- 1. Octopussy from the second floor (Czechoslovakia, 1986)
- 2. Adventures in the holidays (Czechoslovakia, 1978)
- 3. Arabella (Czechoslovakia, 1979-1981)
- 4. We are all definitely out-of-school (Czechoslovakia, 1984)
- 5. Pan Tau (Czechoslovakia-Germany, 1970-1978)
- 6. The Academy of pan Blots (Poland, 1983)
- 7. The antics of the twins (Poland, 1978)
- 8. Pan Samochodzik the Templars (Poland, 1971)
- 9. Holidays with ghosts (Poland, 1970)
- 10. The bowler hat and bulbous nose (Hungary, 1978)
Oh, and wonderful children's programs (both entertaining and very informative) in the Soviet Union, were many.
And a great children's movie also showed almost every day, often just at the time when the school was returning the children, after studying in the first shift.
It is a pleasure to use in class or to throw the briefcase into the corner, turn on the TV (no matter color or even black and white) and watch open-mouthed as the red dummy proves to all around that the wizards exist; how brave Gerda saves Kai; as old Hottabych and Volka are traveling on a flying carpet...
But the best fairy tales and films were, of course, serial (simply because they can be enjoyed longer): remember, though, beloved by most of the "Guest from the future" or "Petrov and Vasechkina", "the adventures of electronics", "In search of captain Grant", "Makar-Pathfinder".
And even on TV sometimes showed "not our" films for children and adolescents: Hungarian, Yugoslav, Polish, Czech. Oh yeah! It was a real feast! Because after all cinema of Eastern Europe was slightly different: unusual, strange, often more vivid than ours.
And somewhere in the background, we saw old houses with tiled roofs, and real stone castles, something we have not had anywhere except in the Baltic States. It was very interesting and unusual!
And let's together remember at least 10 "of those" children's TV series from the socialist countries that we once looked with great pleasure?
10. The bowler hat and bulbous nose (Hungary, 1978)
Hungarian mini-series "Bowler hat and bulbous nose" in the genre of family Comedy we remember the bad: first, because it was shown on TV only 2 times – in 1982 and in 1985; and secondly, a series of 4 full length has been shortened for demonstration in the Soviet Union to short – at 23 minutes each.
In addition, this film was designed for a younger age group (approximately 10 years).
Nevertheless, good, heartwarming, sometimes, of course, very naive series about how ordinary kids have very real Amateur circus Studio and still managed to "win your audience", is the most warm memories.
9. Holidays with ghosts (Poland, 1970)
But the Polish "Holidays with ghosts" – the film is clearly not for kids. 7 half-hour series describes how three old friends (Pelco, Mickey and the Peak – that is, the Pearls, Mandarin and picador), came to vacation in the village, near which is almost completely destroyed the old fortress, unable to believe the local rumors about ghosts living there, trying to reveal her secret.
And one night they see near the ruins of a very strange man (or is it not human?). So what happens there?
Suddenly in the ruins of the fortress hide not ghosts, they are real thieves (or worse, spyware)? And isn't there a hurry to get out of this dark history?
8. Pan Samochodzik the Templars (Poland, 1971)
Another Polish TV series about a brave and restless boys. Pan Samochodzik – in fact, historian and traveler, Tomas, has received his nickname because he travels everywhere on his favorite "all-terrain" car, looking for various interesting items from the distant past in the study of historical mysteries.
And in this series the film Samochody with three local lads trying to find the legendary treasure, which was allegedly left by the knights Templar. And they've already figured out the password, which will help you to find "caches" the Templars: "Treasure is where your heart is".
But here in their quest interferes with a strange company: a beautiful foreigner, her father and their companion pole. They obviously do not want anyone to share a mysterious treasure and will do anything to possess it.
By the way, a beautiful villain in the film is played by none other than Eva Shikulska – Frenchwoman Pauline Gebl from "star of captivating happiness", and Camobodia – Stanislaw Mikulski – captain Hans Kloss from the "Bet larger than life".
7. The antics of the twins (Poland, 1978)
Much less mysterious, but very funny 6-episode TV series about Tomek and Tosho – twins decided to switch places. By the way, the role of the clever Tosi and Tomboy Tomek performed not twins, the same age as Anna and Wojciech Sieniawski. They're really quite similar.
So, the story begins with the fact that another bullying father wants to send to Tomek stern uncle in the village for reeducation. Tomek, of course, is not thrilled by this prospect, especially since he just on the nose swimming competition.
And when it comes to uncle, instead of Tomek in the village goes Tosya, disguised in the clothes of his brother. But the problem is that the book had to go to other relatives. And Tom has to dress up in her dress, not to reveal the hoax and not a substitute sister.
Tikhon Tosho necessarily have to participate in the idea village boys (from which she, of course, terrified), and Tomek in a dress rides a slingshot with local bullies. Of course, it can not continue.
6. The Academy of pan Blots (Poland, 1983)
I think, Mr. Blot and his magic Academy you will also remember without difficulty. One of the main characters – a boy Adam Neskladushka (i.e., "Loser"), who most of all loves to read, gets an invitation to the most fabulous Academy, where Professor pan Klyaksa teaches lakopenia, the language of plants and animals and other unusual discipline.
Together with other curious guys (they all have names starting on A) Adam learns to see interesting and vivid dreams and to do good deeds. Studying takes a lot of fun: the guys dancing, singing, flying, talking with a talking Starling, eating colored glass and easily traveled out of a fairy tale in a fairy tale.
