarded by|
|1||January 5||Donut||Jee-hyun Kim|
|4||Feburary 2||Typhoon||Tae-wook Koh|
|7||Gum Fart||Min-seong Kang|
|10||Stream||Mi-seon An and Min-seong Kang|
|13||Hiccup||Byoung-wook Ahn and Min-seong Kang|
|15–16||Garlic (1&2)||Mi-seon An|
|21–22||Double Eyelids (1&2)||Tae-wook Koh|
|23||Thunder Red||Ji-yeon Kim|
|25||The Chaser||Ji-yeon Kim|
|27||The Silver||Mi-seon An|
|28||Ark||Ji-yeon Kim and Jee-hyun Kim|
|31||Pink's Secret||Min-seong Kang|
|37||Cup Noodle||Min-seong Kang|
|38||Untidy Sleeper||Seung-hun Kim|
|41||Tower Stack||Ji-yeon Kim|
|42||Tough Guy||Jee-hyun Kim|
|46–47||Detective (1&2)||Tae-wook Koh|
|48||Yellow's Secret||Ye-ri Kim and Jee-hyun Kim|
|50||Confetti Poppers||Tae-wook Koh|
|52||A Day in the Life of Larva||Mi-seon An|
|53||Wiper||Bo-ri Lee and Min-seong Kang|
|54||Street Larva||Tae-wook Koh|
|55–56||Yellow's Revenge (1&2)||Seung-hun Kim|
|57||Snowball Fight||Byoung-wook Ahn and Tae-wook Koh|
|58||Life of a Rat||Min-seong Kang|
|59||Fighter in the Wind||Seung-hun Kim|
|60||Larva of the Rings||Jee-hyun Kim|
|63–69||Larva Rangers (1–7)||Byoung-wook Ahn, Tae-wook Koh, and Seung-hun Kim|
|71||Fashion Show||Mi-seon An and Jee-hyun Kim|
|72||Red, a Budding Comedian||Mi-seon An|
|73–75||Insect Killer (1–3)||Ji-yeon Kim; Seung-hun Kim (Part 3 only)|
|78||Sea Battle||Jee-hyun Kim|
|79||Rubber Ball||Ye-ri Kim and Jee-hyun Kim|
|80||Dizziness||Mi-seon An and Jee-hyun Kim|
|81–82||Pitapat (1&2)||Jee-hyun Kim|
|86–89||New Friend (1–4)||Jee-hyun Kim|
|90||Umbrella||Beop-seo Koo and Seung-hun Kim|
|92–93||Distress (1&2)||Jee-hyun Kim|
|94||An Out-of-body Experience||Seung-Hun Kim|
|95||Minicar||Hyo-bin Kang and Jee-hyun Kim|
|96–97||One-sided Love (1&2)||Taek-woo Koh|
|98||Roll a Dung!||Mi-seon An|
|100||Bobsleigh||Jee-hyun Kim, Seung-hun Kim, and Tae-wook Koh|
|101||Christmas||Joo-gong Maeng and Min-seong Kang|
|102||As Time Goes By||Seung-hun Kim|
|103–104||September 27||Goodbye New York (1&2)||Byoung-wook Ahn|
- "'Larva' embraces all ages". The Korea Times. 2013-03-07. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
- Demonstration of characters in main homepage
- "'Pororo,' 'Larva' change game in Korean animation". The Korea Herald. 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2016-10-03.