AKA: Nils Holgersson, Die wunderbare Reise des kleinen Nils Holgersson mit den Wildgänsen Year: 1980 Original title: Nirusu no fushigi na tabi Runtime: 24 minutes per episode on average Country: Japan | Austria Language: Japanese (Original) PLEASE NOTE, THAT THIS POST ONLY INCLUDES GERMAN AND HUNGARIAN DUBBED VERSIONS IN DUAL AUDIO FORMAT! Subtitles: NONE Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family
Director: Animation | Adventure | Family
Masane Tsukayama ... Niru no otôsan (8 episodes, 1980) Elmar Wepper ... Bataki (8 episodes, 1980)
Plot / Synopsis
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.
*** This review may contain spoilers *** No, when Nils first appeared on the Dutch television, I was no longer a child, although I love to act like a child at times. I love animation in general, and so I had to watch this too.
The Japanese are known for their animation, but it doesn't always work out, and sometimes I felt dissatisfied while watching some of their adaptations of western stories.
Nils Holgerssons adventures however, where brought to the screen with so much love, that as an adult I couldn't wait for a new episode to begin. Watching poor Nils trying hard to do his best to become a nice boy again, often not believed or trusted by the animals or humans he encountered... Even the use of the colors helped to make it into a big screen drama, though at times very funny.
When Nils finally became a big boy again, and he had to say goodbye to his friends, the geese, I almost couldn't stop myself from having a tear in my eye (and that for a grown up guy). It shows, you don't need real drama on screen, with real people. Even animation can touch the heart! This was definitely one of the 1980s animated series eagerly awaited on a regular basis by many a child. This is how the story goes more or less ... Nils is a nasty little boy who likes to play tricks on all the animals in the farm. One day he decides to pick on a pixie, only to discover it was not the wisest of his ideas. To punish him, the pixie shrinks him to guinea pig size. Nils escapes the wrath of the farm animals by leaving with a flock of wild geese hoping to discover how he can get his normal size back.
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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