It is the early 17th century in France. Dogtanian is a simpleton countryside dog that aspires to join the ranks of the Royal Musketeers – the personal guard of King of France Louis XIII and his Queen, Anne of Austria. Thirsty for adventures, he never looks back to an opportunity to save the day or his beloved Julliet. Together with his friends Sandy the horse; Planchet the servant; and the three muskehounds Athos, Porthos and Aramis; Dogtanian will fight Cardinal Richelieu's evil plots to seize the power of France. However, his goal won’t be easy, as Cardinal Richelieu has powerful allies that will do anything to defeat the noble musketeers including the Treacherous Milady, the ever-fleeting Count Rochefort and the clumsy Captain Widdemer.
Detail-oriented, meticulous Willy Fog lives in London and is in the process of hiring a new butler. While at the pub that day, Willy finds himself faced with a fascinating question: how many days would it take to travel the world? While his comrades believe it would take three months, Willy wagers he can do it in only eighty days - a wager that his peers meet with a 20,000 pound reward if he is able to pull it off. Willy and his new butler set forth that very evening to complete their quest - but challenges await! A devious wolf has been hired to stop Willy from achieving his goal, and two nosy inspectors are on Willy's trail, certain that he was responsible for a bank robbery...
Old school anime from the days when children-targeted shows still kept the trail left by Disney's works, using anthropomorphized animals as the only characters.
Even so, they are still quite enjoyable even if lots of water passed under the bridge of animation since the 80s.
A total blast from the past comes in the form of two classic tales re-told with the help of some friendly animal faces. Willy Fog travelling around the world in 80 days is now a friendly lion, and the 3 Musketeers are played by a group of handsome hounds. Childish in nature, these shows will definitely appeal to kids of the 80's (especially those that can remember the BBC broomcuboard).
If you're old enough to have watched and loved one, the other should definitely appeal to you.
Dogtanian was a favourite of mine growing up and watching television. It was only later that I discovered Willy Fog, to be honest they are both very similar in a lot of respects and of course they are aimed at younger children but there is a lot of appeal if you appreciate older animation and that retro feeling of nostalgia you get when watching something so old.
If you like one of them you are going to at least enjoy the other one.
Many insects call the underbrush and flowerbeds of the garden their home; one such insect is Maya, a curious and friendly honeybee who enjoys a good adventure and a playful time with others. Along with her friends Willy the Bee and Phillip the grasshopper, Maya meets a variety of characters including a lonely cricket, lofty cockroach, and steadfast army ants! Whether it's hiding from the sun or avoiding mean wasps, there's always a good time to be had in the world of the small!
Since the death of their parents, Tom Sawyer and his academic brother Sid have been raised by their aunt Polly in a small village called Saint Petersburg. Tom is a disobedient boy; he gives his aunt a hard time, ditches school to go fishing in the Mississippi River, climbs trees, and plays pirate games with his friend Huck. Although Tom usually does not attend school, he is quite popular among the pupils; even Tom’s crush, the pretty Becky, grows fond of him. Without a care in the world, Tom leads his friends into adventures; from catching boars or solving murders, there’s never a dull day for the intrepid Tom!