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.
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Series cast summary:
Leo Bardischewski
Simone Brahmann
Michael Brennicke
Jochen Busse
Viola Böhmelt
Eric P. Caspar
Niels Clausnitzer
Hans Jürgen Diedrich
Gernot Duda
Erich Ebert
Monica Faber
Pierre Franckh
Alice Franz
Erich Fritze
Michael Gahr
Dirk Galuba
Norbert Gastell
Wolf Goldan
Oliver Grimm
Marion Hartmann
Wolfgang Hess
Christina Hoeltel
Doris Jensen
Eva-Maria Lahl
Ingeborg Lapsien
Manfred Lichtenfeld
Erich Ludwig
Alexandra Mink
Eberhard Mondry
Horst Naumann
Ian Odle
Bruno W. Pantel
Leon Rainer
Walter Reichelt
Manuela Renard
Willi Röbke
Eva Ingeborg Scholz
Arnulf Schumacher
Otto Stern
Michael Tietz
Ursula Traun
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner
Irina Wanka
Herbert Weicker
Margit Weinert
Marianne Wischmann
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Nils (Neels) Holgersson is a young lad, who likes to sleep, eat and cause mischief among the animals on his parents farm. He enjoys to cause the animals pain. He captures a tomte (which is a small mythological creature, akin to a gnome, brownie or hob). The tomte proposes to give Nils a large gold coin in exchange for its freedom, but Nils declines. The tomte turn Nils into a tomte and is hunted by the farm animals seeking revenge. At the same time a farm goose attempts to join a swarm of wild geese, Nils jumps on the goose and escapes the wrath of the farm animals. He, the farm goose and his pat hamster then go on having adventures across Sweden, the farm goose learning to adapt to a life as a wild goose, and Nils trying to better himself so he will be accepted by the group of geese but also in hope that the tomte might be appeased and will return him to normal size. Written by Kooswillem

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8 January 1980 (Japan)  »

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Featured in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.23 (2015) See more »

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Nils Holgersson
(Italian Theme)
Music by Vince Tempera
Lyrics by Luigi Albertelli
Performed by Carlo, Enzo e Pino Romano
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Based on the childrens story by Selma Lagerlef.
2 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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