Magic Mountain (partially lost Australian-Chinese children's TV series; 1997-1998)

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English title of the show.

Status: Found (Chinese Dub)
Partially Lost (English Dub)

Magic Mountain (known in China as 神奇山谷 shénqí shāngǔ, directly translating as "Magic Valley") was a Australian/Chinese children's television series produced between 1997-1998 by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, China Central Television and Southern Star Entertainment. It was a full-body puppet series aimed at ages 2-5 and aired between 1997-2004 on ABC TV's "ABC For Kids" programming block and in mainland China on Central China Television (CCTV) Until 2013. It also aired on Nick Jr. in the UK, on TVO in Canada, and on TVNZ 2 in New Zealand. it had a website until it was removed during September 2010, when the new ABC Kids website was introduced. The series has also been dubbed into Spanish and Portuguese and Arabic and Hebrew, as well as many other languages.

History[edit | edit source]

The show comprised 52 ten-minute episodes with each of the two seasons featuring 26 episodes in total, and most of the crew and cast were Chinese. It featured four characters (all four characters are animals featured in Chinese culture) Lion, Panda, Tortoise, and Dragon.[1] Production was done between 1997-1998. The first series had five VHS releases each containing four episodes in Australia, while the whole series received a VCD release in China.

In 2008, the first video of the show appeared on YouTube being the intro. In 2013, the episode "Lion Moves House" was uploaded by Classic ABC TV. in 2014, "Secret Apple Tree," "Panda's Midnight Feast," "Dragon Sneezes," "The Hollow Tree" and "The Explorer" was uploaded to YouTube by IfoundthesesVHStapesburiedinmybackyard. In 2015, "Tortoise's Restaurant" was uploaded to YouTube by IfoundthesesVHStapesburiedinmybackyard. In that same year, the episodes '"Dropping In," "Hide and Seek," "Dragon's Treasure," "Panda the Ballerina," "Territories," "Magnifico," "Three Wishes," "Panda Club," "Dragon's Birthday," "Tortoise the Hero," "A House for Tortoise," "Princess Panda," "The Swap," "The Robber," "Missing Friends," "A Sticky Situation," "Lion's Nighttime Funfair," "Lion's New Friend," "Upside Down Tortoise," "Emergency Rescue," "Double Panda," "Panda Loses Her Memory," "Lion's Circus," and "Very Fast Tortoise" were uploaded to YouTube by Cowandchick 32. In 2017, the Chinese dub of "Princess Panda," "Lion's Circus,"'Lion Moves House," and "Dr. Lion" was uploaded to YouTube by Justin Jung. In March 2019, "It's Raining It's Pouring" was uploaded to YouTube by IfoundthesesVHStapesburiedinmybackyard. In 2019, the whole first season was uploaded by ABC Time Machine. In 2021, the entire Chinese dub was uploaded by Joseph Marshall but has since been lost again on YouTube after the channel was terminated later that year. However, the majority of the series is accounted for on a Chinese site. all 52 Episodes of the Chinese dub were discovered on Internet Archive that was uploaded on March 5th, 2021, making the Chinese dub available again. On September 6th 2022 YouTube channel Johnson and Noddy uploaded two season 2 episodes "Magnifico" and "Tortoise the Hero"

Availability[edit | edit source]

Only the first season received a VHS release in Australia for unknown reasons. However, in China, the whole series received a VCD release. As of 2021, it hasn't had a DVD release anywhere, though it is very likely that home recordings exist or in an unlikely situation the masterings are found or released. Only 11 episodes are missing their English dubs.

