The innovative design of this animation really makes it stand out from the cookie-cutter cartoon crowd. Strongly South American influenced characters and backgrounds, as well as the welcome move away from screaming primary colours, give this series a unique look.
Best of all, the humour isn't just for kids. The motherly bird (Yoko), droll armadillo (Jakamoko) and wacky, loose-cannon monkey (Toto) compliment each other fantastically. Without the use of dialogue the three communicate clearly with noises, gestures and music, making for some terrific visual comedy.
Whether it’s working together to find a funny and innovative solution to a problem (as in “The Waterhole”) or teaching a non-preachy lesson about the value of friendship (“The New King ”), the trio’s adventures are enjoyable from start to finish.
Especially fun for adults are sly references to pop culture, as in “The Shell”, with its hilarious homage to the famous eye-narrowing showdown in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
I highly recommend it!