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Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (originally titled, I Love You Mao Mao) is an American animated television series created by OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes' Parker Simmons. The series premiered on July 1, 2019, in the United States.


A second season was announced on July 23, 2020; though a premiere date has yet to be revealed.


Production

The Trio.

When Titmouse Animation was created in 2000, Parker Simmons wanted to make his own show that inspires by the videos he did on YouTube. After the drawing song videos, and the pilot. He made the character into his own show.

Plot

The series follows Sheriff Mao Mao, an explosive loner and famous hero; Badgerclops, a lovable oaf; and Adorabat, an adorable sidekick. They work together to bring justice and peace to the people of the valley.

Characters

Main Characters

  • Mao Mao — A Cat who is Explosive, He is always into adventure and can get very angry at times.
  • Badgerclops — A Badger who is a Slacker and he is extremely lazy and who is really calm and sensitive.
  • Adorabat — A Bat who is very sweet and interested in Mao Mao's adventures, She can get very violent sometimes.

Villains

  • Sky Pirates
    • Orangusnake — Orangusnake is the boss of the Sky Pirates, He is always into winning and he gets ruthless. He plans to steal the Ruby of Pure Heart Valley.
    • Ramaraffe — A Giraffe who can stretch her neck, She is a brawler and can be very silly sometimes, In the past, She wanted to be a baker but instead a pirate.
    • Boss Hosstrich — An Ostrich that can shoot eggs and loves to play puppets when he is alone, Also he is part of the sky pirates.
    • Ratarang — A Rat who acts like a child, and He shape-shifts himself as a Boomerang.
    • Beef Master — A Bull who is a former member of the group.
    • Thunder Fist — A Gorilla who is a former member of the group.
    • Steel Wing — A Dragon that can't fly, and a former member of the group.
  • Thicket Thieves
    • Tiny Toad — A Toad who is the leader of the Team.
    • Bullmozer — A Mole who can dig like a bulldozer.
    • Ratracer — A Rat who is a fast racer and has one wheel.
  • Rufus - A sly and cunning fox who swindles the Sweetypies of Pure Heart Valley.
  • Reggie - A raccoon and Rufus' sidekick.

Minor Characters

  • King Snugglemagne — A Lion who is the King of the Pure Heart Kingdom
  • Bao Bao — A Dog who is a former partner of Mao Mao.
  • Tanya Keys — A Tanuki who was the secondary partner of Mao Mao.

Series overview

season: episodes: season premiere: season finale:
Pilot N/A March 6th, 2014 February 19th, 2016
1 40 July 1st, 2019 July 17th, 2020
2 TBA 2021 TBA

Reception

After its premiere, the series gained great attention and praise for its characters, art style and animation (made by Titmouse) which is noticeably different than Cartoon Network Studios productions.

Appearances in other media

Mao Mao makes a cameo appearance in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Special Crossover Nexus. He was turned into stone before the show premiered. From the Victor and Valentino Episode "Cat-pocalypse!", The eyes were similar to the character.

Episodes

For more information about this section, visit: Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart/Episodes

Videos

Cartoon Network Studios Series
Cartoon Network Original Series
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