Friday, April 22, 2011

The Clangers

The Clangers was a British stop motion animated children's TV series that ran on the BBC from 1969-1972. And I grew up with them.

Clangers are basically these strange knitted creatures (knitted by the animator's wife) that wear roman armor, speak in whistles (Clanger language)--which btw is impossible not to mimic particularly if you are a child or even when you aren't--and live in burrows with dustbin lids for doors on a small hollow blue little planet far, far away.

The whistles made by the Clangers followed the rhythm and intonation of a script in English. Like Pingu, anyone listening--from whatever country--has the feeling that the Clangers are speaking to them in their own language. Which is genius.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pingu has hiccups

Just one more Pingu and Pinga because I can't help it (and then next time-- it's The get ready)

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back to my site?
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back to my super duper blog?
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