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"The classic kids cartoon that came back for seconds"
Back in 1974 Grange Calveley wrote and created the classic cartoon series, Roobarb. After he'd done that he quietly got on with the rest of his life. However after countless repeats of the original series the fan base had grown and grown. It got to the point where the only thing that anyone wanted to talk to him about was whether there were going to be any more episodes made. In the end he gave in.
So 30 years after the original series, and after checking that Richard Briers was still alive and able to do the narration, he wrote a new set of 39 original stories in association with A&B TV Productions. Animator and Roobarb fan, Jason Tammemagi, of the Irish company, Monster Animation & Design, was brought in to create the films.
These new episodes have stayed faithful to their roots. The theme music is the same. Roobarb is still that mad-cap bundle of energy that he ever was. Custard is just as cynical as he was 30 years before. The Birds twitter still sounds like a mad cackle. And most importantly of all: the picture still wobbles.
[*]When The Mouse Arrived For Christmas
[*]When There Was a Timewarp
[*]When The Garden Was Dry
[*]When It Was Cool To Be Smooth
[*]When Modern Thingumajigs Needed Tweaking
[*]When There Was An Opera
[*]When The Wind Blows The Space Age Will Stop
[*]When There Was a Pottery Party
[*]When Roobarb Went On a Fitness Drive
[*]When The Computer Went On The Blink
Volume 1 of Roobarb & Custard Too is alive and well, and seeding here --> [url]http://thebox.bz/details.php?id=27280[/url]
I don't know of any current plans for the remaining 19 episodes to be released on DVD.
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1197 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.213 bits/pixel
Resolution: 640x352 (1.82:1)
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 132 kb/s (66/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90
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