The Travels of the Young Marco Polo

3d animation | 26 x 25min. | Age 6 - 9

This 2D series chronicles Marco‘s search as he travels through fantas- tic settings and exotic locales.

With a burning curiosity, a thirst for knowledge and a knack for stumbling into trouble, young Marco Polo sets off on a wild adventure through distant lands and mystical times to find his missing father, who vanished while exploring the Road to the East. Accompanied by his strong, good-natured friend Luigi and the mysterious young princess, Shi La Won, the brash Marco is ready to take on the world... once he finds his missing boots that is. A roller-coaster of comedy and action, young Marco Polo follows the rollicking misadventures of the three friends on their epic journey.

Production Partner

MagPie Media, Motionworks

Distributor

BBC Kids, Knowledge:Kids

Marco

Marco

Marco is an energetic ten-year-old with an insatia- ble curiosity and unbridled enthusiasm. Although quick-witted and book-smart, he is also impetuo- us and impatient. Bristling with impulsive excite- ment, he‘ll barge headlong into situations, leaping before looking, speaking before thinking.

Luigi

Luigi

Luigi is a lumbering, gentle-hearted 12-year old with a simple, open nature. His slower, quiet temperament is a contrast to Marco‘s quicksilver approach to things - which balances them... Although uneducated, Luigi‘s clear-cut values and level- headedness often finds solutions to their predicaments. He is very strong and skil- led with his hands. Being very superstitious, however, and has several amulets, charms and talismans to ward off danger habits that drive Marco up the wall. Luigi is very sensitive, and has great empathy for others, which endear him to every- one he meets. He considers himself Marco‘s protector and he would do anything, and go anywhere, for him... except maybe the forest at night...

Shi La Won

Shi La Won

Shi La Won is eleven years old. Claiming to be a princess, her background is shrouded in mystery - she has secrets. Truth be told, she is a runaway daughter of a Royal Court cook who dares to dream of being something more and she will do or say anything it takes to make that dream come true... including a few white lies now and then.

Fufu

Fufu

Shi La Won's pet bat Fu Fu has his own agenda - namely food, food and more food - with nap breaks in-between. He is very tiny, but he will take on anybody or anything if he thinks his beloved Shi La Won is in peril.

Long

Long

Long is Shi La Won‘s small pet lizard. Lightning- quick in movement and smart (for a lizard) he does not speak, but understands all that is going on around him. He is able to fetch small items like keys or small coins and likes to wake up the snoring Luigi by hissing loudly into his ear. Long sometimes tips the scales of the action in a small but crucial way.