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Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52
Running time13min
Original networkRAI
Original release1964 (1964) –
1975 (1975)

Grisù il draghetto is an animated Italian television series whose title character is Grisù, a dragon.

The character was created by the Italian brothers Nino and Toni Pagot (best known as the creators of Calimero).[1][2] It first appeared in a 1964 black-and-white animated series of commercial shorts for the Mentafredda Caremoli candies, part of the television program Carosello.[1] A television series consisting of 52 episodes with the adventures of Grisù aired for the first time in 1972.[2][3] The character also named a series of book for children.

The protagonist of the series is a young dragon named Grisù that, despite being the youngest of a large breed of dragons, the Draconis, dreams of becoming a firefighter.[3]

On November 18, 2020, it was announced that a CGI revival of the series is currently in the works.[4]

International broadcast[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

In Italy, the entire 52-episode main show was released in a 13-volume DVD series.

In Germany, ARD Home Video released Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4 on October 7, 2003.


  1. ^ a b Marco Giusti (2004). Il grande libro di Carosello. Frassinelli, 2004. ISBN 8876847855.
  2. ^ a b Giorgio Vasta (27 January 2011). Die Glasfresser. DVA, 2011. ISBN 978-3641053208.
  3. ^ a b Daniel Valentin Simion (2009). Il Dizionario dei Cartoni Animati. Anton, 2009. ISBN 9788890390227.
  4. ^ "ZDF, Toon2Tango fly with new series".