The ToonOlympics competition on ToonBarn is generating many one-sided contests so far! Don’t let the Dog Days of Summer catch you napping. Look over the choices carefully, then choose wisely. Matches are definitely going to heat up as the race to the finish unfolds. It is getting increasingly difficult to decide between your favorite cartoons from here on out. What will you pick when your two favorites are matched up against each other? What will be the deciding factor that puts one in front of the other? We haven’t heard anyone declare who will win yet. Let’s hear your predictions! And tell us why you think it will be the overall winner. Please comment below. Here is how the brackets look for the second round of the ToonOlympics on ToonBarn:
Monday’s 5th match of the second round has generated an early lead for United Kingdom’s Dreamland (Doctor Who).
Second Round Results:
The Legend of Korra (USA): 18
Sidekick (CANADA): 9
Zig and Sharko (FRANCE): 12
El Chavo (MEXICO): 3
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (USA): 16
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers (ITALY): 1
Totally Spies! (FRANCE): 15
Alf Prøysens Barnesanger (NORWAY): 0
Dreamland (Doctor Who) (UNITED KINGDOM): 7
Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School) (BRAZIL): 3
Remember, voting can continue through the end of the second round. Hurry ToonOlympians! There are only 3 days left to vote in the second round.
The ToonOlympics competition continues today with our 6th match of the second round. The matchup is between New Zealand and China. The cartoon from New Zealand is called Pocket Protectors. Pocket Protectors had a first round bye and is going up against a Chinese cartoon series called Century Sonny, which defeated United Arab Emirates’ Freej in the first round.
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!
Pocket Protectors (New Zealand)
Pocket Protectors is an animated cartoon series made in New Zealand by Mukpuddy Animation, an animation studio based in Auckland, NZ. They specialise in 2D
animation and making cartoons. It follows Ollie, a young boy who inherits a pocket protector full of tiny robot stationery.
When Ollie is given a pocket protector full of old fashioned stationery by his Dad, the last thing he expected was for them to transform into tiny robots, known as the Pocket Protectors, intent on guiding Ollie through “tough times”. The only problem is… the Pocket Protectors make Ollie’s life more difficult than it already was… thanks to them being completely delusional.
Ollie – (voiced by Ryan Inglis)
Ballpoint – (voiced by Ryan Cooper)
Straight Edge – (voiced by Ryan Cooper)
Erazer – (voiced by Ryan Cooper)
Radius – (voiced by Ryan Cooper)
Grubb – (voiced by Vaughan Smith)
Created by: Mukpuddy Animation (Ryan Cooper, Tim Evans, Alex Leighton)
Country of origin: New Zealand
No. of episodes: 10
Original channel: TV2′s WhatNow
Episode length: 5 min
Originally aired: April 29, 2012 – August 9, 2012
Here is an episode of Pocket Protectors (Ep10: Cool, Calm & Calculated – Part 2):
Century Sonny (China)
Century Sonny: The Adventure of the Extra-Galactic Prince is the first large scale 3D-CGI Chinese animation TV series in China.
Lonma company invested 1.5 billion RMB (about US $188 million) on the 104 episode series. Each episode is approximately 18 minutes. In May 2006 Century Sonny started broadcasted on CCTV, 3 special cartoon channels and local satellite TV channels, totally more than 400 TV channels in China. Century Sonny ranked as the top 3 most popular cartoon program on the CCTV station. It is a landmark Chinese animation series due to the unprecedented scale of the rendered minutes.
The story began in the Numen Kingdom in an extra-galactic planet. Source of Life, the protector of numina and human beings, had been safeguarded in the Numen Kingdom for centuries. The Evil Numina attempted to control the planet. They invaded the Numen Kingdom and captured the King. Their ultimate conspiracy was to despoil the Stone of Life that powerful magic stone to help them control the entire universe. The little Prince Coco of the Numen Kingdom was the only one who escaped from the brutal invasion and landed in Planet Earth with the Stone of Life. Under the protection of a mysterious fairy Noah, the little Prince escaped from the monsters’ pursuit. Later he met a group of funny stationery characters and toys living in a human being’s house and serving their little master. Prince Coco’s presence made these stationery characters and toys understand that they were facing the grand responsibility to save the world. To help Coco save the world meant they ought to leave their master. That was a tough decision. Nonetheless, the Evil Numina were approaching, and were causing great dangers to the little master. The stationery and toys united together to help Coco fight the Evil Numina. In an effort to defeat the evil force and save the universe, Prince Coco, the stationery and the toys began their long adventure back to the Numen Kingdom.
No. of episodes: 104
Length of each episode: 18 min
Country of origin: China
Originally Aired: May 2006 – Present
Here is a video of Century Sonny (Century Sonny):
You can see another video of this Chinese Cartoon here: Another Century Sonny Video
The time has come to decide which you like better: New Zealand’s Pocket Protectors or China’s Century Sonny?
- Pocket Protectors (NEW ZEALAND) (92%, 34 Votes)
- Century Sonny (CHINA) (8%, 3 Votes)
Your ToonOlympics Match 14 Choice is:
Total Voters: 37
Voting polls will remain open until the end of the second round matches, so you have only 3 days left to vote.
Match 15 of the ToonOlympics is all lined up for Wednesday. Join us for the 7th match of Round 2 to Vote for either Japan or USA.
Japan had a first round bye with Space Battleship Yamato 2199:
USA comes off its first round victory over Spain with Phineas and Ferb:
See you Wednesday for the 7th match of Round 2 of the ToonOlympics… on ToonBarn.