The Wombles (1973– )

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The misadventures of a fantasy folk community dedicated to cleaning up litter and put it to their own use.

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The misadventures of a fantasy folk community dedicated to cleaning up litter and put it to their own use.

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litter | cult tv | stop motion

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The term 'Womble' or 'Wombles' was used to describe new recruits and probationary firefighters in the London Fire Brigade during the 1970's. See more »

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9 November 2004 | by (Sussex, England) – See all my reviews

The story goes that Elizabeth Beresford was driving across Wimbledon Common one day when one of her young children called out 'We're in Wombledon!' and Beresford spent the rest of the journey wondering about characters called 'Wombles' and the show was thus born.

The stop-frame animation techniques may look dated when compared to - say - Wallace and Grommet, but actually add to the charm. Cribbins is sublime as the narrator, and Mike Batt's pacy theme tune was so good it launched his own mini pop career as a performer in the seventies.

A seventies classic that the kids will love.


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