Squirrel And Hedgehog
is a North Korean
animated series. Like everything else out of North Korea, it's blatant propaganda.
It is about the inhabitants of a place called Flower Hill, which is made up of squirrels, hedgehogs, and ducks. The squirrels are the leadership, the hedgehogs are the soldiers, and the ducks are the navy. This faction represents North Korea.
There are plenty of other factions as well, such as friendly bears (Soviet Union/Russia), weasels (Japan), mice (South Korea) and wolves (United States of America).
Not to be confused with Moose and Squirrel
- Back from the Dead: White Weasel, apparently. He was unambiguously pronounced dead but still returns later on.
- Bad Boss: All the villains.
- Big Bad: The first series presented the weasels as this. The second series presented the wolves as this.
- Big, Badass Wolf: The Wolves are portrayed training by breaking logs barehanded and tossing jeeps, but in actual combat they still get their asses kicked by Geumsaegi.
- Butt Monkey: Mulmangcho (from the Mice Army) is never respected by anyone, heroes and villains alike.
- The Cassandra / Cassandra Truth: Mulmangcho is forever trying to convince whoever it is he happens to be working for that Geumsaegi and Juldarami are still loyal to Flower Hill. His warnings not only always go unheeded, but the dynamic duo often manage to twist his evidence to make him seem to be the traitor, getting him into trouble.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Assuming the translator didn't decide to spice up the dialog in the sub, almost everyone swears as bad as Revy.
- The translator probably did. The Northern dialect is famous (or infamous) among Korean speakers for sounding extremely archaic, and preserving a number of formalities that disappeared from the Southern dialects decades ago.
- Faking the Dead: The Weasel Commander solves the issue of Black Weasel and General Mangko betraying him by pretending to commit suicide to lure them out into the open, where he is able to confront them at his own funeral.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Characters actually get shot and killed onscreen.
- The only thing apparently not allowed is showing a character shooting themselves, fatally or otherwise. The only time the camera doesn't cut away, the bullet is a blank.
- It does cut away when the Weasel Commander pretends to shoot himself. We see him put the gun to his head but then it cuts to the reaction of his aides outside his office door.
- Furry Fandom: No surprise there. ESPECIALLY with Lt. Vixen.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: Red = Good and Blue = American Wolf.
- Group Hug: The heroes of the series have one in the middle of a fiery battlefield while behind enemy lines.
- If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: The wolves tell Geumsaegi to shoot Dr. Mole to prove his loyalty, but it takes him about five seconds to figure that Dr. Mole is too valuable a source of information for the wolves so they must have dragged out an impersonator.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Often.
- Ms. Fanservice: Lt. Vixen.
- No Cartoon Fish: And photo-realistic ones at that.
- Tears of Joy: The show is infamous for this.
- The Hero: Geumsaegi.
- Patriotic Fervor: It's from friggin' North Korea. Would you expect anything else?
- The Starscream: So far, almost all the various villains' Dragons have been this, and if they aren't, then Geumsaegi and Juldarami, undercover as Flower Hill traitors, will convince the villain they are, as a means to sow strife and distrust among their enemies and lessen their effectiveness.
- X Meets Y: Albedo: Erma Felna EDF (minus the sci-fi part) meets a Bloodier and Gorier G.I. Joe.