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Maria Perego has a very big commitment all over the world. The Countries where Maria Perego actuated her shows up to now are (alphabetically ordered):

Argentina Austria Belgium Bolivia
Brazil Canada Chile China
Colombia Costa Rica Denmark Ecuador
Egypt El Salvador Finland Germany
Guatemala Holland Honduras Hong Kong
Iran Italy Japan Kuwait
Malaysia Mexico Nicaragua Norway
Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines
Portugal Puerto Rico Republica Dominicana Saudi Arabia
Slovenia South Korea Spain Sweden
Switzerland Syria Taiwan Thailand
U.S.A. United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Uruguay
Venezuela      


MAIN ACTIVITIES

Television (live-show)

Italy

  • Maria Perego, an award-winning producer of children’s and family television, Venetian by birth, adopted by Milan, but citizen of the world, has produced and directed thousands of programs for RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana (the Italian Public Network) running multiweekly from 1954 and still is a creator and co-executive producer of programs.
  • More than 1,000 shows broadcasted by RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana, in shows as “Canzonissima”, “Domenica In…” and many others, or in children shows, running daily or weekly, such as “Lo Zecchino d’Oro”, “Cartoni Magici”, “La Banda dello Zecchino”.
  • Starting from 1960 she collaborated on hundreds of shows broadcasted by Italian regional televisions (such as Antenna 3 Lombardia, GBR in Rome, Telecentro and Rete 7 in Bologna, Nuova Rete in Forlì, etc.) as director of entertainment evening shows (“Sgariboldo”, “Issimo”, “A Che Gioco Giochiamo”, etc. of which she is also author) and/or with her puppets, under the direction of important directors.
  • Exclusive agreement of the character Topo Gigio with Mediaset Group in 2005/2006. Production for Italia Uno of “Topo Gigio Show”.
  • Travelling live shows “Topo Gigio Live Show”, during the 2009/2010 season, where some sketches and games are proposed involving the public and the spectators.
  • Every year Topo Gigio participated, as special guest, in important RAI shows as “Lo Zecchino d’Oro”, “Domenica In…” and special events for Christmas, etc..
  • In 2009/2010 Very Simple (Italian Company) inaugurates for Italy a cloth collection dedicated to young people with the image of the character Topo Gigio.
  • At the same time, is created with Lumberjack (Italian company) a large line of shoes, dedicated to male and female children – classic, sneaker, sport, slippers, hugs – with the image of the character.

