Adoons-hulle

TV series, 1977-1978

Children’s puppet series about the inhabitants of the Magaliesberg, based on the baboon characters by cartoonist T.O. Honiball.

Adoons-hulle

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

2 August 1977

Channel:

SABC-TV

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Children and youth; Puppets

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

26

Production company:

SABC

Director:

Jan Engelen

Writer:

Chris Barnard

Based on:

T.O. Honiball's cartoon characters

Translation of title:

"Adoons and Company"

Cast and Crew: 

Crew
Jan EngelenDirector
Les SubklevePuppets
Colin WheelerPuppets
Ann BailesPuppet manipulation
Antoinette SnymanPuppet manipulation
Cheryl GordonPuppet manipulation
Rod CampbellSets

Episodes: 

Episode 1: "Adoons koop 'n motor"
Original air date: 2 August 1977

Episode 2
Original air date: 9 August 1977

Episode 3
Original air date: 16 August 1977

Episode 4: "Die Wonderhonde, Deel 1"
Original air date: 23 August 1977

Kees Bakkies has come up with a brilliant plan to make dogs speak.

Episode 5: "Die Wonderhonde, Deel 2"
Original air date: 30 August 1977

Awards: 

1977 Artes Awards

  • Award for Best Contribution in Scenic Services (Rod Campbell for hand-making of Adoons-hulle props and models)

Sources: 

  • Anonym, TV-Nuus: Adoons-hulle vind groot byval. Die Burger, 3 August 1977, p.2.
  • Anna Edeling, Sit Vroegaand Reg vir Adoons. Radio en TV Dagboek, 8-14 August 1977, pp.34-35. 
  • Wilhelm Grütter, Fokus. Die Burger bylaag: By, 6 August 1977, p.4
  • Image from Anna Edeling, Sit Vroegaand Reg vir Adoons. Radio en TV Dagboek, 8-14 August 1977, p.35.