GoGoRiki (partially lost 4Kids English dub of "Smeshariki" Russian animated TV series; 2008)
GoGoRiki is the first English adaptation of the hit Russian animated series Smeshariki. The series focuses on nine cute animal creatures: hyperactive adventurer Pogoriki (a rabbit), his best friend, level-headed collector Chikoriki (a hedgehog), beautiful fashionista Rosariki (a pig), nerdy mechanic Ottoriki (a penguin), cute and handsome farmer Boboriki (a bear), sweet cook Olgariki (an owl), brainy scientist Docoriki (a moose), somewhat nervous poet Wolliriki (a ram), and elderly artist Bigoriki (a crow) who live on an island isolated from the rest of the world. There are no villains in the series, as conflicts arise from the many whimsical situations the characters face. Ninety-two episodes were broadcasted in the USA, out of 215 that were produced in Russia.
History[edit | edit source]
GoGoRiki was one of the last few English dubs that 4Kids Entertainment did before filing for bankruptcy in 2012. When the show was discontinued on the "CW4K!ds" block after its second season in 2009, 4Kids never issued any DVDs of the show despite the cult following the show had during its run.
During 4Kids's downward financial spiral since the dub's cancellation, GoGoRiki's rights reverted back to the Russian production company, the Riki Group, who decided to do a new English dub (now with a new name Kikoriki, which is being used to this very day) which launched on YouTube on March 31st, 2010.
Recently, the Riki Group, through a new distributor, FUN Union, has decided to dub the new CG-animated series of Kikoriki in English. Two spin-offs, PinCode and Baby Riki, have also been dubbed into English. FUN Union has been posting episodes of their dubs both the original 2D series and the new CGI series on YouTube.
It is currently unknown if the Riki Group or FUN Union will release the 4Kids dub, or if they even have the episodes.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Pogoriki - a male sky-blue-colored rabbit and the main protagonist of Kikoriki who is eager to jump into new adventures. Pogo has a pink nose, cerulean blue eyebrows, buckteeth, and a lighter blue tail on his rear. Pogo is crazy and optimistic. His birthday is December 29.
- Chikoriki - a male magenta-colored hedgehog who is Krash's best friend and has a shy and cautious personality. His hair is dark purple and spiky and wears purple glasses. He likes collecting, pyramid building, and his cacti. Chiko also has a violet-red nose and eyebrows. While Pogo is the brawn, Chiko is the brain. His birthday is February 14.
- Rosariki - a female light pink-colored pig who is described as a fashionista due to her gender. Her lifelong dream is to become famous such as that of a princess, pop star, and a supermodel. Rosa has red hair with a white cherry-blossom on it, a carnation-pink snout, heart-shaped rosy pink cheeks, and red eyelids. She also has hands and feet on the edges of her arms and legs that are pink. Rosa is beautiful and sweet. Her birthday is July 13.
- Ottoriki - a male black-and-white penguin of a German origin, who is a self-taught inventor. He also has a robot son named Roboriki. Otto wears a brown pilot hat with burgundy glasses attached in the front and his feet and beak are red. Otto is nerdy and laid-back. His birthday is August 9.
- Boboriki - a male orange-colored bear with a southern accent who lives as a farmer. Bobo is also a beekeeper and accordion musician. Bobo wears a yellow farmer's hat with a round-edged brim, and has a brown nose, round circular cheeks underneath his eyes, black eyebrows, and a beige tail on his rear. His favorite food is honey, and he has a huge heart. He also has occasional honey binges, which isn't good for him, because it make him sick. Bobo is cute and handsome. His birthday is October 8.
- Olgariki - a female purple-colored owl who often helps with her useful advice and wisdom. She acts like a caring grandma. She also loves spinning tunes and doing her job as a DJ. Olga also is darker purple as seen on the top of her head. Olga wears a red-violet and orange-striped hat with a puffy ball on top, and has darker purple three-toed feet. She is also a doctor in the Round Country. Olga is sweet and sincere. Her birthday is September 15.
- Docoriki - a male golden-yellow-colored moose who is an eccentric and nerdy scientist. He also speaks with a British accent. Doco has an orange nose and his horns and eyebrows are sepia-brown. His birthday is May 25.
