Trulli Tales

Trulli Tales (/trlɛ/), fully known as Trulli Tales: The Adventures of Trullalleri, is an Italian-French-Canadian animated children's television series created by Maria Elena and Fiorella Congedo. The series first premiered on October 17, 2017 on Gloobinho in Brazil.[2] The series was produced by Fandango TV, Congedo CulturArte, Gaumont Animation, Groupe PVP, and Rai Fiction with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the collaboration of Radio-Canada and produced in association with The Walt Disney Company EMEA.

Trulli Tales
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Official logo featuring the main characters. From left to right: Sun, Ring, Stella, and Zip.
Also known asTrulli Tales: The Adventures of Trullalleri
GenreFictional
Science fiction
Comedy
Action-Adventure
Created by
  • Maria Elena Congedo
  • Fiorella Congedo
Based onA book published
by Congedo Editore[1][specify]
Directed byÉric Gosselet
Voices of
Theme music composerAlessandro Boriani
Opening theme"Trulli Tales"
by Sonja Ball, Angela Galuppo, and Eleanor Noble
Ending theme"Trulli Tales" (instrumental)
Composers
  • Alessandro Boriani
  • Fiorella Congedo
  • Maria Elena Congedo
Country of origin
  • Italy
  • France
  • Canada
Original languagesItalian
French
English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Nicolas Atlan
  • Fiorella Congedo
  • Maria Elena Congedo
  • Domenico Procacci
  • François Trudel
  • Vincent Leroux
  • Michael G. Stern
Producers
  • Marc Dhrami
  • Stefano Basso
  • François Trudel
  • Annita Romanelli
Running time11 minutes
Production companies
DistributorCongedo CulturArte
Gaumont Animation
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
First shown inBrazil
Original releaseOctober 17, 2017 (2017-10-17) –
February 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)
External links
Website

Set in the fictional world of Trullalleri or Trulliland (which is meant to resemble Alberobello),[1] the series revolves around four children and one teacher who learn how to cook from their Grandma Trulli's cookbook from the past. But when Copperpot tries to steal it, the four children; Ring, Zip, Stella, and Sun, must stop him with the magical power from their wands.

CharactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Ring (voiced by Eleanor Noble) – The talented leader of the group. He is a generous and kind friend, but can also be a little self-confident and vain. He is good at cooking and is the one in the group who selects the ingredients for each recipe. His wand is a fork and also a magnet, which is able to attract objects. He has brown hair, dark eyes, dressed in red.
  • Zip (voiced by Sonja Ball) – The sportsman of the group. He is nice and funny, but sometimes he proves to be moody and impatient. He deals with mincing, blending, and cutting the ingredients selected by Ring. His wand is a kitchen whisk that can create wind. He has orange hair and green eyes and dressed in blue.
  • Stella (voiced by Sonja Ball) – The most vaporous of the group. Although at many times she is quite inattentive, distracted, careless, childish, and naive, she can be good-natured, kind, sensitive, polite, and sweet. She is talented in decorating, as shown by her ability to decorate the dishes. Her wand is a spatula that she uses to decorate the food made by her and her friends. She has brown hair, brown eyes, dressed in yellow.
  • Sun (voiced by Holly Gauthier-Frankel) – The first of the group's class. She is very determined, intelligent, and brilliant, but can be touchy and stubborn. She takes care of cooking the dishes in the group. Her wand is a spoon, which she uses to control temperatures. She has blonde hair and blue eyes and is dressed in pink.
  • Miss Frisella (voiced by Eleanor Noble) - Owner of the Trulli Kingdom bakery and keeper of the Magic Cookbook
  • Trulli Grandma (voiced by Sonja Ball) - Creator of the Magic Cookbook and would guide the kids through riddles that would help them solve any of their problems.

VillainsEdit

  • Copperpot (voiced by Richard M. Dumont) – The main villain who always tries to steal the Magic cookbook. He would always brag about being a genius. It is revealed in I Want to Bread Free that he wants the Magic Cookbook to free his one of his ancestors Copperpan who is trapped inside.
  • Athenina (voiced by Jennifer Seguin) – Copperpot's pet owl.

RecurringEdit

  • Terry and Lu (voiced by Sonja Ball and Angela Galuppo) - A spider and snail that appear at the beginning and end of every episode.
  • Trulli King (voiced by Terrence Scammell) - The ruler of TrulliLand who has a collection of Donkey antiques

Other CharactersEdit

  • Professor Chump - The coach of the TrulliBall team
  • Oscar – A student at the Trulli School and friend of the Wizard Chefs
  • Copperpan - Copperpot's ancestor who is trapped inside the Magic Cookbook which is the reason why Copperpot wants the book himself.
  • Moldy Mean Genie - A being that traps others in bottles
  • Mommypot - Copperpot’s mother

ProductionEdit

Trulli Tales is produced by Fandango TV, Congedo CulturArte, and Rai Fiction in Italy, Gaumont Animation in France, and Groupe PVP in Canada. Gaumont and Groupe formed a co-production agreement for this series, alongside Belle and Sebastian in 2015.[3] The series was inspired by a book published by Congedo.[1]

The show was commissioned by The Walt Disney Company for its Disney Junior channels in the EMEA regions, alongside Rai Fiction for Rai YoYo in Italy, Ici Radio-Canada Télé in Canada, and Globosat's Gloobinho in Brazil.[4] Boat Rocker Media represents the property for consumer products in the United Kingdom.[5]

EpisodesEdit

Every episode of the series was directed by Éric Gosselet.

