Paulus the woodgnome
Paulus is the keeper of a wood, supported by his friends Oehoeboeroe, Salomo and Gregorius. Their counterplayers are Eucalypta the witch, and her assistant Krakras.
The series started as a newspaper comic strip in Het Vrije Volk. Later stories were published as a radio drama and TV programmes, with puppets, and all voices by Dulieu himself. It was translated into many languages.
Paulus is the keeper of a wood, supported by his friends Oehoeboeroe (pronounced: Oohoobooroo) the owl, Salomo the raven and Gregorius the badger. Their counterplayers are Eucalypta the witch, and her assistant Krakras the soup chicken. In the stories there are visitors to the wood, including Joris the fish horse, giants, Paulus' uncle, and the acorn men.
In the first 12 years, nearly 3600 daily comic strips were created by Van Oort. During later years, films and radio drama followed. In the 1970s, a series of books has been published. From 2003 onward, De Meulder Publishers has published a new series of Paulus books, the so-called red books.
- The hay cage
- The log plan
- The sparrows job
- The heroic mole
- The outdoor schnaps
- The squat birds
- The boo trees
- The inventor
- The snow sniffer
- The fly chicken
- L'union fait la force
- The jumpsuit
- The trinity
- The bottle man
- The annual assembly
- The frog bride
- The rooster helmet
- In trouble
- Snails' talk
- The Breton beast
- The hats party
Further publications are forthcoming.
It was a children's TV programme on ITV from 1967-1968 in the United Kingdom. It was narrated by Arthur Lowe. The show was made in colour in the Netherlands under the title Paulus de boskabouter and dubbed into English for distribution to the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Jan van Oort made all the puppets for the series, the smallest of these puppets being a 3 cm (1") mouse. He also made all the scenery and dwellings.
The programme was directed by Fred Bosman, written by Jan van Oort and first released on the 1 October 1967. Despite only running for a year in the UK 40 episodes were made, each around 10 minutes long.
It was produced by NTS Netherlands.
- List of programmes (new catalogue) in the archives of Beeld & Geluid
- Biography at Lambiek's Comiclopedia
- Paulus, de lotgevallen van een boskabouter (Dutch), comprehensive website of M.L. Bergsma about Paulus
- Paulus Archives (Dutch), website
- De Meulder Publishers (Dutch)
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