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Saving Toobalooba again and again.note 

Noonbory and the Super 7 (눈보리note ) is a South Korean-Canadian All-CGI Cartoon series, made by Dai Won and Cookie Jar Entertainment and based on the mascot of a line of stationary. In the United States, it aired on CBS' Saturday-Morning Cartoon block at the time, Cookie Jar TV.

In the whimsical world of Toobalooba lives chibi-like creatures known as borys. Noonbory is a white-colored bory who leads a team known as the Super 7, whose powers are all based off of the five human senses. Lunabory is a yellow bory with super sight, Cozybory is a purple bory with super touch, Jetybory is a pink bory with Super-Hearing, Pongdybory is a blue bory with super smell, and Totobory is a brown bory with super taste. There's also Lukybory, who represents nonsense and, like Noonbory, doesn't have a superpower. Together, the borys defend Toobalooba from the gurys, the show's bad guys, which consist of such characters as Wangury the frog pirate, Coldygury the snowman, and Rosygury, who loves flowers.

It got a second season which shifted the genre from a superhero plotline to a Slice of Life story. This second season was only released in South Korea.

After Cookie Jar Entertainment was bought by DHX Media, early episodes surfaced under their "Junior DHX" name, with an added narrator and new outro, the latter of which caused certain scenes to be trimmed down.

The entire series can be watched on YouTube in English and in Korean. Tooba Tooba is also available.note 

Note that for the sake of convenience, this trope page refers to the first season as Noonbory and the Super 7 while the second season goes by the series' Korean name, Tooba Tooba Noonbory.

This show provides examples of:

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    Tropes shared between both seasons 

  • Adults Are Useless: Most adult characters don't help much and only are there to be saved.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Bakerbory and Babysitterbory.
    • Of a sort; Totobory has super taste powers.
  • Animated Adaptation: Noonbory started out as a character in the PinkAru franchise before getting his own animated show.
  • Baffled by Own Biology: In "What's Up, Beavyuck?", a beavyuck chick attempts to jump off a tree branch, not knowing that her species of bird can't fly (as she is a platypus-like being).
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Cozybory, Lunabory, and Jetybory, respectively.
  • Big Eater: Totobory; what did you expect from the bory of taste?
  • Black-and-White Morality: All borys are good and all gurys are bad; there is no in between, making Face Heel Turns and Heel Face Turns impossible. Even worse? When you're assigned as either a bory or a gury, you're stuck with that label. A bory cannot become a gury, no matter what heinous crimes they commit, nor can a gury become a bory, no matter what good deeds they do.
  • Colour-Coded Characters: Surprisingly, most characters are associated with two colours rather than just one.
    • Noonbory: White/green
    • Jetybory: Magenta/orange
    • Lunabory: Yellow/purple
    • Cozybory: Purple/pink
    • Totobory: Brown/green
    • Pongdybory: Blue/orange
    • Lukybory: Yellow/orange
    • Kikibory and PinkAru: Pink
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Noonbory has green eyes and green hair.
  • Exposed to the Elements: The characters wear little-to-no clothing, but can enter Winter with no issue.
  • Expressive Leaves: Totobory has some. Drooping down means sadness (or occasionally fear), sticking straight up means surprise, and curled in a heart means "awww".
  • Fantastic Flora: Let's see; toobacherries, glue-glob flowers, Tooba-Achooba weeds...
  • Fingerless Hands: All of the borys except for Totobory and Cozybory have these.
  • Flintstone Theming: Instead of saying the word "everybody," people in the cartoon use the made-up word "everybory" instead (while occasionally saying "everybory and everygury").
  • Fun Size: Just about every Bory and Gury. Toobalooba has a forest section housing Borytown, which was built near the tops of giant trees, making it obvious that the characters are way smaller than humans.
  • Identical Grandson: Hanubi looks just like his grandson, Noonbory.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Totobory, since in "Problem Peach", he was showing making daisy crowns with the girls, and in Tooba Tooba, he is shown to love gardening.
  • Light Is Good: Noonbory has snow white skin and is the textbook example of Nice Guy.
  • Noodle People: While most borys/gurys are small and round, MC Bory and Rosygury are tall and lean.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Pongdybory has blue skin and wears an orange beanie.
  • Out of Focus: Totobory got the least screentime out of all the Super Borys. He practically disappeared in Tooba Tooba, only appearing in a select few episodes of that season.
  • Pictorial Letter Substitution: An overlapping Character in the Logo example, having Noonbory's head appear where the first "O" in "Noonbory" in the logo would be.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Oh so averted with Jetybory. Played somewhat straight with Kikibory. Played absolutely straight with PinkAru.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A good chunk of the cast are this, since borys are chibi-esque characters.
  • Short-Runner: Super 7 ran for 26 episodes, all of which aired in 2009, and Tooba Tooba never left South Korea.
  • Spell My Name With An S:
    • Mamby, not Mambi.
    • Kikibory, not Kikybory.
    • Jetybory, not Jettybory.
    • The stationary line referred to the title character as Nunbory. This show is the first installment in the franchise to use the spelling Noonbory; likely to make pronunciation clearer for Western audiences.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Jetybory and Cozybory (with Lunabory in the middle).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Totobory loves honey.

