History WesternAnimation / LittlestPetShop

24th Sep '13 4:04:52 PM StFan
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So far, there have been two AnimatedShows based on the ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' franchise:

* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''
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So far, there have been two AnimatedShows based on the ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' franchise:

* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''
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27th Dec '12 1:59:05 PM MarkLungo
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So far, there have been two AnimatedShows based on the ''Littlest Pet Shop'' franchise:

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So far, there have been two AnimatedShows based on the ''Littlest Pet Shop'' ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' franchise:
29th Oct '12 4:07:12 PM MarkLungo
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This [[TheNineties 1995]] AnimatedShow is based on the pre-existing [[Toys/LittlestPetShop toy line]], but goes in its own direction.

In a CityWithNoName, a kindly eccentric named Elwood P. Harvey runs a pet shop that features miniature animals called the Littlest Pets. Unknown to Elwood, the tiny pets have [[MouseWorld their own society]] and experience lots of misadventures. This especially applies to the five main characters:

* '''Stu''': A blue dog who's a well-meaning, lovable bumbler.
* '''Chloe''': A sarcastic purple cat who's been reincarnated many times since she first lived in AncientEgypt.
* '''Viv''': A musically-inclined pink rabbit who sings, dances, plays various instruments, and speaks with an adorable [[BritishAccents British accent]]. Her songs are accompanied by a backing band who live inside her top hat.
* '''Chet''': A macho yellow horse who talks and acts like a traditional {{cowboy}}.
* '''Squeaks''': A banana-loving brown monkey. His main role is helping the other characters, and he communicates with sounds instead of speech, not unlike Zipper from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.

If the description makes ''Littlest Pet Shop'' sound like a innocuous show for toddlers, you're in for a pleasant surprise. The series isn't modeled after ''Franchise/CareBears'', but ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''; it's full of witty dialogue, slapstick humor, pop culture parodies, and even some occasional satire. Much of the series' humor will go over the heads of the small children that it was presumably intended for, and maybe that's why it didn't get the ratings it deserved; it simply wasn't the show that anyone expected it to be.

Despite its flaws (most notably cheap animation and wimpy music), ''Littlest Pet Shop'' is definitely a series that NeedsMoreLove. It hasn't even gotten much attention from the FurryFandom that you would expect to embrace it; fan art of the characters, wholesome or [[RuleThirtyFour otherwise]], is surprisingly rare.

Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'', which has its own entry.

!!Tropes:

* {{Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animal}}s: The animal characters wear little or no clothing.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Out of the five main characters, Squeaks is the only one who has a realistic fur color.
* BigBad: Delilah, a normal-sized monitor lizard whose goal is to eat the other animals.
* BigEater: Stu.
* BoisterousBruiser: Chet.
* CatsAreSnarkers[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: Chloe.
* ClusterBleepBomb: Used in "Bunny Beat", during a sequence parodying an infamous Music/{{Madonna}} appearance on ''Late Night With DavidLetterman'' where she engaged in a ClusterFBomb. (See what we mean about ParentalBonus humor?)
* CoolOldLady: Mumsy.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Sarge parodies the trope.
* EgomaniacHunter[=/=]EvilBrit: The villain from "Travels with My Mumsy".
* EvilTwin[=/=]TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Both tropes are exemplified by Chloe and her sister in the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''Chloe's Evil Twin"]].
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The theme song was originally instrumental, but lyrics and vocals were added later.
* FakeBand: Viv and her [[StealthPun "hat band"]].
* FakeBrit: Viv, Mumsy and some of the incidental characters have British accents, but are played by Canadians.
* TheFool: Stu.
* FourFingeredHands: The entire cast.
* GangOfCritters
* {{Hammerspace}}: Viv's top hat.
* LimitedAnimation
* MerchandiseDriven: Not only was the series based on an established toy line, but the show's main characters were made as figures in a SpinOff toy line...
** ToylessToylineCharacter: ...except for poor Chet.
* MouseWorld
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: Presumably what the producers were going for, given the unexpected similarities to ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Viv betrays the other pets in one episode when the villians offer her a steady gig, but soon comes to regret it, prompting this lament.
* NiceHat: Viv's top hat.
* ParentalBonus: The source of much of the show's humor.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Chet is strong enough to lift a piano, which doesn't sound that impressive until you take into account he's only ''three inches tall''.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Delilah.
* ShoutOut: Plenty of them, starting with Elwood's name, a reference to the main characters of ''Theatre/{{Harvey}}''.
** Then there are the [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' (in "Bunny Beat").
* StealthPun: Viv is a rabbit with a magic hat. Get it?
* TheUnintelligible: Squeaks.
* WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: See ShoutOut.
* TheWonka: Elwood.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The plot of "Who Scrooged [=McRude=]?".

