Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Goodnight Oliver Postgate

It's with real sadness that I write this post about the death of Oliver Postgate who passed away yesterday.

Like a lot of people my age I grew up with his amazing stories and even more amazing rolling kind voice that lulled you into his magical world. His programmes touched an entire generation and I'd be surprised if we ever see a story teller as strong and witty as Oliver was.
Oliver surely goes into the annals of Animation greats along with Mel Blanc. Though his voice wasn't as varied in his own very British way he was every bit as magical.

Oliver Postgate RIP

1 comment:

  1. His stop motion animation was simple but it made an important connection with kids - no doubt Nick Park Grommit was influenced by him in the simple, down-to-earth approach of Wallace and Grommit.