Calimero is a little black chicken wearing a white eggshell as a hat. He has a lot of bad luck. Created in 1963 by Nino Pagot, Toni Pagot and Ignazio Colnaghi. Other regular characters include Priscilla and Papero Piero. The first series was Italian (RAI) but the others were mainly made in Japan. Apparently there recently was a French lawsuit against an unathorized Calimero-website in favour of the creators, the Pagot family.