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Puppy in My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville (Italian: "Cuccioli Cerca Amici: Nel Regno di Pocketville"note ) is an animated TV series based on the popular toys. It features tiny puppy adventures as Flo (Kate in the English version) and her puppy Magic must help the puppies of Pocketville make their way to children in the real world and try to get Princess Ava (Ami in the original), who was beamed to the real world by her sister, Eva (Ima), back into Pocketville.

The English dub was directed by Mark Hanna, who also provides the voice for Magic. This show was produced at Cinecittà film studios located in Rome, Italy. It is produced by Giochi Preziosi, MEG Entertainment Groupnote , and Mondo TV. The series premiered on Boomerang in the United States on January 2, 2012. As of this writing it can also be seen online on the Popcornflix website, and on Mondo TV's Mondo World and "L'Angolo delle Ragazze" ("Girls' Corner") YouTube pages.


This Show Provides Examples of:

  • Cat Stereotype: The Siamese stereotype is played straight with Ima (Eva), but averted with Princess Ami (Ava).
  • Creepy Crows: Villainess Eva has a crow named Krakia as a lackey.
  • Cute Kitten: When the terrible animation doesn't get in the way.
  • Dark Is Evil: Eva is the main antagonist of the series, and she has a dark color scheme.
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  • Dog Stereotype: Magic (original name, Oristolfo) is a protagonistic German Shepherd. Also, Zull the Rottweiler and Gort the Pitbull are sidekicks to the main villain, Ima.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: There are people who draw parallels to Polly Pocket and Littlest Pet Shop(appropriately enough, seeing as all three toy lines were big at around the same time).
  • Dub Name Change: One of two English dubs did this - changing Flo to Kate, for example.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt: The animals pictured with Kate. Ava is female and Magic is male.
  • Fun Size: All the native inhabitants of Pocketville are tiny cute animals including dogs, cats, and other animals.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: In Season 2, Eva states she wants to become queen of the Pocket Kingdom instead of princess, which could allude to this trope.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Between Ava and Eva.
  • Informed Flaw: Ava being sent away by Eva is treated as a horrible event that must be fixed. Despite this, everybody in Pocketville seems to be doing just okay, considering their princess is missing and her Evil Twin is rapidly gaining power.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": All the pets’ reactions when Ava accidentally gets teleported to the Big City.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The series is based on several animal themed " My Pocket" lines of toysnote .
  • Moral Myopia: In "Operation Princess" Ami objects to stealing a mook's keys to rescue Ava because stealing is wrong. However, it's apparently okay to take his keys if he accidentally leaves them on a counter and you return them after using them to break in.
  • No Name Given: The Yorkshire Terrier character in the episode “Nearly: Part 2”.
  • Obviously Evil: Eva. Just watch her hostile mannerism in the first episode, and you won't be fooled into thinking she's not the main antagonist.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Ava suddenly sees Zull running up behind her in the first episode of the series, and when she sees him breaking the Friendship Heart in half.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Ava is kind, and gentle. Eva is cruel, and rough. Also Ava is a light colored Siamese cat, Eva is a dark one.
  • Precious Puppies: Again, when the Limited Animation doesn't create any unpleasant images.
  • Princess Classic: Ava in general.
  • Princesses Rule: Ava, as she is the ruler of the Pocket Kingdom. There has been no mention of her parents and she is not known as a queen, due to unknown reasons. However, she is only referred to once as “Your Majesty” by Magic, which is how someone would address a king or queen instead of a prince or princess, and the Dalmatian in the first episode addresses Ava as “Your Royal Princess” (Princes/Princesses are traditionally addressed as “Your Royal Highness”).
  • Real Place Background: Although the Big City is a fictional city, the city of Tuscany, which is located in Italy, is mentioned in the show.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Every animal in Pocketvile is one. Not even the villains can help but be adorable.
  • Same Language Dub: An odd case in that there are two English dubs. One is overall more faithful to the Italian version but has more stilted acting (relatively speaking - neither dub is exactly Oscar material) and some questionable voice choices, while the other is a bit looser with the translation (see Dub Name Change) but has slightly better acting and better voices for most of the characters.
  • Sanity Slippage: Eva seems to be pretty insane when she’s doing her evil deeds.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Ima is backwards for Ami and Gort is backwards for "trog."note 
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Kate can speak to animals as long as she wears the Friendship Heart
  • Swamps Are Evil: The Ever Grey Swamp is known to be a dark, dreary, mucky place, and serves as a hideout for Eva and her lackeys.
  • Two Shorts: Originally produced as a 15-minute series, this is how it aired on TV in the United States.
  • Unholy Ground: The Valley of No-One is the place where Eva performs the Unfriendliness Ritual, and it is said that not many is brave enough to approach said area.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: There was no mention of the identity, whereabouts, or status of Ava and Eva’s parents throughout the whole of the series, no mention of what is making Eva evil, and no mention of what happened to Wallace after the Pet Buster attacked him while trying to get to Ava in the final episode of the series.

Alternative Title(s): Puppy In My Pocket, Puppy In My Pocket Pocketville


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