Mr. Rossi is a popular cartoon character from Italy. Mr. Rossi was an everyman, an ordinary guy looking for excitement and adventure in his life, which he found through meeting Harold (Gastone in Italy) the talking dog. The pair of the them would go on surreal misadventures together, in a series that was known as "The Fantastic Adventures of Mr. Rossi" in English speaking countries. (It was known as "Il Signor Rossi cerca la felicità" in Italy.) Mr. Rossi had been around since the early 1960s in Italy, appearing in animation shorts, which goes some way to explaining the often trippy style of the cartoon. However what most of us remember is the feature-length movies, from the mid to late 70s, which were cut-down into 10 minute episodes for English-speaking countries. Oh and that awesome theme tune!
The unforgettably catchy Mr. Rossi theme tune, called “Viva La Felicita”, was composed by Italian composer Franco Godi. He became known as "Mr. Jingle" for his prolific commercial output. He has also worked on movie scores, and television shows, but what he's most well known for outside of Italy is the very cool Mr. Rossi theme tune. A tune that lights-up many a cool dance-floor around the world.