Maple Town (partially found Saban English dub of anime series; late 1980s)

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Japanese VHS tape of the 5th volume featuring Patty.

Status: Partially Found

Maple Town (メイプルタウン物語 Maple Town Monogatari) is a 1986 children's anime series by Toei animation where the entire cast are anthropomorphic animals with a Victorian aesthetic (reminiscent of Peter Rabbit or Sylvanian Families), that was associated with a doll toyline.

The series focuses on the daily life of a young female rabbit named Patty and her friends Bobby the bear and eventually Rolly a female dog.

English Dub

The series was brought over in the United States in the late 1980s and gained an English dub by Saban. It aired on Nickelodeon (And eventually Nick Jr) in the late 1980s until the early 1990s alongside Maya The Bee, The Littl' Bits and Adventures of the Little Koala.

The American-Canadian version is notable for having a short live-action segment by a female host doing actives before introducing the animated segments.

Maple Town stop airing the English dub on Nickelodeon in the early 1990s.

Availability

Out of the 26 episodes aired of the series, only a couple episodes of the Saban English dub could be found online. There was originally going to be 65 episodes aired, but for some reason that didn't happen.

The anime did gain an official home release in other European countries such as Spain, The Netherlands, and Germany.

Videos

Maple Town opening.
A clip from one of the episodes.
The third part to the episode Teacher, Please Don't Go.
The third part to the episode The Children's Forest.

External Link