The Wombles (1973– )

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Family
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 188 users  
Reviews: 3 user

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

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 16 May 2011
 
a list of 164 titles
created 04 Dec 2012
 
a list of 463 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 327 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Wombles" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wombles (1973– )

The Wombles (1973– ) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wombles.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1975   1973  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bagpuss (TV Series 1974)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A melancholic children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner
Postman Pat (TV Series 1981)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This classic children's series follows the adventures of everyone's favourite postman as he carries out his mail rounds in the village of Greendale.

Stars: Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Kulvinder Ghir
Pingu (TV Series 1986)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pingu is a clay penguin who is very mischievous and playful. He lives in the Antarctic where he plays with his family and his friend the seal. His signature sound is something like "mweep mweep".

Stars: David Sant, Marcello Magni, Carlo Bonomi
SuperTed (TV Series 1982)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a toy factory, after being made, a teddy bear is put in a storeroom after being deposed. The teddy bear is found by a cosmic being from outer space known as Spotty Man, and Spotty Man ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Derek Griffiths, Peter Hawkins
The Clangers (1969–1974)
Animation | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Oliver Postgate
Wombling Free (1977)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The adventures of The Wombles, strange creatures who live on Wimbledon Common and pick up the litter left by the humans. There's always time for a nice song and dance as well. This was a ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Jeffries
Stars: David Tomlinson, Frances de la Tour, Bonnie Langford
Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The wacky and hilarious adventures of Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent (mouse) in the world and his trusty, bumbling sidekick, Penfold. Together, they follow Colonel K's orders and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey
Brum (TV Series 1991)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Brum is a car who loves to go around the city each day. Follow him as he helps save the day by identifying criminals, dances with people and sometimes even gets up to no good, only to be helpful later.

Stars: Adam Schumacher, Yemi Adenle, Dan Carey
The Trap Door (TV Series 1984)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house. Every time the trap door opens a new adventure begins for ... See full summary »

Stars: William Rushton
Jackanory (1965–1996)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith
Paddington Bear (1976–1987)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Paddington Bear is a child-like honey-bear from South America (Peru) with a passion for marmalade sandwiches, who is adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Brown when they find him sitting on his suitcase... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Hordern, Joel Grey
The Wombles (1998–1999)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Sonja Ball, Julie Burroughs, Gregory Calpakis
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Narrator (60 episodes, 1973-1975)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

litter | cult tv | stop motion | See All (3) »

Genres:

Animation | Family

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 February 1973 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die Wombles  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(60 episodes) (1973-1975)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Featured in World of Compulsive Hoarders (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Still good
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.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
are the wombles forgotten? b0bby19
Discuss The Wombles (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?