Pocoyo

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Pocoyo
Pocoyo.jpg
GenrePreschool education
FormatAnimated television series
Created byGuillermo García Carsí
David Cantolla
Luis Gallego
Written byGuillermo García Carsí, Andy Yerkes
Ken Scarborough (series 2)
Directed byGuillermo García Carsí
David Cantolla
Alfonso Rodriguez
Narrated byJose María del Río (Castilian Spanish)
Stephen Fry (English)
Stephen Hughes (English, 3rd season)
Theme music composerDaniel Heredero
Country of originSpain
Original language(s)Castilian Spanish
English
No. of series2
No. of episodes104
Production
Executive producer(s)Kathryn Hart for Zinkia Entertainment
Anne Brogan for Granada Kids
Jonathan Doyle for Cosgrove Hall Films
Producer(s)Carolina Matas
Pilar Cubría
Running time7 minutes
Production company(s)Zinkia Entertainment
Cosgrove-Hall Films
DistributorITV (season 1 only), Granada Kids and Granada International (UK)
Broadcast
Original channelClan TVE
Original run2005 – 2010
External links
Website
Production website
 
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Pocoyo
Pocoyo.jpg
GenrePreschool education
FormatAnimated television series
Created byGuillermo García Carsí
David Cantolla
Luis Gallego
Written byGuillermo García Carsí, Andy Yerkes
Ken Scarborough (series 2)
Directed byGuillermo García Carsí
David Cantolla
Alfonso Rodriguez
Narrated byJose María del Río (Castilian Spanish)
Stephen Fry (English)
Stephen Hughes (English, 3rd season)
Theme music composerDaniel Heredero
Country of originSpain
Original language(s)Castilian Spanish
English
No. of series2
No. of episodes104
Production
Executive producer(s)Kathryn Hart for Zinkia Entertainment
Anne Brogan for Granada Kids
Jonathan Doyle for Cosgrove Hall Films
Producer(s)Carolina Matas
Pilar Cubría
Running time7 minutes
Production company(s)Zinkia Entertainment
Cosgrove-Hall Films
DistributorITV (season 1 only), Granada Kids and Granada International (UK)
Broadcast
Original channelClan TVE
Original run2005 – 2010
External links
Website
Production website

Pocoyo (Pocoyó in Spanish) is a Spanish pre-school animated television series created by Guillermo García Carsí, Luis Gallego and David Cantolla, and is a co-production between Spanish producer Zinkia Entertainment, Cosgrove-Hall Films and Granada International. Two series have been produced, each consisting of 52 seven-minute episodes. English actor and comedian Stephen Fry narrates the English-language version and José María del Río narrates the Castilian Spanish version of the first two seasons, while Stephen Hughes narrates the third season, called Let's Go Pocoyo.

Set in a 3D space, with a plain white background and usually no backdrops, it is about Pocoyo, a 3-year-old boy, interacting with his friends Pato (a duck), Elly (an elephant) and Loula (a dog). Viewers are encouraged to recognise situations that Pocoyo is in, and things that are going on with or around him. The narrator usually speaks explicitly to the viewers and to the characters as well. Each character has its own distinctive dance and also a specific sound (usually from a musical instrument), and most episodes end with the characters dancing. Many episodes also involve parties.

In the United Kingdom, it was originally broadcast on CITV, a children's strand on the ITV network. In September 2007, Channel 5 acquired terrestrial rights in the United Kingdom to the first and second series, making it part of the Milkshake! strand. The show, however, will continue to air on the CITV Channel.[1] Other broadcasters in the English speaking countries include RTÉ in the Republic of Ireland, Nick Jr. in the U.S. nationwide and local station KCET-TV as well as KLCS-TV channel 58-2 in Los Angeles and on Univision in LATAM Spanish, Treehouse TV in Canada,[2] ABC in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand.

In Russia, Pocoyo is aired on Карусель (Carousel) children's channel.

In the Philippines, Pocoyo was aired on Disney Junior.

