Come on, get down, won't you come on, get down?
Yeah, we come from near and far
To celebrate who we are
Look who's hanging around at the Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop..."
Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own is the third animated TV series based on the Littlest Pet Shop toys, following the 2012 Littlest Pet Shop television series. The series is developed and produced by Tim Maile and Douglas Tuber (Phil of the Future), and is directed by Gillian Comerford (The Amazing World of Gumball, Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja).
The series focuses on six pets from different backgrounds; Roxie McTerrier, Jade Catkin, Trip Hamston, Quincy Goatee, Edie Von Keet, and Bev Gilturtle, as they enter the world of Paw-Tucket, a realm meant exclusively for them and other animals alike. The group have fun and adventures while proudly expressing themselves without the pressures of the human world.
It premiered on April 14, 2018 on Discovery Family, although webisodes were released in 2017 before the show's official airing.
The show only lasted for one season, with the series finale airing on January 26, 2019.
This show contains examples of the following tropes:
- Alpha Bitch: Petula Woolwright and her friends are described as the "worst snobs" in Paw-Tucket.
- Alternate Universe: Set in the world of Paw-Tucket.
- Animal Stereotypes
- Audience Surrogate: The first episode begins with a cat named Churchill arriving in Paw-Tucket for the first time and being enthusiastically greeted by Roxie, who quickly explains to him how Paw-Tucket works, and introduces him to her friends (who all happen to be the main characters).
- Badly Battered Babysitter: Roxie, Jade and Edie become this in "Scrappers Keepers", while trying to keep the Scrappers (a rambunctious group of young pets) under control.
- Birds of a Feather: In "All Decked Out", Quincy quickly clicks with Petunia Cloghoof, a female goat who is just as safety conscious as he is.
- Cool Gate: Pets use a magical portal to enter and leave Paw-Tucket.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: The spin class instructor in the webisode "Welcome to Spin Class". She seems nice at first, but when class starts, she begins yelling at the pets to give the class everything they've got.
- Early-Bird Cameo:
- A number of characters from the show first made appearances in the webisodes.
- The Thunderclouds, Paw-Tucket's resident roller derby team, first appeared in the intro sequence, but wouldn't fully appear until "Bev Rolls With It", which aired near the first half of the season.
- False Friend: In "A Pet's Best Friend Is...", Petula and her gang pretend to befriend Roxie so they can have a party at pop star Savannah Cheetaby's home (which Roxie happens to be house-sitting while Savannah is away).
- Free-Range Pets: Justified, since Paw-Tucket is a world just for pets.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Jade and Roxie. Although fans often ship them, they only act as best friends, not lovers.
- Hyperventilation Bag: In "The Wheel Deal", Quincy uses one when he realizes he's stuck at the top of the ferris wheel.
- Imagine the Audience Naked: In "Pitch Im-Purr-Fect", Quincy reveals that when he's nervous about performing, he just imagines his audience without their fur or feathers (though he points out this probably won't work with hairless cats).
- Innocently Insensitive:
- In "Pet, Peeved", Jade unknowingly hurts Roxie's feelings by pushing over a cake Roxie made for her. She later points out that, as a cat, this is something she does.
- In "The Imitation Game", Quincy is unaware that his imitation of Edie is making her into a laughing stock around Paw-Tucket.
- Interspecies Romance: Edie seeks this with a visiting royal corgi, Bertram Corgiwaddles, in "All Decked Out".
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Utilized in "In The Steal of the Night" when the pets interrogate Scoot.Bev: Where were you last night? Your punishment won't be as bad if you come clean now.
Trip: Have you ever seen this stapler?
Quincy: If a train leaves the station travelling 90 miles an hour, with three ducks in one car, and two cats in another car, how long will it take to reach Paw-Tucket?
- Meaningful Name: Almost ALL of the pets' surnames are named after the species they are.
- Meaningless Villain Victory: Petula's group actually win the big race in "The Fast and the Fur-ious", but Roxie and her friends had so much participating that they don't care. Even The Bet they made, saying that the losing team has to take a bath in the Paw-Tucket fountain, provides little satisfaction for Petula's group, as Roxie's friends enjoy that too (and even splash Petula and company while doing so).
