With friends, it's sure to be a blast
We can all go anywhere, as long as we're with friends
To places filled with happiness (YooHoo!)"
YooHoo & Friends (Hangul: 유후와 친구들) is a South Korean animated show based on the toyline of the same name, and the first in the franchise. The series centers on five friends that helped grow the Tree of Life; YooHoo, Pammee, Roodee, Chewoo, and Leemee. When the tree's seeds are accidently blown away to Earth, the group are sent there as well. Now separated from their home YooTopianote , YooHoo and his friends embark on many adventures to find the missing magical seeds, avoiding danger and meeting new friends along the way.
The show originally ran for one season in 2009 on KBS2. The series was then suddenly Un-Canceled in 2013 and ran for two more seasons on KBS1 with a noticable animesque Art Evolution, and the series officially ended in 2015.
In the US, the series has a (faithful) English dub that can be viewed on Amazon and Tubi TV.note You can also view the episodes on the official YooHoo & Friends YouTube account here, and WildBrain's here.
Probably most notable for having been officially abridged by Cow and Chicken creator David Feiss in 2012, where the show would be re-dubbed and re-animated for a Western audience with a completely different (and frankly, batshit crazy) premise. For tropes pertaining to that specific dub, see here.
This show contains examples of the following tropes:
- Animesque: More noticable in the second and third seasons.
- Art Evolution: The series went through a major change in art direction in the second and third seasons.
- Catchphrase: YooHoo's "YooHoo!"
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune:
- See it above.
- The season 2 and 3 theme also does this, as well.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Pammee can speak to animals.