Model animation (PAGE 2)
On this page, you'll find details of all the Cosgrove Hall series made using models and sets. You can call it 3D animation or puppet animation if you want, but don't call it claymation or I'll put you in the Naughty Corner. One-off specials have their own page here.
"In deepest space Captain Thrice embarks on a search for the legendary Lavender Castle. Other characters included Roger and Isambard." Sorry, I just totally got that from another Web site, because I've never actually seen this show. But I wish I had, because I saw the puppets on display in The Lowry and they were insanely gorgeous. Look closely at the credits too it was made in association with Gerry "Thunderbirds are go" Anderson.
Star of Enid Blyton's books and many tedious pieces in the Daily Mail about how it's a crying shame that innocent golliwogs get such rough treatment at the hands of Political Correctness. Cosgrove and Hall have had two cracks at the Noddy stories, one in the seventies (by Brian Cosgrove alone) and one in the nineties. Both versions look quite similar, and both have been big hits all over the world. Of course, it helps that Noddy, Big Ears, Mr Plod and co have been around for donkey's years, and thousands of parents who read the books when they were kids want their children to watch the cartoon so they can go on big ol' nostalgia trips. But hey, there's nothing wrong with that.
The adventures of Oakie Doke, a helpful little acorn-man, and his various woodland friends. These include a family of frogs and some mischievous squirrels.
The adventures of a bunch of dodos (Rocky, Elvis, Bill, Wonda, Astra and Tantra) on a remote island. I haven't seen much of this show, but I do know that it features amusingly bog-eyed puppets.
Ralph is a cat who tries his best to be good, but always ends up doing bad. His owner, Sarah, knows he means well, but somehow he just can't help being rotten! This show was based on the well-known Rotten Ralph books, created by Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel. The style of the show reproduces Rubel's illustations very accurately.
Superlative adaptation of the well-known book by Terry Pratchett. The story revolves around a group of Nomes, whose spaceship accidently crashed to Earth 15,000 years ago, and their quest to return home. Truckers was originally envisioned as part of an ongoing adaptation of the trilogy known as the Bromeliad (the other books being Diggers and Wings). Sadly, this was shelved when Thames lost their broadcasting license in the early nineties, and everything at Cosgrove Hall went pear-shaped for a while. I hear DreamWorks have the rights to the series now, so stay tuned.
Did you know?
The Wind in the Willows
Cosgrove Hall's multi-award winning adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's famous books, concerning the adventures of Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole. (All of the following info is taken from Cosgrove Hall's official company information documents, because I never actually watched this show. I know it's a classic, but hey, sue me.)
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