Don Chuck Castoro

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The adventures of a beaver pup and his friends in the forest of Clairefontaine. In 1975, 26 episodes were produced by Knack Productions in Japan, under the title, 'Don Chuck Monogatari'. The following year -- in 1976 -- another 76 episodes were produced by Knack under the title, 'Shin Don Chuck Monogatari'. Of the 99, 53 made up the French Canadian (Quebec) version dubbed by Bellevue Pathe in the 1980's. Known in French as 'Le Petit Castor', it aired on Teletoon Retro (Francais) in Canada in April 2009 until late February 2012.PlotCastor lives in the forest of Clairefontaine with his father -- his mother died when he was a baby. He misses his mother terribly and his love for her is reflected through his looking into the sky and 'talking' to her, resulting in a vision of the deceased, usually in the moon during the night. Family relationships are more often than not a focus of the series, through reunions, finding lost relatives and conflicts between family and friends, the latter sometimes resulting in a character running away from home. Happily, these situations end on a positive note.Meet The CharactersCastor: He is small, but he is so strong! This is the story of Castor, a carefree beaver pup living in the forest of Clairefontaine. Castor is always willing to give anyone a hand and his curious nature leads into many adventures with his friends. But Castor is still young and sometimes the adventures and questions can be quite a lot for his father to handle.Lily: One of Castor's best friends, Lily usually accompanies Castor on many of his adventures. A good-natured beaver pup, Lily can also be found helping out her mother at home or picking the most beautiful flowers. Dressed in red from bow to toes, Lily's wish is to be a princess who dances and sings, or to at least meet one someday!Daigo (pronounced dye-goh): When Castor isn't hanging around with Lily, he can be found with best friend Daigo. What this bear cub lacks in courage, he more than makes up for in feats of strength for someone so young when he and Castor are on an adventure. Daigo is usually found along the river trying to catch the big one -- he's a bear who loves to fish almost as much as he loves to eat!Mimi: A pleasant lilac bunny rabbit, Mimi can be found from time to time with Castor, Lily and Nounours on their adventures. Mimi somtimes finds herself in trouble even though her intentions are good. She is likely to fall for or in a trap and is eventually rescued by Castor. Mimi also tends to worry whenever there is a threat, but her parents and friends are there to comfort and reassure her that everything will be all right.Garou (pronounced gah-roo) (in English, werewolf): Garou is a wolf who is the chief troublemaker in Clairefontaine. He is jealous of Castor and his popularity and is usually challenging him in verbal confrontations or physical contests -- mostly on the losing end. On occasion, there is a good side to Garou, but only if he is rewarded in the form of a dessert, nuts or other food (cakes and cookies are his favourite)!Finaud (pronounced fee-noh) (in English, sly, cunning): One of Garou's sidekicks, this sly fox is the eyes and ears for Garou to let him know what Castor and his friends are up to. But Finaud also dreams of being the 'king' of Clairefontaine -- similar to Garou. At times, he becomes the target of physical punishment from Castor, before Castor's father stops him.Lourdaud (pronounced loor-doh) (in English: clumsy, oaf): Garou's other sidekick is Lourdaud the badger. If nothing else, he loves to play with his 'claquettes' (tap sticks)! Lourdaud is faithful to Garou, but lacks the strength and cleverness for his plans to work out.Aristotle: Castor's father finds taking care of his son is a handful. Between trying to raise his son on his own and helping him during his adventures, Mr. Castor is known for his philosophical views on life and his interest in science and the environment. Castor's father also loves to read -- now if he could just Castor to read a little more often!Christina: Lily's mother. She Is a good friend to Mr. Castor, similar to the friendship Lily experiences with Castor. She is very kind and appreciates the help from her daughter and is able to lend an ear to Castor and Daigo.Dr. Bouc (pronounced book) (in English, goat): In addition to being a doctor, he is also the forest elder who is looked up to for his wisdom. When Mr. Castor needs to know what to do or have a question answered, he usually goes to Dr. Bouc for advice. The two are very good friends.Margot (pronounced like Margo): Daigo's mother. Daigo's mother is good-hearted, but is strict when it comes to raising Daigo. Even when her son is telling the truth, she sometimes doesn't believe him to the point of calling him silly or punishing him.Oscar: Garou's stubborn grandfather, whose relationship with Mr. Castor is similar to that between Castor and Garou. Often ridicules Mr. Castor's scientific research and makes light of any warnings the senior Castor has for the animals of Clairefontaine regarding a danger resulting from an act of Nature.Fifi: Also known as Fute (foo-tay, meaning in English: 'smarty'). This little kangaroo lives up to her nickname and she'll only be too happy to tell you herself! Nicknamed 'Smarty' by her friends, Fifi is probably the only animal in Clairefontaine with a map of the world to go with her many books -- a world Castor and the others can only dream of. She proves to be more than capable of handling the scheming Garou, but there are times where she is too smart for her own good.Natasha: Castor's deceased mother. She died when Castor was just a baby, leaving Castor's father to take care of him. When his father is unable to help him, Castor looks to the sky to ask his mother's spirit to guide him.Other Characters:Tirelaine (pronounced teer-len): A leopard who as a bandit, threatened to harm Castor, Lily and Daigo as they searched for a plant to help an ill Finaud. He changed his ways after Castor made good on a promise to deliver the plant to Finaud and return to rescue Lily and Daigo before sundown. Tirelaine becomes a friend of Castor and later rescues him and his father from a trio of bandits who kick them out of their home and move in.*Pappy: Fifi's baby brother. Fifi is excited when Pappy is born, wanting to be a 'big sister', but learns parenting is a big responsibility when Pappy has to be rescued after being abducted during the night. This adorable joey -- baby kangaroo -- is the apple of his mother's eye and is happy to meet anyone, even Garou...as long as he doesn't take him away!*not shown in Quebec/Canada.

