My Melody is a girl rabbit who always wears a red or pink hood that also covers her ears. Her birthday is on January 18. Like Hello Kitty, My Melody is rather popular in Asia and can be found on children's toys and merchandise. My Melody was first released in 1975 and the first related merchandise was released at the end of that year. At first she was mostly marketed toward young girls, but like Hello Kitty her popularity has increased within women of all ages, especially in Asia. According to The New York Times, this character is "moderately successful" in terms popularity but shows no signs of reaching the global popularity of Hello Kitty.
When first released she was the Little Red Riding Hood character in a version of the classic fairy tale featuring all animal characters. The name My Melody first appeared in 1976 and soon the connection to Little Red Riding Hood all but disappeared, with the exception of a series of Little Red Riding Hood-style goods which were re-released in 2000. During 1976, her cute animal friends, such as Flat the mouse, Piano the sheep, Risu the squirrel, and her brother Rhythm, started appearing. The original My Melody goods featured a red hood but as of 1977, merchandise featuring a pink hood was released, which would be the norm for My Melody goods for several years to come.
My Melody's popularity waned toward the late 1980s, and the only goods produced were stationery, stickers and candy. In 1996, in a Strawberry News (a magazine published by Sanrio) reader survey, My Melody came out amongst some of Sanrio's most popular characters and as a result, standard merchandise started re-appearing as of February 1997 featuring the original red hood. Goods with the pink hood were re-released in 1999 and as of 2000 there were goods released with multiple color hoods.
My Melody has been turned into a Pullip doll, like two other Sanrio characters, Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll. The doll includes a toy of Flat the mouse.
On April 3, 2005, an anime series based on My Melody and her friends and produced by Studio Comet started to air on TV Osaka and TV Tokyo television stations, called Onegai My Melody (おねがいマイメロディ). This anime also spawned a video game for the Nintendo DS titled Onegai My Melody: Yume no Kuni no Daibouken (おねがいマイメロディ～夢の国の大冒険～). The game relies heavily on a feature of the Nintendo DS console which requires the player to blow air into the microphone of the unit. The player guides My Melody through timed levels by jumping and using her umbrella to float around and avoid enemies. The game also features unlockable content as well, such as music, images, and mini-games. Currently, Sanrio has no plans to release this series in North America.
My Melody also appears in the Sanrio Digital and Dream Cortex series, The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends. She, however, is mouthless there, and her rival doesn't make an appearance.
In 2007, A second game was released for the Nintendo DS titled My Melody Angel Book ~Denshitechou & Enjoy Game~ (マイメロディエンジェルブック～電子手帳＆エンジョイゲーム～). The game's primary function is as a day planner designed for young girls to keep track of appointments, class schedules, and mini diary entries.
On March 26, 2008, a Japanese music compilation album titled "I LOVE 30 - MY MELODY" from Tearbridge Records was released with My Melody wearing the original red hood drawn in various artwork styles by Groovisions.
Pororo the Little Penguin (Korean: 뽀롱뽀롱 뽀로로) is a computer-generated animated cartoon series created by Cho Jong and was a co-production of South Korea's animation firm ADV Films with the North Korean company Samchŏlli in Kaesŏng. Production began in 2002 and the program began airing in South Korea on EBS-TV in 2003. Internationally, the program currently airs on Australian, French, Taiwanese, Indian, Scandinavian, Italian, Singaporean and Vietnamese channels. It also started airing on Boomerang in the UK from April 2006. It currently airs on Cartoonito, the sister channel for Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network TOO, V-me, Boomerang and HTVC Family. The adventures of Pororo and his friends can now be seen in 80 nations.
The cartoon series revolves around the adventures of Pororo and his friends who live in the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest, who often encounter challenges and learn practical and moral lessons in each episode.
Pororo - a little blue penguin and the titular character of the cast of friends. Pororo wears big round aviator goggles and a tan-colored aviator cap. He often gets into various types of mischief with his friends, which includes trying to fly and playing practical jokes on his friends. Pororo lives in a pine-tree house along with Crong, his dinosaur friend and roommate. In season 2, he develops a crush on Petty. In Season 3, he wears a blue aviator jumpsuit and a yellow aviation helmet and gloves. He is 5 years old and the leader of the group. His instrument is the electric guitar. He is voice is by Lee Sun.
