Pucca (TV series)
|Voices of||(See Voice cast)|
|Theme music composer||Plus-Tech Squeeze Box|
|Opening theme||"Pucca Funny Love"|
|Ending theme||"Pucca Funny Love" (Extended)|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||39 (117 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||21 minutes (whole)|
7 minutes (separate)
|Production company(s)||Studio B Productions|
Jetix Europe N.V.
VOOZ Character System
|Picture format||HDTV: 1080i/720p|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||18 September 2006 –|
11 August 2008
Pucca (짜장소녀 뿌까, Jjajang Sonyeo Ppukka), is a Canadian/South Korean animated television series based on a series of shorts created by the South Korean company VOOZ Character System. The series revolves around Pucca, a young girl who is in love and obsessed with a 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.
Pucca premiered 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 centers around the adventures of a 10-year-old girl named Pucca, who lives in a town called 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, who likes Kung-Fu a lot and is interested in girls.
The series started in September 2006 and finished in 2008.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||13||September 18, 2006||December 31, 2006|
|13||January 15, 2007||May 14, 2007|
|2||13||March 3, 2008||August 11, 2008|
- Tabitha St. Germain as Pucca, Ring Ring
- Brian Drummond as Garu
- Brian Dobson as Uncle Dumpling
- Michael Dobson as Ho
- Dale "Fish" Wilson as Linguini
- Lee Tockar as Abyo, Dada, Policeman Bruce, Tobe
- Chantal Strand as Ching
- Kathleen Barr as Doga, Ssoso
- French Tickner as Santa
- Richard Newman as Master Soo
- Dave "Squatch" Ward as Muji
- Michael Daingerfield as Chang
Distribution and broadcast
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|DVD title||Season(s)||Episode count||Release date|
|Ninjas Love Noodles||1||13||18 March 2008|
|Kung Fu Kisses|
|Spooky Sooga Village||11||16 September 2008|
|Secret Samurai Santa||10||28 October 2008|
|Sooga Super Squad||1, 2||13||3 March 2009|
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."
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 8 October through 11 October.
- Pucca – information about the Pucca franchise
- Canimals – another children's television series created by Voozclub
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