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Jelly Jamm is a 3D CG animated series aimed at young children aged 4-7. It focuses on the adventures of five friends, Bello, Mina, Rita, Ongo and Goomo. These five friends live on the planet of Jammbo, the planet where all music in the universe originates. This makes music a major theme on the show: every episode includes a dance number, and there is music constantly playing in Jammbo (in fact, if the music ever stops, TIME ITSELF freezes.)

It is produced by Vodka and 737SHAKER CAPITAL, two Spanish companies based in Madrid and Segovia. It is, however, made for an English speaking audience. In the UK, it airs on Cartoon Network's pre-K block "Cartoonito".

Tropes used in Jelly Jamm include:
  • Adorkable: Goomo.
  • Adult Child: The King.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Everyone, even the little dodos.
  • Amusing Injuries:
    • In "One Note Universe", some of the jokes include Mina getting a plate and a boomerang thrown at her head, and Ongo hitting his head on a pillar.
    • A lot of the King's back problems in "Back Up" are Played for Laughs.
  • Band Land: Planet Jammbo. Not surprising, considering that it's the source of all the music in the Universe.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Ongo is a play on words for "Hongo" meaning "Mushroom" in Spanish.
    • Also it should be mentioned that all the boys' names end in 'o' and the girls' names end in 'a'. In Spanish, words (adjectives and nouns) ending in either 'a' or 'o' denote the gender of the noun.
  • Big Eater: Goomo on multiple occasions. He's also a bit pudgier than the other kids.
  • Black Comedy: "The Perfect Toy" contains jokes involving Goomo and Mina being strangled and Jammbo being wiped out by a meteorite.
  • Blinding Bangs: Ongo's eyes are hidden under his bangs. They are only visible for two brief moments in "Queen's Birthday" and "A Day at the Races".
  • Cheerful Child: All of the kids.
  • Cool Helmet: Goomo has one.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Rita to the Dodos.
  • The Cutie: Rita
  • A Day in the Limelight: "White Dodo" is the only episode where Ongo is the central character.
  • Fat Idiot: Goomo comes off as this sometimes, mostly due to being innocent and a little naïve. Although, he's been shown to be quite bright on other occasions.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Growling Gut:
    • Apparently happened to Rita in "My Turn" (as indicated from the lines coming from her belly), though no sound is heard.
    • The King mentions that his stomach is making noise in "Royal Roommate", but the sounds themselves are never actually heard.
    • The King's stomach gurgles from hunger in "Flying Bathtub".
  • Half Dressed Cartoon Kid: Bello. This is especially jarring since all the other kids, even the male ones, wear pants.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: Bello and Goomo are shown to act like this.
  • Humongous Mecha: Mina invents one to change Jammbo's light bulbs. It gets a makeover and becomes Bello's Jammbo Bot.
  • I Dye Grass: Music (which is apparently a mineral) is mined from Jammbo's core, refined, and delivered throughout the Universe in the form of bubbles.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Everyone.
    • Goomo changes his outfit once, in "Radio Goomo". He starts wearing black after discovering heavy metal music.
  • Loony Fan: Goomo is this for Bello in "Best Friends Forever".
    • Similarly, in "Rita Adopts a Dodo", Rita is shown to have an oddly large collection of stuff that resembles dodos in her home. The dodo she adopts gets rather creeped out by it.
  • Meganekko: The Queen.
  • Minimalist Cast: Perhaps the most extreme example ever. The entire planet Jammbo appears to have only seven sentient inhabitants: the five kids, plus the king and queen. There is a nearly infinite supply of Dodos, though.
  • Non Interactivity: Averted, for the most part, with the exception being in "One Note Universe", when Goomo asks the viewers to find a pink key. This was more Played for Laughs however.
  • Ocular Gushers: Anytime a character cries, their tears will come out as waterfalls.
  • Out of Focus: Ongo. He has one episode all to himself ("White Dodo") and few others where he was important to the plot ("Jammbo's Many Worlds", "Rita Adopts a Dodo", "Jammbo's Rhythm", "Queen's Birthday", "Double Bello", and maybe "Grandpa Dodo"). The rest of the time, he may as well not be there.
  • Parental Abandonment: The King and Queen, who are clearly not the kids' parents, are the only grown-ups ever to be seen. The kids appear to live alone and no one ever considers this odd. Whether or not the concept of parents even exists on this planet is up for debate.
  • Please Keep Your Hat On: In "Scary Story", the kids think they see a monster's shadow which actually happens to be just Goomo without his helmet
  • Potty Dance: Rita does this in "My Turn", bonus points for being on a trampoline at the time.
  • Potty Emergency: Rita ends up going through this at the climax of "My Turn". Bello decides he's had enough of her staying on that trampoline, so he intentionally invokes this by teasing her with a glass of water. This backfires, though; she rolls away with the trampoline. After impaling it on a rock, she apologizes, and then, remembering why she was in such a rush, relieves herself offscreen.
  • Potty Failure: In "The Perfect Toy", Goomo wets the bed during an imagination sequence.
  • Rose Coloured Girl: Rita
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Dodos.
  • Rule of Cute
  • Shout-Out: When giving a lecture on science to Rita, Mina mentions seeing a duck in a green hat and a pink elephant wearing a tutu, to see if she was paying any attention. She wasn't.
  • Single Tear: As opposed to the Ocular Gushers prominently seen throughout the series, Ongo cries like this in "White Dodo".
  • Speech Impediment: Goomo has a noticeable lisp.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • At the end of "The Instant Gardener", a dodo eats shrink formula and farts on a flower, causing it to shrink.
    • Goomo wets the bed during an Imagine Spot in "The Perfect Toy".
    • Rita has a Potty Emergency in "My Turn".
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Mina is the Tomboy to Rita's Girly Girl.
  • The Voiceless: Ongo. He normally doesn't speak except for making sound effects or beatboxing.
    • In "Rita Adopts a Dodo" he does say "Oh, Mama!"
  • What Does This Button Do?: There is a big button in the royal palace. Pushing this button stops the music. This is bad, because time stops in Jammbo when there is no music playing. The only thing that averted disaster when the king pushed the button was Goomo, who happened to be listening to a personal music player at the time.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Mina has an accent...just...an accent.
  • Wheel-O-Feet: Sometimes seen when the characters run, like in "The Instant Gardener".
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