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Kingdom Force is a 2019 Canadian All-CGI Cartoon produced by Jam Filled Entertainment and Industrial Brothers (Dot., Top Wing) and created by Matthew Fernandes (Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist, Remy & Boo) for CBC Kids.

The world of Kingdom Force is divided into five kingdoms — the Plains Kingdom, the Forest Kingdom, the Canyon Kingdom, the Jungle Kingdom, and the Ice Kingdom — all inhabited by various anthropomorphic animals. United together from the tower of Anapolis, the five kingdoms have established Kingdom Force, a team of five heroes from each kingdom tasked with the duty of protecting the five kingdoms. These heroes are Luka, a wolf from the Forest Kingdom; TJ, a badger from the Canyon Kingdom; Dalilah, a gorilla from the Jungle Kingdom; Norvyn, a polar bear from the Ice Kingdom; and Jabari, a cheetah cub from the Plains Kingdom. Together, the five heroes defend their homes using hi-tech rescue vehicles able to combine into a single giant robot known as the Alpha Mech.

Tropes of the series:

  • Alliterative Name: Liberty Longtail and Mittens McGuirk.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: All the characters (including wolves, cats, badgers, apes, and bears) come in different shades of red, orange, yellow, purple, gray, black, white, brown, tan, etc.
  • Bat Signal: Kingdom Force has one in the form of a pentagon with a pawprint in the center. Every inhabitant in the Five Kingdoms can summon this signal using their phone/communicator for emergencies.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Gunter and Gustav, Dr. Sabre's two henchmen, are a pair of grizzly bears. However, they're a downplayed example as they're pretty incompetent villains. Averted with Norvyn however, who is one of the heroes, even if he can be a bit of a grouch sometimes.
  • The Big Guy: Norvyn serves this role in the Kingdom Force team, being the largest and strongest member of the team.
  • Cats Are Mean: Dr. Sabre, the show's most frequently recurring villain, is a small Persian cat and the evil CEO of Kittycorp Industries. His schemes generally involve boosting sales or his own self-pleasure, but he's pretty ineffectual.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Jalopi really wants and yearns to be a hero, but often makes mistakes and inadvertently causes trouble for Kingdom Force.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Luka is red, Dalilah is orange, Jabari is yellow, TJ is green, and Norvyn is blue.
  • Combining Mecha: Alpha Mech is formed from Kingdom Force's vehicles, the Kingdom Riders. Luka's red aerial gyro Kingdom Rider 1 forms the head and torso; Jabari's yellow speed vehicle Kingdom Rider 2 forms the left leg; TJ's green digging machine Kingdom Rider 3 forms the right leg; Dalilah's orange crawler Kingdom Rider 4 forms the right arm; and Norvyn's blue snowplow/submarine Kingdom Rider 5 forms the left arm.
  • Expository Theme Tune:
    "Five brave animals on their way,"
    "They're here to protect you night and day!"
    "High tech heroes full of might,"
    "Come together to unite!"
    "Giant robot rescue team,"
    "Fast and strong as you have ever seen!"
    "They're on a mission to save the nation."
  • Gadgeteer Genius: See The Smart Guy from down below for more information.
  • Genius Cripple: Sprocket is a koala who serves as a mechanic for Kingdom Force's vehicles and designs their technology but gets around through a hi-tech wheelchair.
  • Grumpy Bear: Again, it's Norvyn (like literally), but don't let it bother you.
  • Halloween Episode: "Howl-o-Ween", where Jabari uses a glowing serum to make his pumpkin spookier for the Howl-o-Ween festival.
  • Kid Hero: Jabari is the only child member of Kingdom Force, but nonetheless a valued member of the team. He was actually originally the sidekick of the original choice for the Plains Kingdom representative Mittens McGuirk, but got the role when she refused the offer.
  • The Leader: Luka, a fearless and confident wolf, serves this role for Kingdom Force.
  • Lethal Chef: Dalilah in "We Be Jammin"
    Dalilah: I made some Banana Squasherole for everyone, and—"
    Jabari: And it was terrible.
    Dalilah: Yeah. Jabari is right. In fact, I made a bunch of batches and they were all terrible. I followed the recipe perfectly.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Jalopi drives a recycling truck (which she calls her "Jalopoimobile").
    • Envie Fernandez is a feminine fox thief who stands out for her sassy character appearance and greedy personality. And as her name suggests, she is also very jealous of what others have that she doesn't.
    • Max Volume has his great stereo equipment, causing him to play very loud music at its highest volume.
  • Recycled In Space: It's kinda like a mix of Power Rangers and Voltron IN THE FORM OF ANIMALS IN THE WILD!
  • Shout-Out: The most viewed episode, "Mad Max Volume", has and shares some parodies of and references to Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • The Smart Guy: On Kingdom Force, this role is split between TJ and Dalilah, who often work together in formulating team strategies and developing technologies for the team.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Dalilah is the only female member of the team.
  • The Team:
  • Team Title: Kingdom Force, of course.
  • Wolves Always Howl at the Moon: The episode "Full Moon Fever" focuses on Luka trying to keep himself from doing so (during the night of the Fire Moon) while trying to save wolf cubs stuck in a hot-air balloon
  • World of Funny Animals: The setting is populated entirely by anthropomorphic mammals, primarily bears (in the Ice Kingdom), badgers (in the Canyon Kingdom), and various types of felines (in the Plains Kingdom), canines (in the Forest Kingdom), and non-human primates (in the Jungle Kingdom).