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12-11-2008, 02:12 AM
Sad news - for those that may have missed it:


I'm afraid our non-UK friends will have to wonder what the fuss is about.

For me it was "Noggin the Nog" and "The clangers".

Proof you can tell a good story without some fancy 3D programme and renderer.. ;-)


12-11-2008, 02:20 AM
Agreed, very sad news.

Ivor, Bagpuss, and a few of his other creations were some of my staple viewing as a child.

I reckon his hard work has earned him a good rest.


12-11-2008, 06:35 AM
i have noggin the nog on dvd a great set of dvd's to have.
if your after these you'll have to get them from here>

dvd's also on their way from amazon.co.uk are ivor the engine, bagpuss and the clangers.

great stores btw.

12-11-2008, 06:57 AM
Sad indeed. One of my favourites as a lad was Pogles Wood. It was programmes such as his that helped fuel young imaginations. I hope there are still programmes for kids today that engage the mind so well.

12-11-2008, 07:09 AM
Sad indeed. I hope there are still programmes for kids today that engage the mind so well.

i hate to report the current crop of children's programs are not very good at all, there are few still like poccoyo but many have become loud, hectic, colour overdosed nonsense that's delivered with contrasending presenters talking down and 'at' children...with simply awful 'songs' to pad out the runtime... this is u.k tv btw

then we get old classics re made and 'murdered on screen' such as the new mr men which is now a very poorly made shiny cartoon sitcom that isn't funny.

captain pugwash> the new version keeps the storyline and plot but sadly 'upgraded' the production to yet another cartoon canimation and ditched the cutout cardboard style that made it look 'different' and gave it character..you can still do cutout animation either with toon boom studio or even lightwave or 3dsmax like i've been testing out on my youtube vids

toonboom cutout test

lightwave cutout test rig

3dsmax cutout test rig

12-11-2008, 07:26 AM
The Guardian article on the same, including some short films.


12-11-2008, 07:31 AM
Clangers :):):), How sad but what a great talent

12-11-2008, 07:51 AM
Hi guys, a foreigner here. I just watched Ivor the Engine and well found it a little boring but is the exact type of story my two year old son loves, very similar to Thomas & Friends.

12-12-2008, 03:32 AM
A great sadness indeed, the moreso for this being the passing of a great artist and storyteller.

It's a frequently sterile media world now, with hordes of hacks and pretenders, and even a touch of pseudo-celebrity leaching into what is otherwise a world of conveyor-belt cgi.

These stories work for me completely, both now and when I was a child - I love them.....whether that's a Northern/British/Welsh/Celtic/Norse thing I have no idea (I am English as it happens, with a dash of Russian!) but Noggin the Nog is just brilliant, as is The Clangers. I can be bored to tears with mega-bucks blockbusters, but never with these :)

We need more Oliver Postgates!