Calimero (partially found English dub of anime episodes/shorts; 1970-2014)


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Calimero (English dub)
The titular character.
The titular character.
Status Partially Found

Calimero (カリメロ Karimero?) is an Italian/Japanese cartoon about a charming, but hapless anthropomorphized chicken; the only black one in a family of yellow chickens. He wears half of his egg shell on his head. Calimero originally appeared on the Italian television show Carosello on July 14, 1962, and soon became a popular icon in Italy.

Calimero has had multiple adaptations in Italy, France, and Japan, but none of these were ever licensed to be aired in the US. English dubs do exist of some shorts and episodes, but many are lost. Some of these are known to have aired in the UK (primarily Scotland) and Australia.

English dubbed shorts

Some of the Italian shorts from the early '70s (beginning in 1970) did receive English dubs, though these are hard to find. A compilation of 13 shorts in English ripped from a laserdisc has been uploaded to Youtube, and a Vimeo channel simply called 'Calimero' uploaded 12 shorts in English, French, and Italian (though one of the "English" shorts (Christmas's Letter) is actually a re-upload of the French dub, and the uploader did not respond when contacted about the real English version, so that one is still lost). In addition, Croatian, Dutch, and Macedonian dubs of some of the missing English shorts have been uploaded to YouTube. The Macedonian dub is a voice-over, and the English track can be partially heard under it. Two shorts in Turkish have also been found, and film transfers have been uploaded of three other shorts without the original sound. So far, there are 40 total segments found. 78 shorts are known to exist, according to a French list of them: http://animeguides.free.fr/series/calimero70/listing.htm

Compilation of 13 Calimero shorts, ripped from laserdisc (English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgTCmfLUYbA

My birth (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277281

Calimero and the Weasel (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277048

Calimero and the Falcon (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277160

Calimero and the Wolf (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277279

Flying Over the City (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277675

Robbery in D Minor (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277674

Calimero's Christmas (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277673

Christmas's Letter (French, mistakenly posted as English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277278

Level Crossing (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277282

Father's Day (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277277

Passion for Horses (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117276973

A Good Act (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117276775

Diamonds and Mud (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRbhdgwdyBg

Driven Out and Pitied (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O018MWKEbfE

Calimero and Summer Employment (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP0puhNCPjw

Traffic Policeman (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s_sK-AeRV0

Fortune is Blind (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrUpfxoy7V4

Lights, Camera, Action (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re-P84iefMo

The Law is the Law (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwlrfvXUg5g

Calimero at the Grand Hotel (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwB0jBlYYHE

Calimero Gains and Loses (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vCSTa6Qs4Q

Calimero and the Discipline/Between Study and Work (Dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzAdkd0StPw

Calimero and the Rascals (Dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK_9izSvRnk

Calimero and the Mathematics (Macedonian voice-over dubbed over English track): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr8JIm2_CGw

Defender of Nature (Macedonian voice-over dubbed over English track): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42BoSfCaJ8U

Calimero and the Smuggling Fisher (Macedonian voice-over dubbed over English track): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3-AfRCAqo0

Among Sounds and Electrons (Macedonian voice-over dubbed over English track):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyEwlgcDyGA


Television and Snapshot (Turkish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjIvp-bOa8c

Unknown name (Turkish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R_-hL3VRhg

Books and Motors (missing sound): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHeGt3TZi18

Calimero Below Zero (missing sound, Christmas music added): https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqsjLYEl7OKoiD7JlEH94NbZggRQ

From Snowflakes to Millions (missing sound, Christmas music added): https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqsjLYEl7OKoiFojAD93rQRDJ0Ic


There were at least two rare releases in the UK of these shorts on VHS, Betamax, and Laserdisc. One was simply titled "Calimero", and the other was "Calimero and the Wonderful Summer". They each contain 13 shorts, including some not currently available in English as well as some that are not currently available at all. Their listings can be found here (though they are not available for sale):

Calimero (VHS and Betamax): http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK06003

Calimero (Laserdisc): http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK11709

Calimero and the Wonderful Summer (VHS and Betamax): http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK06004

The laserdisc copy of "Calimero" has a page on the Laserdisc Database: http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/39159/790-105-1/Calimero

Some other shorts were also released on film strips which can be bought. These appear to be silent, however:

Calimero Below Zero: http://shop.van-eck.net/MS-0063.html

From Snowflakes to Millions: http://shop.van-eck.net/MS-0168.html

From the Cradle to the Band: http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/films-8mm-16mm-en-35mm/m1096560228-8mm-film-calimero-cradle-to-the-band-silent-zw-w-60mtr.html

Calimero and the Banana Peel: http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/films-8mm-16mm-en-35mm/m1101015160-8mm-film-calimero-de-bananenschil-zw-w-silent-20mtr.html

English dub of 1972 anime series

An English dub was made of the 1972 Japanese anime adaptation of Calimero. The dub seems to be fairly recent, judging by the high quality of the English language track compared to the old animation. Only one episode of this dub has surfaced online, courtesy of the Vimeo channel of a video company called DVDlab. Interestingly, the episode uses the opening and ending from the French dub and seems to be based off of that dub rather than straight off the Japanese version. When contacted in November 2016, DVDlab replied by saying that they only had the one episode because it was an attempted restoring/remastering on their part, but they could provide contact information for the official distributor of the series. No more info on the dub has arisen as of yet, and it is currently unknown how many episodes were actually dubbed in English (out of the 47 originally made).

https://vimeo.com/51752557

UK English dub of 2014 CGI series

The 2014 CGI series of Calimero received a dub by a British studio and episodes aired on Disney Junior UK from May 11, 2014 - present. There are 104 episodes confirmed to exist: http://tv-episodes.prettyfamous.com/d/a/Calimero

The first 36 episodes can be watched on this site: http://www.cartooncrazy.me/cartoon/calimero-2014/

Disney Junior UK also has a page for the series; however, the episodes on there are region-locked and can only be viewed from the UK: http://disneyjunior.disney.co.uk/calimero

Episodes 37-52 and 56 can be downloaded here, some in bilingual (English/Spanish) TV rips and some in bilingual (English/Japanese) DVD rips: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqsjLYEl7OKoijQ8-DxmeL2IfFBn

A few other episodes can be found here (episodes 95 - 101): https://www.mediafire.com/?8mboh838292yxjg%2Cr0i0da6wniifdlg%2Cz8if43496hb7x3k%2Cr4kirqn7lm7epnj%2Ciw5ez5cf7omb37d%2Cuws83sfh95pkue3%2Cx07gbcygz9gyoqm

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KristoHam

13 months ago
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If anyone can help me find any more Calimero shorts/episodes in English, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Anonymous user #1

13 months ago
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f
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KristoHam

13 months ago
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What do you mean by "f"?
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Anonymous user #2

11 months ago
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Aww, adorable
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Anonymous user #3

7 months ago
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must find more
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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Roger that
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