A series of 5 minute cartoons about a group of inhabitants of a forest. Willo the Wisp is a sprite formed from gas who narrates each story. Other characters included Evil Edna (a witch ... See full summary »
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A series of 5 minute cartoons about a group of inhabitants of a forest. Willo the Wisp is a sprite formed from gas who narrates each story. Other characters included Evil Edna (a witch shaped like a TV), Mavis (a rather overweight fairy), The Moog, The Argonauts (strange alien things that flew around in a mushroom), etc. Written by Richard Marsden <redbaron@cix.co.uk>

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Willo das Waldlicht  »

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In the posthumously-published book 'The Kenneth Williams Diaries', Williams professed to a dislike for the show, considering it too slow-paced and technically indifferent to capture children's imaginations. The runaway success of the series, combined with the cult following it acquired among adults, consequently proved him wrong. See more »

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Grizelda The Witch: [Grizelda walks in with a well on her body] If I hear anybody laugh, one wise crack, one snicker out of any of you and I'll turn you into a toad.
[Arthur starts to snicker and laugh out loud to the point where Grizelda zaps him and turns him into a toad]
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Referenced in 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) See more »

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The Best British Kids Programme Ever
12 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This was a fantastic little series. Kenneth Williams did a great job providing all the voices for the characters: Willow the Wisp, the narrator; Arthur the Caterpillar; Mavis the Fairy; and Evil Edna, the wicked witch of a TV (subliminal message alert). Great.


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