Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Calimero

Calimero is an Italian cartoon character created by husband-and-wife team Nino and Toni Pagot. Initially created for commercials in Italian television, the character was eventually adapted into a series of short films in the country.

The story typically involves Calimero, a black chick wearing an eggshell on his head, annoying an adult (whether his father, teacher, or a criminal that he happens to come across), getting them in trouble due to his naive behavior, and getting yelled by them to stay away, prompting Calimero to cry "It's an injustice!" The following videos are Croatian dubs





 However that's not all there is to Calimero. In 1975 a Japanese company called K&S bought the rights to produce an anime based on the character. They contracted animation production to Toei Animation Co. and produced 45 episodes, which was broadcast on NET network (now known as TV Asahi). Here is the opening and closing theme songs for the Japanese version:
カリメロ OP ED by anitokuoped

3 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Not to mention a sequel anime from the 90's as well!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xegswBKYe4

rodineisilveira said...

Charlie Brubaker,

These two versions from Calimero (the original version from 1971 [with the animation done in Great Britain by Halas & Batchelor] and the anime version from 1975) were broadcasted here in Brazil by Globo TV in 1980.

rodineisilveira said...

In 1980, when the Calimero anime version (from 1974) was aired here in Brazil by Globo TV network, its overture and closing brought a funny theme song, recorded in Spanish (when the series was shown in Spain), which it got taped on my mind.
This theme song is located on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_NHcXzey_Y.
Enjoy!