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    Mr. Bean: The Animated Series

    Mr. Bean: The Animated Series

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    ITV (ended 2003)
    Mr. Bean, star of film and television, is back -- but this time he's a cartoon hero, appearing in a new series of hilarious animated adventures! This show actually appears on NickToons TV but is not listed and used to show on ITV1 when it was first aired. Mr. Bean is a daft man living in an apartment with an old landlady called Mrs. Wicket, who is cold-hearted and always grumpy, and always seems to break something of Mr. Bean's. Luckily, Mr. Bean has Teddy, his loving compainion who he treats as a pet and always takes him wherever he goes. Mr. Bean also has his "girlfriend" Irma Gobb, who Mr. Bean doesn't treat well. Join Mr. Bean in 10 minute long episodes as he gets into many crazy scrapes and adventures like traffic problems, theft and losing Teddy!moreless
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    Fireball XL5

    Fireball XL5

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    ITV (ended 1963)
    It is 2062, and the World Space Patrol, set at Space City, watches the skies with its fleet of spacecraft.

    The hero of the show, Colonel Steve Zodiac, is the pilot of Fireball XL5, and with the help from his fellow crewmembers, is able to keep the galaxy safe from alien menaces.

    This is the second supermarionation series by Gerry Anderson after Supercar.moreless
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    The Dreamstone

    The Dreamstone

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    ITV (ended 1995)
    The Dreamstone was first brodcast in the U.K on ITV as part of the "CITV" week-day children's block.

    It was created by Mike Jupp who had previously worked on cartoons such as "No Man's Valley",and "The Bluffers", and produced by Martin Gates

    The Dreamstone is set in the Land of Dreams, where all dreams are created. The Dreamstone itself is a beutiful, mystical jem which is used by it's guaridan, the wise old Dream Maker, to give the inhabitants of the world sweet, peaceful dreams.

    He is assisted in this by two Noops, Rufus and Amberley, as well as his faithful Watchdog fish Albert (A hybrid of a fish and a dog)

    But beyond the land of dreams, lies the Mists of Limbo, within the Mists of limbo, lies the Land of Nightmares, ruled over by the evil tyrant Zordrack , who schemes to infect the world's population with never-ending nightmares...

    The one force that stands in his way is the power of the Dreamstone, which can repel bad dreams, and so he makes plans to steal it from the Dreammaker and destroy it.

    With the aid of his squad of bungling Urpneys (commanded by Sergent Blob), Zordrack tries time and time again to aqquire the Dreamstone, but fails each time due to the courage and resolve of Rufus, Amberly, and the rest of the Noops, who will never let the dreams die!

    The series' music was provided by Mike Batt,(in) famously known worldwide for writing the song "Bright Eyes" for the Watership Down soundtrack...

    The series ran for 5 years, and was one of the biggest successes in the U.K...



    Characters:

    RUFUS: An adventurous, spirited young Noop, who often daydreams, and occasionly gets himself in mischief, but when it is time to stand up to Zordrack or peforming a challenging task, he shows no fear and proves he's up for the job...

    AMBERLY: Rufus's best freind, she always tries to steer Rufus away from doing anything mischevous, but ends up failing most of the time, and even gets into trouble HERSELF as a result.

    Neverthless she comes through for Rufus when it counts and accompnies him on his adventures

    THE DREAMAKER: This wise kindly wizard is the guardian of the mystic Dreamstone, he grants peaceful dreams to the real world using the powers of the dreamstone, his assistents are Amberly and Rufus. Often pulls more than a few plesant tricks out of his hat...

    ALBERT: The Dreamaker's loyal watchdog fish, Albert is very friendly and playful, but if danger lurks, he will not think twice about acting fierce to defend his friends and master...

    ZORDRACK: The master of the Land of Nightmares, and once a dreamaker himself before being exiled for misusing his power to create chaos, Zordrack is a collosal,cold-hearted ,dragon-like tyrant, fierce in power as well as in strength. He intends to blanket the world in nightmares, only the Dreamstone prevents this plan from reaching fruitition...

    URPNEYS: Zordrack's cheif troops, commanded by Sergent Blob...very sneeky, if a tad slow-minded..

    URPGOR: Zordrack's cheif scientest, the inventor of a thousand devilish devices designed to grab the Dreamstone and create havok in the land of dreams... which usually fail.

    Also detests the way Zordrack treats him and waits for the chance to seize control for himself...



    Dreamstone Lyrics (by Martin Gates)

    I used to dream myself to somewhere else each night,

    I dreamed in colour, 'cause I lived in black and white,

    Until I chanced upon this road that led to you,

    I could not see, how anything could be...

    (Main Chorus)

    Better than a dream, stranger than my wild imagination,

    If this is a real sensation

    It's better than a dream.

    Higher than the moon, hazy like a beautiful illusion,

    Crazy and in confusion

    And better than a dream.