Abroad

  • Since 1963 nearly yearly till 1981, 70 actuations in shows produced in Great Britain by BBC and ITV. Among the most famous, “London Palladium” and “Topo Gigio Comes to Town”, this series recently converted as Home Video. ITV wanted the puppet Topo Gigio among the main stars of the world, chosen by Sir Luke Grade to take part in the Eurogala for the European Economic Community celebration, shot in London.
  • 15 one-hour television shows, with her puppet Topo Gigio, produced by Bavaria Film GmbH, Munich, Germany (1961, 1962 and 1963)..
  • 160 five-minute shows, from 1980 to 1982, produced by ORF, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, Austria, starring Topo Gigio and his cute partner “Orfeo the Bear”, both Maria Perego’s characters.
  • About 70 half-hour children or adult shows, produced by the three Swiss Channels starring Topo Gigio. More recently, 64 half-hour successful series titled “Little-à-Pois-Riding Hood” (1961 and 1962). 
  • Some actuations of one-hour shows for adults on the Dutch television, with her character Topo Gigio (1961 and 1962).
  • Getting off in Spain in far 1961, Maria Perego was there with her shows with nearly unbroken continuity about 25 years, remaining famous the Topo Gigio’s actuations at “Los Amigos del Lunes” produced by RTVE, Radio Television España, in Barcelona and Madrid. In early ’80 some specials entitled “Enrique y Ana” at the RTVE, Madrid. Late appearances: 15 actuations inside the “Xuxa-Park” show, produced by Telecinco S.A. in Barcelona, April 1993. Also in development the diffusion of the same TV show in many South American Countries.
  • 26 actuations at the “Topo Gigio Show” and “Topo Gigio e o Pianista”, one-hour shows produced by RTP Radio-Televisao Portuguesa, 1982. As from Autumn 1998, each Sunday afternoon, Topo Gigio actuates for three consecutive seasons Portuguese “Big Show” (SIC Channel), the leader Portuguese TV show for families.
  • 92 appearances at “The Ed Sullivan Show” produced by CBS, 1963-1970, in New York and Los Angeles. For the NBC network, Topo Gigio actuated in “Andy Williams and the NBC Kids: Easter in Rome” (1987). In 1990 Maria Perego, with her puppet Topo Gigio, took part, among the most famous artists of North and South America, in the show “Salud para Todos”, produced in Miami, U.S.A., for the World Health Organization and, for CBS, in many specials of the series “The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show”, recently passed on Home Video.
  • Maria Perego’s 35-year career in Japanese Television, started in 1965, includes shows as “The Ohayo Nippon” (118 episodes) and othersnight shows broadcasted by TBS, including the one to inaugurate the color television and a show with orchestra where Topo Gigio was a dancer on the music of “Rhapsody in Blue” by Gershwin. Other executive Maria Perego’s producing credits in Japan include children long-running live programs in 1976-1978 broadcasted also by NHK, national network, also passed on Home Video. Almost ten years now, the Japanese Cartoon Industry engaged Topo Gigio as a protagonist of a lot of entertaining adventures, co-produced with Nippon Animations and distributed first all over the Asia Countries and then in Italy by Canale 5, in Spain by Tele Cinco and in Germany by Pro Sieben, South-Eastern Asia and South America. They have been also broadcasted in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and other European Countries.
  • The Argentine Channels ordered to Maria Perego their first shows with her character Topo Gigio in 1968. That year, and also in 1969, she made 41 actuations at “La Galera”, one-hour family show, produced by Canal 11; then 27 actuations at the “Casinò”, one-hour show produced by Canal 13 in 1970-1971; 33 actuations at the “Hiperhumor”, one-hour adult show produced by Canal 9 (1986-1987). In 1997-1998 Maria Perego registered 40 shows, for Channel 11 Argentine, with Topo Gigio as a partner of the top star Susana Jiménez. All these productions are in the meantime broadcasted in Uruguay and Paraguay.
  • TV Globo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, called for Maria Perego’s collaboration in 1969, 1970 and 1971. She made 50 actuations first at the “Mister Show”, two-hour weekly adult show, and other programs for children, produced by the same TV Globo. Also 30 actuations in the following years of a show entitled “Topo Gigio Show”, an half-hour program broadcasted on Saturday and Sunday, produced by Rede Bandeirantes, Brazil (1986-1987). A series of Home Video shows is presently distributed also in Brazil.
  • 92 actuations at the “Optimisticamente” and 42 actuations at “The Topo Gigio Interviewer”, produced by Tele-System Mexicano Televisa, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1976. With the same main Mexican Network, Maria Perego made in Televisa – Argentine Studios – 50 actuations at the “No Empujen”, show to be aired in Mexico, Peru and Chile in 1986-1990. Televisa has scheduled a series of 200 Topo Gigio’s one-minute shows.
  • The same must be said for Venezuela, where Maria Perego and her Topo Gigio appeared in 1969, 1970 and 1971, beginning with a series entitled “Fiesta en Venevisiòn” and in the following years with “Fantàstico” and others, all produced by Venezolana de Televisiòn.
  • 27 actuations, produced by the National Network of Peru during the 1970s, and 27 half-a-hour shows to be aired recently by the Chilean and other South American channels.
  • 134 shows were produced by Maria Perego between the years 1969 and 1975 for WKVM-TV, Puerto Rico – Canal 9 RTI, Bogotà – Canal 10, Ecuador – Canal 7, Guatemala – national channels in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Republica Dominicana. Recently in these Countries the shows produced for Televisa S.A. were re-broadcasted.
  • During the World Championship in 2006 Televisa included Topo Gigio in its sport news, as historical memory of the author football. Topo Gigio described and commented together with famous people the most beautiful goals in football history.
  • In November 2008 Topo Gigio was invited by Televisa, the largest Southamerican Network with some Spanish speaking channels also in U.S.A., to participate at the Telethon fundraising, with the realization of some dedicated short movies and giving some “memorabilia” for a charity auction.
  • After the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, in 2011 Topo Gigio was nominated “Goodwill Ambassador” between Italy and Japan for the reconstruction.
  • Since 1982, every year until 1993, Maria Perego, with her characters “Dionisio” and “Diana”, realized the main and end video-clip of the RAI program “TG-l’Una” and she devolved all receipts by the merchandising to the Italian Committee for the Cancer Research.

