Iconix has produced English versions of at least three seasons of Little Penguin Pororo (뽀롱뽀롱 뽀로로). At the moment, these are only available as Region 3 DVDs which are not playable in most American DVD or Blu-ray players or computers. Each of these DVDs comes along with a “Special Gift” — a board book on some topic featuring the Pororo characters.

Pororo is being shown on some PBS stations in a partnership with V-Me. What’s most interesting about this arrangement, is that these Pororo episodes are broadcast in Spanish (yes, Pororo is at least trilingual 😉 ).

Where to Buy Pororo in Seoul

We picked up several Pororo DVDs at Lotte Mart just a few stops from Incheon International Airport. It should be noted that for American families, these are Region 3 DVDs, and will not play in American DVD players or computers unless they are region free*. Lotte Mart also has a large selection of Pororo toys as well.

* Playing Pororo DVDs on US Computers

Macs with DVD players are able to change their region up to 5 times. When you insert a Pororo DVD, DVD Player will ask if you’d like to change your region. Agreeing will allow you to play the Pororo DVD, however, if you want to play a US DVD again, you’ll have to change your Region back to 1. At this point, you’ll have only 3 changes left before your settings are locked. Because of this, I don’t advise changing your Mac’s Region unless you are comfortable only playing DVDs from one region or another. PCs are similar but vary between models and DVD playing software.

Can You Play Pororo Region 3 DVDs In the US?

Some DVD players come region free and can play DVDs from anywhere. These are often bargain players, and not necessarily ones from name brand companies, though those could be region free as well.

The other option is to create a region free copy of the disk. This gets considerably more technical, but a tool like vobcopy can remove the region restriction. If you’ve made it that far, you can create files for each episode using HandBrake that are playable on your computer, Blu-ray player, iPhone, iPad, etc.

Episode Guide

Season 1

Volume 1

Episodes

  • We’re Friends (YouTube)
  • It’s Alright!
  • Ice Fishing!
  • Smile, Smile, Smile! (Korean)
  • Pororo and Dandelion (YouTube)
  • Mystical Ghost Light! (Korean)
  • Wanna have a round!
  • A Magic Flute! (YouTube)
  • Dancing Together (YouTube, Korean)
  • A Strange Car (Korean)
  • Loopy, You Can Do It!
  • Crong, I’m Sorry
  • Eddy’s Secret

Pororo Singalong

  • Ribbit Frog (YouTube)
  • Good Morning!
  • Hide & Seek

Board Book: Numbers

Volume 2

Episodes

  • What Happened to My Face (Korean)
  • Sleepless Poby
  • Achoo, I Got a Cold
  • Pororo Meets With a Whale
  • Loopy is a Fortuneteller
  • A Magic Lamp
  • I am Super Penguin (Korean)
  • Eddy and Telescope (Korean)
  • Loopy’s Gift
  • Lost in Frost
  • A Magic Can
  • A Surprise Box

Pororo Singalong

  • Playing Numbers (Korean)
  • Rainbow!
  • Naughty Boy

Board Book: Opposites

Volume 3

Episodes

  • Treasure Hunting
  • Crong the Troublemaker
  • Loopy Has a New Friend
  • Who Touched My Snowman (Korean)
  • Pororo’s Surprise Party!
  • Stomach Ache!
  • Snow Canvas
  • Can’t I Have the Moon? (Korean)
  • Save Loopy!
  • Hiccup Cure
  • Magnetic Play
  • Eddy the Great Inventor (Korean)
  • Crong’s Christmas

Pororo Singalong

  • Good Child
  • I Wanna Be
  • Ding Dong Dang

Board Book: Actions

Season 2

Volume 1

Episodes

  • Hello, Friends (YouTube)
  • Petty’s House
  • Learning How to Swim
  • Poby, the Photographer
  • It’s a Dinosaur
  • Sailing in the Frost
  • My Name is Harry
  • I Love Singing
  • The Biggest Snowman
  • Crong, the Great Painter
  • I Really Envy You
  • Pororo Gets Shrunk

Pororo Singalong

  • Barabam Bammmm.
  • Little Musician
  • Animal Farm

Board Book: Vehicle

Volume 2

Episodes

  • My Toy Fellas
  • A Pretty Hair Pin
  • Shark Attack!
  • Petty, You are so Cool!
  • Crong’s First Word
  • Shhh, It is a Secret!
  • Thanks, Harry!
  • Eddy on the Moon
  • I Am Not a Bed-Wetter!
  • I’m Super Crong
  • Snow White, Loopy
  • Crong Meets with a Seal
  • Petty’s Secret Friend

Pororo Singalong

  • The Whale Song
  • Vegie Land Three
  • Hahaha Hohoho

Board Book: Dreams

Volume 3

  • Loopy and Petty
  • Don’t Do That
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Beautiful Color Land
  • Petty Likes Me the Most
  • Harry and Crong Disappeared?
  • Loopy the Magician
  • Pig Pororo
  • Friends from Outer Space
  • The Dragon Comes to Town
  • Good Crong, Bad Crong
  • Snowy Day
  • Is Pororo Sick?

Board Book: Animals

Volume 4

Episodes

  • No More Troubles!
  • Do You Need Any Help?
  • A Piece of Cake
  • Robot Cook
  • What’s This Smell?
  • Virus is Following Me
  • Snow Ball Ghost
  • Watch Out Pororo!
  • Scary Cookies
  • Who Did This!
  • The Genius Cook
  • Finding Toy
  • Return of Robot Cook

Pororo Singalong

  • Fly Fly Fly
  • A Lovely World
  • Pinocchio

Board Book: Vegetable & Fruit

Season 3

Volume 1

Episodes

  • Popo and Pipi
  • Everything looks amazing
  • Rody is born
  • Happy Rody
  • Toy plane
  • Dragon the magician
  • Mighty Harry
  • Catch the big fish
  • It’s my toy
  • Princess Loopy
  • Strange soccer
  • Thanks, Eddy
  • Loopy’s present

Pororo Singalong

  • Sweet Sweet Dream
  • Freeze in Your Position

Board Book: Actions

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