Christopher Crocodile

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Christopher Crocodile
Created by Graham Purcell (original idea)
Kate Taylor (original designs)
Voices of Derek Griffiths
Composer(s) Kick Production
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 13 + 1 special
Production
Producer(s) Mike Joyce
Running time 5 minutes
30 minutes (Special)
Release
Original network CBBC
Picture format 480i 480p SDTV
Audio format Dolby SR
Original release September 18 (1992-09-18) – December 11, 1992 (1992-12-11)

Christopher Crocodile is a British children's cartoon TV series. It was produced by Direct Entertainment Ltd,[1] and aired from 18 September 1992 to 11 December 1992 in the United Kingdom on CBBC and on the Cartoon Network in the United States from 28 March 1993 to 20 June 1993. It was produced by Mike Joyce, with the idea created by Graham Purcell. The music score was composed by Kick Production using E-mu Proteus 1 Pop/Rock and E-mu Proteus 2 Orchestral audio samplers.

The protagonist of the series is Christopher Crocodile, who, according to the plot, left his native Mudagascar (a clear parallel of Madagascar) to devote his energy and inventive mind to helping the people of Muddytown, where most of the programmes are set. Muddy Town receives a lot of rain, which makes it a very muddy place; this makes Mayor Muggins and the townsfolk unhappy but it makes the crocodile very happy because he like to wallow in the muddy pools around town. Christopher proves to be an asset to Muddy Town, because he invents new gadgets, almost all of which are highly improbable in real life.

Episodes[edit]

  • Chair Lift
  • Houses
  • France
  • Time Machine
  • Car
  • Seaside
  • Africa
  • Fair
  • Fire
  • Statue
  • Football
  • Sub-Car
  • Snow
  • Cloud Crazy (Special)

Credits[edit]

  • Based on an Original Idea by: Graham Purcell
  • Based on Original Illustrations by: Kate Taylor
  • Written by: Jerome Vincent, Stephen Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Derek Griffiths
  • Voices: Derek Griffiths
  • Music: Kick Production
  • Animation: Martin Wansborough, Mike Joyce, Malcolm Bourne
  • Artwork: Clair Stainforth, Caroline Mould, Jez Hall
  • Layout: Ted Pettengell
  • Backgrounds: Barry Dalrymple
  • Trace & Paint: Cel Out Films
  • Rostrum Camera: Patrick Davenport
  • Sound: Glentham
  • Lab: Filmatic
  • Editing: Neil Cowling, Steve McHugh, Jane Hicks
  • Executive Producers: David Hamilton, Claire Derry, David C. Pick, Joan Lofts, Theresa Plummer-Andrews
  • Produced & Directed by: Mike Joyce

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Crocodile Archived 15 July 2012 at Archive.is. ClassicMedia. Accessed 4 February 2010.