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My Big Big Friend
My Big Big Friend.jpg
Genre Animated
Created by
  • Andrés Lieban
  • Claudia Koogan Breitman
Developed by Mary Mackay-Smith
Written by Meghan Read
Craig Martin
James Backshall
Andrew Sabiston
Jeff Sweeney
Clive Endersby
Deborah Jarvis
Claudia Koogan Breitman
Betty Quan
Jenn Engels
Deborah Jarvis
Steven Westren
Dennise Fordham
Todd Brian
Amy Benham
Amy Cole
Christin Simms
Morgan Barnes
Heather Jackson
Mary Mackay-Smith
Andrés Lieban
Allen Markuze
Amanda Smith-Kolic
Pay Chen
Hugh Duffy
Ben Joseph
Kate Minsky
Story by Mary Mackay-Smith
Directed by Andrés Lieban
Voices of See below
Theme music composer Meiro Stamm
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • Portuguese
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (104 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) André Breitman
Ira Levy
Peter Williamson
Producer(s) André Breitman
Stephanie Betts
Meghan Read
Running time 22 minutes
Original network Discovery Kids (Latin America and Brazil)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
First shown in Brazil
Original release Brazil: August 2010 (2010-08) – 2014
Canada: September 4, 2011 (2011-09-04) – December 15, 2014 (2014-12-15)

My Big Big Friend (pt: Meu Amigãozão) is a Canadian-Brazilian flash-animated children's television series created by Canadian and Brazilian Andrés Lieban and Claudian Koogan Breitman, co-produced by Brazilian studio 2D Lab and the Canadian company Breakthrough Animation.

It had its first showing on August 9, 2009 on Discovery Kids Latin America and on May 9, 2010 on TV Brazil. It also premiered in Canada on Treehouse TV on August 9, 2010. It was financed with the laws of federal tax incentives, the Procult (BNDES) and the Audiovisual Sector Fund – FSA.

The show centers around the friendships of three children, Yuri, Lili and Matt, each of whom has a "Big Big Friend" who is invisible to adults and other children but seen by all three friends.

This TV show is flash-animated with Toon Boom Harmony.



  • Yuri – Yuri is 5 years old. He is smart, independent and happy, and has a very fertile imagination. He is an only child, and as a result is sometimes lonely, and can be a little selfish.
  • Lili – Lili is almost 6 years old, very determined and loyal, and often speaks before she thinks. She is the oldest of four children, and often tries to help take care of her three baby brothers; this has given her a tendency towards bossiness, which her friends do not always like, especially when she tries to take control of their games.
  • Matt – Matt is 7 years old, loves to play sports, and is very energetic in everything he does. He is very curious, full of ideas and opinions, and very mischievous, which means he is often getting into trouble. He has an older sister named Nina who often teases him.

Big Friends

  • Golias – Golias, Yuri's Big Big Friend, is a large, round, blue elephant. Golias is affectionate, likes to act, dress up, try new things and play outdoors. He is also very timid, and gnashes his teeth in fear if the lights are out. He loves to give Yuri trunk rides, and is quite sad if he ever feels left out. In Spanish, he is called Goliat.
  • Nessa – Nessa is Lili's Big Big Friend. She is a pink giraffe who can make friends with anyone, and is optimistic and cheerful. Nessa also lets Lili ride on her neck. She is agreeable and mediates conflicts.
  • Bongo – Matt's Big Big Friend is named Bongo; he is a green Kangaroo. Like Matt, he is athletic, energetic and constantly jumping. He has a great sense of humor and an infectious, uncontrollable laugh. Bongo is afraid of being ignored and likes attention. Bongo is also very fearful. He has a pouch that Matt rides in despite the fact he is a male kangaroo (in real life, only female kangaroos have pouches). His pouch is apparently in more than one spot, since Bongo can be seen pulling things out or putting things into different pouches in various locations, such as, up by his neck, down at his sides (almost like pockets).



