Clangers is a British stop-motion children's television series, comprising short films about a family of creatures who live on, and inside, a small moon-like planet. They speak only in whistles, and eat only green soup (supplied by the Soup Dragon) and blue string pudding. The programmes were originally broadcast on BBC1 between 1969 and 1972.
The series was made by Smallfilms, the company set up by Oliver Postgate (who was the show's writer, animator and narrator) and Peter Firmin (who was its model maker and illustrator). Firmin designed the characters, and his wife knitted and "dressed" them.
A third series, narrated by Monty Python actor Michael Palin, was broadcast in the UK from 15 June 2015 on the BBC's CBeebies TV channel, gaining hugely successful viewing figures, (and a BAFTA) following on from a short special broadcast by the BBC earlier that year. Coolabi Group’s award winning animated series new programmes are still made using stop-motion animation and are delighting and inspiring another generation of avid space explorers.
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