- Merchandise-Driven: Based on the Hasbro toy line.
- Never Say "Die": Invoked in "The Wheel Deal" when Jade and Scoot are trapped at the top of a ferris wheel.Scoot: Oh, I see. You're afraid this gizmo's gonna fall apart, and you're gonna plummet. Don't cats always land on their paws?
Jade: It doesn't matter how we land. If it's high enough, we still splat.
- No Focus on Humans: Exactly. It isn't called A World of Our Own for nothing.
- Odd Couple: Roxie and Jade both share contrasting personalities and an apartment in Paw-Tucket.
- Odd Friendship:
- Trip and Quincy are best friends, despite Trip's love for extreme sports and Quincy's easily-frightened nature.
- Jade ends up forming a friendship with Scoot after they get stuck on the ferris wheel together.
- Playing Sick: In "Paw It Forward", Sherwin the sheepdog is revealed to be this, pretending to have hurt his leg more badly than it was in order to stay at Jade and Roxie's place and relax.
- Public Domain Soundtrack: Unlike previous Littlest Pet Shop having "Flight of the Bumblebee", it uses "Sabre Dance" for most episode.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes:
- In "Brave New Quincy", Trip invokes this (which Quincy calls "the adorable begging eyes") in order to get Quincy to go parasailing with him.
- Roxie uses these in "The Imitation Game" to convince Trip to talk with Quincy about stopping his impression of Edie.
- Running Gag:
- Quincy fainting.
- Edie flying into windows or glass doors.
- Tallulah Poodlee, a customer at the Shake 'n Dry salon, trying (and failing) to have her fur straightened.
- Paw-Tucket is a reference to Hasbro's Real Life headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
- In "In The Steal of the Night", Roxie talks about crime shows her owners watch, then mentions a commercial about "a clown talking about junk food".
- Lampshaded with this title: "Let It Go (Not The Hit Song)".
- In the episode "All Decked Out", the owner of Bertram Corgiwaddle, who's obviously a corgi, is mentioned by Edie and Quincy to be "the Queen". Though it wasn't specified In-Universe on who exactly that queen is, it's clear that it's Queen Elizabeth II herself.
- Sleepwalking: In "In The Steal of the Night", it is eventually revealed that the mystery thief stealing all the pet's belongings is actually a sleepwalking Austin, who had been influenced by his recent "fetching" classes.
- Slice of Life: Many episodes of the series focus on grounded, realistic situations, sometimes with a spin on them.
- Spiritual Successor:
- To Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets, another show about a group of pets who use a magical portal that leads to another world.
- Also to Puppy in My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville, which features another world ran by animals that Kate takes a portal to after Princess Ava goes missing and she teams up with a group of pets.
- Technician vs. Performer: The Incredible Roman and Ray are revealed to be this in their self-titled episode; Ray is the technician, planning out all their magic tricks down to the last detail, while Roman is the performer, telling jokes and using slapstick to keep the audience entertained. As you'd expect, the differences in their styles cause a lot of friction between them. When Bev tries to help them overcome this, she accidentally drives them to break up. But in the end, she convinces them that they need each other in order to keep being the greatest magic act in Paw-Tucket.
- Totem Pole Trench: All the main pets, minus Trip, perform this in the episode "Spooky Tails", with Roxie on top and Jade on the bottom.
- Two Girls to a Team: Inverted. The main group is made up of four girls and two boys: Trip and Quincy.
- Two Shorts: The show's format. Subverted as digital releases consist of a single episode.
- Two Words: Added Emphasis: In "Pet, Peeved", when Roxie asks Trip how she can do something nice for Jade.Trip: Three words: Inflatable frog monster.
Roxie: Fourth word: Huh?
- Villains Out Shopping: Petula in "The Big Sleep-Over". Despite inviting herself to Roxie's sleepover, she doesn't cause any trouble at all while she's there, willingly going along with the group's activities.
- Year Inside, Hour Outside: No time passes in the human world while the pets are in Paw-Tucket.
- You Must Be This Tall to Ride: In "The Wheel Deal", Trip can't ride any of the carnival rides because of his small size.