Anime / Pecola

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Pecola is a CG anime about a town in Crescent Bay full of Funny Animals rendered in cube shape, appropriately named "Cube Town", starring a young penguin that constantly gets into trouble despite his heart of gold. His friends include a nerdy mouse named Little Chu a.k.a. Chewy, a fox named Rudy, and a female penguin named Coco. The show ran for 26 episodes with 52 segments lasting 11 minutes each.


Tropes:

  • The End of the World as We Know It: In the episode "Constellation Pecola", Dr. Hornbender notices that one of the planets in the solar system has been knocked out of orbit and is headed right towards Cube Town. Cue Pecola spreading Hornbender's warning to the rest of Cube Town, and the townspeople reacting accordingly. However, there is no planet colliding with Cube Town at the end of the episode, as Pecola had rearranged the stars and planets on a rendering of the solar system in Hornbender's lab to look like his face, and the arrangement of the stars only made it look like the planet was knocked out of orbit.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Mr. Saruyama.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Pecola, his grandfather, and Coco.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Rory the mailman.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Steamer will never fix Cactus.
  • Fruit Cart: Mr. Saruyama's melon cart, which spills Once an Episode.
    "My melons!" (starts crying)
  • Heavy Sleeper: Mr. Bernard, often to his wife's dismay.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Coco. One episode has her practice singing for Pecola's band, which was assaulting on the ears of everyone in Cube Town. Towards the end of the episode, Coco's screechy voice became smooth during vocalization, and Pecola compliments on it.
  • Invisibility: In one episode, a machine created by Dr. Chu accidentally turns Pecola invisible.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rudy
  • The Klutz: One of the reasons why Pecola gets into trouble.
    • Jabbatt and Bashatt, the two tortoise brothers and Cube Town's local firefighters, seem to cause more property damage than Pecola when they drive their fire truck.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Rudy. It's evident in his catch phrase.
  • Personality Swap: One episode has Coco, Robbie, and Bongo switch personalities with one another when Chewy's cleaning vacuum malfunctions.
  • Robot Me: Robo-Pecola.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: The opening theme is sang a bunch of times, usually from Coco, in "Coco's Concert".
  • Those Two Guys: Jabatt and Bashatt
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The kid characters love pudding, especially Pecola. There's also Mr. Saruyama with melons.
  • Treasure Map: One episode has Pecola and his friends go on a treasure hunt with a map they found. It is the same map that the adults used when they were kids.

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