  • Yuri – Nissae Isen
  • Matt – Gage Munroe
  • Lili – Addison Holley
  • Golias – Scott McCord
  • Bongo – Rick Miller
  • Nessa – Tajja Isen


  • Yuri – Fernanda Ribeiro
  • Matt – Eduardo Drummond
  • Lili – Anna Rita Cerqueira
  • Golias – Márcio Simões
  • Bongo – Sérgio Stern
  • Nessa – Lina Mendes


Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09) (Brazil)
August 9, 2010 (2010-08-09) (Canada)
February 21, 2011 (2011-02-21)
2 26 2012 (2012) (Brazil)
March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03) (Canada)
December 15, 2014 (2014-12-15)

Season 1 (2009-2011)

  • Season 1 premiered in Canada on August 9, 2010 and in Brazil on September 9, 2009.
No. Title Directed by Written by Storyboard by Original air date Canadian air date (Treehouse TV) Prod.
Canadian viewers
1 "Brickle Pickle"
"All the Way Up"
Andres Lieban Mary Mackay-Smith
Story by : Mary Mackay-Smith
Teleplay by : Craig Martin
Rafael Schmidt
Andres Lieban
September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09) August 9, 2010 (2010-08-09) 101 N/A
After keeping a treat from his mother all to himself, Yuri goes on a pirate adventure and learns that it's more fun to share things with his friends.
Lili's friends help her overcome her fear of heights during a mountain climb to a castle in the sky.
2 "Hippo-licious"
"Clowning Around"
Andres Lieban Craig Martin
Story by : Mary Mackay-Smith
Teleplay by : Craig Martin
William Lages
Diego Stoliar
September 16, 2009 (2009-09-16) August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16) 102 N/A
Matt is dead set against trying spinach, but he's left with no choice when he gets caught in a rapidly growing spinach jungle.
Lili learns what forgiveness is all about after her friends put on a circus to make amends for accidentally ruining her face crayons.
3 "Air Buddies"
"The Sneakers"
Andres Lieban James Backshall
Meghan Read
Marcio de Castro
Raphael Bezerra
September 23, 2009 (2009-09-23) August 23, 2010 (2010-08-23) 103 N/A
Yuri wants to fly his new kite all by himself, but quickly realizes that sometimes you need the help of a few good friends - especially when you're trying to land a plane.
After accidentally chipping a vase, Lili and Nessa have to sneak through their household museum to put it back before her parents find out, but quickly realize that honesty is always the best policy.
4 "Skipping Stones"
"No Kid is an Island"
Andres Lieban Craig Martin
Jeff Sweeney
LightStar Studio
William Lages
September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30) August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30) 104 N/A
Watching his friends have a blast while losing at silly funhouse games, Matt realizes that you don't always have to be the best at something in order to have fun doing it.
Upset at the news of moving away, Lili strands herself on a desert island, where a whale teaches her how to make new friends and a vigorous rescue mission teaches her that her old friends will always be there for her.
5 "Show-and-Tell"
"Perfect Princess"
Andres Lieban Hugh Duffy
Craig Martin
Marcio de Castro
Raphael Bezerra
October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06) September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06) 105 N/A
Nervous to talk about his artwork in class, Yuri leaps right into his own painting to hide, and winds up working through his fears as he guides his friends through the world he created.
Lili gains a new appreciation for her glasses after she takes them off at her costume party and causes near disaster during her search for a prince.
6 "Count Glerm"
"Hair-Brained Idea"
Andres Lieban Steve Westren
Meghan Read
Diego Stoliar
William Lages
October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13) September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13) 106 N/A
Yuri is hesitant to learn French, but decides to give it a chance after a fantastical game of hide-and-seek in a place where you can only speak "glerm".
Nervous that a barber won't be able to cut his hair the way he likes it, Matt and Bongo decide to never get their hair cut again and instead become hairy cavemen.
7 "Over the Rainbow"
"Lili's Tea Party"
Andres Lieban Deborah Jarvis
Craig Martin
Diego Stoliar
LightStar Studio
October 20, 2009 (2009-10-20) September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) 107 N/A
Worried that he's in big trouble, Matt tries to hide a note from his teacher at the end of a rainbow, but his conscience catches up with him and Matt decides to come clean and face the music.
Lili ditches her tea-party-ruining brothers in favor of a grown-up party in her doll house, but as it turns out, a stuffy tea-party is no party at all.
8 "Tell Me a Story"
"Food's Up!"
Andres Lieban Deborah Jarvis
Jeff Sweeney
Marcio de Castro
Raphael Bezerra
October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27) September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27) 108 N/A
