Peter René Körner
|Country of origin||West Germany|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||October 12, 1986 –|
April 2, 1990
Janoschs Traumstunde is a West German animated children's television series that originally ran from 1986 to 1990. It is based on the works of German artist and children's book author Janosch. The series was directed by Jürgen Egenolf, Uwe-Peter Jeske, and Wolfgang Urchs.
Almost every episode contains two self-contained stories; in some cases, episodes featured three to four shorter stories. The stories are framed by a series of sequences featuring the "Big, Fat, Fabulous Bear," who introduced the stories in each episode.
Broadcast and home media release
In Germany, the first season aired from October 12, 1986 to January 4, 1987, and the second season between January 7 and April 2, 1990. Both seasons aired on ARD. Re-runs later aired on KiKa from April 8, 2007 until April 5, 2008.
In the United States, the series (dubbed in English and released under the title Janosch) was distributed on VHS by Celebrity Home Entertainment's "Just for Kids" imprint, and was briefly aired on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block as Janosch's Dream World (a direct translation of the original German title) from 1993 to 1994.