Dallyeola Hodori (partially found Korean animated series; 1987-1988)

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Hodori and his friends

Status: Partially Found

Dallyeola Hodori (달려라호돌이, translation "Run Hodori") was the first Korean animated series that aired to commemorate the 1988 Seoul Olympics, produced by Daiwon Productions and broadcast on MBC.


After its first broadcast on Children's Day, May 5, 1987, the series aired every Saturday and Sunday. The final episode aired on September 11, 1988, one week before the start of the Olympics. The run time was as short as 5 or 10 minutes, and the number of episodes is unknown.

According to former viewers, the episodes seemed to deal with civic awareness and public morality in the first half of the season and world travel and environmental issues in the second half, suggesting that the show was quite educational. There was even an episode in which a robot that appears to have been stolen from the design of the lead robot in the Japanese robot anime series Chōriki Robo Galatt appeared as the villain[1].

The show was also adapted into a 32-volume comic series in 1990 and published by Kumsung Publishing.


On September 17, 1981, the passionate cheers of the people that erupted at the moment the Seoul Olympics were invited from Baden-Baden, West Germany, soared up in a fireball, and the flames overtook the mountain spirit of Mount Taebaek poured down on the baby tiger, giving birth to the super-powered tiger Hodori. The work depicts the inexhaustible activities of Hodori in his fight against everything that harms world peace and the happiness of mankind[2][3].


Despite the show being a memorable first Korean animated series, it has never been released on home media, and no recording video has surfaced online, a special program called "40 Years of Korean Animation" that aired on Tooniverse in 1999, which featured partially scenes from the show for about 26 seconds and is the only one available.


From "40 Years of Korean Animation" aired in 1999.

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