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Request: The Marsupilami by Escopeto Request: The Marsupilami by Escopeto
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You remember the good old days when the Marsupilami used to entertain us with his gorilla friend Maurice, rushing through goofy antics?

Remember the humorous and smart-mouthed Marsupilami before this family-friendly primitive :poo: ?

Here you have it - Likely how he feels today, bored, useless and out of the norm. I´m glad that his glorious inventor, the belgian artist Franquin (Who´s one of my favorite artists) didn´t have to see the "new adventures of the Marsupilami". He´d give himself a mondo facepalm for sure :brazensix:

by the way, I always thought Maurice followed the Marsupilami along because he kinda looks like a giant banana - sizable and yellow :P

Marsupilami (C)Franquin, Maurice (C)Disney
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xxxalina Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
i thank that this will be a painful situation for mars xD

maurice *thinks*: banana!
*bites Mars's tail*
mars: AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! *jumps so high he lands up in a tree xD *
Escopeto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student
*Maurice grins widely with tail fur between his teeth*
xxxalina Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
mars: THAT'S NOT FUNNY MAURICE !! *is in pain with tail *
JosephpR1990 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I remembered when I watched Disney's Marsupilami when I was small. It used to be on a telly about years. He has a best friend called Maurice, a gorilla. He is based on a Belgian comic strip character by André Franquin, a Belgian cartoonist.

There is also another cartoon version of Marsupilami which produced in France although Marsupilami does not speak unlike his Disney counterpart. He speaks his own language. This French cartoon used to be on RTÉ 2 and I watched it when I was a kid.
Escopeto Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student
That's what I pointed at in the commentary; Franquin's original draft also didn't have the Marsupilami speaking. Guess the RTÉ version went with that and added Bringim Backalive (or whatever's the name) as an antagonist instead of just the jaguar.

Disney's version was wacky, fun and the human hunter was more remarkable (Norman). The comics were just the right thing to start off. The wife and kids are cute, but the gorilla companion was IMO better to play with.
JosephpR1990 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I see. Bring M. Backalive's a very silly name, isn't it?
Escopeto Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student
Well, it's a nice play on words at least but too obvious for a poacher. But then again, Franquin's names were directed towards people's shortcomings, too (Gaston Lagaffe, anyone?).
MissPoe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this show. :) I loved the gorilla (who's name I could swear is Boris in the Swedish dub). I recall that all he did was eating coconuts.
Escopeto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student
:) Oh, he was called Boris in the swedish dub? In german he was called Maurice.
ledgema Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
It's an odd feeling when you see the two adaptations. I've seen the Disney version first and then learned that Marsu was created by Franquin. The name did seem to have a French ring to it. Fortunately I've managed to get some of the DVDs of of the second adaptation which was a bit of a learning curve since being so used to the Disney version. Unfortunately the DVDs are all in French but still enjoy watching them. You have to admit that Franquin was a genius to create such a character.
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