Taotao Ehonkan
Sekai Doubutsu-Banashi

Japanese name: Taotao Ehonkan Sekai Doubutsu-Banashi
Japanese name: タオタオ絵本館 世界動ばなし
English name: Taotao Picturebook Mansion World Animal Tales
French name: Tao Tao
German name: Tao Tao Tiergeschichten aus aller Welt
Dates: October 9, 1984-April 9, 1985
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 17:55-18:25 (5:55-6:25 pm)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio:
Production Company: Shunmao, Apollo Film (Federal Republic of German), TV Osaka
Broadcaster: Television Osaka (TVO)
Creator(s): Kazuo Miyamoto
Series Director: Shuichi Nakahara, Tatsuo Shimamura
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Keiji Kubota , Takeshi Shudo , Nobuko Morita , Osamu Kagami
Art Director: Shuichi Nakahara
Art Design: Tadami Shimokawa
Character Designer(s): Shuichi Nakahara, Chiaki Murano
Animator(s): Noboru Akiyama (director), Shuuichi Sudou (director), Kuniyuki Ishii (director), Tadashi Shirakawa (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Tarako (Taotao)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, animal characters (pandas), folk tales
Home Video
Japan: DVD (ICF 1-17) (includes all episodes from both series)
Note(s): This series is a continuation of the first Taotao Ehonkan Sekai Doubutsu-Banashi series (1983).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Taotao Ehonkan Sekai Doubutsu-Banashi go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: November 22, 2008
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