Saturday, April 16, 2016
N is for the Nesting Dragon
Krisztofóró is a claymation TV show that aired between 1989 and 1994. It has 52 episodes most of them around 5-8 minutes long. They used to air these as bedtime stories, so I remember the song and the sleepy baby dragon quite well. Every episode is narrated by Papa dragon, and they all end with one of his 13 heads shushing the others: "Shhhhhhh! They are already asleep!"
Also, each head of Baby Dragon gets its own pacifier. Obviously.
Most of the stories are short and silly, detailing the adventures of Krisztofóró and his talking horse. In the "Big-Tooth Monster," for example, they end up venturing into a castle where people are very proud of everything (chicken, garbage dump, the city in general) claiming they are all gigantic even though they are normal sized. They "honor" Krisztofóró by designating him to fight the Big-Tooth Monster, something so terrible that all the people of the castle flee at the mere mention of it... The monster, obviously, turns out to be a mouse, which Seven of Clubs chases away by making cat noises. The mouse runs away yelling "Did no one inform them that I am terrifying?!"
You can find this episode, and some others, on YouTube.
All in all, it is a cute and silly children's show, with fun claymation, narrated by a dragon. What's not to love?