Dik Trom in name only
Having read the summary, there's NOTHING I recognise as Dik Trom!
What's wrong with filming the stories as they are? Is there no belief that children might be interested in something from history? It seems that a story about real children, having real adventures in a real village has to be turned into a farce.
The kids may tolerate this, but I hardly think they'll want to bring their children in contact with this fond memory in 20 years time. Not as we read the Dik Trom books that my father got from his parents in the '40s, and which are now read by my 8-year old niece.