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De Fabeltjeskrant 

In this long-running Dutch animation series, Mr. Owl reads from the Fabeltjeskrant (Dutch for "Fables newspaper") it's named after the links between the scenes which show various animals (... See full summary »
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Frans van Dusschoten Frans van Dusschoten ...  Chico Lama (1968-1989) / ... unknown episodes
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In this long-running Dutch animation series, Mr. Owl reads from the Fabeltjeskrant (Dutch for "Fables newspaper") it's named after the links between the scenes which show various animals (each has a first name and the species name) who live in a wood in partially stereotypical, partially human-like interaction. Major characters include Mrs. Stork, the self-proclaimed posh de facto-mayor, her sycophantic messenger Zoef the Hare, the brothers Beaver who construct about everything and the ever-scheming Lowieke the Fox; their are many minor ones. Written by KGF Vissers

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Netherlands

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29 September 1968 (Netherlands) See more »

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Daily Fable See more »

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Chanowski Produkties See more »
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(1640 episodes)

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On 3 September 2005 this was chosen as the best Dutch TV series for kids in the 20th century. This was announced on the show TV Toppers. See more »

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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.16 (2018) See more »

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enormously charming television series for young children
8 March 2018 | by myriamlenysSee all my reviews

There can't be many Dutchmen or Flemings of a certain age who didn't grow up while watching at least part of the series. Words like "iconic" are thrown around too easily, but still : this is an iconic, era-defining series. Cute, funny and sweet, it glued children to the screen. Even today there are many middle-aged adults who can recite whole lines, recap whole episodes or sing / hum / whistle the theme music.

Much of its success was owed to the striking design of the various animal puppets. This design may look dated or old-fashioned to some eyes, but I happen to think it holds up rather well. And consider : it's hip to be square... Some of the series' expressions and catchfrases have entered Dutch language, such as the famous "oogjes dicht en snaveltjes toe" ("now close your little eyes and your little beaks"). As another reviewer already remarked, quite a lot of loving parents have used this sentence while making a young tot comfortable in his cot. Unsurprisingly, the series gave birth to numerous parodies and spoofs, even of a political nature.

Take it away, Mister Owl !


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