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Puyo Puyo is a Canadian-American-Japanese children's television series created by Catherine Cavaldini and developed by Mark Schirmeister and Joe Horne for Fox Kids and Fox Family Channel. Co-produced by DHX Studios Toronto and Sega of America, Inc, the series premiered on September 24, 1997 and run until finally January 1, 2015 at 12:00am, bringing a total of twenty seasons and 379 episodes. On May 8, 2017, the series ceased to exist.

Development

In March of 1994, Cartoonverse Television signed an agreement with Lyrick Studios, Puyo Puyo Home Video and Sega of America to adapt the Puyo Puyo video game series to the series of 379 episodes created by Catherine Cavadini who directs Joe Horne and Mark Schirmeister on the development of television adaptation. This keeps the new line of the entertainment industry, since Decode received $ 140 million to provide the best entertainment base, while Lyrick Studios wanted Puyo Puyo Home Video on the continuous production of educational video releases for Home-oriented small children. In September of 1995, Cartoonverse Television announced that Fox Kids and Fox Family Channel are shipping to buy the broadcast rights of the United States, while TV Tokyo and TV Asahi they send to buy the transmission from Japan. rights, trying to premiere it for the first time in Japan in September 1997. In May 1996, Lyrick Studios announced that Decode Entertainment, a new production company based in Toronto, would co-produce the new series together with Lyrick Studios and Sega of America. In September 1997, the series was born and continues its career until January 1, 2015.

Plot

Cartoonverse - Puyo Puyo - Cartoonverse Television Promotional Poster

From left & right: Raffina, Lidelle, Witch, Rulue, Ringo, Amitie and Arle

The series is set in the Puyo Puyo universe, where the adorable and supposedly benevolent and anthropomorphic aliens live together to explain Puyo's great experiences on different consumer formations to any of the galaxies, even if Puyos wanted to make a difference about the true heart and inspirations To any experiment of the relations of Puyo. Most of the aliens are humanoid, though no humans, animals or creatures exist in the entire Puyo Puyo universe.

Therefore, at some time that is why Ecolo and Satan invite Puyo Puyo friends in Primp Village to come to the fictional planet known as Puyo full of many green Gardens through many mountains and villages similar to Primp. The main configuration of the series, Primp City, could be successful, while another under the same name is now called Puyoville to make the locations used by the Primp City be placed in the new city. Arle, Amitie and Ringo nicknamed Puyo as formally planet Earth, which becomes the official mainstay of seasons 6 to 11, while Satan's final armageddon takes place in seasons 17 to 19. Meanwhle, Maguro told Ringo and his best friends Arle and Amitie to help anyone and have different chances of expanding with the battles Puyo, jump, go out with, like Sig, and make Baby Puyo a great friend. However, in Puyo Puyo, there are dangerous villains and the most disgusting and even disgusting unpleasant characters, such as Doppelganger Arle and Strange Klug, as they learn plans to stop the universe.

Also in Puyo Puyo, Ringo and his friends can visit the crew of Starship Tetra, which, however, undoubtedly come from the planet Tetra, and have differences regarding Tee, which was to be the companion of Ringo and the older sister of Ess. Arle is also the punk owner of Carbuncle who has fun together even through her beloved and best friends Amitie and Ringo. Amitie could be the best and greatest friend of Ringo, always playing and walking together with each other on different possibilities, similar to The Amingo Show (2006-10).

In seasons 6 to 11 of Puyo Puyo, there are auto short films of 2 and 3 minutes that include people with different offers in performance, in addition to a final song of 2 minutes, It's the End of Primp Town, which is not apocalyptic or dypstonian anymore, but sending the cast to say goodbye to the screen about singing songs and laughing together, which leads Puyo Puyo's seasons 6 to 11 to a 30-minute broadcast version, while other seasons are not affected. In seasons 14 to 17, Satan sings "It's time to kiss Arle" for the end of each episode, while the 1 minute identity on Puyos appeared in seasons 2 to 4. The 30-minute broadcast version airs exclusively in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, even in Latin America.

At the end of the series, the final battle of Puyo Puyo was finalized, while Satan and Ecolo imagine the door and send any character of Puyo Puyo Chronicles to come to the new successor.

Characters

Primary Protagonists and Antagonists

Recurring Compile-era Characters

Recurring Sega-era Characters

Starship Tetra

Minor Characters

NPC or Exclusive to Spin-offs

Broadcasting

The series premiered for the first time at TV Tokyo in Japan on September 24, 1997.