Attori principali: Kazuko Sawada
Genere: Animazione
Network: TV Tokyo

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Stagione 1

1x1 - Mimi And The Domestic Dispute

Castor's rabbit friend Mimi decides to run away from home because her parents won't stop arguing.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-04-1975

1x2 - The Search For Felix

Castor and his friends help reunite Minouchette -- a kitten -- with her older brother.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-04-1975

1x3 - The Rebellion

Feeling unfairly treated by their parents, Castor and his friends decide to build their own clubhouse.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-04-1975

1x4 - La piscine/Everyone Into The Pool!

Garou attempts to take advantage of Castor's acts of heroism by asking him to construct a swimming pool -- by himself.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-05-1975

1x5 - In Pursuit Of Honey

Castor and Daigo travel to the Dark Valley for honey needed to help Nounours' ailing mother.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-05-1975

1x6 - The Solar Eclipse

Garou convinces the animals of Clairefontaine that Castor's father practises black magic prior to a solar eclipse.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-05-1975

1x7 - Le livre des contes/Castor And The Beanstalk

Castor is the hero in this version of the fairy tale, 'Jack And The Beanstalk'.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-05-1975

1x8 - Le cadeau d'anniversaire/Happy Birthday, Lily

Castor builds a wooden chariot to give Lily her birthday present -- a tour of Clairefontaine -- after she's injured by one of Finaud's traps.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-06-1975

1x9 - Le vilain garnement/Little Rascal

A young squirrel acts like a brat towards everyone he meets and no one knows why.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-06-1975

1x10 - La mine d'or/Aristotle's Gold Mine

Everyone is curious to know what Castor's father is doing in the forest in the middle of the night.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-06-1975

1x11 - Un malade recalcitrant/Stubborn Patient

Garou's grandfather chooses to depend on repeating a magic phrase to cure his injured leg, rather than have Dr. Bouc perform surgery on it.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-06-1975

1x12 - La marjolainette/Double Jeopardy

Castor races to save Finaud after he eats a poisoned mushroom and Lily and Daigo from a trio of leopard bandits -- all before sundown.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-07-1975

1x13 - Histoire des bandits/A Bandit's Tale

Castor's new friend Tirelaine -- the former leopard bandit -- is being framed for robberies he hasn't committed.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-07-1975

1x14 - La mâchoire de monstre/The Monster's Jaw

During a cleanup of the forest, Castor discovers a jaw with sharp teeth -- and a trap is set to determine who it belongs to.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-07-1975

1x15 - La jaconde/The Masterpiece

Castor runs away after he's punished for accidentally ruining a painting his father was working on.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-08-1975

1x16 - L'aiglon/The Baby Eagle

Castor attempts to care for an eaglet after he and Lily find an abandoned egg -- unaware that the mother is looking for it.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-08-1975

1x17 - La deluge/The Flood

The animals of Clairefontaine prepare for the worst when Castor's father warns of a rainstorm and subsequent flood that are about to hit -- except Garou and his friends.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-08-1975

1x18 - L'honneur de Garou/Garou's Honour

Garou is frustrated when he can't seem to defeat Castor in any physical competition -- and that he'll embarass the Garou family name.

1x19 - La petite sirene/The Mermaid

Daigo discovers what looks like a mermaid in the forest pond -- who's captured by Garou for use as a sideshow attraction.

1x20 - La dynastie de Rotanovich/Lourdaud Becomes A Hero

A situation involving a raccoon with a fraudulent claim to ruling Clairefontaine results in an unlikely hero in Lourdaud, not long after he's excommunicated by Garou.

1x21 - Monsieur Tonnerre/Thunderstruck

Finaud attempts to exploit everyone's belief in a 'lightning spirit' after a thunderstorm hits Clairefontaine.

1x22 - Le chateau de sucre/A Strange Trip

Finaud's rafting trip to what he believes is a castle made of candy results in Castor and LIly taking care of him when he falls ill with a fever.