No.TitleWritten byStoryboard byItalian air dateU.S. air dateProd.
code [6]
Disney Junior[7]
1"Humble Pie"TBATBADecember 11, 2017 (2017-12-11)October 12, 2019101
2"The Victorious Pound Cake"TBATBADecember 12, 2017 (2017-12-12)October 12, 2019102
3"Princess for a Day"TBATBADecember 13, 2017 (2017-12-13)October 19, 2019114
4"Curiosity Banana Souffle"TBATBADecember 14, 2017 (2017-12-14)December 14, 2019116
5"Perfume for Miss Frisella"TBATBADecember 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)November 30, 2019115
6"Sincere Stromboli"TBATBADecember 16, 2017 (2017-12-16)January 10, 2020130
7"A Genie's Plan"TBATBADecember 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)February 10, 2020132
8"Sun's Lost Notebook"TBATBADecember 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)December 28, 2019120
9"Big Bad Breath"TBATBADecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)October 26, 2019105
10"Friendship Tea"TBATBADecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)November 30, 2019113
11"Whack-A-Hole"TBATBADecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)January 9, 2020129
12"Brave Fruit Salad"TBATBADecember 22, 2017 (2017-12-22)December 21, 2019118
13"Coppercat"TBATBAMarch 3, 2018 (2018-03-03)January 7, 2020124
14"Kingly Cake"TBATBAMarch 4, 2018 (2018-03-04)November 23, 2019112
15"Patient Pudding"Maria Elena & Fiorella CongedoTBAMarch 10, 2018 (2018-03-10)October 5, 2019104
16"Dragonina"TBATBAMarch 11, 2018 (2018-03-11)November 2, 2019109
17"Phantom Pumpkin Cake"TBATBAMarch 17, 2018 (2018-03-17)October 19, 2019107
18"Don't Waste Food"Eddy Fluchon & Philippe NaasTBAMarch 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)January 10, 2020131
19"Hero by Mistake"TBATBAMarch 24, 2018 (2018-03-24)December 14, 2019117
20"S.O.S. Milkshake"TBATBAMarch 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)October 26, 2019106
21"A Sticky Situation"TBATBAMarch 31, 2018 (2018-03-31)December 21, 2019119
22"Pizzaica"TBATBAApril 1, 2018 (2018-04-01)November 2, 2019110
23"Treasure Omelet"TBATBAApril 7, 2018 (2018-04-07)January 8, 2020126
24"Babble Apple"TBATBAApril 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)November 23, 2019111
25"Wise Margherita Pizza"TBATBAApril 14, 2018 (2018-04-14)February 13, 2020139
26"Beards for One, Beards for All"TBATBAApril 15, 2018 (2018-04-15)January 7, 2020125
27"Crazy Carrot Muffins"Thomas LaPierreTBAApril 21, 2018 (2018-04-21)January 6, 2020123
28"False Alarm"TBATBAApril 22, 2018 (2018-04-22)January 6, 2020122
Rai YoYo[8]
29"Sorbet on Ice"TBATBAJune 13, 2018 (2018-06-13)December 7, 2019108
30"Gingerbread Castle"TBATBAJune 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)December 7, 2019137
31"Pie of Truth"Maria Elena and Fiorella CongedoDavide VecaJuly 2, 2018 (2018-07-02)October 5, 2019103
32"Clock-A-Doodle-Doo"TBATBAJuly 11, 2018 (2018-07-11)December 28, 2019121
33"Kaboom Cake"TBATBAJuly 14, 2018 (2018-07-14)January 8, 2020127
34"Oscar's Nose"TBATBAJuly 14, 2018 (2018-07-14)January 9, 2020128
35"The New Kid in Class"TBATBAJuly 17, 2018 (2018-07-17)February 10, 2020133
36"Mega Giga Burger"TBATBAJuly 17, 2018 (2018-07-17)February 11, 2020134
37"A Trulli Fairy Emergency"Maria Elena and Fiorella CongedoTBAJuly 18, 2018 (2018-07-18)February 11, 2020135
38"Olympiads"TBATBAJuly 18, 2018 (2018-07-18)February 12, 2020136
39"The Royal Ball"TBATBAJuly 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)February 12, 2020138
40"Oil of Fame"Maria Elena and Fiorella CongedoTBAJuly 20, 2018 (2018-07-20)February 13, 2020140
41"The Rabbit Affair"TBATBAJuly 21, 2018 (2018-07-21)May 12, 2020142
42"Mousey"TBATBAJuly 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)April 12, 2020143
43"Guilty Gressini"TBATBAJuly 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)April 12, 2020144
44"Copperfly"TBATBAJuly 23, 2018 (2018-07-23)May 11, 2020145
45"The King's Donkey"TBATBAJuly 23, 2018 (2018-07-23)May 11, 2020146
46"Stella's Ribbon"TBATBAJuly 24, 2018 (2018-07-24)May 13, 2020147
47"Tarallini's Day"TBATBAJuly 24, 2018 (2018-07-24)May 13, 2020148
48"Cloudy with a Chance of Onions"TBATBAJuly 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)May 14, 2020149
49"New Oil Day"TBATBAJuly 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)May 14, 2020150
50"Surprising Pea Soup"TBATBAFebruary 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)May 12, 2020141
51
52
"I Wand to Bread Free"T.J. StehlyTBAFebruary 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)[9]April 19, 2020151
152

