See the full list. An excellent animated TV series about an occupied village's life during World War II, in Normandy, as told by children who witness and endure terrible events. Two of the main characters are Ernest and Colette, who came from Paris during holidays and had to stay in the countryside all the war long. They make a gang of friends called "les Robinsons", who meet in the forest and try to help the Resistance.
The Long Long Holiday
Travelling or based outside United States? Video availability outside of United States varies. Sign in to see videos available to you. Close Menu. Experience a new perspective on a World War II through the eyes of two young city children who are living at their grandparent's country home at the beginning of the war. Despite the war, they will experience wonderful adventures while coming into contact with nature and animals and, making new friends! More purchase options. By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms.
Skip to Content. Ernest and Colette learn perseverance and responsibility as well as acceptance and forgiveness; many characters exhibit great bravery in the face of the enemy. Ernest, Colette, and their friends are very loyal to each other. The townspeople help each other when food rations become tight.
In September , Colette and Ernest are welcomed by their maternal grandparents in a fictional village named Grangeville, near Dieppe in Normandy. The short vacation becomes semi-permanent when their father goes off to fight, following the mobilization of France to fight the invading German Army, and the poor health of their mother, required to leave to be treated in a sanatorium. The two little Parisians discover life in the countryside during wartime, including occupation, Resistance , deprivation, but also life with friends. Syd Matters composed the music for the series.