the Mule, Muffin the Mule..
He likes playing round, and acting the fool..."
a clever old hoss. Any time there's a problem to solve or trouble
he'll put on his Thinking Cap and conjure up an answer.
And that's a handy skill
to have when you've friends like his. Oswald
the Ostrich, Louise the Lamb, Peter
the Pup, Peregrine the Penguin, Willie the Worm,
Doris and Morris Mouse,
Monty the Monkey and Grace the Giraffe are forever
in a muddle, losing belongings
and puzzling over predicaments. Most of the gang
are more than happy for Muffin
to help save their day, but pompous Peregrine rather
likes to think he's Muffin's
equal. He's always drawing up designs for wild contraptions
and whatnots to
assist. Alas, though, his overblown efforts usually
end up causing still more
confusion for our favourite mule to unmuddle. Goodness,
where would they
be without him?
Yes, Muffin's back, only he's lost his strings
for this animated show. And
he's gained his own voice. Likewise, his pals.
What's more, after 60 years,
Muffin has finally been allowed off his piano,
out of the studio and into a
handsome old caravan. He now wanders the hills and
vales of Muffinham
as he please, and he ponders and postulates beneath
sunny blue skies.
Muffin's was animated by the crew at Blue Fish Cartoons,
under the direction of
Maverick Entertainment. It's the same relationship
they shared on those
Though the show may be modern, there's an old-fashioned
feel to the production, with its simple stories unfolding
to the accompaniment
of a clippety-clop soundtrack...
the Mule (original)
Hound: September 2005
Muffin on the BBC...
Hound: August 2005
Old mule, new tricks...
Hound: April 2003
Animated Muffin announced...
Here's a rundown of Muffin's pals, together
with their first
appearance (in brackets)...
Louise the Lamb (ep 1)
Monty the Monkey (ep 1)
Oswald the Ostrich (ep 1)
Willie the Worm (ep 1)
Peregrine the Penguin (ep 1)
Grace the Giraffe (ep 1)
Peter the Pup (ep 2)
Dorris the Mouse (ep 2)
Morris the Mouse (ep 2)
+ Postman Kangaroo (ep 2)
When the series launched, out friendly mule was
the face on children’s
menu at BB’s Coffee and Muffin stores...
Character Options also produced a Muffin
caravan playset and figures,
talking Muffin figures and - best of all
- a Muffin the Mule marionette...
Upon a Star If
the Cap Fits
Loses Her Top
No Place Like Home
Peregrine Helps Out
Up, Peter Pup
of the Year
Oswald's Big Egg
Muffin's Photo Shoot
Muffin's Mules United Crossed
Apple Pie Order Paint
Muffin's Harvest Home
The first episode, "Wish
Upon a Star" premiered on BBC2,
on Monday 5th September 2005, at 8.30am...
Muffin on DVD
the Mule: Wish Upon a Star
2 / 10 eps / Maverick Ent. / September 2005
the Mule: Muffin's Mules United
2 / 8 eps / Maverick Ent. / October 2006
based on the characters from Muffin the Mule and his friends
who were all Hogarths Puppets / courtesy
of Sally McNally Holdings Ltd.
produced by Blue Fish Cartoons
a Maverick Entertainment Production
to Sally McNally
ink & paint
ink & paint:
Theresa Plummer Andrews
Diane Redmond, Jimmy Hibbert
Richard Nye, Les Gibbard, Dave King
John Cooper, Trevor Ricketts
Andy Johnson, Nic Camecho
Barry Parker, Chris Evans,
Mark Mason, Les Gibbard,
Geoff Loynes, Brian Larkin,
Paul Cowen, Laurent Grisel
Jonathon Booth, Sam Power,
Nats Post Production