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''Qumi-Qumi'' (“Куми-Куми”) is a [[EasternEuropeanAnimation Russian children’s cartoon]] created by Toonbox (best known for the ''VideoGame/CutTheRope'' cartoons). Based around a small comic book from 2005 that eventually made it into a small music video in 2007, and eventually into a full-fledged cartoon in 2011, Qumi-Qumi tells of three different tribes: the magic-based tribal Juma-Qumi, the science-based capitalist Yumi-Qumi, and the militaristic and communistic Schumi-Qumi. Three young outcasts of each tribe, Juga, Yusi, and Shumadan, manage to break out of their social norms and become close friends.

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''Qumi-Qumi'' (“Куми-Куми”) ("Куми-Куми") is a [[EasternEuropeanAnimation Russian children’s children's cartoon]] created by Toonbox (best known for the ''VideoGame/CutTheRope'' cartoons). Based around a small comic book from 2005 that eventually made it into a small music video in 2007, and eventually into a full-fledged cartoon in 2011, Qumi-Qumi tells of three different tribes: the magic-based tribal Juma-Qumi, the science-based capitalist Yumi-Qumi, and the militaristic and communistic Schumi-Qumi. Three young outcasts of each tribe, Juga, Yusi, and Shumadan, manage to break out of their social norms and become close friends.






* BagOfHolding: Shumadan’s knapsack. He can fit a ''piano'' inside it.

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* BagOfHolding: Shumadan’s Shumadan's knapsack. He can fit a ''piano'' inside it.



* ContinuityNod: Juga’s room in the last short of “Qumi-Mix” contains ''tons'' of references to past episodes.

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* ContinuityNod: Juga’s Juga's room in the last short of “Qumi-Mix” "Qumi-Mix" contains ''tons'' of references to past episodes.



* FantasticVoyagePlot: “The Small Worm” features Juga and Yusi piloting into Shumadan’s stomach to rescue Yusi’s new pet worm from the apple that Shumadan ate.

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* FantasticVoyagePlot: “The "The Small Worm” Worm" features Juga and Yusi piloting into Shumadan’s Shumadan's stomach to rescue Yusi’s Yusi's new pet worm from the apple that Shumadan ate.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the episode “Fishing”, Shumadan manages to lose a gadget as it propels up into the air. Come the next episode, “The Cloudies”, [[BrickJoke it appears in the background of the cloud kingdom]].

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the episode “Fishing”, "Fishing", Shumadan manages to lose a gadget as it propels up into the air. Come the next episode, “The Cloudies”, "The Cloudies", [[BrickJoke it appears in the background of the cloud kingdom]].



* KillerRabbit: The worm in the episode “The Small Worm” looks cute and adorable…but is happy to drill into Shumadan’s stomach and lay eggs, wreaking havoc on his insides in the process.

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* KillerRabbit: The worm in the episode “The "The Small Worm” Worm" looks cute and adorable…but is happy to drill into Shumadan’s Shumadan's stomach and lay eggs, wreaking havoc on his insides in the process.



* MagicStaff: Juga’s weapon. He can switch between a leaf that lets him use basic spells and a color-changing crystal for more advanced ones.

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* MagicStaff: Juga’s Juga's weapon. He can switch between a leaf that lets him use basic spells and a color-changing crystal for more advanced ones.



* NiceHat: Juga sports a Rasta-colored skullcap that he’s very protective of.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The episode “The Zombie” features two voodoo dolls owned by Bai-Baba which, through magical joystick-like crystals, can be turned into giant zombies that do the controller’s biddings. If the crystals are broken, their souls latch into their bodies, giving them free roam…and a dangerous temper.