In Spain, TVE2 started broadcasting the second series in April 2008.[3] The third season began airing in 2010 under the title Let's Go Pocoyo and was designed to teach English to Spanish preschoolers. The makers also wish to embark upon other projects, one of which may be a Pocoyo movie.[4]

In June 2006, Pocoyo was awarded the Cristal Award for the "Best TV Production" at the 30th Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[5]

Development[edit]

Pocoyo's name was provided by David Cantolla, one of the creators, after his three-year-old daughter used it in her nightly prayers saying "Eres niño poco yo" ("You're a child little me") instead of "Eres niño como yo ("You're a child like me"). "Pocoyó" could roughly be translated to English as "little me", "not much me" or "a little bit me", though it is a made-up construction.[6]

The show is created with Softimage XSI software.[2]

Main characters[edit]

Secondary characters[edit]

Episode list[edit]

To date three series have been produced, each with 52 episodes. There is also an unreleased episode entitled "The See-Saw",[8] along with 2 movies released in the Spanish market. However, two films are done by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. It's because Pierce Brosnan narrated the 2 films.

Series 0 (2003)[edit]

  1. Counting Fish

Series 1 (2005-2006)[edit]

The following list for Series 1 is based on the episode guide given on Pocoyo's official YouTube Channel.

  1. Umbrella, Umbrella (Pocoyo finds an umbrella)
  2. Drum Roll Please (Pocoyo plays with a drum)
  3. Swept Away (Pato's hat gets swept away by the wind)
  4. Who's On the Phone? (Pocoyo discovers what a telephone is)
  5. Fetch Loula Fetch
  6. A Little Cloud (Pocoyo and Pato find a little cloud)
  7. A Present for Elly
  8. Pocoyo Dance
  9. The Big Sneeze (Elly keeps sneezing)
  10. A Mystery Most Puzzling (Poyoco and Elly find mysterious large footprints and fears that a large monster is on the loose)
  11. Hush (Pocoyo can not stop speaking when a butterfly appears)
  12. Double Bubble (Pocoyo and Elly make bubbles)
  13. The Key To It All (Pocoyo finds a key)
  14. Keep Going, Pocoyo!
  15. Sleepy Bird's Surprise (Sleepy Bird lays an egg)
  16. Where's Pocoyo? (Pocoyo hides from the narrator)
  17. Drummer Boy Pocoyo (Pocoyo plays with a drum, much to the annoyance of his friends)
  18. The Great Race
  19. Don't Touch! (Pocoyo accidentally touches Elly's tower and knocks it down)
  20. Boo
  21. Magical Watering Can
  22. Table for Fun (Pocoyo and Elly play restaurant, with Pato as the customer. But Pato wants real food, not knowing it's only a game)
  23. Twinkle Twinkle (Pocoyo, Pato & Elly have a free for all when a star falls from the sky snd lands near them)
  24. Hiccup (Pato gets the hiccups)
  25. Pato's Postal Service (Pato delivers mail)
  26. Puppy Love (Loula becomes jealous when Pocoyo gets a new toy puppy)
  27. Bat and Ball (Pocoyo learns how to play baseball)
  28. Elly's Spots (Mysterious spots appear on Elly's body)
  29. Up Up and Away
  30. A Surprise for Pocoyo (Pocoyo's friends throw him a surprise party)
  31. Having a Ball
  32. Super Pocoyo (Pocoyo and Pato play superhero)
  33. Let's Go Camping
  34. Pocoyo, Pocoyo (Pocoyo has fun with echoes)
  35. Elly's Big Chase
  36. Pocoyo Gets it Right (Pocoyo learns how to play golf)
  37. Juggling Balls (Elly teaches Pocoyo the fine art of juggling)
  38. Fussy Duck (Pato tries to stay clean)
  39. A Dog's Life (Pocoyo pretends to be different things)
  40. Pocoyolympics (Pocoyo wants to win a medal during the Pocoyo-lympics, but to no avail)
  41. Picture This
  42. Whale's Birthday (Pocoyo and his friends go under the sea to celebrate Whale's birthday)
  43. Pocoyo's Little Friend
  44. Colour My World
  45. Bedtime (Pocoyo does not want to go to sleep)
  46. A Little Something Between Friends (Pocoyo and Pato have a quarrel)
  47. Giggle Bug (Fred the Octopus (Pulpo) tries to get Pato to giggle)
  48. What's in the Box?
  49. Musical Blocks (Pocoyo finds a set of musical blocks)
  50. Paint me a Picture
  51. Elly's Doll (Pocoyo accidentally breaks Elly's favorite doll)
  52. Wackily Ever After(Pocoyo and friends tell a silly story)

