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)
Genre Adventure
Anime television series
Directed by Masaharu Endo
Produced by Shigehito Takahashi, Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Uncredited), Junzo Nakajima
Written by Hisao Okawa, Shigeki Chiba, Yoshiaki Yoshida
Music by Seiichiro Uno
Studio Zuiyo Eizo
Network Fuji Television
English network Canada TVO
Original run 7 January 197330 December 1973
Episodes 52
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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") 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 Germany (on Bayerischer Rundfunk), Spain (TVE), Romania (TVR 1), Portugal (RTP), Venezuela (VTV), Canada (TVOntario), and Hong Kong. The release of the series into Canada was done through Ziv International in 1978.


The series consists of the adventures of Rocky, a woodchuck, and his mate Polly in the Green Forest. They make a lot of friends among their neighbors, 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.


  • Rocky Chuck (a woodchuck)
  • Polly Chuck
  • Peter Rabbit (a rabbit)
  • Sammy Blue Jay
  • Josie Otter
  • Jimmy (a skunk)
  • Bobby Raccoon (a raccoon. He wears yellow pants and suspenders in the anime.)
  • Bob Quail
  • Chatterer the Squirrel (a squirrel)
  • Buster Bear (a black bear)
  • Reddy Fox (a fox)
  • Rocky-papa
  • Rocky-mama
  • Johnny Chuck
  • Grandpa Frog (a frog)
  • Paddy Beaver (a beaver)


  1. Spring comes
  2. Forest calls
  3. Rocky and Polly
  4. Mysterious Traces
  5. The Fish-thief
  6. The Forrest-monster
  7. Scharfzahn's Revenge
  8. The Dam
  9. The Bold Four
  10. Bird-children
  11. Sammy's Revenge
  12. Where Is Polly?
  13. The Foxhunting
  14. Pete in Danger of Life
  15. The Old Toad
  16. Help in Affliction
  17. The Watercastle
  18. The Duckhunting
  19. Duck's Well that Ends Well
  20. Alert in the Henhouse
  21. A Weird Bird
  22. Baffle-games
  23. The Bear Is Out
  24. The Trappers
  25. A Coup with Consequences
  26. Rabbit-hunting
  27. The Black Bird
  28. Family Condor
  29. Fright in the Night
  30. Cojote and Porcupine
  31. A Frog for Eating
  32. The Water-thief
  33. Bobby in Search of a Domicile
  34. The World-tour
  35. Entrapped
  36. Danny, the Field-mouse
  37. The Lonely Baby
  38. Fox and Rabbit
  39. Rogue
  40. Rocky Travels the World
  41. Egg-thieves
  42. The Trap
  43. Wool-tail
  44. A Good Human
  45. The Insidiousness
  46. Revenge Is Sweet
  47. The Cave of the Bears
  48. The Winter Sleep
  49. Danger in the Snow
  50. Caught
  51. Traces in the Snow
  52. The Winter Comes


  • Opening Theme: Midori no Hidamari by Micchī (Mitsuko Horie) and Chatterers
  • Ending Theme: Rocky to Polly (Rocky and Polly) by Micchī and Chatterers

In popular culture[edit]

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


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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