Clangers is a popular British stop-motion animated children's television series of short stories about a family of mouse-like creatures who live on, and in, a small blue planet (quite similar to, but not intended to be, the Moon). They speak in whistles, and eat green soup supplied by the Soup Dragon. The programmes were originally broadcast by the BBC from 1969–1972.
The series was made by Smallfilms, the company set up by Oliver Postgate (writer and narrator) and Peter Firmin (modelmaker, animator and illustrator). Firmin designed the characters, and his wife knitted and 'dressed' the Clangers. Music – which was often part of the story – was by Vernon Elliott.
The Clangers try various materials to keep some Froglets warm.
Tiny Clanger discovers music.
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The Clangers build some fireworks, one of which hits a passing Iron Chicken.
More hoots arrive, and seem upset that the first hoot has changed.
A teapot fished from space is less useful than the Clangers thought it would be.
Tiny Clanger finds a bag of gold coins while fishing in space.
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