Little Wizard Tao

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Little Wizard Tao
Little Wizard Tao English logo
GenreChildren, Adventure, Fantasy
Written byKim Hyeong-ju, Ha Ji Hye
Directed byLee Byeong-jik
Country of originSouth Korea, China
Original language(s)Korean[1]
No. of episodes39
Production
Producer(s)Park Jinsun
Running time26 minutes
Production company(s)G&G Entertainment
Motion Magic Digital Studios
DistributorG&G Entertainment
Release
Original networkKBS2
Original release13 July 2009 (2009-07-13) –
26 April 2010 (2010-04-26)

Little Wizard Tao is a children's adventure fantasy animated television series co-produced by South Korean G&G Entertainment and Chinese animation studio Motion Magic Digital Studios.[2] The series was originally aired on KBS2 and later distributed to markets in China, Hong Kong, Great Britain and France.[3] Little Wizard Tao premiered on 13 July 2009 and concluded on 26 April 2010.[4] The series focuses on Tao, a young boy with magical powers, as he attends school to become a wizard.

In 2013, it was also aired on KBS World with Little Wizard Tao 2 also airing in 2014.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date
01"My Name is Tao / Off to Wizard School"13 July 2009 (2009-07-13)
02"Turtle Bus Trip / Hello, Wizard School"20 July 2009 (2009-07-20)
03"Kiki's Clone Doll / Our First Class"3 August 2009 (2009-08-03)
04"The New Student, Sheldon / Cleaning the Peach Field"10 August 2009 (2009-08-10)
05"May Ann's Medicine Class / Who Will Be Class Captain?"17 August 2009 (2009-08-17)
06"The Flying Cloud / The Cloud Race"24 August 2009 (2009-08-24)
07"Cloud Tree and Rain / Professor Bao's Reading Homework"31 August 2009 (2009-08-31)
08"A Magic Journey to Spain / A Magic Journey to the North Pole"7 September 2009 (2009-09-07)
09"The Dormitory Ghost / The Legendary Ming Ming"14 September 2009 (2009-09-14)
10"Baby Turtle Kun / Math is Hard"21 September 2009 (2009-09-21)
11"The Treasure Hunt / Search for the Pengs"28 September 2009 (2009-09-28)
12"Jasmin's Birthday / Tao's Golden Brush"5 October 2009 (2009-10-05)
13"Magic Potion Experiment / The Legendary Secret Book"12 October 2009 (2009-10-12)
14"Wizard School Ghost Story / The School Play"19 October 2009 (2009-10-19)
15"Let's Go Camping / The Halloween Incident"26 October 2009 (2009-10-26)
16"MingMing's Transformation / DungDung's Surprise Visit"2 November 2009 (2009-11-02)
17"Tao in Wonderland / MingMing's New House"9 November 2009 (2009-11-09)
18"Mumu's Fake Flu / Professor Bao's Test"16 November 2009 (2009-11-16)
19"My Teeth Hurt / Polley and the Magic Hat"23 November 2009 (2009-11-23)
20"Great Detective Tao / Pongus on a Diet"30 November 2009 (2009-11-30)
21"Super Boy Kiki / Sleepyhead Tao"7 December 2009 (2009-12-07)
22"Ping Pong Master Tao / Raising a Digimal"14 December 2009 (2009-12-14)
23"Christmas and Santa Claus / Snowball Fight"21 December 2009 (2009-12-21)
24"Ski Trip / Wash Up"28 December 2009 (2009-12-28)
25"A Dinosaur Bone / A Journey into the Human Body"4 January 2010 (2010-01-04)
26"Wizard School Broadcasting Station / Happy Cooking Class"11 January 2010 (2010-01-11)
27TBA18 January 2010 (2010-01-18)
28TBA25 January 2010 (2010-01-25)
29TBA1 February 2010 (2010-02-01)
30TBA8 February 2010 (2010-02-08)
31TBA22 February 2010 (2010-02-22)
32TBA8 March 2010 (2010-03-08)
33TBA15 March 2010 (2010-03-15)
34TBA22 March 2010 (2010-03-22)
35TBA28 March 2010 (2010-03-28)
36TBA5 April 2010 (2010-04-05)
37TBA12 April 2010 (2010-04-12)
38TBA19 April 2010 (2010-04-19)
39TBA26 April 2010 (2010-04-26)

Characters[edit]

  • Tao is the seven-year-old adventure-loving protagonist of the series. He is the descendant of a powerful ancient wizard. Before receiving his invitation to attend the magic school, Tao lived with his grandfather. At school, Tao aims to become a great wizard. Tao has a magical paintbrush which turns everything he draws into real objects. Tao also has a soft spot for Jasmine.
  • Jasmin (Xiaoming) is Tao's best friend. She is a good, kind-hearted student who is an advocate for truth and justice. Jasmin has healing powers and does not support violence. Jasmin also has a soft spot for Tao.
  • Polley is a student whose power is shapeshifting into a fox. Polley typically only says three phrases: "good idea", "bad idea" and "no idea".
  • Kiki is a nerdy student and science-enthusiast. He wears mechanical arms on his back.
  • Sheldon (Xiuying) is a boastful, arrogant student and Tao's rival. He is to create and control fire.
  • Mumu is a monkey who attends the magic school. He practices kung fu and wears a jumpsuit with the image of a banana on it.
  • Pingus and Pongus Peng are penguin brothers who have power over ice. They both failed the past three years at school.

Minor characters[edit]

  • Principal Lao is the principal of the school. When he was a student, he was the greatest wizard in the world.
  • Professor Sonn-Sonn is a monkey who teaches P.E. class. His cousin is a great kung fu wizard.
  • Professor Bao teaches chemistry and magic history.
  • Professor May-Ann teaches musica, she is also the school nurse.
  • Professor Griffe's subject is unknown, however, he has the power of invisibility.
  • Grandma Owl is an owl who is the dorm mistress, known for her bad temper.
  • Dodo is a fairy who looks after the school garden. She is intolerant of any mischief the students try to cause.
  • Tao's grandfather looked after Tao before Tao moved to magic school. He enjoys gardening but misses Tao greatly.
  • Dung Dung is Tao's childhood friend. He helps Tao's grandfather look after his garden. Sometimes he visits Tao at the magic school.
  • Pedh Baba is a talking tree who guards a magical pond. The water from the pond is said to heal any wound.
  • Turtle School Bus is a giant flying turtle. A seating area is attached on his back, he acts as the school bus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Wizard Tao". TV France International. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Little Wizard Tao". Fantom Digital. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  3. ^ Kim Do-young (10 July 2009). "KBS 한·중 합작 애니메이션 '꼬마신선 타오'" (in Korean). PD Journal. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  4. ^ "꼬마신선 타오 다시보기 리스트 (Little Wizard Tao episode list)" (in Korean). KBS Able. Retrieved 12 December 2012.

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