DRIVEN BY IMAGINATION

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - EXHIBITION -

Long be­fore the ad­vent of CGI, Small films used de­tailed crafts­man­ship and bold in­ge­nu­ity to cre­ate their unique vi­sion. Work­ing in a barn near Can­ter­bury, Peter Firmin and Oliver Post­gate cre­ated char­ac­ters such as The Clangers, who spoke in whis­tles, ate green gunge supplied by the Soup Dragon and were loved by mil­lions. The mouse-like Clangers lived on a small blue planet which had a

sur­face pep­pered with holes topped with metal dust­bin lids. The lids flipped open with a clang to re­veal steps down to their home be­neath the sur­face.

Other cre­ations by the pair in­clude Ivor the En­gine, Pogles’ Wood, Bag­puss and Nog­gin the Nog.

Oliver Post­gate died in 2008, but his son Dan, who lives in Whit­stable, was in­volved in the new TV se­ries of The Clangers along with Peter Firmin.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.