Cartoonverse - Puyo Puyo - The Puyo Puyo Trio

The Puyo Puyo Trio

In the United States, the series began airing on Fox Kids and Fox Family Channel on October 15, 1997, while in the United Kingdom it began airing on The Children's Channel and in Sky1 on October 29, 1998. The series continued to air on Fox Kids and Fox Family Channel until 1999, when Nickelodeon took it back to where Fox left off. The series begins to transmit from March of 1999 to the 14 of September of 2002 on Nickelodeon and soon on Nicktoons the 1 of May of 2002 until the 14 of December of 2014, transmitting during three original repeats, such as Sep 2003, April 2004 to June 7, 2005 and, ultimately, from April 11 to 24, 2003 and 2005 to 2006, only during the business days of 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. In 2006, the series airs on CITV and Jetix UK, as well as on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network Too.

The series began airing on Cartoon Network on April 25, 2001 and has been a commercial success for $ 150 million over 60%. In Australia, the series premiered on Cartoon Network on September 14, 2002 and on Nine Network on September 29, 2002. However, the series was previously broadcast on Network Ten, as well as on Boomerang that reruns were broadcast from June 15, 2013 to January 14, 2017. In Germany, the series airs on KiKa and Cartoon Network (Germany) on March 15, 2005. NHK and Cartoon Network were rebroadcast Puyo Puyo from 2006 to 2013, when the series can be viewed on Cartoon Network, ad well on TV Asahi and Kids Station, broadcasting each episode between weekdays and weekends, regarding over the fifty programming different schedules to any episode, until the end of Puyo Puyo's merchandise on May 8, 2017, where Puyo Puyo Chronicles officially premiered on Disney XD. TV2 in Denmark broadcasts the series in 2007, and in Hungary, the series aired on the Central European Cartoon Network and TV3, and additionally airs on Megamax from June 14, 2013 to April 27, 2017. In Belgium, the series premiered on June 14, 2007 at Ketnet and then on December 18, 2015 at Kadet. In Iran, it airs on Cartoon Network and IRIB Pooya.

In India, the series previously aired on Cartoon Network and Pogo, as well as on Gemini TV, while in Italy, the series airs on Cartoon Network on September 14, 2003 and on Italia 1 on May 15, 2004. The series aired on May 13, 2010 on K2, and then on Frisbee on May 27, 2010. In Israel, the series strongly airs on Cartoon Network and Arutz HaYeladim. In Malaysia, the series airs on TV3, and finally in Greece, the series airs on Nickelodeon. The series also broadcasts on Nickelodeon 2 from June 13, 1999 until December 21, 2012, when Nick 2 was closed.

Cartoonverse - Puyo Puyo - Cartoon Network's Show Wallpaper (2007)

From left & right in the promotional art: Ringo, Amitie and Arle

On November 25, 2012, the series moved from Cartoon Network to its sister channel Boomerang to premiere the additional episodes for seasons 18-19. As of December 21, 2012, Puyo Puyo TV series is now part of Tooniverse, which combines the universe to half leading to create Puyo Galaxy across the fictional Tooniverse universe.

In 2015, the series aired its final episode, and the show, along with the rest of TV library, is now broadcast on several international Disney channels, due to the discontinuation of the mercenary's production. However, Reruns of the series continues to broadcast until May 8, 2017, when Puyo Puyo Chronicles officially premiered.

From September 24, 1997 to May 8, 2017, Puyo Puyo airs in more than 167 countries around the world and is translated into more than 105 different languages, also expanding 60 subtitles in domestic press releases, and published in comics, clothing, hats, video games and films, internationally in partnership with Jakks Pacific. LeapFrog Enterprises and Hasbro.

Promotion

Merchandising

A red shirt was released in 1999, featuring Amitie. A blue shirt was released in 2002, featuring Ringo, while a green shirt featuring Arle was released in 2004. In 2005, a blue pants featuring Sig and Klug was released in 2007 in Latin America and in 2008 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In 2009, the three shirts were released in Japan by Nakajima USA, featuring Amitie, Arle and Ringo, as well in Latin America on June 15, 2010.

Ringo's pinback was released in 2002, while Amitie's pinback was released in 2003 and Arle's pinback was released in 2004. A set of characters-based bobbles were released in June 2005 in Latin America, in September 2005 in Japan and in November 2005 in the rest of both North America and Europe. A set of six lunchboxes featuring Ringo, Amitie, Arle, Sig, Mrs. Accord and Carbuncle were released in September 2010 in North America, in December 2010 in Europe, in January 2011 in Japan, and in September 2011 in Australia. A separate Poland and France verson of lunchboxes were released in June 2011, while a Germany version was released in August 2011.

