Based on the books
Jean-Christophe Roger (Potatoes Dragons)
Les Armateurs, Maybe Movies, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2010 / Original language: French / Color / available in hd
Lilibug, the fairy, lives on a pink cloud over the jungle and has very special magic powers: she can grant any animal their wish, find solutions to their problemsâ€¦
Being an inexperienced young fairy, Lilibugâ€™s heart is in the right place butâ€¦ her best intentions often have unexpected, even disastrous results!
Through their many adventures, Lilibug and her jungle friends â€“ Norma the giraffe, Mike the Lion, Albert the Hippo, Parsifal the Russian bearâ€¦ -look for ways to improve their lives. Even when the ladybugâ€™s magic powers donâ€™t do the trick, a little goodwill and a lot of communication go a long way.
(Potatoes and Dragons)
the books La FĂ©e Coquillette by Didier LĂ©vy (Albert) and Benjamin Chaud (Pomelo) â€“ Albin Michel Jeunesse
Les Armateurs (Brendan and the Secret of Kells â€“ Annecy Audience Award 2009, Kirikou and the Wild Beasts, Tchoupi, Kirikou and the Sorceress, Belleville Rendez-Vous â€“ nominated at the Academy Awards and BAFTA 2004, Princes & Princesses), Maybe Movies, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment with the participation of TF1
SYNOPSIS OF THE FIRST EPISODES
THE SOUND BARRIER
As a consequence of Albertâ€™s bragging, Adrienne the young monkey dreams of breaking a new speed record by crossing the forest in less than half a second. Lilibug helps her understand that the best thing about sports is not breaking records but having fun, as she has always done.
Albert the hippo is worried: there is a ball tonight, which heâ€™d like to attend but he doesnâ€™t know how to dance. He feels too clumsy. Lilibug decides to teach him how to tango, which is the favorite dance of Norma the giraffe, who will be there tonight. After Mike and Gaston make fun of him, Albert is about to give up, but with the help of Lilibugâ€™s encouragement, the hippo soon realizes that everyone has their own way of dancing, and all you have to do is let yourself go. And you can look great!
GASTON WANTS TO READ
Gaston the donkey is frustrated because he canâ€™t understand his comic books. He asks Lilibug the fairy to give him the ability to read. The fairy turns herself into a schoolteacher and starts out by teaching him the alphabet. But the lazy donkey barely makes any effort and wants to give up the moment he encounters the slightest difficulty. And yet, without even realizing it, Gaston has already memorized enough letters to know how to read and spell the name of his comic bookâ€™s bad guy.
GASTON THE SUPERHERO
Prosper the Koala casts doubt on the notion that Gaston is a real superhero. Depressed, the donkey turns to Lilibug with the wish of really becoming one. The fairy attempts to demonstrate that a superhero worthy of that title must start out by doing good deeds. The donkey soon finds himself in a situation that tests his heroism: having to retrieve Nina, who refuses to come down from a tree.
THE GIFT OF GIVING
Gaston is the only animal who doesnâ€™t have an idea for a present to give Adrienne the monkey for her birthday. The donkey asks Lilibug to help him come up with something but the fairy does her best to make him understand that a present has more meaning if the person who gives it is also the one who thought of it all by himself.
THE DANGERS OF THE JUNGLE
Prosper the koala is so hypochondriac that heâ€™d actually like to live in a bubble. Lilibug the fairy makes his wish come true and the koala feels safe at last, until the bubble bursts. Lilibug then comes up with the idea of backing him up and encouraging him to believe that he truly is sick, in order to get a reaction out of him.
NEITHER YES NOR NO
Norma the giraffe is incapable of saying â€śnoâ€ť and ends up agreeing to do everyone elseâ€™s chores. She turns to Lilibug, who tries to remove the word â€śyesâ€ť from her mouth, but the giraffe soon realizes that itâ€™s more satisfying to directly refuse doing the things one doesnâ€™t want to do.
When Mike wants to put on a show, everyone runs away. Lilibug grants him a spotlight and permanent applause, but that ends up being tiresome after a while. The lion would so love to experience a more natural form of popularity that the fairy advises him to invite the others to a concert in which they can all participate.
NINA WANTS TO BE A FAIRY
Little Nina is sick of being a tomboy with her sister Adrienne and she dreams of becoming a fairy, a real one! Without much conviction, Lilibug agrees to teach her the basics but the young monkey soon becomes discouraged. There is nothing better than practice, so the fairy decides to let the youngster pinch her magic wand. But she will soon regret doing thatâ€¦
PAULETTE AND HER SISTERS
Once she realizes that she drives all the jungleâ€™s inhabitants crazy with her incessant chatter, Paulette the goose yearns to meet her sisters, the wild geese, as she is convinced that they will enjoy listening to her. Lilibug the fairy grants her wish, which is no small feat as Paulette doesnâ€™t know how to fly. She then helps Paulette understand that unknown animals arenâ€™t necessarily friendlier than the animals she sees every day.
CAPTAIN ALBERTâ€™S LIES
Albert is depressed. If only he could stop himself from telling so many lies, Norma wouldnâ€™t feel inferior to him and she might agree to marry him! Lilibug tries to help the hippo stop lying, but itâ€™s not easy to shake the habit of telling fibs. Proving to him that lies can lead to catastrophes, turns out to be the only way for Albert to finally turn over a new leaf. But how long will that last?
ADRIENNEâ€™S GOT STYLE
Mike refuses to invite Adrienne to his party. The reason? Because she is not concerned enough with her appearance! Lilibug tries to instill a sense of style in the young monkey, but to no avail. Adrienne just doesnâ€™t get the point of fashion, which depresses the fairy enough for her to start questioning it herself. But Adrienne soon seems to start taking to the notion and appears dresses in a wig and lamĂ© dress. But has she really gotten it?
PARSIFAL WANTS FRIENDS
Parsifal feels rejected because after Mike refuses to keep on playing tennis with him, he feels he has no friends. After giving him a television and a goldfish, Lilibug offers to help him make real friends but when one is a clumsy bear, thatâ€™s easier said than done. The fairy figures out a way to make the best of the bearâ€™s involuntary comedic talent, by encouraging him to wear a clown costume and perform for the other animals. Delighted, the others suddenly find Parsifal very endearing and start to seek out his company.