Bolek and Lolek

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For the 1936 live-action comedy film, see Bolek i Lolek (film).
Benny and Lenny
Genre Buddy comedy
Slapstick
Created by Władysław Nehrebecki
Written by Władysław Nehrebecki
Theme music composer Waldemar Kazanecki
Country of origin Poland
No. of episodes 150
2 movies
Production
Producer(s) Studio Filmów Rysunkowych in Bielsko-Biała
Running time 8 to 9 minutes approx.
Broadcast
Original channel Telewizja Polska
Audio format Mono
Original run 1963  – 1986
Lolek and Bolek
Bolek
Lolek

Bolek and Lolek are two Polish cartoon characters from the children's TV animated comedy series by the same title (Bolek i Lolek in Polish). They are based on Władysław Nehrebecki's, and were partially created by German-born Alfred Ledwig before being developed by Władysław Nehrebecki and Leszek Lorek. The series is about two young friends and their fun and sometimes silly adventures which often involve spending a lot of time outdoors. They first appeared in an animated film in 1963.

The names of the two characters are diminutives of Bolesław and Karol. In English, the cartoon was distributed as Jym & Jam and Benny and Lenny. Some episodes were seen as part of Nickelodeon's Pinwheel. In 1973 the creators of the film placed on the request from the female viewing audience a girl character by the name of Tola. The first time she appeared in occurred in the episode entitled "Tola". In total, Tola appeared in 30 episodes.

In a similar to The Pink Panther theatrical cartoons, most episodes do not have dialogues. Exceptions are feature-length films and the series from the 1980s, where the main characters' voices were done by: Bolek – Ewa Złotowska, Ilona Kuśmierska; Lolek – Danuta Mancewicz, Danuta Przesmycka.

During the period of the Peoples Republic of Poland (PRL), Bolek and Lolek were reproduced in a large quantity of toys: action figures, movies, postcards, online arcades, puzzles, etc., which can be seen in the Museum of Dobranocki (bed-time stories) of the PRL. They are also currently made in computer programs, coloring books, general picture books and games.

Of all the Polish animated cartoons Bolek and Lolek ranks as number one all-time favorite. The series was popular in many countries, and was one of the few animated movies allowed to be broadcast by Iranian television just after the revolution of 1979.

In 2011 a monument of Bolek and Lolek was erected in Bielsko-Biała.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Bolek (voiced by Ewa Złotowska and Ilona Kuśmierska) - Lolek's older brother.
  • Lolek (voiced by Danuta Mancewicz and Danuta Przesmycka) - Bolek's younger brother.
  • Tola - A cute little girl who lived deep in the forest. Tola has orange hair with pigtails. She wears a white shirt, a sleeveless blue dress, white socks and black shoes. In her first appearance in the episode "Tola", Tola is leaving the forest and moved to Bolek and Lolek's house and met them for the first time. She is Bolek and Lolek's love interest and the supporting character in the series.

TV series[edit]

Bolek i Lolek[edit]

Bolek and Lolek - 13 Episodes, 1963–1964.

  • 01. Kusza – The Crossbow
  • 02. Yeti – The Yeti
  • 03. Dzielni Kowboje – The Brave Cowboys
  • 04. Skrzyżowane Szpady – Crossed Swords
  • 05. Pogromca Zwierząt – The Animal Tamer
  • 06. Corrida – The Bull Fight
  • 07. Indiańskie Trofeum – The Indian Trophy
  • 08. Kosmonauci – The Cosmonauts
  • 09. Król Puszczy – King of the Forest
  • 10. Robinson – Robinson
  • 11. Poławiacze Skarbów – The Treasure Seekers
  • 12. Sportowcy – The Athletes
  • 13. Dwaj Rycerze – The Two Knights

Bolek i Lolek na wakacjach[edit]

Benny and Lenny on Vacation - 13 episodes, 1965–1966.

