Pocoyo "Umbrella, Umbrella!" (partially found early version of Spanish-British animated comedy TV series episode; late 2004)
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Pocoyo is a Spanish-British children's animated comedy TV series co-produced by Guillermo García Carsí, Colman López, Luis Gallego, and David Cantolla that premiered both on Clan TVE and CITV in 2005 and is still airing as of 2023.
The series consists of the characters Pocoyo, a four-year-old boy with a blue hat and clothes; Pato, a duck with a small green hat; Elly, a pink elephant with a blue backpack; Loula, an orange dog; and Sleepy Bird, a teal-colored bird that is almost always seen sleeping.
In the Pocoyo blog, in a post called Backgrounds, it's told to us that Zinkia finished the episode "Umbrella, Umbrella!" (a.k.a. Umbrella Umbrella on the title card of the final version) with a background that was completely green (with flowers, trees, etc.), but they removed the background and changed the episode due to the decision to use white backgrounds on all the episodes being made.
"From here we will go straight to the journey we made to research how the backgrounds in series would be, something which took an enormous amount of work. After two months of tests and sleepless nights, experimenting with all types of backgrounds, fog as a tone, with clouds, without clouds, with many props, simple etc… we finally arrived at a compromise which we thought was best and we finished the first episode “umbrella, umbrella” with a background filled with trees, flowers and which was completely green!!! This is when the decision was made, without the background the difference to the episode was so huge (and let me tell you that the background we came up with was anything but bad!) that the decision was made to use white backgrounds on all the episodes apart from very few special occasions. (You have to understand that this decision lead to a backwards step of two months of production – or rather a lot of money and risk for the sake of trying out the proposal.)"
- The background is present in this version.
- In the early storyboard, we can see Pocoyo with a pacifier, while in the final version, we only see him with his pacifier in the beginning of the episode.
- When Pocoyo goes flying with the umbrella, he lands in a pile of leaves, while in the final episode, he lands in a tree.
- After the landing, the umbrella closes in Pocoyo's face, and Pocoyo throws it, while in the final version, neither of these events happen.
The storyboard, but extended.