Pucca (TV series)

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Disney's Pucca
Disney's Pucca.jpg
Genre Action/Adventure
Martial arts
Romantic comedy
Slapstick comedy
Created by Voozclub Character Workgroup
Directed by Greg Sullivan
Jayson Thiessen (co-director, Season 2 only)
Voices of Tabitha St. Germain
Brian Drummond
Brian Dobson
Michael Dobson
Dale Wilson
Lee Tockar
Chantal Strand
Kathleen Barr
French Tickner
Richard Newman
Dave "Squatch" Ward
Theme music composer Plus-Tech Squeeze Box
Opening theme "Pucca Funny Love"
Composer(s) Hal Foxton Beckett
Country of origin South Korea
Canada
Original language(s) English
Korean
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 39 (117 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Bartleman
Blair Peters
Michael Lekes (Season 1)
Marc Buhaj (Season 2)
Producer(s) Kirsten Newlands (Season 1)
Lori Lozinski (Season 2)
Running time 24 minutes (whole)
9 minutes (separate)
Production company(s) Voozclub
Studio B Productions
Jetix Europe
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Voozclub
DHX Television
Release
Original network Jetix (Worldwide)
MBC (South Korea)
Family (Canada)
Picture format HDTV: 1080i/720p
Original release 18 September 2006 (2006-09-18) – 11 August 2008 (2008-08-11)

Pucca (짜장소녀 뿌까, Jjajang Sonyeo Ppukka), also known currently as Disney's Pucca, is a Canadian/South Korean animated television series based on a series of shorts created by Voozclub Character Workgroup. The series revolves around 11-year-old Pucca, a young girl who's in love and obsessed with a 12-year-old ninja named Garu. It also has aired on Champ TV and MBC in Korea. Internationally, the series has aired on Toon Disney's/Jetix block in the United States,[1] Europe,[2] and other locales on the Jetix channel.[3]

The series, Pucca, itself began airing on television in 2006, with a set of 26 episodes (78 segments). The second season of the show, consisting of 13 episodes (39 segments), began airing in 2008 after it was ordered to be created by Jetix Europe. In total, not including the previous online aired episodes of the show, this brought the number of created episodes to 117.[4][5]

Characters[edit]

Summary[edit]

The series runs the adventures of a 11-year-old girl named Pucca, who lives in a town named Sooga Village. Her love interest is a 12-year-old ninja named Garu, who owns a cat. Her uncles work in the local restaurant called the Goh-Rong, whose main dish is Jajangmyeon noodles. Then, there's her best friend Ching, who is the same age and is in love with a boy named Abyo, which likes Kung-Fu a lot and is interested to girls.

The series started in 2006 and finished in 2008.

Episodes[edit]

See List of Pucca episodes

Cast[edit]

Actor (English) Character
Tabitha St. Germain Pucca
Ring Ring
Additional Voices
Brian Drummond Garu
Brian Dobson Uncle Dumpling
Michael Dobson Ho
Dale "Fish" Wilson Linguini
Lee Tockar Abyo
Dada
Policeman Bruce
Tobe
Chantal Strand Ching
Kathleen Barr Doga
Ssoso
French Tickner Santa
Richard Newman Master Soo
Dave "Squatch" Ward Muji
Michael Daingerfield Chang

Distribution[edit]

In the United States, the series is distributed by Buena Vista Television International. In South Korea, the series is distributed by MBC Films.

Broadcasting[edit]

Country Channel
Australia 7TWO / Disney Channel
Brazil Rede Globo / Jetix - Disney XD
Canada Family
Costa Rica Teletica - Jetix/Disney XD
Chile Jetix/Disney XD, UCV TV Early February 7, 2011
Europe Disney Channel /Jetix
France France 4 - Jetix
Hong Kong Disney Channel, TVB
Greece Jetix/Disney XD, Star Channel
India Toon Disney (India)
Indonesia Disney Channel / Antv
Ireland Jetix/Disney XD
Israel Jetix/Disney Channel
Italy Jetix (Italy)/Disney XD, Rai Due
Japan Toon Disney/Disney XD, TV Asahi, Chiba TV, TV Osaka
Mexico Jetix/Disney XD, Azteca 7, SKY México
Pakistan Disney Channel
Peru Jetix/Disney XD
Philippines ABS-CBN, Disney Channel
Poland Jetix, TV4 (Poland)
Russia STS, Jetix/Disney Channel, 2×2
Serbia Fox televizija
South Korea MBC, Champ TV
Spain Jetix
Thailand Disney Channel, Disney XD, True Spark
United Kingdom Jetix (UK & Ireland) (Before being rebranded as Disney XD)
United States Toon Disney/Jetix/Disney XD 2006-2009
Venezuela Jetix/Disney XD, Venevision
Vietnam Disney Channel, Disney XD

Music Tour[edit]

A musical show for the series was held in Lima on 8 October 2009. This location was chosen because of Pucca being "one of the most beloved programs on Jetix's Latin American channel." The show repeated itself eight times from the 8 October through 11 October.[6]

Awards[edit]

At the 2006 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the Pucca episode "A Force of Won" was "nominated for two awards...including the Prix Jeunesse in the Animation category." During the same year, Pucca won the Leo Awards for Best Screenwriting, along with "Best Overall in an Animation Program."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Episodes Trickle Into CN, Adult Swim, Kids WB". 4 March 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "JCP and PUCCA ::: Jetix". 28 August 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Studio B Sees Pucca to TV". Cold Hard Flash. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Ryan Ball (2 October 2006). "Jetix Europe Orders More Pucca". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "PUCCA To Air On Jetix". Cold Hard Flash. 19 August 2005. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Pucca y sus amigos darán espectáculo en Lima". El Comercio. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 

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