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From left to right: Goomo, Bello, Rita, Ongo and Mina.
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Jelly Jamm is a 3D CG animated series aimed at young children aged 4-7. It focuses on the adventures of five friends, Bello, Mina, Rita, Ongo and Goomo. These five friends live on the planet of Jammbo, the planet where all music in the universe originates. This makes music a major theme on the show: every episode includes a dance number, and there is music constantly playing in Jammbo (in fact, if the music ever stops, TIME ITSELF freezes.)

It was co-created by David Cantolla, who also co-created Pocoyo, and produced by Vodka and 737SHAKER CAPITAL, two Spanish companies based in Madrid and Segovia. It is, however, made for an English speaking audience. In the UK, it airs on Cartoon Network's pre-K block "Cartoonito".

Not to be confused with the early 1990's stage musical Jelly's Last Jam.


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This show provides examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Not every character appears in every episode.
  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: On a few occasions.
  • Accidental Misnaming: The King calls Bello and Goomo "Bungo and Guillermo" in "Inner Space".
  • The Ace: The Queen is athletic, knowledgeable and caring, and, with the help of a few Dodos, runs the Musical Factory that provides the music for the whole universe, while the King rather plays golf and interacts with the kids.
  • Acrofatic: Goomo knows how to hoof it when he puts his mind to it.
  • Adipose Rex: The King is quite fat.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Mina.
  • Adorkable: Goomo and Mina.
  • Aerith and Bob: There's the boys, Bello, Goomo, and Ongo, and then there's the girls, Mina and Rita.
  • Agony of the Feet:
    • A book falls on Mina's foot in "Mina's Party".
    • Ongo gets his foot run over by a giant sound wheel in "Jammbo's Many Worlds".
  • Alien Sky: The sky of Jammbo is full of lamps that seemingly hang from nothing.
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  • Aliens Speaking English: Aliens writing English.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Everyone appears in different colors of the rainbow... even the little dodos. Justified since the series takes place on another planet.
  • Amazing Technicolor World: Jammbo.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Mina has a lot of traits associated with high-functioning autism. See the WMG page for details.
  • Amusing Injuries: Sometimes.
  • Anatomy Anomaly: The Jammbonians have 5 fingers on each hand yet only 2 toes on each foot, making their feet resemble jika-tabi.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: Mina apparently sleeps at her work desk in her lab at night, even though it's been mentioned at least twice that she has her own bed.
  • Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?: Bello does this with Goomo in "Super Speed".
  • Art Evolution: The characters' eyes have got noticeably larger and more expressive since the first episodes, in addition to them gaining more animated expressions. The general animation quality of the show has improved greatly too.
  • An Aesop: Most episodes have one.
  • Art Shift: Usually employed in the musical segments or in character's imaginations, we've had 2D animation and sprite animation.
  • Argument of Contradictions: Bello and Mina have one in "The Monster of Boredom" where they argue about reading being boring.
  • Ash Face: Occurs when one of Mina's experiments goes awry.
  • Aside Glance: In "Scary Story", after it's revealed that the monster was just Goomo without his helmet one, Ongo gives the camera a "who knew?" look.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A Dodo Butterfly becomes giant due to an accident with one of Mina's inventions. As does Rita in "Great Student" when a growth serum spills on her head.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Rita.
  • Band Land: Planet Jammbo. Not surprising, considering that it's the source of all the music in the Universe.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Apparently, from what we can see from Bello, Jammbonians don't have anything below the belt.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Downplayed with Bello and Mina. They are only children after all.
  • Bifauxnen: Mina looks pretty adorable in her male ringmaster costume in "The Monster of Boredom."
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: The King has the Type II kind.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • Ongo is a play on words for "Hongo" meaning "Mushroom" in Spanish. But in the US, it's short for "Ongoing".
    • Also it should be mentioned that all the boys' names end in 'o' and the girls' names end in 'a'. In Spanish, words (adjectives and nouns) ending in either 'a' or 'o' denote the gender of the noun.
  • Big Eater: Goomo on multiple occasions. He's also a bit pudgier than the other kids. Also, the King.
  • Big "NO!": The kids will say this on occasion.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Although Bello's frisbee team lost the game in "Choose Me", he's perfectly fine with it since he understands that the only thing that matters when playing a game is having fun.
  • Blah Blah Blah: How Bello remembers the Queen talk in "Operation: Save Jammbo".
  • Blinding Bangs: Ongo.
  • Blue Boy Pink Girl: Inverted. Mina's blue while Goomo's magenta (a shade of pink).