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In 2011, seven webisodes based on the current version of the toy line were released under the series title ''Littlest Pet Shop Presents'':

* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN4w4g2_NeA Rock Band]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLgOZuIquy4 Blythe Scooter]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f90Fei22AMc Meow Manor]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0iJOl6HdaE Hamster Playground]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srvUYcKcBpA Blythe and Bunny]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP13Byn59Pg Pets on the Go]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3wowO2tal0 Centipede Photo Shoot]]''

!!Tropes:

* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: ''Hamster Playground''.
* ADogNamedDog: The pets.
* MerchandiseDriven
* TokenHuman: Blythe.
* UnmovingPlaid: Centipede's sparkle.

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[[quoteright:199:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LittlestPetShop_2667.jpg]]

This [[TheNineties 1995]] AnimatedShow is
So far, there have been two AnimatedShows based on the pre-existing [[Toys/LittlestPetShop toy line]], but goes in its own direction.

In a CityWithNoName, a kindly eccentric named Elwood P. Harvey runs a pet shop that features miniature animals called the Littlest Pets. Unknown to Elwood, the tiny pets have [[MouseWorld their own society]] and experience lots of misadventures. This especially applies to the five main characters:

* '''Stu''': A blue dog who's a well-meaning, lovable bumbler.
* '''Chloe''': A sarcastic purple cat who's been reincarnated many times since she first lived in AncientEgypt.
* '''Viv''': A musically-inclined pink rabbit who sings, dances, plays various instruments, and speaks with an adorable [[BritishAccents British accent]]. Her songs are accompanied by a backing band who live inside her top hat.
* '''Chet''': A macho yellow horse who talks and acts like a traditional {{cowboy}}.
* '''Squeaks''': A banana-loving brown monkey. His main role is helping the other characters, and he communicates with sounds instead of speech, not unlike Zipper from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.

If the description makes
''Littlest Pet Shop'' sound like a innocuous show for toddlers, you're in for a pleasant surprise. The series isn't modeled after ''Franchise/CareBears'', but ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''; it's full of witty dialogue, slapstick humor, pop culture parodies, and even some occasional satire. Much of the series' humor will go over the heads of the small children that it was presumably intended for, and maybe that's why it didn't get the ratings it deserved; it simply wasn't the show that anyone expected it to be.

Despite its flaws (most notably cheap animation and wimpy music), ''Littlest Pet Shop'' is definitely a series that NeedsMoreLove. It hasn't even gotten much attention from the FurryFandom that you would expect to embrace it; fan art of the characters, wholesome or [[RuleThirtyFour otherwise]], is surprisingly rare.

Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'', which has its own entry.

!!Tropes:

franchise:

* {{Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animal}}s: The animal characters wear little or no clothing.
''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995''
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Out of the five main characters, Squeaks is the only one who has a realistic fur color.
* BigBad: Delilah, a normal-sized monitor lizard whose goal is to eat the other animals.
* BigEater: Stu.
* BoisterousBruiser: Chet.
* CatsAreSnarkers[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: Chloe.
* ClusterBleepBomb: Used in "Bunny Beat", during a sequence parodying an infamous Music/{{Madonna}} appearance on ''Late Night With DavidLetterman'' where she engaged in a ClusterFBomb. (See what we mean about ParentalBonus humor?)
* CoolOldLady: Mumsy.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Sarge parodies the trope.
* EgomaniacHunter[=/=]EvilBrit: The villain from "Travels with My Mumsy".
* EvilTwin[=/=]TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Both tropes are exemplified by Chloe and her sister in the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''Chloe's Evil Twin"]].
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The theme song was originally instrumental, but lyrics and vocals were added later.
* FakeBand: Viv and her [[StealthPun "hat band"]].
* FakeBrit: Viv, Mumsy and some of the incidental characters have British accents, but are played by Canadians.
* TheFool: Stu.
* FourFingeredHands: The entire cast.
* GangOfCritters
* {{Hammerspace}}: Viv's top hat.
* LimitedAnimation
* MerchandiseDriven: Not only was the series based on an established toy line, but the show's main characters were made as figures in a SpinOff toy line...
** ToylessToylineCharacter: ...except for poor Chet.
* MouseWorld
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: Presumably what the producers were going for, given the unexpected similarities to ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Viv betrays the other pets in one episode when the villians offer her a steady gig, but soon comes to regret it, prompting this lament.
* NiceHat: Viv's top hat.
* ParentalBonus: The source of much of the show's humor.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Chet is strong enough to lift a piano, which doesn't sound that impressive until you take into account he's only ''three inches tall''.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Delilah.
* ShoutOut: Plenty of them, starting with Elwood's name, a reference to the main characters of ''Theatre/{{Harvey}}''.
** Then there are the [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' (in "Bunny Beat").
* StealthPun: Viv is a rabbit with a magic hat. Get it?
* TheUnintelligible: Squeaks.
* WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: See ShoutOut.
* TheWonka: Elwood.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The plot of "Who Scrooged [=McRude=]?".

