Mr. Roger (partially found animated short series; 1986)
Mr. Roger (not to be confused with Mister Rogers' Neighborhood) was a 1986 series of animated shorts about a man who always tried to catch a ride on the subway, but some silly obstacle would prevent him from reaching his destination.
These 20-second shorts were produced by Belokapi, Cofimage 7, and Initial Groupe in 1986 and commonly aired on The Children's Channel in the UK and parts of Europe, as well as on CBC in Canada.
Although 100 episodes are said to have been produced, only a few of the shorts have resurfaced online, and barely any information can be found on the series at all.
Known Shorts[edit | edit source]
|Fan given title||Synopsis||Status|
|Windy||Mr. Roger competes against extreme winds coming from the subway train, although a lady is able to get on easily. Unfortunately, the bus speeds away before Mr. Roger can get a chance to try again||Found|
|Officer||Mr. Roger gets startled and drops his bag when he seems to get threatened by an officer. All is well until somebody on the subway snatches up his bag and the train leaves.||Found|
|Bees||A swarm of bees flies around Mr. Roger. As he struggles to swat them away, the subway train makes a brief stop, and somebody sprays him with insect repellent. The train is already gone by the time the cloud of repellent clears up.||Found|
|Long Train||Mr. Roger waits for a really long subway train... and waits... and waits... until he realizes the unusually long subway train is driving right past him without stopping.||Found|
|Slingshot||Mr. Roger attempts to slingshot himself into the subway train. Unfortunately the slingshot proves too powerful and sends him crashing through the wall on the other side.||Found|
|Red Carpet||Mr. Roger walks across a red carpet, but gets tangled up in the carpet before he can enter the subway train.||Partially lost|
|Cans||A pile of cans prevents Mr. Roger from reaching his destination.||Found|
|Gentleman||A gentleman walks out of the train and flattens Mr. Roger with the subway door. At least he was thanked for his "chivalry"...||Found|
|Box||Mr. Rogers assists a man in pushing a large box into the train, he then boosts the man over the box, however, nobody is there to boost him and the train leaves the station...||Found|
|Doors||Mr. Rogers walks up to the train door only for it to switch positions, he then approaches the door in its new position only for it to revert back to where it originally was, he then sticks his umbrella in the doors only for the doors close breaking the umbrella before the train leaves...||Found|
|Summary TBD. Screenshot courtesy of DillyDylan. Originally found by YouTuber claudeVFD.||Partially Found|
|Summary TBD. Screenshot courtesy of Mediatoon distribution.||Partially Found|