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Western Animation / My Big, Big Friend

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Clockwise from the top: Bongo, Nessa, Lili, Yuri, Matt, and Golias.

My Big, Big Friend (Portuguese: Meu Amigãozão) is a Brazilian-Canadian animated children's series created by Canadian and Brazilian Claudia and Andres Lieban Koogan Breitman (with Kevin Gillis, creator of The Raccoons, as a producer), co-produced by Brazilian studio 2D Lab and the Canadian company Breakthrough Animation. Had its first showing on August 9, 2010 on Discovery Kids Latin America and May 9, 2011 premiered on TV Brazil. It premiered in Canada on Treehouse TV on August 20, 2011. It used to be available on Netflix, but it can now be found on Tubi and Peacock as well as YouTube.

The show centers around the friendships of three children, Yuri, Lili and Matt, each of whom has a "Big Big Friend" who is invisible to adults and other children but seen by all three friends.

In 2022, a movie based on the series premiered in Brazilian theaters. So far, there hasn't been any announcement of a release in other countries.

Not to be confused with the show My Giant Friend. Has nothing to do with the trope Big Bad Friend.


  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: A blue elephant, a pink giraffe, and a green kangaroo. Justified since they are children's Imaginary Friends and they created them with those colors.
  • An Aesop: Each episode ends with one.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: Despite Bongo being a male kangaroo, he has a pouch. Justified due to Matt's age, he doesn't know the difference between male and female kangaroos and believes all of them have pouches.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Lili, sometimes.
  • Expressive Ears: Golias's ears act as hands.
  • Genial Giraffe: Nessa.
  • Gentle Giant: Golias is the biggest and also has a big heart.
  • Honorable Elephant: Golias is a big blue elephant who is friendly to everyone.
  • Keet: Bongo is a dorky and hyperactive green kangaroo.
  • Kids Hate Vegetables: In "Hippo-licious", Matt is none too pleased when his family has spinach for dinner. Later, he and Bongo are trapped in a forest of spinach, forcing them both to eat their way through. To Matt's surprise, it's not as bad as he'd thought it would be.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Lili's Masculine Girl to Yuri's Feminine Boy.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: An odd example. The three children can all interact and talk with their big, big friends but other children and adults can't see them.
  • Never Trust a Title: In "Holding It In" a lot of viewers assumed it had something to do with urine. Turns out the episode revolves around Yuri trying not to cry.
  • Potty Emergency: Golias has one in "Diggin A Hole" whilst stuck in a pit.
  • Sugar Bowl: The show is very lighthearted and sweet.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Nessa is a pink giraffe with eyelashes and bows on her ossicones.
  • Unexpected Kindness: In "Over the Rainbow", Ms. Carol gives Matt a letter to give to his parents after he accidentally wrecks a dollhouse. Lili tells him he's probably in trouble, much to his dismay. At the end of the episode, it's revealed that Ms. Carol wrote that Matt's been a "good boy" for helping her fix up the playroom, so Matt is quite relieved.