A Dog of Flanders (TV)

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Alternative title:
El perro de Flandes (Spanish)
Flanders no Inu (Japanese)
Il fedele Patrashe (Italian)
Niklaas, ein Junge aus Flandern (German)
فادي بائع الحليب (Arabic)
フランダースの犬 (Japanese)
龍龍與忠狗 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: Nello Tarth is a poor but happy orphan who lives with his grandfather Jehan in a little village nearby Antwerp. Nello has a talent for drawing pictures and has been fascinated by it since he saw one of Rubens (a famous artist) pictures as a little boy. Helping Jehan with the daily milk delivery to Antwerp, Nello one day discovers Patrash, a working dog who has been mistreated and abandoned by his former owner. He treats the exhausted animal and after a little while a close and dependable friendship develops. Alois Cojez, the daughter of the richest and hence most influential man in Blacken Village, is Nellos best friend. When Nello decides to become an artist he has to experience firsthand the ignorance and cruelty of the villagers. Especially Alois father thinks of him as a slacker who cannot earn his living by drawing pictures. Nontheless Nello perseveres and never gives up to achieve his dream and to win their appreciation and respect while strenuously struggling with his poverty.
User Ratings: 34 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (sub:2, ?:1, raw:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:1, dub:1, others:3
2 Spanish edited dub
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 9 votes (sub:3, dub:2, raw:2, ?:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Good: 6 votes (sub:4, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
 Decent: 3 votes (sub:2, others:1
1 Arabic dubbed
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (others:1
1 Indonesian dubbed
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 110 users, rank: #4326 (of 8229)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 6.853 (Good), std. dev.: 3.0306, rank: #3690 (of 8317)
Weighted mean: 7.121 (Good), rank: #2572 (of 8317) (seen all: 7.39 / seen some: 5.87 / won't finish: 8.01)
Bayesian estimate: 7.220 (Good+), rank: #2036 (of 6254)
Number of episodes: 52
Episode titles: We have 52
1975-01-05 to 1975-12-28
1984-04-04 to 1984-12-26 (Germany)
1984-06-18 to 1984-09-26 (Italy)
Release dates: We have 18
Opening Theme:
"Il fedele Patrashe" by I Cuccioli [Italian version]
"Yoake no Michi" (よあけのみち) by Kumiko Oosugi
Ending Theme:
"Doko ma de mo Arukou ne" (どこまでもあるこうね) by Kumiko Oosugi
Links: We have 8
Based on the 1872 novel "A Dog of Flanders" by Marie Louisa de la Ramee
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshio Kuroda
Akira Matsushima
Michio Satō (9 episodes
eps 27-28, 33-34, 42-44, 47-48

Ryūzō Nakanishi (eps 24, 51-52)
Shunichi Yukimuro (9 episodes
eps 25-26, 35-36, 38-40, 49-50

Takayuki Kase (10 episodes
eps 7-9, 12-13, 17-20, 23

Toyohiro Andō (6 episodes
eps 31-32, 37, 41, 45-46

Tsunehisa Itō (eps 10-11)
Yoshiaki Yoshida (10 episodes
eps 1-6, 14-16, 21

Yukiko Takayama (eps 29-30)
Hajime Shibata (eps 2, 42)
Hideo Nishimaki (ep 32)
Isao Takahata (ep 15)
Kazuyoshi Yokota (eps 18, 37)
Masahiro Sasaki (ep 18)
Minoru Onotani 
Minoru Yokitani (eps 6, 8, 11)
Seiji Okuda (39 episodes
eps 5, 7, 9-10, 12-14, 16-17, 19-31, 33-35, 38-41, 43-52

Shûji Yamazaki (eps 3-4)
Wataru Mizusawa (ep 36)
Yoshio Kuroda (ep 1)
Original creator: Ouida
Character Design: Yasuji Mori
Art Director: Kazue Itô
Animation Director:
Shunichi Sakai (eps 1-4)
Toshiyasu Okada (18 episodes
eps 12, 18-34 even, 35, 40-52 even

Yasuji Mori
Yukiyoshi Hane (30 episodes
eps 5-11, 13-17, 19-33 odd, 36-39, 41-51 odd

Sound Director: Yasuo Uragami
Director of Photography: Keishichi Kuroki
Executive producer: Kōichi Motohashi
Assistant Director:
Kazuyoshi Yokota
Masahiro Sasaki
Color design: Hisayo Furusato
Layout: Shunichi Sakai
Negative Editing: Hidetoshi Kadono
Production Desk: Akira Negoro
Production manager: Nobuaki Tanaka
Theme Song Performance: Kumiko Ohsugi (OP + ED)
Michie Kita as Nello
Reiko Katsura as Alois

