Monday, December 8, 2008


Sad news today as I heard on the radio of the death of Oliver Postgate, creator of Bagpuss, a gentle voice from my childhood, a star.
Just hearing his voice takes me right back to being young. How I loved the saggy old cloth cat and the mice on the mouse organ.
His partnership with Peter Firmin was genius and they did more working in a cowshed than most animators do with digital.
To read more about Oliver Postgate have a look at the BBC obituary.


Julia Guthrie said...

Very sad news indeed. I have a Bagpuss too...very fond childhood memories.
I love the photo you posted :)

Griffin said...

I always loved Noggin the Nog and Graculus the Raven... and of course the fiendish - Nogbad the Bad!

I loved the Mouse Organ mice too. A very gentle humour to his stuff and I think quite British too in its sensibility. The knitted alien Clangers were a good example of that. There's a clear line from those all the way through to Nick Parks' Wallace and Gromit.