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Based on the work of Paul Frank, Julius Jr. is a show produced by Saban Brands (yes, that Saban Brands), who now owns the Paul Frank brand, and backed by Fisher-Price. The stories follows Julius and his friends Clancy the giraffe, Worry Bear, Sheree the raccoon and Ping the panda in their day to day adventures, the problem that they face, and the steps they take to resolve it.

The show airs on Nick Jr. in the U.S, with merchandise being pumped out regularly by Fisher-Price. While it is currently not known to be airing outside the U.S, it is available for streaming on Netflix, which began going global in January 2016. Even if you don't have Netflix, the series is also getting a steady stream of DVD releases and viewers in the U.S can also watch full episodes off the Nick Jr. Website.


Julius Jr. Contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Aerith and Bob: On one hand, Julius and Clancy. On the other hand, Sheree?
  • All Just a Dream: Box Fort of Oz, although the audience get to see Julius doze off and thus is fully aware of the situation.
  • An Aesop: Every episode has one, and it is even explained in the song at the end of each episode.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Sheree is a blue raccoon.
  • Animesque: Drawn in the form of chibi.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Ping, Clancy and Worry Bear
  • Beary Friendly: Worry Bear and Ping.
  • Bigger on the Inside: The clubhouse. The outside looks like a simple small cardboard playhouse. Inside, however...
  • Catchphrase: Each of the Characters apparently has one.
  • Character Title: Featuring the main character, Julius Jr.
  • Child Prodigy: Julius.
  • Christmas Episode: Worry Bear Finds The Light/Julius Alliday, with honorable mentions of Hanukkah and Chinese New Year.
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  • A Dog Named "Dog": Worry Bear seems to be the only one with this exception, where everyone else has a proper name but him.
  • Edutainment Show: Yep, one of these.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Julius himself.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Julius and Sheree. The other characters are naked.
  • Genki Girl: Ping. She's usually this due to her energetic personality.
  • Halloween Episode: The season 1 episode Dressed for Spook-cess, where Worry Bear and Ping muct co-operate to match their costumes before they go trick-or-treating.
  • Hologram: As seen in Do the Dez Bop, Marv has a hologram camcorder/projector system hidden in his hat.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In No Snow Mo, Chip reports to Sheree to cancel the snow cones she was preparing since there's no snow from Mo, only for her and Julius to burst into laughter upon hearing the titular phrase. Mo however, mistakes this for the latter two making fun of him and runs away from the box in tears.
  • Keet: Clancy.
  • My Beloved Smother: Diamondbeard's mother. She keeps getting in his way, and seems to be able to tell what he's up to despite almost always being on the ship.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Sheree's outfit in "Dressed for Spook-cess" is a "Pirate Robot Fairy".
  • No Antagonist: The show seems to be mostly this. Most of the plot conflicts involve Slice of Life issues.
  • Once an Episode: It's invention time, The Hall of Doors. Also, a song at the end of a story.
  • The One Who Wears Shoes: Only Julius and Sheree wear shoes.
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: Guess what animal is Ping.
  • Parental Bonus: The show contains shoutouts and pop-culture references that also amuse the Periphery Demographic.
  • The Power of Friendship: "The best inventions are the ones that help your friends".
  • The Power of Rock: There are times where the power of rock is the solution to the problem the gang is facing, notably in the episode Rock Sitting when Worry Bear's sentient rock collection goes missing and the only way to draw them out is the power of music.
  • Shrink Ray: The Shrinkerator, a machine that shrinks items and lifeforms down to minuscule sizes.
  • Slice of Life: Mostly slice of life, fantastic events notwithstanding
  • Spin-Off Babies: Based on Paul Frank's Julius and several other characters. In preschooler form.
  • Stock "Yuck!": Despite being a monkey, Julius hates bananas.
  • Swapped Roles: In the episode Pirate Julius, Julius and Diamondbeard swap roles for a while so Julius can see how it's like being a pirate and Diamondbeard can see how it's like being an inventor.
  • Terrified of Germs: Worry Bear. Then again, he's terrified of everything.
  • Title Theme Tune: "Come along with Julius Jr., you never know where you're gonna be! Come along with Julius Jr., step inside the box and see!"
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Ping (tomboy) and Sheree (girly girl).
  • Worthless Treasure Twist: In the episode Clancy, Be Careful, the gang helps Diamondbeard find treasure from a map he's found. It turns out that the treasure was all the stuff that belonged to him when he was a baby, because the treasure was his mom's treasure.


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