First teaser for the 'Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds' movie lands online

Ben Arnold
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Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (Credit: Thames TV)
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (Credit: Thames TV)

The nostalgia is strong with this one, as the first teaser for the Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds movie hits the internet.

From the first notes of the theme tune to Dogtanian making swift work of slicing up an apple (as per the original cartoon's opening credits), the reboot appears to be aiming for both a new audience and the parents who fondly recall the original series.

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The swashbuckling musketeer dog also appears with Pip, his mouse sidekick in the brief clip.

Being produced by Spanish animation house Apolo, it sets a theatrical release date for 'early 2021', though these are fluid times for cinema release dates.

The original series was made by Nippon Animation in Japan in 1981, following the stories of Alexandre Dumas's tales of d'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, set in 17th century France during the Ancien regime.

But instead of rapier-wielding swordsmen, the characters were cats, dogs, mice and other creatures.

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After airing in Japan, it was exported to Spain, and then around the world, arriving in the UK in the after-school pre-tea time slot on Children's BBC in 1985.

Nippon and its Spanish production partner BRB International then collaborated for a second time on the series Around The World With Willy Fog, a similarly anthropomorphic take on Jules Verne's Around The World In 80 Days.

So it was perhaps little surprise that Apolo revealed earlier this month that it is planning to release another animated movie of the Willy Fog adventures too.