Series 2 (2006-2007)[edit]

  1. Big Pato (Pato finds a pair of sunglasses)
  2. Guess What? (The viewers try to guess what objects Pocoyo is hiding)
  3. All for One
  4. Band of Friends
  5. Upside Down
  6. Pocoyo's Balloon
  7. The Messy Guest (seen in the movie "El Show de Pocoyo")
  8. New on the Planet (A green alien comes to visit Pocoyo world)
  9. Pocoyo's Present (Elly tries to get Pocoyo to open a present for her)
  10. Elly's Ballet Class (Elly gets Pocoyo, Pato, Baby Bird, and Caterpillar to star in her ballet class, but she is too bossy)
  11. Mad Mix Machine (Pocoyo takes people's things without asking and mixes them with other objects)
  12. Who's Calling Me Now? (Pocoyo, Pato, Elly, and Loula make Baby Bird upset after teasing each other with different whistles)
  13. Big Scary Slide (Pocoyo tries to conquer his fear of going down a giant slide)
  14. Elly's Shoes (Elly gets new shoes and refuses to take them off)
  15. Stuck Duck
  16. Planet of Scary Noises (Pato is scared of an orange alien after the tailfin of the Vamoosh goes missing)
  17. Not in my Backyard (People are throwing rubbish throughout Pocoyo world)
  18. Vamoosh on the Loosh (Baby Bird takes a joyride on the Vamoosh and Pocoyo and Pato chases after him)
  19. Detective Pocoyo (Elly's doll goes missing, and Detective Pocoyo wants to help her find it)
  20. Scooter Madness (Pato breaks Elly's scooter)
  21. Space Adventure
  22. Monster Mystery
  23. Party Popper (Pocoyo only wants his friends to play his way at his party)
  24. My Pato! (Elly and Pocoyo have a quarrel over who gets to play with Pato)
  25. Baby Bird Bother (Baby Bird starts following Pocoyo around)
  26. Dirty Dog (Loula is dirty, and Pocoyo, Pato, and Elly try to clean her)
  27. The Seed (Pocoyo takes care of a seed)
  28. Runaway Hat (Pato's hat blows away, and he hides it from his friends)
  29. Invisible Pocoyo (Pocoyo turns invisible with a device that Pato made)
  30. Noise to my Ears
  31. Baby Bird Sitting (Pocoyo tries to babysit Baby Bird, but Baby Bird's noisy and messy antics leave Pocoyo in trouble)
  32. Everyone's Present (Pocoyo, Pato, and Elly each receive presents)
  33. Magic Act
  34. Picnic Puzzle (Food is mysteriously disappearing, and Pocoyo and Elly think Pato is to blame)
  35. Dance Off! (Pocoyo and Pato try to compete against each other in a dance off and it's up to Elly's Dance moves to keep it from getting out of hand)
  36. Pato's Egg (Pato finds an egg)
  37. Pocoyo's Puppet Show (Pocoyo tries to put on a puppet show)
  38. Get Lost Loula (After Loula cheats in hide and seek, Pocoyo forces Loula to leave)
  39. Sneaky Shoes (Pato finds a pair of shoes that help him run faster, but little does he know that the shoes have a mind of their own)
  40. Shutterbug
  41. Angry Alien (An Angry Alien tries to take over but to no avail)
  42. Pato's Paintings (Pocoyo tries to get Pato into painting)
  43. Mystery Footprints
  44. Pato Underwater (Pato decides to meet his friends Octopus and Whale, but finds out his toys don't work underwater)
  45. Poczilla (Pocoyo and Pato pretend to be monsters, not realizing they're scaring off the tiny people of a city)
  46. Elly on Ice
  47. Farewell Friends
  48. Double Trouble (Pato makes a clone of him so he can go on the see-saw)
  49. Horse! (Pocoyo loses his temper when his friends won't give him a real horse)
  50. Elly's Tea Party (Elly invites Pocoyo, Pato and Baby Bird over for a tea party but her bossiness nearly ruins it)
  51. Talent Show (Pocoyo and his friends put on a talent show)
  52. Remember When... (A clip episode where Pocoyo and his friends watch home movies)

