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British TV series

     
  "Towser" byTony Ross



  
   Towser      (1982 )
 

    producers: Tony Ross / King Rollo Films  
   
 animation: 2D animation
      episodes: 26 x 5mins

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    "Towser is smart (but not too smart)
     Towser is brave (well, resourceful anyway)..."

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Towser is a sweet tenacious terrier created by prolific artist and author Tony
     Ross. He was brought into animated life with the help of the equally prolific David
     McKee and King Rollo Films - Mr McKee being the creator of Mr Benn, of course.
    
Towser dwelled in a semi-medieval world, where there were castles and all the
     expected chivalrous characters and furnishings yet there were also comfy
     armchairs and suitcases and modern accouterments. A seemingly odd mix,
     then, but it all gels perfectly and each tiny tale features a little pinch
     of irony, a tiny twist to savour.

     Towser's close pals include a king known only as The King, a cat called Sadie
     and The Owl, and his esoteric adventures introduced
us to the likes of The Terrible
     Thing, Dr Smelly, Goblin Gobble, The Lion, Captain Rat, Sir Lance, The Witch,
     an alien, and most bizarrely of all, a strange blue beaky-bird called Nosey Parker.


     Several of Tony Ross' Towser stories have been published by Andersen Press,
     amongst them "Towser and Sadie's Birthday" which collected a Silver Paintbrush
     Award for Best Illustration By A Foreign Artist. There have also been further
     adventures which never appeared in animated form, such as "Towser and the
     Monster Egg".

     
» Towser is noticeable for having been narrated by the late actor Roy Kinnear.
         Roy also gave us the voice of that super dimwit Bulk in Siriol's SuperTed
         series...

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     Towser and...


    Towser and the Terrible Thing
    Towser and Sadie's Birthday
    Towser and the Lion
    Towser and the Water Rats
    Towser and the Smile Machine
    Towser and Goblin Gobble
    Towser and the Magic Apple
    Towser and the Nosey Parker
    Towser and Sadie's Robot
    Towser and the Holiday
    Towser and the Alien Invader
    Towser and the Funny Face
    Towser and the Secret
    Towser and the Wizard
    Towser and the Dinner Party
    Towser and the Dentist
    Towser and Uncle Bosco
    Towser and the Snowman
    Towser and the Space Shot
    Towser and the Flight
    Towser and the Black Hole
    Towser and the Haunted House
    Towser and the Dragon
    Towser and the Black Knight
    Towser and the Slight Accident
    Towser and the Conjuror

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     "This film was made by Tony Ross and King Rollo Films Ltd"

     stories
      & artwork:
        Tony Ross
     script editor:     David McKee
     producer:         Clive Juster
     music:              Duncan Lamont

     animation:        Leo Beltoft
     narration:         Roy Kinnear

     
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     On the web

 
      King Rollo Films
      They brpought Towser to life...

      Andersen Press
      Look for Tony in the Authors & Illustrators section...

      LIttle Gems
      Little Gems present this hugely welcome Towser appreciation...



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