Trapp Family Story
Screenshot of the opening logo of the TV series
トラップ一家物語
(Torappu Ikka Monogatari)
GenreDrama, Historical
Anime television series
Directed byKōzō Kusuba
Produced byYoshihisa Tachikawa (Fuji TV) (Eps 1-25)
Minoru Wada (Fuji TV) (Eps 26-40)
Takaji Matsudo
Written byAyo Shiroya
Music byShin Kawabe
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkFuji TV
Original run January 13, 1991 December 28, 1991
Episodes40
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Trapp Family Story (トラップ一家物語, Torappu Ikka Monogatari) is a 1991 Japanese animated series by Nippon Animation, based on the story of the real-life Austrian singing family the Trapp Family. It is a part of the World Masterpiece Theatre franchise, which adapted classic works of literature into animated TV shows. 40 episodes aired on Fuji TV.[1]

It was based on the 1949 memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, which has also inspired the world-famous 1959 musical The Sound of Music.

While many things were changed from the original story, unlike other adaptations such as The Sound of Music, the children's names are all correct in this version, though some are shuffled around.

Characters

Episodes

  1. My Aspiration to be a Catholic Nun
  2. My Future as a Sister
  3. The Captain and his 7 Children
  4. The 26th Governess
  5. Maria is the Cause of Drama
  6. The Missing children and the Hunger Rebellion
  7. I can not trust Adults
  8. Courtesy is Important!?
  9. Baron Trapp's Fiance?
  10. Sewing Machine and Violin
  11. Playing in the Mud is Supreme
  12. Chocolate Cake: Maria Style
  13. Don Quixote's First Love
  14. The Music Box's Secret
  15. Martina and the Bear, Nikola
  16. The House without Fraulein Maria
  17. The Wounded Fawn
  18. All God's Creatures, Great and Small
  19. Lady Yvonne's Gifts
  20. Each Person's Life
  21. Baron von Trapp's Decision
  22. Can You Live Alone?
  23. Letters to the Angel
  24. Christmas Carol
  25. In The Snow Of The Alps
  26. The Orange and the Flower Seeds
  27. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  28. Naughty Agathe
  29. Person Who Becomes Wife and Mother
  30. Marriage?
  31. God's Decree
  32. A Bride in July
  33. A True Family
  34. The Trapp Family Singers
  35. Singing in the Wind
  36. The German Invasion
  37. The New Salute
  38. Hans' Secret
  39. Pride and Belief
  40. Farewell to My Country

Music

Opening themes

The opening theme differed depending on the broadcasting. The series first used "Doremi no Uta (Doremi Song)" as the intro theme during earlier broadcasting, however, the DVD and video version of the series uses "Hohoemi no Mahou (Smile Magic)" as the new opening song.

  1. "Doremi Song [ドレミのうた] (Do-Re-Mi no Uta)" by Eri Itō and Children's Choir of the Forest (early broadcasting version). This was a Japanese adaptation of the song Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music.
  1. "Smile Magic [ほほえみの魔法] (Hohoemi no Mahou)" by Eri Itō (video, DVD, and later rebroadcasting version)

Ending themes

  1. "With Outstretched Hands [両手を広げて] (Ryoute wo hirogete)" by Eri Itō

References

  1. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 50. ISBN 9781476672939.