Movies[edit]

  1. La Gran Fiesta de Pocoyó
  2. El Show de Pocoyó (Pocoyó y El Circo Especial)
  3. Pocoyo The First Movie: Pocoyo and the Minion Circus
  4. Pocoyo The Second Movie: Pocoyo's Got Talent

Let's Go Pocoyo[edit]

In 2010, a third season was made called Let's Go Pocoyo. It was designed to teach basic English to Spanish preschoolers. It features games, songs, activities, numbers, letters and many more things.

DVD releases[edit]

Region 2 (UK/England)

  • Pocoyo: Series 1 (Episodes 1.01-1.13)
  • Pocoyo: Series 1 - Explore and Discover (Episodes 1.14-1.26)
  • Pocoyo: Vol. 3 - Fun and Adventures (Episodes 1.27-1.39)
  • Pocoyo: Bumper Fun! - Volume 4 (Episodes 1.41-2.13)
  • Pocoyo: Vol. 5 - Scooter Madness (Episodes 2.14-2.26)

Pocoyo Friendy Fun Episodes 1.41-1.13

Region 1 (US/Canada)

  • Pocoyo: Meet Pocoyo (Episodes 1.03-1.05 and 1.07-1.10)
  • Pocoyo: Pocoyo and Friends
  • Pocoyo: Super Pocoyo
  • Pocoyo: Fun & Dance
  • Pocoyo: Let's Party [Episodes: 1. Who’s On the Phone, 2. A Present for Elly, 3. Whale’s Birthday, 4. Pocoyo’s Puppet Show, 5. Party Pooper, 6. Pocoyo’s Present, 7. Everyone’s Present, 8. The Great Race, 9. Elly’s Tea Party, 10. Pato Underwater, 11. Baby Bird Bother, 12. Farewell Friends]'

Region 4 (Australia/New Zealand)

  • Pocoyo: Drum Roll Please (Episodes 1.01-1.09)
  • Pocoyo: Swept Away (Episodes 1.10-1.18)
  • Pocoyo: Mystery Footprints (Episodes 1.19-1.27)
  • Pocoyo: A Surprise For Pocoyo (Episodes 1.28-1.36)
  • Pocoyo: Bedtime (Episodes 1.37-1.45)
  • Pocoyo: A Dog's Life (Episodes 1.46-1.52)
  • Pocoyo: Messy Guest (Episodes 2.01-2.10)
  • Pocoyo: Scooter Madness (Episodes 2.11-2.20)
  • Pocoyo: Baby Bird (Episodes 2.21-2.31)
  • Pocoyo: Sneaky Shoes (Episodes 2.32-2.41)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pocoyo makes terrestrial move to Five". Broadcast Now. 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  2. ^ a b Pocoyo show information on Treehouse TV
  3. ^ "Pocoyo estrena segunda temporada este viernes en La 2". RTVE. 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Pocoyo "The movie"". The Official Pocoyo Blog. 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  5. ^ Animaquid - Award Winners - Film index
  6. ^ "Why Pocoyo?". The Official Pocoyo Blog. 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  7. ^ "FAQ (1.0)". The Official Pocoyo Blog. 2006-10-10. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  8. ^ "FAQ (1.0)". The Official Pocoyo Blog. 2006-10-10. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 

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