Some of the characters
|Genre||Children's, educational, preschool|
|Created by||Lee Dong-woo (RoiVisual)|
|Starring||English: Marc Thompson, Rebecca Soler|
|Theme music composer||Shin Seung-jun|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|Original language(s)||Korean, English|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||104 (26 per season) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Eom Jun-yeong|
|Running time||11 minutes per episode|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||February 28, 2011– present|
Robocar Poli (Hangul: 로보카 폴리; RR: Ro-bo-ka Polli) is a South Korean animated children's television series created by RoiVisual. The series released its first episode on Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) in 2011, and has aired for four seasons. Robocar Poli currently consists of 104 eleven-minute episodes.
While in production, this series was selected for the section of full-length animation at Global Animation Project 2009 hosted by Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), under the title of Piyo Piyo Friends.
In the latter half of 2011, the films were exported from South Korea to France. Internationally, the program currently airs on French and Taiwanese channels. It is also scheduled to air in Japan, on TV Tokyo.[needs update]
On March 12, 2013, Korea Post issued commemorative stamps for the series. As the third installment of the "Korean-Made Characters Series Stamps", Robocar Poli was introduced, following the introduction of Pororo the Little Penguin and Pucca. Two million copies of the stamps were printed for sale (10 copies per set).
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale||Originally Aired|
|1||26||February 28, 2011||July 12, 2011||2011|
|2||26||December 26, 2011||May 15, 2012||2011–12|
|3||26||February 26, 2014||May 22, 2014||2014|
|4||26||August 31, 2015||November 24, 2015||2015|
In Brooms Town, a small town with a capable rescue team, there are always accidents such as a car sliding off a cliff in the rain, a car crash, or a child locked in a firehouse. In every episode, the town's rescue team saves characters from trouble. At the end of each episode, the rescue team strongly advises the characters who are in danger and viewing children.
- Poli (voiced by Marc Thompson): The title character is a robotic blue-and-white police car that can transform into a robot. He has very strong morals and does not give up easily. He is always faithful to his police duties, keeping the safety of town's roads and protecting lives and property.
- Jin (voiced by Eileen Stevens): The rescue team's human member. She has long blonde hair and wears a dark reddish-orange outfit. She is described as a genius inventor.
- Helly (voiced by Kate Bristol): A robotic helicopter in greens, blues and white, he flies over town to look for problems and helps the team with ideas and a drill.
- Amber (voiced by Rebecca Soler): A robotic ambulance van in reds, pinks and white. She is kind, warm-hearted, and shows a great deal of self-sacrifice. She supports rescue missions, giving a diagnosis and first aid to accident vehicles and characters.
- Roy (voiced by Jason Griffith): A robotic red-and-yellow fire truck. He is the strongest member of the rescue team and is in charge of inspecting safety accidents, extinguishing fire and rescuing. He has many gadgets on his back to help the team.
- Beny (voiced by Jo Wyatt): A blue truck which aspires to be similar to Roy.
- Bruner (voiced by David Wills): A bulldozer with two blades for his arms.
- Bruny (voiced by David Wills): Bruner's little cousin.
- Camp (voiced by Kerry Shale): A blue car with a yellow hat that tows a camping trailer and writes for a travel magazine.
- Bucky (voiced by Danny John Jules): a yellow pickup truck.
- Cap (voiced by Nigel Pilkington): a yellow checkered taxicab.
- Cleany (voiced by Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld): a green street sweeper.
- Cranes (voiced by Steven Kynman, Rob Rackstraw and John Hasler): 3 container cranes working at Brooms Harbor. Are called Lefy, Lety, and Leky, and are orange, blue and yellow, respectively.
- Dump (voiced by Keith Wickham): A dump truck that transports trees, sand, and other things around construction sites. In most episodes, he is also called "Dumpoo" or "Dumpy".
- Lifty (voiced by John Hasler): An orange lift car that moves boxes at Brooms Harbor.
- Marine (voice by Eve Bentley): A blue-and-white postal ferry boat, described as kind, who travels around the world.
- Mark:[when defined as?]
- Max (voiced by Terry Mynott): A yellow steamroller regarded as reliable.
- Mickey (voiced by Rob Rackstraw): A mixing truck that transports concrete.
- Mini (voiced by Lisa Ortiz): Musty's granddaughter car, who is most happy to be with him. Mini sometimes disapproves of Rody when he's causing mischief or bullying.
- Musty (voiced by Jeremy Nicholas: A blue classic car with a hat and moustache-shaped grill, he is the oldest car in Brooms Town and her sons are Beny, Mini and Rody.
- Poke (voiced by Paul Panting): An excavator with a yellow hard hat and spade. He communicates by spluttering.
- Posty (voiced by Eve Bentley): A blue mail truck that delivers letters and packages.
- Rody (voiced by Eve Bentley): A green car with a white cap, described as confident and curious about everything.
