Calimero (カリメロ Karimero?) is an Italian/Japanese cartoon about a charming, but hapless anthropomorphized cartoon chicken; the only black one in a family of yellow chickens. He wears half of his egg shell still on his head. Calimero originally appeared on the Italian television show Carosello on July 14, 1962, and soon became a popular icon in Italy.
The character has had multiple animated adaptations in Italy, France, and Japan, but none of these was ever licensed to be aired in the US. However, English dubs do exist of some shorts and episodes, though many are lost. Some of these have been rumored to have aired in Europe (primarily Scotland) and Australia.
English dubbed shorts
Some of the Italian shorts from the early 70s did recieve English dubs, though these are hard to find. However, a Vimeo channel simply called 'Calimero' uploaded 12 shorts in English, French, and Italian (though one of the "English" shorts (Christmas's Letter) is actually a re-upload of the French dub, and the uploader did not respond when contacted about the real English version, so that one is still lost). In addition, Croatian dubs over some of the missing English shorts have been found on YouTube, as well as some dubbed in Dutch and Macedonian. The Macedonian dub is a voice-over and the English track can be partially heard under it. A recording from a film of one other short has also been found without any sound, as well as two in Turkish. So far there are 31 total segments found.
My birth (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277281
Calimero and the weasel (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277048
Calimero and the falcon (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277160
Calimero and the wolf (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277279
Flying over the city (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277675
Robbery in D minor (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277674
Calimero's Christmas (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277673
Christmas's Letter (French, mistakenly posted as English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277278
Level crossing (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277282
Father's Day (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117277277
Passion for horses (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117276973
A good act (English): https://vimeo.com/album/3219995/video/117276775
Diamonds and mud (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRbhdgwdyBg
Driven out and pitied (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O018MWKEbfE
Calimero and Summer Employment (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP0puhNCPjw
Traffic Policeman (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s_sK-AeRV0
Fortune is Blind (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrUpfxoy7V4
Lights, Camera, Action (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re-P84iefMo
The Law is the Law (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwlrfvXUg5g
Calimero at the Grand Hotel (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwB0jBlYYHE
Calimero Gains and Loses (Croatian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vCSTa6Qs4Q
Calimero and the Discipline/Between Study and Work (Dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzAdkd0StPw
Calimero and the Rascals (Dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK_9izSvRnk
Calimero and the Mathematics (Macedonian voice-over dubbed over English track): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIE2llKwZeU
Defender of Nature (Macedonian voice-over dubbed over English track): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-fokq-nVZ4
Calimero and the Smuggling Fisher (Macedonian voice-over dubbed over English track): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3-AfRCAqo0
Among Sounds and Electrons (Macedonian voice-over dubbed over English track):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyEwlgcDyGA
Books and Motors (no sound): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHeGt3TZi18
Television and Snapshot (Turkish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjIvp-bOa8c
Unknown name (Turkish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R_-hL3VRhg
There were at least two rare releases of Calimero shorts in the UK on VHS, Betamax, and laserdisc. One was simply titled "Calimero" and the other was "Calimero and the wonderful summer". They each contain 13 shorts, including some not currently available in English as well as some that are not currently available at all. Their listings can be found here (though they are not available for sale):
Calimero (VHS and Betamax): http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK06003
Calimero (Laserdisc): http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK11709
Calimero and the Wonderful Summer (VHS and Betamax): http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?
Some other shorts were also released on film strips which can be bought. These appear to be silent, however:
Calimero Below Zero: http://shop.van-eck.net/MS-0063.html
From Snowflakes to Millions: http://shop.van-eck.net/MS-0168.html
English dub of 1972 anime series
Apparently, an English dub was made of the 1972 Japanese anime adaptation of Calimero. The dub seems to be fairly recent, judging by the high quality of the English language track compared to the old animation. Only one episode of this dub has surfaced online, courtesy of the Vimeo channel of a video company called DVDlab. Interestingly, the episode uses the opening and ending from the French dub and seems to be based off of that dub rather than off the original Japanese version. When contacted in November 2016, DVDlab replied by saying that they only had the one episode for an attempt at restoring/remastering it, but that they could provide contact info for the official distributor of the series. No more information of the dub has surfaced yet and it is currently unknown how many episodes were actually dubbed in English (out of the 47 originally made).
UK English dub of 2014 CGI series
The 2014 CGI series of Calimero recieved a dub by a British studio and episodes aired on Disney Junior UK from May 11, 2014 - present. There are at least 102 episodes confirmed to exist: http://tv-episodes.prettyfamous.com/d/a/Calimero
The first 36 episodes can be watched on this site: http://www.cartooncrazy.me/cartoon/calimero-2014/
Disney Junior UK also has a page for the series; however, the episodes on there are region-locked and can only be viewed from the UK: http://disneyjunior.disney.co.uk/calimero
If anyone lives in the UK and can record episodes from Disney Junior, please reply below.