Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!

Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! is an animated children's television series, produced by Collingwood O'Hare Productions Limited for HIT Entertainment and is currently distributed by Foothill Entertainment, which aired from 2 June 2003 to 29 August 2005 on CITV, and then aired on CBeebies from 26 January 2009. The show is about a bird-of-paradise, an armadillo, and a spider monkey who live and go on adventures in the wilderness and can only communicate by saying each other's names. An animated short film from the series made its American debut in 2 June 2003 as part of the New York International Children's Film Festival.

Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!
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Yoko Jakamoko Toto
GenreChildren's TV series
Created byTony Collingwood
Written byJimmy Hibbert
Trevor Rickets
Tony Collingwood
Moya O'Shea
James Mason
Chris Drew
Directed byTony Collingwood
Andrea O'Tran
Voices ofAlex Kelly
Rob Rackstraw
Alistair McGowan
Gary Martin
Maria Darling
Colin McFarlane
Alan Marriott
Kate Harbour
Moya O'Shea
Theme music composerRoger Jackson
Composer(s)Roger Jackson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes56
Production
Producer(s)Christopher O'Hare
Editor(s)Fred Ziecker
Running time5 minutes per episode (approx.)
Production company(s)Collingwood O'Hare Productions Limited
DistributorHIT Entertainment
Release
Original networkITV (CITV)
Original release2 June 2003 (2003-06-02) –
29 August 2005 (2005-08-29)

The show has aired on ABC in Australia (as well as its digital networks ABC Kids and ABC 2) from 24 February 2003 to 27 November 2006, TVO and Knowledge Network in Canada, Kids Central in Singapore, ATV in Hong Kong, e-Junior in the U.A.E., TBS in Japan, MiniMini in Poland, Discovery Kids in Spain, Canal Once in Mexico, BFBS in Germany, Pakapaka in Argentina, ETTV in Taiwan, SVT in Sweden, NRK1 in Norway, France 3 in France and Cartoon Network (in the former Tickle-U block) in the US. Unlike most animated series, when the show was sold to several countries that don't speak English and have English as their first language it was never dubbed or translated into different languages or redubbed with a different range of voices as the characters in the show only had limited dialogue and can only communicate by saying anybody's names making all the voices retained and left alone.

While the series was in production, the distribution was done by Gullane Entertainment (formally known as The Britt Allcroft Company, the company that made Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends) up until July 2002, when the company was bought by HIT Entertainment.

Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! has won numerous industry awards including Best Pilot at the Annecy International Festival of Animation, Best Writer at the British Animation Awards and two children's BAFTAs, including Best Writer and Best Pre-School Animation.

Voice castEdit

Episode listingEdit

56 5-minute-long episodes were produced. Every episode title starts with "The", much like the episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball and Wander Over Yonder.

  • 1. The Special Thing (2 June 2003)
  • 2. The Scary Monster (3 June 2003)
  • 3. The Water-Hole (4 June 2003)
  • 4. The Patient (5 June 2003)
  • 5. The Whale (6 June 2003)
  • 6. The Night (9 June 2003)
  • 7. The Shell (10 June 2003)
  • 8. The Very Sticky Thing (11 June 2003)
  • 9. The Fly (12 June 2003)
  • 10. The Egg (13 June 2003)
  • 11. The Blip (16 June 2003)
  • 12. The Visit (17 June 2003)
  • 13. The Naughty Noise (18 June 2003)
  • 14. The New Best Friend (19 June 2003)
  • 15. The Girlfriend (20 June 2003)
  • 16. The Cave (23 June 2003)
  • 17. The Other Side (24 June 2003)
  • 18. The Longest Day (25 June 2003)
  • 19. The Lesson (26 June 2003)
  • 20. The Song (27 June 2003)
  • 21. The Meal (30 June 2003)
  • 22. The Windy Day (1 July 2003)
  • 23. The Hiccups (2 July 2003)
  • 24. The Copycat (3 July 2003)
  • 25. The New King (4 July 2003)
  • 26. The Other Monkey (7 July 2003)
  • 27. The Nightmare (8 July 2003)
  • 28. The Oyster (9 July 2003)
  • 29. The Smell (10 July 2003)
  • 30. The Babysitters (11 July 2003)
  • 31. The Seeds (14 July 2003)
  • 32. The Traveller (15 July 2003)
  • 33. The Hole (16 July 2003)
  • 34. The Rival (17 July 2003)
  • 35. The Island (13 September 2004)
  • 36. The Voice (20 September 2004)
  • 37. The Beetle (27 September 2004)
  • 38. The Coconut (4 October 2004)
  • 39. The Puzzle (11 October 2004)
  • 40. The Late Night (18 October 2004)
  • 41. The Sand (25 October 2004)
  • 42. The Leaf (1 November 2004)
  • 43. The Dreamers (30 May 2005)
  • 44. The Migration (6 June 2005)
  • 45. The Tallest (13 June 2005)
  • 46. The Snow (20 June 2005)
  • 47. The Log (27 June 2005)
  • 48. The Contest (4 July 2005)
  • 49. The Meerkats (11 July 2005)
  • 50. The Mango (18 July 2005)
  • 51. The Bad Word (25 July 2005)
  • 52. The In-Crowd (1 August 2005)
  • 53. The Butterfly (8 August 2005)
  • 54. The Dance (15 August 2005)
  • 55. The Chicken (22 August 2005)
  • 56. The Show (29 August 2005)

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