- SchoolB (voiced by Keith Wickham): is a yellow school bus.
- Spooky (voiced by David Holt): A blue tow truck that does not like being washed.
- Terry (voiced by Mike Pollock): A trailer truck that works at Brooms Harbor.
- Torino[when defined as?]
- Tracky (voiced by Sarah Hadland)[when defined as?]
Traffic Safety with Poli
Traffic Safety with Poli (Hangul: 폴리와 함께하는 교통안전 이야기; RR: Polli-wa Ham-kke-ha-neun Gyo-tong-an-jeon Yi-ya-gi) is a spin-off of the original series. As part of Hyundai Motors' global corporate social responsibility project with RoiVisual and EBS, the series was produced to educate children on the importance of traffic safety, and has aired for two seasons. The first season of the spin-off was shown as six 11-minute episodes, each with two segments. In Canada, the series was produced by Treehouse TV.
|Season||Episodes||Season premiere||Season finale||Originally aired|
|1||12||December 5, 2011||December 20, 2011||2011|
|2||14||March 1, 2013||May 31, 2013||2013|
Fire Safety with Roy
- Korea – Educational Broadcasting System, Tooniverse, JEI TV
- France – Piwi Plus, Gulli
- Taiwan – ETTV Yoyo
- Japan – TV Tokyo
- United States – Nickelodeon
- United Kingdom – Nick Jr. Too
- Canada – Treehouse, Tvo Kids, Yoopa, CBC, Knowledge Network
- Philippines – Nick Jr, Nickelodeon
- Australia – Go!
- Israel – Nick Jr.
- Italy – Cartoonito
- Russia – STS
- Portugal – RTP 2
- Ukraine – PLUSPLUS
- Estonia – Kanal 2
- Finland – MTV Juniori
- Poland – MiniMini+, TVP1
- Denmark – DR1
- Turkey – Atv
- Singapore – Okto
- Malaysia – Astro Ceria
- India – Hungama TV (Traffic Safety with Robocar Poli )
- Indonesia – Rajawali Televisi
- Hungary – Minimax
This series has had high ratings in South Korea, and became the chief rival of Pororo the Little Penguin which had been number one in the industry. Related merchandise includes cakes, toys, books, and apparel. In South Korea, Poli is frequently called 폴총리 (Pol-chong-ri) which means "Poli, the Minister of Children". This follows Pororo which is famously known as 뽀통령 (Po-tong-ryeong), meaning "Pororo, the President of Children".
- Pororo the Little Penguin
- Cars Toons
- Tayo the Little Bus
- Bob the Builder
- Fireman Sam
- Barney and Friends
- Blaze and the Monster Machines
- Super Wings
- Noddy, Toyland Detective
- "Press Conference Korea Indonesia Film Festival (KIFF) 2015 - Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- "'Global Animation Project 2009' kicks off". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Lee, Gyeong-min (23 January 2013). "로보카폴리 4월 일본TV 전파탄다". etnews (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Jo, Yeong-min (11 March 2013). '로보카 폴리' 12일 우표로 출시. Asia News Agency (in Korean). Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- Lee, Mi-ji (13 March 2013). 로보카 폴리 우표 200만장 발행. NocutNews (in Korean). Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- "Broomstown". Robocar Poli official website. Retrieved 5 April 2016. Select character.
- Kate Bristol (March 8, 2016). "YEAHHH! ROBOCAR POLI! I play the little green helicopter in this show (his name is Hally) and it's SUPER CUTE. heart emoticon". Facebook. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
- Lee, Gang-hyeok (20 July 2011). 현대차, '폴리'와 함께 교통안전 애니메이션 공급. NEWSPIM (in Korean). Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Maeng, Jun-ho (18 July 2012). 현대차, '로보카 폴리 교통안전 이야기' 시즌2 제작. internethankookilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 30 March 2013. See "이날 개막식에서 현대차는 시즌2의 첫번째 에피소드인 '길모퉁이에서의 안전수칙'편을 공개했다." and "나머지 13개편은 연말까지 제작해 EBS TV를 통해 방영".
- Lee, Seong-soo (9 June 2011). 뽀로로 케이크 다음은 로보카 폴리다. EBN (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Lee, Gyeong-seon (25 January 2012). "로보카폴리 잡아라" 아빠는 지금 전쟁중. Kukinews (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Lee, Yeon-chun (20 December 2012). 올해 크리스마스, 어린이에겐 대통령보다 폴총리. NEWSPIM (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013. See "로보카 폴리는 '폴총리(로보카폴리+총리)'라는 별칭으로 불릴 정도로 어린이들 사이에서 최고의 인기를 누리고 있는 캐릭터".
- [우정이야기]'폴총리' 우표나라에 출동하다. The Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013. See "어린이 대통령이라고 해서 '뽀통령'으로 통하는 '뽀로로'".
- Webpage of Robocar Poli on EBS (in Korean)