Studio B Productions, 2006 – 2008, broadcast on MBC, Jetix, Family
Based on the Korean merchandising phenomenon, a series of seven-minute cartoons were commissioned to introduce international audiences to the titular bun-haired kung-fu powerhouse known as Pucca, and her ninja boy-toy, Garu.
Shane wrote fourteen of these shorts. His episode, The Treasure of the Comfy Sofa, earned him an Elan Award nomination for Best Writing in an Animated Production. Another of his cartoons, The Itsy Bitsy Enemy Within, received nominations at both the Bradford Animation Festival and the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival 2007.
Chicken Spots (original air date: October 6, 2006)
Pucca must find a cure when an outbreak of chicken spots turns into a village-wide epidemic.
Cat Toy (original air date: October 13, 2006)
Garu shrinks in size to avoid Pucca but only ends up attracting the attention of cats instead.
Treasure of the Comfy Sofa (original air date: October 27, 2006)
A pocket-change eating sofa devours Garu and incurs the wrath of Pucca.
Snow Ninjas (original air date: October 27, 2006)
Abrupt changes in the weather interfere with Tobe’s plans to attack Garu.
Matinee Mayhem (original air date: February 9, 2007)
Garu goes to the cinema to catch a martial arts movie, but Pucca makes him watch a romance instead.
Four-Alarm Fire (original air date: April 6, 2007)
Spicy food turns the village fire brigade into flaming goblins, so it’s up to Pucca and friends to fight the ensuing blazes.
Itsy Bitsy Enemy Within (original air date: April 20, 2007)
Tobe attacks Garu from the inside using the power of miniturization, forcing Pucca to go in after him.
Pucca’s Fishy Tale (original air date: March 21, 2008)
Garu helps Mermaid Pucca rescue her people from a fishing trawler full of sharks.
Dragon Player (original air date: March 21, 2008)
Pucca schemes with a dragon in order to compel Garu to come to her rescue.
Stuck on Goo (original air date: June 12, 2008)
When Garu and Tobe are accidentally glued together, life proves challenging for the two mortal enemies.
4 Eyes – 2 Minds (original air date: June 19, 2008)
Turtle’s glasses provide Tobe with the know-how to create the ultimate weapon.
Tomb It May Concern (original air date: June 26, 2008)
Kua leads the smitten chefs on a globe-trotting adventure to find The Essence of a Thousand Moons.
Double ‘A’ Attack (original air date: July 17, 2008)
Santa must fight to save Christmas when a shipment of negatively charged batteries turns all his toys evil.
Tame That Toon (original air date: July 24, 2008)
Ring-Ring goes back in time to the early cartoon days of Sooga village and erases Garu from history.