Little Prince

Cute, animated, loose adaptation of Antoine de St. Exupéry’s The Little Prince.  Little boy lives on planet B-612 and
catches shooting stars with a net riding them to far off lands.  Made in 1978.  Premiered on Nick in 1983.  Ran for 52 episodes.
23 min. each.  

The Little Prince – Naïve, curious, alien who lives on his small planet with a rose.
Swifty – Crow.  Friend  

                               (Opening) The Little Prince, from outer space, can catch a
                                   shooting star and sail away. Perhaps one day, he'll come your way.
                               (Closing)   He comes from somewhere, a world way out there. And he
                                   hasn't been back since. (lalalalala) He finds friendly faces in such strange
                                   places, and that's the tale of the Little Prince.  

EPISODE GUIDE (incomplete):
                               The Wolf Pack, Visit to Another Planet, Higher than Eagles Fly, The Chimney Sweep
                               A Small Alien, The Last Voyage of the Rose, On the Wings of Love, Rob the Rainbow
                               Shipwrecked, Perfect Plane, Stargazer, A Light in the Storm, A Wishing Stone, Erase All Beauty
                               Play it again Sean, For the Love of Animals, The Dancing Bear  

Voices: Little Prince (Julie Dees)
        Swifty (Hal Smith)
Music composed and conducted by Dale Schacker
Editorial Supervisor - Franklin Cofod
Edited by Christopher Cooke
Special Effects - Fritz Miller Animation/Graphics
Recorded by Sound Services Inc.
Re-recorded by Mix Magic
Color by Getty Film Laboratories
Syndication services by The Video Tape Company
World Wide Distribution by Irving Klein
Distributed in the United States by Jason Syndication Inc.
Animated by Jambre Productions for Studio NAC
Jambre Productions


Cute, live-action/animated series about the animal inhabitants of Maple Town.  1987  

Fanny Fox  

                               Can’t wait to get to Maple Town, my favorite place to be.  Maple Town and me.
                               Living each day, we laugh and we play, my favorite place to be.  Maple Town and me.  

EPISODE GUIDE (incomplete):
                               A Baby Comes to Maple Town, When Children Must Be Grownups
                               Medicine from Maple Mountain, The Children's Forest Patrol
                               The Case of the Missing Candy, Teacher Please Don't Go, The House Made of Love
                               A Most Unlikely Heroine, The Prettiest Dress in Maple Town
                               The Children's Forest Patrol, The Stolen Necklace, The Pot that Wouldn't Hold Water
                               The Greatest Treasure of All

VP of production – J. Edward Bergh
Supervising director – Robert V. Barron
Live action producer and director – Mary Jo Blue
Music – Haim Saban and Shuki Levy
Music coordination – Andrew Dimitroff
Video editing – Larry Porsche

Maya the Bee

Cutesy adventures of Maya, a friendly little bee, and her insect friends.  Based on the stories by Waldemar Bonsels.
(“The Adventures of Maya the Bee”) Made in 1975, aired 1987-1990.  Ran for 65 episodes.  

Maya – An extremely happy bee.
Flip – Grasshopper buddy.
Willi – Maya’s bee friend  

                                Who’s a friendly, little bee playing oh-so happily.  Buzzing here and buzzing there
                                Busy buzzing everywhere.  Maya loves and Maya cares, Maya gives and Maya shares.
                                Maya likes to play around, but she’ll never let you down.
                                Maya…Maya the Bee.  Maya… Maya the Bee…
                                See her flying through the air, buzzing here and buzzing there.
                                Saying catch me if you dare, busy buzzing everywhere.
                                Maya…Maya the Bee.  Maya… Maya the Bee…  

EPISODE GUIDE (incomplete):
                                Parasite Fly, Show-Off Cockroach, Lonely Mole Cricket, Trouble Ant, Home Sweet Home  

Voices: Maya (Pauline Little)
         Willi (Richard Dumon)
         Flip (A.J. Henderson)
Supervising voice director – Tim Reid
Studio supervisor – Barbara Parker
Music supervisor – Andrew Dimitroff
Video editor – Michael Forbes
An Apollo Film
Zuiyo Eizo Coproduction

Mysterious Cities of Gold

Truly stellar, French/Japanese, animated serial.  Rich, funny, interesting, well-written, well-dubbed, and terrific music. 
Esteban, an orphan, joins a navigator named Mendoza (and his two mates Sancho and Pedro) on a journey to find
The cities of gold, and maybe his father.  Along the way, an Incan girl named Zia and a Hivan boy named Tao joins them.
The French episodes were followed by brief documentaries explaining the historical content of the episode. These English
episodes did not have documentaries. The series was slightly edited (for commercials) and dubbed for Nickelodeon.  1983
Ran for 39 episodes.  