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In "The Monster of Boredom", Mina wanted to read a book about inventors, Rita wanted to read a book about princesses, and Goomo wanted to read a book about princess inventors.
  • Brutal Honesty: Bello gives the honest answer when it dawns on Goomo that nobody else likes heavy metal like he does.
    Mina: Um, it isn't so much that we don't like it, it's um-
    Bello: WE CAN'T STAND IT!
  • Cartoon Physics: This show utilizes this trope a lot.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: No two characters can possibly be confused for another.
  • Ceiling Cling: Technically Chandelier Cling, but in "Queen Rita", Ongo tries to hide from Rita by sticking himself in a chandelier. How did he even get up there?!
  • Cheerful Child: All of the kids.
  • Child Prodigy: Mina.
  • Clip Show: "Holding Hands"
  • Cloning Blues: In "King's Clones" the King creates clones of himself to do his chores for him, but all of them are just as lazy as he is, so the clones create clones of themselves to do the chores. Then those clones clone themselves, and then those clones clone themselves, and so on.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Goomo, and the King when he's not acting like a little kid. Justified with Goomo since he is just a kid.
  • Companion Cube: Rita's doll, Princess.
  • Cool Airship: Goomo lives in one.
  • Cool Car: Every car shown in the series is this.
  • Cool Helmet: Goomo has one.
  • Cry Cute: There are some moments.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: When the characters' eyes get really expressive, we can see that they're same color as their skin and hair.
  • Cute Bookworm: Mina. Full stop.
  • Cute Mute: Ongo. He normally doesn't speak except for making sound effects or beatboxing.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Rita to the Dodos.
  • The Cutie: Rita.
  • Dance Party Ending: What else is an episode of a show that's central theme is music going to end on?
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mina on multiple occasions. Bello sometimes is this too.
  • Death Glare: Mina gives Rita one of these after she makes her house leave in "Home, Flying Home."
  • Definitely Just a Cold/Dull Surprise: In "Jammbo's Many Worlds", Ongo getting his foot completely crushed (probably with multiple bone fractures) is regarded as a trivial injury. One has to wonder how badly a Jammbonian has to get hurt before it's considered a major injury.
  • Delayed Reaction: In "Jammbo's Many Worlds", Ongo barely reacts to his foot getting run over until after he looks down.
  • Depending on the Writer: How mature Mina is to the other kids depends on whoever is writing the episode. In one episode, she's just as hyperactive and fun-loving as the others, and the next, she acts more like the Team Mom and the Only Sane Woman.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: Bello's hair kind of resembles dreadlocks to a point.
  • Edutainment Show
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The King and the Queen are only ever referred to by their titles.
  • Eye Scream: In "One-Eyed Bello", Bello gets hit in the eye with a tennis ball and has to wear an eye patch for a few days, causing (unintentional) mockery and laughter from his friends.
  • Fake Interactivity: Averted, for the most part, with the exception being in "One Note Universe", when Goomo asks the viewers to find a pink key. This was more Played for Laughs however.
    • In "Jammbo's Rhythm", it was interactive all the more. All the characters showed the viewers how to do different dances. The screen even shook at times, indicating that the viewers did not know the dance that each character was going to teach them.
  • Fat Best Friend: Goomo to Bello.
  • Fat Idiot: Goomo comes off as this sometimes, mostly due to being innocent and a little naïve. Although, he's been shown to be quite bright on other occasions. The King is more of this trope, though.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Averted.
  • Free-Range Children: Apparently the kids are allowed to go wherever they want without any adult supervision.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Mina.
  • Genki Girl: Rita.
  • Grammar Nazi: Mina tells Goomo that "recycle" is only one word in "Operation: Save Jammbo".
  • Green Aesop: "Operation: Save Jammbo".
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: Goomo's broken flip-flop in "White Trainers".
  • Half Dressed Cartoon Kid: Bello. This is especially jarring since all the other jelly-kids, even the male ones, wear pants.
  • Happily Married: The King and the Queen. They are even shown kissing eachother on the cheek or the mouth in some episodes, averting No Hugging, No Kissing.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Bello and Goomo are shown to act like this.
  • Hidden Depths: Goomo is a virtuoso pianist. He uses his skill to fly his Cool Airship house.
  • Humongous Mecha: Mina invents one to change Jammbo's light bulbs. It gets a makeover and becomes Bello's "Jammbo Bot".
  • Idiot Crows: One flies past Rita in "Choose Me" when Bello talks about his winning strategy.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Both Goomo and Mina use this on Bello in "Choose Me".
