View Full Version : Bagpuss creator has passed away...

12 December 2008, 12:52 PM
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Oliver Postgate had passed away yesterday...

My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Chris Thomas
12 December 2008, 01:28 PM
Indeed, his characters and stories were loved by generations of brits....

12 December 2008, 07:46 PM
That is very sad news indeed.

12 December 2008, 09:44 PM
Wow sad news although I never heard of him or seen his work. I just watched the video clip from the article and now I am glad to be exposed to it. I will have to look those up. Pretty inspiring seeing how this was all made inside of a converted shed and using homemade items.

12 December 2008, 10:19 PM
small films stories are very engaging, i grew up with noggin the nog, the clangers, ivor the engine, pogles wood and Bagpuss.

I've recently bought the noggin the nog dvd set from here>> and ivor the engine, bagpuss and the clangers are available from

noggin the nog website

small films site>>

i've also been looking at doing some cutout style animation like that of nogging the nog and ivor the engine and have found toonboom studio to be ideal when combined with drawings
from painterX.

youtube clip of noggin the nog>

youtube of bagpuss (

the clangers

12 December 2008, 10:54 PM
Very sad news. I saw this on the Breakfast News. Like a whole generation I loved his films.

"Even Bagpuss himself, once he was asleep was just an old, saggy cloth cat; baggy, and a bit loose at the seams. But Emily loved him."

12 December 2008, 07:59 AM
Man, Bagpuss would tame the most unruly kids. Sad news indeed.

12 December 2008, 12:39 PM
Oliver's voice in Noggin the Nog was one of the charms of my childhood.

12 December 2008, 12:31 PM
A true poet for children. And that voice....! It's so easy in CG to get tangled up in technique. If ever you need an example to kick yourself out of that, take in an episode of Bagpuss.

12 December 2008, 04:43 PM
I spoke to him often when I was at BBC TV, he was a very kind man and I'm very sorry to learn of this sad news. My sincere condolences to his family.


12 December 2008, 07:33 PM
Definitely sad news to hear.

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