Lan Mao is also the shortened name for the animation series 3000 Whys of Blue Cat. For more information about the animation series, please go to 3000 Whys of Blue Cat.''
In addition to the show that is about Lan Mao and his adventures, there is a large number of products that feature this character. His friends include a turquoise mouse Taoqi, a light pink mouse Gali, a fat mouse Feizai, a red fox Feifei, a hen Ji Dashen, and a goat with red hair Yang Boshi.
Adventures include going into deep sea and accompanying dinosaurs. The shows are mainly based on science or science fiction. It has been popular in China, one reason might be the fact that many of the Chinese youth have been sending questions to the studio, and the studio answers them with one of Lan Mao's adventures.
Lan Mao is sometimes impulsive, and in the end gets nothing but trouble.
The cast of Blue Cat in Mandarin varies episode to episode. Here are some of the most popular ones.
Ge Ping is the primary cast for the character Blue Cat. His voice and songs (e.g. The Happy Blue Cat are the most popular.
Pan Long is the second cast of the character Blue Cat. His voice is not liked by some teenagers, but his songs in the cartoon (e.g. Return to Our Home are quite popular.
Yu Tao is the third cast of the character Blue Cat. His voice is not as disliked as the voice of Pan Long. His songs are also popular.
Song Xiaoyu is the fourth cast of the character Blue Cat. His voice is reproved by almost all of the viewers.
The show's quality is widely criticized, even to the point of being called "Rotten Cat" by its critics . However, it should be noted that it signifies a breakthrough of the Chinese animation industry, and thus is viewed by some more positively than what its quality may suggest.