A Licas e o Zé (partially found Portuguese animated TV series; 1957-early 1960s)

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The show's title card.

Status: Partially Found

A Licas e o Zé was the first Portuguese animated series, airing on RTP (currently RTP1) during its infancy in the 1950s. The show premiered in 1957, and it is unknown for how long it was on TV.[1]

The show was animated and written by Gustavo Fortuna and directed by Artur Ramos.[2]


The show followed the adventures of the main characters, Licas and Zé, their dog, and their two cats. Other secondary characters in the show appear, such as a the school teacher and students, Licas and Zé's parents and a Black kid who has an offensive depiction of African people.


Similar to the BBC, preservation was not in the mind of RTP, at least until the 1980s. As of 2024, only 3 muted episodes [3] and the show's intro, muted do to the original music being lost to time, has been made available to the public.


A Licas e o Zé intro.[4]