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Around The World With Willy Fog - The Complete Collection [DVD]

Luis Ballester Bustos , Fumio Kurokawa    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Directors: Luis Ballester Bustos, Fumio Kurokawa
  • Producers: Claudio Biern Boyd
  • Format: Animated, Box set, PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Revelation Films Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 25 April 2005
  • Run Time: 660 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007Y2AHU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,222 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

When the debonair Willy Fog accepts a wager from 4 fellow members of the exclusive Reform Club to travel around the world in 80 days, he cannot have foreseen what lies in store for him. Travelling with his valet, Rogodon and the tiny Tico, Fog believes that his journey against the clock is possible using only scheduled trains and shipping services. But, can Fog survive the ravaging storms, the suspicious accidents and the unfriendly Red Indians for long enough to make it back to London with time to spare? This timeless 'Broom Cupboard' classic from Claudio Biern Boyd, who also created the excellent series Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, was originally shown in all its glory on BBC1 in the 1980s, enthralling millions of children. Catch all 26 episodes included in this exciting box set, as we follow Willy Fog on his exciting journey, Around the World! Based on Jules Verne's classic novel - Aroudn the World in 80 Days. SPECIAL FEATURES Jules Verne Biography, Character Profiles and episodes of Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table and the classic Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A furry version of Jules Verne's classic adventure story of the challenge to circumnavigate around the globe in 80 days. ...Around the World with Willy Fog - Complete Series - 5-DVD Box Set ( La vuelta al mundo de Willy Fog ) ( Anime hachijuu nichikan sekai isshu )


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This Spanish cartoon series takes me back to my childhood. This is a clever and thoughtful adaptation of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days". Taking a leaf out of Disney's Robin Hood's book, the story is told with anthropomorphic animals. Willy Fog is an English bachelor famous for his punctuality and keeping his word as a gentleman. He whiles his days away at the exclusive Reform Club, full of equally rich but far more insolent members, the only real company he enjoys being that of aging Lord Guinnes. Fog accepts a wager that he can travel around the world in 80 days, using train and ship schedules. Unfortunate for Rigodon and Tico, two retired circus performers who employed themselves to Fog's care under the impression that they wouldn't have to travel anymore.

Two parties will make matters difficult for our hero. Ensuring that Fog will lose the bet, the insolent bank manager Sullivan employs con artist Transfer to spoil Fog's trip. Additionally, Inspector Dix of Scotland Yard tails Fog along with his bumbling partner Constable Bully, suspecting that the punctual bachelor has robbed the Bank of England. The band of travellers (eventually joined by the lovely Princess Romy) see misfortune upon misfortune, and not always down to Transfer's or the Inspector's plotting.

Never having read the source material, I still think this is an excellent series. The animation has a distinct Japanese flair (not surprising, seeing how much of the animation was produced there). Such things as guns and alcohol are refreshing to see in a cartoon series (even if they may have given it a PG rating). I do feel sorry for the Inspector, a decent dog torn between his devotion to his duty and his obvious liking of Mr Fog and his companions.

The characters are excellent.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By C. Cousins VINE VOICE
I'll be honest and say the theme tune is what got me to watch this cartoon.
I know it used to remind me of Dogtanian, maybe it was all the anthropomorphic animals. As the previous reviewer states, it is the Philias Fog story retold, 'Willy' is an English gentlelion who accepts the wager that he can traverse the globe in 80 days. To do this he uses all sorts of modes of transport, including, hot air balloon, elephant, train, camel etc, etc. All the while being sabotaged by the minion of the guy who bet him he couldn't make it in 80 days.

Along with Ulysses 31, Dogtanian, Raggy Dolls, Mysterious Cities of Gold and later in my childhood - Fantastic Max, the pinnicle of cartoon theme tunes was reached.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Trip Of Nostalgia Around The World 13 Oct 2011
Revelation Films has done it again.

After bringing us all 26 episodes of Dogtanian (his first series), now they brought us all 26 episodes of the beloved show from CBBC; Around The World With Willy Fog. Yes all 26 episodes of the 1st series are present in this 5 disc set. A pity it may be a while before Willy Fog 2 is released in full, as it was being handled by a now defunct distributor, but like Dogtanian, this is probably the best remembered series anyway.

So to re-live in the adventure with Willy Fog, Rigadon, Tico (the unofficial mascot of the show :D), Princess Romy, the master of disguise; Transfer and the detective duo of Detective Inspector Dix and Detective Constable Bully, then be sure to own this great DVD set.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay! Willy Fog on DVD! 24 Oct 2011
By Mj Dean
I loved this show as a child when it was shown on CBBC. When I saw Amazon was selling the whole collection, I ordered it instantly! Under the excuse that my 3-year-old son would love it, hehe. But you know... he does love it! A "hardened" Ben10 and Spiderman fan, but he's now mad about Willy Fog.

Quality of the DVDs is fine; sometimes the audio is a bit weird (a bit quieter for a couple of minutes, or a bit tinny) but quality is good throughout. For some reason though, I remember the title song also being the lead-out song too, but it's not like that on these DVDs.

What's even better than the sheer nostaligic factor is that it's not even dated. Not like He-Man for example, where you cringe at how dated and laughable it has become over the years.

I definitely recommend this collection to anyone with children. As a youngster the show motivated me to read Jules Verne's book. Unlike modern children's shows, Willy Fog will also teach children stuff - like geography, how things were in the 19th Century, a little bit of foreign culture dare I say...
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I remember this animated series from the mid 80s, and I thought that my two children would enjoy it as well. It went down a treat as they loved it. They couldn't wait to see what happened next. Based on Jules Verne's Around the world in 80 days, excellent value for money that kept the children entertained for hours and also very enjoyable for the adults too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back gooood memories 25 Feb 2014
By Mr H
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Really was holding my breath when this arrived. I expected I would be let down. (Oh my God how could I have watched this as a kid!) But that was not so, I was thoroughly impressed with it. It entertained me so many years ago and entertained me again.

The quality of of the cartoon and story was excellent even for its time. I will be treating my niece and nephew to it. I know they will love it and will find Tico very funny!
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