    Tropes exclusive to Super 7 
  • Accidental Good Outcome: In "Hide and Go Squeak", Rosygury is about to send vines to attack the Super 7, but Pongdybory sneezes strongly enough to send her flying.
  • Accidental Misnaming: One WildBrain print of an episode has the narrator refer to Pongdybory as "Ponjy".
  • Afraid of Needles: Pongdybory is shown to be this in "Pongdybory's Cold Feet". However, this was resolved by the end of the episode.
  • All-Loving Hero: Our title protagonist is willing to rescue even the villains, "because that's what super senses are for".
  • Ambiguously Human: Kikibory. If not for her direct relation to Lukybory, she could probably pass for human.
  • Avengers Assemble: "Go, bo, borys!" Cue Transformation Sequence.
  • Babysitting Episode: "Adventures in Kidborysitting", where Cozybory takes on the Kidborys to give Babysitterbory time to run an errand. However, she struggles to keep all of them together.
  • Badass Normal: Despite lacking a superpower, Noonbory still has his patience, critical thinking, and his engineering skills. Most importantly, he has the intuition to recognize which situations require which super sense, hence why he's the leader of the Super Sensors.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The ending of "Pongdybory's Cold Feet" sets it up like Pongdybory is about to unleash yet another Sneeze of Doom. However, it turns out to be Noonbory who sneezes, having caught Pongdy's cold.
  • Banana Peel: In "Double Trouble", as the Super Sensors go to find the evil duplicate of Noonbory, Dozegury stalls the real Noonbory by dropping a banana peel on the path when he is riding his wind board.
  • Beanstalk Parody: "Cozy and the Rosy-Stalk", in which Cozybory trades her art supplies to Rosygury for a magic rose seed.
  • Bedhead-itis: Toyed with in "Tooba-Achooba!". Jetybory, who has Ears as Hair, gets her ears bent out of shape, and Totobory, who has Prehensile Leaves, has his leaves flop down and become immovable.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: In "The Gury Monster", Totobory puts a bedsheet over his head to scare the Gurys into dropping Hanubi's staff and running away from Noonbory's house.
  • Big Bad: Wangury, the main antagonist.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • The phrases "Go, bo, borys!" and "Hurry scurry!" get tossed around a lot, though they're typically associated with Noonbory. Similarly, multiple borys use "Noonbory needs us!", but it's usually associated with Lunabory.
    • Noonbory has "Let's make super sense of this!"
    • Jetybory has "I'm all ears!"
    • Lunabory has "Seeing is believing!"
    • Cozybory has "I'll put out some feelers!" and "Perfectly perfect!"
    • Totobory has "I like the taste of that!"
    • Pongdybory has "I'll sniff 'em out!"
  • Character in the Logo: Noonbory's face is incorporated into the show's English logo.
  • Character Name and the Noun Phrase: The show is titled in this fashion, with Noonbory being the character name and the Super 7 being the noun.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The glueglob flowers in the episode "Wangury and the Windbike". At the beginning of the episode, when Noonbory teaches his sidekick Mamby some tai-chi, Mamby accidentally falls into one of these flowers and gets stuck, and Noonbory helps him to get unstuck, which doesn't really contribute much to the episode's plot. Later in the episode, Noonbory uses these flowers to make glueglob puffs to distract Wangury, as a way of getting his windbike back from him.
  • Christmas Episode: "Kiki's Gift" and "Santa's Cave".
  • Clear Their Name: "Ring Around the Dozegury": Totobory gets blamed for Dozegury's mischief, and Noonbory helps him prove his innocence.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Kikibory, Lukybory's little sister, actually has this as a superpower, in the form of a sonic screech.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Rosygury sometimes uses her charm to get her way.
  • Depending on the Writer: How Mungury and Taegury feel about Noonbory varies between episodes. Sometimes they are hostile towards him, sometimes they fear him, and sometimes, they almost seem to look up to him.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: In the opening of "Adventures in Kidborysitting", Cozybory is heard humming the theme song. This is even kept in the Korean dub, which had an Alternative Foreign Theme Song.
  • Ditzy Genius: Hanubi is a fairly competent wizard, however he is also prone to mistakes. However, his age might be behind this.
  • Dreadful Musician: Invoked in "Double Trouble"; the evil Noonbory clone plays a trumpet poorly on purpose to annoy Jetybory.
  • Evil is Petty: Boy, is it ever.
