Kocham Reksio!
August 2, 2009 8:07 AM   Subscribe

Bolek i Lolek and Reksio are both Polish cartoons with little dialogue and similiar animation style. Both cartoons originated in the 60s (during the Communist era in Poland), and were extremely popular for decades. Due to their general lack of vocalization (except for Bolek i Lolek's later seasons), both cartoons were easy to bring to other markets. Famously, Bolek i Lolek was one of the cartoons broadcast on Iranian television after the 1979 revolution.

Bonus: the cartoons are funny! They will find the inner child in you, and drag it out of you kicking and laughing.

Both cartoons have relatively large bodies of work, but one Youtube user graciously uploaded a large collection of videos, showing cartoons from both series.

Bolek i Lolek:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Reksio:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21* 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

*My personal childhood favorite
I grew up watching old tapes and DVDs of the series, but it still has a place in my heart.
posted by Askiba (11 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Endut! Hoch Hech!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:13 AM on August 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


fuck you alvy and the internet hive mind I wanted to psot that!
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 8:15 AM on August 2, 2009


Very nice first post Askiba. Thank you.
posted by netbros at 8:17 AM on August 2, 2009


Make that Endut! Hoch Hech!
posted by bjrn at 8:18 AM on August 2, 2009


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posted by Mblue at 9:03 AM on August 2, 2009


Zajebiste!
posted by mdonley at 9:04 AM on August 2, 2009


Oh man - Bolek and Lolek! I used to watch this religiously as a kid, yet the only thing I remember is how to write THE END in Polish.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:15 AM on August 2, 2009


Watching little Reksio (thank you for marking your favourite episode, by the way), I actually caught myself thinking at one stage, "Damn. That dog must be long dead."

These cartoons do funny things to me.
Lovely post, Askiba.
posted by Rumpled at 9:20 AM on August 2, 2009


Delightfully innocent toons, with simple and tasty animation and music. A real joy and a great post! Thanks.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:47 AM on August 2, 2009


If you like Bolek i Lolek (my 4yr old loves them!) you can also try something similar in Czech. Pat a Mat (also called A Je To) which is basically the same thing. No speaking parts, 2 cute characters, and a funny hand gesture when they set things straight.
posted by czechmate at 2:37 PM on August 2, 2009


Thank God we won the Cold War.

(Just kidding. Great links! Thanks!)
posted by John of Michigan at 4:39 PM on August 2, 2009


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