Today we present our first release: ‘Fables of the Green Forest’! It contains all 52 episodes, based on the books by 20th century author and nature conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. With audio English (44) and Spanish (8) & subs in English, Romanian and Dutch!
This animé series holds a very special place in our heart, and was the reason for us (Kai & Peter) to start our fansub group South Wind Subs. Far apart, we both grew up in small rural villages. We always think back with nostalgic feelings on these carefree times, and the wonderful programs we saw on TV. Broadcast times were limited and our receivers black-and-white but the magic was there, that was all that mattered!
End 1970s/Begin 80s, we would run home after school to be on time to watch ‘Fables of the Green Forest’, which made a lasting impression on us, and became an inseparable part of our childhoods. The stories about Johnny Chuck and the animals of the Green Forest sparked our love for the wonder of nature, a love which endures till this day! The episodes also taught us about right and wrong, and the importance of being kind and living in harmony with one another. And the series had fun characters too, like nosy Sammy Blue Jay and silly but scary Reddy the Fox.
Sadly, there never were dvd releases. Not yet knowing each other then, we both felt people should be able to see this long-lost treasure anew. In 2012, Kai found some Canadian English episodes and started making on his own subs from scratch. Peter acquired 44 eps. in higher quality and shared these on his fan site. Kai found Peter’s site, and collaboration began. Later, the 8 missing episodes were added by inserting a Spanish version. Many thanks to Cyber Zero, Mónica and Lordwen who translated Spanish for us! And to Silver Zero Subs for becoming our partner and helping us promote the result!
We hope you’ll enjoy (if you do, please leave a comment) and wish you all
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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We want to make a version with better video and JP audio.
( Povestiri din Pădurea Verde, Dieren van het Groene Woud )
( Features overlapping subtitles, tested in WMP Classic, VLC and MPV )