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Frans_Jozef
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 10:37 AM
Willy and Wanda are sixty Sun 24/07/05 - The Flemish strip cartoon characters Willy and Wanda are sixty years old this year. To mark the occasion a special Willy and Wanda Day was organised in the Bokrijk Heritage Park (Limburg).

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http://www.vrtnieuws.net/nieuwsnet_master/default/english/overzicht/050724_willyandwanda/M_0618_duistere_diamant_suskewiske-20030618-150913.jpghttp://www.vrtnieuws.net/html/nieuws/images/spacer.gif Children from across Belgium were able to meet the cartoon characters and take part in a wealth of activities including a treasure hunt.

It was in December 1945 that the first Willy and Wanda album appeared. In the following years Willy and Wanda albums became commonplace in practically every Flemish family.

Countless generations of Flemish children have grown up to enjoy the adventures of Willy Vandersteen's characters that are called Suske and Wiske in Flanders. The albums have been translated into many languages including Danish and Chinese.

The 288th album is being published in September.


link (http://suskeenwiske.library.uu.nl/enghome.html)