Legendary Monty Python actor to voice a contemporary vision of the classic British childrens animation.
Two classic icons of British televisual history are pairing up as the trippy stop animation The Clangers, first seen in 1969, returns to screens voiced by actor, writer, presenter and comedian Michael Palin. The Monty Python star will narrate a contemporary vision of the show which is being produced in collaboration between CBeebies (the BBC’s stations aimed at pre-school and reception aged children), Coolabi Group, Smallfilms and Sprout, and is due to hit screens in spring 2015.
“The Clangers originally launched on the BBC in 1969 and are pink, long-nosed, inventive and loveable mouse-shaped creatures who live on a small blue planet, out in the starry stretches of space, not far from Earth. Its surface is peppered with holes topped with metal dustbin lids, which flip open with a ‘Clang!’ to reveal steps down to their home beneath the surface of the planet – containing a series of interconnecting tunnels and caves. Kind and generous creatures, they communicate with distinctive whistles and a narrator comments on the thrilling and often hilarious events which occur in every episode.”
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