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Jungledyret Hugo (also known as Go Hugo Go in the English version) is a Danish animated film series by A.FilmA/S about a little mammal named Hugo, who is one of a kind.
The first film introduces us to Hugo, an apparently one-of-a-kind anthropomorphic animal who lives in a jungle. Youthful and carefree, Hugo is prone to playing practical jokes on his friends, Zig and Zag the monkeys. His idyllic lifestyle is interrupted when he is captured by the CEO of a famed movie company, Conrad Cupmann, to be a co-star in a Hollywood-style film. In order to return from Copenhagen to his jungle home, he must escape with the help of a newly found friend, Rita the fox.
The sequel, Jungledyret 2, picks up where the first movie left off. Hugo and Rita each tell their friends about how much they miss one another. Meanwhile, the CEO of the movie studio still wants to catch him. His plan is to have Hugo co-star in a film, and then earn lots of money through merchandising.
In 2003, the franchise was made into an animated TV-series. It led up to the events of the third film. Thirteen episodes of 26 minutes were produced, and originally aired 2003-2004.
The third film , Jungledyret 3, continues where the animated series left off, which in turn is a sequel to the second movie. It is a CGI film. The plot again involves Hugo being captured, this time by several competing groups of humans who are all after Hugo for their own reasons.
- All CGI Cartoon: The third one.
- Art Evolution: The first film looks like a Don Bluth film, but the second has its own style.
- Rita's design in particular changes with each film.
- Artistic Age: See Older Than They Look below.
- Bad Export for You: North America only got fullscreen, cut, and badly dubbed versions of movies 1 & 2. Thank you, Miramax!
- Big Eater: Hugo.
- Book Ends: The first movie begins with a musical number about Hugo's daily routine, which consists of playing in the jungle with his friends. It ends with essentially the same musical number, but now Meatball Charlie is playing too.
- Bowdlerise: The English versions by Miramax.
- Cartoon Creature: Hugo
- Cats Are Mean: In the first film, they are.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Conrad Cupmann. The dude burns down a forest just to lure out Hugo.
- Cute Little Fangs: Both the main leads.
- Deadpan Snarker: Rita and Hugo.
- Funny Animal
- Furry Fandom: You know it!
- Hartman Hips: Izabella
- Humanlike Foot Anatomy: Hugo.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Hugo looks upon mankind with great distrust. With the exception of Meatball Charlie.
- Implied Love Interest: Hugo and Rita.
- Implied with the subtlety of an anvil on head.
- Mad Scientist: Professor Strix.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Michael Snackson (Jack Michaelson in the English version)
- Older Than They Look: Rita comments on several occasions that soon she will be old enough to have her own den. And Hugo, despite his "cute & fuzzy" look, talks and acts like someone clearly in his teens.
- Shout-Out: The motivational song Hugo sings to the pigs is obviously a Baptist gospel.
- Those Two Guys: Zig and Zag
- Tsundere: Rita
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: Barbra Turner retrieves a cigar from her cleavage.
- Villain Song: And I will be the star of Science from the third movie.