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* NiceHat: Juga sports a Rasta-colored skullcap that he’s he's very protective of.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The episode “The Zombie” "The Zombie" features two voodoo dolls owned by Bai-Baba which, through magical joystick-like crystals, can be turned into giant zombies that do the controller’s controller's biddings. If the crystals are broken, their souls latch into their bodies, giving them free roam…and a dangerous temper.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: ''Everyone''. They’re a tiny bit off-beat, but they’re adorable all the same! However, special mention goes to Oilo, the living oil blob.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: ''Everyone''. They’re They're a tiny bit off-beat, but they’re they're adorable all the same! However, special mention goes to Oilo, the living oil blob.



** The episode “General in Love” features [[VideoGame/AngryBirds three geometric-shaped birds on a slingshot-like tree.]]
** One of the common English phrases uttered in the episodes is [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay “Hasta la vista, baby”]].
** The video game Yusi is playing in one of the shorts in “Qumi-Mix” is an obvious [[VideoGame/FlappyBird Flappy Bird]] parody.

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** The episode “General "General in Love” Love" features [[VideoGame/AngryBirds three geometric-shaped birds on a slingshot-like tree.]]
** One of the common English phrases uttered in the episodes is [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay “Hasta "Hasta la vista, baby”]].
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** The video game Yusi is playing in one of the shorts in “Qumi-Mix” "Qumi-Mix" is an obvious [[VideoGame/FlappyBird Flappy Bird]] parody.



* TheSkyIsAnOcean: The episode “Trash Toad” features the group flying in a zeppelin that is treated exactly like a ship, including a giant flying worm-like creature that acts like a large whale.

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* TheSkyIsAnOcean: The episode “Trash Toad” "Trash Toad" features the group flying in a zeppelin that is treated exactly like a ship, including a giant flying worm-like creature that acts like a large whale.



* ThirdEye: The episode “The Third Eye” features an enchanted eye talisman that embeds into the user’s forehead and allows them to turn others into mindless monsters that do their biddings.

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* ThirdEye: The episode “The "The Third Eye” Eye" features an enchanted eye talisman that embeds into the user’s user's forehead and allows them to turn others into mindless monsters that do their biddings.



* WeirdSun: It is mechanical and can retract to make a target for a game. The episode “Solar Energy” reveals that it is powered by one of two Solar Sheep, one that manages to gain its energy from the same sun, while the other provides the energy, draining it in the process, and the cycle continues every day.

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* WeirdSun: It is mechanical and can retract to make a target for a game. The episode “Solar Energy” "Solar Energy" reveals that it is powered by one of two Solar Sheep, one that manages to gain its energy from the same sun, while the other provides the energy, draining it in the process, and the cycle continues every day.


* SpoiledSweet: Yusi comes from a rich family, but is still a sweet individual.


* MeaningfulName: Shumadan sounds similar to чемодан (chemodan), which means "Suitcase" in Russian.

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* MeaningfulName: Shumadan sounds similar to чемодан (chemodan), which means "Suitcase" in Russian.


'''''Qumi-Qumi''''' (“Куми-Куми”) is a [[EasternEuropeanAnimation Russian children’s cartoon]] created by Toonbox (best known for the ''VideoGame/CutTheRope'' cartoons). Based around a small comic book from 2005 that eventually made it into a small music video in 2007, and eventually into a full-fledged cartoon in 2011, Qumi-Qumi tells of three different tribes: the magic-based tribal Juma-Qumi, the science-based capitalist Yumi-Qumi, and the militaristic and communistic Schumi-Qumi. Three young outcasts of each tribe, Juga, Yusi, and Shumadan, manage to break out of their social norms and become close friends.

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'''''Qumi-Qumi''''' ''Qumi-Qumi'' (“Куми-Куми”) is a [[EasternEuropeanAnimation Russian children’s cartoon]] created by Toonbox (best known for the ''VideoGame/CutTheRope'' cartoons). Based around a small comic book from 2005 that eventually made it into a small music video in 2007, and eventually into a full-fledged cartoon in 2011, Qumi-Qumi tells of three different tribes: the magic-based tribal Juma-Qumi, the science-based capitalist Yumi-Qumi, and the militaristic and communistic Schumi-Qumi. Three young outcasts of each tribe, Juga, Yusi, and Shumadan, manage to break out of their social norms and become close friends.