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In 2011, seven webisodes based on the current version of the toy line were released under the series title ''Littlest Pet Shop Presents'':

* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN4w4g2_NeA Rock Band]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLgOZuIquy4 Blythe Scooter]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f90Fei22AMc Meow Manor]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0iJOl6HdaE Hamster Playground]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srvUYcKcBpA Blythe and Bunny]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP13Byn59Pg Pets on the Go]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3wowO2tal0 Centipede Photo Shoot]]''

!!Tropes:

* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: ''Hamster Playground''.
* ADogNamedDog: The pets.
* MerchandiseDriven
* TokenHuman: Blythe.
* UnmovingPlaid: Centipede's sparkle.

''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''
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29th Oct '12 4:03:25 PM MarkLungo
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Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'', which has its own entry.



Another show titled ''Littlest Pet Shop'' is coming to Creator/TheHub in November 2012. A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZowPYMfQQ preview]] and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL7ThLeWhlU promo]] have been released; the premiere episodes will be [[http://www.playdatepremierersvp.com/ screened]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity on the 3rd and aired on the 10th. In this version, the main character is Blythe Baxter ([[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/259086327738413056 voiced by]] [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]]), and the pets are:

* '''Minka Mark''': A monkey.
* '''Penny Ling''': A panda.
* '''Pepper Clark''': A skunk.
* '''Russell Ferguson''': A hedgehog.
* '''Sunil Nevla''': A mongoose.
* '''Vinnie Terrio''': A gecko.
* '''Zoe Trent''': A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog.

!!Tropes:

* AlliterativeName: Blythe Baxter, Minka Mark, and Brittany Biskit.
* AlphaBitch: The Biskit Twins.
* TheFashionista: Zoe, according to her [[http://www.hasbro.com/common/assets/Image/Printables/dad2af571c4311ddbd0b0800200c9a66/986E98AF5056900B10D2A3BD39E42C30/98721BEF5056900B10F70B2237F59884.pdf Letters from Blythe profile]].
* GenkiGirl: Minka.
* GirlishPigtails: Minka.
* HairDecorations: Minka.
* IAmNotWeasel: From Russell's [[http://www.hubworld.com/littlest-pet-shop/shows/littlest-pet-shop-show/cast-gallery/russell-ferguson cast gallery profile]]: "Russell's a hedgehog, and though he's often mistaken for a porcupine, he's happy to point out the difference."
* MerchandiseDriven
* NiceHat: Zoe's beret and Sunil's top hat.
* OhNoNotAgain: Sunil says "Not again..." after a failed magic trick makes his hat disintegrate.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Biskit Twins.
* ScheduleFanatic: Russell.
* SkunkStripe: Zoe.
* SmellySkunk: Pepper.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Blythe.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Russell's surname is spelled "Ferguson" in the [[http://www.hasbro.com/littlestpetshop/en_US/shop/details.cfm?R=917CDCC5-5056-900B-10B4-94BF265EF4FD:en_US Collector's Pack]] toy set and his [[http://www.hubworld.com/littlest-pet-shop/shows/littlest-pet-shop-show/cast-gallery/russell-ferguson cast gallery profile]], but is spelled "Fergusun" in a [[http://www.hubworld.com/hubworld/specials/littlest-pet-shop-downloadables/assets/printables/playdate-word-find.pdf Word Find]].
* StageMagician: Sunil.