- Wolliriki - a male lavender-colored ram. Wolli writes poetry and has an unrequited love for Rosa. Wolli has purple eyebrows, horns, a pudgy and ram-like nose, and darker purple hoof-like feet on the top of his hands and feet. Wolli is nervous and stressed. His birthday is April 29.
- Bigoriki - a male dark blue-colored crow who is Olga's friend. Bigo is a retired traveler with aristocratic mannerisms. He plays the piano and also enjoys his life as an artist. Bigo wears a navy-blue bow tie. His beak is yellow and his eyelids and feet are pink. Bigo also has a tail on his rear. Bigo is lazy and sadistic. His birthday is March 3.
Voice Cast of 4Kids Dub[edit | edit source]
- Pogoriki - Dan Green
- Chikoriki - Jason Griffith
- Rosariki - Bella Hudson
- Ottoriki - Darren Dunstan
- Boboriki - David Willis
- Olgariki - Jessica Calvello
- Docoriki - David Willis
- Wolliriki - Wayne Grayson
- Bigoriki - Mike Pollock
- Roboriki - (uncredited)
Episode Availability[edit | edit source]
Seventy-five full episodes of the dub have been found, along with one partial episode. All of the complete episodes have been uploaded to Dailymotion by a user named Sausage Mahoney, while four episodes ("The Big Race", "Bubble or Nothing", "Germs of Endearment", and "A Rosariki by Any Other Name") were originally uploaded to Russian social media site VK by various users. So far, only a partial clip of the episode "Snore Energy" has been found.
|#||Episode Title||Air Date||Status|
|1||The Big Race||Sep 27th, 2008||Found|
|2||A Gift for Rosariki||Sep 27th, 2008||Found|
|3||The Telegraph||Sep 27th, 2008||Found|
|4||Extra! Extra!||Oct 4th, 2008||Found|
|5||Magnetism||Oct 4th, 2008||Found|
|6||Treasure Hunt||Oct 4th, 2008||Found|
|7||The Sweetness of Honey||Oct 11th, 2008||Found|
|8||The Lucky One||Oct 11th, 2008||Found|
|9||Pollution Solution||Oct 11th, 2008||Found|
|10||Pyramid Scheme||Oct 18th, 2008||Found|
|11||It's About Time||Oct 18th, 2008||Found|
|12||Dreams in the Sky||Oct 18th, 2008||Found|
|13||The Beauty Within||Oct 25th, 2008||Found|
|14||The Magic Trick||Oct 25th, 2008||Found|
|15||Bad Manners||Oct 25th, 2008||Found|
|16||Woe is Wolli||Nov 1st, 2008||Found|
|17||Scary Stories||Nov 1st, 2008||Found|
|18||A Hair Scare||Nov 1st, 2008||Found|
|19||Double Doco||Nov 8th, 2008||Found|
|20||The Piano||Nov 8th, 2008||Found|
|21||Sweet Lily||Nov 8th, 2008||Found|
|22||Star Gazing||Nov 15th, 2008||Found|
|23||Me, Myself, and Island||Nov 15th, 2008||Found|
|24||Bad Hair Day||Nov 15th, 2008||Found|
|25||Movie Madness||Nov 22nd, 2008||Found|
|26||What a Chore||Nov 22nd, 2008||Found|
|27||Promises||Nov 22nd, 2008||Found|
|28||Potential Disaster||Nov 29th, 2008||Found|
|29||Scent of a Wolli||Nov 29th, 2008||Found|
|30||Weather or Not||Nov 29th, 2008||Found|
|31||Big Trouble||Dec 6th, 2008||Found|
|32||The Forgotten Memory||Dec 6th, 2008||Found|
|33||Ice and Cool||Dec 6th, 2008||Found|
|34||Snow Daze||Dec 13th, 2008||Found|
|35||Operation Santa Claus||Dec 20th, 2008||Found|
|36||Happy New Year||Dec 27th, 2008||Found|
|37||Truffle Trouble||Feb 21st, 2009||Found|
|38||Pluto's Hero||Feb 21st, 2009||Found|
