YooHoo & Friends (2012 TV series)

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YooHoo & Friends
YooHoo & Friends 2012 poster.jpg
The main characters from left to right: Father Time and YooHoo (on the top), Leemee, Pammee, Chewoo, and Roodee (on the bottom).
Genre
Created byDavid Feiss
Based on"YooHoo & Friends"
by Aurora World
Directed byDavid Feiss
Voices of
  • Flavor Flav
  • Mara Kay
  • Cedric Themole
  • Mark Mathison
  • Jan Bos
  • Michelle Brezinski
Theme music composer
  • Rich Dickerson[1]
  • Gigi Meroni[1]
Composer(s)
  • Rich Dickerson[1]
  • Gigi Meroni[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • David Feiss
  • Konnie Kwak
Producer(s)Christine Danzo
Editor(s)Kevin Yi
Running time12 minutes[2]
Production company(s)Toonzone Studios
DistributorMoonscoop US[3]
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
First shown inLatin America
Original releaseJanuary 8 (2012-01-08) –
August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

YooHoo & Friends is an American animated children's television adaptation of the 2009 Korean TV series of the same name, created by David Feiss. It is the second TV series based on the YooHoo & Friends franchise. Changes to the original series were made to better fit western television,[4] such as the series' premise, a story about a group of humans who are turned into animals by Father Time. The series debuted on Cartoon Network in Latin America on January 8, 2012.[5]

Plot[edit]

YooHoo & Friends is about five executives who worked for Nasty Corporation. When Mother Nature notices that they've been slowly destroying the world, she pressures Father Time to stop them from polluting the Earth by turning them into five animals. Together, Lemmee the sourpuss, Roodee the inventor, Pammee the princess, optimistic Chewoo, and their leader YooHoo save the world from all of the environmental disasters they caused as their former human-selves, in return for the gemstones Father Time planted in the locations they visit. When all of the gems are found, the Furry 5 are able to make a wish to become human again.

Each episode also includes a narration from Father Time as he goes back to certain times from the past and fixes them.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Father Time (voiced by Flavor Flav) controls time and acts as the narrator of the series, introducing each episode. He gives the Furry 5 the task to fix all the environmental destruction they caused as executives and find gemstones along the way that will allow them to make a wish and become human again.
  • Mother Nature (voiced by Mara Kay) is Father Time's wife. She was hurt and angered by Nasty Corporation's environmental destruction and ordered Father Time to stop it immediately. She loves her husband and always tries to keep him on track with the Furry 5 and their task to find the gemstones.
  • YooHoo (voiced by Cedric Themole) is a bush baby and the leader of the Furry 5 who guides the others in search for gemstones. He has cream and grey fur, blue eyes and a blue and grey striped tail.
  • Lemmee (voiced by Mark Mathison) is a ring-tailed lemur and the sourpuss. He constantly tries to convince the others that he should be the leader instead of YooHoo. He has grey and black fur, yellow eyes and a grey and white striped tail.
  • Roodee (voiced by Jan Bos) is a capuchin monkey and the inventor. He has brown fur and yellow eyes.
  • Pammee (voiced by Michelle Brezinski) is a fennec fox and the princess. She has a connection to nature and can understand when an animal is hurt or a tree is thirsty. She has white fur, pink eyes and a pink and white striped tail.
  • Chewoo (voiced by Mara Kay) is a red squirrel and the cheerleader. She is always excited and happy, even in the most dangerous of situations. She has red and white fur and pink eyes.

Recurring[edit]

  • Pookee 1, 2 and 16 (voiced by Mark Mathison, Jesse Innocalla and Cedric Themole respectively) are a trio of meerkats who try to steal the Furry 5's gems to make their wish. They have brown fur, green eyes and purple, pink and yellow eye markings and tail tips.
  • Santa Claus (voiced by David Feiss) is Father Time's next door neighbor and has a friend-enemy relationship with him.
  • The Easter Bunny is another friend to Father Time.
  • Leper is a leprechaun who's also friends with Father Time.
  • Happy (voiced by Jesse Inocalla) is a red panda and a frequent guest companion of YooHoo & Friends. He's married to a sea cow named Martha.
  • Loonee (voiced by Jesse Inocalla) is a delusional snowy owl who wants to be a pop star and constantly sings, despite being tone deaf.

