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Around the World in Eighty Days 

Phileas Fogg was passionately in love with Belinda Maze, whose uncle, Lord Maze, sternly disapproved of the commoner Fogg marrying his niece. Fogg proposed a wager: if he could travel ... See full summary »
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1973   1972  

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Series cast summary:
Alistair Duncan Alistair Duncan ...  Phileas Fogg 16 episodes, 1972-1973
Ross Higgins Ross Higgins ...  Jean Passepartout 16 episodes, 1972-1973
Max Osbiston Max Osbiston ...  Mr. Fix 16 episodes, 1972-1973
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Phileas Fogg was passionately in love with Belinda Maze, whose uncle, Lord Maze, sternly disapproved of the commoner Fogg marrying his niece. Fogg proposed a wager: if he could travel around the world in eighty days, then Lord Maze would give him Belinda's hand in marriage; if Fogg failed, he would abandon her. The two men also made a side bet of 20,000. Fogg was accompanied by his manservant, Jean Passepartout, and Passepartout's pet monkey, Toto. They employed all the methods of transportation available in the late 19th Century balloons, trains, elephants, and steam ships in the course of their journey. Fogg and Passepartout dispensed geographical knowledge to the audience at each of their stops. Lord Maze hired a saboteur, Mr. Fix, to interfere with Fogg and Passepartout's journey. Unlike his counterpart in Verne's novel, Fix was not a Scotland Yard detective attempting to arrest Fogg on suspicion of bank robbery. Written by Moh X

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John Sangster composed the theme music, set to a variation on the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentières." See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jean Passepartout: [excitedly] Parlez-vous!
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Version of Puss in Boots (1908) See more »

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Unique cartoon from the 70s
3 May 2013 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

Around the World in 80 Days was a rather unique show for Saturday morning, in the 70s. It was produced by Air Programs International, an Australian studio, who would become an Australian branch of Hanna-Barbera and produce several cartoons for them, including many for their Famous Classics Illustrated series of holiday specials. The show was further unique in that it advanced the story (sort of) each week, with Fogg and Passepartout inching closer to their goal. It featured an aphorism each week, reinforcing a life lesson, while constantly reminding the viewer to always be prepared. Beyond that, the gags were rather standard, with Mr. Fix trying to put a monkey wrench into the pair's travels, while Passepartout keeps a frantic lookout for Fix, exclaiming "Fix Tricks!" at every passing. The plots were kept simple and might be rather hard to endure for an adult or older child; but, the series was always inventive. Definitely worth viewing for the younger child.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вокруг света за 80 дней See more »

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(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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