  • 01. Lunapark – The Luna Park
  • 02. Grzybobranie – Mushroom Picking
  • 03. Strzelba i Wędka – The Gun and the Fishing Rod
  • 04. Fałszywy Dziadek – False Grandfather
  • 05. Zabawa w Rycerza – Playing Knight
  • 06. Na Biwaku – Camping
  • 07. Pierwszy Dzień Wakacji – First Day of the Summer Vacation
  • 08. Kłusownik – The Poacher
  • 09. Żyrafa – The Giraffe
  • 10. Przygoda w Pustyni – Adventure in the Desert
  • 11. Skarb – Treasure
  • 12. Autostopowicze – The Hitch-Hikers
  • 13. Morska Przygoda – The Sea Adventure

Bolek i Lolek wyruszają w świat[edit]

Benny and Lenny travel the world - 18 episodes, 1968–1970.

  • 01. W Stepach Australii – The Tarsus of Australia
  • 02. Na Tropach Bengalskiego Tygrysa – On the Trail of the Bengal Tiger
  • 03. Na Wyspach Polinezji – On the Islands of Polynesia
  • 04. Złote Miasto Inków – The Golden City of the Incas
  • 05. Wyścig Do Bieguna – The Race to the Pole
  • 06. W Puszczach Kanady – In the Forests of Canada
  • 07. Polowanie Na Goryla – Hunting the Gorilla
  • 08. Na Stokach Kilimandżaro – On the Slopes of the Kilimanjaro
  • 09. Olimpiada w Mexico – The Olympic Games in Mexico
  • 10. W Krainie 1001 Nocy – In the Land of the 1001 Nights
  • 11. W Piaskach Gobi – In the Sands of the Gobi
  • 12. Gran Premio Argentyny – The Grand Prize of Argentina
  • 13. Na Dzikim Zachodzie – In the Wild West
  • 14. Grobowiec Faraona – The Tomb of the Pharaoh
  • 15. Łowcy Bizonów – The Buffalo Hunters
  • 16. Nad Orinoko – On the Orinoco
  • 17. Na Tropach Yeti – On the Yeti's Trail
  • 18. Przemytnik – The Smuggler

Bajki Bolka i Lolka[edit]

The Tales of Bolek and Lolek - 13 episodes, 1970–1971.

  • 01. Złota Rybka – The Golden Fish
  • 02. Czerwony Kapturek – The Little Red Riding Hood
  • 03. Czarodziejskie Lustro – The Magic Mirror
  • 04. Tomcio Paluch – Tom Thumb
  • 05. Pantofelek Kopciuszka – Cinderella's Slipper
  • 06. Latający Kufer – The Flying Trunk
  • 07. Brzydkie Kaczątko – The Ugly Duckling
  • 08. Lampa Aladyna – Aladdin's Lamp
  • 09. Uwięziona Królewna – The Imprisoned Princess
  • 10. Smok – The Dragon
  • 11. Baba Jaga – The Witch
  • 12. Królowa Śniegu – The Snow Queen
  • 13. Zaklęty Zamek – The Enchanted Castle

Przygody Bolka i Lolka[edit]

The Adventures of Bolek and Lolek - 63 episodes, 1972–1980.

