Little Hippo (partially found English dub of animated series; late 1990s)
Little Hippo (original French title: Petit Potam) was a French animated TV series intended for young audiences, airing in the late 1990s. There was an English dub that also aired in the late 1990s, but for a long time almost no footage has been found of it. However, television listings exist for an English dub that was shown on the UK Disney Channel circa 1998, and has only rarely been seen since.
Little Hippo is difficult to search for in English, due to the title being ambiguous enough to bring up multiple irrelevant search results, and it was never released on home video in English-speaking territories.
The Northern Kurdish and Zaza versions on Zarok TV used the English dub, and the English intro can be found on YouTube, suggesting that the English dub is still available somewhere. Some clips of the show were found on MediaToon Distribution's website, including part of the intro.
On Feburary 5th, 2022, Youtube user DoraDubs Productions along with Mitchy Beausejour found a DVD containing part of the dub, rendering multiple full episodes found. All of Volume 1 can now be found on a channel called Little Hippo Unofficial.
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- A UK TV listing from June 26th, 1998, which mentions Little Hippo. Retrieved 16 Apr '16
- Zarok TV page on Little Hippo. Retrieved 16 Apr '16
- Mediatoon Distribution site which has some clips of Little Hippo. Retrieved 16 Apr '16
- The channel with English episodes. Retrieved 06 Feb '22