Esteban – Orphan, able to command the sun.
Zia – Incan girl, also looking for father.
Tao – Smart, Hivan boy.
Mendoza – Navigator, hungry for gold.
Sancho – Fat, goofy stutterer.
Pedro – Skinny, monkey-like comic relief
Captain Gaspard
Commander Gomez  

                               “It is the 16th Century.  From all over Europe, great ships sail West to
                               conquer the New World, the Americas.  The men eager to seek their fortune,
                               to find new adventure in new lands.  They long to cross uncharted seas and
                               discover unknown countries; to find secret gold on a mountain trail high in
                               the Andes.  They dream of following the path of the setting sun that leads to
                               Eldorado, and the Mysterious Cities of Gold.”  

                               Children of the sun, see your time has just begun,
                               Searching for your ways through adventures every day.
                               Every day and night with the condor in flight,
                               With all your friends in toe as you search for the Cities of Gold.  

                               Ahhahhahhahhahhhhh.  Wishing for the Cities of Gold.
                               Ahhahhahhahhahhhhh.  Some day we will find the Cities of Gold  

                               Doodoodoodoodoodoo.  Ahhahhahhh. Doodoodoodoodoodoo.  Cities of Gold
                               Doodoodoodoodoodoo.  Cities of Gold
                               Ahhahhahhahhahhhhh.  Some day we will find the Cities of Gold  

                               (only in closing theme)
                               Children of the Sun, someday soon you’re gonna find
                               That your destiny holds the secret, holds the key.  

                               Ahhahhahhahhahhhhh.  Wishing for the Cities of Gold.
                               Ahhahhahhahhahhhhh.  Some day we will find the Cities of Gold  

EPISODE GUIDE (translated from French)
                               Esteban the Child of the Sun, The Crossing of the Atlantic, Of New Heroes
                               Adrift on the Endless Sea, The Abduction of Zia, The Ship Solaris, The Secret of Solaris
                               The New Continent, The End of the Solaris, The Temple’s Secret, Messengers of the Region
                               Secret of the Medallions, The Mystery of the Parents, Esteban's Medalion
                               The Subterranean Secret, The Urubus, The Great Condor, The First Flight of the Great Condor
                               The Nazca Plateau, The Spaniards' Cannon, The Amazons, The Mirror of the Moon
                               The Jade Mask, The Manuscript, The Lake of Gold, The Marshes, The Door of the Night
                               The Forest of Statues, The Burning Shield, The Escape, The Village of the New Sun
                               The Attack of the Olmecs, Reunions, The Revolt of the Mayas, The Olmec’s Machine
                               Ariel Duel, The City of Gold, The Great Legacy, The End of the City of Gold  

Scenario francais de (Jean Chalopin and Bernard Deyries)
D’apres une histoire originale de Scott O’Dell
Musique (Haim Saban and Shuki Levy)
Chansons and Musiques (Disques Saban Polydor)
Animation – Hisayuki Toriumi, Toshiyasu Okada, Mitsuki Nakamura
            Yoshiteru Kobayashi, Hisatoshi Motoki, Takemi Tanemoto
Montage – Tetsuo Matsumoto
Effets Sonores – Ryuchi Wakui, Masao Tanaka
Montage Musique – Claudio Ventura
Version francaise – S.T.A.R.T.
Directeurs de production – Max Saldinger, Kanae Mayuzumi, Atsumi Yajima
Assistes de Suzanner Remiot, Laurent Omont
Realisation – Bernard Deyries, Edouard David, Kenichi Murakami, Kenichi Maruyama
Producers executifs – DIC France, MK Japon
Une co-production – RTL Luxembourg, NHK Japon
Avec la participation de Antenne 2 France


Light, fun, yet annoyingly dubbed animated series.  Sandy Brown’s grandmother gets a package that was lost at sea for years.  It’s a stuffed koala bear.  She gives it to Sandy, she noozles its nose, it comes to life, and his name is Blinky.  Soon after, his sister (Pinky) pops up.  Turns out they are both from Koala-Wala Land, and have magical powers.  By the end of the series, Sandy finds her lost father in Koala-Wala Land.  Premiered in the Fall of 1988 on Nick Jr.  Ran for 65 episodes.  

Sandy Brown - Annoying red-haired girl.
Grandma Brown - Sandy's Lively grandmother
Mark – Sandy’s best friend
Franky and Spike – Two thugs
Blinky – Grey, gets hungry and tired easily.  His watch could stop time.
Pinky (Pink, perky koala bear.  Wants to get Blinky back home.  Can travel through space and time.)  