|39||The Funhouse||Feb 21st, 2009||Found|
|40||The Costume Party||Feb 28th, 2009||Found|
|41||Bobo and the Bees||Feb 28th, 2009||Found|
|42||Social Butterfly||Feb 28th, 2009||Found|
|43||Recipes for Life||Mar 7th, 2009||Found|
|44||Sinking Feeling||Mar 7th, 2009||Found|
|45||The Collector||Mar 7th, 2009||Found|
|46||Face the Music||Mar 14th, 2009||Found|
|47||Girls and Boys||Mar 14th, 2009||Found|
|48||Sleepy Time||Mar 14th, 2009||Found|
|49||Sick and Desired||Mar 21st, 2009||Found|
|50||Misery Loves Company||Mar 21st, 2009||Found|
|51||Just for Kicks, Part One||Mar 21st, 2009||Found|
|52||Just for Kicks, Part Two||Mar 28th, 2009||Found|
|53||Flying and Lying||Mar 28th, 2009||Found|
|54||Friend or Foe||Mar 28th, 2009||Found|
|55||Picture Perfect||Aug 22nd, 2009||Found|
|56||Tae Kwon Pogo||Aug 22nd, 2009||Found|
|57||Gone Fishing||Aug 22nd, 2009||Found|
|58||Fireworks||Aug 29th, 2009||Found|
|59||Security Umbrella||Aug 29th, 2009||Found|
|60||Flat Chance||Aug 29th, 2009||Found|
|61||Bubble or Nothing||Sep 5th, 2009||Found|
|62||Germs of Endearment||Sep 5th, 2009||Found|
|63||A Rosariki by Any Other Name||Sep 5th, 2009||Found|
|64||Fate Expectations||Sep 12th, 2009||Lost|
|65||Showtime Showdown||Sep 12th, 2009||Lost|
|66||Pretty as a Picture||Sep 19th, 2009||Lost|
|67||The Dream Team||Sep 19th, 2009||Lost|
|68||Treasure Stunt||Sep 19th, 2009||Lost|
|69||Wolli's Singing Well||Sep 26th, 2009||Found|
|70||On a Roll||Sep 26th, 2009||Found|
|71||Deep Dark Secrets||Sep 26th, 2009||Found|
|72||Tough Luck||Oct 3rd, 2009||Found|
|73||Happy Daze||Oct 3rd, 2009||Found|
|74||Who's Sorry Now||Oct 3rd, 2009||Found|
|75||Home Away From Home||Oct 10th, 2009||Found|
|76||Quackleaf Blues||Oct 10th, 2009||Found|
|77||Spaced Out, Part One||Oct 10th, 2009||Found|
|78||Spaced Out, Part Two||Oct 17th, 2009||Lost|
|79||History in the Faking||Oct 17th, 2009||Lost|
|80||Sweet Temptation||Oct 17th, 2009||Lost|
|81||A Work in Progress||Oct 24th, 2009||Lost|
|82||From Zero to Hero||Oct 24th, 2009||Lost|
|83||Reach for the Stars||Oct 24th, 2009||Lost|
|84||Down on His Luck||Oct 31st, 2009||Lost|
|85||Dream Maker||Oct 31st, 2009||Lost|
|86||Snore Energy||Oct 31st, 2009||Partially Found|
|87||Poetry Emotion||Nov 7th, 2009||Lost|
|88||Cooking up a Storm||Nov 7th, 2009||Lost|
|89||Sun Spots||Nov 7th, 2009||Lost|
|90||Topsy Turvy||Nov 14th, 2009||Found|
|91||Silent Treatment||Nov 14th, 2009||Found|
|92||Destination Frustration||Nov 14th, 2009||Found|
Additional Details[edit | edit source]
A user, Terry the Cat, recently had a conversation with Mike Pollock, the voice of Bigoriki in the dub. Pollock confirmed that the new CG series is being dubbed. He even reprises his role as Bigoriki, now called Carlin, in the new Kikoriki dub. He also confirmed that he voices Boboriki, now called Barry, and that Wayne Grayson reprises his role as Wolliriki, now called Wally. He also confirmed that two feature-length films had also been dubbed into English, with a third on the way. Pollock, however, does not know where the episodes of the 4Kids dub are.
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