Television (animated cartoons / computer graphics)

  • Maria Perego cooperates strictly with the Italian Studios of Gianni Peg and with a team of very professional Japanese cartoonists creating likeable children characters for animated cartoons, the ones original, others inspired by Topo Gigio and his “Family”. An animated series with Maria Perego’s many characters is scheduled to go on air in the following Countries: Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Latin-America, some Arabian Countries and the entire Asia, China included. 
  • She is also involved with the 3D technology of the “Motion Capture” and has experimented in this field many different experts all over the world: in Los Angeles she cooperated with Nexos Network, then in France with Medialab Paris, in Israel with Dream Team of Herzliya, in Germany with Vista New Media of Koeln, in Japan with Fuji-Film and finally in Italy, meeting the best contribution by the computer graphic 3D excellent technicians, obtaining in this case the most remarkable and most satisfactory results.

Feature Films


Colour motion pictures (live action)

  • In 1962: Just a new born, Topo Gigio (his copyright was registered on August 30th, 1961) has to confront himself with his first motion picture entitled “The Topo Gigio’s Adventures” (104 minutes), produced in Italy by Jolly Film and directed by Federico Caldura.
  • In 1967: Under the direction of Kon Ichikawa (who directed the famous “The Burmese Harp” and “The Los Angeles Olympiad”, etc.), Topo Gigio was the star of the “Topo Gigio and the Botton War”, 108 colour motion picture presented to the Venice Festival.
  • Under Marco Ferreri’s direction, Maria Perego performed the mimic “Play of Hands” in the movie “Dillinger Has Dead”.
  • In 1990: Under the direction of Romolo Siena, produced by RAIUNO, Topo Gigio actuated in the film TV “Topo Gigio Goes Around the World in 80 Days”.

Colour motion pictures (short and middle-length)


  • In 1965: “Peter and the Wolf”, by Sergjey Prokofiev, produced by the Swiss Television. Direction: Federico Caldura. Presented at the Montreux Festival, it got the first prize “Montreux Golden Rose”, youth section.
  • In 1973: Under the direction of Tony Fladt and by the production of the Swiss Television, Maria Perego created, by her technique “on black”, 12 visualized traditional songs, 48 minutes total.
  • In 1980s: Also with Swiss production, Maria Perego realized 8 “Fairy Tales”, half-an-hour each, starring her character “The Ciuffo Bunny” (then passed on Home Video).
  • Special actuations to the following operas produced by RAI: Strawinsky’s “Mavra”, Humperdink’s “Hansel und Gretel” and some Shakespeare’s and Garcìa Lorca’s works, produced also by RAI.

