Clown Bassie and acrobat Adriaan work in a circus. They seem to attract criminals and when Adriaan and Bassie manage to get a few arrested one criminal in specific devotes his life to ...
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In this long-running Dutch animation series, Mr. Owl reads from the Fabeltjeskrant (Dutch for "Fables newspaper") it's named after the links between the scenes which show various animals (... See full summary »
Frans van Dusschoten,
Tita Tovenaar is a wizard with a mischievous daughter who always gets into trouble because she thinks she can do magic as well as her father. Whenever she loses control over the situation, ... See full summary »
Gert and his speaking dog Samson live together in the 'Dorpstraat 101', where they have lots of funny adventures with their friends. The tubby hairdresser Albert, the clumsy mayor and his ... See full summary »
Walter De Donder
Long ago, in a little Viking Village called Flake, young Wickie lives a happy life. His father, Halvar, is the chief of the Vikings, and would have liked a son a little more courageous. So,... See full summary »
Clown Bassie and acrobat Adriaan work in a circus. They seem to attract criminals and when Adriaan and Bassie manage to get a few arrested one criminal in specific devotes his life to making sure the two will never be able to do that again.
(series 1) The story was originally written without the boogeyman character. Aad van Toor was against adding this character. He wanted to add three thieves he had made up called B1, B2 and BB. The reason to add this villain was that the TROS broadcasting company wasn't fond of the pilot and wanted an element of excitement in the show. See more »
The titular crown is said to be the crown of King William II of the Netherlands, which is the official Dutch state crown. After stealing the crown, the Baron puts it on his head, which he shouldn't be able to do. The Dutch state crown is only meant for display during the monarch's inauguration and wouldn't fit on a person's head. See more »
The show's leader contains several scenes which were only shot for the leader, in order to make the viewer curious about the story, while never appearing in the series itself. See more »
In the mid-1980s, there were two episodes missing, episode 2 and 7 of season 2. So Aad van Toor re-edited the series, to make the story work without those episodes. All reruns, videos and DVDs until 2004 are missing about three episodes because of this. (Aad had to delete about one episode of material to remove any references to the missing episodes.) One of the two missing episodes was rediscovered in 2004 (episode 2). It was put back in again, together with some of the material referring to it. See more »
Once again, the Van Toor brothers deal with an important social problem in this engaging and well-written TV series. Far from capitalising on the traditional portrayal of the 'mad professor', they show a retired scientist continually unable to face the world and reality, forcing him to resort to crime. This is a detour from the traditional Van Toor films, where the chief protagonists Bassie and Adriaan take up the egregious Baron. It tones down the traditional dialectism of the series in favour of a far more subtle approach. In the process, we see how the tortured figure of the crying professor slowly falls to pieces and succumbs to his own delusions. But there are many more sides to the story, making this the most sincere of the Van Toor productions.
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