Pucca (TV series)
|Created by||Voozclub Character Workgroup|
|Directed by||Greg Sullivan
Jayson Thiessen (co-director, Season 2 only)
|Voices of||Tabitha St. Germain
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
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||39 (117 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Chris Bartleman
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)
Studio B Productions
Disney Television Animation (uncredited)
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television
|Original channel||Jetix (Worldwide)
MBC (South Korea)
|Picture format||HDTV: 1080i/720p|
|Original release||8 September 2006– 24 July 2008|
Pucca (짜장소녀 뿌까, Jjajang Sonyeo Ppukka), also known currently as Disney's Pucca, is a Canadian/South Korean/Japanese 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, Europe, and other locales on the Jetix channel.
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.
The series runs the adventures of a 10-year-old girl named Pucca, who lives in a town named Sooga Village, North Korea. Her love interest is a 12-year-old ninja named Garu, who owns a cat. Her fathers 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.
|Tabitha St. Germain||Pucca
|Brian Dobson||Uncle Dumpling|
|Dale "Fish" Wilson||Linguini|
|Richard Newman||Master Soo|
|Dave "Squatch" Ward||Muji|
|United States||Buena Vista Television International|
|South Korea||MBC Films|
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.
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."
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- Ryan Ball (2 October 2006). "Jetix Europe Orders More Pucca". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
- "PUCCA To Air On Jetix". Cold Hard Flash. 19 August 2005. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
- "Pucca y sus amigos darán espectáculo en Lima". El Comercio. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2010.