Trapp Family Story

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Trapp Family Story
Sonrisas y lagrimas.JPG
Screenshot of the opening logo of the TV series
トラップ一家物語
(Torappu Ikka Monogatari)
GenreDrama
Anime television series
Directed byKōzō Kusuba
Produced byYoshihisa Tachikawa (Fuji TV) (Eps 1-25)
Minoru Wada (Fuji TV) (Eps 26-40)
Takaji Matsudo
Written byAyo Shiroya
Music byShin Kawabe
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkFuji TV
Original run January 13, 1991 December 28, 1991
Episodes40
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Trapp Family Story (トラップ一家物語, Torappu Ikka Monogatari) is a Japanese animated series by Nippon Animation. It is a part of the World Masterpiece Theatre franchise, which adapted classic works of literature into animated tv shows.

It was based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, which has also inspired the world-famous musical The Sound of Music.

While many things were changed from the original story, unlike other adaptations such as The Sound of Music, the children's names are all correct in this version.

Characters[edit]

  • Maria Kutschala Von Trapp - 18 Years Old
  • Georg von Trapp - 38 Years Old
  • Rupert von Trapp - 14 Years Old
  • Hedwig von Trapp - 13 Years Old
  • Werner von Trapp - 10 Years Old
  • Maria Von Trapp - 8 Years Old
  • Johanna von Trapp - 6 Years old.
  • Martina von Trapp - 5 years old.
  • Agathe von Trapp - 3 years old.
  • Johannes von Trapp - Born in the series finale.
  • Hans: The von Trapp family butler. He is eventually revealed to support Germany near the end of the series.
  • Baroness Matilda: Head of the von Trapp household servants, she is a aristocrat who came to assist Baron von *Trapp care for his children and run his household after the death of his wife.
  • Mimi: A young maid who works for the Trapp family until she goes to get married to her boyfriend.
  • Rosy: Head cook of the household.
  • Clarine: Baroness Matilda's maid who accompanies her during Matilda's time at the von Trapp household.
  • Franz: The Trapp family gardener.
  • Dr. Vortman: A Jewish doctor who helps the von Trapp family multiple times during the series, he is taken away by the Germans.
  • Nonnberg Abbey Nuns
  • Mother Abbess
  • Rafaela
  • Dolores: Mistress of Novices
  • Sister Lucia
  • Sister Laura
  • Hannah
  • Elizabeth
  • Lady Yvonne Belvedere:
  • Kurt Schuschnigg:
  • Franz Wasner:
  • Lotte Lehmann:
  • Marian Anderson:

Episodes[edit]

  1. My Aspiration to be a Catholic Nun
  2. My Future as a Sister
  3. The Captain and his 7 Children
  4. The 26th Governess
  5. Maria is the Cause of Drama
  6. The Missing children and the Hunger Rebellion
  7. I can not trust Adults
  8. Courtesy is Important!?
  9. Baron Trapp's Fiance?
  10. Sewing Machine and Violin
  11. Playing in the Mud is Supreme
  12. Chocolate Cake: Maria Style
  13. Don Quixote's First Love
  14. The Music Box's Secret
  15. Martina and the Bear, Nikola
  16. The House without Fraulein Maria
  17. The Wounded Fawn
  18. Lady Yvonne's Gifts
  19. Each Person's Life
  20. Baron von Trapp's Decision
  21. Can You Live Alone?
  22. Letters to the Angel
  23. Christmas Carol
  24. In The Snow Of The Alps
  25. The Orange and the Flower Seeds
  26. Naughty Agathe
  27. Person Who Becomes Wife and Mother
  28. Marriage?
  29. A Bride in July
  30. A True Family
  31. The Trapp Family Singers
  32. Singing in the Wind
  33. The German Invasion
  34. The New Greetings
  35. Hans' secret
  36. Pride and Belief

Music[edit]

Opening themes[edit]

The opening theme differed depending on the broadcasting. The series first used "Doremi no Uta (Doremi Song)" as the intro theme during earlier broadcasting, however, the DVD and video version of the series uses "Hohoemi no Mahou (Smile Magic)" as the new opening song.

  1. "Doremi Song [ドレミのうた] (Do-Re-Mi no Uta)" by Eri Itō and Children's Choir of the Forest (early broadcasting version) - This was a Japanese adaptation of the song Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music.
  1. "Smile Magic [ほほえみの魔法](Hohoemi no Mahou)" by Eri Itō (video, DVD, and later rebroadcasting version)

Ending themes[edit]

  1. "With Outstretched Hands'' [両手を広げて](Ryoute wo hirogete)" by Eri Itō

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