Crong - a little green dinosaur that lives with Pororo. He is discovered one day as an egg, which hatches later and is adopted by Pororo as a little brother. He is usually with Pororo and is constantly getting into trouble. In the first season he cannot speak; he can only say his own name, "Crong!" to communicate, but in later seasons he can say Pororo's name and a few basic words. In Season 3 he wear a blue aviator jumpsuit and a red bandana and gloves. Crong is the youngest of the group. The trumpet is his instrument.
Eddy - a little red fox who is intelligent and an inventive genius. Sometimes, he can be a show-off. His inventions include robots, trains, cars, flying devices, ships and submersibles among other things. Often, these inventions go horribly wrong which causes problems for anyone who gets caught up in his antics. Eddy is good friends with Pororo, but is also his friendly rival. Eddy lives in a hollowed-out tree stump. In Season 3 he wears a white shirt and blue overalls. He sang wrong in the song "Ribbit Frog" from "Pororo's Singalong." His instrument is the xylophone.
Poby - a polar bear that lives out by a glacier. Poby is the largest of all the characters and has a very gentle nature. He enjoys fishing and photography and does most of the village chores. Poby has a big black nose and wears blue denim overalls with a letter 'P' on the breast (from season 2 and beyond). In Season 3 he wears a white shirt and blue shorts. His instrument is the drums.
Loopy - a beaver who is often the voice of reason in the show. She is very shy, sensitive, and sometimes she can be a little princessy. Loopy lives in a hollowed out log and often invites visitors over. She enjoys cooking; she is especially fond of baking cakes and pies for her friends. Pororo and Eddy were always vying for her attention until Petty becomes introduced later. Also, she is jealous that the guys like Petty more. In season 2 she wears a simple flower barrette on her head or a pink bow, and in season 3, she wears a pink dress, which is updated in later episodes. The piano usually white, is her instrument. Her voice is a little higher in pitch.
Petty - a female penguin who wears a violet hood and caplet and joins the cast of friends in Season 2. The guys are shown to have a crush on her, but she seems to be oblivious about it. Pororo often finds himself dumbfounded when she comes around, much to the ire of Loopy, who is mildly jealous of her. Petty is shown to be a little tomboyish, is a terrible cook but excels in sports, and is afraid of spiders. Petty lives in a cabin and wears a purple winter cap with a lavender pom pom and wears a purple winter dress with two flowers in Season 3. Her instrument is the violin.
Harry - a wayward hummingbird who lost his way from Summer Island and found his way into Pororo and friends' neighborhood (in Season 2). Harry can be quite temperamental, and he loves to sing, but his singing is usually not well received by his friends. He lives in a tiny cabin inside of Poby's house and wears a big purple bow tie. His voice is like a child would talk.
Rody - a yellow robot built by Eddy who joins the cast of Friends in Season 3. He has catlike ears, a permanent grin and can stretch his arms and legs and lives with Eddy for a time, but given his tremendous strength and lack of social skills it becomes impractical for Rody to continue living there. As a result, Eddy later builds him his own house nearby; a large oval shaped structure made of thick sheet metal. Fiercely loyal and obedient, he is often grateful for any kind gestures the gang bestows upon him.
Tongtong - an orange tuxedo-wearing dragon that joins the cast of friends in Season 3 (not to be confused with the minor character "Dragon" from seasons 1 and 2). He lives far away inside of a volcano located in a temperate climate. He has magic powers which are achieved by chanting his own name many times and very often his magic backfires and cause problems for Pororo and his friends. He can also magically morph to a large dragon to fly long distances, but often has difficulty landing.
Popo and Pipi - two jellyfish-like twin aliens that often hover together. Pipi is purple and Popo is blue. They live in a big flying saucer. They moved in from Planet Pipo (planet from another galaxy) in Season 3.
Nyao - a stuffed cat who lives with Tongtong and joins the cast as a minor character in Season 3. When the gang comes to visit Tong Tong's House, he sees Petty and falls in love with her. Luckily now he lives with her now, Petty not knowing that Nyao has a crush on her. He often causes trouble and is very naughty. He wears a red cap.
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