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Tree Fu Tom is a British children's animated television series which is aired on Cbeebies. Unlike most TV shows, Tree Fu Tom encourages physical activity through the use of "Tree Fu".

The series is set in a fictional village named Treetopolis, and revolves around the title character, Tree Fu Tom, and his friends. The voice cast of Tree Fu Tom includes Sophie Aldred, David Tennant and Tim Whitnall.

Tree Fu Tom provides examples of:

  • All-CGI Cartoon: Outside the opening and closing sequences, which are in live-action.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Par for the course, Tom has a couple: "Tree! Fu! GO!", "Thanks for your help!", and "(Do X) to send the magic to me!"
    • Twigs has "I - am - a genius!", "We're doomed!", and "Wowzers!"
  • Does Not Like Shoes: The sprites of Treetopolis are always seen barefoot, including Twigs.
  • Fake Interactivity: Tom asks the audience for help, and to copy his Tree Fu moves.
  • Granola Girl: Treetog has moments of this.
  • Medium Blending: In every episode, Tom shifts from live-action to CGI.
  • Me's a Crowd: Twigs used a spell to duplicate himself in "Sappy Day".
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  • Reverse Psychology: After a grumbleberry corrupts all of the magic, causing it to work in reverse, Tom uses a corrupted "push" spell to pull the grumbleberry out of the sap line.
  • Transformation Sequence: Kind of. Tom appealing and gesturing to the audience to "turn on the magic" has the makings of one, despite him not transforming in the process.