Legendary British children's animation of the early 70s made by the 'Smallfilms' team of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, this series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the ... See full summary »
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Legendary British children's animation of the early 70s made by the 'Smallfilms' team of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, this series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the Clangers, a flutey-voiced family of woolen, knitted aliens living below the surface of a knobbly little planet far out in space. Their misadventures brought them into contact with such unlikely creatures as the Soup Dragon, the Froglets, the Iron Chicken and the Glow Buzzers. The series remains a marvelously still point in a hectic world! Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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To keep the puppets upright during filming they had to be tacked to the set through their conveniently black flipper-like feet. The tacks can often be seen appearing and disappearing as the Clangers move around, as can the consequent slight damage to the set. See more »

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Featured in Adam and Joe's Wonky World of Animation (2000) See more »

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wow! far out man! ("oo o oo, o oo oo o!" a clanger).
17 September 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

this is without doubt the greatest telly series ever produced! a visual feast of the highest order complete with the most superlative acting performances ever performed by such a motley group of bourgeois puppets. the costume design must also surely rank as the greatest artistic contribution within it's field. or planet. i've always wanted a jumper like that. yves st. laurent eat your heart out! viva la clangers!


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