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Napo and friends

Napo
Napo
The Boss
The Boss
Miss Strudel
Miss Strudel
Napette
Napette
Colleagues
Colleagues
Animals
Animals
Objects
Objects
Napo
Napo

Napo is the hero of the cartoon series. He is symbolic of an employee working in any industry or sector. Napo is not limited to one specific job or work environment but his personality and physical appearance remain the same in all the films.

Napo is a normal person - neither good nor bad, neither young nor old. In this respect, his culture is neutral. He is a willing worker who can be the victim of situations over which he has no control but he can also identify hazards or risks, and make good suggestions to improve safety and work organisation.

Napo is a likeable and attractive character with strong reactions and emotions. When Napo is annoyed, bored or in love - it shows! As such, everyone can identify with Napo, from young employees to someone who has worked in the company for many years.

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The Boss
The Boss

The boss is the main supporting character. He might be the foreman, site manager or factory director; he represents authority. The boss gives the orders and sets the rules, and always instructs Napo directly. He is not only concerned about the safety of his staff but also about productivity. Often, he is under pressure from his superiors or his clients. Sometimes he gives orders that are contradictory or impossible to carry out. Contrary to the saying, the boss is not always right. Like Napo, he is not limited to one specific job or work environment but his personality and physical appearance remain the same in all the films.

Miss Strudel
Miss Strudel

Miss Strudel is an intense woman who represents a level of authority higher than or parallel to that of the boss. She might be the client, the works inspector or the company nurse who puts pressure on the boss and his staff. Miss Strudel is amusing through her excesses. Napo himself may be seduced by her rather special charm.

Napette
Napette

Napette may perform the same or similar duties to Napo or a different job but in the same work environment. Occasionally she makes mistakes in her job. Napette is attracted by Napo’s charm but her attempts to help him sometimes irritate or annoy Napo.

Colleagues
Colleagues

Depending on the stories, Napo may have one or two colleagues working in the same company and doing the same or similar jobs. These characters serve as a foil to Napo's exploits. For the main part, they are sensible employees who more or less follow the rules.

Animals
Animals

A frog, a dog and other animals also enter the world of Napo. These animals are likeable characters that help to develop the stories and give a cartoon touch to the adventures of our hero.

Objects
Objects

In true cartoon style, objects come to life and react to or criticise the behaviour of Napo; for example, the safety signs that speak and wave their arms in the film ‘Best Signs Story’.