Blake and Mortimer (TV series)

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Blake and Mortimer
Format Animated series
Created by Edgar Pierre Jacobs (characters)
Country of origin France
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 23 minutes (approx. per episode)
Broadcast
Original channel Various
Original run 1997 – 1998

Blake and Mortimer is an animated television series, based on the Blake and Mortimer comic book by Edgar Pierre Jacobs.

The series was directed by Stéphane Bernasconi, and produced by Ellipse (France), and shown in 1997.

The first nine stories were used in this series, as well as four brand new stories, devised by the creators: The Viking's Bequest, The Secret of Easter Island, The Alchemist's Will, and The Druid. New writers, mostly connected to the production company as writers, dialogists or translators, were asked to come up with original plotlines which used the characters of Jacobs' stories, respected the magical/scientific Universe, but rang interesting changes.

Episode list[edit]

26 episodes were made, with each story consisting of two parts, these stories being:

  • Mystery of the Great Pyramid
  • The Yellow Mark
  • Swordfish Versus Delta Red
  • The Atlantis Enigma
  • Heavy Weather
  • The Infernal Machine
  • The Ghost and the Necklace
  • Professor Sató's Three Formulae
  • The Francis Blake Affair
  • The Viking's Bequest
  • The Secret of Easter Island
  • The Alchemist's Will
  • The Druid

The Viking's Bequest[edit]

The Viking's Bequest (French: L'Heritage du Viking) was the first of four brand new stories in the animated television series. In this story, an Icelandic physicist has developed a geothermal energy process. She invites famed professionals to inspect her claims, including Blake, Mortimer and a disguised Olrik, who attempts to steal the new discovery. The British writer and (later) filmmaker Russell Craig Richardson wrote these episodes (as well as translating all 26 episodes for U.S. and Canadian release). Icelandic authenticity was aided by the collaboration of Thor Tulinius, the Reykjavik based actor, playwright and theatre director.

DVD releases[edit]

It was released on DVD in France (including English language options), and it was released in the UK in 2006 in a slim-lined box set.

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