After a horrific car accident takes the life of his parents and siblings, a young duckling is raised by his considerate uncle.
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Series cast summary:
Ryan van den Akker ...
 Alfred J. Kwak (52 episodes, 1989-1991)
Frits Lambrechts ...
 Henk de Mol / ... (42 episodes, 1989-1991)
Herman van Veen ...
 Professor Paljas von Pinguïn / ... (24 episodes, 1989-1991)
Doris Baaten ...
 Ollie de Ooievaar / ... (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Johnny Kraaykamp Jr. ...
 Dolf / ... (23 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ena Heese ...
 Winnie Wana / ... (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Fred Butter ...
 Wannes / ... (21 episodes, 1989-1991)
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Alfred J. Kwak is the son of Johan Sebastian and Anna Kwak. When their beloved home is disturbed by the development of a new theme park, his parents are forced to move (along with all of their children). When the family is on their way to the farm of an uncle of a very good friend, Henk de Mol, Alfred's parents and all of his siblings are the victims of a tragic car accident. Henk de Mol takes upon him the task of raising the little duck as he was his own son. In the years to come, Alfred experiences a lot of adventures. Written by Joffrey Verhoef

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3 April 1989 (Japan)  »

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Little Duck's Big Love Story  »

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Alfred's full name is Alfred Jodocus Kwak. See more »

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Referenced in Buba Shel Medina: Episode #2.9 (2013) See more »

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My favourite childrens anime
21 September 2001 | by (stockport, england) – See all my reviews

Excellent childrens animation, animated in Japan, and associated with Dennis Livson who brought us The Moomins. Follow Alfred from hatching and the early death of his parents, through political and environmental adventures. In due course Alfred falls in love with a wonderful black duck called Winnie.

Lots of allusions to the real world of the time and no holds barred presentation of apartheid and environmental damage. Intelligent, well drawn and animated, a delight (but be warned- some episodes have rather sad / down beat endings).


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