Larva (TV series)

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Larva
Also known as Larvae
Genre
Created by TUBAn Co., Ltd
Directed by Joo-gong Maeng
Voices of Bum-ki Hong
Composer(s) Great Park
Country of origin South Korea
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 262 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Sungjai Ahn
Eugene Kang
Producer(s)
  • Ki-tae Kim
  • Ji-na Kim
  • Sang-koo Lee
  • Sean Song
  • Alex Sung
  • Catherine Yoon
Editor(s) Byuong-wook Ahn
Yoon-hee Jong
Running time 1–3 minutes per episode
Production company(s) TUBA Entertainment
Distributor Synergy Media
Release
Original network
Picture format 1080p (HDTV)
First shown in March 15, 2011
Original release March 26, 2011 (2011-03-26) – present
External links
Website
Production website

Larva (also known as Larvae) is a computer-animated television series made by TUBA Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea.[1] This cartoon shows two larvae as its main characters. Larva is also part of Disney Channel Asia and based on[citation needed] the original show broadcast on Disney Channel Middle East.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • 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.[2]

Recurring[edit]

  • 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.

Minor[edit]

  • Bluehousefly 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.
  • Maroondachshund 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.[2]
  • 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.

Production[edit]

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.[1][3]

Episode list[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 March 26, 2011 (2011-03-26) September 24, 2011 (2011-09-24)
2 27 January 5, 2012 (2012-01-05) August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03)
3 104 January 5, 2015 (2015-01-05) September 27, 2015 (2015-09-27)
4 104 January 23, 2018 (2018 -01-23) August 27, 2020 (2020-08-27)

Season 1 - Grate (2011)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Original air date Title Storyboarded by
1 1 26 March Icecream Joo-gong Maeng
2 Mosquito
3 Dancing in the Rain
4 Mushroom Tea-sik Shin
5 2 2 April Gum (1) Joo-gong Maeng
6 Ice Road
7 Straw Byoung-wook Ahn
8 Insectivorous Plant
9 3 9 April Snail Joo-gong Maeng
10 Snoring Byoung-wook Ahn
11 Popcorn
12 Aquarium Byoung-wook Ahn and Dea-bum Kim
13 4 23 April Ham Joo-gong Maeng
14 Psychic Byoung-wook Ahn
15 Fly
16 Spaghetti Dea-bum Kim
17 5 30 April Airform Byoung-wook Ahn
18–19 Cocoon (1&2)
20 Puding Dea-bum Kim
21 6 7 May Watermelon
22 UFO
23 Fishing
24 Out of Body
25 7 14 May Hot Spring
26 Hide and Seek Byoung-wook Ahn
27 Earthquake
28 Hair-growth Solution (1) Dea-bum Kim
29 8 21 May Flood (1) Byoung-wook Ahn
30 Swamp Dea-bum Kim
31 Walnut
32 Soda
33 9 28 May Frog Dea-bum Kim and Byoung-wook Ahn
34 Typhoon (1) Byoung-wook Ahn
35 Cavity Dea-bum Kim
36 Cointoss Byoung-wook Ahn
37 10 4 June Concert Byoung-wook Ahn and Dea-bum Kim
38 Snowball Fight Byoung-wook Ahn
39 Flood (2)
40 Ant Dea-bum Kim
41 11 11 June Stomachache
42 Mummy Byoung-wook Ahn
43 Bee (1)
44 Balloon
45 12 18 June Love Dea-bum Kim
46 Spring Byoung-wook Ahn
47 Christmas Dea-bum Kim
48 Yellow-terminator Joo-gong Maeng
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
52 Snot Joo-gong Maeng
53 14 2 July Hailing Min-seong Kang
54 Pit Byoung-wook Ahn
55 Gum (2)
56 Raining
57 15 9 June Glove
58 Laughing
59 Eye Infection Dea-bum Kim
60 Missing
61 16 16 June Wig
62 Vampire
63 Clock Min-seong Kang
64 Staring Contest Byoung-wook Ahn
65 17 23 June Perfume Min-seong Kang
66 Super Glue Dea-bum Kim
67 Swing
68 Growing a Plant
69 18 30 June Bee (2) Byoung-wook Ahn
70 Scary Night
71 Rope Dea-bum Kim
72 Spider Min-seong Kang
73 19 6 August Super Liquid Dea-bum Kim
74 Nightmare Joo-gong Maeng
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
79 Hand Dea-bum Kim
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
83 Wart Min-seong Kang
84 Typhoon (2) Byoung-wook Ahn
85 22 27 August Chili Show Dea-bum Kim
86 Alien Min-seong Kahn
87 Grape 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
95 Whistle Min-seong Kang
96 Diving Byoung-wook Ahn
97 25 17 September Fire Min-seong Kang
98 Balance Dea-bum Kim
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)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Original air date Title Storyboarded by
1 1 5 January Welcome Larva! Min-seong Kang
2 Soap Bubbles
3 2 12 January Robot Hun-min Jang
4 Brown's Back! Seung-ik Ahn
5 3 19 January Stop, Freeze! Woo-seong Jung
6 Upstanding Byoung-wook Ahn
7 4 26 January Ski Jump Min-seong Kang
8 Black's Back
9 5 2 February Man Date
10 Tomato Byoung-wook Ahn
11 6 9 February Make-up Seung-ik Ahn
12 Gum Byoung-wook Ahn
13 7 16 February Sneeze Min-u Kim and Byoung-wook Ahn
14 Foolish Mushroom
15 8 23 February Magic Jar Min-seong Kang
16 Roulette Byoung-wook Ahn
17 9 9 March Ping-Pong
18 Spider-Larva Min-seong Kang
19 10 16 March Bug Bomb
20 Hi Pink! Byoung-wook Ahn
21 11 23 March Spinner
22 Speaker Dance
23 12 30 March Limbs
24 Bath
25 13 6 April Genius Yellow Min-seong Kang
26 Hi Violet! Hun-min Jang
27 14 20 April Diet Byoung-wook Ahn
28 Fan Hun-min Jang
29 15 11 May Sweat Min-seong Kang
30 Whistle (1)
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
38 Lar-vengers Hun-min Jang
39 20 15 June Once Upon a Time Min-seong Kang
40 Opera Byoung-wook Ahn
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
48 Flower Farts
49 25 20 July Cocoon Min-seong Kang and Byoung-wook Ahn
50 Nanta Joo-gong Maeng
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)[edit]