    • Wangury, the series Big Bad, and by extension his henchmen, Mungury and Taegury. Most of their "diabolical" schemes only involve stealing food. The only thing they've done that could be considered evil is bringing a giant Wangury statue to life and having it go on a rampage.
    • Coldygury, despite being considered a villain, really only has explosive overreactions. Out of all the villains, he's probably the nicest.
    • Dozegury may be an Evil Genius, but that doesn't exempt him from being this. Some of his crimes include: trying to catch a wishing star, creating an evil Noonbory clone, and ruining one of Cozybory's paintings (although framing Totobory for the last one is pretty heinous, for obvious reasons).
    • Rosygury is probably the only villain whose crimes are actually evil. She's actually kidnapped creatures native to Toobalooba multiple times (once by accident).
  • Evil Knockoff: Dozegury creates an evil version of Noonbory in the episode "Double Trouble".
  • Expository Theme Tune: Downplayed. The very first lyrics of the theme song ("In Toobalooba there's seven friends/Solving trouble with super senses") mention what the premise of the show is, with pretty much the rest of the lyrics focusing on the Super 7 themselves.
  • Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: Helmets are used constantly throughout this season. They look like giant, hollowed out pinecones.
  • Feigning Healthiness:
  • Fictional Disability:
  • Foul Medicine: Discussed in "Singeritis". Wangury claims that Doctorbory gives bad-tasting medicine to anyone with Singeritis, much to Lukybory's dismay, as he had just caught it earlier. As it turns out, however, Doctorbory only gives popsicles to soothe the victims' sore throats.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In "The Great Switcheroo", Hanubi accidentally casts a spell that causes Cozybory and Wangury to switch bodies.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Discounting Mamby and Lukybory, the Super Sensors consist of three boys (Noonbory, Pongdybory, and Totobory) and three girls (Jetybory, Lunabory, and Cozybory).
  • Genki Girl:
    • Kikibory certainly has energy to spare.
    • MC Bory is always enthusiastic about whatever's happening.
  • Height Angst: Jetybory was shown to have this in "The Long and Short Of It".
  • Height Insult: An unintentional case in "The Long and Short of It". Lukybory gets a hammer down from a tree and gives it to Jetybory, saying it's quite tall for a short bory like her. Jety looks quite annoyed at this, and later, he almost trips over her. He apologizes and says he didn't see her there because she's so puny, which causes her to snap and leave in a huff.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: The "-body" in words like "everybody" and "somebody" are replaced with "-bory" and "-gury", resulting in the words becoming "everybory/everygury" and "somebory". Additionally, the prefixes "Tooba-" and "Looba-" is often added to or combined with existing words, such as "tooba-cherries", "looba-trumpet", and "toobalarious"note .
  • Honesty Aesop: In the episode "Big, Bigger, Biggest", Jetybory and Lukybory try to use Hanubi's magic staff to get their ball out of a tree, but this results in them accidentally making the Builderborys grow. Jety and Luky try to hide their mistake so they can fix it on their own, but they end up confessing what they did to Noonbory and returning the staff back to Hanubi.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Lukybory pulls this in "The Long and Short Of It" by frequently mentioning how small Jetybory is.
  • Inopportune Voice Cracking: Noonbory is prone to this:
    • In "Luky's Bubble Trouble", his voice cracks when he tries to dissuade Hanubi from using his magic on Lukybory.
    • In "Wangury and the Windbike", his voice cracks when shouting at Wangury to come back with his stolen windbike.
    • In "Kiki's Best Friend", his voice cracks when he realizes that Lukybory has taken his sailboard to go find Kikibory.
  • Intentional Mess Making:
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Totobory (child) is very good friends with Farmerbory (adult), and is often seen helping him run errands.
  • Invocation: Whenever the Super 7 is about to undergo their Transformation Sequence, Noonbory says "It's time to sensitize!" or "Go, bo, borys!", or a combination of the two.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: Wangury's petty plots often land him in some kind of comically embarrassing trouble. In "Wangury Wants to Fly" (the first episode alone), he steals some Beavyuck eggs, only for them to hatch and playfully try to peck him.
  • Malfunction Malady: Tooba-Achoobas cause the victim to lose their superpowers.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Beavyucks, a type of wildlife found in Toobalooba, are part beaver, part duck.
  • Mobile Shrubbery: In "Bragging Rights", Wangury and his goons sneak their way to Bakerbory's bakery to snatch a pie he has just baked by disguising themselves as a bush.
