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
Original run 7 January 197330 December 1973
Episodes 52

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 Germany (on Bayerischer Rundfunk), Spain (TVE), Romania (TVR 1), Portugal (RTP), Venezuela (VTV), 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.


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

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.


  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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