Tooby part 1
Diving into The Deep”
Tooby part 2
Tooby part 3
A Trip to the Moon”
Tooby part 4
In the Dark Forest”
Tooby part 5
The Junk Pile”
Tooby part 6
The multilingual animated short film "Tooby and the Jungle Jumble" (in Dutch: "Tooby en de Bosbende" in Papiamentu "Tooby i porkeria den Mondi" ) is currently the main project of Foundation Tooby. The movie inspires young children and makes them aware of the importance of the environment using the successful cartoon character "Tooby" and his friends. We have made the movie available for free to schools in Curaçao and strive to distribute it further in the near future so more kids can enjoy it.
"Tooby" the monkey
"Bono" the elephant
"Bono" the elephant
"Flingo" the flamingo
Dutch / Papiamentu
Dutch / Papiamentu
Everywhere on the Island of Curaçao I see garbage lying in the street, in yards and in the "kunuku" (bush). And on the beach wind blows plastic into the sea. This and predictions that by 2050 there will be as much plastic in the sea as there are fish worries me to no end. Mother Earth is not doing well. The consequences of global warming are becoming more and more clear to us. Our beautiful coral is dying and animals are endangered. I decided to do something about this. I want to be part of making our environment more beautiful and healthier, so our children and our grandchildren can enjoy it as well. This is my dream and also the reason I started the non-profit foundation "Stichting Tooby".
Willemijn Jussen was born and raised in Curaçao. After high school she left for The Netherlands and Belgium to continue her studies. While studying Animation Film in 1996 in Belgium, she created Tooby: a sweet monkey, living in the jungle. Tooby went through some design alterations and in 2008 the first children’s book was published in Dutch: "Apenstreken met Tooby (Jungle Joy with Tooby)". There are now six books in the Tooby-series and in 2017 the bilingual (Dutch and Papiamentu) film “Tooby and the Jungle Jumble” premiered in Curaçao. With this short film - distributed to all schools on Curaçao for free, including educational materials - the children will be made aware of the importance of a clean and healthy environment. And they learn what they themselves can do to help create it.
"Stichting Tooby" was founded in 2015 with the purpose to organize projects that teach young children values and principles, specifically when it comes to preserving the environment. We are a small foundation working with many volunteers, whom we recruit to match the expertise needed in a project. Our main goal is to instill a love of nature in young children. They are our future and in time they can impart this important message about preserving nature to everyone around them. We aim to instill environmental friendly behaviour through eduction.
Our aim is that young children learn how to play a part in preserving the environment by giving them practical ideas. The goal is for them to be able to improve their own living environment.
Tooby is a cute monkey, created by Willemijn Jussen. He is the mascotte of all projects organised by the foundation. Children can identify with Tooby, whom is not connected to any culture or religion. He loves bananas and lazing around, he is curious and funny and sometimes a bit naughty, but always honest. His friend Flingo the Flamingo likes to show him how things are done. Bono is his buddy: a sweet, clumsy, blue elephant. The three of them, together with many other jungle animals, enjoy many thrilling (and of course educational) adventures.
Initiator & Producer
Foundation The Netherlands
The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied (Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation Caribbean) is a foundation established in Willemstad, Curaçao on August 7th 1953. It subsidizes historical, literary and art activities in the broadest sense, as well as environmental projects and activities aimed at preserving local nature. More information: www.pbccaribbean.com
Maduro's Bank was the first commercial bank to establish in the Netherlands Antilles, opening its doors on January 2, 1917 in the capital city of Curaçao, Willemstad. In 1932 Maduro's Bank merged with Curiel's Bank and Maduro & Curiel's Bank was born. Now, with 31 branches on Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten and St. Eustatius, MCB is the largest commercial bank in the Dutch Caribbean.
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