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Tottie The Story of a Dolls House

  • Model: tottiedvd
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1kg
  • Units in Stock: 51
  • Manufactured by: Dragons Friendly


by Rumer Godden Told and Directed by Oliver Postgate

For those who remember Tottie when it was first shown, these films made quite an impression, not only because they have gone down in history as the first childrens' programme to include a murder, but for the enormous skill in animation, voice, and editing which Oliver brought to Rumer Godden's haunting story. Although deceptively simple, Oliver conveyed subtleties of expression with the wooden and porcelein dolls,highlighting thereby the economy of movement needed to tell a good story well. And this is a good story. It does not shy away from a philosophy of playmaking that honours children as the active participants in a doll's world. It was Oliver's intelligence and instinct that pursuaded Rumer Godden, the author of the stories to let him make them into small films, and it a pleasure to restore the first series, twenty five years after they were first shown.

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 12 January, 2013.