Trumpton: The Complete Collection

Trumpton: The Complete Collection


Reviewed by: JessPeeps (aged four)

I didn't like Trumpton when I first saw it - the people have no mouths. And they don't move very quickly. The town is only small but lots of things seem to happen. Those fireman, called Hugh, Pugh, Barney, MacGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub, never go to a fire and the chief fireman always reads out their names before they set off, after sliding down a pole to music. And the picture was really wobbly at the start, but then it went O.K.

I like the clocks and the town, but the people wear old clothes and one lady in a big skirt with three doggies walks really funny. There is a man (Brian Cant - ed) who says everything - even what the ladies say. He sounds nice and speaks very well.

Mummy and Daddy are watching with big smiley smiles and talking about other places called Camberwick Green, Chigley and Pippin Fort. Daddy is playing a pretend trumpet and keeps repeating the firemen's names and laughing. Mummy is laughing at this instead of him for a change.

All the programmes end with the firemen playing in a band concert - it's not very exciting. My Daddy says he liked Trumpton when he was young and thought the fire engine was really exciting because it had a platform and not a ladder but I think it's just silly. Maybe it's for babies? I like Wallace and Gromit and the rabbits better - they're really great.

One of the stories is about the firemen who want to put signs up for their band concert but no one will let them. Aren't they grown ups? All the stories are a bit like each other. Daddy said something about "moral tales", whatever they are - but that's my Daddy for you! Apparently, Trumpton was made by a man called Gordon Murray who thought everything up, too. The extra bit is about this man and it's really for grown ups and there are some other DVD's advertised. Daddy watched this bit, but I didn't understand. He kept going on about how long it took to make them. I asked why they didn't just use computers and he looked annoyed with me.

I suppose I liked it, but it was a wee bit out of date.

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2006
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Classic early TV animation from the Sixties, with Hugh, Pugh, Barney, MacGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub
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Director: Gordon Murray

Writer: Gordon Murray, Alison Prince

Starring: voice of Brian Cant

Year: 1966

Runtime: 180 minutes

BBFC: U - Universal

Country: UK


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