Arabela (1979– )

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Nowadays an almost legendary Czech TV series very successfully mixing two worlds: the world of ours and the world of fairy tales. Princess Arabela, the daughter of the Fairy King escapes ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Vladimír Mensík ...
 Karel Majer (13 episodes, 1979)
Stella Zázvorková ...
 Mrs. Majerová / ... (13 episodes, 1979)
Jirí Lábus ...
 Rumburak (13 episodes, 1979)
Alena Karesová ...
 Narrator (13 episodes, 1979)
Jana Nagyová ...
 Princess Arabela (13 episodes, 1979)
Veronika Tyblová ...
 Margret Hermannová / ... (13 episodes, 1979)
Vladimír Dlouhý ...
 Petr Majer (12 episodes, 1979)
Jana Brejchová ...
 Fairy Queen (12 episodes, 1979)
Vlastimil Brodský ...
 Fairy King (12 episodes, 1979)
Ondrej Kepka ...
 Honzík Majer (12 episodes, 1979)
Jirí Sovák ...
 Wizard Vigo / ... (12 episodes, 1979)
Dagmar Patrasová ...
 Princess Xenie (10 episodes, 1979)
Frantisek Filipovský ...
 Stunk (8 episodes, 1979)
Jirí Hrzán ...
 TV assistant Gros (8 episodes, 1979)
Petr Svojtka ...
 Petr's Alienist (8 episodes, 1979)
Jirí Kodet ...
 Director Novak (7 episodes, 1979)
Oldrich Vízner ...
 Prince Willibald (7 episodes, 1979)
Jana Andresíková ...
 Witch (6 episodes, 1979)
Iva Janzurová ...
 Miss Müllerová (6 episodes, 1979)
Josef Vetrovec ...
 Head Physician (6 episodes, 1979)
Ladislav Zupanic ...
 Majer's neighbour (6 episodes, 1979)
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Nowadays an almost legendary Czech TV series very successfully mixing two worlds: the world of ours and the world of fairy tales. Princess Arabela, the daughter of the Fairy King escapes before the revenge of a cunning and conceitful magician Rumburak and leaves the world of fairy tales. She meets Petr Majer in the world of ours and falls in love with him. Spells, a magic ring, the bowl of seeing, a flying suitcase and magic things play a very important role in the series. Written by Jiri Kacetl

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According to director Václav Vorlícek, his first choice for the role of princess Arabela was Libuse Safránková, the star of his earlier feature films. Unfortunatelly, the actress was ill at the time of shooting, so Vorlícek cast young actress Jana Nagyová instead. However, because of her strong Slovak accent was Nagyová over-dubbed in post production by Libuse Safránková. See more »

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Followed by Arabela se vrací (1993) See more »

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Charming,bewitching and really fairy-fictious!
17 June 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The story begins when Mr. Majer,an actor who reads fairytales on a children's tv show,finds a little bell.He rings it,and Rumburak appears,a wizard from the land of fairytales,who takes him to this wonderland - where he by mistake shoots the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood!When he's back in the human world,Rumburak is for punishment transformed into a wolf - order of the king and queen of the fairy-tale land!But Rumburak gets help from two witches (one is from Hansel and Gretel!)...and he cries for vengeance!He wants to conquer the fairy-tale land and become king...as husband of the beautiful princess Arabela!This smart girl flees into the human world,where she meets the undergraduate Petr,the son of Mr. Majer,and falls in love with him... But Rumburak doesn't give up that easy! Not only many famous figures from the fairy tales,but also Mr.Majer and his family have to fight against the bad wizard...magic rings,cloaks and a suitcase play important roles in this wonderful series,people get transformed,the fairy tale-people don't know our world and get in strange situations,our world can't accept or understand that there's something that we CAN'T understand,that's not logic,just magic... It's a pleasure to watch this famous czech TV series, which is for a long time a classic and an evergreen! An intelligent,delightful plot between fairy and reality,great actors,pretty costumes,funny gags,but also moments of melancholy make this series to one of my favorites!


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