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Bumpety Boo
(Hey! Bumboo)
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy
TV anime
Studio Nippon Animation
Network Japan NHK
Original run 8 April 19853 April 1986
Episodes 130
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Bumpety Boo (へーい!ブンブー Hey! Bumboo ?) in Japan was an anime children's television show produced by the Nippon Animation company from 1985 to 1986. The series consisted of 131 10-minute episodes, distributed as 43 half-hour segments.


The show follows the adventures of a young boy named Ken, who has always dreamed of owning a car, and Bumpety Boo, a talking yellow car who hatched from an egg in the first episode, as they travel the world in search for Bumpety Boo's mother. Bumpety Boo, the fun-loving car, makes friends with Kenny. Teaming up seems like a natural thing, but Bumpety Boo doesn't count on Kenny's adventurous eight year-old spirit. Throughout the series, Dr. Monkey tries to steal Bumpety Boo from Ken.

During their expedition they have great adventures, and help a lot of people they encounter on their way. They also encounter other talking cars. Bumpety Boo usually races them and always win because of his strength and speed, which he receives after he smells flowers. In the end of the series the gang finds his mother.

Regional releases

In the early 1990s, there were a couple of VHS tapes that had episodes of the show dubbed in English by Saban Entertainment. They were released by Celebrity Home Entertainment's Just For Kids Division.

External links

  1. Official Nippon Animation Site
  2. Episode Guide (German)
  3. Bumpety Boo (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia

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