BroadcastEdit

Trulli Tales debuted October 17, 2017 on Gloobinho in Brazil.[2][10] The series premiered on December 11, 2017 on Disney Junior in Italy,[11] and later June 11, 2018 on Rai YoYo.[12] In Canada, the series premiered on Ici Radio-Canada Télé on January 6, 2018,[13] and on Knowledge Network on May 7, 2018.

On December 11, 2017, the series debuted across many Disney Junior channels in the EMEA area, including France and the UK and Ireland. The series also premiered in the latter on Tiny Pop on January 21, 2019.[14] In South Africa, the series premiered on February 26, 2018.[15] In Singapore, the series premiered on Channel 5 on July 15, 2019.[16] On October 5, the series premiered in the United States on Nick Jr.[17] As of November 2019, the series had been sold to 177 territories globally.[18]

AwardsEdit

Trulli Tales was awarded the Prix Gémeaux for best animated series in 2018.[19] In 2019, it became the first television series to win the Italian Creativity Award from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in the United States.[18]

MerchandiseEdit

Giochi Preziosi launched a series of toys for the series in 2018, which were distributed in Italy and the United Kingdom.[5][20] Additional merchandise was produced for Italian release, including educational toys, tissues, stickers, and food products.[5] Panini began publishing an official magazine in November 2019.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "'Trulli Tales', the new Disney cartoon set in Alberobello". All About Italy. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  2. ^ a b Castro, Daniel (October 10, 2017). "Nova estreia". Noticias da TV (in Portuguese).
  3. ^ Cummins, Julianna (September 29, 2015). "Groupe PVP, Gaumont Animation pact on two series". Playback. Brunico Communications. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Nicolas Atlan - President of Animation, Gaumont". TV Kids. Worldscreen. September 26, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Boat Rocker to represent Trulli Tales | Toy World Magazine". toyworldmag.co.uk. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  6. ^ "Shows A-Z - trulli tales on nick jr". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  7. ^ "Guida TV • TvProfil". tvprofil.com.
  8. ^ "Guida TV • TvProfil". tvprofil.com.
  9. ^ "Programmazione Rai Yoyo 14/02/2019 | Stasera in TV". www.stasera-tv.com. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  10. ^ Redazione (2018-12-18). "Trulli Tales, awarded and famous all over the world". quivalleditria.it. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  11. ^ "Trulli Tales, il nuovo cartone per la Disney è ambientato ad Alberobello". Animation Magazine (in Italian). November 20, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  12. ^ ""TRULLI TALES: THE ADVENTURES OF THE TRULLALLERI" ON AIR ON TV FROM JUNE 11TH ON RAI YOYO". Licensing Magazine. June 11, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "Animated series Trulli Tales soon to be broadcast on ICI Radio-Canada!". Groupe PVP. December 19, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  14. ^ "One for your diary - brand new Trulli Tales starts 21st January at 4pm!". Tiny Pop. Facebook. January 18, 2019. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "Trulli Tales - NEW SERIES - Starting Monday 26th February @ 18:00!". Disney Channel. YouTube. February 5, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  16. ^ "Trulli Tales Show Info". Toggle.sg. MediaCorp. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  17. ^ "Nick Jr. USA to Premiere 'Trulli Tales' on Saturday, October 5, 2019". NickALive. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  18. ^ a b Presicce, Claudia (November 20, 2019). "Trulli tales, in America il premio per la creatività". Quotidiano Di Puglia (in Italian). Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  19. ^ "TRULLI TALES AWARDED AT THE PRIX GÉMEAUX". Licensing Magazine. September 20, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  20. ^ "Giochi Preziosi firma la linea di giocattoli su licenza Trulli Tales". Hitech Web (in Italian). June 19, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  21. ^ "TRULLI TALES – THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE". Licensing Magazine. November 28, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.

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