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29th Oct '12 3:45:47 PM Whatshisgame
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* '''Minka Mark'': A monkey.

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* '''Minka Mark'': Mark''': A monkey.
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Webisodes based on the current version of the toy line were released in 2011, and a new show is coming to Creator/TheHub on November 10, 2012.


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In 2011, seven webisodes based on the current version of the toy line were released under the series title ''Littlest Pet Shop Presents'':

* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN4w4g2_NeA Rock Band]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLgOZuIquy4 Blythe Scooter]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f90Fei22AMc Meow Manor]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0iJOl6HdaE Hamster Playground]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srvUYcKcBpA Blythe and Bunny]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP13Byn59Pg Pets on the Go]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3wowO2tal0 Centipede Photo Shoot]]''

!!Tropes:

* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: ''Hamster Playground''.
* ADogNamedDog: The pets.
* MerchandiseDriven
* TokenHuman: Blythe.
* UnmovingPlaid: Centipede's sparkle.

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Another show titled ''Littlest Pet Shop'' is coming to Creator/TheHub in November 2012. A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZowPYMfQQ preview]] and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL7ThLeWhlU promo]] have been released; the premiere episodes will be [[http://www.playdatepremierersvp.com/ screened]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity on the 3rd and aired on the 10th. In this version, the main character is Blythe Baxter ([[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/259086327738413056 voiced by]] [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]]), and the pets are:

* '''Minka Mark'': A monkey.
* '''Penny Ling''': A panda.
* '''Pepper Clark''': A skunk.
* '''Russell Ferguson''': A hedgehog.
* '''Sunil Nevla''': A mongoose.
* '''Vinnie Terrio''': A gecko.
* '''Zoe Trent''': A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog.

!!Tropes:

* AlliterativeName: Blythe Baxter, Minka Mark, and Brittany Biskit.
* AlphaBitch: The Biskit Twins.
* TheFashionista: Zoe, according to her [[http://www.hasbro.com/common/assets/Image/Printables/dad2af571c4311ddbd0b0800200c9a66/986E98AF5056900B10D2A3BD39E42C30/98721BEF5056900B10F70B2237F59884.pdf Letters from Blythe profile]].
* GenkiGirl: Minka.
* GirlishPigtails: Minka.
* HairDecorations: Minka.
* IAmNotWeasel: From Russell's [[http://www.hubworld.com/littlest-pet-shop/shows/littlest-pet-shop-show/cast-gallery/russell-ferguson cast gallery profile]]: "Russell's a hedgehog, and though he's often mistaken for a porcupine, he's happy to point out the difference."
* MerchandiseDriven
* NiceHat: Zoe's beret and Sunil's top hat.
* OhNoNotAgain: Sunil says "Not again..." after a failed magic trick makes his hat disintegrate.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Biskit Twins.
* ScheduleFanatic: Russell.
* SkunkStripe: Zoe.
* SmellySkunk: Pepper.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Blythe.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Russell's surname is spelled "Ferguson" in the [[http://www.hasbro.com/littlestpetshop/en_US/shop/details.cfm?R=917CDCC5-5056-900B-10B4-94BF265EF4FD:en_US Collector's Pack]] toy set and his [[http://www.hubworld.com/littlest-pet-shop/shows/littlest-pet-shop-show/cast-gallery/russell-ferguson cast gallery profile]], but is spelled "Fergusun" in a [[http://www.hubworld.com/hubworld/specials/littlest-pet-shop-downloadables/assets/printables/playdate-word-find.pdf Word Find]].
* StageMagician: Sunil.
18th Oct '12 4:28:29 PM MarkLungo
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Webisodes were released in 2011, and a new show is coming to Creator/TheHub on November 10, 2012.

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Webisodes based on the current version of the toy line were released in 2011, and a new show is coming to Creator/TheHub on November 10, 2012.
18th Oct '12 1:38:47 PM Whatshisgame
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Webisodes were released in 2011, and a new show is coming to Creator/TheHub in Fall 2012.

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Webisodes were released in 2011, and a new show is coming to Creator/TheHub in Fall on November 10, 2012.
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Webisodes were released in 2011, and a new show is coming to Creator/TheHub in Fall 2012.
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