Robocar Poli

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Robocar Poli
Characters of Robocar Poli.jpg
Some of the characters
Genre Children's, educational, preschool
Created by Lee Dong-woo (RoiVisual)
Starring English: Marc Thompson, Rebecca Soler[1]
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)
Production
Executive producer(s) Eom Jun-yeong
Producer(s)
  • Kim Seon-goo
  • Bak Jeong-min
  • Nam Han-gil
  • Kim Rae-gyeong
  • Park Jung-min
Running time 11 minutes per episode
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Picture format 1080i
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release February 28, 2011 (2011-02-28) – present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website www.robocarpoli.com
Production
website
www.aniroi.com

Robocar Poli (Hangul로보카 폴리; RRRo-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.[2]

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.[3][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.[4] Two million copies of the stamps were printed for sale (10 copies per set).[5]

Episode list[edit]

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
5 TBA 2017 2017 2017
6 TBA 2018 2018 2018
Full movie 2017 2017

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Poli (voiced by Marc Thompson): The title character is a robotic blue-and-white police car that can transform into a robot.[6] 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.[6]
  • Helly (voiced by Kate Bristol):[7] A robotic helicopter in greens, blues and white,[6] 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.[6] 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.[6] 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.

Supporting characters[edit]


Traffic Safety with Poli[edit]

Traffic Safety with Poli (Hangul폴리와 함께하는 교통안전 이야기; RRPolli-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,[9] 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.

Episode list[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale Originally aired
1 12 December 5, 2011 December 20, 2011 2011
2 14[10] March 1, 2013 May 31, 2013 2013

Fire Safety with Roy[edit]

Full-length film[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

Reception[edit]

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,[11] toys,[12] books, and apparel. In South Korea, Poli is frequently called 폴총리 (Pol-chong-ri) which means "Poli, the Minister of Children".[13] This follows Pororo which is famously known as 뽀통령 (Po-tong-ryeong), meaning "Pororo, the President of Children".[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Conference Korea Indonesia Film Festival (KIFF) 2015 - Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "'Global Animation Project 2009' kicks off". Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Lee, Gyeong-min (23 January 2013). "로보카폴리 4월 일본TV 전파탄다". etnews (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Jo, Yeong-min (11 March 2013). '로보카 폴리' 12일 우표로 출시. Asia News Agency (in Korean). Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Lee, Mi-ji (13 March 2013). 로보카 폴리 우표 200만장 발행. NocutNews (in Korean). Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Broomstown". Robocar Poli official website. Retrieved 5 April 2016. Select character. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2014-06-12/anirevo-proudly-welcomes-voice-actor-lisa-ortiz-to-canada/.75499
  9. ^ Lee, Gang-hyeok (20 July 2011). 현대차, '폴리'와 함께 교통안전 애니메이션 공급. NEWSPIM (in Korean). Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  10. ^ 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".
  11. ^ Lee, Seong-soo (9 June 2011). 뽀로로 케이크 다음은 로보카 폴리다. EBN (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  12. ^ Lee, Gyeong-seon (25 January 2012). "로보카폴리 잡아라" 아빠는 지금 전쟁중. Kukinews (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  13. ^ 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".
  14. ^ [우정이야기]'폴총리' 우표나라에 출동하다. The Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2013.  See "어린이 대통령이라고 해서 '뽀통령'으로 통하는 '뽀로로'".

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