Marsupilami is a yellow, spotted, long-tail Marsupial and the main character who appeared in Marsupilami and Raw Toonage, respectively. He lives in the jungle with Maurice. The character was originally created in Belgium by André Franquin, the TV character is greatly different from Franquin's original version.
Marsupilami first appeared in the pages of French comic Spirou et Fantasio (Spirou and Fantasio). In the comic, Spirou's friend Fantasio must compete in a series of tasks against his evil cousin Zantafio. The final task involved capturing the elusive creature which ends up being more difficult than they thought. The following stories involve the duo having to deal with the Marsupilami's chaotic characteristics and trying to return it home to Palombia.