Alfred J. Kwak (小さなアヒルの大きな愛の物語 あひるのクワック Chiisana Ahiru no Ōkina Ai no Monogatari: Ahiru no Kwak) is a Dutch-Japanese anime television series based on a Dutch theatre show by Herman van Veen and was co-produced by VARA, Telecable Benelux B.V., ZDF and TV Tokyo and was first shown in 1989. It consists of 52 episodes.
Alfred J Kwak lost his parents, brothers and sisters when he was young. He was raised by a mole. The series covers the life of Alfred from the day he is born. In his life Alfred tries to help all sorts of animals all over the world. Unlike many other cartoons targeted for children, Alfred J. Kwak features exceptionally mature and often sad themes. Amongst others it deals with different social and political issues, such as abuse of power, but also raises important values such as friendship and solidarity.