Prezzemolo is an Italian animated television series created by Lorenzo De Pretto and Giuseppe Ferrario. It is based on characters from the Gardaland theme park, and Gardaland distributes the series. The show was broadcast on Italia 1 from 7 September 2002 to 1 March 2003. It was replayed in the summer of 2005. The pilot episode was animated by Rumblefish VFX.[1] Animation services for the following 26 episodes were provided by Rainbow. Gardaland released the series over six DVDs.

Prezzemolo, the series' titular character
GenreFantasy adventure, Comedy
Created byLorenzo De Pretto
Giuseppe Ferrario
Screenplay byFrancesca Giombini
Valentino Grassetti
Luca Raffaelli
Andrea Sfiligoi
Directed byIginio Straffi
ComposersRoberto Belelli
Enzo Bocciero
Francesco Sardella
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of episodes26
Production companiesGardaland
Rainbow S.r.l.
Rumblefish VFX (pilot)[1]
Original release
NetworkItalia 1
ReleaseSeptember 7, 2002 (2002-09-07) –
March 1, 2003 (2003-03-01)

The plot revolves around a dino-dog named Prezzemolo and his friends.[2] Together they work to defeat the cruel witch Zenda, who wants to take possession of the kingdom of Lomur.

Characters edit

The characters are based on the mascots of the Gardaland amusement park.

  • Prezzemolo, a main protagonist of the series, who lives in Tanaboo and eats pizza with strawberries to become strong and brave but is very shy with Aurora.
  • Aurora, a sorceress princess originally from the kingdom of Lomur, who has been cursed exiled by the evil witch Zenda and with the help of Prezzemolo she will try to go back home and defeat her.
  • Mousley, a purple flying monkey and Prezzemolo's best friend who will share with him all his adventures in an ironic way and with his unmistakable stubbornness.
  • T-Gey, a double-aged tiger and sometimes a bit 'clumsy that follows Prezzemolo but on several occasions will try to hinder him to do only their own interests.
  • Pagui, a yellow duck that accompanies Prezzemolo in his adventure.
  • Bamboo, an intelligent scientist panda who tries to help Prezzemolo from his ultratechnologic laboratory of Tanaboo.
  • King Astor, Aurora's father.
  • Aunt Ofelia, Aurora's aunt.
  • Zenda, a main antagonist of the series, a terrible and treacherous witch who wants to take possession of Lomur with the powerful "black fog". She disguised herself as Magda to hinder Prezzemolo and his friends, but failed and in the last battle she was defeated and sealed with a shadow from the penta element in the bowels of the earth, disappearing definitively.
  • Shadow, Zenda's henchman, as well as secondary antagonist of the series. It is revealed that he was defeated many years ago by the penthouse being sealed in the bowels of the earth and then revived by Zenda, who frees him from his prison in the last episode and with the witch will clash with Prezzemolo but thanks to aurora the penta element awakens and defeats both him and Zenda together with the black fog that will be dissolved by the colossus that seals again Shadow and this time also Zenda in the bowels of the earth making them disappear permanently.

Episodes edit

  1. "The Challenge"
  2. "Strawberry Pizza"
  3. "Aurora's Arrival"
  4. "The Magic Medallion"
  5. "The Giant Stone"
  6. "The Maze"
  7. "A Dangerous Game"
  8. "Ti-gey, Royal Cook"
  9. "The King of the Elves"
  10. "The Labors of Prezzemolo"
  11. "The City of Robots"
  12. "The Second Element"
  13. "The Submerged World"
  14. "Arrangement of Luck"
  15. "A Treasure... invisible"
  16. "In the Pirates' Den"
  17. "A Maghella Without Fear"
  18. "In the Land of Fire"
  19. "The Oasis of Morgana"
  20. "The Magic Sphere"
  21. "The Return of Aurora"
  22. "The Big Tournament"
  23. "The Enemy of Lomur"
  24. "The King in Danger"
  25. "A Broken Heart"
  26. "The Power of the Penta-Element"

Home media edit

The home video edition consists of 6 DVDs with four episodes each.

  • The Challenge contains:
  1. "The Challenge"
  2. "Strawberry Pizza"
  3. "Aurora's Arrival"
  4. "The Magic Medallion"
  • A Dangerous Game contains:
  1. "A Dangerous Game"
  2. "Ti-gey, Royal Cook"
  3. "The King of the Elves"
  4. "The Labors of Prezzemolo"
  • The City of Robots contains:
  1. "The City of Robots"
  2. "The Second Element"
  3. "The Submerged World"
  4. "Arrangement of Luck"
  • A Treasure... invisible contains:
  1. "A Treasure... invisible"
  2. "In the Pirates' Den"
  3. "A Maghella Without Fear"
  4. "In the Land of Fire"
  • The Oasis of Morgana contains:
  1. "The Oasis of Morgana"
  2. "The Magic Sphere"
  3. "The Return of Aurora"
  4. "The Big Tournament"
  • The Enemy of Lomur contains:
  1. "The Enemy of Lomur"
  2. "The King in Danger"
  3. "A Broken Heart"
  4. "The Power of the Penta-Element"

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Prezzemolo pilot". Rumblefish VFX.
  2. ^ "Prezzemolo, il drago buono". Archived from the original on 2018-05-03.

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