  • 01. Chory Ząb – A Sick Tooth
  • 02. Deszczowe Wakacje – A Rainy Holiday
  • 03. Psiaczek – The Puppy
  • 04. Tola – Tola
  • 05. Biwak – Camp
  • 06. Wycieczka w Góry – A Trip to the Mountains
  • 07. Nad Jeziorem – On the Lake
  • 08. Kruk – The Raven
  • 09. W Puszczy – In the Wilderness
  • 10. Wycieczka Samochodem – A Trip By Car
  • 11. Sierpniowa Wędrówka – An August Journey
  • 12. Zimowe Igraszki – Winter Fun
  • 13. Zdobywcy Przestworzy – The Conquerors of Space
  • 14. Małpka – The Monkey
  • 15. Zimowe Zawody – Winter Games
  • 16. Śniadanie Na Biwaku – Camping Breakfast
  • 17. Imieniny Toli – Tola's Birthday
  • 18. Pali Się – Fire
  • 19. Tajemnica Toli – Tola's Secret
  • 20. Zielone Ścieżki – Green Paths
  • 21. Kanarek – The Canary
  • 22. Podwodna Wycieczka – An Underwater Tour
  • 23. Bieg Na Przełaj – The Race Across the Country
  • 24. Wakacje Na Wsi – Vacation in the Countryside
  • 25. Tresowany Piesek – The Trained Dog
  • 26. Przygoda Na Dwóch Kółkach – Adventure on Two Wheels
  • 27. Na Żaglówce – On the Sailing Boat
  • 28. Zgubiony Ślad – The Lost Footprint
  • 29. Źrebak – The Colt
  • 30. Wielki Mecz – The Great Match
  • 31. Bocian – The Stork
  • 32. Przyjaciele Bobrów – Beavers' Friends
  • 33. Wycieczka Kajakiem – The Canoe Trip
  • 34. Tajemniczy Plan – Mysterious Plan
  • 35. Fotoreporter – Photoreporter
  • 36. Zawody Latawców – The Kite Race
  • 37. Wagary Playing Hooky
  • 38. Sarenka – The Deer
  • 39. Harcerska Warta – A Scout's Watch
  • 40. Muzykanci – The Musicians
  • 41. Wakacje Nad Morzem – The Seaside Vacation
  • 42. Mali Ogrodnicy – The Little Gardeners
  • 43. Zmylony Trop – The Misleading Track
  • 44. Kowboj i Indianie – Cowboy and Indians
  • 45. Zabawa w Chowanego – Hide and Seek
  • 46. Wakacyjne Szlaki – The Holiday Trails
  • 47. Wędrowny Cyrk – The Traveling Circus
  • 48. Wiosenne Porządki – Spring Cleaning
  • 49. Pocztowy Gołąb – The Homing Pigeon
  • 50. Lotnia – The Hang-Glider
  • 51. Morska Wyprawa – The Sea Expedition
  • 52. Prima Aprilis – April Fool's Day
  • 53. Wiosenna Burza – The Spring Storm
  • 54. Byczek – The Bull
  • 55. Cygański Wóz – The Gypsie Wagon
  • 56. Imieniny Mamy – Mom's Namesday
  • 57. Czarna Bandera – The Black Flag
  • 58. Poduszkowiec – The Hovercraft
  • 59. Wycieczka z Robotem – Trip with a Robot
  • 60. Lolek Lunatyk – Lolek the Sleepwalker
  • 61. Lotnicza Przygoda – A Flying Adventure
  • 62. Zaginął Piesek – The Lost Dog
  • 63. Chrzest Na Równiku – Baptism on the Equator

Bolek i Lolek na Dzikim Zachodzie[edit]

Benny and Lenny in the Wild West - 7 episodes, 1971–1972.

  • 01. Obrońcy Prawa – Defenders of the Law
  • 02. Postrach Teksasu – The Texas Terror
  • 03. Pościg – In Hot Pursuit
  • 04. Porwany Ekspress – The Hijacked Express Train
  • 05. Koniokrad – The Horse Thief
  • 06. Indiański Bożek – The Indian Idol
  • 07. Tropiciele – The Trackers

Zabawy Bolka i Lolka[edit]

Fun with Bolek and Lolek - 7 episodes, 1975–1976.

  • 01. Gokarty – Go-Carts
  • 02. Niezwykłe Odkrycie – The Incredible Discovery
  • 03. Maszeruje Wojsko – The Army Marches On
  • 04. Mali Filmowcy – The Little Filmmakers
  • 05. Niefortunne Niańki – The Unfortunate Babysitters
  • 06. Opiekunowie Zwierząt – The Animal Caregivers
  • 07. Czarna Dama – The Black Lady

Wielka podróż Bolka i Lolka[edit]

Bolek and Lolek's Great Journey - 15 episodes, 1978.