But once the Academy gets a very strange boy (who eventually turns out to be malicious doll). He was thrown in here to force the pan Blot to close its fabulous school. By the way, the ending of the movie is quite sad (if not to say unjust), but in 1986 came out much more optimistic (but more serious) continued: "the Journey of pan Blots".
5. Pan Tau (Czechoslovakia-Germany, 1970-1978)
Charismatic magician in the hat-the bowler hat, pan Tau spoke little, but he was able to create "out of nothing" any necessary items, to help children solve personal and family problems and worked many other miracles. He was just doing a hand gesture over his bowler hat and clicked his fingers, and all the infantile wishes immediately came true.
Pan Tau always appeared at the right time, and he is a real hero and defender of children, is easily solved all the problems. You are very sorry for the living carp, which dad bought for Christmas dinner?
Pan Tau will affect bowler, Karp and scream in a human voice to the Pope, who appeared with a hammer in order to have to deal with it and put in the oven: "do Not touch the Albertik! Now put that thing!" Funny? Of course! And how fun (all except the startled Pope). And carp tomorrow will be lowered into the hole.
In the USSR, was shown all 3 seasons (33 episodes), and yards actually emptied when the TV was another of them.
4. We are all definitely out-of-school (Czechoslovakia, 1984)
Another very good family film (13 episodes). But it is not for kids but rather for teenagers-high school students, because there are no witches, no ghosts, or other mysterious phenomena, but there is ordinary life and personal happiness and, of course, the problems of boys and girls studying at a Czech secondary school (and their parents, teachers and pioneer leaders – Yes, in Czechoslovakia, too, were pioneers).
Two girlfriends-a high school girl messed up enough because of what I want to do after school a good educational institution, and learning from them, not really, because, first, both girls are in love with, and besides, one of their parents's divorce.
Serious Lubos tries to protect younger brother is a very kind and naive ginger-grader Jirku – from the knowledge that Jirka turns out to be a foster child.
A young teacher Michal Karthik openly courting the pioneer Yana (and all high school students in the course, and even trying to help Michal to get the attention of Yana). All the characters were very "real", they wanted to sincerely empathize and sympathize.
3. Arabella (Czechoslovakia, 1979-1981)
And this long (also 13 episodes) and vibrant tale with a very unexpected plot twists remember, perhaps, all children of the 1980s and early 1990s. it All starts with the fact that working in television pan Mayer (who lead a children's show about fairy tales) accidentally finds a magic bell. The ringing of the bell suddenly appears a magician Rumburak, who is obliged to fulfill every wish of Mr Mayer.
And then events begin to gain momentum: pan Mayer enters the country of fairy tales and accidentally kills the only a talking wolf. Rumburak (who else?) is "extreme" – he has taken the magic attributes, and the transform into a wolf. With the help of Baba Yaga, it returns its shape and begins to take revenge.
It turns out that Rumburak long wanted to take over the country of fairy tales and become its king, marrying the beautiful Princess Arabella. Then the king sends a Royal sorcerer of pan Vigo, and with it, Arabella and her sister Xenia in our world for Mr. Mayer. He says that if he brewed the whole story, let him and helps bring everything back in place.
In the end, Arabella falls in love with the son of Mr Mayer Peter (and it's mutual!) and decides to stay with him. A fairy-tale heroes with the help of Dinner and Margency (younger brother and sisters Peter, willfully fled in a story) are trying to overcome Rumburak.
Since the series has been very successful (like Czech and Soviet children), in 1985 and 1993 came two continue: a three-part "Rumburak" and as much as 26 half-hour episodes of "Arabella returns or Rumburak – king of the Country of fairy Tales".
2. Adventures in the holidays (Czechoslovakia, 1978)
Once on Soviet television in June 1984, the premiere of "Adventure vacation" (from the original short 13 episodes it has been specially made 4 long), in all the courts started to play "the Shirt".
In the series tells of one conventional Slovak boys, staged in a forest near the town of Cabover (in High Tatras) your own "headquarters" and found a strange girl who could fly, walk on water and clone any item with a simple device that she wore in the belt buckle.
As it turned out, Mike (so had an amazing guest) arrived from the planet Gurun. Thanks to her new friends, she gradually begins to understand the world, to understand human emotions and to feel affection and even love. Of course, when Mike learn adults become interested in journalists and some mysterious intelligence.
The film is very bright, funny, with a great sense of humor, so many people remember him in detail so far (including a song of the splash).
1. Octopussy from the second floor (Czechoslovakia, 1986)
Another series of Czech children's film that caused almost an epidemic "epidemic" games "in osminozhka". God, how much blue and green clay was turned into his main characters – strange creatures, extracted from the depths of the ocean a scientific expedition and escaped from the scientists from ship to shore.
Here, on the sandy beach, they found John and Eva, brother and sister, who came with their parents on vacation. They blinded from the incomprehensible "oblate" pieces with the eyes of two charismatic octopus, Blue and Green.
As it turned out, these amazing creatures are able to accumulate energy, I love salt, and a fast learner (so, after a couple of days they began to talk and later to read books, "erasing" while read line).
John and Eva, of course, take my strange Pets with them to Prague, and Blue and Green starting to settle into the city. They have the best of intentions: they want to help their young friends "saved" them from scholars, in all things.
But, because they do not quite understand human relationships and habits that regularly arrange a little "accident" (e.g., overhearing the quarrel of the parents of Dinner and eve, octopuses "help" them to divide property, cutting in half all the furniture, and mother's Grand piano thrown out of the window and wanted dad).
By the way, the four-part "Osminozhka from the second floor", which had a truly phenomenal success, there are two-part sequel: "Octopussy wish you a merry Christmas" (released in 1987).