What’s your favourite British animation?

March 16, 2012

We are BIG animation lovers in this house –  from Pingu to Wallace and Gromit, The Simpsons to Family Guy. (We won’t mention the Teletubbies phase *cough*)

British animation is in a league of its own, of course.

Now I love Paddington Bear, I really do. And the animation was brilliant (although I never really got why Paddington was a furry little bear while all the other characters were more two dimensional).

But best British animation ever?

For me, Dangermouse, with its sharp wit and fabulous voiceovers, was in a league of its own.

And I also loved Roobarb and Custard.

What are your favourites? I’d love to know.

You Might Also Like

  • mummytravels March 17, 2012 at 9:21 am

    So hard to choose! Still have a soft spot for the Flumps, and Mr Benn. But nothing beats Dangermouse and unsung hero Penfold.

  • Anouk Skurek March 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Mr Benn was fab as well as Jamie and his magic flares – no sorry torch! Oh I’d love to see a couple of episodes again.

  • Mandi M March 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    ‘Dangermouse’ was unbeatable, partly because it was SO British – sarcasm, gentle self-mockery and a less than perfect hero included. Loved it. Still do.

    I’m also a sucker for Wallace & Gromit, but I can’t claim that’s from my childhood.

    However, perhaps the ultimate from my young days (along with Mary, Mungo & Midge – cos it was so cheaply made) was the wonderfully surreal ‘Mr Ben’. Little did we suspect back then that its creator was probably on an extended acid trip throughout the 70s.

  • fab40foibles March 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Mister Ben, or Bagpuss were mine!

  • David March 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Has to be Captain Pugwash.

  • cyberdoyle March 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    mine was dick dastardly and mutley. I loved that dog.

  • Him Up North March 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Mine is another from the Cosgrove Hall stable: Jamie and the Magic Torch. The whole concept of vanishing in the dead of night to a surreal underworld was cool, and the theme tune was banging.

  • Liz@VioletPosy March 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Nothing compares to Dangermouse! But I quite liked Morph too.