  • Intellectual Animal: The Dodos are shown to be just as smart as the Jammbonians, they have their own culture and speech and generally seem to understand what the Jammbonians are saying. They also get hired by the King as his personal body-guards and assistants, and run the Musical Factory together with the Queen. Jammbonian babies are also given to certain Dodos at birth to be raised by them.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The kids can understand Ongo perfectly, even though he doesn't speak words. Occasionally, this leads to Repeating so the Audience Can Hear.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Goomo.
  • Invisibility: In one episode Mina turns herself invisible.
  • Ironic Echo Cut: In "Mina's Swing", the Queen worries that the King and Rita must be frightened when they're stuck on the giant hi-tech swing that Mina built. Cut to them having the time of their lives up there.
  • Irony: In "Super Jelly League", Mina gave the role of her sidekick, Screamer Man, to Ongo, the mute kid. Immediately after this, we hear his pathetic attempt at a howl, complete with a cough. You had one job, Mina...
  • Kawaiiko: Rita to a T. Also, Mina.
  • Keet: Bello and Goomo.
  • Large Ham:
    • The King, naturally.
    • All the kids (except Ongo) have their moments too.
  • Let Me at Him!: In "Mama Mina", Mina tries to communicate with the dodos with her Pocket Dodo Dictionary. She inadvertently says something so offensive that one of the dodos angrily tries to lunge at her and has to be restrained by other dodos.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Everyone.
    • Goomo changes his outfit once, in "Radio Goomo". He starts wearing black after discovering heavy metal music.
  • Loony Fan:
    • Goomo is this for Bello in "Best Friends Forever"
    • Similarly, in "Rita Adopts a Dodo", Rita is shown to have an oddly large collection of stuff that resembles dodos in her home. The dodo she adopts gets rather weirded out by it.
  • Mad Scientist: Mina is a Lighter and Softer version of this trope. She can practically invent anything, conducts many experiments and even got the stereotypical Mad Scientist laugh in "Mina's Party". Her many inventions and stocks of Applied Phlebotinum often set off the plot. She also gets referred to as a Mad Scientist in several episodes.
  • Magic Pants: Rita's clothes change size with her when she grows into a giant in "Great Student".
  • Manchild: The King is very childish.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Mina wears one when training Bello and Goomo to run super fast by making them chase a dodo.
  • Medium Blending: CGI mixed with flash animation.
  • Meganekko: The Queen
  • Mellow Fellow: Ongo, to the point where in "Experiments in Invisibility", his couch gets turned invisible and he doesn't even care.
  • Minimalist Cast: Perhaps the most extreme example ever. The entire planet of Jammbo appears to have only seven sentient inhabitants: the five kids, plus the king and queen. There is a nearly infinite supply of Dodos, however.
  • Minor Living Alone: The King and Queen, who are clearly not the kids' parents, are the only grown-ups ever to be seen. The kids appear to live alone and no one ever considers this odd. Parents may not even exist on Jammbo, as one episode states the kids were raised by Dodos.
  • My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: Mina tries to communicate via a dictionary with the Dodos in "Mama Mina", but whatever she says makes them very angry.
  • Named After Their Planet: The Jammbonians on planet Jammbo.
  • Nature Lover: All of the kids, but Goomo and Ongo especially. There is actually an episode where Goomo teaches Rita to not harm nature, but be in harmony with it. Ongo doesn't seem to be as environmentally conscious, as he mindlessly throws trash away together with Rita in "Operation: Save Jammbo", but out of all the kids, he gets along best with the Dodos and he rather sleeps outside on a couch than have a proper house, just so he can always be in nature and watch the sunrise everyday.
  • Never Bareheaded: Goomo is almost never without his helmet. When he is separated from it, like in "Goomo's Birthday", the show resorts to Scenery Censors to keep us from seeing what the top of Goomo's head looks like.
  • Noodle People: The Queen, Mina, and Ongo are the most prominent examples of this trope.
  • No Antagonist: This is a Slice of Life show for pre-schoolers after all.
    • The closest thing the show has ever had to antagonists is the cheating bracelets from their eponymous episode.
  • No Fourth Wall: In "Scary Story", while running from the monster, the kids ran towards the screen and away from it.
    • And, of course, "Jammbo's Rhythm", being an interactive episode, was the first episode to break the fourth wall.
  • The Noseless: Everyone.
  • Old Master: A Dodo version, no less.
  • One of the Kids: The King regularly hangs out and plays with the kids, especially Rita and thusly often regresses to their level of maturity (not that this was hard in the first place).
  • Out of Focus: Ongo could be named "Out of Focus - the character". It's that bad.
