This is a page I created some time ago on the animated films, Chapi Chapo, that I’m porting into WordPress as an entry.
"Chapi Chapo patapo, Chapo Chapi patapi…"
Chapi Chapo is an animated series that was first created for French television in 1974. It was produced by Stefano Lonati and Italo Bettiol with wonderful music by François De Roubaix. The series consisted of sixty 5 minute episodes. I first watched them on Pinwheel which aired on Nickelodeon in the 1980′s. They were really fun and sweet. Chapi (the little girl in red) and Chapo (the boy in blue) would skate around a magical world made of blocks where they would have interactions with other cute characters including a green toy hippo. The best thing about Chapi Chapo, in my opinion, is the music by François De Roubaix. He wrote a number of scores for French cinema including the score for Le Samourai, but he is also well known for the theme of Chapi Chapo. I get this song in my head all the time. It’s infectious. You really need to listen to it. I think it would make really great driving music!
Images (click thumbnails to get larger picture)
(to ensure that everything works correctly, on the links that say ‘download’ right-click them and choose to ‘save target as’ or choose ‘save link as’ instead of just clicking them.)
Chapi Chapo Audio Files
- Chapi Chapo Theme Song (mp3): stream | download
- Another Chapi Chapo song: Multicolor Cubes (mp3): stream | download
- Chapi Chapo bass line (good on repeat) (mp3): stream | download
- Chanson de Chapi Chapo (Real Audio): stream | download
Chapi Chapo Video Clips
Chapi Chapo Links
- Émissions de notre enfance (shows of our childhood): Good page in french for Chapi Chapo and other French cartoons.
- Another good Chapi Chapo site in French