Coolabi marks Clangers’ 50th with new eps, Alexa skill, and rave

Limited edition prints by late co-creator Peter Firmin will also launch in celebration of the milestone, with activity kicking off this weekend

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 15.11.2019 | Entertainment

Coolabi marks Clangers’ 50th with new eps, Alexa skill, and rave thumbnail

brand-new episodes on CBeebies, limited edition prints by the series’ creator, special and a new Amazon Alexa Skill.

Brand new episodes of Clangers will air on CBeebies from 16 November, which is exactly 50 years since the sniamtion first aired on BBC television in 1969. Narrated once again by Sir Michael Palin, the new episodes will follow the Clangers on a whole host of new experiences and adventures.

Clangers fans across the globe will also be able to speak directly to the youngest members of the Clangers family, Tiny and Small for the very first time via the new Clangers Talk skill on all Amazon Alexa enabled devices. Users will hear a range of wonderful and charming whistle responses, and songs.

Two limited-edition illustrated prints by the late Clangers co-creator Peter Firmin will also launch, including a detailed sketch of Major Clanger’s Workshop and a rarely seen area of the Little Blue Planet, Major Clanger’s Store for Inventions & Parts. There will only be 50 copies of each, available exclusively on the Clangers official online shop shop.clangers.com. 

Jeremy Banks, CEO of Coolabi Group says: “Here at Coolabi, we are so proud that Clangers is still breaking new ground as the show hits its 50th year. With fantastic developments such as ‘Clangers Talk’, the brand new third series, and Clangers also recently breaking into the Chinese market with Fantawild, we are confident that this iconic pre-school property will continue to stand the test of time and we are looking forward to seeing it grow for many more years to come!” 

No birthday is complete without a party, and on Saturday 23 November 2019, Clangers will be throwing shapes at the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle family rave at the Museum of London Docklands with Big Fish Little Fish. The eco-friendly rave, marks 50 years of Clangers with a special Clangers room where mini-ravers can get creative by decorating plant pots before taking a special pack of Clangers seeds to grow at home.



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