  • Narrator: The WildBrain versions of the English episodes feature a male voice narrating over a number of scenes.
  • Never Trust a Title: You wouldn't expect "Pongdybory's Cold Feet" to actually be a Sick Episode based on the title, would you?
  • The Notable Numeral: In this case, the Super 7.
  • Palette Swap: The Builder Borys all have the same design, just in different colors.
  • Performance Anxiety: The main conflict of "Play It Again, Luky!" is that Lukybory is too afraid to sing for the Kidborys.
  • Rogues Gallery: Instead of having to deal with one villain all the time, the Borys have a few to deal with: the frog pirate Wangury, the snowman Coldygury, the dragon Dozegury, and the flower-loving Rosygury.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Lukybory was introduced in the second episode, "Luky's Bubble Trouble".
  • Secret Santa: It's a Toobalooba tradition that on Christmas, everybory picks one other person to find a gift for, then leaves their present on their doorstep in the night without a note saying who it's from.
  • Series Continuity Error: Occasionally, there will be a slip-up where the show forgets that Totobory cannot eat with his leaves. This error has occurred in "Big, Bigger, Biggest" and "The Great Switcheroo".
  • Serious Business: Breakfast. Especially for Jetybory.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: "Wangury Wants To Fly". Wangury, Mungury, and Taegury try to steal Beavyuck eggs, hoping that they could use them to fly. As it turns out, Beavyucks can't fly.
  • Shout-Out: One episode is titled "Play It Again, Luky!"
  • Shrinking Violet: Totobory, especially in "Wangury's Silly Statue".
  • Sick Episode:
    • "Pongdybory's Cold Feet" focused on the aforementioned borySpoiler!  having a cold. And considering Pongdybory is known for his Sneezes of Doom...
    • "Tooba-Achooba!" focused on the entire Super 7 (minus Noonbory) catching the titular disease from a Tooba-Achooba weed. The illness messes with their superpowers, forcing them to use common sense to solve their problem.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Triplets, actually. The Builder Borys are basically all the same, just different colors.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Rosygury is the only female of the show's six villains.
  • Something Itis: Singer-itis, which causes the victim to sing all of their speech.
  • Super-Senses: The Borys have superpowers based off of the five human senses. Jetybory has Super-Hearing, Lunabory has super sight, Cozybory has super touch, Totobory has super taste, and Pongdybory has super smell.
  • Surprise Party: In "The Long and Short Of It", the Super Borys try to plan a surprise birthday party for Noonbory. However, problems arise when Lukybory accidentally offends Jetybory over her height.
  • Team Title: Noonbory and the Super 7.
  • Theme Naming: All of the good guys have "bory" in their name, while all of the bad guys have "gury" in their name.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call:
    Jetybory sound!
    Lunabory sight!
    Common senses taking flight!
    Cozybory touch!
    Totobory taste!
    With a little nonsensenote  along the way!
    Pongdybory smell!
    Now we're on track!
    And Noonbory leads the pack!
  • Tickle Torture: Both "Rosygury and the Bee Bee Trap" and "Hide and Go Squeak" involve the borys stopping Rosygury by tickling her.
  • Title Theme Tune: "Noonbory and the Super 7, saving Toobalooba again and again, yeah!"
  • Transformation Sequence: But of course. Happens whenever the Super 7 needs to get their superpowers ready.
  • Two Shorts: The episodes are 22 minutes long and consist of two 11-minute stories, at least for North American broadcasts of the show.
  • Visible Invisibility: Whenever Dozegury is using his invisibility power, he is only visible as a distortion of the background.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Noonbory and Jetybory have surprisingly deep voices for children.
  • Vocal Evolution: Pongdybory's voice gets deeper as the season progresses.
  • Voices Are Mental: In "The Great Switcheroo", Cozybory retains her voice while stuck in Wangury's body, and vice-versa. This becomes important later on when Jetybory is asked to listen to the voice coming from Wangury's body, as she realizes it's actually Cozybory's voice.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Mamby can shapeshift into stuff like a parachute, a pair of scissors, etc.
  • Wrap-Up Song: The Cookie Jar TV airings and WildBrain prints of the episodes end with a song about the five senses.
    See us as we dance around
    Hear us stomping on the ground
    Smell the flowers in the air
    And touch a fuzzy teddy bear!
    Tasting berries has a way
    Of making me enjoy this special day!

