Gaspard and Lisa

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Gaspard and Lisa
Gaspard and Lisa characters
Gaspard and Lisa book cover.png
Front of one of the books
First appearance Gaspard on Vacation
Created by Anne Gutman
Georg Hallensleben
Information
Occupation Students
Relatives Charles (Gaspard's older brother)
Mamie Matilde (Gaspard's grandmother)
Victoria (Lisa's older sister)
Lila (Lisa's baby sister)
Unnamed parents
Nationality French

Gaspard et Lisa, more commonly known as Gaspard and Lisa, are two fictional characters appearing in a series of children's books created by wife and husband Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben.

The books center on two friends: Gaspard (black with a blue scarf) and Lisa (white with a red scarf) who go on various adventures. Gaspard, Lisa and their family members are drawn as animals, but live among humans in Paris, with the titular characters attending an ordinary school alongside human characters. Officially, Gaspard and Lisa are "neither dogs nor rabbits" but their exact species is not clear.[1]

Book series[edit]

Gutman and Hallensleben published the first "Gaspard et Lisa" book in French in 1999. The characters became hugely popular in Japan following the introduction of Japanese translations of the books in 2001.[2]

Below is a list of the books in the series. The books have also been translated into fifteen languages.[2][3]

Title Publication date
Gaspard on Vacation March 13, 2001
Lisa's Airplane Trip March 13, 2001
Gaspard in Hospital September 11, 2001
Gaspard and Lisa at the Museum September 28, 2001
Gaspard at the Seashore April 9, 2002
Lisa in New York April 9, 2002
Gaspard and Lisa's Rainy Day March 11, 2003
Lisa in the Jungle September 9, 2003
Gaspard and Lisa: Friends Forever September 9, 2003
Gaspard and Lisa's Ready-for-School Words June 22, 2004
Lisa's Baby Sister September 11, 2012
Gaspard and Lisa's Christmas Surprise September 11, 2012

Merchandising[edit]

Plushes of Gaspard and Lisa were produced by Sun Arrow. The toys were approved by the characters' creators.

Sony acquired the merchandising rights to the franchise in 2012.[4]

TV adaptation[edit]

Production company Chorion produced animated cartoons based on the books. The TV series debuted in 2010.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "作品情報:リサとガスパール オフィシャルサイト". www.lisagas.jp. Retrieved 2017-04-11. いぬでもうさぎでもない 
  2. ^ a b "'Gaspard et Lisa' celebrate 10 years of success in Japan | The Japan Times". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  3. ^ Chris Arrant (February 17, 2011). "Disney Junior picks up two new series: 'Octonauts' and 'Gaspard and Lisa'". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Sony buys Gaspard & Lisa". C21media. Retrieved 2017-04-11.