Friday, November 20, 2009

Children In Need

Every now and again, people get together to do something good. In the UK, they have this event night thing each and every year called Children In Need. Mostly, it amounts to pretty poor television but what people do during that pretty poor television is a very good thing - raise money for children who really need it.

It's on tonight and, this year, Peter Kay launched a charity single that brings together most of the UK animation industry. Or at least a hell of a lot of it. And it brings together characters from over 30 years of UK children's television.

Old classics like the amazing Paddington Bear, the Wombles, Bagpuss, going back as far as Muffin the Mule. More recent characters like Postman Pat, Pingu, Bob the Builder and even more recent characters like Fifi and the Flowertots, Peppa Pig and many, many more. Apparently, it has something like 120 characters in there.

It was put together by Chapman Entertainment and directed wonderfully by a man named Tim Harper and it's a lot of fun.

Apparently, the DVD single goes on sale on Monday in the UK. If you're reading this and you're in the UK, please go and buy it. It's for a bloody good cause and deserves to do well.

If you're not in the UK, well, go dig it up on YouTube and have a look but prod anyone in the UK to buy it.


susan said...


Anyway I can get a copy of this and have them mail to a friend's four year old in London?

Hope you are Ok- saw on the evening news about all the flooding in the UK. Wishing you and your readers there safety and water wings.

Bitter Animator said...

Hi Susan,
I'm really not sure. Possibly! This link has some places it can be bought at -

Red Pill Junkie said...

Um, how would a non-Brit look for this on Youtube?

bathmate said...

it really very good.
I love it !
I like it !
thanks :)- .