    Tropes exclusive to Tooba Tooba 
  • Ascended Extra: MC Bory, who was a one-off in the first season, has a much more prominent role here.
  • Blind Without 'Em: In one episode, it is shown that Doctorbory has poor vision without her glasses.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Kikibory, Breadbory, Cabbagebory, and all of the villains did not return for this season.
  • Cock-a-Doodle Dawn: The rooster sings in the morning to wake everyone. One episode had the rooster get the hiccups, which led to the borys sleeping in and being late for an event.
  • Cousin Oliver: PinkAru. She is said to be Noonbory's little sister.
  • Genre Shift: This season completely ditches the superhero plot (they even went as far as to get rid of the borys' superpowers!) in favor of Slice of Life stories.
  • Good-Times Montage: One appears in "Who is the Carrot Thief?", when Totobory is playing with his new mole friend.
  • Interspecies Friendship: In this season, Totobory (for the few episodes he's there) makes friends with a mole.
  • New Baby Episode: PinkAru is born in the first episode of this season, where she emerges from a flower and then starts to cause trouble for the other Borys by picking a flower from a nearby garden and running away with it.
  • Ocular Gushers: PinkAru is prone to this.
  • Prone to Tears: Seriously, it would take less time to count the episodes where PinkAru didn't cry.
  • Sick Episode: The episode "Elephant, Rainbow Maker" had PinkAru catch a cold halfway through the episode.
  • Sickness Equals Redness: In "Elephant, Rainbow Maker", PinkAru had a red blush on her face when she was ill.
  • Stealth Escort Mission: In "PinkAru's First Errand", Noonbory and Lukybory do this to PinkAru.
  • Toilet Humor: "Blast Party" is essentially an eleven-minute long fart joke.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Lukybory is noticeably meaner in this season than in Super 7.
  • Verbal Tic: Totobory ends a lot of his sentences with "keta".

Alternative Title(s): Tooba Tooba Noonbory


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