See the full list. Our heroes need to take a trip in time, in a Time Machine, in order to recoup the essence of the four elements before the Earth gets frozen. The Gang will face the dangers of the Ancient There are altogether Based in the graphic novel written by Lu Cafaggi and Vitor Cafaggi, spin off from the comics written by Mauricio de Sousa. The boy Jimmy Five gathers his friends to find his dog Fluffy that has been kidnapped.
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The characters and comics were subsequently adapted into, among other media, an animated television series ; as well as films, most of which are anthologies. Monica's Gang was previously published by Abril and Globo and has been published by Panini Comics since In , a spin-off series, Monica Teen , was created in a manga style and features the characters as teenagers.
In the following year of , the characters gained ground through the children's magazine Zaz Traz by publisher Editora Outubro, later getting their own comic titled Bidu by Editora Continental.
However, the magazines were canceled that same year. After that the characters returned to newspaper strips, the character Jimmy Five which had won great popularity in the previous magazines has become protagonist of their own strips of newspaper next to Blu and Franklin in Seeing potential in the character, Mauricio went on to create several supporting characters to appear in the Jimmy Five strips, like Smudge and Specs.
With so many of the characters ever created by Mauricio in strips of newspaper also began to appear in magazines next to Monica's Gang. Even with these new comics remained with their good sales on newsstands with this soon came to Jimmy Five magazine three years later. The first attempts to make a Monica's Gang cartoon occurred in the late 60s during a deal with Cica food company that produced some commercials for television,  these being commercial who originated the character Thunder, who is currently a main character of the Lionel's Kingdom.
Over the years, other characters gained their own magazines, like Smudge , Chuck Billy and Maggy Other media have strengthened over the years and Monica-branded merchandise were launched, with products like books, toys, discs, CD-ROM and video games. Nowadays the comics are sold in 40 countries in 14 languages. The Monica's Gang series has an extensive amount of main and secondary characters. Other characters from other series created by Mauricio de Sousa are also included on Monica's, making crossovers or quotations from each other in several stories,among several other characters.
Most stories focus on the daily lives of the main characters and occasionally on the secondary characters; the humour usually uses various types of repetitions, allusions, appeals to the nonsense, paranomasias, sarcasm and metalanguage. The stories with Monica and Jimmy Five revolve around the conflict between the two.
Jimmy Five is a troublemaker and bully who always tries to scold Monica or steal her stuffed bunny to give knots in its ears usually having Smudge or another boy accomplice , always having Monica get her revenge by hitting him with her stuffed bunny, often leaving him bruised and with black eyes. Often Jimmy Five makes plans against her with various traps, sometimes using Franklin's inventions or talking Smudge into helping, but he always loses to Monica at the end.
Smudge's stories usually focus on his penchant for dirt and mess and his fear of water, without ever having taken a bath in life, and constantly being threatened by villains or his friends to take a bath whenever he gets away with a result at the end of the story. The stories with Maggy generally focus on her gluttony, with a superhuman ability to eat more than a normal person without ever getting fat and sometimes stealing food from her friends.
Among the villains are Captain Fray, a supervillain with the power to control garbage and dirt, and Lord Raider, a space rabbit whose first appearance was in the movies. A joke often breaks the fourth wall. Monica's Gang and its related works are released in a number of different books. Firstly, they were published by Editora Abril , from to , then Editora Globo , from to From on, Panini Comics was chosen to keep the publications. So far there are comic books starring many characters, among the best known and sold are the characters of Monica, Jimmy Five, Smudge, Maggy and Chuck Billy, plus almanacs with republication of classic stories with varying characters.
In was released an app for smartphones gathering more than editions of comics franchise for download. The characters of Monica's Gang are also the protagonists of which can be considered the first of Brazilian animation series.
After being introduced on television as advertising-boys in commercial from the mids, complete stories began to be produced in and distributed through film-compilations during the s and s initially released in movies and then directly video. In , a series of shorts with the characters debuted in children's programming Rede Globo which would display the regular series episodes only between the years and A regular broadcast the series on TV only occurred in after negotiations with the Cartoon Network that since this year began broadcasting new episodes exclusively on the channel, still remaining on the schedule together of channels Tooncast currently transmitted in Cartoon Cartoons block and Boomerang.
There are 7 seasons, with 23 mini-episodes each with about 30 seconds long, with 2D animation and exclusive language for web delivery. From the episode "Hiccups" released on July 17, , the series was renamed and had its shortened to just "Monica Toy" title. On October 7, , the series premiered on Cartoon Network in the interprograma format, debuting two episodes a week and airing at various times.
The movie was based on the best-selling eponymous graphic novel, written and drawn by siblings Victor Cafaggi and Lu Cafaggi. This was the first Monica's Gang live-action movie in which the main characters are played by real-life children, since the previous live-action movies were presented in the form of theater performances using adults in articulated mascots costumes.
The plot of the movie revolves around the relationship of the gang. When Jimmy Five's dog, Fluffy, is abruptly abducted, the children must unite and eventually overcome their differences while facing new adventures on the way so they can bring their loyal friend back home. It has been overly praised by Brazilian critics, who praises the balance between cartoonish situations with human conflicts.
In the s, three Monica video games were released by Tectoy for the Master System and Mega Drive , all of them are reworked versions of Wonder Boy games, with translated text and sprites replaced with characters from the comic.
The idea was to create a series of eight puzzle games, but due to the end of the island the project was canceled. Until the end of , it had its own comic book, featuring adventures of Monica's gang at the park.
The park was removed from Eldorado Shopping Center on early , when the space occupied by it was asked back by the shopping administrators. In the late 60s a line of dolls with characters Monica, Jimmy Five, Thunder , Horacio and Lucinda was manufactured by Trol Company , this was the first merchandising of the franchise. An extensive line of toys and other products with the characters began to be manufactured since the 70s by various toy companies and remain heavily sold to the present in Brazilian stores.
During the 80s, the franchise also came to have its own store network. In , the franchise was restarted in the form of an e-commerce portal. Monica and Friends and related works have been published in 40 countries in 14 languages, including Spanish, Greek and Japanese.
In Germany, comics were published between and under the name Fratz und Freunde. In Italy, some comic books and classic episodes of cartoon were distributed on DVDs in the 90s, the cartoon was broadcast on Rai Due channel under the title La Banda di Monica.
There were plans for distribution in the United States and other Latin countries, but they were never made with the exception of the proper cartoon broadcast in some Latin American countries dubbed into Spanish , however translated comics in English and Spanish are sold directly in Brazil.
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