Tayo the Little Bus (Korean: 꼬마버스 타요; RR: Kkoma-beoseu Tayo) is a South Korean computer-animated television series created by Iconix Entertainment, Educational Broadcasting System and the Metropolitan Government of Seoul. The show was produced with the help of Seoul mayor Oh Se-hoon's administration. It began airing in South Korea on EBS in 2010 and an English-dubbed version of the series began airing on Disney Junior (Asia) in 2012, with Disney Junior (Australia and New Zealand) following in 2013. In the United States and Canada, Hulu is the exclusive distributor of the series, though the second and third seasons are on Netflix.
The series is about four buses in a city populated with anthropomorphic vehicles: Tayo (Bus 120), Rogi (Bus 1000), Lani (Bus 02), and Gani (Bus 1339).
Each episode in the start, middle, and end features a brief narration and it has six seasons. A spin-off series to Tayo, known as "Titipo Titipo", premiered between the main series’ fourth season and fifth season. Titipo focuses on the titular character named Titipo, a young passenger train the show is named after along with all his train friends. After the end of Titipo's first season, Tayo's fifth season premiered for English-speaking audiences on October 22, 2018. Titipo the little train returns on the Korean channel for the second season. Titipo's second season premiered for English-speaking audiences starting November 19, 2020. In late 2020, Tayo the Little Bus spinoff Tayo and Little Wizards (Korean: 마법버스 타요) was released. The sixth season aired on September 1, 2021.
The series is available in Korean, English, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, Indonesian, German, and Russian on the production company's Tayo YouTube channel.
- Tayo and Little Wizards
- Titipo Titipo
TV Show Intro
Sound Effects Used
- Hollywoodedge, Cats Fighting Loud Sc PE917007/Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Angry YowlsD PE022601 (Heard four times in "Lani's Misunderstanding".)
- Hollywoodedge, Colt Whinnies Vario CRT011701 (Heard once in "A Safari Adventure".)
- Hollywoodedge, Elephant Trumpeting PE024801 (Heard once in "A Safari Adventure".)
- Hollywoodedge, Gusts Heavy Cold Wind PE031601 (Heard once in "Lani's Misunderstanding".)
- Hollywoodedge, Metal Creaks Machine FS015801 (Heard once in "Please Believe Me" and "The Little Buses Go Camping". Heard three times in "Trammy's First Day At Work", and twice in "Tayo and Titipo's Race".)
- Hollywoodedge, Metal Creaks Machine FS015802 (Heard once in "Please Believe Me", "Trammy's First Day At Work", and "Tayo and Titipo's Race".)
- Sound Ideas, BOING, CARTOON - GOOD SPRONG 02 (Heard once in "Kinder's Visit to the Farm".)
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING OUT (Heard once in "A Safari Adventure".)
- Wilhelm Scream