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Around the World with Willy Fog 

La vuelta al mundo de Willy Fog (original title)
A furry version of Jules Verne's classic adventure story of a British gentleman's challenge to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.
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1983   1982   1981  

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Series cast summary:
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ...  Fog 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Ichirô Nagai ...  Dix 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Bully 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Gregory Snegoff ...  Inspector Dix / ... 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ...  Rigadon 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Tom Wyner ...  Armstrong / ... 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Theodore Lehmann Theodore Lehmann ...  Narrator 22 episodes, 1981-1983
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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Trivia

In Spain, this show's country of origin, there is a slang idiom made from this this show: "¡Tienes más peligro que Willy Fog con el abono transporte!" ("You're more dangerous than Willy Fog with a public transport pass!") See more »

Quotes

[English theme song]
Fog: 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!
Rigodon: Here I am! I'm Rigadon!
Tico: I'm Tico, the mascot!
Romy: It's my turn, the gentle touch / I'm Romy, they love me so much!
Fog: Hey, now the story must go on, 'cause a lot of time has gone, we must be ready to go away!
Chorus: Eighty days around the world / We'll find the pot of gold / just sitting where the rainbow's ending! / Time, we'll ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

In the Portuguese and Hungarian versions, Tico is voiced by a woman (however he's given a male voice in the sequel series). The Japanese dub also opted to give him more of a high-pitched "cutesy" voice. See more »


Soundtracks

Sky Way
(Japanese Opening song)
Music by Izumi Kobayashi
Arrangements by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Lyrics by Akira Ito
Performed by Keiko Han
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A very memorable series
16 February 2005 | by TG22FilmSee all my reviews

This is such a fantastic animated series (for everyone, not just kids!) for a number of reasons. Firstly, there are obviously the lovable characters, the way we see them develop throughout the series is a joy to watch. Secondly, the story lines are enticing, you just have to know whats going to happen in the next episode- take the jungle episode and the evil worshippers approaching as a great example of how great this series was at cliffhangers. Thirdly, the music score is really fun to listen to. Although it is distinctly '80s' sounding, each tune really tends to capture the atmosphere of the moments in the series. For just a cartoon series there are so many 'true to life' things in this series- like morals, the evolution of friendships, romance, financial problems and solving problems. Not forgetting the enormous geographical value of this programme- how many places do they visit throughout the series? Point proved. The only thing I have to say against it is repetition. How many times do we have to hear them say they're hungry or they're late for a train? Mind you this recurrence amuses rather than annoys me.


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Release Date:

8 January 1984 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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(26 episodes) (season 1)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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