Yuri has trouble with a game that involves improvising a story, but he comes up with a terrific ending after he goes right inside of it, to the Kingdom of Yum.
Upset that her brothers take up all her mother's time, Lili decides to prove how easy it is to look after people by running her own ice cream shoppe, but winds up gaining a new appreciation for the demands of motherhood instead.
9 "A Chance of Tomatoes"
"Time Out!"
Andres Lieban James Backshall
Ben Joseph
William Lages
Robin Budd
November 4, 2009 (2009-11-04) October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) 109 N/A
Matt's given what he thinks is a small role in the classroom duties, but finds a way to make it a big one after the kids experience some strange weather during a camping trip.
After alienating her friends with too many rules, Lili invents an impossible game of desert croquet, which even she can't play.
10 "Missing Miss Puffy"
"Descent to the Downstairs"
Andres Lieban James Backshall
Craig Martin
Diego Stoliar
Marcio de Castro
November 11, 2009 (2009-11-11) October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) 110 N/A
Lili takes her friends on a skyward adventure to reclaim her lost poodle balloon, but along the way she learns that sometimes, even when you love something, you have to let it go.
Yuri must summon all of his courage (and his friends) to venture into his basement, eventually learning that there's literally nothing to be afraid of.
11 "Faeries of the Forest"
"Diggin' a Hole"
Andres Lieban Christin Simms
Meghan Read
Phil LaFrance
Raphael Bezerra
November 18, 2009 (2009-11-18) October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18) 111 N/A
Lili shies away from playing so she won't get her new dress dirty, but after spending a day as a forest fairy, she realizes there's nothing wrong with a little dirt.
Yuri digs himself a hole, literally, after he falls off a two-wheel bike on his first try and refuses to get back on, forcing him to try again until he climbs his way to freedom.
12 "Fort Messy"
"Beach Blast"
Andres Lieban Jenn Engels
Claudia Koogan Breitman
James Edward LeClaire
November 25, 2009 (2009-11-25) October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25) 112 N/A
After a harrowing adventure through Matt's messy bedroom to find his swim trunks, Matt begins to realize the benefits of tidying up.
Yuri overcomes his dislike of slimy sea creatures after a turtle and a lobster help to free Golias from a ship wreck on the ocean floor.
13 "Finders Keepers"
"Everyone's a Critic"
Andres Lieban Deborah Jarvis
Steve Westren
William Lages
Diego Stoliar
December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01) November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01) 113 N/A
Lili finds a pretty ring in the sandbox and declares 'finders keepers', but after a trip to a magic palace, Lili finds out what it's like to lose something precious and decides to return the ring to its rightful owner.
After Yuri gives Matt's painting some harsh criticism, he's subjected to a taste of his own medicine by a snarky fridge magnet with peculiar taste.
14 "Music Man"
"Dream On"
Andres Lieban Heather Jackson
Deborah Jarvis
Marcio de Castro
William Lages
December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08) November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08) 115 N/A
Matt learns how to play with others instead of over top of others during a larger-than-life music lesson at school.
Yuri is scared to have a nap after he has an awful dream about losing Golias, so his friends decide to return to the dream with him so they can all help Yuri find his big, big friend.
15 "King of the Monkeys"
"That's My Spot!"
Andres Lieban Todd Brian
James Backshall
December 15, 2009 (2009-12-15) November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15) 114 N/A
Yuri has trouble empathizing with Matt, who has his leg in a cast and his mood in a funk, but a game of monkeys teaches him what it means to be a supportive friend.
Lili has a hard time giving up her usual spot on the carpet and decides to create her own special spot in a beautiful aquarium that only she may sit in; but as it turns out, having only one spot isn't nearly as much fun as trying out new ones.
16 "It's My Party!"
"Doggy Duty"
Andres Lieban Meghan Read
Morgan Barnes
Diego Stoliar
December 22, 2009 (2009-12-22) November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22) 116 N/A
Yuri's upset when he doesn't get the birthday gift that he really wanted, but after working hard to prepare a jungle feast for King Golias, he realizes that a gift made with love is the best kind there is.
Matt adopts an imaginary puppy in attempt to prove that he can handle owning a dog, but after a long day of puppy mischief, Matt realizes that his parents may be right - he's not ready for a puppy yet.
17 "Derailed"
"Somethin' Special"
Andres Lieban Jenn Engels
Meghan Read
Marcio de Castro
December 29, 2009 (2009-12-29) November 29, 2010 (2010-11-29) 117 N/A
