The first round of the ToonOlympics continues! The voting on our first 4 matches has been terrific! We need more judges, so tell your friends about the ToonOlympics, so everyone can vote. We really want to make this a worldwide event. So far, here are the numbers as of Wednesday, August 8, at Noon (EDT):
Sidekick (CANADA) = 19 Votes
Chhota Bheem (INDIA) = 3 Votes
El Chavo (MEXICO) = 10 Votes
Horrid Henry (UNITED KINGDOM) = 5 Votes
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers (ITALY) = 11 Votes
Punky (IRELAND) = 5 Votes
Totally Spies! (FRANCE) = 8 Votes
Doraemon (JAPAN) = 2 Votes
As a reminder, these polls will remain open until all the first round matches are done. If you haven’t voted yet, go HERE to vote for Match 1, go HERE to vote for Match 2, go HERE to vote for Match 3, and go HERE to vote for Match 4. The ToonOlympics competition continues today with our 5th match of the first round. The matchup is between Brazil and Russia. The cartoon from Brazil is called Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School). Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School) is going up against a Russian cartoon series called Mountain of Gems.
Before we start the match, if this is your first visit to the ToonOlympics, you can go back and catch the opening ceremonies, hosted by our resident cartoon, ToonBarn Harry, at this link:
LET THE MATCH BEGIN!
Escola pra Cachorro (Brazil) (Translated to “School for Dogs”)
Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School) is an animated series for children produced by producers Mixer Studios (Brazil) and Cite-Amerique (Canada). The episodes show five puppies who spend the day in a “nursery” for animals, where they play, learn and make many friends. The animated series is broadcast by Nickelodeon in Brazil. The Mixer Studios announced a new season with 26 new episodes, and DVD’s with episodes and a line of toys. In the second season, there will also be new animals: a parrot and a hamster.
Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School) is a 2D animated series aimed at children aged 3 to 6 and featuring all kinds of dogs who get to know, understand and appreciate their differences, while having fun at the Nursery Waf Waf!
Daycare Waf Waf’s like the second home of an adorable and happy group of pooches and their instructor, Rosie. Each morning, the owners let the dogs at day care, before rushing to work back and forth to look for the evening. Meanwhile, the dogs play together, learn about the world around them and although being lured into bad situations, they always come out unscathed.
The main characters of the series are young dog breeds, coat and sizes, each distinguished by personality traits: shy, stubborn, fiery, capricious, tanning, cute. In the episodes that have as a backdrop, diversity and tolerance, the characters discover that their differences can be fun and thus, they play lots of games.
Lucas – Lucas, the main character, is a small Dalmatian who hates water and loves to run. He is a White Dalmatian with gray flecks.
Lili – Lili is a poodle who loves to jump. She is vain and very chic. She is a great friend, although sometimes she can be a bit snobby.
Koda – Koda is a Siberian husky who loves to play. One day, he turned into Super Koda, a superhero with a cape. He is also very intelligent, although that sometimes gets in the way of the other dogs.
Pedro – Pedro is a basset hound that is in the shape of a square. He can be a real glutton. Peter ends up being very sincere, but can spoil the fun of others or hurt them unintentionally.
Suki – Suki is a large, brown shih-tzu. She is a great friend, compassionate, and loves everyone. When something goes wrong, she talks about it, and makes everyone happy again.
Rosie – The owner of the day school.
Created by: Stefan Leblanc, Cathy Moss
No. of episodes: 26
Length of each episode: 11 min
Producers: Tiago Mello, Greg Dummett, Richard Louise
The show premiered on January 10, 2010. An English dub of the show can be seen on TVOntario in Canada.
Here is an episode of Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day Care):
Mountain of Gems (Russia)
Mountain of Gems is a series of animated cartoons, each about 13 minutes in length, produced by the first private animation studio in Russia, Pilot Films. Many famous directors have worked in the studio, including Aleksandr Petrov, Rinat Gazizov, Konstantin Bronzit, Mikhail Aldashin, Igor Kovalyov, Ivan Maximov, Andrey Sokolov and others.
Starting in 2004, the studio has worked on the enormous project Mountain of Gems, which is meant to consist of 52 films with a combined length of over 11 hours. Each film narrates a fairy tale from one of the many ethnic peoples of Russia. The project has won numerous awards at Russian and international film festivals. 48 films were completed as of 2010. Here is the list:
«THE HEADBAND FOR ANIMATION PROJECT “A MOUNTAIN OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES”» (2004)
«GREEDY MILLER’S WIFE» (2004)
«HOW THE SERPENT WAS TRIKED» (2004)
«HOW THE PAN HAD TO BE A HORSE» (2004)
«CAT AND FOX» (2004)
«ORPHANED FOX» (2004)
«ABOUT A RAM AND A GOAT» (2004)
«ABOUT THE RAVEN» (2004)
«ABOUT IVAN THE FOOL» (2004)
«INTERPRETING DREAMS» (2004)
«CLEVER DAUGHTER» (2004)
«LAZY SHEIDULLA» (2004)
«CATCHING FISH» (2005)
«THE TSAR AND A WEAVER» (2005)
«PETER SENTSOV’S EVOLUTION» (2005)
«THE BIG COCK» (2006)
«LYING RAVEN» (2006)
«FOX AND THRUSH» (2006)
«PINKIE BOY» (2006)
«I WON’T TELL!» (2006)
«LITTLE BEAR» (2006)
«PETER AND PETRUSHA» (2006)
«BIRD’S FOOT» (2006)
«THE HEART OF THE BEAST» (2006)
«SOLDIER AND DEATH» (2006)
«PROUD MOUSE» (2007)
«HARE THE SERVANT» (2007)
«THE BEARS STORIES» (2007)
«WE LIVE IN RUSSIA. KALININGRAD OBLAST» (2007)
«WE LIVE IN RUSSIA. KRASNODAR KRAI» (2007)
«WE LIVE IN RUSSIA. TAYMYR» (2007)
«NO WAY!» (2007)
«OSKUS-OOL, THE FISHERMAN» (2007)
«SOCIAL REELS “RULES OF THE ROAD”» (2007)
«KAK POMIRILIS” SOLNCE I LUNA» (2008)
«NIKITA KOZHEMYAKA» (2008)
«PRO VASILIYA BLAZHENNOGO» (2008)
«PRO STEPANA-KUZNECA» (2008)
«EGORIJ HRABRYJ» (2009)
«KOZ”YA HATKA» (2009)
«LYAGUSHKA I MURAV”I» (2009)
«POHOZHDENIYA LISA» (2009)
«PRO SOBAKU ROZKU» (2009)
«ROGATYJ HAN» (2009)
«SOLDATSKAYA PESNYA» (2009)
The following has English subtitles, so you can follow along with the story:
Here is a full episode of Mountain of Gems (Heart of the Beast – 2006):
From this video on YouTube, you can see other videos from the Mountain of Gems series in the related videos section on the right side of the page.
The time has come to decide which you like better: Brazil’s Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School) or Russia’s Mountain of Gems?
- Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School) (BRAZIL) (93%, 13 Votes)
- Mountain of Gems (RUSSIA) (7%, 1 Votes)
Your ToonOlympics Match 5 Choice is:
Total Voters: 14
Match 6 of the ToonOlympics is all lined up for tomorrow. Join us again on Thursday to Vote for either United Arab Emirates or China.
United Arab Emirates is being represented by Freej:
China is being represented by Century Sonny:
See you Thursday for more ToonOlympics… on ToonBarn.