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22-02-2009, 12:53   #1
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Strange cartoon on rte.

I put a thread about this about a year ago to no avail so ill give it another try.I remember a cartoon on rte in the late 70s ,early 80s.It was about a concert pianist and had no dialogue,each cartoon was fairly short ,maybe 10 minuites.It always started with the pianist starting a concert and then somehow he enters the piano into another world and having adventures.The one i remember most was a sort of arabian nights type one where he was chased in a sportscar by a genie.Its been driving me mad for years so if anyone has any ideas id appreciate it.
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I remember it but I don't remember the name. I don't think for some reason it was an English language cartoon but was dubbed in English. It was out about late 1980 or early 1981.

I can only remember one episode in which he went into the world of Peter and the Wolf.
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I remember it but I don't remember the name. I don't think for some reason it was an English language cartoon but was dubbed in English. It was out about late 1980 or early 1981.

I can only remember one episode in which he went into the world of Peter and the Wolf.
I'm glad to know I dident dream the whole thing.I'd love to know the name of it if anyone else can remember.
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dont remember that...but now your on the subject of cartoons...there was a cartoon movie back in the 80`s sort of like the lord of the rings...it was about elves and fairies whos world was being taken over by a mad fairy who was like hitler...i cant for the life of me remember what it was called...the lead good guy had a beard and was a fairy i think..if anyone could remember this it would put my mind at rest cheers
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found it...its called wizards and its from 1977 great movie if ye get a chance to see it...
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Bumping this on the off chance anyone knows the name of this cartoon.Still stumped after all these years.If it helps the pianist character in it had glasses and a beard,in retrospect he looked a bit like those carricatures that Rolf Harris used to do of himself.I vaugely seem to remember that he'd enter the piano through that door part that swings open on the top then (I think) he would walk down steps into the other dimension where the adventures would take place.It would always end with him being in some kind of danger and then before anything bad happened he would be back in the real world,maybe that it was a dream.I can't exactly remember.

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Bumping this on the off chance anyone knows the name of this cartoon.Still stumped after all these years.
I remember this thing. What a blast from the past.

Leave it with me and I'll have a search tomorrow.
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I can't help you but I'm amazed that someone posted the query seven years ago, got his first reply three years later, and now it's been revived again four years after that. So now I'm curious.
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I remember this thing. What a blast from the past.

Leave it with me and I'll have a search tomorrow.
When I saw the post last night the first thing I was thinking of was Mr Benn. Even though I know it's wrong, I can't get it out of my head.
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29-06-2016, 12:55   #10
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When I saw the post last night the first thing I was thinking of was Mr Benn. Even though I know it's wrong, I can't get it out of my head.
No,it definitely wasn't Mr Benn.It had a pretty similar feel all right.The one episode of it that I can remember in any clear detail had him in a kind of Arabian Nights type scenario and it featured a genie in a lamp.The main character got hold of the lamp and was making all kinds of riches and treasure appear for himself and an open top sportscar.There was a scene with him driving off in the sportscar with I think maybe all his treasure loaded into it and the genie flying in the air chasing him,there was an ariel view from the genies POV of the car speeding down a road.The genie I think makes the car disappear and he catches up with the pianist.The genie who I think was giant sized points his finger threateningly at the pianists nose then theres a flash and hes back in the real world with the adventure over.It always used to end like that,with him transported back just when something bad or dangerous was going to happen,he might have been in bed,not sure.

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Sparkys Magic Piano?
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Sparkys Magic Piano?
Just looked it up there.No its not that,the cartoon I saw would have been shown on RTE circa 1978-80.I have a feeling it was European even though it had no dialogue,it might have been "inspired" by Mr Benn as they both have very similar scenarios and thats where the confusion is coming from.
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http://www.epguides.com

Maybe this might help, not sure if you can search by year or if it goes back as far as the 80's.
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I think I remember the cartoon about the pianist. don't know the name of the show, but I think the pianist was called Professor Plinkett E. Plunk.
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RTE used to show lots of Eastern European cartoons to fill in when a programme ran short in those days. Always loved them. Actually… bit of a long shot, but you could see if RTE has any record of what the animation might have been. I think a lot of them were Czech.

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