Theatrical appearances

  • In 1965: “Peter and the Wolf”, by Sergjey Prokofiev, produced by the Opera House of Milan (Italy) and then filmed by the Swiss Television and presented at the Montreux Festival, where it got the first prize “Montreux Golden Rose”, youth section. Main role and direction: Maria Perego – Scenery: Franco Rognoni.
  • El Retablo de Maese Pedro” by Manuel de Falla, for the following opera houses:

Regio in Turin (Italy)
La Fenice in Venice (Italy)
Comunale in Bologna (Italy)
Comunale in Ferrara (Italy)
Comunale in Modena (Italy)
Bellini in Catania (Italy)
Gulbenkian Fundation in Lisbona (Portugal))

Direction: Maria Perego - Scenery: Franco Rognoni

  • In 1974 Maria Perego realized the masks and the fancy dresses for the famous long running Italian musical “Aggiungi un Posto a Tavola” by Giovannini-Garinei, on stage at the Sistina Theatre in Roma for more than 8 years, many times filmed by RAI and then carried through all Italian towns, in Great Britain and other Countries.


ADVERTISING

The main Maria Perego’s collaborations with sponsors and advertising agencies are the following:

▪ Montedison Italy
▪ Pavesini Italy
▪ Van den Bergh Italy
▪ Lintas Italy
▪ Braun Elettrodomestici Italy
▪ FPM Editore Italy
▪ McCann Erickson Italy
▪ Plasmon Italy
▪ Streglio Italy
▪ Resintex Spain
▪ J. Walter Thompson United Kingdom
▪ Bentos & Bowles Ltd. United Kingdom
▪ General Food Japan
▪ Suntory Japan
▪ Mitsubishi Motors Japan
▪ Linoleum Co. Iran
▪ Leo Burnett of Canada Ltd. Canada
▪ Nestlè Brazil
▪ Leo Burnett of Colombia Ltd. Colombia
▪ Yuste Publicidad Argentina
▪ Noble y Asociados Publicidad Mexico
▪ Procter & Gamble Venezuela
▪ Shering Corp. S.A. Peru
▪ Mercados Surveys Publicidad Inc. Puerto Rico

 
PUBLISHING BASED ON CHARACTERS CREATED BY MARIA PEREGO


  • Books for children issued:

in Italy by Mursia
    Futura Libri
     
in Spain by Lumen
    Semic
    Edigraf
     
in Germany by Pattloch
     
in Japan by Shogakukan
    Polydor
    Bunkir-do

  • Magazines for children issued:

in Italy by Il Corriere dei Piccoli
    Il Giornale dei Ragazzi (PD)
    Telepiù (Berlusconi Editore)
    FPM Editore
    Edizioni Cioè
    Il Giornalino
     
in Portugal by Abril Control Jornal (Lisbon)
     
in Argentina by Editorial J. Korn
    Editorial D. Mallo
Editorial N. Gibelli
     
in Mexico by Simbolos S.A.
     
in Brazil by Riografica S.A.
     
in United Kingdom by Lyon & Co.

  • Magazines:

Maria Perego collaborated with newspapers and magazines with many articles. Her main work was the monograph “Essay on Puppets” (issued in 1963 by Edizioni Domus – Milan – Italy – n. 11)


AUDIOVISUAL (*)

  • Records, CD, DVD songs and fairy-tales:

Country   Producers
     
in the whole Europe by Carosello-Cemed (Milan)
    EMI Italiana S.p.A. (Milan)
    RCA (Rome)
     
in Portugal by Orfeu (Lisbon)
    Lusomundo Editores S.A.
     
in Spain by Hispavox (Madrid)
     
in Mexico and South America by Cisne
    Universal
     
in U.S.A. by 1001 Sunday Inc. & Sofa
    Entertainment Co.

  • Home Video distribution:

▪ Reproducing live-shows in the following Countries: Italy, United Kingdom, Japan, U.S.A. and Brazil

▪ Reproducing animated cartoons, in Italy, Spain, Asia, Arabian Countries, Latin America

(*) Maria Perego is now granting new audiovisual licenses in many Countries, for distributing home-video and records.