Production[edit]

David Feiss stated in an interview that he was contacted by Konnie Kwak, the president of Toonzone Studios, to make the original YooHoo & Friends series into something he could sell to western television. He then approached it similarly to Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily?, where "a foreign language film is re-dubbed in English with an entirely different story, it could be funny." He rewrote dialogue and created 4 minutes of new animation per episode. Feiss has also said that he moved to a house across from Flavor Flav, the voice of Father Time and he agreed to be on the show.[4]

Kwak once saw YooHoo & Friends stuffed toys and thought "they looked pretty cute. The toys had already inspired a 52-episode animated series for younger kids, which aired in South Korea and had received many prestigious awards in that country. But like many Korean properties, it doesn't translate well overseas. So [they planned] to repurpose the episodes to broaden the market." The team had prepared the adaptation for a six to 12-year-old demographic.[6]

Eventually, the series wasn't renewed for another season, causing Toonzone Studios to take legal action against Aurora World over the contractual rights of the series.[7] Aurora World ended up breaking the deal with Toonzone and licensed its franchise to its new distributor, Lawless Entertainment, in June 2014.[8]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboards byOriginal air dateAustralian air date [9]
1"The YooHoos Meet Father Time"
"Hydro Pain"
David FeissTom Krajewski and David Feiss
Tom Krajewski
David Feiss
Jurgen Gross
TBAFebruary 15, 2012
February 16, 2012
When Mr. YooHoo and the other executives of Nasty Corporation are turned into animals by Father Time, they have to reunite Baby Bird with her mother.
The Furry 5 must free the rainbows that were stuffed to a waterfall.
2"Rookie Monster"
"Water You Talkin' About"
David FeissTom KrajewskiJurgen GrossTBAFebruary 17, 2012
February 20, 2012
3"Sugar Rabies"
"Mane Wreck"
David FeissTom KrajewskiDavid FeissTBAFebruary 21, 2012
February 22, 2012
4"Gone Wishin'"
"Scare Play"
David FeissTom KrajewskiBob CampTBAFebruary 23, 2012
February 24, 2012
5"King Frowny Face"
"Salt Lick City"
David FeissTom KrajewskiJurgen GrossTBAFebruary 27, 2012
February 28, 2012
6"Hairy Water"
"Fruit of the Doom"
David FeissTom KrajewskiDavid Feiss
Jurgen Gross
TBAFebruary 29, 2012
March 1, 2012
7"Gorilla My Dreams"
"The Pelican Grief"
David FeissTom KrajewskiDavid Feiss
Jurgen Gross
TBAMarch 2, 2012
March 5, 2012
8"Happy Loves Martha"
"Mummy Dearest"
David FeissTom KrajewskiJurgen GrossTBAMarch 6, 2012
March 7, 2012
9"Radioactive Bird Jewelry!"
"Handsome Is My Maiden Name"
David FeissTom KrajewskiBob CampTBAMarch 8, 2012
March 9, 2012
10"Let's Talk Turkey"
"Loonee Sings the Blues"
David FeissTom KrajewskiBob CampTBAMarch 12, 2012
March 13, 2012
11"The Secret of Stonehenge"
"Ring Ring the Panda"
David FeissTom KrajewskiBob CampTBAMarch 14, 2012
March 15, 2012
12"The Plastic Grapes of Wrath"
"The Missing Lynx"
David FeissTom KrajewskiRufus Leeking
Bob Camp
TBAMarch 16, 2012
March 19, 2012
13"Mole Berries"
"Say Freeze"
David FeissTom KrajewskiBob CampTBAMarch 20, 2012
March 21, 2012
14"Squirrel of My Dreams"
"Cry Me a River"
David FeissTom KrajewskiJim Smith
Bob Camp
TBATBA
TBA
15"The Tree of Wife"
"Eau de Toilet"
David FeissTom KrajewskiJim Smith
Bob Camp
TBATBA
TBA
16"Dr. Platypus and the Flying Squirrels"
"Worms of Endearment"
David FeissTom KrajewskiRufus LeekingTBATBA
TBA
17"The Nasty Book"
"Nasty Rhinoplasty"
David FeissTom KrajewskiWill Finn
Bob Camp
TBATBA
TBA
18"The Return of Dr. Platypus"
"Bloodthirsty the Penguin"
David FeissTom KrajewskiWill Finn
Rufus Leeking
TBATBA
TBA
19"The Venus Man-Trap"
"Shaolin Monkey"
David FeissTom KrajewskiWill FinnTBATBA
TBA
20"Cactus Makes Perfect"
"Nasty Ads"
David FeissTom KrajewskiBob CampTBATBA
TBA
21"Stoney Island"
"Mach Picchu Macho Taco"
David FeissTom KrajewskiBob Camp
Jurgen Gross
TBATBA
TBA
22"Bearly News"
"Peanut Butter and Jellyfish"
David FeissTom KrajewskiJurgen GrossTBATBA
TBA
23"Boring Stone People"
"Buffalo Blow"
David FeissTom KrajewskiRufus Leeking
Bob Camp
TBATBA
TBA
24"Mustache Sauce"
"The Bland Canyon"
David FeissTom KrajewskiBob CampTBATBA
TBA
25"Beaver Dang"
"Frozen Air in a Can"
David FeissTom KrajewskiJurgen GrossTBATBA
TBA
26"Pi Hole"
"The Wish"
David FeissTom KrajewskiJurgen Gross
Bob Camp
TBAAugust 17, 2012
August 20, 2012
TBA
The Furry Five, having collected all the jewels by doing good deeds, finally get their chance to make a wish.

