The fantastic adventures of David and his wife Lisa traveling around the world to save the animals and defeating the trolls.


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Monday, June 20, 1988
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Series cast summary:
Matilde Conesa ...
 Lisa (26 episodes, 1985-1988)
Jane Woods ...
 Lisa (26 episodes, 1985-1988)


David is a wise and friendly gnome doctor that can cure both physical and psychological injuries. With his beloved wife, Lisa, and his fox, Swift, he lives in the forest hidden from human eyes, living to help to the most defenseless. His fame and his wisdom as doctor cause that the gnomes of entire world to call him to solve their problems. With Swift, David travels, helping everyone. He creates peace between the gnomes, he heals injured animals and fights against the trolls - horrible and stupid creatures that enjoy causing harm to animals, and they like to hunt gnomes to cause them suffering. As the trolls also have issues with the humans, David must also help them too. In this way, David must be constantly alert to avoid being captured by trolls and defeat them before they cause irreparable damage. Written by Ivan Sanluis Garcia

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Release Date:

1987 (USA)  »

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David the Gnome  »

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Narrator: Look around you. There are many things to see, that some would say could never be. These things I know. It's true and I will tell you so. They are there to see, if you believe. Trolls and wizards and fairy kings, birds that talk and fish that sing. And if your heart is true, then you will find them, too. In every wish and dream and happy home, you will find a kingdom of the Gnomes.
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The World of David the Gnome
Written by Javier Losada
Performed by Norman Groulx
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A great adventure that's about life!
23 October 2001 | by (Delaware, OH) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this show on Nickelodeon all the time. It presents the lives of the gnomes very well, and I enjoy seeing their adventures as they contend with trolls. It works very well to explain life's details and Swift always is a great form of transportation. I'd love to have a home like theirs. It's small and yet very useful.

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