Dubbing Wikia

Squirrel and Hedgehog (다람이와 고슴도치 Dalam-iwa Goseumdochi) also known by the English version as "Brave Soldiers" is a North Korean children's cartoon animated and distributed by SEK Studios, a North Korean animation studio known for working on several animated shows within North Korea. The show was broadcasted on North Korea's state-run "Korean Central Television" channel. The show aired between 1977 and 2013 and is regarded as one of North Korea's most popular animated television shows. In 2008, the show would, later on, be dubbed by Italian animation studio Mondo TV, a frequent collaborator with SEK Studios despite its propagandistic nature.

The English dub was recorded in New York.

Dubbing History[]

Not a lot is known about the dubbing of the series. However, supposedly during the Mid '90s, the Italian Production and Distribution Company Mondo TV acquired the Rights of Squirrel and Hedgehog, most likely due to being a frequent collaborator with SEK Studios on the production and dubbing of several of their Projects. Mondo TV would later dub the series in the 2000s in several different languages with new rights to the dubbing and distribution of the show and would later have dubbed the whole series minus the last few episodes. The dubs of Squirrel and Hedgehog can be found on Youtube and other sites for public viewing. However, it is not known where this particular dub was broadcasted outside of North Korea and of the state's television channels.

Differences from the Original[]

Dialogue - Some dialogue from the original version has been completely cut from the Dub script or has been entirely replaced by other dialogue. This is due to the language occasionally featured in the original series, which has been deemed too vulgar for a children's show by Mondo TV.

Dark/Vulgar Scene Editing - Throughout the original series, there are many references or outright depictions of murder and suicide by characters within the show. This is due to North Korea's radical propaganda that attempts to radicalize and influence its audience by utilizing violence and political commentary. Which violates much of what the world considers suitable for children. Due to this, all the dark content has been cut to maintain a cleaner version of the original show.