Gideon (TV Series)
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Gideon TV Series

Gideon was a late 1970s/early 1980s animated UK children's television series.

This basic animation was centred on Gideon, a duck with an unusually long neck. Gideon's abnormality was the subject of cruel taunts and jibes from the other ducks - who all had normal length necks - but good always came out in the end.

Gideon originated as a series of French storybooks, written by Benjamin Rabier in 1923, under the name Gédéon. In the 1970s French television produced the cartoon series, directed and co-written by Michel Ocelot, which was then sold to the United Kingdom television company Yorkshire Television and made into an English-language version. Directed by Steve Haynes. Music by Alan Parker ex Blue Mink.

Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor narrated the series, as well as providing all the voices - he estimates[1] he had to do around 57 voices in all for the various characters, which included Winston the circus dog, Cornelia the tortoise, Stalker the poacher and even flying rabbits.


  • Growler the dog
  • Sosthène the rabbit
  • Grognard the dog
  • Bout-de-zan the monkey
  • Boudinet the pig
  • Noiraud the crow
  • Mimolette the mouse[2]


  1. ^ The Complete Goodies (2000), page 68
  2. ^ Ocelot, Michel (Director) (22 October 2008). Les Secrets de fabrication de Michel Ocelot (Documentary). Paris: France Télévisions.

Ross, Robert (2000). The Complete Goodies. London: BT Batsford. p. 68. ISBN 0-7134-8575-2.

External links

  • Gédéon at Le Palais des dessins animés

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