History Anime / AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala

9th Mar '16 11:38:18 AM mlsmithca
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* ADogNamedDog: The recurring cast members include a kiwi bird named Kiwi and a duck-billed platypus named Duckbill (though he goes by Bill). Most of the other characters' family names are the same as their species; most notably, Roobear's family are the Koala family, so, for example, the previously-undiscovered title species in "The Koala Butterfly" is not named after the koala in general, but specifically after its discoverer, Papa Koala.

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* ADogNamedDog: The recurring cast members include a kiwi bird named Kiwi and a duck-billed platypus named Duckbill (though he goes by Bill). Most of the other characters' family names are the same as their species; most notably, Roobear's family are the Koala family, so, for example, the previously-undiscovered title species in "The Koala Butterfly" is not named after the koala in general, but specifically after its discoverer, Papa Koala.


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* SpeciesSurname: Most of the central characters' family names are the same as their species; Roobear and Laura are the Koala siblings, Nick and Pamie are the Penguin siblings, and Floppy and Mimi are the Rabbit siblings. So, for example, the previously-undiscovered title species in "The Koala Butterfly" is not named after the koala in general, but specifically after its discoverer, Papa Koala.
28th Jan '16 6:26:16 AM Prfnoff
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An anime from TheEighties, originally titled ''Koala Boy Kokki'' in Japan, depicting the day-to-day adventures of Roobear, his family and his friends in a village somewhere in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}. Originally airing on TV Tokyo from 4 October 1984 to 28 March 1985, it was the final series animated by Creator/{{Topcraft}} before they were merged into former employee Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's Creator/StudioGhibli.

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An anime from TheEighties, originally titled ''Koala Boy Kokki'' in Japan, depicting the day-to-day adventures of Roobear, his family and his friends in a village somewhere in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}. Originally airing on TV Tokyo Creator/TVTokyo from 4 October 1984 to 28 March 1985, it was the final series animated by Creator/{{Topcraft}} before they were merged into former employee Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's Creator/StudioGhibli.
16th Jun '15 10:38:37 AM mlsmithca
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** Played straight with the baby moa from the two-part episode "The Mysterious Moa Bird"/"Love That Baby Moa!"; setting aside the artistic license of having a moa still alive centuries after they are believed to have gone extinct,[[note]] Most zoologists believe the moa had died out by the year 1400.[[/note]] they were native to New Zealand, not Australia.

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** Played straight with the baby moa from the two-part episode "The Mysterious Moa Bird"/"Love That Baby Moa!"; setting aside the artistic license (lampshaded in-universe) of having a moa still alive centuries after they are believed to have gone extinct,[[note]] Most zoologists believe the moa had died out by the year 1400.[[/note]] they were native to New Zealand, not Australia.
11th Jun '15 8:14:11 AM mlsmithca
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** In "The [=McGillicuddy=] Vase," Roobear, when he gets the titular vase stuck on his finger, ends up essentially starving himself (because he is forced to hide his hand to avoid getting caught, and therefore can't use his hands to eat). At the end of the episode, with the vase finally off his finger, Mommy cooks up a gigantic feast for Roobear, which the koala boy happily devours.

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** In "The [=McGillicuddy=] Vase," Vase", Roobear, when he gets the titular vase stuck on his finger, ends up essentially starving himself (because he is forced to hide his hand to avoid getting caught, and therefore can't use his hands to eat). At the end of the episode, with the vase finally off his finger, Mommy cooks up a gigantic feast for Roobear, which the koala boy happily devours.



* ContinuityNod: Although the episodes can mostly be watched in any order, a few episodes contain references to other episodes.

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* ContinuityNod: Although the episodes can mostly be watched in any order, order (aside from those which clearly introduce minor characters, as "Monster Scoop" does for Miss Lewis' excitable assistant Maki-Maki and "Save That Junk" does for Bill the junk-collecting platypus), a few episodes contain references to other episodes.



** Bill the platypus from "The Winner," who lent the boys the raw materials they needed to build their boat, shows up again in "Papa Makes a Pie," when Roobear, Laura, Pamie and Nick are running away from home and visit Bill to get essentials for living in the woods.



* LethalChef: Inverted in "Papa Makes a Pie." Roobear and Laura don't like the eucalyptus pie Papa made for breakfast - and go so far as to run away from home when they're scolded for their rudeness. They meet up with Pamie and Nick, who are also running away for similar reasons, and once they've set up camp, Pamie and Laura try their hand at making cookies, which also turn out awful (Nick actually remarks he'd rather eat a rubber tire), but Laura rightly points out they did the best they could without sugar or butter. When the kids are back home after being rescued by their parents, they try Papa's pie again and remark it's the best they've ever tasted. Apparently it just had to sit.

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* LethalChef: Inverted in "Papa Makes a Pie." Pie". Roobear and Laura don't like the eucalyptus pie Papa made for breakfast - and go so far as to run away from home when they're scolded for their rudeness. They meet up with Pamie and Nick, who are also running away for similar reasons, and once they've set up camp, Pamie and Laura try their hand at making cookies, which also turn out awful (Nick actually remarks he'd rather eat a rubber tire), but Laura rightly points out they did the best they could without sugar or butter. When the kids are back home after being rescued by their parents, they try Papa's pie again and remark it's the best they've ever tasted. Apparently it just had to sit.



* {{Tsundere}}: Betty actually falls somewhere between this and LovableAlphaBitch at times. Despite being Roobear's girlfriend, she doesn't think twice of insulting his skills as a babysitter in "Roobear the Babysitter" or making fun of him along with the other kids in "The McGillicuddy Vase," and won't even hear him out when he tries to explain the misunderstandings at the end of "Pamie Falls in Love." In addition, she's unnecessarily nasty to the other kids at times - for example, she cheerfully insults Pamie for having short legs in "Back to Nature."

