Casimir

TV series, 1979-1981

The adventures of Casimir the orange dinosaur and his friends on Kindereiland ("Children Island"). His friends include Janie, who owns the little sweets and toy booth on Kindereiland; François the balloon man; the artistic mr. Snob; Juffrou Lollies, the busy-body; mr. Postman; and Reinaart the tunnel-digging fox. The series originated in France and was remade in South Africa by Louise Smit.

Casimir
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Production summary: 

Premiere date:

6 October 1979

Channel:

SABC-TV

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Children and youth

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

±104

Production company:

SABC and Telecip (France)

Directors:

Louise Smit; Dalene Kotzé

Writers:

Danie Odendaal; Merwede van der Merwe

Based on:

French TV series L'Île aux Enfants, created by Yves Brunier and Christophe Izard

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
Errol RossCasimir
Tarina KleynJanie
Willie EsterhuizenFrançois
Siegfried MynhardtMeneer Snob
Annelize van der RystJuffrou Lollies
Johan van der MerweMeneer Posman
Tobie CronjéReinaart

Cast
Louise SmitDirector, 1979-1980
Dalene KotzéDirector, 1980-1981
Danie OdendaalWriter
Merwede van der MerweWriter
Ilse SenekalDecor design

Theme song: 

Episodes: 

Sources: 

  • Yvonne le Roux, Van Haas Das na 'n 'Dierbare' Dinosaurus. Transvaler, 9 June 1979.
  • Val Pauquet, Enter Casimir the Dinosaur. Tonight, 12 March 1979. 
  • Images from Louise Smit, Casimir se Standbeeld (Human & Rousseau, 1980); Louise Smit, Casimir: Elke Dier het sy Taal (Human & Rousseau, 1980).