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British TV series

      "Pinny's House" from SmallFilms


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    Pinny's House        
(1986)
 
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     producers: SmallFilms
                       for BARN Productions
     animation: cut-out animation

       episodes: 13 x 5mins

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"Pinny is a little wooden doll,
     no taller than a pin..."

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    Pin-sized Pinny is a tiny wooden doll, who lives in a china house, on a shelf
    in the sitting room, next to a model ship, that hosts her sailor friend Victor.
    He's the smallest wooden sailor in the world and he longs for water-borne
    encounters like the one depicted in the painting called "The Ship Wreck"
    which hangs over the mantelpiece. But alas, though his ship is perfectly
    formed in every way, with trim white sails, it never goes to sea. It does, however,
    have a few terrifically small adventures, thanks to Jo and her brother Tom, who
    often take the dolls and the boat down from their shelf to play with them...

    "Pinny's House" was the vey last tv production from the SmallFilms duo of
    Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, and once again, is a perfectly formed
    gem of a series. Pinny and Victor's little word is brought to life via Peter's
    cut-outs, and their adventures accompanied by the washing, wistful sounds
    of Welsh folk stars
 Ar Log. Pinny and Victor have such a tender relationship.
    It's simply beguiling. And given the latterday rediscovery of the rest of the
    SmallFilms oeuvre, it's amazing to see that this completely charming 
    production has been all-but passed over...

    Jo, the girl who plays with Pionny and victor in "Pinny's House", from SmallFilms   Pinny's china house and Victor's miniature boat, in the SmallFilms series "Pinny's House"

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    broadcast info

    The series premiered as part of the BBC's See-Saw programming block,
    on Wednesday 22nd October 1986...

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     Pinny's House
     by Peter Firmin

     made by SmallFilms for BARN Productions
      
     stories and pictures:    Peter Firmin
     directed and
      animated by:
             Oliver Postgate
     music:                        Ar Log
      read by:                     Matilda Thorpe


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