Broadcast[edit]

YooHoo & Friends debuted on Cartoon Network's Movimiento/Movimento Cartoon block in Latin America on January 8, 2012,[10] and later on Boomerang.[when?] The series also premiered on ABC Me in Australia on February 15,[9] and on Pop in the United Kingdom in the same year.[11][when?] The series' distributor, Moonscoop US, originally planned for the show to air on French and German-speaking territories across Europe, "with hopes to reach televisions in next summer,"[3] but this never happened.

Media information[edit]

A game for the series called "Fling the Furry 5" was released on the now defunct YooHooWorldWide website. Toonzone Studios also planned to release a new line of plush toys, playsets, and light up dolls for the series[12] that never happened.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sound Design". Bravermania. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "The YooHoos Meet Father Time". ABC Me. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  3. ^ a b ToonBarn Rob (October 4, 2011). "Moonscoop and Toonzone team to animate Action Dad and YooHoo & Friends". ToonBarn. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  4. ^ a b John Pannozzi. "Platypus Comix Interviews Dave Feiss". Platypus Comix. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Tom McLean (July 1, 2011). "Toonzone's 'Yoohoo & Friends' to Air on CN Latin America". Animation Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  6. ^ Ramin Zahed (April 23, 2010). "The Plush Life". Animation Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Ramin Zahed (October 14, 2013). "Toonzone Takes Legal Action Against Aurora". Animation Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "Lawless to Rep YooHoo & Friends". License! Global. June 6, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "The YooHoos Meet Father Time". ABC. February 15, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  10. ^ Tom McLean (July 1, 2011). "Toonzone's 'Yoohoo & Friends' to Air on CN Latin America". Animation Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  11. ^ Ramin Zahed (May 25, 2011). "Toonzone's 'YooHoo & Friends' to Debut on POP". Animation Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  12. ^ ToonBarn Rob (February 18, 2012). "YooHoo and Friends Toys Arrive This Fall". ToonBarn. Retrieved December 8, 2016.

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