Inge Löök's anarchic Finnish aunties here is different Finnish duo dreamt up by Tina Pajo and Sari Luhtanen - Maisa and Kaarina. The popular cartoon strip has appeared in the weekly magazine Anna for over twenty years. This stamp is from a booklet of 6 stamps which also included 30 speech bubbles which you could attach to the stamps (Another imaginative touch from Posti). The cartoon strip follows life's ups and downs of these 20/30 something friends. The set was issued in 2011 for the 100th Anniversary of the National Council of Women of Finland and the duo were chosen for the "Wonderful Women" theme, as it was thought they showed the "versatile daily roles of women".
To move on to the animal kingdom, always a popular theme for cartoons we have
The Little Fox. in its English language release. Born in the spring near a pond Vuk's parents are killed by a ranger (humans are called smooth skins) and he is brought up by his uncle Karak where he learns how to survive in the world and becomes very clever. His uncle too is killed, he rescues his sister from imprisonment and then they both bring up their own families. The film is apparently both moving and funny showing the cycle of life. I've never seen it but there is both the Hungarian version with subtitles and the English version on You Tube.
Travelling from Europe to the USA and
|2004: Disney Cartoon Characters|
|1970: 250th Anniversary of Baron Von Munchhousen|
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of Cartoons and cartoon like drawings.