* AbsenteeActor: In the episode "Qumi-Mix", which is made up of three shorts focusing on two characters, one member of the trio is each absent from one of the shorts.


** One of the common English phrases uttered in the episodes is [[Film/{{Terminator 2}} “Hasta la vista, baby”]].

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** One of the common English phrases uttered in the episodes is [[Film/{{Terminator 2}} [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay “Hasta la vista, baby”]].

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* AnthropomorphicFood: One of the show's recurring creatures is a giant monster made out of cake.


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* BigThinShortTrio: The main characters.

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* ButtMonkey: While all three of the main characters fall victim to slapstick, Juga tends to get it a bit more often.


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* SwallowedWhole: Happens to Yusi in "Fishing" and "The Zombie".

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** Two of the bubbles blown in "The Third Eye" are of [[Franchise/AdventureTime Finn and Jake]].


'''''Qumi-Qumi''''' (“Куми-Куми”) is a [[EasternEuropeanAnimation Russian children’s cartoon]] created by Toonbox (best known for the ''VideoGame/CutTheRope'' cartoons). Based around a small comic book that eventually made it into a small music video, and eventually into a full-fledged cartoon, Qumi-Qumi tells of three different tribes: the magic-based tribal Juma-Qumi, the science-based capitalist Yumi-Qumi, and the militaristic and communistic Schumi-Qumi. Three young outcasts of each tribe, Juga, Yusi, and Shumadan, manage to break out of their social norms and become close friends.

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'''''Qumi-Qumi''''' (“Куми-Куми”) is a [[EasternEuropeanAnimation Russian children’s cartoon]] created by Toonbox (best known for the ''VideoGame/CutTheRope'' cartoons). Based around a small comic book from 2005 that eventually made it into a small music video, video in 2007, and eventually into a full-fledged cartoon, cartoon in 2011, Qumi-Qumi tells of three different tribes: the magic-based tribal Juma-Qumi, the science-based capitalist Yumi-Qumi, and the militaristic and communistic Schumi-Qumi. Three young outcasts of each tribe, Juga, Yusi, and Shumadan, manage to break out of their social norms and become close friends.


The speech of the characters is a [[SpeakingSimlish gibberish]] language (though with its own specific words) peppered with various English phrases. Many plots relate around Juga and Shumadan’s [[LoveTriangle crushes on Yusi]] and trying to interact with their respective tribes despite their own faults.

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The speech of the characters is a [[SpeakingSimlish gibberish]] language known as Tarabar (though with its own specific words) peppered with various English phrases. Many plots relate around Juga and Shumadan’s [[LoveTriangle crushes on Yusi]] and trying to interact with their respective tribes despite their own faults.



* SpeakingSimlish: The Qumi-Qumi language. It's also peppered with random English.

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* SpeakingSimlish: The Qumi-Qumi language.language, Tarabar. It's also peppered with random English.


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* TitleThemeTune: "Qumi-Qumi, haba-haba waka-waka! Qumi-Qumi, haba-haba jamana!"

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* RedOniBlueOni: Juga is a permanent Red while Shumadan is a permanent Blue. Yusi shifts between both depending on who she's with: she's a Blue to Juga and a Red to Shumadan.

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* MessOnAPlate: The common fare of the Schumi-Qumi, often a greyish-brown mess fitting of military food.


* ArtShift: Thought bubbles are drawn in outline-only style to contrast the outline-free style of the actual series. Also, one of Shumadan's fantasies in "Snowman" portrays him and Yusi as still outlineless, but overly simplified in color and design.

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* ArtShift: Thought bubbles are drawn in outline-only style to contrast the outline-free style of the actual series. Also, one of Shumadan's fantasies in "Snowman" portrays him and Yusi as still outlineless, but overly simplified in color and design. Finally, most of the title cards are drawn in a sketchy style (save for the pilot and first episode).

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