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Aurora Borealis and Company is a 2018 Canadian animated series created by Malucia Jimski. It was produced by Resistance Riviera Pictures and RKO Radio Pictures, who also did the distribution. It was animated by Wang Film Productions and Hanho,





Plot

The series is about the teenage music sensations Aurora Borealis (Aurora Pekkanen, Marja-Liisa Lahti, Johanna Mustonen and Helena Laukkanen) from Finland and their friends (like Tiina Busters and Cassie MacScott). They have a rival group from Russia called the Soviet Villains (Younghee Byeol, Anna Dimitry, Olga Yanovich and Nadia Ivanov) who want to prove themselves better than Aurora and make the whole of Europe communist. See also List of Aurora Borealis and Company characters


International broadcast

Country Network
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United Kingdom

BBC Two

Cartoon Network

Boomerang

The Gingerverse Channel

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Canada


YTV 

Cartoon Network

Teletoon

Nickelodeon

Disney XD

The Gingerverse Channel

Jetix

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Australia

SBS
SBS Viceland 

Cartoon Network

The Gingervere Channel

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New Zealand

Three

Cartoon Network

Nickelodeon

The Gingerverse Channel

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Ireland

RTÉ2

Cartoon Network

Disney Channel

The Gingerverse Channel

Jetix

TG4 (Irish)

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Mexico

Canal 5*
Cartoon Network 

Nickelodeon

The Gingerverse Channel

(Undubbed songs)

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Germany

Das Erste
Cartoon Network 

Boomerang

Disney Channel

Nickelodeon

The Gingerverse Channel

Jetix

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France

TF1

Nickelodeon

Cartoon Network

Boomerang

The Gingerverse Channel

(Undubbed songs)

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Spain

La 2

Jetix

Boomerang

(Undubbed songs)

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Italy

Rai 3
Rai 4

Jetix

Boomerang

Cartoon Network 

The Gingerverse Channel

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Netherlands

NPO 3

Boomerang

Cartoon Network

The Gingerverse Channel

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Portugal

RTP2

The Gingerverse Channel

Cartoon Network

(Undubbed songs)

Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Nordic

Boomerang
Cartoon Network

Kids WB

Funtopia! (Finland)

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Iceland

RÚV 

Cartoon Network

Jetix

Hungary
Romania
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Moldova
C&E Europe

Cartoon Network 

The Gingerverse Channel

Disney XD

Kids WB

Boomerang

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Greece

ERT3 

Boomerang

Cartoon Network

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Belgium

Eén (Dutch)
La Deux (French)
Cartoon Network

Le Gingerverse Channel en Belgique

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Luxembourg

RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg (Luxemburgish)
RTL Television (German)
Cartoon Network

The Gingerverse Channel

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Russia

Channel One

Cartoon Network

Boomerang

Funtopia! Russkiye

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India
Cartoon Network (English)
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Philippines

TV5
Cartoon Network 

Funtopia!

Pinoy Cartoons Channel

Kids WB

(English and Tagalog)

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Taiwan

Cartoon Network
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Japan

TV Asahi

TV Tokyo

Cartoon Network

The Gingerverse Channel

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Brazil

Cartoon Network

Boomerang

BrazToons

(Undubbed songs)

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South Africa

Cartoon Network

The Gingerverse Channel

The show has also been broadcast in the following countries:

  • The Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia)
  • Albania
  • Aland Islands, Svalbard, Faroe Islands (in Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish)
  • Austria (in German)
  • Bulgaria
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Monaco (in French)
  • Malta
  • Switzerland (in French and German)
  • Liechtenstein (in German)
  • Croatia
  • Andorra
  • Georgia
  • San Marino
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Haiti
  • Vietnam
  • The Middle East
  • Various other African countries


Music

Aurora Borealis is a series about two bands, thus there are songs in every episode. Sometimes the songs are repeated in later episodes.

Spin-offs

Aurora Borealis in Another Dimension is a spin-off that features Aurora Borealis, their friends and the Soviets in another dimension, Aurora Borealis coming from the planet Suomis 2. Trouble in Europe is a series where Aurora Borealis and company need to save various European countries from dangerous situations, and sometimes just solving basic everday problems. Trip to Britain is a popular movie series focusing on Aurora's visit to London, England.

Reception

The show gained generally positive reviews from critics but has gotten some controversy surrounding the fact that the Soviets want to send people to gulag and practically worship Stalin and Lenin and are pretty mean to Finnish people. The song "Torture of the Irish" was changed to what translates as "Soviet Monster" in the Irish Gaelic dub.

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