A notebook featurng Arle was released in September 2003, while the notebooks featuring Arle and Amitie were released in September 2004 and September 2005. A Latin American version of notebooks newly featuring Ringo, Arle, Amitie, Sig, Klug, Schezo, Mrs. Accord, Satan, Yu & Rei, Maguro, Raffina, Feli, Onion Pixie, Donguro and Carbuncle were released during 2007 until 2013, by Hasbro, in association with Cartoon Network.

Home media

Title Consisting of VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray Release Distributed by
Puyo Puyo: Adorable Adventures Seasons 2-5 December 15, 2003 Warner Home Video and Cartoonverse Home Video
Puyo Puyo: Great Maniac Season 6 episodes and one crossover special June 17, 2006
Puyo Puyo: Fun to the Size Season 6-8 episodes and one different crossover special September 14, 2007
Puyo Puyo: Colorful Gives November 15, 2008 Cartoonverse Home Entertainment and Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Puyo Puyo: Sizing Fun December 27, 2009
Puyo Puyo: Halloween Maze Season 6 Halloween special October 15, 2008
Puyo Puyo: World of Christmas Season 8 Christmas special December 25, 2009

Video games

Title Developer Publisher Distributor Platforms Release Date
Puyo Puyo Saffire Corporation Vivendi Universal Games Cartoon Network Interactive Game Boy Advance September 24, 2002
Puyo Puyo: Light Secret High Voltage Software (consoles only), Altron (GBA only) Global Star Software and Cartoonverse Interactive Cartoon Network Interactive, Decode Entertainment, C.O.R.E., Cartoonverse Games and Take-Two Interactive Software Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance October 17, 2004
Puyo Puyo: Primp Showdown Venom Games (consoles only), Magic Pockets (GBA only) October 25, 2005
Puyo Puyo: Ghost Chasers Warthog Games (Xbox and PlayStation 2 only), Hypnos (GameCube only), Sensory Sweep Studios (Nintendo DS only), Magic Pockets (GBA only) Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance October 27, 2006
Puyo Puyo: Puzzle Madness Monkey Bar Games D3 Publisher (North America and Japan), Bandai Namco Games (Europe and Australia) Cartoon Network Interactive Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Nintendo 3DS August 21, 2011
Puyo Puyo: The Great Award Hunt Vicious Cycle Software Little Orbit Boomerang Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS November 27, 2014

Film

Main article: The Puyo Puyo Movie

A film adaptation to the TV series, known as The Puyo Puyo Movie, was produced by Decode Entertainment, Rough Draft Korea, C.O.R.E. Feature Animation, Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Sega Motion Pictures, and it centers about these characters trying to prevent the stupid human city (sole as a live-action) from taking over everything at Puyoville. It was released on August 9, 2002.

See also

Transformers Academy (2003-2007) • The Electric Company: Marcus and Jessica's Big Adventure (2006-2009) • I Am Frankie (2006-2009) • The Adventures of Panty and Stocking (2006-2007) • The Adventures of Belle and His Mom (2008-2009)
Universal Television-distributed shows
Sitting Ducks (2001-2003) • Max Prime (2003-2007) • Shrek: The Series (2004-2006)
Children's shows in the history
Spider-Man & FriendsLeo and KatieThe Funnyman Boogeyman ShowSuper Sports SmashShuriken SchoolMission to Mars: The SeriesThe Lab ScientistsThe StupidyardigansThe EvilyardigansBlackboyBackyard Wizard of OzSiblingsSuper Monkey Ball 2: The SeriesPuyo PuyoMission of Mars: M.O.O.N.Tale of the Mighty Knights: W.O.R.L.D.The Flower Power ShowMy Friends Baby KongBaby Christina's WorldHappy Tree FriendsSega GT 2003House of BackyardJet Set Radio FutureThe Backyardigans Adventure MakerToy Story: A Woodpecker AdventureDark KnightsHoops & YoyoBaby Backyardigans31 MinutesPeter Pan: A Baby AdventureWoody Woodpecker: Escape from Buzz Buzzard ParkThe Amazing SplashinisShuriken School: Mission WorldEzina and Oknui's Big AdventureSonic XSonic Advance: The SeriesThe Adventures of Luke and LeiaLou & MinaThe Universe Stops with YouWormsThe Tetra ShowThe Adventures of Nota VerdeKirkFollow that FeatherBerenstain Bears: Rescue HeroesThe Electric CompanyI Am FrankieSpyro: Enter the DragonflyDark KnightsGalaxy SquadDragon Express
BBC-owned shows
Discovering Stories (1997-2002) • Welcome to the Whole Green City (1999-2001) • Cartoon Sports (2002-2004) • Legends Unite! (2003-2006) • The Electric Company (2005-2009) • I Am Frankie (2006-2009) • The Adventures of Panty and Stocking (2006-2007) • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes: The Series (2006-2008) • The Magic of Dizz (2007-2013) • World with Plastiniles (2007-2009) • Postman Pat: Card Holidays (2007) • Saw of Worlds (2007-2014) • The Electric Company: Francine and Anne's Ultimate Pranked Adventure (2007-2009) • The Adventures of Belle and His Mom (2008-2009)
ITV-owned shows
The World's Sacrification (1999-2002) • Postman Pat (2003-2006) • A Rat Collection (2005-2008) • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes: The Series (2006-2008) • Mouse-T-Chase (2006-2008) • The Adventures of Raz and Benny (2006-2011)
Other
Landful Cube (2002-2006) • Ami the Explorer (2006-2007) • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes: The Series (2006-2008) • Tyrone's News (2006-2013) • Ami's World (2007-2008) • Yoplait!: The Series (2007-2009) • The Electric Company: The Adventures of Jessica and Hector (2007-2010) • Discovering Fireflies (2007-2009) • Play with Maya (2008-2009) • Spectacular Hyper Pablo (2011-2013)
Sister television companies
Cartoonverse NetworksCartoonverse Broadcasting

