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Production Year 1991

SERIES Mother and Child's TV Picture Book | Mother and Child’s TV Picture Book


母と子のテレビ絵本 [NHK]

|Length : 10min. x10 |Year : 1991

Designed for children under eight and their mothers, this delightful animation series presents folk and fairly tales from Japan and the rest of the world. "Catnap Kitten School" uses entertaining animal characters to present fun tales relevant to children's daily lives. That masterpiece of literary art,"Fabre,s World of Insects"stimulates the imagination and encourages children to read.

[Catnap Kitten School]
1. The Headmaster's Excursion
2. The Badger's Inspection Day
3. Mr. Pakuri's Secret
4. The Girl on the Last Bus
5. The Vice Principal Becomes Headmaster

[Fabre's World of Insects]
1. The Tumblebug's Tale
2. The Ant and the Cicada
3. The Secret of the Hunting Wasps
4. The Mystery of the Praying Mantis
5. The Ant's Parade

SERIES Puppet Theater | Puppet Theater


こども人形劇場 [NHK]

|Length : 15min. x61 |Year : 1991

"Puppet Theater" features Japanese folktales and traditional and modern stories from around the world. The clever puppetry and lively dialogue add to the attraction of this entertaining series of programs, which is widely international in scope and represents a rich diversity of cultural traditions.
The series targets children of kindergarten age and aims at widening youthful horizons while stimulating creativity.

1. The Rabbit in the Moon
2. The Good-Hearted Demon
3. The Smart Novices
4. The Mean Raccoon
5. The Adventure of Songoku (1)
6. The Adventure of Songoku (2)
7. The Adventure of Songoku (3)
8. The Adventure of Songoku (4)
9. The Angel's Robe
10. The Little Boy and Clothespins
11. The Mischievous Water Imp
12. The Last Leaf
13. The Lost Soldier
14. The Little Boy and the Evil God
15. The Golden Ax
16. The Wife's Portrait
17. Mr. Straw-Wealth
18. The Notched Ear Rabbit
19. The Old Man's Lamp
20. The Three Wishes
21. The Nose
22. Matarabe, Son of the Sun(1)
23. Matarabe, Son of the Sun(2)
24. The Falcon's Child
25. Toshishun (1)
26. Toshishun (2)
27. Moby Dick (1)
28. Moby Dick (2)
29. Moby Dick (3)
30. Kenmun The Goblin
31. The Magic Bucket
32. The Monkeys and the Fireflies
33. The Mice who Crossed the Sea
34. The Adventures of Don Quixote (1)
35. The Adventures of Don Quixote (2)
36. The Snow Woman
37. The Clown and the Red Rose
38. The Mouse Bride
39. Taro, the Prince of Dreams
40. The King's Drum
41. The Fox's Friend-shop
42. Always Friends
43. Will My Friend Come?
44. Elfu,the One-Legged Ostrich
45. The Fox's Window
46. Captain Nemo and Friends-(1)
47. Captain Nemo and Friends-(2)
48. Captain Nemo and Friends-(3)
49. Captain Nemo and Friends-(4)
50. Time machine Adventure: Episode 1
51. Time machine Adventure: Episode 2
52. Time machine Adventure: Episode 3
53. The Carpenter and the Ogre
54. Tanokyu
55. The Gift of the Magi
56. Furuya no Mori–Monster or Leaky Old House?
57. The Old Man Who Made Trees Blossom
58. The Cat and the Priest
59. Gon, the little Fox
60. Gauche the Cellist, Part I
61. Gauche the Cellist, Part II

[French Version]
Théâtre de marionnettes (15min. x2)

1. Furuya no Mori – Monstre ou fuite d'eau?
2. Le vieillard qui faisait fleurir les arbres

[Spanish Version]
Teatro de marionetas (15min. x33)

1. El conejo en la luna
2. El diablo de buen corazón
3. Los novicios listos
4. El malvado tejón
5. Las aventuras de Songoku(1)
6. Las aventuras de Songoku(2)
7. Las aventuras de Songoku(3)
8. Las aventuras de Songoku(4)
9. La ropa del ángel
10. El niñito y las pinzas de ropa
11. El travieso diablillo de agua
12. La última hoja
13. El soldado perdido
14. El niño y el demonio
15. El hacha de oro
16. El retrato de la esposa
17. La pajilla de la suerte
18. El conejo oreja mordida
19. La lámpara antigua
20. Los tres deseos
21. La nariz
22. Matarabe, hijo del sol(1)
23. Matarabe, hijo del sol(2)
24. El niño del halcón
25. Toshishun(1)
26. Toshishun(2)
27. Moby Dick(1)
28. Moby Dick(2)
29. Moby Dick(3)
30. El gato y el monje
31. Gon, el pequeno zorro
32. Gauche el violonchelista: Parte I
33. Gauche el violonchelista: Parte II

SERIES Pico Pico Pong | Pico Pico Pong


ピコピコポン [NHK]

|Length : 15min. x40 |Year : 1991

This series for children aims to familiarize its young viewers with concepts of number, shape, and quantity at the same time that it entertains them. The story begins with Pocky and Munmu landing their spaceship "Pico Pong #1" on Gu Gu Island. The interaction between the puppets is lively, good-natured fun - just the kind of thing that appeals to children, stimulating creativity and adding zest to their everyday life.

1. What's Your Name ?
2. Sorting the Same Kinds
3. Which One Is Different ?
4. What Is It ?
5. Which Side Has More ?
6. Marking Down the Number
7. Zero
8. First, Second and Third
9. The Same Quantity
10. Who Is Taller ?
11. Comparing Lengths
12. Heavy and Light
13. Glass and Juice
14. Right and Left
15. Front or Back
16. What Is Next ?
17. What Shape ?
18. Cones and Triangles
19. Let's Draw a Map
20. The Treasure
21. Enough or Not Enough
22. Which Side Has More ? (2)
23. A Sign of Number
24. What Is Next ? (2)
25. Clock
26. Narrow and Wide
27. Which Is It ?
28. Secret Mark "X"
29. Which One Is Different ? (2)
30. Which Side Has More ? (3)
31. A Sign of Number (2)
32. Heavy and Light (2)
33. Increase or Decrease
34. Front or Back (2)
35. Right and Left (2)
36. What Is Next ? (3)
37. Way of Arrange
38. Way of Choice
39. What Is "X"
40. What Shape ? (2)

SERIES Japan in Focus | Dreams Soaring in the Sky…on the Wings of the Wind


新日本探訪 | 東京紙飛行機ロマン [NHK]

|Length : 24min. |Year : 1991

Every morning people gather in a park in Musashino, a Tokyo suburb, for a day flying hand-made paper airplanes. As they watch their planes soar overhead, some of the older enthusiasts look back on the hard-work of the past; others think of friends killed in World War. For a few there are practical advantages to paper airplanes: one handicapped man found a job through a friend he made here. For all who come here, paper airplanes are the stuff of dreams and aspirations.

SERIES Japan in Focus | Youth on the Suzuka Circuit – Young Motorcycle Enthusiasts –


新日本探訪 | 鈴鹿青春サーキット [NHK]

|Length : 24min. |Year : 1991

In the motorsports world, Suzuka City in Mie Prefecture is famous for F-1 and 8-hour endurance races. The city also attracts large numbers of young people who want to become professional motorcycle riders. Although many of these hopefuls - mostly young automobile factory workers - are so in love with motorcycles that they spend a large part of their salaries on their bikes, it takes more than enthusiasm to become a pro. This program centers on one young man who dreams of becoming a professional and enters a 4-hour endurance race.

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