Fables of the Green Forest

Original name: Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck
Year: 1973
Episodes: 52
Status: Completed – links below
Sub language: English, Polish, Dutch, Romanian
Sub creators: Old Castle & South Wind Subs
RAW: Moozzi2 (1080p) & Kirion (720p)
Special thanks: Cyber Zero, Mónica, Lordwen for help with creation of the 1st subs version (2016) on which these subs are based, Gango for initial translation of OP/EN songs
NL/PL/RO title: Dieren van het Groene Woud
Opowieści z Zielonego Lasu
Povestiri din Pădurea Verde
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The young woodchuck Rocky (Johnny in the books) leaves the nest to build a home of his own in the distant Green Forest. There, he meets a pretty girl woodchuck called Polly, and other characters like: curious Peter Rabbit, who is always scared easily, gossipy Sammy Jay, Chatterer the Red Squirrel, who is the forest prankster, wise Old Grandfather Frog, and many others like Bobby Raccoon, Jimmy Skunk, Buster Bear and Uncle Billy Possum. All strive to live in harmony and to avoid dangerous enemies like Reddy Fox, Mean Weasel, hawks or man. Fables of the Green Forest is an adaptation of several children’s books about animals, written mostly between 1910 and 1920 by American writer Thornton W. Burgess. The stories in these books were inspired by the writer’s own childhood in Massachusetts, where he grew up surrounded by nature and wildlife. This environment induced a conservationist spirit in the author, that is felt througout his works, which were meant to both entertain as well as educate about the natural world that surrounds us. This love for nature is also very much present in the anime and the tone is quite similar. Noteworthy are the naturalistic descriptions of animal behavior (an example of this is the episode “Paddy Builds a Dream House” about the building skills of Paddy Beaver), the sense of community, the beautiful colors, and the lovely background music.