History Anime / AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala

28th Oct '16 5:27:23 AM kirara19
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* EggMacGuffin: The episode "Laura Finds an Egg" had Laura Koala finding an egg while playing baseball. The egg turns out to be that of a sea turtle and Laura chooses to set the turtle free rather than keep it. Of course, when you consider the fact that [[FridgeHorror few baby sea turtles grow up to be adults]]...

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* EggMacGuffin: The episode "Laura Finds an Egg" had Laura Koala finding an egg while playing baseball. The egg turns out to be that of a sea turtle and Laura chooses to set the turtle free rather than keep it. Of course, when you consider the fact that [[FridgeHorror few baby sea turtles grow up to be adults]]...
18th Aug '16 10:17:39 AM KoopaKid17
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* TerribleTrio: The Kangaroo Brothers: Walter, Horsey and Colt.
27th Jul '16 7:46:44 AM mlsmithca
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* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: It's an Australia-set series with anthropomorphic animals, so naturally there must be kangaroos in the cast - namely, Walter and his brothers, Horsey and Colt.
5th Jun '16 8:08:35 PM mlsmithca
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Indulged in for the sake of RuleOfCool in "A Whale of a Ride". After loading fish into whales' mouths to be transported to cleaner oceans elsewhere, Roobear gets engrossed in conversation with a goldfish, and he and Laura are still inside one of the whales when they swim out to sea. They eventually get sprayed out through the whale's blowhole. In reality, though a whale's mouth is large, it cannot swallow anything larger than a beach ball. Furthermore, the digestive tract is not connected to the blowhole, which is part of the respiratory system. And where is the light source by which Roobear and Laura are able to navigate the whale's insides?
25th May '16 7:22:30 AM mlsmithca
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The prominence of the Breadknife rock formation overlooking the village places it somewhere in New South Wales, about 350 miles from Sydney. However, in "Heavenly Fireworks", Weather journeys on foot to Ayers Rock to research the likelihood of a spectacular meteor shower, a journey which appears to take a day at most. The Breadknife and Ayers Rock are actually over 1,000 miles apart, so to make that journey on foot would take over a month; the writers evidently decided to set the distance aside in the interest of having an excuse to depict Ayers Rock's visual splendour.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The prominence of the Breadknife rock formation overlooking the village places it somewhere in New South Wales, about 350 miles from Sydney. However, in "Heavenly Fireworks", Weather journeys on foot to Ayers Rock to research the likelihood of a spectacular meteor shower, a journey which appears to take a day at most. The Breadknife and Ayers Rock are actually over 1,000 miles apart, so to make that journey on foot would take over a month; the writers evidently decided to set the distance aside in the interest of having an excuse to depict Ayers Rock's visual splendour.



** Walter cheats yet again in "Roobear's Invention". As part of an invention contest/showcase, Walter claims to have built a life-size robot that only needs verbal commands to work. The robot is actually exposed as one of Walter's brothers in disguise during a dancing demonstration.

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** Walter cheats yet again in "Roobear's Invention". As part of an invention contest/showcase, Walter claims to have built a life-size robot that only needs verbal commands to work. The robot is actually exposed as one of Walter's brothers in disguise during a dancing demonstration.



* 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". 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.



* PieInTheFace: Or actually cake in the face in "The Old Clock Tower". To rebuild the local clock tower, a bazaar and bake sale is held to raise funds. One of the cakes at the bake sale is a birthday cake made in honor of the clock tower's birthday. Walter and his brothers spot the cake, offering to buy it since they think it's for Walter's birthday (which falls on the same day as the clock tower's birthday). After being refused, Walter tries to claim the cake anyway, only for it to be ruined after it falls on the ground in a struggle. In anger, Walter starts flinging chunks of cake at everyone, triggering a FoodFight. In the end, Roobear and friends learn about Walter's birthday and bring Walter his very own birthday cake.

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* PieInTheFace: Or actually cake in the face in "The Old Clock Tower". To rebuild the local clock tower, a bazaar and bake sale is held to raise funds. One of the cakes at the bake sale is a birthday cake made in honor of the clock tower's birthday. Walter and his brothers spot the cake, offering to buy it since they think it's for Walter's birthday (which falls on the same day as the clock tower's birthday). After being refused, Walter tries to claim the cake anyway, only for it to be ruined after it falls on the ground in a struggle. In anger, Walter starts flinging chunks of cake at everyone, triggering a FoodFight. In the end, Roobear and friends learn about Walter's birthday and bring Walter his very own birthday cake.



* {{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", 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".
13th May '16 5:39:28 PM GarrulousTiger
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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). 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).

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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). However, most other characters' names, at least in English, weren't changed quite as drastically drastically, or in many cases, only Anglicized - 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).
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".
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