Lili finds out just how much she loves spending time with her brothers after she's forced to care for them during a train ride with her friends.
Yuri worries that he's no longer special when his grandmother pays attention to Matt and Lili during a visit, but with the help of a trunk-full of elephant puppets, Golias shows him that he couldn't be more wrong.
18 "The Sleepover"
"I Didn't Think of That"
Andres Lieban Craig Martin
Meghan Read
Raphael Bezerra
Diego Stoliar
January 6, 2010 (2010-01-06) December 6, 2010 (2010-12-06) 118 N/A
Yuri prepares for his first ever sleepover by practicing inside a snowy cabin, and has to learn how to adapt his usual routine.
Matt's tendency to act before he thinks gets him into a whole lot of trouble when he winds up trapped inside a giant gingerbread house.
19 "The New Farmer"
"Perfect Picnic"
Andres Lieban Meghan Read
Craig Martin
Raphael Bezerra
January 13, 2010 (2010-01-13) December 13, 2010 (2010-12-13) 119 N/A
Yuri learns the importance of giving someone new a chance, after he tries to fill-in for a sick farmer on a farm full of very stubborn animals.
Unhappy with their usual picnic, Lili decides to take the boys on a "perfect" picnic, except that it's missing one key element: fun.
20 "Lili Bee"
"Flower Power"
Andres Lieban Todd Brian
Craig Martin
TBA January 20, 2010 (2010-01-20) December 20, 2010 (2010-12-20) 120 N/A
After leading her friends on a blind (and ultimately futile) quest for a bee hive, Lili finally learns to admit when she doesn't know something.
Matt finds out what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes, when his own shoes get rooted to the ground and he spends the day with a couple of lovely flowers.
21 "No, My Game!"
"Manly Matt"
Andres Lieban Craig Martin Diego Stoliar
January 27, 2010 (2010-01-27) December 27, 2010 (2010-12-27) 121 N/A
Unable to agree on what game to play, the kids decide to split up and play by themselves, but soon realize that with just a little compromise they can all play together and have much more fun.
Matt decides that he wants to rush life and live a life with no-rules, just like action-hero Jungle Jake, but a few mishaps in the jungle show him that some rules exist for a reason.
22 "Stickers"
"Matt's Fun Park"
Andres Lieban James Backshall
Mary Mackay-Smith
TBA February 3, 2010 (2010-02-03) January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03) 122 N/A
Lili gets upset with Matt when he loses her sticker, but later apologizes after venturing into a giant sticker garden, where she accidentally loses a few precious things of Nessa's.
When their school hiking trip is canceled, Matt learns that fun can be had just about anywhere - even at the doors of a closed amusement park.
23 "Big and Small"
"Valentine's Day"
Andres Lieban Craig Martin Raphael Bezerra
February 10, 2010 (2010-02-10) January 10, 2011 (2011-01-10) 123 N/A
Tired of being small, Yuri visits the Land of Giants, where he's sure to find a giant that can make him big in a hurry; but along the way Yuri realizes that being small has its advantages, too.
Worried that his Valentine's Day cards aren't good enough, Matt decides to buy gifts for his family in a giant toy store instead; but a card from his best friend shows Matt that a gift made with love is the best kind there is.
24 "The Boat Ride"
"Hot and Cold"
Andres Lieban Dennise Fordham
Claudia Koogan Breitman
TBA February 17, 2010 (2010-02-17) February 7, 2011 (2011-02-07) 124 N/A
Matt decides that he'd rather go on a boat ride than go to his grandmother's house, but a friendly boat captain makes him realize how much he really loves spending time with his family.
Yuri's Mom invites Lili and Matt for lunch and gives them the task of choosing the dessert, but when the two can't agree on what to have, it's up to Yuri to come up with a delicious compromise.
25 "Super Lili"
"Holding It In"
Andres Lieban Meghan Read
Clive Endersby
Diego Stoliar
February 24, 2010 (2010-02-24) February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14) 125 N/A
Lili invents a game in which she always gets picked, but after seeing her friends' disappointment at not getting a turn, she realizes that even super heroes need to share the spotlight.
While doing his best not to cry after a fall, Yuri becomes a tear-filled giant and stops the flow of water in the waterpark, forcing his friends to quickly teach Yuri that it's okay to cry.
26 "You Can't Make Me!"
"The Toy Drive"
Andres Lieban Clive Endersby & Kate Minsky
Meghan Read
Raphael Bezerra
March 3, 2010 (2010-03-03) February 21, 2011 (2011-02-21) 126 N/A
In a battle of wills between Matt, who wants to play soccer, and Lili, who wants to practice their song, it will take a singing soccer ball to show them how valuable (and fun) it is to compromise.
After donating his rubber ducky to a toy drive, Yuri is instantly filled with regret and recruits his friends to help him win it back in a carnival game; only once Yuri is reunited with his toy, he decides to return it to the booth so someone else can have fun with it.