CARTOON SERIES


Countries where the animated series “Topo Gigio Is Back” – 34 episodes 30 minutes each – has been sold:

  • Asian Countries:

China – Hong Kong – Japan –  Malaysia – Philippines – South Korea – Taiwan - Thailand

  • Arab Countries:

Egypt – Kuwait – Saudi Arabia – Syria – United Arab Emirates

  • European Countries:

Austria – Belgium – Denmark – German speaking Switzerland – Germany and all German speaking Countries – Holland – Italy – Luxemburg – Portugal – Spain – Sweden

  • Central and South American Countries:

Argentina – Bolivia – Brazil – Chile – Colombia – Costa Rica – Ecuador – El Salvador – Guatemala – Guyana – Honduras – Mexico – Nicaragua – Panama – Paraguay – Peru – Uruguay – Venezuela

As guest star, Topo Gigio was invited to the United Kingdom to attend the show “Sesame Street”, the famous show featuring “The Muppets”.


DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS


Maria Perego’s puppets, besides the television direction of the creator herself, were directed – for some shows – by many directors and producers, Italian and stranger, whose professional advises she is very grateful (alphabetically):

Furio Angiolella – Raul Astor – Gianfranco Bettetini – Marco Blaser – Mauro Borja-Lopez – Vittorio Brignole – Alessandro Brissoni – Federico Caldura – Arrigo Colombo – Fausto Dall’Olio – Sandro De Stefani – Angel Del Cerro – Umberto Eco – Franco Enriquez – Antonello Falqui – Claudio Fino – Tony Fladt – Alberto Gagliardelli – Pietro Garinei – Enzo Gatta – Ronald G. Gordon – Sir Luke Grade – Rui Guedes – Miguel Angel Herros – John Hodgett – Kon Ichikawa – Waymer Johnson – Arthur Kaps – Jean-Louis Le Roy – John Levine – Ediberto Lima – Carmela Lisabettini – Yvonne Littlewood – Eros Macchi – Franco Marazzi – Luigi Martelli – Vito Molinari – Giuliano Nicastro – Peter Nidetzky – Tonino Nieddu – K. Ogihara – Mimma Pagnamenta – Robert Precht – Gail Purse – Josè Luis Rubio – Carlos Sandor – Jon Scoffield – Romolo Siena – Enzo Trapani – Luciana Ugolini – René Van Vooren – Luis Angel Weimtraub

She is also grateful to the following dubbers, who dubbed in many languages with devotion and skill, her main characters:

Peppino Mazzullo Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, English
Davide Garbolino Italian
Leo Valli Italian
Jorge Semedo Portuguese
Cassiano Ricardo Brasilian
Mario Ferré Argentine
Gabriél Garzòn Mexican
Arthur Schnabel German
Keith Alexander Australia / U.S.A.
Fred Butter Dutch
Steffon Hellerstam Swedish
Tadashi Yamazaki Japanese
Kuri Chiharu Japanese
Muddy Khan Iranian
 

PRIZES


  • Silver Venus” (Erice – Italy – 1960)
  • Silver Mask” (Rome – Italy – 1960)
  • Alassio Prize” (Alassio – Italy – 1960)
  • Golden Pinocchio” (Milan – Italy – 1961)
  • Advertising Garter” (Milan – Italy – 1962)
  • Saint Giusto Bell” (Trieste – Italy – 1962)
  • Golden Groviera” (Cesenatico – Italy – 1963)
  • First prize at the Cannes Advertising Film Festival (France) for a 60 seconds commercial (Direction: Maria Perego) (1963)
  • C.E.N.D.I.S.T.” (National Educational Centre for Information, Performance and Turism Diffusion) prize for the best motion-picture for the youth: “The Topo Gigio’s Adventures”  (Direction: Federico Caldura) (1963)
  • First prize at the Saint Sebastian Festival (Spain) for the best movie, youth section: “The Topo Gigio’s Adventures”  (Direction: Federico Caldura) (1964)
  • Pelayo de Oro” at the Costa Verde of Spain Film Festival: “The Topo Gigio’s Adventures”  (Guijòn – Spain – 1964)
  • Golden Carosello” prize and golden medal for the cuter advertising character of the year (Fiuggi – Italy – 1965)
  • First prize, television section, for the best educational program (Zurich – Switzerland – 1966)
  • Europrize 1965-1966 awarded by a jury composed of the main television reporters of the following European press:

