Sunday, September 28, 2008

Who remembers Dr Snuggles???



I love Poundland... the shop where everything is £1... not because I am cheap... but because I love the randomness of the shop. When it comes to their "entertainment" section you really don't know what you'll find. I've picked up a cable that connects my iPhone/iPod to my hifi... and few interesting books over the years.

My latest "find" is a DVD with 4 episodes from a cartoon I remember vaguely from my youth :: Dr Snuggles :: featuring...
a cuddly little man, an incurable optimist who longs to make the world a better place. He lives in his quaint house at the edge of the wood. It could be anywhere in the whole wide world. Doctor Snuggles is an inventor. He invents a variety of wondrous contraptions in his shed at the bottom of the garden. Each invention is specially designed to help children, animals and all living things everywhere. His aims and dreams lead him in and out of many delightful adventures. Mostly things do not transpire exactly the way Doctor Snuggles has planned, but along the way he gets caught up in a world of new friends and happy happenings; brimful of magic, laughter and fantasy.
Maybe that's why I connect with him? The animation by Nick Price is an awesome mix of psychedelic kiddievision and happy-go-lucky steampunk pragmatism... with some fab voice talent including Peter Ustinov. It ran from 1979 to 1980... prime time for me as a bairn.

It was a fab find. I hope to use the visuals at ((deep)) or something sometime. Well worth checking out... all for £1.

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