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PINY: Institute of New Yorknote  is a Spanish animated children's Dramedy series created by Victor M. Lopez and Rubén Zarauza. As the title suggests, the series is based on the Pinypon toy franchise as it focuses on Michelle Fairchild, a humble 14-year-old who is interested in fashion and wants to become a top fashion designer. She gets offered one day an interview from the titular prestigious college PINY, and she gets accepted. She then befriends her roommates Tasha Robinson and Lilith Henderson, as they form the Indie Girls team. However, Michelle is also placed one room across from the spoiled leader of the Beautiful People, Julia Cooper, along with her loyal assistants Dory Skornik and Rita Finucci. The Indie Girls have adventures in the college while trying to work around Julia's plans to eliminate and humiliate them.


The show first premiered on Disney Channel in Spain on September 18, 2016, and also premiered on Pop in the United Kingdom in the year after.

This show contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Alpha Bitch: Julia Cooper.
  • Animesque: The character designs tend to delve into this, especially when their facial expressions change.
  • Cool Pet:
    • Michelle has Armando, a lemur.
    • Julia has Dior, a chameleon.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Julia, Rita and Dory attempted to win a dress-making contest by just buying a dress and entering it. It turns out the dress's designer was in the audience and recognized his design immediately, getting them disqualified.
  • The Ditz: Dory, who is the ditziest of the Beautiful People.
  • Eye Cam: Shown in Tasha's perspective while waking up in the beginning of "Fashion Backwards".
  • I Am Not Weasel: Sometimes people mistake Michelle's pet lemur Armando for a monkey.
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  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Austin Zimmer is a parody of Justin Bieber.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Michelle and Julia are fraternal twins.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: The soundtrack features a lot of royalty-free music.
  • Sexual Karma: In a kid-friendly example, Julia gets Will in the series finale after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Michelle, Lilith, and Tasha.
  • Tooth Strip: All of the characters have these.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: The horses assigned to the kids very closely resemble them.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lilith and Dory both have purple hair. Michelle has pink hair and Rita's is dark orange.


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