    - Die Presse – Wiener Zeitung – Neues Oesterreich (Austria)
    - Gazet van Antwerpen – Le Soir Illustré (Belgium)
    - B.T. (Denmark)
    - Uusi Suomi (Finland)
    - Le Monde – Le Figaro – Paris Presse – Télé 7 Jours – Télé Magazine – Paris Jour (France)
    - Stern – Telegraph – Frankfurter Rundshau – Koelner Stadtanzeiger (Germany)
    - Evening Standard – Daily Mail – Daily Mirror – Daily Telegraph – The Sun & Daily Express United Kingdom)
    - Il Messaggero – Il Tempo – Il Corriere della Sera – Il Giorno – Il Gazzettino – Il Resto del Carlino – La Notte (Italy)
    - Politica (Jugoslavia)
    - Diario de Noticias (Portugal)
    - ABC (Spain)
    - Dagons Nyheter (Sweden)
    - Radio-TV – Je Vois Tout – Nationalezeitung (Switzerland)
  • Golden Martin Fierro” A.P.T.R.A. prize for the best television program in the year (Buenos Aires – Argentina – 1969)
  • Esquiu Institution “Silver Cross” for the best television character in the year (Caracas – Venezuela – 1969)
  • First prize at the fifth Chicago International Film Festival for a commercial directed by Maria Perego (1969)
  • Guiacaipuro” golden medal to Topo Gigio, the best television character in the year (Caracas – Venezuela – 1970)
  • TV-Globo” prize for the best television character in the year and the best TV program in the year (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil – 1970)
  • Cacrinha” prize to the most important TV event in the year: the Topo Gigio appearances in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil – 1970)
  • Golden Mara” to Maria Perego for her broad experience and great humanity lavished in her TV shows (Caracas – Venezuela – 1971)
  • Venezuelan reporters prize to Topo Gigio, the best television character of all the times (Caracas – Venezuela – 1971)
  • Troféo Espectàculos” to the television character Topo Gigio (Venezuela – 1971)
  • First prize and golden medal to Maria Perego for Topo Gigio and his family creation awarded by the Film and Television Reporters Association (Mexico City – Mexico – 1971)
  • Golden Carosello” prize and golden medal for the best animated character in advertising (Direction: Maria Perego) (Sanremo – Italy – 1973)
  • Kennedy” prize for the best television character in the year (“Bira-Bira and her Show”) created and directed by Maria Perego (Parma – Italy – 1975)
  • Golden Cat” to Maria Perego for her TV series starring Topo Gigio that won wide acclaim and golden medal (Salsomaggiore – Italy – 1979)
  • United Nations prize to Maria Perego for her activity in youth television programs (Brussels – June 1979)
  • STP-Golden Bar” prize to Maria Perego as the best advertising copyrighter in the year (Milan – Italy – 1981)
  • Princess Charlotte” prize to Maria Perego for television direction, program “A Che Gioco Giochiamo” (Modena – Italy – December 1981)
  • Salsomaggiore” international prize to Maria Perego for television animation and direction, programs “Issimo” and “Sgariboldo” (Salsomaggiore – Italy – October 1982)
  • Golden Sail” to Maria Perego as the best television main and end video-clip in 1983, program “TG-l’Una” (Riccione – Italy – August 1983)
  • 38th Bordighera International Humor Conference: “Golden Palm” to Maria Perego as author, for the best television series “Cartoni Magici” on air in 1984/1985 by RAI First Channel (Bordighera – Italy – July 1985)
  • Soundtrack” prize for the main and end video-clip of the program “TG-l’Una” 1985 (Sanremo – Italy – 1985)
  • Venezianello” prize to Maria Perego, Venetian born person in the year, who brought great prestige to the City for the year 1986 (Venice – Italy – 1986)
  • Eugène Ionesco-Gian Renzo Morteo” prize awarded to Maria Perego for the originality of her art (Castello San Giorgio Canavese – Turin – Italy – 1989)
  • Golden Ambrogino” awarded by the Mayor of Milan to Maria Perego for her artistic and creative activity in Italy and in the world (1990)
  • Prize to Maria Perego as the player of the year, awarded by the International Marionettes Festival Committee (Cervia – Italy – 1991)
  • National Trophy “ at the Prize-Giving in Trapani, Sicily, to Maria Perego for the best TV direction in the year (1995)
  • Prize to the Topo Gigio’s special voice (Savona – Italy – 1999)
  • Golden Ambrogino” awarded by the Mayor of Milan to Maria Perego among the renowed Milanese citizens in the beginning of the third millennium (Milan – Italy – December 24th, 2004)
  • Charlot” prize – International prize for comicality to Maria Perego for her career, who, thanks to her character, caught the imagination of least four generations of children, giving moments of joy, many smiles and a fair dose of serenity (Paestum – Italy – July 2010)

