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La vuelta al mundo de Willy Fog 

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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Series cast summary:
Banjô Ginga ...  Fog 26 episodes, 1981-1984
...  Dix 26 episodes, 1981-1984
Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Bully 26 episodes, 1981-1984
...  Inspector Dix / ... 26 episodes, 1981-1984
Kei Tomiyama ...  Rigadon 26 episodes, 1981-1984
...  Armstrong / ... 26 episodes, 1981-1984
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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Around the World with Willy Fog  »

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In 2008, the series spawned a live-action theatrical musical show in Spain to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The musical ran twice a day in the Teatro Häagen-Dazs Calderón in Madrid from October 2008; although originally intended only to run until the end of the year, the show's success saw its run extended first until early February 2009, after which it proved so successful that it went on tour around the country until the end of the year. See more »

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[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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In the opening credits Iberia the Spanish airline is given thanks. See more »

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Version of Jackanory: Puss in Boots (1966) See more »

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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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Another childhood favourite...
7 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Around the World with Willy Fogg" is basically just Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days" anime-style with one or two characters added and Fog's named changed to something easier on the tongue.

This is one of my favourite childhood tv-series'.

Everybody (oh well, next to everybody) know the story, and if you find this series watch it. It's dated but despite the artistic licence with the story is true to Jules Verne's spirit of adventure. The English version even has a great song. You'd have to be very stuck-up not to like it.

Oh yes, everybody's animals too. So this is a nice little anthropomorphic spin on the tale.


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