Voices: Pinky (Cheryl Chase)
Music by Saban and Levi
Music supervisor – Andrew Dimitroff
Original animation by Fuji Eight Co, Ltd.
Saban Productions

Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea

French serial about a women named Arkana, who was sent to save Arkadia from the sun’s failure.  She is joined by Spartakus (slave rebel), Bob, and Rebecca (brother and sister) One of two songs would be sung, sometimes for very little reason.  Bic and Bac would do a dance called the Flashbick, and the Pirates would sing about themselves.  1985.  Ran for 52 episodes.  

Arkana – Woman in white, has telekinesis, created by children of Arkadia.
Spartakus – Slave rebel with a cool wrist thingy
Rebecca – Matt’s younger, sometimes bratty sister.
Matt – Rebecca’s older brother.
Bic and Bac – Oldest living creatures in Arkadia.  Like to sing.  They’re inseparable.
Tehrig – The gang’s ship.
PIRATES (Nasty Max, Mighty Matt, Massmedia, and Sleazeappeal)  

THEME SONG (original English version):
                               “Ever since the time of the Great Cataclysm, the Arkadians have
                               lived deep in the center of the earth. They believed they were the
                               only survivors of this great devastation. Their civilization thrived
                               under the power of their sun, the Tehra... until it began to fail. In
                               desperation, the children of Arkadia broke the law and entered the
                               forbidden Archives searching for a solution. What they discovered
                               gave them hope. Anxiously, they used their special powers and created
                               a messenger to the people above. They named her Arkana.”  

                               Shine like a sun that lies beneath the sea.  Divine is the one we call Tehra.
                               Far from the world we knew so long ago.  Mine is the land Arkadia.
                               We pass on the stratas in our magic ship.  We're strong for our hearts now beat as one.
                               Matt and Rebecca believe Arkana.  Brave while the sun still burns.  

                               Go follow Spartakus to the sun beneath the sea.
                               We're so near to the universe, which has long disappeared.
                               Rainbows dawn on Arkadia shining sun beneath the sea.
THEME SONG (by Menudo):
                               Before you came, we only had a dream.
                               Hidden deeply, burning brightly like the sun beneath the sea.
                               You hold the key, unlock the past. 
                               You have the power to guide our path.
                               Step by step, we will be strong until the sun is seen by all.
                               Before you came, we only had a dream.
                               Hidden deeply, burning brightly like the sun beneath the sea.
                               Spartakus, Spartakus, Spartakus!  

                               Season 1:
                               The City of Arkadia, The Gladiators of Barkar, The Emperor Quin & the Eighth Kingdom
                               Rebecca: Pirate of the Sea, Tada and the Royal Insignia, The Pirate Convention
                               The Capture of Demosthenes, Arkana and the Beast, The Pirate Klub
                               Emergency Landing, Living Crystal, Out of Control, The Law of the Mogokhs
                               Between Two Worlds, The Drummer, The Defeat of Gog and Magog
                               Children... and Mice, The Dark Hole, Night of the Amazons, Star Healer
                               The Icy Web, The Court of Miracles, Dr. Test, The Prisoners of Lost Time
                               Interstratas War, The Secret of the Auracite
                               Season 2
                               Prophecy of the Auracite, The Land of the Chameleons, The Floating Casino
                               The Most Dangerous Game, The Tightrope, The Boy Pharaoh, The Twisted Rainbow
                               Cyrano, Prince Matt, The Land of the Great Spider, High-Risk Highrise
                               The Ransom of Peace, The Master of the Tongues, The Triangle of the Deep
                               Tehrig's Nightmare, The Token of the Manitou, Rainbow's End, Uncle Albert
                               Dodo, The Shadow of the Tehra, Holiday Fever, Mama Thot
                               The Temple of the Condor, Gateway to Dawn, The Path of Light
                               The Return of the Prisoners of the Lost Time

Story by Nina Wolmark
Directed by Michel Gauthier
Music by Vladimir Cosma
RMC Audio Visual Monte Carlo Prod.

World of David the Gnome, The

Wholesome, slightly drab, but entertaining series w/the voice of Tom Bosley.  1987-1988.  Based on the book
The Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet & Wil Huygen.  Ran for 52 episodes.  

David – Doctor, friendly guy. Doesn’t like trolls.
Trolls – Not doctors, unfriendly things. Doesn’t like anyone.
Swift – David’s trusty fox.

                               Look around you.  There are many things to see, that some would say could never be.
                               These things I know.  It’s true and I will tell you so.  They are there to see, if you believe.
                               Trolls and wizards and fairy kings, birds that talk and fish that sing.
                               And if your heart is true, then you will find them too.
                               In every wish and dream and happy home, you will find the kingdom of the Gnomes.

EPISODE GUIDE (incomplete):
                               Wedding That Almost Never Was, Ghost of the Black Lake, Witch Way Out, Good Medicine  

Voices: David (Tom Bosley)
Series adapted for TV by Claudio Biern Boyd
Adapted and directed by Ernest Reid
Executives in charge of production – Bob and Harvey Weinstein