No. Original air date Title Storyboarded by
1 January 5 Donut Jee-hyun Kim
2 Flare Byoung-wook Ahn
3 Box
4 Feburary 2 Typhoon Tae-wook Koh
5 Fireplug Byoung-wook Ahn
6 Lemon Jee-hyun Kim
7 Gum Fart Min-seong Kang
8 Shade Ji-yeon Kim
9 Ice Jee-hyun Kim
10 Stream Mi-seon An and Min-seong Kang
11 Basketball Tae-wook Koh
12 Tickle Ji-yeon Kim
13 Hiccup Byoung-wook Ahn and Min-seong Kang
14 Mouse
15–16 Garlic (1&2) Mi-seon An
17 Wheel
18 Magnet Seung-hun Kim
19 Stick Insect
20 Oil
21–22 Double Eyelids (1&2) Tae-wook Koh
23 Thunder Red Ji-yeon Kim
24 Cement Jee-hyun Kim
25 The Chaser Ji-yeon Kim
26 Wrap Ye-ri Kim
27 The Silver Mi-seon An
28 Ark Ji-yeon Kim and Jee-hyun Kim
29 Mite Tae-wook Koh
30 Cancan
31 Pink's Secret Min-seong Kang
32 Massage Jee-hyun Kim
33 Loyalty Tae-wook Koh
34 Kung Fu
35 Pipe
36 Tag Ji-yeon Kim
37 Cup Noodle Min-seong Kang
38 Untidy Sleeper Seung-hun Kim
39 Sushi Jee-hyun Kim
40 Breath
41 Tower Stack Ji-yeon Kim
42 Tough Guy Jee-hyun Kim
43 Showdown Tae-wook Koh
44 Dance Battle
45 Booger Jee-hyun Kim
46–47 Detective (1&2) Tae-wook Koh
48 Yellow's Secret Ye-ri Kim and Jee-hyun Kim
49 Straw Seung-hun Kim
50 Confetti Poppers Tae-wook Koh
51 Rain Jee-hyun Kim
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
61 Flash Light
62 Glue Mi-seon An
63–69 Larva Rangers (1–7) Byoung-wook Ahn, Tae-wook Koh, and Seung-hun Kim
70 Feelers 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)
76 Glove Mi-seon An
77 Troublemaker Tae-wook Koh
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
83 Marathon Ji-yeon Kim
84 Tea Tae-wook Koh
85 Flood Min-seong Kang
86–89 New Friend (1–4) Jee-hyun Kim
90 Umbrella Beop-seo Koo and Seung-hun Kim
91 Cheese Min-seong Kang
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
99 Larvarta Seung-hun Kim
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

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