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The Save-Ums! is a Canadian All-CGI Cartoon produced by CBC, Discovery Kids, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, Decode Entertainment, and The Dan Clark Company. It ran from 2003 to 2006.

The show stars the titular Save-Ums, a group of cartoony children who help small animals with their problems.

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  • Big Eater: The baby dinosaur that Raymundo and Peque babysit for is this.
  • Black Bead Eyes: All of the Save-Ums save B.B. Jammies have these.
  • Catchphrase:
    • The Save-Ums' motto is "Small is powerful; believe it!", or less commonly, "A little goes a long way".
    • The whole team uses "Green, on!/Red, off!" and "No adventure is too big or too small!".
    • Foo has "This Foo. Who you?".
    • Custard has "Bam!".
  • Drives Like Crazy: Downplayed; Custard is a major speed demon on the Zoomer.
    Jazzi: You drive too fast, Custard!
  • Dub Name Change:
    • In the French dub, Foo is called Louna, Noodle is called Caboche, Ka-Chung is called Aïkido, Custard is called Berlingnot, B.B. Jammies is called Bébe Jimmy, Peque is called Paquita, and Elizabat is called Colinette.
    • In the Spanish dub, Custard is called Jelly.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Noodle and Custard.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: All of the Save-Ums save Foo have three fingered hands.
  • Full-Name Basis: B.B. Jammies.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: One episode involves Winston having whale hiccups.
  • Informed Species: When you look at Noodle, he doesn't really look like a dog. Foo looks like a yellow sphere with a blue suit than an angelfish. Heck, Ka-Chung looks more like a fish than her.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • B.B. Jammies always wears pyjamas.
    • In a more subtle way, Noodle. His name is referring to "using your noodle" (brainstorming), fitting his status as The Smart Guy.
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  • Never My Fault: A Running Gag is characters blaming the object involved for the problem they're having. For example, when Winston got stuck in a door...
    Winston: It's not your fault, Andre. It's the door's fault.
  • NO INDOOR VOICE: It would be easier to count the episodes where Ka-Chung doesn't shout.
  • Only Known by Initials: B.B. Jammies.
  • Punny Name: One of the bat characters is named Elizabat.
  • Running Gag:
    • Ka-Chung shouting his name.
    • "It's not your fault, it's the {object}'s fault!"
  • Tag Line: "Small is powerful; believe it!", which also serves as the team's motto.
  • The Team:
  • Terrestrial Sea Life: Foo is an angelfish who can survive out of the water.
  • Third-Person Person: Foo.
  • Tooth Strip: Jazzi has one of these.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Jazzi and Foo.

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