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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2013
When I ordered the item I was aware that a 'new version' had been made, so this was a gamble....would it be the old one from the 70's? In the 60s and 70s there were fantastic comics like The Beezer, The Topper, The Lion (which became The Lion & Thunder) and comics like Jerry Anderson's fantastic Century 21. These were so good they used to get as much attention as the daily papers, if not more. In the same way, the entire family used to gather to watch The Clangers, which believe it or not had the same pulling power as Star Trek! These cultural icons appealed to young & old alike. A common feature of them all was a kind of quaint 'English' charm. The last kids' tv shorts series which fell into this bracket was 'Roobarb & Custard' in the 70s, with the wobbly animation, daft humour, simple silly stories and of course Richard Briers narrating. The dvd which I purchased was the 'new' Roobarb & Custard produced in Eire in 2005. Disney have (I believe) been doing the same sort of thing with 'Winnie the Pooh - The Sequel'. Maybe I have changed, and I would no longer find the original funny. It's still got Mr Briers, and it still wobbles, but the quaint humour was (for me, anyway) a gonner. Maybe it is for everybody in the age of mobiles and computers, after all the first electronic calculators looked to all of us like a miracle. Never mind, a charity shop will be the benificiary and maybe a new generation will enjoy this new version in a way that I cannot.