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  • Jerry The Troublesome Tyke
    Jerry the Troublesome Tyke is a cartoon dog created during the silent film era. Created by Cardiff-based animator Sid Griffiths, and shown throughout British cinemas as part of Pathé Pictorial's screen news-magazines, Jerry the Tyke was the first animated series to be made in Wales.
  • Ivor The Engine
    It was a children's television series relating the adventures of a small green locomotive who lived in the "top left-hand corner of Wales" and worked for The Merioneth and Llantisilly Railway Traction Company Limited. His friends included Jones the Steam, Evans the Song and Dai Station, among many other characters.
  • Mr Eppynt and Klara The Cow
    A series of ten animated films relating the adventures of Mr. Eppynt and his pet cow Klara, in the land of Bunyips, encountering the Magician, helping the Giant to find his boot.
  • SuperTed
    SuperTed is a Welsh teddy bear who has superpowers. He along with his friend Spotty try to do good. SuperTed was created by Mike Young for his four year old step-son Richard who was scared of the dark.
  • Wil Cwac Cwac and Sion Blewyn Coch
    Llyfr Mawr Y Plant was first published in 1931 featuring the adventures of Wil Cwac Cwac and Sion Blewyn Coch, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that they starred in their own cartoons.
  • Sali Mali
    Originally created by author Mary Vaughan Jones and illustrated by Rowena Wyn Jones during the 1960s and 1970s. Many Welsh-speaking children learnt to read by reading Sali Mali books.

  • Fireman Sam
    First appearing in 1987, Fireman Sam is now celebrating his 25th anniversary.  About a fireman called Sam, his fellow firefighters, and other townspeople in the fictional Welsh town of Pontypandy.
  • Toucan Tecs
    About two private detectives, a pair of anthropomorphic toucans named Zippi and Zac (voiced by Philip Whitchurch and Tony Robinson respectively), who, although based in the jungle, flew around the world solving crimes on their flying devices. Their main enemies were group of ducks, dubbed "The Mad Ducks", led by Red Leader.
  • Funnybones
    First aired in Welsh on S4C and in English on the BBC in 1992. It was based on the eponymous series of books by Janet and Allan Ahlberg which were illustrated by Andre Amstutz and focused on the adventures of a gang of skeletons. There was the Big Skeleton (whose catchphrase was "Good idea!"), the Little Skeleton, (who was the brains of the outfit), and the Dog Skeleton. Each episode was 5 minutes in length. The voices were provided by popular comedian Griff Rhys Jones who also sang the theme tune.


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