New-Look Little Mole Premieres on Chinese TV

The first two episodes of a new Chinese-Czech Krtek co-production have debuted in China

Dave Park

Written by Dave Park Published on 29.03.2016 14:17:00 (updated on 29.03.2016) Reading time: 1 minute

Chinese President Xi Jinping is currently in Prague to meet with Czech counterpart Miloš Zeman and discuss business ties between their countries.

Meanwhile, a famous Czech figure made his debut in China last night.

A new series starring the lovable Czech icon Krtek (Little Mole) premiered in China yesterday on the animation channel of CNTV, the web-based national television network. 

Krtek a Panda (The Little Mole and Panda), is a new Czech-Chinese co-production that was made with the cooperation of TV Barrandov and Karolína Milerová, granddaughter of creator Zdeněk Miler, who passed away in 2011.

You can watch the first two episodes on the CNTV website if you can navigate through the Chinese text:


This short Czech promo was released last year: 

The new series is quite a departure from the original creation, which was noted for its unique hand-drawn animation and dialogue-free narrative. 

The new series utilizes 3D computer animation and contains Chinese dialogue.

A Czech-dubbed version of the series, which will run for 52 episodes, is slated to premiere locally later this year.

Image: Little Mole a.s.
Image: Little Mole a.s.

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