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Le générique de la série « Chapi Chapo » diffusée dans les années 1970 en France. © screenshot Youtube The credits of the series "Chapi Chapo" broadcast in the 1970s in France.

Italo Bettiol died on Wednesday at the age of 96 at his home in Hérault. He was notably the creator of "Chapi Chapo", a mythical animation series of the 1970s.

Italo Bettiol, the creator of Chapi Chapo, mythical animation series of the 1970s, died on Wednesday at the age of 96 years at his home in Aniane in the Hérault , announced one of the relatives of the director of Italian origin.

The nonagenarian, to whom we also owe Pépin La Bulle, broadcast for the first time in the late 1960s, "died peacefully" , according to Eric Valin, "Historical collaborator and family friend" , quoted in a press release from the Magic company, representing the rights of Chapi Chapo.

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The characters in the series -a blue boy and a pink girl wearing giant hats -, their universe populated by magic cubes and the cult credits signed François de Roubaix, appeared on the ORTF (Office of Radio -Difusion -Television French) On October 16, 1974.

Their stories (60 episodes of five minutes) were "broadcast worldwide, to the United States in the program Pinwheel on Nickelodeon" , said the press release.

A "tireless inventor"

specialist in the technique of "stop motion" technique, which "consists in animating foam and felt puppets image by image" , Italo Bettiol was originally intended for a career of painter.

It was in this perspective that the native of Trieste had left Italy for France in 1947 with his partner Stefano Lonati, freshly graduated like him of the Beaux-Arts of Milan.

finally settling his sights on animation cinema, the duo founded in 1968 the Belokapi company, in association with Michel Karlof and Nicole Pichon, who will notably produce numerous sequences of the program L’Île aux Enfants (Albert and Barnabé, Linea, etc.).

"A tireless inventor, retired, Italo Bettiol continued to tinker with extraordinary machines in his workshop in Aniane, near Montpellier" , specifies the press release.

Italo Bettiol, the creator of the legendary animation series "Chapi Chapo", died at 96 years .
The artist, who originally intended for a career as an artist-painter, will finally throw his devolved on animation cinema. © supplied by Franceinfo Italo Bettiol, the creator of Chapi Chapo, "died peacefully" Wednesday December 28 at the age of 96 at his home in Aniane in Hérault, said Eric Valin, "historic collaborator and Friend of the family ", quoted in a press release from the Magic company, representing the rights of Chapi Chapo.

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