Episode List[edit | edit source]

# Episode Title Air Date Status (Chinese Dub) Status (English Dub) Year Found Notes
1 小龙失去魔法/Dragon Loses His Magic Jun 3rd, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
2 小狮子医生/Dr Lion Aug 12th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2017 Chinese Dub
3 会飞的熊猫/Flying Panda Aug 13th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
4 隐形师子/Invisible Lion Aug 14th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Part of this episode was Featured in a ABC For Kids promo during the late 90s to early 2000s
5 滑跑的小车/Runaway Cart Aug 15th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
6 小龟餐厅/Tortoise's Restaurant Aug 18th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
7 小狮子搬家/Lion Moves House Aug 19th, 1997 Found Found 2013 English Dub, 2017 Chinese Dub
8 运动会/Sports Day Aug 20th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
9 熊猫公主/Princess Panda Aug 21st, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2017 Chinese Dub
10 妖怪/Monster in the Night Aug 22nd, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
11 空心树/The Hollow Tree Aug 25th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 25 in the Chinese version.
12 意外的晚会Surprise Party Aug 26th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 13 in the Chinese version.
13 熊猫的夜餐/Panda's Midnight Feast Aug 27th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as episode 21 in the Chinese version.
14 小龙打喷嚏/Dragon Sneezes Aug 28th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as episode 11 in the Chinese version.
15 神秘的苹果树/Secret Apple Tree Aug 29th, 1997 Found Found '2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 18 in the Chinese version.
16 探险家/Explorers Sep 1st ,1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 12 in the Chinese version.
17 小龙的宝贝/Dragon's Treasure Sep 2nd, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 24 in the Chinese version.
18 领地/Territories Sep 3rd, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 14 in the Chinese version.
19 强盗/The Robber Sep 4th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 15 in the Chinese version.
20 快脚小龟/Very Fast Tortoise Sep 5th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 17 in the Chinese version.
21 熊猫的夜餐/Emergency Rescue Sep 8th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
22 四脚朝天的小龟/Upside Down Tortoise Sep 9th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 20 in the Chinese version.
23 两个熊猫/Double Panda Sep 10th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
24 熊猫失去记忆/Panda Loses Her Memory Sep 11th, 1997 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
25 小狮子杂技团/Lion's Circus Sep 12th, 1997 Found (Warning loud but short sound right at the beginning) Found 2015 (English Dub), 2017 Chinese Dub Numbered as Episode 16 in the Chinese version.
26 捉迷藏/Hide and Seek Sep 15th, 1997 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub) Numbered as Episode 19 in the Chinese version.
27 挑战/The Dare Oct20th, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
28 大雨哗哗/It's Raining It's Pouring Oct 21st, 1998 Found Found 2019 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
29 勇敢的狮子王子/Brave Prince Lion Oct 22nd, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
30 小龙放弃飞行/Dragon Gives Up Flying Oct 23rd, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
31 熊猫俱乐部/Panda Club Oct 26th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
32 果酱的报复/A Sticky Situation Oct 27th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
33 小狮子的游艺晚会/Lion's Nighttime Funfair Oct 28th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
34 小狮子的新朋友/Lion's New Friend Oct 29th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
35 芭蕾明星/Panda the Ballerina Oct 30th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
36 睡前小故事/Bedtime Story Nov 2nd, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
37 出走的小狮子/Runaway Lion Nov 3rd, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
38 探宝图/Treasure Map Nov 4th, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
39 天气魔法/Weather Magic Nov 5th, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
40 三个愿望/Three Wishes Nov 6th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
41 小龙的生日/Dragon's Birthday Nov 9th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
42 伟大的天神/Magnifico Nov 10th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
43 英雄小龟/Tortoise the Hero Nov 11th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
44 给小龟一个家/A House for Tortoise Nov 12th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
45 多疑症/Dropping In Nov 13th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
46 改变自己的一天/The Swap Nov 16th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
47 错过/Missing Friends Nov 17th, 1998 Found Found 2015 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
48 小龙的助手/Dragon's Apprentice Nov 18th, 1998 Found Found 2013 (English Dub), 2021 (Chinese Dub)
49 可怕的连体遭遇/Let's Stick Together Nov 19th, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
50 恶作剧的受害者/Stop Tricking Panda Nov 20th, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
51 龙表哥/Dragon's Cousin Nov 23rd, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)
52 重返神奇山谷/Return To Magic Mountain Nov 24th, 1998 Found Lost 2021 (Chinese Dub)


Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

An example episode in Chinese.
An example episode in English.

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