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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.

Synopsis

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.

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Alfred J. Kwak English opening

Opening Theme

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End of Alfred J Kwak Video-The Ruby Of The Crown

Closing Theme

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Alfred-jodocus-kwak-alfred-j-kwak-51.8.jpg Alfred J. Kwak Megumi Hayashibara Jill Lidstone
Dolf-the-crow-alfred-j-kwak-2.81.jpg Dolf Shigeru Chiba Melvyn Hayes
Henk-the-mole-alfred-j-kwak-4.4.jpg Henk Kenichi Ogata John Baddeley
Winnie-wana-alfred-j-kwak-8.86.jpg Winnie Yuko Kobayashi ¿?

Additional Voices / Unidentified Roles

  • John Baddeley
  • Lyn Beardsall
  • Alan Carr
  • Steve Cooke
  • Melvyn Hayes
  • Jill Lidstone
  • Hugo Myatt

Notes

  • Alfred's middle name is changed from "Jodocus" to "Jonathan" in the dub.
  • The audio on the DVD release has an issue with the English audio being on the left audio track, and the music/sfx track on the right track. This issue does not apply to the opening or end themes.

Music

  • Opening: "Never Keep a Good Duck Down"
Original Singer: Megumi Hayashibara
Vocals: Alan Carr, Russell Shaw
  • Ending: "Alfred Song"
Original Singer: Megumi Hayashibara
Vocals: Alan Carr

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
Channel 4 United Kingdom United Kingdom

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Pegasus Entertainment 1995-1999 VHS.jpg Various Episodes PAL United Kingdom United Kingdom
4 Volumes
Teleimage Inc. 2007 DVD.jpg Episodes 1-12 0
NTSC
4 Discs

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