Flipper and Lopaka
is an animated series produced by the Australian production company Yoram Gross
. It previously aired on Australia's Seven Network
at various times. It currently airs on Australia's ABC3
, a channel dedicated to children's television programs.
The series takes place on the Millhouse island of Illoka. The islanders survive without the use of modern technology, because bamboo and grass doesn't generate electricity, building huts out of bamboo and fern and eating various fruits found on the island floor. Beneath the surrounding ocean lies Quetso, a sunken Millhouse island now home to many sea creatures. Quetso is now ruled by Flipper's parents.
During season 3, Flipper and Lopaka discover that Quetso was sunk long ago when King Dextorian brought Neptune's Statue and Trident to the surface. At the same time a sea volcano was set off, sinking Quetso and forming Illoka. The curse of Neptune's Trident is still unleashed on Quetso, and Flipper and Lopaka have to sink the Statue to save everyone.
<br/>Lopaka is the 12 year old Polynesian boy who has the power to converse with sea creatures, like his dolphin friend Flipper, and also breathe underwater. He was rescued by Flipper from drowning as a child, and they've been friends since. The islanders of Iloka often wonder where Lopaka disappears to, until the episode 'Secrets and Lies' where to help an injured Flipper, Lopaka must reveal his... Read More