The 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....
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The 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.Written by
As a child in the early seventies I loved The Clangers. Made at a time when space was the big thing and we all "knew" that there would be people living on the moon before the end of the century this was made to meet the interests of the youngest of space fans.
Living on a distant planet which looks like a small version of the Moon the Clangers are a family of small mousy creatures who live in caverns under the surface, The don't talk as we do but are voiced by a Swanee whistle with the narrator explaining to us what they are saying. They have many adventures which are always gentle in tone they often feature other creatures such as the Soup Dragon and my personal favourite the Iron Chicken.
The characters are all fairly simple, the Clangers themselves are knitted soft toys and the Iron Chicken is made of Maccano. The narration by the creator, the late Oliver Postgate, couldn't be better, he has a gentle tone that feels almost like a grandfather telling a story to his grandchildren. While a little Jerky the stop-go animation is charming, I'm sure this series will appeal to younger children today as well as too their parents and people who watched it when they were children themselves.
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