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The original book cover which is not as creepy as the series.

Aasi, Morso ja Mouru, was a really famous kids show in Finland that ran from 1999 to 2001. It was based on a children's book series by Tuula Kallioniemen. It is known for having really disturbing puppets for a children's show, particularly Morso.

According to the Finnish Wikipedia article of Aasi, Morso ja Mouru, the show revolves around a donkey named Aasi, a cat named Mouru and a mouse named Morso. Aasi is childish and timid, but his self confidence increases as the series goes on. Mouru is stubborn and strong-tempered, which often led to Aasi and Mouru quarreling. Morso on the other hand is calm, patient and wise, often intervening as the voice of reason when the other characters would argue.

The series premiered on the Finnish television network Yle TV2 on April 7, 1999 and the last episode aired on February 6, 2001. It only ran for one season and has a total of just 22 episodes. However, as of 2010, Aasi, Morso ja Mouru still shows re-runs in Finland.[1]

A YouTube user by the name of "masinki" has recently been uploading full episodes of the show to YouTube with English captions available[2], making the show more accessible to the English speaking world. Additionally, a YouTube user by the name of "FluffyEnderPug" has released a few English dubs[3]

On December 9th, 2020, the entire series was uploaded on Archive.org by Yle.[4]

Trivia

  • Even children in Finland found Morso to be terrifying, according to the show's Finnish Wikipedia article.
  • According to the director of the show, Olli Loytosen, Morso's appearance was based on that of a mopsi dog, more commonly known as a pug.
  • The same director also stated that Morso's nightmarish appearance was completely intentional, as the show teaches children about acceptance.
  • Morso was made infamous on the internet when YouTube user blameitonjorge ranked him at #11 in his video "Top 20 Unintentionally Disturbing Kids' Characters From Around The World".
  • One episode's plot involves Aasi kicking out Morso out of fear (see the English dub) and another involves Aasi and Mouru attempting to make bread

Videos

Aasi,_Morso_ja_mouru

Aasi, Morso ja mouru

Aasi,_Morso_ja_Mouru_-_Kuka_onkaan_oikea_morso?

Aasi, Morso ja Mouru - Kuka onkaan oikea morso?

Aasi,_Morso_ja_Mouru_(Jaksot_1-4)-0

Aasi, Morso ja Mouru (Jaksot 1-4)-0

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