  • Painting the Frost on Windows: Music (which is apparently a mineral) is mined from Jammbo's core, refined, and delivered throughout the Universe in the form of bubbles.
  • Parental Bonus: In "King's Clones", the Fun-O-Meter from "Mina's Party" note  is shown to stand in the King and Queen's bedroom.
  • Parental Substitute:
    • The Queen is often very motherly towards the kids, particularly Bello. At one point she stops Bello and Goomo from riding a potentially dangerous homemade flying machine and hurting themselves.
    • According to "Grandpa Dodo", the children were raised by dodos as babies. Bello was raised by Grandpa Dodo.
  • Parenting the Husband: Sometimes, the Queen is doing this to the King, but he's slightly more mature around her than around the kids.
  • Parrot Expo What: Bello does this when he hears a word or phrase he's not very familiar with.
  • Please Keep Your Hat On: In "Scary Story" the kids think they see a monster's shadow which actually happens to be just Goomo without his helmet.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: In "Royal Frame", all the kids (even Ongo) use this on the king to convince him to make a drawing to put in the frame.
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away: "The Monster of Boredom" takes place during a thunderstorm.
  • Reality Warper: Bello in "Silent Sheriff". It doesn't go so well.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The Queen.
  • Red Ones Go Faster: In "Mina's Swing", Bello thinks the titular swing would go faster if it were painted red.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • Bello, Goomo, Rita, and the King are red oni while Mina, Ongo, and the Queen are blue oni. Of course it would make sense for Bello and Mina to be respective red and blue oni for obvious reasons.
    • Goomo serves as the blue to Bello's red sometimes, however.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Dodos.
  • Rousseau Was Right
  • Running Gag: A cardboard cutout of a Mariachi.
  • Sarcastic Clapping: Mina does this when everyone else is applauding sincerely at Bello's story of journeying through the center of Jammbo at the medal ceremony in "The Sticker", as she was the only one who didn't believe it.
  • Scenery Censor: Used in "Goomo's Birthday" and other episodes to prevent the viewer from seeing what Goomo looks like without his helmet.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Goomo and Bello respectively.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When giving a lecture on science to Rita, Mina mentions seeing a duck in a green hat and a pink elephant wearing a tutu, which is a spoof on Pocoyo, to see if she was paying any attention. She wasn't.
    • In "Goomo's Race", one of the images in the picture book looks suspiciously similar to the Hylian Crest from The Legend of Zelda.
    • There are many shout-outs to other video game series too, including Pac-Man, Mario, Monument Valley, and even Street Fighter.
  • Silent Snarker: The Dodos. And Ongo to a lesser extent.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Mina is sometimes the victim of physical comedy.
  • Speak in Unison: A couple occasions.
  • Speech Impediment: Goomo has a noticeable lisp when he speaks.
  • Sugar Bowl: Jammbo.
  • Talking to Plants: The Queen suggests doing this to help them grow.
  • Team Mom: The Queen.
  • Technicolor Science: Mina's lab.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Mina is the Tomboy to Rita's Girly Girl.
  • Trilling Rs: Mina does this with her weird accent.
  • True Companions: The 5 kids.
  • Two Words: Added Emphasis: Goomo does this with the word "recycle" in "Operation: Save Jammbo". Subverted when Mina corrects him.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The King and Queen.
  • Vague Age: Everybody's exact age is unknown. Although, Rita's stated to be the youngest and Ongo's height indicates that he's the oldest of the kids.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Bello and Mina get into disagreements often, but they're still good friends and always make up in the end.
  • Vocal Evolution: Mina's accent is less thick in later episodes.
  • Waxing Lyrical: One time in "Color of Fun".
  • Wham Shot: The white dodo getting ready to leave Jammbo in his eponymous episode.
  • What Does This Button Do?: There is a big button in the royal palace. Pushing this button stops the music. This is bad, because time stops in Jammbo when there is no music playing. The only thing that averted disaster when the king pushed the button was Goomo, who happened to be listening to a personal music player at the time.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Mina has an accent...just...an accent.
  • Widget Series: This is a weird Spanish thing.
  • Wiki Rule: Jelly Jamm Wikia
  • Wild Take: Goomo does one whenever he sees a burst-into-song flower in "Flower Fear".
  • Women Are Wiser: Mina and the Queen are the smartest characters on the show.
  • Would Rather Suffer: In "One-Eyed Bello", Bello says he'd rather not see than wear an eyepatch.
  • Writing Lines: The King's punishment for placing his soda bottle on the button that stops the music factory and brings Jammbo to a standstill.
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