Follow TV Tropes


Creator / Studio 100

Go To

Studio 100 is a Belgian production company that produces popular children's television shows. The company was founded in 1996 by Gert Verhulst, Danny Verbiest, and Hans Bourlon when the children's program Samson En Gert was produced. The company currently has a total of 4 theme parks across Europe (mainly Belgium), the most well-known of which are Plopsaland De Panne and Plopsa Indoor Hasselt, and a water park called Plopsa Coo. Studio 100 owns the catalogues of Sunbow Entertainment, Sony Wonder, TV Loonland (via m4e), EM.TV & Merchandising AG, Yoram Gross, and Little Airplane.

Their official website can be found here. The sites for the theme parks are here: Plopsaland De Panne and Plopsa Indoor Hasselt


Studio 100 Shows:

  • Kabouter Plop (Lutin Plop)
  • Maya the Bee (Maya de Bij, CGI series)
  • Piet Piraat (Pat le Pirate)
  • Samson En Gert (known as "Fred Et Samson'' in Walloon)
  • Mega Mindy
  • Bumba
  • Bobo
  • De Sterrenstudio
  • Blinky Bill (CGI series)
  • Wizzy & Woppy
  • Big & Betsy
  • Heidi (CGI series)
  • Hotel 13
  • Galaxy Park
  • Ghost Rockers
  • Vicky the Viking (Wickie de Viking, CGI series, animation by CGCG)
  • Dobus
  • K3
  • Lolly Lolbroek
  • Flin & Flo
  • Prinsessia
  • Jabaloe
  • Slot Marsepeinstein
  • Nachtwacht
  • Glitch Techs (Nickelodeon series; animation production via their French studio and Flying Bark Productions)


Tropes associated with Studio 100:

  • All-CGI Cartoon: Maya the Bee, Vicky the Viking, Heidi and Blinky Bill are currently the only Studio 100 shows that aren't in Live-Action.
    • To be honest, Studio 100 also made classic 2D animated series, like their cartoon about K3. They also own the classic 2D versions of the above mentioned shows and other shows, but the examples given are all full in CGI.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: Among Studio 100's most popular franchises are Kabouter Plop, Samson En Gert, Piet Piraat and Maya The Bee. Studio 100 is so popular that it currently has a total of 6 theme parks in Europe (including one aqua park), and a 7th upcoming. They also licensed some of their characters to other theme parks. Next to the 7 parks owned by Studio 100, the franchises of Studio 100 are used in a lot of different parks worldwide.
  • Crossover: The Samson En Gert song "Droom", which celebrates its 20th anniversary, featured various Studio 100 characters singing, including the gnomes from Kabouter Plop, Dobus, and Mega Mindy. Another song, "Feest" adds even more characters to the mix, mostly from newer programs but old faces like Samson & Gert, Bumba, Mega Mindy and Plop and friends are present as well. The company's 25th song "Festival" once again featured numerous characters singing together, but was shot separately due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Flagship Franchise: Samson En Gert and Kabouter Plop are the company's most popular franchises. The characters from Plop (except Lui as of 2015) still make active appearances at live shows. Two spin off shows starring Plop (Plop en de Peppers and Plop & Felle) also air on VTM and 'Zappelin'.
  • Girl Group: The company has it's own girl group called "K3".
  • Gag Series: Bumba, Kabouter Plop, Wizzy & Woppy, Dobus are mostly silly and would sometimes be slapstick themed.
  • Gasshole: Big from Big & Betsy is prone to farting a lot. There is even a song dedicated to it called "De Big Song".
  • Live-Action TV: Studio 100 is mostly known for producing Live-Action children's television shows that air on channels such as Z@ppelin in the Netherlands and VTM Kzoom in Belgium
  • Mouse World: "Wizzy & Woppy" takes place inside a pet store that's closed for the day. The main protagonists are mischievous mice siblings Wizzy and Woppy. Their friends is a turtle named Dongo, and a parrot named Kasha.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: Dobus has a total of three clown characters who actually love making people laugh.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: