RIP Oliver Postgate

Sad news – the creator of Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine, the Clangers and Bagpuss has died.

Oliver Postgate brought a rare kind of whimsy to the genre of animation for children which ensured a quirky gentleness that we just don’t find anymore.

The fact that Bagpuss, in particular, has made such an impression on everyone that its popularity still remains as strong as it was when it was first seen in 1974 is testament to his ability to charm.

The only thing I’ve seen since that has this eccentric tranquility is My Neighbour Totoro.

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