Dennis & Gnasher

1990 - Dennis & Gnasher, TV Stars!

Telly Terrors!

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These days, Dennis the Menace and Gnasher are stars of their own CBBC animated series, but they actually made their TV debut back in 1990 as stars of their own series on satellite station The Children's Channel.

Like the current series, these were animated adventures, but instead of fully drawn characters and scenes, it used a combination of puppetry and painted backgrounds.

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The animation combined puppets and props - like Gnasher springing onto the screen on his springs, here - with flat backgrounds.

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The puppeteers would be digitally removed, allowing the puppets to move freely in front of the artwork.

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Captions and drawn effects were included to preserve the feel of the famous BEANO comic strip.

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And naturally Dennis and Gnasher's behaviour still caused chaos...

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...and sometimes landed them in at the deep-end! Click the link below to view an extract from a documentary on puppetry to see more about how the series was made.

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  1. bingoflingo1
    bingoflingo1Sun 22 September 2013 at 11:13AM

    Cool

    Do the link to video

  2. menacerocker
    menacerockerSat 21 September 2013 at 11:32AM

    WOW LIKE I TOTTLY HAVE TO WACH IT WERE HAVE THE TRIBE OF THE BEANO FANS GONE NO ONE COMMETING