ToBoKi the Frog was created in South Korea in 1960 by my father.
He wanted to develop an intelligent and pure-hearted model for children, different from the saccharine sweetness of Mickey Mouse, and the senseless violence of Tom and Jerry, which were two of the more popular children's cartoons at the time.
With a new series of ebooks, ToBoKi is now accessible in English for the first time.
ToBoKi is like a young child: innocent, curious, full of wonder, while sometimes prone to laziness, too.
ToBoKi's appeal comes from the pure and happy tone found in all the drawings. Rather than aiming for sensationalism, the moral of the ToBoKi stories is to keep one's mind clear and unburdened.
ToBoKi is a creature who is always learning, with plenty of creative ideas of how to go about his daily routine. ToBoKi has a diverse group of animal friends who alternatively get on his nerves and show him great affection.
I believe that Western audiences will find ToBoKi just as captivating as I did when I was young, especially when I was waiting with anticipation for my father to finish the next series of drawings.
ToBoKi is a smart, feel-good series which emphasizes the importance of family and connections to friends from different backgrounds.
My father taught me to become a person who makes positive contributions to society. By continuing his ToBoKi legacy, I hope to bring joy, laughter and happiness into the lives of more people, as he did.
ToBoKi and Friends
Terrific cartoons, and a wonderful story-telling style which anyone with kids can relate to.