Brazilian Animated Television Series: Famous Brazilian Cartoons
- Wednesday March 29th, 2023
- Posted by: Amanda Ennes
- Category: Brazil
Animation is somewhat recent in Brazil. Some small animation was produced in Brazil in the first half of the 20th century, such as short films and advertising. However, it was only in 1953 that the first animated feature film was created and the production of Brazilian animated television series picked up in the 2000s.
In the list below, we will check some famous Brazilian animated television series, from cartoon animation for children to adult-themed stories.
Fishonaut is produced by TV PinGuim, a Brazilian animation studio, in association with Discovery Kids Latin America. The series tells the story of a fish who is also a secret agent and unravels the mysteries occurring in Smiling Trees Park. He also has help from his friends, Marina and Zeek, a girl and a monkey, respectively. Viewers are invited to dance along and interact with the series to release the clues needed to solve the mysteries.
Earth to Luna! (O Show da Luna!)
This Brazilian animated television series tells the story of Luna, a curious girl that loves science. Along with friends, she finds out how things work through scientific experiments. This cartoon is broadcasted in 74 different countries around the globe. In Brazil, the show is intended for 3-to-5-year-olds. However, in the US, the target audience is children between the ages of 4 and 9.
Jorel’s Brother (Irmão do Jorel)
It follows the life of an eccentric and extravagant family, specifically Jorel’s Brother, a young boy overshadowed by the fame and popularity of his older brother. The show depicts the daily life of the nameless boy and his friends, classmates, and family in the late ’80s. This Brazilian animated television series is funny and diverse and has won the hearts of both children and adult audiences.
Turma da Mônica
Turma da Mônica is a Brazilian animation series created by Maurício de Sousa, based on comic books of the same name. With episodes produced since 1976, it is the longest production of animated series in the country. It has over 200 episodes. Moreover, the series follows the adventures of a group of neighborhood children in the fictitious neighborhood of Limoeiro.
My Big Big Friend (Meu AmigãoZão)
Meu AmigãoZão is a co-production between Brazil and Canada. It tells the story of a 4-year-old boy, Yuri, and other friends his age who also have imaginary friends. They all can see each other’s imaginary friends, but people from outside can not. These invisible creatures also work as “counselor friends”, guiding the children who are going to school for the first time. Each imaginary friend helps the children to overcome their fears and flaws, in addition to stimulating their creativity and imagination. The show is intended for 3-to-7-year-olds.
Sítio do Picapau Amarelo
Following the huge success of the Sítio do Picapau Amarelo’s books and TV shows, the animated television series premiered in 2012. It follows the adventures of Emília, an anthropomorphic rag doll, and her friends in the Yellow Woodpecker Farm. The show is broadcast in over 15 different countries throughout Latin America and Europe.
Super Frags is a Brazilian animated television series for adults on Netflix. The story follows three gay co-workers leaving double lives as drag queen superheroes. Their work is saving the LGBTQ community from the evil drag Lady Elza.
Fudêncio e Seus Amigos
MTV Brasil broadcasted his adult animated show from 2005 to 2011. The plot consists of 178 episodes of adult-themed stories involving a group of kids who go to school together. Fudêncio is the main character — he is a sarcastic and macabre monosyllabic 9-year-old punk boy. The story also follows Funérea, a drug-addicted depressed girl who hates everything and everyone. Funérea also hosted a talk show for MTV Brasil in which she interviewed Brazilian celebrities. Furthermore, other characters include Conrad, an unlucky politically correct boy, and Zezé Maria, a transgender girl.
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