Sunday, January 16, 2011

Memories of Old Cartoons

Our appearance on KBS last week triggered a conversation at our theatre about childhood tv favourites. We hopped onto youtube and took a trip down our Korean staff's memory lane.

So I'd like to bring you Latt Children's Theatre Top Five Korean Cartoons:

(Disclaimer - some top five Korean cartoons may in fact be Japanese in origin)

At number five, it's the ever popular 아기 공룡 둘리:



Dinosaurs and unicorns make for a perfect team...

At number four, it's the rather bizarre 모래요정 바람돌이:



This little sand fairy seems to spend his time making wishes come true and running in circles. Very cute, but he does have a slightly disturbing voice.

At number three, it's teenage tearaway 영심이...



After that catchy little opening number here's Youngshim and the girls grooving with a guitar on a train.



At number two it's 빨간머리 앤:



It's that old classic tale of red headed orphans, Anne of Green Gables.

And at number one it's 피구왕 통키:



Tongky the dodgeball king rules the roost at our theatre, possibly because he has the best hairstyle ever...

Special mention must go to one cartoon in particular, 이상한나라의 폴:



Not everyday that I get a cartoon named after me, describing my adventures in Korea.

Plus 달려라 하니 deserves a look, as it is quite possibly the most melancholic opening to any children's cartoon:



Hey kids, her mum's just died, but she is going to do a lot of running!

As for my childhood, I have to say that Dangermouse holds a special place in my heart:



Though when it comes to stop motion animation, my number one would have to be Bagpuss...



Any old Korean cartoons you think should have made it to the top five?

2 comments:

whoiam989 said...

Below are definitely Japanese:
모래요정 바람돌이: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onegai!_Samia_Don . It is based on a British novel /Five Children and It/: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Children_and_It .
빨간머리 앤: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Green_Gables_(anime) . Also, there's a prequel of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon%27nichiwa_Anne:_Before_Green_Gables .
피구왕 통키: http://www.mxtv.co.jp/dodge/ , http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2181 .
이상한 나라의 폴: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul%27s_Miraculous_Adventure .

None of them were ever made into English-dubbed version.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the info!