  • 01. Testament Fileasa Foga – The Last Will of Fileas Fog
  • 02. W Londynie – In London
  • 03. Pechowy Statek – The Jinxed Ship
  • 04. Wioska 40 Rozbójników – The Village of Forty Bandits
  • 05. Małpi Król – The Monkey King
  • 06. Syn Wodza Mbu-Bu – The Son of the Chief Mbu-Bu
  • 07. Podróż Na Słoniu – Journey on an Elephant
  • 08. Tajemnicza Świątynia – The Mysterious Temple
  • 09. W Służbie Buddy – In the Service of the Buddha
  • 10. Ptak Śmierci – The Bird of Death
  • 11. W Głębinach Oceanu – In the Depths of the Ocean
  • 12. Rajska Wyspa – Paradise Island
  • 13. Dziki Zachód – The Wild West
  • 14. Powrót – The Return
  • 15. Wyspa Bolka i Lolka – The Bolek and Lolek Island

Bolek i Lolek wśród górników[edit]

Benny and Lenny Among the Miners - 7 episodes, 1980.

  • 01. Wuj Karlik – Uncle Carl
  • 02. Zielona Hałda – The Green Heap
  • 03. Skarbnik – The Treasurer
  • 04. Barbórka – The Baborka Celebration
  • 05. Pasowanie Na Górnika – Fit For Mining
  • 06. W Starej Kopalni – In the Old Mine
  • 07. Czarne Złoto – Black Gold

Olimpiada Bolka i Lolka[edit]

Olympics with Bolek and Lolek - 13 episodes, 1983–1984.

  • 01. Tor Przeszkód – The Obstacle Course
  • 02. Żółty Czepek – The Yellow Bonnet
  • 03. Zawody Łucznicze – Archery Games
  • 04. Judo – Judo
  • 05. Gol – Goal!
  • 06. Żeglarstwo – Sailing
  • 07. Slalom – The Slalom
  • 08. Skok w Dal – The Long Jump
  • 09. Pojedynek – The Duel
  • 10. Kolarstwo – Cycling
  • 11. Siatkówka – Volleyball
  • 12. Igrzyska – The Olympic Games
  • 13. Nim Zapłonie Znicz – Before the Torch Is Lit

Bolek i Lolek w Europie[edit]

Benny and Lenny in Europe - 5 episodes, 1983–1986.

  • 01. Duch Zamku Lorda MacIntosha – The Ghost of the Lord MacIntosh's Castle
  • 02. W Królestwie Posejdona – In Poseidon's Kingdom
  • 03. W Hiszpanii – In Spain
  • 04. Pod Kraterem – Under the Crater
  • 05. Wyścig Renów – The Reindeer Race

Films[edit]

Feature films[edit]

  • Wielka podróż Bolka i Lolka – Bolek and Lolek's Great Travel (adapted into the 15-episode series of the same name) – 1977
  • Kawaler Orderu Uśmiechu – The Knight of the Order of Smile (the sequel to Great Travel) – 1979
  • Bolek i Lolek na Dzikim Zachodzie – Bolek and Lolek in the Wild West – 1986

Episodes edited into films[edit]

  • Sposób na wakacje Bolka i Lolka – How Bolek and Lolek do vacations – 1986
  • Bajki Bolka i Lolka – Tales of Bolek and Lolek – 1986

Educational films[edit]

  • Szerokiej drogi – Godspeed – 1976
  • Gdy zapłonie choinka – When the Christmas tree lights up – 1977
  • Wystarczy iskierka – Just a Spark – 1977
  • Zabawa z zapałkami – Playing With Matches – 1977
  • Feralny dzień – Unfortunate Day – 1978
  • Jutro będzie lepiej – Tomorrow Will Be Better – 1978
  • Na strażackim poligonie – The Fireman Training Grounds – 1978
  • Z ogniem nie ma żartów – Fire Is No Laughing Matter– 1978
  • Na drodze – On the Road – 1980


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