Die Kaskenades van Dr Kleiman

TV series, 1982-1990

Clay animation series following the adventures of the little clay man Dr. Kleiman, who uses his vivid animation to let everyday objects come to life to build machines, houses and cars, sew a suit, write letters and bake cakes. The second series was called Die Wonderwêreld van Dr. Kleiman, and showed the misadventures of Dr. Kleiman's two assistants, Dirk and Ted, who often needed to be rescued from their own messes.

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

18 May 1982

Channel:

TV1

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Children and youth; Puppets

Number of series:

2

Number of episodes:

26

Production company:

C-Films; Klaybow Films

Director:

Ted Berenson

Translation of title:

"The Antics of Dr. Clay Man"

Episodes: 

Series 1: Die Kaskenades van Dr. Kleiman

Episode 1
Original air date: 18 May 1982

Dr. Kleiman creates a machine that makes paintings.

Episode 2
Original air date: 25 May 1982

Dr. Kleiman wants a tailored suit – and when money’s scarce, you have to make it yourself. With the help of his friends the thimble, needle, sewing machine and pair of scissors, Dr. Kleiman makes a very elegant garment.

Episode 3
Original air date: 1 June 1982

With a saw, hammer and a good plan, Dr. Kleiman builds a nice little house in no time.

Episode 4
Original air date: 8 June 1982

When the bank manager refuses to loan Dr. Kleiman money for a car, he comes up with a better plan: to build his own!

Episode 5
Original air date: 15 June 1982

Dr. Kleiman invites his girlfriend to dinner. But when she doesn’t arrive, he decides to entertain himself.

Series 2: Die Wonderwêreld van Dr. Kleiman

Episode 1
Original air date: 17 October 1989

Episode 2
Original air date: 24 October 1989

Dr. Kleiman sends his two assistants, Dirk and Ted, to Paris to learn the art of French cooking. In his excitement Ted lets his pot explode, and Dr. Kleiman has to come to the rescue.

Episode 3
Original air date: 31 October 1989

Dirk and Ted get a big bag of money each. Ted spends all his money on Pacman, while Dirk puts his in a famous Swiss bank. Ted robs the bank and steal all Dirk’s money, but Dr. Kleiman catches him and puts him in jail.

Episode 4
Original air date: 7 November 1989

Episode 5
Original air date: 14 November 1989

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