Season 2 (2012–2014)

No. Title Directed by Written by Storyboard by Original air date Canadian air date (Treehouse TV) Prod.
Canadian viewers
1 "Harold the Hamster"
"The Caterpillar Dance"
Andres Lieban TBA TBA 2012 (2012) March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03) 201 TBD
After caring for the class pet over the holidays, Yuri decides to keep him forever.
2 "Toybreaker"
Andres Lieban Clive Endersby
Craig Martin
TBA 2012 (2012) March 10, 2014 (2014-03-10) 202 TBD
Lili is quick to accuse Matt and Yuri of a misdeed.
Matt and Bongo are upset to be cooped up inside.
3 "Ready, Set... NO!"
"Orange and Purple"
Andres Lieban Craig Martin
Meghan Read
TBA 2012 (2012) March 17, 2014 (2014-03-17) 203 TBD
Yuri and Golias realize that fears are nothing to be ashamed of.
The kids get caught up in colors.
4 "Hooray for You!"
"No Way, Karate!"
Andres Lieban Meghan Read
Andrew Sabiston
TBA 2012 (2012) March 24, 2014 (2014-03-24) 204 TBD
The kids learn about accolades.
Lili learns that it's good to try new and different activities.
5 "Teacher Trouble"
"A Knightly Thing to Do"
Andres Lieban Betty Quan
Meghan Read
TBA 2012 (2012) March 31, 2014 (2014-03-31) 205 TBD
Lili gets bent out of shape when a substitute teacher doesn't do things exactly like Ms. Carol.
6 "One and Only"
"Sand and Flowers"
Andres Lieban James Backshall
Jeff Sweeney
TBA 2012 (2012) April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07) 206 TBD
Yuri is saddened to realize he's the only one in his class without siblings.
7 "Love Potion"
"The Pink Princess Nightgown"
Andres Lieban Amy Cole
Meghan Read
TBA 2012 (2012) April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14) 207 TBD
Matt worries his parents stopped loving his sister.
Lili won't try on a new nightgown.
8 "Let's Play Forever!"
"Can't Wait"
Andres Lieban James Backshall
Amy Benham
TBA 2012 (2012) April 21, 2014 (2014-04-21) 208 TBD
The gang declares they want to play forever.
Matt and Bongo are tired of being told to wait.
9 "Toughen Up, Nessa!"
"More Like Matt"
Andres Lieban Craig Martin
Jeff Sweeney
TBA 2013 (2013) April 28, 2014 (2014-04-28) 209 TBD
Matt and Yuri get upset when Lili swipes their crayons.
Matt's sister is sad over some bad news.
10 "The Amazing Matt"
"Don't Give Up!"
Andres Lieban Amy Benham
Andrew Sabiston
TBA 2013 (2013) August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) 210 TBD
Matt wishes he had superpowers to fix his sister's problem.
Lili is frustrated with ballet moves.
11 "Into the Dragon's Den"
"What About Me?"
Andres Lieban James Backshall
Dennise Fordham
