|Also known as||PiyoPiyo Friends Robo Poli|
|Created by||Lee Dong-woo (RoiVisual)|
|Voices of||Marc Thompson, Rebecca Soler, and more|
|Theme music composer||Shin Seung-jun|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||104 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Eom Jun-yeong|
|Running time||11 minutes per episode|
|Original network||Educational Broadcasting System|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||February 28, 2011– present|
Robocar Poli (Hangul: 로보카 폴리; RR: Roboka Poli) 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 consists of 104 eleven-minute episodes.
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 in the US): 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 in the US): The rescue team's human member. She has long blonde hair (but short pony-pigtail) and wears a dark reddish-orange outfit. She is described as a genius inventor.
- Helly (voiced by Kate Bristol in the US): A robotic helicopter in greens, blues and white, she (in the dub Helly is male) flies over town to look for problems and helps the team with ideas and a drill.
- Amber (voiced by Rebecca Soler in the US): A robotic ambulance van in reds, pinks and whites. She is kind, warm-hearted, and shows a great deal of self-sacrifice. She supports rescue missions, giving a diagnosis and first aid to characters that have an accident.
- Roy (voiced by Jason Griffith in the US): 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.
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 PiyoPiyo 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. The series aired in Japan on TV Tokyo between April 6, 2013 and September 24, 2014.
An English dub of Robocar Poli airs in Singapore on Okto. In Canada, it debuted on Treehouse TV on January 6, 2018. It is also available on Netflix and YouTube. A separate British dub of the series began airing on Nick Jr. Too in the UK starting February 27, 2017.
|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|
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".
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).
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 first 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. In Singapore, it debuted on Okto on December 27, 2015.
|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
Daily Life Safety with Amber
«Daily Life Safety with Amber» is the third spin-off of the original series. A centered on Amber debuted in August 2018 on EBS.
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For the section of full-length animation, two works such as 'the Hen that Went outside the Yard (MK Pictures) and PiyoPiyo Friends (Roivisual) have been chosen.
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