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Dooly The Little Dinosaur is a comics character created by Kim Soo-jung. Dooly was later adapted as an animated series in 1987, with a new series in 2008. The official site can be found here.
Dooly is a baby dinosaur who got magical powers after aliens kidnapped and experimented on him. He was sent back to Earth, but got trapped in a glacier for 10 million years; when the glaciers retreated, he found his way to Seoul.
In Seoul, he's found by a girl named Younghee, who thinks he's a doll and takes him home with her. He lives with her elder brother Chulsoo, and her father Kildong. Kildong hates Dooly and beats him whenever Dooly annoys him.
Despite being a dinosaur, Dooly is a mischievous kid who likes to eat and play, is loyal to his friends, and who misses his mommy. He is always biting his tongue. He doesn't know why the aliens gave him superpowers, or quite know how to use them deliberately, but in times of danger he is able to use them. He does this by pointing his right finger and yelling, Hoihoi!
Dooly has four friends who Kildong also hates and beats (except Heedong).
- Heedong came to live with Uncle Kildong after his parents went abroad to study. He misses his mom everyday, but is happily entertained by Dooly. He isn't afraid of anything, and bites and scratches when someone makes him angry.
- Douner the Prince of Planet Kanttappia made an emergency landing on the planet Earth due to the malfunctioning of his 'Time Cosmos' Spaceship (it's shaped like a violin). He's stubborn and uncomplicated, but extremely loyal. He can travel back and forth in time and space in the Time Cosmos Spaceship.
- Ddochi, an ostrich that successfully escaped from a Las Vegas circus troop, always insists that she used to be a noble lady from Africa. She is a little bit selfish, and little bit shy, but Ddochi is the most softhearted ostrich that you're likely to come across. She also insists on calling herself a girl.
- Michol Ma is aspiring singer who lives next to Kildong. His role model is Michael Jackson. His passion for singing drives his dreams, but his talent is lacking. He is quite lost in dreams most of the time, but he does know how to take care of himself.
Dooly the Little Dinosaur has examples of:
- Abusive Parents: Kildong, to Dooly
- Alien Abduction. Dooly may be a dinosaur, but this one fits.
- Badass Adorable: Heedong.
- The Ditz: Douner
- Human Popsicle: Dooly in the glacier. Close enough.
- I Miss Mom: Dooly
- Iconic Characters: Dooly is one of the most popular characters in Korea.
- Jerkass: Kildong, again.
- Moral Guardians: These accused Dooly for being a bad influence on kids because he talked causally to his elders. Plus, it didn't help that Dooly often stuck his tongue out which is considered rude in Korean culture.
- Phlebotinum Du Jour: Dooly's Origin Story - alien experimentation.