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Puyo Puyo series
Puyo Puyo (1991)Puyo Puyo (1992) (Mega Drive Prototype) • Puyo Puyo TsuPuyo Puyo SunPuyo Puyo~nPuyo Puyo FeverPuyo Puyo Fever 2Puyo Puyo 7Waku Waku Puyo Puyo DungeonPuyo Puyo BoxMinna de Puyo PuyoPuyo Puyo! 15th AnniversaryPuyo Puyo!! 20th AnniversaryPuyo Puyo!! QuestPuyo Puyo!! Quest ArcadePuyo Puyo TetrisPuyo Puyo!! TouchPuyo Puyo Chronicles
Nazo Puyo series
Nazo Puyo (Game Gear)Nazo Puyo 2 • Nazo Puyo (PC-98) • Arle no RouxRulue no RouxRulue no Tetsuwan Hanjouki
Madou Monogatari series
Madou Monogatari 123 (I Mega Drive Honoo No Sotsuenji) • Madou Monogatari: ARSMadou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai YouchienjiMadou Monogatari (Saturn)
Related
Spin-offsDr. Robotnik's Mean Bean MachineKirby's AvalancheQwirksHaro no Puyo PuyoPuyo Puyo 39Xerodox seriesPuyo Puyo VS
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Animation studios
Baby World StudiosSpyro Entertainment StudiosHornean ProductionsShuriken School ProductionsMexicali Media NetworkJetix EuropeHilda StudiosShorting/LongingTime Warp Trio ProductionsSmash! EntertainmentShurikediaEnt.Happy Tree Friends EnterprisesSilvergate Animation StudiosBlue Sky TelevisionTCF Distribution DepartmentsDreamWorks Animation Departments Group Inc.Smarthough EntertainmentHilda Motion PicturesDancing Penguin EntertainmentRemote Control ProductionsRemote Control AnimationRemote Control EnterprisesThe Jim Henson CompanyCartoonverse Worldwide
Cartoonverse line-ups
Cartoonverse Sticky Worker (2002-2014) • Cartoonverse Adventures (2003-2014) • Trio's World (2009-2014) • Violented Cartoonverse (2010-2014) • Shurikeventures (2008-2012) • Cartoonverse Multiversal Tour (2009-2013)
Production subsidiaries
Europe Broadcasting, Inc.Rockville Worldwide StudiosFlowgo Corporation (Flowgo EntertainmentFlowgo TelevisionFlowgo AnimationFlowgo InteractiveFlowgo Networks) • Go!Animate Entertainment (Go!Animate InteractiveGo!Animate TelevisionGo!Animate Motion PicturesGo!Animate Broadcasting, Inc.Go!Animate Worldwide) • The LEGO Group (LEGO InteractiveLEGO TelevisionLEGO Motion PicturesLEGO Worldwide) • Mexicali Entertainment (Alexei Worldwide StudiosAlexei ProductionsAlexei FilmingThe Alexei LeagueEvildoes Productions) • IMAX Corporation (IMAX TelevisionIMAX Filmed EntertainmentIMAX NetworksIMAX BroadcastingIMAGIMAX)
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ComedyverseDramaverseHorrorverseActionverseApocalypticverseSpiderverseBloodverseMojoverseMicroverseOmniverse
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