Adventures of the Little Koala (Original Japanese Dub Of Anime Series; 1984-1985)
(Adventures of the Little Koala)
Adventures of the Little Koala (コアラボーイコッキィ Koala Boy Kokki) is a children's anime series from the mid-1980s directed by Takashi Tanazawa. It original aired in Japan from October 4, 1984 to March 28, 1985 on TV Tokyo, for a total of 52 episodes. Several well-known companies in Japanese animation were involved in the production of the series. Topcraft, a company that worked with Hayao Miyazaki early in his career (on Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) helped in animating the series. It was produced by Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, who is known for their work on many anime series and the mainstream American film Lost in Translation.
After airing in Japan, the anime was later picked up and dubbed in English and French by the Canadian company Cinar Films. It aired in United States from June 1, 1987 to April 2, 1993 on Nickelodeon, mostly in the Nick Jr. block. The series quickly became popular during its run, as dubbed re-runs aired for longer on Nickelodeon than the original series in Japan. This run also led to the series' only home-video release, a VHS tape titled, "The Adventures of the Little Koala and Friends: Laura and the Mystery Egg," which contains the English dubbed-episodes of four of the 52 episodes.
Due to its popularity in the United States, the original Japanese version audio has fallen into obscurity. While versions of the English dub have been found online for sale, the original Japanese episodes haven't resurfaced in any form online to this day.
- Wikipedia article that informs most of this page. Retrieved 24 Nov '16.
- Tohokushinsha Flims on Wikipedia. Retrieved 24 Nov '16.
- Fanmade site on the series. Retrieved 24 Nov '16.
- Amazon listing for this VHS tape. Retrieved 24 Nov '16.
- This Freewebs user is selling the episodes on DVD (this buyer and these DVDs are unverified, they're just here to show that the episodes likely exist somewhere.) Retrieved 24 Nov '16.