Like an authentic Proust madeleine, the credits of cartoons from our childhood have a powerful nostalgic effect, carrying an emotional charge capable of making us regress and melt instantly. The proof by ten.
We can no longer count the animated series, Japanese or not, which left a lasting mark on our childhood, whether we were born in the 70s, 80s or 90s: Cobra, Inspector gadget, Cosmocats, Mask, Princess Sarah, Jeanne and Serge, Ken the Survivor, Denver the Last Dinosaur, Nicky Larson, Lady Oscar, Olive & Tom, the Mysterious Cities of Gold, Ulysses 31 … The list is almost endless.
From there a small selection of ten generic favorites, for fun. That of plunging back into childhood with delight and gluttony thanks to a real Proust madeleine.
And you, what was yours? Say it in the comments!
Jeanne and Serge
In the team there is now a young girl who packs a punch / She knows how to play with talent and her heart is leaping / The boy she loves a lot suddenly enters / And for her the world is there in the eyes of Serge, Serge, Serge … / Jeanne and Serge, love at first sight at the volleyball match / Jeanne and Serge, love from the first sight!
It is to Valérie Barouille that we owe the interpretation of this credits, to listen again below!
It is an understatement to say that many were the children and young teenagers to vibrate with the adventures of the adorable Jeanne Hazuki, her passion for volleyball and her more or less upset loves for the handsome Serge. Anime series in 58 episodes of 26 minutes created by Shizuo Koizumi, Jeanne and Serge was broadcast for the first time in France in 1987, in the show (cult!) Yeh! School is over on La Cinq. And will of course be broadcast multi later on other channels, such as Antenne 2 or TF1, in the Club Dorothée.
The success of the series was absolutely phenomenal, to the point of even making the cover of a TV magazine (Télé pocket). And above all aroused a huge enthusiasm for registrations in Volleyball clubs, while sport began to compete with football in the playgrounds. A fashion phenomenon which however disappeared when the series stopped.
With nearly a hundred adaptations ranging from cinema to plays to television series, the character of Sherlock Holmes, created by Scottish novelist Arthur Conan Doyle in the 19th century, is now known to all generations.
Viewers of the youth program Cabou Cadin and Dorothy Club particularly remember the eponymous program in 26 episodes of the 1980s, and which takes up the adventures of the famous detective and his sidekick, Doctor Watson, facing the shenanigans of Professor Moriarty.
Represented in the form of canines, the characters carefully investigate and solve various mysteries throughout the series, all driven by the combined talents of directors Hayao Miyazaki to whom we owe the Ghibli films, and Kyosuke Mikuriya, head of other mythical animes of the time such as Georgie and Ulysses 31.
The wonderful French credits, carried by a magnificent music, were sung by Amélie Morin, with a very childish tone of voice. The greatest of detectives / Yes he is, Sherlock Holmes here he is / He lives in Baker Street / And pursues Moriarty the villain / Elegant brigand, cane in hand / Unmasked by the cleverest Sherlock Holmes!
French animated television series in 52 13-minute episodes created by Jacques Morel, Éric Turlot (script), Philippe Marin (drawing) and Marc Tortarolo (concept), Bibifoc was broadcast between October 3, 1985 and December 23, 1986 on Antenna 2 in the broadcast Recreation A2.
The oldest ones will certainly remember the adventures of this adorable and cute baby seal, friend of a young boy passionate about nature (Tommy) and a little Inuit girl (Ayma), who fought seal hunters in the Arctic.
The original idea of this series is also moving and touching: to raise awareness among young people and public opinion about the massacres of poor seal pups for their fur. What was originally intended to be an awareness-raising commercial eventually turned into an animated TV series.
And here is the wonderful generic soft toy from Bibifoc, whose plush was sold by whole pallets (including one for the author of these lines)!
The credits of the cartoon, sung by Marie Dauphin, released as a single in 1985. Absolutely colossal success: it will be at the Top for 26 weeks …