    (2nd lyrics)

    I used to wish I was beyond some distant door,

    I knew there must be more to life and now I'm sure,

    No dream of pirate caves or indian braves,

    Or magic carpets could ever be this good.moreless
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    Grim Tales

    Grim Tales

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    ITV (ended 1991)
    Grim Tales starred Rik Mayall (The Young Ones), in every episode Rik (Dressed ready for bed) sat in a over stuffed chair complete with claws and legs and would tell whacky versions of such fairy tales as Rupunzel, and The Little Tailor. The stories were also told through cartoons and puppet animation that would appear while Rick was telling his story.moreless
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    Rainbow

    Rainbow

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    ITV (ended 1992)
    Rainbow ran on ITV for 20 years, mostly at lunchtimes. It became one of the highest rating children shows of all time and one of most enduringly popular. After over 1500 shows, Rainbow came to an end in 1992, but the show remains a massive success with people of all ages.moreless
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    Hilltop Hospital

    Hilltop Hospital

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    ITV
    Hilltop Hospital is a kid's clay animation cartoon series that premiered in 2009. The series was adapted from a children's book series written by Nicholas Allan, also called "Hilltop Hospital." The show was produced in English and also translated into French, German, and Dutch. Each episode runs 52 minutes in length. At Hilltop Hospital, animals cure animals! Much like an adult soap-opera, the show centers around the personal dramas of 8 employees at Hilltop Hospital. Characters include Dr. Matthews (Kevin Whately), a dog who is in love with Surgeon Sally (Celia Imrie) - a large hippo who is addicted to her work and does not have time for silly love games. Nurse Kitty (Sally Ann Marsh), a cute little cat, who is in love with Dr. Matthews, and constantly seeks his attention. Sadly, Dr. Matthews rarely notices her. Then there are Clare (Julie Higginson) and Arthur (Jonathon Kydd), two rats who work as lab technicians. Dr. Atticus (Brian Murphy) is a tortoise who can never keep his eyes open, he is always sleeping! Lastly, there are 'The Two Teds' (Paul Shane), identical bear cubs who cruise around in the hospital's ambulance. A great show for the little ones!moreless
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    The Wind in the Willows

    The Wind in the Willows

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    ITV (ended 1990)
    Welcome to The Wind in the Willows guide at TV.com! The series was made not with 'claymation', but rather with very expensive models made from latex foam. Combined with superb animation, the result was often so realistic you can forget that the characters are not alive.moreless
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    Danger Mouse

    Danger Mouse

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    ITV (ended 1992)
    Danger Mouse is about a cartoon mouse being a secret agent and living in a mailbox in London, England. This show originally broadcast in England/UK only until the fledgling network, Nickelodeon, picked it up and ran with it.moreless
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    Count Duckula

    Count Duckula

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    ITV (ended 1993)
    This is a very clever cartoon from Cosgrove-Hall, the same group that produced Dangermouse. It is about a vampire duck that, due to a mishap during the re-animation process, is now a vegetarian. He uses a special machine in his castle to transport it to different places in search of treasure, money, and fame as a dilettante of sorts. He is accompanied by Igor, the family butler, who, being a vulture possessed of a very strong bloodlust, is a believer in the Old Ways of being a vampire. He is disappointed that the Count is not as evil as the old Count used to be. Also in the castle is Nanny, the nursemaid. She is big and dimwitted, being a hen and perpetually has her arm in a sling. Duckula is constantly being hunted by Dr. Von Goosewing, a vampire hunter, who is a German goose with ever-failing inventions. Count Duckula broadcast history
    In the USA, Count Duckula aired on Nickelodeon from 1988-1993.
    It was also aired in the UK, on Channel 3.

    Count Duckula rerun history
    In the UK it may have aired in re-runs for a number of years in syndication.

    Count Duckula commercially available episodes
    7 episodes from the first season are available on VHS from Black Star. Episodes: 65 color episodes
    Production Company: Cosgrove-Hall Spinoff from:Danger Mouse.moreless
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    Headcases

    Headcases

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    ITV (ended 2008)
    Have you ever wanted to see celebrities on their worst behaviour? Now you can if you tune into Headcases, a satirical series using cutting edge CGI to depict celebrities at their worst.moreless
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    2DTV

    2DTV

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    ITV
    2DTV is a short animated satirical show that keeps up to date with the latest stories. Using a special kind of animation, it is able to make characters and places quite easily and finished on the date in which it's supposed to be aired. The cast may of changed from the end of series 3 but now at the end of series 5 the new cast members have well and truly settled in and took the places of the old cast well.

    Awards & Nominations 2002 British Comedy Awards Best New TV Comedy Nominated Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Press Prize Won! Cast 2001-2003 Mark Perry Various Jan Ravens Queen Elizabeth II, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Cherie Blair, Kylie Minogue, Camilla Parker Bowles & Various Jon Culshaw Tony Blair, George W Bush, David Beckham, Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams & Various Cast 2004- Lewis Macleod Various Kate O' Sullivan Queen Elizabeth II, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Cherie Blair, Kylie Minogue, Kat Slater, Trinny, Susannah, Camilla Parker Bowles & Various Enn Reitel Various Dave Lamb Various

    A Granada Production for ITV1.

    2DTV came 52nd in 100 Greatest Cartoons on Channel 4. moreless
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    Four Feather Falls

    Four Feather Falls

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    ITV (ended 1960)
    British animated series. Sheriff Tex Tucker maintains the peace in Four Feather Falls, Kansas with the aid of four magic feathers which allow his dog and horse to talk and his guns to swivel and fire automatically whenever he is in danger.

    Four Feather Falls was the first of the Gerry Anderson 'Supermarionation' series of shows from the 1960s that would later include Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and Joe 90.moreless
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    Little Grey Rabbit

    Little Grey Rabbit

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    ITV (ended 2000)
    15-minute British animated series
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    The Adventures Of Twizzle

    The Adventures Of Twizzle

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    ITV (ended 1959)
    The adventures of a boy doll who runs away from a toy shop. Together with his feline friend Footso, a black cat with large paws, they build Stray Town. Stray Town is a haven for toys safe from their owners who mistreated them. Twizzle was so called as he could extend, or rather 'cri.. crick" his arms and legs, and be tall as a lamp post, or even taller!moreless