 

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  • Since 1997 Topo Gigio and Maria Perego were appointed UNICEF “Ambassadors"

 

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  • With ordinance dated December 27, 2004 the President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, conferred upon Maria Perego the honor of “Commendatore

 

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  • In April 2008, the Italian TV transmission “Lo Zecchino d’Oro”, in which Topo Gigio participates as special guest, has been appointed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

 

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  • Starting September 1, 2009 the Italian Government (Department of Health) selected Topo Gigio as sole and official character testimonial in a campaign to sensitize people to prevent the H1N1 Virus disease through public service announcements as well as TV spots, billboards, newspapers & magazines, editorial, radio spots.


BIBLIOGRAPHY (*)


“Enciclopedia Universale dell’Arte” (Venice - Rome – Italy – I.C.C.)

“La Televisione” by Guido Guarda (Milan – Italy – Vallardi – 1959)

“Enciclopedia Italiana dello Spettacolo” (Rome – Italy – Unione Editoriale – 1965)

Enciclopedia “Le Muse” (Novara – Italy – Istituto Geografico De Agostini – 1967)

“Dizionario della Musica” (Milan – Italy – Ricordi – 1964)

“Enciclopedia dei Ragazzi” (Milan – Italy – Principato – 1964)

“The Art of the Puppets” by Bill Baird (New York – U.S.A. – McMillan – 1965)

“New York Public Library’s Catalogue” (New York – U.S.A. – 1965)

“Always on Sunday: Ed Sullivan, an Inside View” by Michael David Harris (New York – U.S.A. – Meredith Press – 1968)

“Enciclopedia della Marionetta” by Alessandro Brissoni (1973)

“Il Tormentone” by Vezio Melegari (Milan – Italy – Mondadori Editore – 1988)

“La Storia della TV in Italia” by A. Grasso (Milan – Italy – Garzanti Editore – 1992)

“Società, Politica, Strategie, Programmi delle TV in Italia” by F. Monteleone (Padova – Italy – Marsilio Editore – 1992)

“La Vita e l’Arte di Maria Perego” by Arturo Balestro” (Edizioni dell’Università di Bologna – Italy – 1996)

“Il Grande Libro di Carosello” by M. Giusti (Milan – Italy – Sperling & Kupfer – 1997)


(*) Bibliografia molto incompleta