1x23 - L'empereur Dracula/Emperor Dracula

Castor, Lily and Daigo hatch a plan to rid Clairefontaine of a greedy wolf named Dracula who claims himself to be 'emperor' -- after the wolf soundly prevents Castor from rescuing Mimi.

1x24 - La magicien Nostradamus/Uncle Nostradamus

Lourdaud becomes the strongest in Clairefontaine to everyone's amazement, unaware that it's really his lookalike uncle Nostradamus, who only wants his nephew to be more sly and courageous.

1x25 - Le maitre et seigneur de la foret/The Invaders

The animals of Clairefontaine fight off an invasion led by Balthazar the lion.

1x26 - Un nouvel ami/A New Friend

A search for a ghost in the forest results in Castor, Lily and Daigo befriending a hermit warthog.

Stagione 2

2x1 - Un etrange voyageur/The Magic Artist

Drawings by a talented travelling artist materialize into the real thing for Castor, Lily and Daigo.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-04-1975

2x2 - Tante Renardine/Aunt Renardine

Finaud's Aunt Renardine traps Castor in an attempt to make Finaud 'king' of Clairefontaine.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-05-1975

2x3 - La flûte en bambou/The Bamboo Flute

Nothing seems to work in reuniting a cat named Rosette with her grandfather, until she plays a flute he made for her.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-07-1975

2x4 - The Faithful Servant

Lourdaud runs away after he feels Garou has taken him for granted.

2x5 - Devil's Mountain

Castor and Daigo rush to get a special flower from the barren Devil's Mountain -- it's the only thing that will save Lily's bedridden mother from a fatal illness.

2x53 - Les abandonnes de la foret/Left Alone In Clairefontaine

Castor and Lily come to the rescue of sibling squirrels abandoned by their parents and work to reunite the family.

2x7 - All That Glitters

A family of white bears learns there are things more valuable than gold after a flood destroys their home and newfound riches.

2x8 - Something In The Air

Castor and his father, along with Daigo and Dr. Bouc, aim to chop down a large flower with poisonous pollen, but Garou has plans of his own for the plant.

2x9 - Garou Has A Crush

Garou experiences unrequited love when he attempts to express his feelings for a lamb nicknamed 'Little Red Riding Hood', but others -- including Castor -- think he's up to no good.

2x6 - Le petit kangourou fute/The Smart Little Kangaroo

Castor, Lily and Daigo welcome a kangaroo named Fifi to Clairefontaine, and she quickly becomes a thorn in the side of Garou and his sidekicks.

2x10 - The Ivory Hunter

A seal passing himself off as an archeologist tricks Castor and Daigo into helping him find the frozen remains of mammoths for research, but he only wants the ivory for financial gain.

2x11 - Rhinoceros On The Run

Castor and friends protect a rhinoceros whose monstrous appetite has a sheriff chasing after him.

2x12 - Message In A Bottle

Castor's father and Dr. Bouc join Castor, Lily and Daigo on a trip to answer an SOS from a filly and her grandfather.

2x13 - A Threatening Letter

A panther named Leo wants revenge on Dr. Bouc, blaming him for an operation that killed his son, only to discover he's alive and well.

2x14 - A Broken Home

Lily is taken away by an angry bear who wants her to be a playmate for his daughter.

2x15 - Natasha

Castor is over the moon that there is a maternal figure in his life again when a beaver the spitting image of his mother -- including a similar first name -- is taken in by the Castors and nursed back to health.

2x16 - Lily Is Kidnapped!

Castor suspects something is wrong when a stranger named Narcisse takes a particular interest in Lily.

2x17 - Goupil The Great

A fox named Goupil claims he is Finaud's dead father and that he can predict terrible events in Clairefontaine, which can only be prevented if everyone does what he says.

2x18 - Danger In The Valley Of The Wolves

Castor and Lily visit the 'forbidden' Valley Of The Wolves -- where an act of courage lands Castor in hot water.

2x19 - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

A wolf named Elegant is accepted as the Clairefontaine police officer after he saves Lily and Mimi -- until Castor's father discovers Elegant's true intentions.

2x20 - Fight In The Forest

Daigo's uncle Balourd returns to Clairefontaine as an old enemy seeks revenge on him over a confrontation years earlier.

2x21 - The Condor's Prey

Castor and Daigo work to rescue Fifi when she's snatched by a condor.

2x22 - Garou Grows Up

Garou attempts to turn over a new leaf to prove he's 'better' than Castor.

2x23 - Home Invasion

Tirelaine returns to rescue Castor and his father after the pair are kicked out of their own home by a trio of bandits.

2x24 - The Hazelnut Festival

Hazelnuts and other food collected for an annual spring festival go missing.

2x25 - Race To Treasure

Castor and Daigo -- with Garou and his sidekicks following them -- search for a treasure in the mountains in Clairefontaine intended to help a chimpanzee professor and the inhabitants of his village.

2x26 - The Painter's Daughter

Castor and his father help Amandine -- a monkey -- find her mother, who Amandine has been told died years ago.