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|Notes||57 minutes of highly entertaining and educational stores for children aged 3 to 9. |
An amusing and innovative puppet series of thirteen stores written by Sylvia Anderson and following the adventures of the Animates in the land of the Personates. Long, long ago from Never Ever Land, a tired but happy band of Animates wanders through the forest looking for a home. They find a clearing in the forest outside the Personates town where they make their home. Their arrival soon changes the lives of the Personates. The Animates are a carefree bunch, smiling and singing and always willing to help out whereas the Personates are mean and grouchy. Through their friendly and unselfish nature the Animates put excitement and meaning back into Christmas, birthdays and everyday life. Each adventure provides new experiences for both the Animates and the Personates. Sometimes, but not often, the Personates resent the cheerful and uncomplicated nature of the Animates but soon realise they can't do without them and so don't send them away. The Animate world is colourful and fantastic representing a Mythical Kingdom that exists in the fertile imagination of a child. Children will see their own problems, fears and pleasure reflected in the experiences of the Animates and the Personates and will be entertained by the antics of the characters. The Animates series was created and written by Sylvia Anderson, known for her work on the enormously successful Thunderbirds series.