There’s a new crime-fighting Samurai cat in town and together with his band of misfits, he plans to save the residents of Pure Heart Valley from any and all evil.

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart follows the heroic and often haphazard efforts of Sheriff Mao Mao, cyborg slacker Badgerclops and the adorable sidekick Adorabat as they fight monstrous villains and everything in between. This brand-new show comes to Cartoon Network (301) on Monday 27 January and falls under DStv’s School of Laughter, a platform created to entertain kids of all ages.

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Mao Mao

“With great power, comes great responsibility” is one of the most iconic lines from a superhero film and Mao Mao knows all about great responsibility. Coming from a long line of superhero family members, this new sheriff has his work cut out for him. Often making the silliest mistakes and blowing the smallest of problems out of proportion, Mao Mao is short-tempered but comes with a good heart. Out to prove he’s a one-of-a-kind legend, Mao Mao comes to the rescue of Pure Heart Valley in epic style.


Everyone’s best friend and Mao Mao’s confidant, Badgerclops has loads of sense and a penchant for staying behind a desk. This cyborg is just as experienced as the sheriff himself but he’s more comfortable at telling jokes or fixing gadgets and prefers to take things easy.


Not only is Adorabat the youngest out of the trio, this sidekick is the Sheriff Department’s very own mascot and Mao Mao’s number one fan. While Adorabat may be young and innocent, Mao Mao instantly becomes her hero, leaving her wanting an exciting life and to explore the dangerous side of the job.

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart starts on Monday 27 January on Cartoon Network (301) at 16:20

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