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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils 

Nirusu no fushigi na tabi (original title)
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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Helga Anders ...  Hamster Krümel 52 episodes, 1980-1981
Erich Ludwig Erich Ludwig 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Alexandra Mink Alexandra Mink 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Eberhard Mondry Eberhard Mondry 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Ian Odle Ian Odle 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Bruno W. Pantel Bruno W. Pantel 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Leon Rainer Leon Rainer 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Walter Reichelt Walter Reichelt 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Manuela Renard Manuela Renard 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Willi Röbke Willi Röbke 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Eva Ingeborg Scholz Eva Ingeborg Scholz 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Arnulf Schumacher Arnulf Schumacher 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Otto Stern Otto Stern 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Tietz Michael Tietz 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Ursula Traun Ursula Traun 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner Ulf-Jürgen Wagner 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Irina Wanka Irina Wanka 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Herbert Weicker Herbert Weicker 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Margit Weinert Margit Weinert 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Marianne Wischmann 51 episodes, 1980-1981
Alexander Allerson 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Leo Bardischewski Leo Bardischewski 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Simone Brahmann Simone Brahmann 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Brennicke Michael Brennicke 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Jochen Busse 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Viola Böhmelt Viola Böhmelt 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Peter Capell 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Eric P. Caspar Eric P. Caspar 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Niels Clausnitzer Niels Clausnitzer 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Cramer 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Hans Jürgen Diedrich Hans Jürgen Diedrich 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Gernot Duda Gernot Duda 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Erich Ebert Erich Ebert 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Monica Faber Monica Faber 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Pierre Franckh 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Alice Franz Alice Franz 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Erich Fritze Erich Fritze 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Gahr Michael Gahr 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Dirk Galuba 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Norbert Gastell 50 episodes, 1980-1981
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Oliver Grimm 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael Habeck 50 episodes, 1980-1981
Marion Hartmann Marion Hartmann 50 episodes, 1980-1981
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan | Austria

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 January 1980 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

nils holgerson See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the German dubbed version, the voice is spoken by the charismatic German actress Helga Anders. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Magical Angel Creamy Mami: Star tanjioo (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Nils Holgersson
(Italian Theme)
Music by Vince Tempera
Lyrics by Luigi Albertelli
Performed by Carlo, Enzo e Pino Romano
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cursed boy leaves home to travel with a pack of wild geese
5 February 2002 | by huluvu38See all my reviews

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.


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