This year the German TV show “Die Sendung mit der Maus” celebrates 50 years on air. By now it is apparently being broadcast in 100 different countries, but I am not sure how popular it actually is outside Germany as I couldn’t find much information online that confirms what I read on Wikipedia about its popularity Wikipedia tells me that there are also English dubbed versions being broadcast, but when I had a quick look I didn’t see any..
It is however very popular in Germany and teaches children a lot of things, including how products and things work and how they are made. By now there also a Maus radio station and, of course, there are (or were) Maus pencils.
I am not familiar with the maker of the Maus pencils. Based on what I have seen and based on the sparse information I have seen on the FSC web site I assume the company behind the pencils is a ‘marketing company’ that just paid to use the Maus logo and name on a pencil and then paid a manufacturer to put produce the Maus pencils for them.
The pencils are quite good for a ‘marketing product’, certainly better than some other coloured pencils with famous children characters.
All the best to the Maus. If you have a chance to watch an episode, please do so. They are quite informative – even for adults.
Die Sendung mit der Maus in Japanese…
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