More recently (eg. the 90s onward) Rhino video repackaged several episodes (almost half the 54 episode series) under 'Peter Cottontail in the
Editions of the books are still in print. Alternate sources list some of the books as having been written in the late 1800s.
- Rocky Chuck
- Polly Chuck
- Peter Rabbit (a rabbit)
- Sammy Blue Jay
- Josie Otter
- Bobby Badger
- Bob Quail
- Chatterer the Squirrel (a squirrel)
- Buster Bear (a bear)
- Reddy Fox (a fox)
- Johnny Chuck
- Grandpa Frog (a frog)
- Paddy Beaver (a beaver)
The Lyrics to the opening them are as follows (Transcribed by J. de Pinho and C. Opasky):
TROUBLE! TROUBLE! TROUBLE!
Jimmy Skunk is getting about,
Buster Bear's persuing trout,
Reddy Fox's radar snout has sniffed out his prey!
The laughing brook chuckles all day.
Paddy Beaver's building a dam,
Joe the Otter tells him SCRAM!
Chatterer's upon the land,
Oh what a sight!
You may see the occasional fight.
Peter Rabbit hippity-hops,
The mean old weasel growls,
Grandpa Froggy flippity-flops,
And Sammy Bluejay scowls.
There are marshes, mink and sable there,
toads on mushroom tables there,
Four and Fifty fables there...
With friendship and strife.
The stories you've read about all come to life,
Yes the stories you've read about ALL... COME... TO... LIFE!
Dieren Verhalen van het Groene Woud (Dutch)
Fables de la Foret Verte (French)
Fables of the
Fábulas del Verde Bosque (Spanish)
Os Bichos da Floresta Verde (Portuguese)
Peter Conttontail in The
Peter Cottontail and Friends
Rocky und seine Freunde (German)
Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck (Japanese)
الغابة الخضراء (Arabic)
More about the show:
There’s this group of talking animals – who wear clothes for some reason – living together as neighbours and enemies in a forest which borders a farm. I think we sometimes see the feet and legs of the human family living there, but I’m not sure we ever hear their voices. I don’t even remember any of the plots, but I assume they involved basic morality tales. What I do remember was being spellbound by the animation style that brought the animals and their adventures to life. Oh, and their voices. Was there a really high pitched one? The blue jay, maybe? And did Buster Bear have a super low voice? Sadly, I’m pretty sure none of them transformed into robots. Another lasting impact of Green Forest were some common animal stereotypes that have turned out to be oh so true: foxes are murderous thieves, blue jays are pain in the ass loudmouths, weasels are nasty and friends to no one and rabbits are hair brained appetizers in waiting.
For more information click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fables_of_the_Green_Forest