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Around the World with Willy Fog 

La vuelta al mundo de Willy Fog (original title)
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 Banjô Ginga ...  Fog 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Ichirô Nagai ...  Dix 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Bully 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Gregory Snegoff ...  Inspector Dix / ... 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ...  Rigadon 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Tom Wyner ...  Armstrong / ... 26 episodes, 1981-1983
Theodore Lehmann 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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Spain | Japan

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Release Date:

8 January 1984 (Spain) See more »

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Around the World with Willy Fog See more »

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(26 episodes) (season 1)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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This is one of the most accurate adaptations of the Jules Verne tale ever made. Even though the characters are humanoid animals, adds new characters, adds a balloon ride for the part of the trip, and makes a few changes (names and minor plot changes to account for the villains' schemes), for the most part the series adapts fully the major and minor plot points of the novel. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

In the Portuguese dub, Tico's home country was changed from Spain to Portugal. See more »

Connections

Version of Around the World in 80 Days (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Futari no Tokei
(Japanese ending song)
Music by Izumi Kobayashi
Arrangements by Fumitaka Anzai
Lyrics by Akira Ito
Performed by Keiko Han
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Another childhood favourite...
7 October 2003 | by bigsleepjSee 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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