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5.0 out of 5 stars Can still attract the kiddies today, 20 Jan. 2005
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This review is from: The Complete Clangers [DVD] [1969] (DVD)
The Clangers were created by SmallFilms (Oliver Postgate - words, and Peter Firmin - illustrations), who were also responsible for the Children's TV classics Noggin the Nog, Bagpuss and Ivor the Steam Engine. Although The Clangers are little more than stop-motion jerky pink socks, there is something about their simple life that still attracts. It was 'different' way back then and it's still 'different' today. My son sat glued to all the episodes in one sitting - although my Daughter much prefers The Herbs. Living on their small moon, these Clangers space stories have enough humour to keep adults engaged (but probably at the traditional rate of a few episodes a day). I particularly like the episodes when the humans appear in their spacecraft, and are even more gormless than baby Clanger.

For a few pounds this DVD set is certainly worth buying as everyone should own at least one Oliver Postgate classic - although my childhood SmallFilms favourite was the older 'Noggin the Nog', now also available via the Dragons Friendly Society. In fact The Clangers were derived from a Noggin the Nog book, 'Noggin and the Moon Mouse'. But there is no denying The Clangers have become a childhood TV icon. So rent or buy The [complete] Clangers now! Be warned though, it's a slippery slope with the Clangers today, and Rhoobarb & Custard, and Bagpuss the next.
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