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Background: Pukeko Pictures is a New Zealand animation studio based in Wellington founded in 2008 as a partnership between Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger, the co-founders and creative leads of Weta Workshop, and author, illustrator, and children's television producer Martin Baynton.

(2009-)

Nicknames: "The Pukeko", "Watercolor Pukeko" 

Logo: On a white background, a square depicts a watercolor sequence of a pukeko flying down onto shallow water. It then walks it's way over to a black hill covered in reeds in the same color before stopping. A border in the hill and reed's color appears along with "PUKEKO" in blue (with a dash above the "U"), sans the "E" which is in red and "PICTURES" below also in blue. The pukeko faces to us briefly before it turns to look at the direction it was looking at before. 

FX/SFX: The whole sequence in the square.

Variants:

  • A shortened version appears at the beginning of The WotWots where the logo fades away and the background segues into the show's intro.
  • An in-credit version appears on Thunderbirds Are Go.

Music/Sounds: A squawk the pukeko makes, a small splash when it lands on the water, a treading sound when it walks through it, various rainforest sounds in the background and the pukeko squawking again when it stops on the hill. 

Availability: Rare. It was seen only on The WotWots while Thunderbirds Are Go uses an in-credit version. 

Scare Factor: Low. The pukeko's squawks would make some jump, specially if unfamiliar with the animal, but a majority would consider this to be gorgeous, citing its watercolor style and representation of New Zealand fauna. 

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