Friday, 1 July 2011

Follow Mr Spoon

With so many Classic Kids Shows being released on DVD these days, from all corners of the globe in many different languages, I feel it's a shame that FremantleMedia Enterprises haven't thought of releasing a complete DVD collection of Button Moon, considering they've already granted the same wishes for fans of Danger Mouse, the Wind in the Willows and Count Duckula with box sets of their own.

Button Moon...gad how do I - how can I - describe this series? It's a quirky kids show from the 80's, featuring the spoon family making regular trips to Button Moon in blanket sky, where they often come across the "regulars" up there - the Bottle Army, Freddy Teddy and Ragdoll and the kazoo-sounding Vacuum Cleaner.

There's no strict theme nailed down. No moral lessons required. Just surreal, clever humour that'll win the hearts and interest of kids and adults alike.

Oh, and did I mention that everything in the series is made out of kitchen utensils and other bits 'n' bobs?

The same folks who gave us this jolly series - Playboard Puppets - also brought forth the Spooks of Bottle Bay, which had a fair bit more "nightmare fuel" than this innocently mad show...but still remains as classic ;)

Here's a few Button Moon eps to watch for yourselves, which demonstrates how to create something crazy while still being inventive - and without being stupid for the sake of stupidity:

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