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* {{Tsundere}}: Betty actually falls somewhere between this and LovableAlphaBitch at times. Despite being Roobear's girlfriend, she doesn't think twice of insulting his skills as a babysitter in "Roobear the Babysitter" or making fun of him along with the other kids in "The McGillicuddy Vase," [=McGillicuddy=] Vase", and won't even hear him out when he tries to explain the misunderstandings at the end of "Pamie Falls in Love." Love". In addition, she's unnecessarily nasty to the other kids at times - for example, she cheerfully insults Pamie for having short legs in "Back to Nature." Nature".
11th Jun '15 8:05:14 AM mlsmithca
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* CanadaEh: In the English dub, which was produced by Montreal-based Cinar Films (now Cookie Jar Group).
11th Jun '15 8:03:14 AM mlsmithca
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** In "The McGillicuddy Vase," Roobear, when he gets the titular vase stuck on his finger, ends up essentially starving himself (because he is forced to hide his hand to avoid getting caught, and therefore can't use his hands to eat). At the end of the episode, with the vase finally off his finger, Mommy cooks up a gigantic feast for Roobear, which the koala boy happily devours.

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** In "The McGillicuddy [=McGillicuddy=] Vase," Roobear, when he gets the titular vase stuck on his finger, ends up essentially starving himself (because he is forced to hide his hand to avoid getting caught, and therefore can't use his hands to eat). At the end of the episode, with the vase finally off his finger, Mommy cooks up a gigantic feast for Roobear, which the koala boy happily devours.
7th Jun '15 7:29:26 PM ChrisInMI
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* PantyShot: Laura, from time to time during the series and especially noticeable during the Japanese OP sequence. However, this being a show for very young kids, there's no intent to titillate.
7th Jun '15 6:44:25 PM ChrisInMI
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** Bill the platypus from "The Winner," who lent the boys the raw materials they needed to build their boat, shows up again in "Papa Makes a Pie," when Roobear, Laura, Pamie and Nick are running away from home and visit Bill to get essentials for living in the woods.
7th Jun '15 6:37:59 PM ChrisInMI
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The English language dub was given a new theme song ("Brand new day, time to play with Roobear and his friends...") which played over a montage of scenes from the series. The original Japanese credits were... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d5y-sdqrxw a bit more bizarre.]]

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The English language dub was given a new theme song ("Brand new day, time to play with Roobear and his friends...") which played over a montage of scenes from the series. The original Japanese credits were... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d5y-sdqrxw a bit more bizarre.]]]] The Italian dub also features a montage of scenes but yet another different song. The Arabic dub uses an adaptation of the Japanese song.



* DubNameChange: The most notable example is the main character being re-named from Kokki to Roobear, while his parents didn't so much have their names changed as have them removed (see UnnamedParent for details).

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* DubNameChange: The most notable example is the main character being re-named from Kokki (usually romanized as "Kocky" on merchandise) to Roobear, while his parents didn't so much have their names changed as have them removed (see UnnamedParent for details).details). However, most other characters' names, at least in English, weren't changed quite as drastically - for example, Laura is "Lala" in Japanese. In the Italian adaptation, which came a year before the English dub, the main character's name is Colby (sometimes spelled Kolbi).



* LethalChef: Averted somewhat in "Papa Makes a Pie." When Papa makes a eucalyptus pie, Roobear and Laura dislike it and tell Papa so (from the look on Mommy's face when she took a bite, she also didn't like it, but was at least polite enough not to say so). After getting a scolding for being impolite, Roobear and Laura decide to run away from home and meet up with Pamie and Nick, who are also running away from home after a similar incident in their home. In camp, Laura and Pamie try making cookies, which also turn out badly - Nick actually remarks he'd rather chew on a rubber tire - but as Laura points out, it's the best they could do without sugar or butter. The kids have a change of heart just as a storm hits and they are rescued by their parents, who have been out searching for them. When they get home, the kids all eagerly tuck into a eucalyptus pie which they remark is the best they've ever tasted, and are shocked when Papa tells them it's the same one he'd made that morning! Apparently it just had to sit for a while.

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* LethalChef: Averted somewhat Inverted in "Papa Makes a Pie." When Papa makes a eucalyptus pie, Roobear and Laura dislike it and tell don't like the eucalyptus pie Papa so (from the look on Mommy's face when she took a bite, she also didn't like it, but was at least polite enough not to say so). After getting a scolding made for being impolite, Roobear breakfast - and Laura decide go so far as to run away from home and when they're scolded for their rudeness. They meet up with Pamie and Nick, who are also running away from home after a for similar incident in reasons, and once they've set up camp, Pamie and Laura try their home. In camp, Laura and Pamie try hand at making cookies, which also turn out badly - Nick awful (Nick actually remarks he'd rather chew on eat a rubber tire - tire), but as Laura rightly points out, it's out they did the best they could do without sugar or butter. The butter. When the kids have a change of heart just as a storm hits and they are back home after being rescued by their parents, who have been out searching for them. When they get home, the kids all eagerly tuck into a eucalyptus try Papa's pie which they again and remark is it's the best they've ever tasted, and are shocked when Papa tells them it's the same one he'd made that morning! tasted. Apparently it just had to sit for a while.sit.
7th Jun '15 6:24:37 PM ChrisInMI
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* CanadaEh: In the English dub, which was produced by Montreal-based Cinar Films (now Cookie Jar Group).


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* OcularGushers: Particularly with Pamie.
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