Mini Stars


Kids music show. Host Matthias Krings
Year: 1990-1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Dominik, Matthias ~11
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  6/10 (9)?
Rating: ******
Comment: Dominik and Matthias of band Ketch-up in German Adidas soccer shirts and black shorts. Probably here the song “Eins Zu Null (Hangin’ Tough)”. Also in blue shiny shorts either in this and/or in RTL Kinderhitparade (rating 9). I don’t like the modern black shorts. Maybe more shorts/others?

I found this very brief clip by coincidence on one of my VHS tapes as it was not labeled with this. Around 1 minute only, which is at the end of the show. Not sure if I have more clips on other tapes. Blue shorts probably from a different episode. I only have this 2 scenes. One from a distance showing both boys on the far left, at least showing a bit from the shorts (length of shorts, height of boys). Pic 2 showing a close-up of one of them (maybe Matthias ?) Sorry, no better pics of both (in this show).

Aka “MiniStars” and “Li-La-Launebär präsentiert Die MiniStars”. There’s also a Dutch show/band called De MiniStars and in other countries (with other kids). But I don’t know of shorts in there.

No DVD nor clips known. At least there are CDs. For more infos see RTL Kinderhitparade. Does anybody has better pics or clips especially of the blue shorts?


Update 2: Manni, der Libero


The home team including Thomas Ohrner (on left) mainly wore blue Adidas shorts with yellow stripes (and inner briefs), see other entry, but also the regular blue ones with white stripes which look much better to me. I think rather few scenes in ep 13 (pictured) and I think in ep 4 in ironed shorts (but I don’t like that).

Main entry, rating 6 (also 2 more posts including Puma shorts)


Mijn idee


Family series Karst van der Meulen. 20 ep
Year: 1985-1990
Year in film: 1980s
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~ 11-15 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ~ 11-15 ?
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Boys and mainly girls at PE in tight shiny dark blue and some in black shorts (at least one boy in Adidas Junior) but most in non-Adidas shorts and at least Soccer boys outside in shiny black shorts in another episode. Pic 1 from episode11 Truus (1987).

I haven’t checked all episodes but there are obviously rather few and brief scenes.

But very interesting like all of Karst van der Meulen series.

Rating 6-7 for now.

I like Dutch television. More posts coming soon, also on most my other blogs.

Update: Tele-Fußball


I found another boy, this time 12 yo Kevin from California. This time, the kids are in white shiny Adidas shorts.

White shorts are very nice, but the walking scene of the boy from London in green shorts are much better (rating 10).

Rating 6-7 for this one. I haven’t found the older girl as leading kid. Probably I haven’t digitized them, yet.


Carlitos y el campo de los sueños


Family / soccer film
Year: 2008
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Spain
Who in shorts: boys ~9-12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Several Soccer boys in longer, dark blue, medium blue, white, red and maybe black and I think one in dark green shiny shorts, mainly or only Adidas. But I think some without stripes. Also locker room and sitting scenes. My favorites are the white ones.

And a girl in bib overalls, other blog, rating 5 (soon be updated).

Not that bad, but I prefer shorter shorts and US movies. Quite good family movie. English title: Carlitos and the Chance of a Lifetime. Has been aired long time ago, so I don’t remember everything.

So rating 5.




Documentary. 6 ep
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1980
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~10-12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys at school (PE, 6th grade) mostly in tight Adidas Junior shorts, I think mainly shiny obviously playing Basketball. Most or only colors are blue, black and red. One in 70s style red shorts. Half of them shirtless, also a locker room scene. Pics from ep. 2.

Very interesting documentary, 3 episodes including this are on YouTube. Probably rather few scenes. Probably perfect to those who prefer Adidas Junior shorts.

Personally, I prefer the larger shorts with inner briefs and US movies.

So rating 6-7 only. Another problem is the image quality. But nice time document.

6 Richtige


Comedy series, 26 ep, Benno Hoffmann
Year: 1983-1984
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Gregor ~12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Dirk Saur in shiny, dark blue Adidas shorts with red stripes and inner briefs, also sitting. Also close-ups of the shorts. I don’t know/don’t remember all episodes. Did he also wear red shorts? When he enters the stage, someone making a photo with a flashlight. I think ep 17.

Great series. Handsome, cheeky actor.

Rating 8.

Unknown 13 = Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben 1987 documentary


Finally found! It’s a 1987 documentary about a boys’ choir in Stuttgart, obviously the Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben. Aired/produced in 1987 on SDR (Süddeutscher Rundfunk) but must have been aired/rebroadcasted later, maybe late 80s or early 90s. I haven’t found the original tape. Produced by Hans-Peter Birke, editor Peter Konzelmann.

A rather short Soccer scene. Also white and/or beige shiny shorts like the yellow ones. Also dark blue Adidas shorts, but probably of cotton fabric. Also blue, red and other colors. No other scenes of interest, at least not on my clip.

I don’t have the beginning, so not sure about the correct title.




Update 3: Pfiff


Checking my backups for my unknown movies (especially #13), I found another episode of Pfiff about track and field. Boys in mainly dark blue shiny shorts. At least one pair is Adidas and one is Puma. Girls wore tight terrycloth briefs.  This episode is quite boring. Most scenes from a distance. Around 1989/1990.

The previous light blue Volleyball shorts are Adidas.

I’m confident, to find some of my unknown movies. It’s very time consuming to check all my backups and tapes. But I now have some clues like pics and movies of the same date. I used to switch the system date back and some DVDr can’t be read anymore.

I also found other interesting movies.