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Tao Tao Ehonkan
TV anime
Director Shuichi Nakahara
Tatsuo Shimamura
Original run 19831984
Episodes 52
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Taotao (original name Tao Tao Ehonkan) is an anime series about the eponymous Taotao, a small panda. In the stories, Taotao has adventures with his animal friends and listens to the stories of his mother, the mommy panda. The series includes a film in 1981 and a 52-episode series in 1983. It was produced as a Chinese-Japanese joint venture and directed by Shuichi Nakahara and Tatsuo Shimamura.

The series has been shown in Finnish on the Yleisradio channels. The series was narrated in Finnish by Inkeri Wallenius over the German soundtrack of the Austrian ORF television channel. The theme music of the series was composed by the Czech Karel Svoboda.


  • Taotao 1-4
    • Story about a crow who wanted to look like a woodpecker
    • Story about a rabbit who beat a lion
    • Story about a self-righteous snake
    • Story about three puffy frog sisters
  • Taotao 5-8
    • Story about the crocodile king and his sick wife
    • Story about a rabbit who started a big rumour
    • Story about a white camel
    • Story about a careful bat
  • Taotao 9-12
    • Story about a vain vulture
    • Story about the moving day of the birds
    • Story about the adventure of the small fish
    • Story about the wedding party of the fairies
  • Taotao 13-16
    • Story about unusual friends
    • Story about the difficult problem that troubled the mouse
    • Story about the selfish weather vane
    • Story about the discontent butterfly
  • Taotao 17-21
    • Story about three little pigs
    • Story about a zebra
    • Story about a rainbow bird
    • Story about a small dog and a big bone
    • Story about a babbling turtle
  • Taotao 22-26
    • Story about an ugly duckling
    • Story about an owl and the north wind
    • Story about the cat in boots
    • Story about the gift of a fish
    • Story about the missing fairies

The band Guava from Kotka published the Taotao theme music as a single in 2003 and it was often played on radio.

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