Tamio Ohki as Cozets

Haru Endō as Nurrett
Hiroo Oikawa as Jehan
Ichirō Nagai as Noel
Iemasa Kayumi as Hendrick Ray
Kuriko Komamura as George
Masako Sugaya as Paul
Masashi Amenomori as Michel
Reiko Takefuji as Narrator
Sumiko Shirakawa as Andre
Taeko Nakanishi as Elina
Yasuo Muramatsu as Hans
Japanese companies
Distributor: Bandai Visual
Film Developing: Toyo Laboratory (now Imagica)
In-Between Animation: Oh! Production
Paint: Studio Robin
Photography: Trans Arts Co.
Production Cooperation: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Sound Effects: Ishida Sound Production
English staff
English companies
Licensed by: Studio100
English cast
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Consuelo Vives as Nello Daas (Spain dub; TVE)
Luisita Soler as Aroa (Spain dub; TVE)
Pepa Castro as Nicolás Téllez (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Sara Vivas as Marta Esteban (Spain dub; Telecinco)

Luis Posada Mendoza as Johan Daas (Spain dub; TVE)
Pedro Sempson as Pedro Téllez (Spain dub; Telecinco)

Amparo Climent as
Isabel (Spain dub; Telecinco; ep 4)
Marta Esteban (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Narrator (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Antonio Cobos as
Gabriel (Spain dub; Telecinco; 5 episodes
eps 4, 28, 42, 47-48

Mariano (Spain dub; Telecinco; ep 52)
Beatriz Acaso as Andrés (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Carmen Cervantes as Marina (Spain dub; Telecinco; ep 6)
Chelo Vivares as
Marina (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Pablo (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Damián Velasco as Crockery Seller (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Eduardo Jover as
Gabriel (Spain dub; Telecinco; eps 14, 41, 45)
Lucas (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Mariano (Spain dub; Telecinco; ep 3)
Elvira Jofre as Mrs. Nullette (Spain dub; TVE)
Fernando Mateo as Miguel (Spain dub; Telecinco; eps 2-34)
Isabel Fernandez Avanthay as
Isabel (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Jorge (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Jesús Rodríguez as Eduardo Esteban (Spain dub; Telecinco)
José María Martín as
Mariano (Spain dub; Telecinco; ep 50)
Miguel (Spain dub; Telecinco; eps 41-52)
Luis Marín as Tomás (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Maria Luisa Sola as Narrator (Spain dub; TVE)
Pepa Castro as Narrator (Spain dub; Telecinco; substitution)
Pepe Mediavilla as Crockery Seller (Spain dub; TVE)
Spanish companies
Antena 3 (Spain)
Canal Sur (Spain)
City TV (Barcelona)
Kitz (Spain)
Telecinco (Spain - from 1991)
TVE (Spain)
DVD Distribution: Planeta Junior (Spain)
Internet Streaming:
ATRESplayer (Spain)
YouTube (Spain; Telecinco dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Theme Song Composition: Vince Tempera
Theme Song Lyrics: Luigi Albertelli
Theme Song Performance: I Cuccioli
Gino Pagnani as Nonno
Rossella Acerbo as Nello

Silvio Spaccesi as Bonan
Italian companies
RaiUno (from 18 June 1984)
TMC (from June 1984)
Dubbing: MOPS Film
German cast
German staff
Christian Bey as Niklaas

Alana Horrigan as Aneka
Bernd Stephan as Paul
Manou Lubowski as Georg
Walter Reichelt as Jehan

Heidi Treutler as Freundliche Dame
Kurt Zips as Noel
Manfred Lichtenfeld as Herr Hanse
Marianne Wischmann as Erzählerin
Marion Hartmann as Anekas Mutter
Michael Cramer as Mynheer Peter
Monika John as Tante Noulette
Niels Clausnitzer as Doktor Bergland
Wolfgang Hess as Eisenhändler
German companies
Sat.1 (from 4 April 1984)
Arabic staff
Arabic cast
Translation: Sulafa Oqaili

Assistant Director: Majd Zaza
General Supervision: Mazen Rafqa
Supervision: Abeer Shabo
Theme Song: Haytham Hamawi
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: ART Teenz
Dubbing: Al-Sham Studios (Syria)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Roxanne Manato as Alois
Steven Bontogon as Nello

Christian Alvear as Paul and Andre

Charvie Abeletes as Elina Cogez (Alois' Mother)
Don Sanmaniego as George
Ed Belo as Lolo Daas (Lolo Jehan)
Jimmy Manato as Michael
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: QTV Channel 11
Dubbing: ALTA Productions
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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