Fables of the Green Forest

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Fables of the Green Forest
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Fables of the Green Forest poster
山ねずみ ロッキーチャック
(Rocky Chuck the Mountain Rat)
GenreAdventure
Anime television series
Directed byMasaharu Endō
Produced byShigehito Takahashi
Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Uncredited)
Junzō Nakajima
Written byYūji Tanno
Music bySeiichirō Uno
StudioZuiyo Eizo
Original networkFuji Television
English network
Original run 7 January 1973 30 December 1973
Episodes52
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Fables of the Green Forest (山ねずみロッキーチャック, Yama Nezumi Rokkī Chakku, lit. "Rocky Chuck, the Mountain Rat", also known as Rocky Chuck the Woodchuck, Chuck the Beaver and Johnny Chuck)[1] is an anime television series based on a series of books published in the 1910s and 1920s by Thornton W. Burgess which ran on the Japanese network Fuji Television from 7 January 1973 to 30 December 1973. It consists of 52 episodes and was created by the animation studio Zuiyo Eizo (the predecessor to Nippon Animation).

The series has been aired in many countries outside Japan, such as Italy (on TMC), Germany (Bayerischer Rundfunk), Spain (TVE), Romania (TVR 1), Portugal (RTP), Venezuela (VTV), the United Kingdom (ITV), Canada (TVOntario, dubbed in both English and French), and Hong Kong. The release of the series into Canada was done through ZIV International in 1978.

Synopsis[edit]

The series consists of the adventures of Johnny (or: Rocky), a woodchuck, and his mate Polly in the Green Forest. They make a lot of friends among their neighbours, and everyone works together to avoid the attacks of the different predators that put them in danger, such as man, the weasel, and the fox.

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Air Date
1"Spring Comes to the Green Forest"TBA
2"Johnny Grows Up"TBA
3"Johnny Builds His Home"TBA
4"Huge Tracks in the Forest"TBA
5"Buster Bear Comes to the Green Forest"TBA
6"The Monster of Poplar Hill"TBA
7"Mischievous Chatterer"TBA
8"Paddy Beaver Comes to the Forest"TBA
9"The Troublesome Four"TBA
10"Bob the Quail"TBA
11"Sammy's Revenge"TBA
12"Johnny's Secret Door"TBA
Reddy discovers Johnny secret exit, forcing him to build another one. His mate Polly gets lost until Johnny finds her.
13"A Gun in the Forest"TBA
14"Peter the Rabbit of Thorn Estate"TBA
15"Old Mr. Toad"TBA
16"Bobby Raccoon is Captured"TBA
17"Paddy Builds a Dream House"TBA
18"Poor Mrs. Quack"TBA
19"The Search for Mr. Quack"TBA
20"Granny Fox and Reddy"TBA
21"Sammy Gets Mocked"TBA
22"The Big Commotion in the Forest"TBA
23"Buster the Hero"TBA
24"Traps in the Forest"TBA
25"Peter Plays a Prank"TBA
26"The Straw Hat Monster"TBA
27"Mr. Condor Comes to the Forest"TBA
28"The Secret of Mr. Condor"TBA
29"Reddy Fox Keeps Home"TBA
30"Coyote is the Smartest"TBA
31"Longlegs the Heron"TBA
32"The Importance of Paddy's Dam"TBA
33"Bobby & Blackie Crow"TBA
34"Grandfather Frog Leaves the Forest"TBA
35"Granny Fox and the Coyote"TBA
36"Who's a Coward"TBA
37"Lost in the Green Forest"TBA
38"Reddy Fox and the Sheep"TBA
39"The Big Boast"TBA
40"Johnny's Adventure"TBA
41"Uncle Billy Regrets"TBA
42"Captive Chatterer"TBA
43"Peter Changes His Name"TBA
44"Tom and Bob the Quail"TBA
45"The Incident at Moonlight Party"TBA
46"Sammy Learns a Lesson"TBA
47"A Gift Buster Left Behind"TBA
48"Peter the Imitator"TBA
49"Danny in the Snow"TBA
50"Peter and the Peach Tree"TBA
51"Whose Footprint is the Other One"TBA
52"Johnny's Hibernation"TBA

Music[edit]

  • Opening Theme (Japanese version): Midori no Hidamari by Micchī (Mitsuko Horie) and Chatterers

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2014 anime Shirobako, protagonist Aoi Miyamori states that her favorite anime is "Andes Hedgehog Mountain Chucky", which features a predominantly animal cast and is inspired by Fables of the Green Forest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. Stone Bridge Press, 2006. ISBN 1845765001.

Jonathan Winters will provide all the off-camera voices for "Fables of the Green Forest," a new children's animated cartoon series. Simpson's Leader-Times, Friday, May 23, 1975, page 11

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