TBA 2013 (2013) August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19) 211 TBD
Yuri decides he'd rather not visit the dentist.
12 "What's the Big Idea?"
"Ice Cream and Bananas"
Andres Lieban Betty Quan TBA 2013 (2013) August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20) 212 TBD
Lili recruits the boys to take part in a puppet show, but gets annoyed.
13 "Musical Chairs"
"Who Did It?"
Andres Lieban James Backshall
Allen Markuze
TBA 2013 (2013) August 21, 2014 (2014-08-21) 213A TBD
Matt gets out in a game of musical chairs and doesn't stay to watch the others play.
14 "Helpless"
"Taste Test"
Andres Lieban Amy Cole
Betty Quan
TBA 2013 (2013) August 22, 2014 (2014-08-22) 214A TBD
Matt doesn't get why Lili and Yuri don't appreciate his help when he takes their shots at golf.
15 "Getting Better"
Seriously Silly"
Andres Lieban Pay Chen
Amanda Smith
Marcio de Castro 2013 (2013) 2012 (2012) 215 TBD
16 "Leader Lili"
"The Incredible Shrinking Matt"
Andres Lieban Andrew Sabiston
Jeff Sweeney
TBA 2013 (2013) July 7, 2014 (2014-07-07) 216 TBD
17 "Cowboy Fair"
"Way Down the Hall"
Andres Lieban Andrew Sabiston TBA 2013 (2013) 2012 217 TBD
Yuri becomes very worried about his mother when she gets a nasty cold.
Yuri must learn that there is no way out without going down the scary hall.
18 "The Best Butterfly"
"The Missing Snack"
Andres Lieban TBA TBA 2013 (2013) 2012 218 TBD
19 "I Can Do That!"
"Where Are You?"
Andres Lieban Meghan Read
Amanda Smith-Kolic
TBA 2013 (2013) TBA 219 TBD
20 "The Penguin Dance"
"Best Friends Forever"
Andres Lieban TBA TBA 2014 (2014) TBA 220 TBD
21 "Wanting Better"
"Play or Stay"
Andres Lieban TBA TBA 2014 (2014) TBA 221 TBD
22 "Starfish and Pencil"
"I Can't Pick"
Andres Lieban TBA TBA 2014 (2014) TBA 222 TBD
23 "A Guess is a Guess"
"Start Again"
Andres Lieban TBA TBA 2014 (2014) TBA 223 TBD
24 "The Snowman"
"The Tree"
Andres Lieban Claudia Koogan Breitman
Andres Lieban
TBA 2014 (2014) TBA 224 TBD
25 "Loud, Scary Sounds"
"A Special Bubble"
Andres Lieban Andrew Sabiston TBA 2014 (2014) TBA 225 TBD
Matt gets a special bubble wand from his aunt and worries that if his friends play with it too, it won't be special anymore.
26 "Santa Lost His Sleigh" Andres Lieban Clive Endersby TBA December 15, 2014 (2014-12-15) December 15, 2014 (2014-12-15) 226 N/A
Santa has lost his sleigh. The heroes team up to help find Santa's missing sleigh and save Christmas.


  • s2e2 Ice Cream 11 December 2014
  • s2e8 Princess 12 December 2014
  • s2e5 Finding You 18 December 2014
  • s2e21 Golf Partners 30 May 2015
  • s2e24 That Way 27 December 2016
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