August 21, 2013
Fans of Pinwheel are sure to remember this delightful French stop-motion series, which was created, by Italo Bettiol and Stephano Lonati with the wonderful music of François de Roubaix.
The name of the series is a play-on-words since the French word for hats is "chapeaux " which reflected in the costuming of the two lead characters. Chapi, the girl, was dressed in red and Chapo, the boy, wore blue, both wore oversized hats.
Premiering in 1974 on R(T)F Television the show consisted of the two main characters speaking running around a set which was a white background with colored blocks. In each episode there was a simple problem for the characters to solve and at the end of each 60 5-minute episodes the boy and girl would always end with a little dance.
This charming animated short ran on both Nickelodeon's Pinwheel in the 1980s and later on Boomerang.
Charles Level wrote the lyrics to the shows opening and closing credits, which were a combination of nonsense words that accompanied François de Roubaix’s delightful musical stylings.
>>>Theme Song Lyrics<<<
Chapi Chapo patapo
Chapo Chapi patapi
Piripipi rabada dada
Pacha pacho pitipo
Pacho pacha pitipaPiripipi rabada dida