In 1872 London in a world of humanoid animals, Willy Fog is the quintessential British gentleman of rigid sedentary habits, much to his new servants', Rigodon and Tico, pleasure. Suddenly, Fog is forced to take an extraordinary wager on behalf of a friend that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days. Now, with little but a satchel carrying the necessary funds, Fog and his staff start their journey. Unknown to Fog, he is doggedly pursued by Scotland Yard detectives Dix and Bully on suspicion of a bank robbery. More seriously, however, Fog's movements are also being shadowed by Transfer, a villainous master of disguise who is commissioned by his enemies to interfere in the journey in any way he can. Regardless, Fog is determined to see the challenge through, finding dangers and friends, of which the gracious Princess Romy is the most welcome of new companions, on a journey unlike any other of their time.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The original novel has the Princess change into a European dress; most adaptations have her keep her Indian dress to emphasize her Oriental character. The series reaches a compromise between the two by having the Princess wear a dark funeral sari for part of the show and a brighter-colored sari for the remainder. See more »
[English theme song]
Fogg, I'm the one who made the bet, and I know we'll be exactly right on time! Fogg is my name and I could play with my life in many ways, that's what they say!
Here I am! I'm Rigadon!
I'm Tico, the mascot!
It's my turn, the gentle touch / I'm Romy, they love me so much!
Hey, now the story must go on, 'cause a lot of time has gone, we must be ready to go away!
Eighty days around the world / We'll find the pot of gold / just sitting where the rainbow's ending! / Time, we'll fight ...
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The opening sequence features its main cast dancing and travelling: Fogg in London on the road, Rigadon and Tico on a train in the Wild West, and Romy on a sailing ship. They are then joined by Transfer, Fix, Ralph and Speedy as they walk around the world. See more »
In the English version, Tico was changed from a Spaniard to an Italian, and was given a stereotypical accent to go with his nationality. See more »
This Spanish cartoon is an all time classic. If you love adventure and cartoons, you can watch it several times without getting bored. Its based on the Jules Verne's classic novel Around the World in 80 days, but its adapted with talking antropomorphic animals, new locations (like Mexico and Hawaii) and new characters, created for the series, which change the plot a little compared to the original story.
Using animals as characters makes this show special and more interesting to watch, considering every animal matches the character perfectly: Willy Fogg (Phileas Fogg in the original novel) is a lion, due to the fact he is a gentlemen, Transfer a character that doesnt appear in the book is a wolf that tries to sabotage the travel of the protagonists, Romy (Princess Aouda) is a panther, Rigodon (Passepartout) is a cat and Dix and Bully (who play the role of inspector Fix) are dogs.
This cartoon has great moments, funny and memorable characters (especially Rigodon, his best friend Tico and Dix and Bully), lovely songs that are used in certain episodes, a good and detailed animation and the best of all, a great adaptation of a wonderful novel.
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