FilmFair / S.W.P.A. animation: cel animation episodes:
30 x 5mins
they make those blunders
is what everybody wonders..."
missus, what a blunder! - Welcome to Villa Shambles, home to the
botching, blundering Blunders. That's Ma
and Pa Blunder, young Bobby Blunder
and Baby Blunder, Zebra the striped cat, Trouble
the dog, and Patch the bird.
As one would expect, everything the Blunders
put their hands to go awry and
every little occurrence or event botched
and bluffed. They stuff up the new central
heating, fall foul of a UFO warning, slip
up when washing the dog and even try
to help him learn to fly. They're bloomin'
ridiculous, we're told.
This a knockabout series, narrated with enthusiasm
by the late Frankie Howerd.
The energy he injects in to each tale just
about papers over the gaps in the budget.
Yes it's a cheap production - as cheap as
chips, in fact - but its' heart is in the
right place, and there's a blunderful
title song which Frankie sings over the
opening and closing credits. The series
reminds one a little of The
which came out a couple of years after this.
That one had Spike Milligan
raving through the silly stories and title song
in a similar fashion.
"The Blunders" was written and
directed by Ian Sachs, whose other credits
Bill and Willo the Wisp.
He's still animating today, with Shutterbug
Studios. Three series were produced for FilmFair, proving that
these blundering buffoons had a bit of mileage
Hounds will spy some famous cameos in this show. In "At
Circus" the ringmaster
is a Groucho Marx lookalike. In "The
of Horror" we meet a Lugosi-style Dracula, Frankenstein,
and The Mummy. And in
the olde worlde radio broadcast
on the Blunders'
wireless suggests a bit of "War of the Worlds" foolery,
just like Orson
Welles' famous radio broadcast...
At The Circus Ye
Blunder And Ye Dragon
Looking After Doris UFO
Central Heating The
Trouble With Trouble
Dog Bath A
Blunder At The Manor
The Blunder House Of Horror
Dogs Don't Migrate
written and directed by Ian Sachs
original characters created by
Colin Voisey and Haydn Morgan
Edwards assoc prods:
Mike Wagen, Peter Fulwood exec prod: Graham
Clutterbuck music & lyrics:
Chris Stuart, Robin Lyons
Geoff Loynes artists: Alison
Johnston, Theresa Whatley,
Rob Dunbar assisted by: Sharon
Johnston, Mark Woodroffe prod manager: Peter
Ibberson camera: Mark
as told by: Frankie
As mentioned, Ian Sachs is part
of Shutterbug now, and this
is their web site...