"The Shoe People" is a rare example of a British animated series not created by either Cosgrove Hall (the studio behind "Dangermouse" and "Count Duckula") or Aardman (who gave us "Wallace and Gromit", "Shaun the Sheep" and "Rex the Runt"). Created in the late 1980's, this series, which is half-fantasy, half-comedy, is one that has been overlooked in recent years, but for those lucky enough to get a DVD, it still has the power to charm and endear.
The shoe people of the title are old shoes either too old to be repaired or have never been collected from the shoe shop where they have been left. The kindly old shoemaker has left them in the back of his shop, rather than throw them away, and every night, the shoes come alive, and make their way to Shoe Town, a magical town where the shoe people live in their own houses and perform their own jobs that reflect their shoe-type - Margo the ballerina slipper is a ballerina, Charlie, a clown's shoe, is a circus clown, PC Boot, a policeman's boot, is a policeman, and so on.
I happily recommend this series to one and all, for few series today can equal its upbeat nature.