Muzzy Comes Back

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Muzzy Comes Back (Muzzy 2)
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Muzzy
Written by Wendy Harris
Richard Taylor
Joe Hambrook
Directed by Richard Taylor
Starring Jack May
Willie Rushton
Miriam Margolyes
Susan Sheridan
Derek Griffiths
Benjamin Whitrow
Peter Jones
Theme music composer Peter Shade
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Richard Taylor Cartoon Films
Release
Original channel BBC
Original release 15 May 1989 (UK)
Chronology
Preceded by Muzzy in Gondoland

Muzzy Comes Back (also known as Muzzy 2) is a sequel to the animated TV film Muzzy in Gondoland, created by the BBC in 1989 as a way of teaching English as a second language.

Plot[edit]

Muzzy, the friendly green clock-eating monster from outer space, returns for more adventures with his friends in Gondoland. Everyone expects him, and King Nigel and Queen Ezra decide to arrange a ball for the christening of Bob and Sylvia's daughter Amanda.[clarification needed] Meanwhile, servant Corvax invents an invisibility device and, with his assistant named 'Thimbo (the Terrible)', a thief on parole, plans to kidnap Amanda, to avenge Bob for tricking him and taking Sylvia away from him.

Corvax and Thimbo succeed in kidnapping Amanda and they get away on Nigel's yacht. However, Amanda sinks the boat by pulling the plug out of the hull. The three manage to survive and they go to Corvax's hideout – a small hut which in fact turns out to be Corvax's operations centre. Meanwhile, Muzzy, Nigel, Ezra, Bob and Sylvia follow Corvax's trail, recover Nigel's yacht and track Corvax to his hideout.

At the same time, Corvax and Thimbo have a problem: Amanda gets hungry and wants to eat; while preparing the food, Thimbo lets the invisibility device loose and it is picked up by Amanda, who activates it. Corvax and Thimbo try to find Amanda but fail. Muzzy, Nigel, Bob, Ezra and Sylvia enter the hideout and confront Corvax. Thimbo commits treason and reveals to Nigel that this hut is an operations center. Meanwhile Amanda is found but she can't be seen. Muzzy constructs another invisibility device and uses it to make Amanda visible. All then go back to the palace. Corvax and his coward friend Thimbo ride with sheep, to receive the ultimate punishment, which in Britain is 250 years in prison.

Characters[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Directed by: Richard Taylor
  • Executive Producer: Joe Hambrook
  • Original English Scripts: Wendy Harris, Joe Hambrook, Richard Taylor
  • Language Course Designer: Diana Webster
  • Animation: Richard Taylor Cartoon Films Ltd.
  • Additional Animation: Bob Godfrey Films Ltd.
  • Music by: Peter Shade
  • Produced by Richard Taylor Cartoon Films for BBC English by Television

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