Titeuf

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Titeuf
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Author(s) Zep
Current status/scheduleCurrent daily strip
Launch date1992;32 years ago (1992)
Alternate name(s)"Tootuff" (English Dandy strips)
Publisher(s) fanzine
Glénat
The Dandy (The UK)
Genre(s)Humor, family and school life, blue comedy, toilet humor, satire

Titeuf (known sometimes as Tootuff in English) is a French comic series created by Swiss comic book creator Zep in 1992, which was adapted into a 2001 animated TV series [1] [2] and a 2011 film of the same name. [3] It also appears in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Tchô!.

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Publication history

Titeuf was initially published in the fanzine Sauve qui peut ("Run for your lives") and noticed by Glénat executive Jean-Claude Camano. [4] Zep joined Glénat in 1992 and Titeuf eventually became one of France's most popular comics. [5] The first Titeuf album, Dieu, le sexe et les bretelles (God, Sex, and Suspenders), appeared in 1993 and sold only a few thousand copies but the subsequent books gradually won over a colossal readership. The series is now considered the highest grossing in the French comics market. [6] Titeuf was adapted into an Italian-French animated TV series in 2001, initially broadcast on Canal J. [7] By 2008, Titeuf was the comic series with by far the largest publication in France (over 1.8 million copies per year), three times the number of the second most popular series, with it being translated to various languages such as Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese, among others.[ citation needed ]

Characters

Main

Recurring

English history

Translated as Tootuff, it appeared for a short while during 2005 in The Dandy comic in the UK, with the books being translated as well (though they retained the original "Titeuf" title). The animated series was dubbed into English and aired on GMTV's Toonattik [8] in the UK, Starz Kids & Family in the US,[ citation needed ] CBC Television's Kids' CBC in Canada,[ citation needed ] Nickelodeon in Southeast Asia[ citation needed ] and Cartoon Network and ABC3 in Australia & New Zealand. [ citation needed ]

Bibliography

  1. Dieu, le sexe et les bretelles (God, sex and Suspenders), 1993
  2. L'Amour, c'est pô propre... (Love isn't clean), 1993
  3. Ça épate les filles... (It impresses the girls), 1994
  4. C'est pô juste... (It's unfair), 1995
  5. Titeuf et le derrière des choses (The rear side of things), 1996
  6. Tchô, monde cruel (Howdy, cruel world), 1997
  7. Le miracle de la vie (The miracle of life), 1998
  8. Lâchez-moi le slip ! (Get off my case!), 2000
  9. La loi du préau(The law of the playground), 2002
  10. Nadia se marie, (Nadia's wedding), 2004
  11. Mes meilleurs copains (My best friends), 2006
  12. Le sens de la vie (The meaning of life), 2008
  13. À la folie (Folly !), 2012
  14. Bienvenue en adolescence (Welcome to adolescence), 2015
  15. À fond le slip ! (In the panties), 2017
  16. Petite poésie des saisons (Little poetry of the seasons), 2019
  17. La Grande Aventure (The Great Adventure), 2021 [9]
  18. Suivez la mêche (Follow the wick), 2023

"Le Guide du zizi sexuel", [10] a sex ed book based on the franchise published by Glénat editions, was released in 2001. It is a short guide with educational and humorous vocation, intended to answer the questions posed by pre-teens about love and sex.

Film

In 2011 Titeuf le film was released in theaters. [11]

Games

The franchise has seen many video games released over the years.

2000s

In the 2000s, Infogrames/Atari held the video game license to the franchise. These games were only released in European territories.

The first game, simply titled Titeuf, was released for the Game Boy Color in 2001. Developed by Planet Interactive, It is a party game that plays in a similar way to the Mario Party franchise. The game was released outside France as Tootuff. [12]

The next game - Titeuf: Ze Gag Machine, was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2002, developed by Teddy Sday 3D Light Team. It was only released in France in French, but an English version under the name Tootuff: The Gag Machine also exists, leading that the game was going to be released internationally as well.

The first console and PC game based on the comic - Titeuf: Mega-Compet', was released for the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows in September 2004. Developed by Eden Games, this title contains a selection of minigames all connected together with a storyline. The PS2 version also has minigames that support the EyeToy Camera. A separate Game Boy Advance version developed by Dream On Studio was also released. All three versions were only available in France and are French-only.

In 2005, the character's first Nintendo DS game - Titeuf: Mission Nadia, was released, developed again by Dream On Studio. It is another minigame compilation that combines various genres of its type. It was released outside France as Tootuff: Mission Nadia. [13]

In 2007, Le Monde de Titeuf and Le Monde de Nadia were released for the Nintendo DS, once more developed by Dream On Studio. Both titles were 3D action-adventure games with minigames as well, although each version having a different selection of minigames. They were released outside France as Tootuff's World and Nadia's World.

In 2008, the last Titeuf games from Atari were released - Titeuf Mégafunland and Nadia Mégafunland, again developed by Dream On Studio. They were also 3D action-adventure games with separate minigames for each title. Both titles were only released in France, but the games can be played in English as well. [14] [15]

2010's

In 2011, a game based on Titeuf, le Film was released for the Wii, Microsoft Windows and the Nintendo DS which like with Mega Compet', consisted of many minigames. It was published by Deep Silver and developed by Tate Interactive. Like with Mega Compet', the game was only released in France. [16]

In November 2019, Microids released a remaster of Titeuf Mega-Compet' titled Titeuf: Mega Party for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows and macOS. For the first time, the game was released in North America in addition to Europe, under the title of Mega Party - a Tootuff Adventure in English, with a new English translation and dub. The French release retained its 7+ rating, while the English release was increased to 12+ due to the game's content.

Other

There were also two Titeuf board games called "The Overmégamortel game" [17] and "Titeuf: zizi sexuel le jeu" [18] were released in 2008.

Sources

Footnotes
  1. "Titeuf". imdb.
  2. "Titeuf". Planète Jeunesse.
  3. "Titeuf, le film". imdb.
  4. TV5Monde. "Émission du 22 mars" (in French).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Zep".
  6. Castrillón, Marcos. "Beyond Borders - Not That Innocent". Ninth Art.
  7. CanalSat. "Titeuf" (in French).
  8. "Titeuf becomes tootuff for GMTV".
  9. "Titeuf Series". goodreads. Retrieved 3 December 2022.
  10. Le guide du zizi sexuel- Titeuf. Glénat. January 2001.
  11. "Titeuf, le film". IMDb. Retrieved 3 December 2022.
  12. "Titeuf - Game Boy Color Games".
  13. "Titeuf: Mission Nadia".
  14. "Tootuff: Megafunland Details - LaunchBox Games Database".
  15. "Nadia Megafun Land sur Nintendo DS".
  16. "Titeuf: Le Film PC, Wii, NDS".
  17. "Titeuf, le jeu Overmégamortel". Rakuten (in French). Retrieved 3 December 2022.
  18. "Titeuf zizi sexuel le jeu".

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