This is an animated adaptation of the classic story of Nils Holgerson, a naughty boy who is transformed to a very little dwarf and goes through many adventures, flying with a band of wild geese.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alexander Allerson 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Helga Anders 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Leo Bardischewski Leo Bardischewski 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Simone Brahmann Simone Brahmann 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Brennicke Michael Brennicke 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Jochen Busse 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Viola Böhmelt Viola Böhmelt 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Peter Capell 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Eric P. Caspar Eric P. Caspar 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Niels Clausnitzer Niels Clausnitzer 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Cramer 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Hans Jürgen Diedrich Hans Jürgen Diedrich 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Gernot Duda Gernot Duda 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Erich Ebert Erich Ebert 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Monica Faber Monica Faber 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Pierre Franckh 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Alice Franz Alice Franz 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Erich Fritze Erich Fritze 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Gahr Michael Gahr 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Dirk Galuba Dirk Galuba 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Norbert Gastell Norbert Gastell 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Wolf Goldan Wolf Goldan 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Oliver Grimm 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Habeck 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Marion Hartmann Marion Hartmann 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Wolfgang Hess Wolfgang Hess 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Christina Hoeltel Christina Hoeltel 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Doris Jensen Doris Jensen 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Eva-Maria Lahl Eva-Maria Lahl 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Ingeborg Lapsien Ingeborg Lapsien 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Manfred Lichtenfeld Manfred Lichtenfeld 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Erich Ludwig Erich Ludwig 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Alexandra Mink Alexandra Mink 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Eberhard Mondry Eberhard Mondry 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Horst Naumann Horst Naumann 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Ian Odle Ian Odle 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Bruno W. Pantel Bruno W. Pantel 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Leon Rainer Leon Rainer 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Walter Reichelt Walter Reichelt 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Manuela Renard Manuela Renard 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Willi Röbke Willi Röbke 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Eva Ingeborg Scholz Eva Ingeborg Scholz 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Arnulf Schumacher Arnulf Schumacher 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Otto Stern Otto Stern 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Tietz Michael Tietz 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Ursula Traun Ursula Traun 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner Ulf-Jürgen Wagner 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Irina Wanka Irina Wanka 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Herbert Weicker Herbert Weicker 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Margit Weinert Margit Weinert 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Marianne Wischmann Marianne Wischmann 52 episodes, 1980-1981
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Storyline

Nils (Neels) Holgersson is a young lad, who likes to sleep, eat and cause mischief among the animals on his parents farm. He enjoys to cause the animals pain. He captures a tomte (which is a small mythological creature, akin to a gnome, brownie or hob). The tomte proposes to give Nils a large gold coin in exchange for its freedom, but Nils declines. The tomte turn Nils into a tomte and is hunted by the farm animals seeking revenge. At the same time a farm goose attempts to join a swarm of wild geese, Nils jumps on the goose and escapes the wrath of the farm animals. He, the farm goose and his pat hamster then go on having adventures across Sweden, the farm goose learning to adapt to a life as a wild goose, and Nils trying to better himself so he will be accepted by the group of geese but also in hope that the tomte might be appeased and will return him to normal size. Written by Kooswillem

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Country:

Japan | Austria

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 January 1980 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the German dubbed version, the voice is spoken by the charismatic German actress Helga Anders. See more »

Connections

Version of Nils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Nils no fushigi na tabi
("Nils's Fantastic Journey")
(Opening theme)
Lyrics by Yôko Narahashi and Kônosuke Fuji
Music by Yukihide Takekawa
Arrangements by Chito Kawachi
Performed by Katsumi Kahashi
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Based on the childrens story by Selma Lagerlef.
2 February 2002 | by huluvu38See all my reviews

This is the story of an annoying little lad that tortures the animals in his fathers farm. One day he captures a leprechaun which he starts to toy with. The leprechaun escapes him and puts a curse on the boy which gets turned into a dwarf. To escape the anger of the farm animals, he leaves with a flock of wild geese and travels with them. This is how the series begins... As it progresses the boy begins to discover a new greater world which moulds him into a new person.


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