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  Womble Lovers -- Front door
This Page Last Updated on October 07, 2007.
Please address email with 'Womble' included somewhere in the subject line to: johanna@designwest.com
Illustrations by Johanna Cormier, based on Illustrations by Margaret Gordon and Ivor Wood's Puppets
womble.designwest.com   (107 words)

  
  screenonline: Wombles, The (1973-75, 1998-99)
The Wombles were brought to life by stop-motion animation and the vocal talents of narrator
Most stories centred on the ingenuity of Wombles Wellington or Tobermory in making all manner of wacky inventions from the discarded bits and pieces humans leave behind, exploiting the contraptions' capacity for slapstick.
At this time, contrary to popular belief, the Wombles were never clearly anti-litter or pro-green issues; it is easy to see them as opportunist scavengers who recycle because it suits them.
www.screenonline.org.uk /tv/id/562155/index.html   (373 words)

  
  The Wombles - Nostalgia Central
The furry, long-nosed Wombles of Wimbledon Common were England's foremost ecologists in the 1970s, "making good use of the things that they find - things that the everyday folk leave behind".
Orinoco was certainly the fattest Womble in the burrow, and frequently needed forty winks before he could get up the energy to begin work.
In 1998 the Wombles were back again, with four new members to the clan; Stepney (a cockney Womble), Obidos (a pan piper from Brazil), Shanshi (from China) and the skateboarding Alderney.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /tv/kids/wombles.htm   (384 words)

  
  The Wombles - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The term 'Womble' came from a frightful experience Beresford had when first meeting a deformed worker where he moaned at her before his death that he just wanted to go home, his slurred warped tougne sounding as if he said "wom..ble..grr..hmm".
He is good at telling the young Wombles the history of their world, in order to continue the hatred his people feel for the company who left them here years before.
Many wombles worry he will eat himself to death before the deformaties kill his already short life, but other think that as long as he is happy he should be left alone, as very little do their people find happiness.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/The_Wombles   (673 words)

  
  The Wombles
The Wombles are fictional characters created by British author Elizabeth Beresford[?], originally appearing in a series of children's novels from 1968.
All of the Wombles have names taken from an old Atlas; the main characters were Great Uncle Bulgaria (the Wombles' leader), Tobermory[?], Orinoco, Bungo[?], Tomsk, Wellington and Madame Cholet[?].
After the original series the Wombles were re-invented from 1998 as a cartoon after FilmFair was acquired by the Canadian company Cinar Films[?] in 1996, a number of new geographically-named Wombles were introduced.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/wo/Wombles.html   (245 words)

  
 Wombles at the European Social Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Wombles themselves, who are an extreme example of this tendency, have since attempted to justify their behaviour at the London ESF with the argument that it was undemocratically organised.
The Wombles’ actions at the Dublin EU summit, and their subsequent disruption of the London ESF, were entirely in line with this philosophy.
If the Wombles’ preferred libertarian, "horizontal" form of organisation is to win wider support, this will be done by demonstrating in practice its superiority as an alternative to the hierarchical methods they oppose, not by arrogantly disrupting and obstructing the activities of those they have as yet failed to convince.
www.whatnextjournal.co.uk /Pages/Back/Wnext29/Wombles.html   (3224 words)

  
 Plokta Issue 13 - Womble to Your Partners
The Wombles are small furry creatures that live in burrows under the common.
The Wombles were fine as a TV show, but they really transcended when Mike Batt was hired to write their theme music.
The Wombles were ahead of their time with awareness of recycling and green issues, but were rapidly losing touch with a more politically correct world.
fanac.org /fanzines/Plokta/issue13/wombles.htm   (1054 words)

  
 The Wombles - ClassicKidsTv.co.uk
Wombles are pointy-nosed furry creatures (though the characters in the original books resembled ordinary 'teddy bears') that live in burrows, where they help the environment by recycling rubbish in useful and ingenious ways.
The Wombles was adapted as a British children's television programme, The Wombles, a series of five-minute stop-motion episodes produced by FilmFair for the BBC and voiced by Bernard Cribbins.
The Wombles were re-invented from 1998 as a cartoon after FilmFair was acquired by the Canadian company Cinar Films in 1996, with a number of new geographically-named Wombles being introduced.
www.classickidstv.co.uk /wiki/The_Wombles   (367 words)

  
 Jedi's Paradise - Childrens TV - The Wombles
Created by Elisabeth Beresford, the idea for the Wombles developed from a winter stroll on Wimbledon Common with her children and her first Wombles book was published in 1968.
Wombles are small furry creatures with long noses that live in an underground burrow on Wimbledon Common, London, UK.
Keeping pace with technology hasn't been a problem for the Wombles and they now have a Wom-copter and a Burrow Buggy to aid their search for useful items, and a Wom-fax to keep in touch with other Wombles around the world.
www.jedisparadise.co.uk /childrenstv/Wombles/Wombles.htm   (1174 words)

  
 UK Indymedia - "WOMBLES 7"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In their statements police consistently refer to "the violence of the WOMBLES" and to their "reputation for carrying concealed weapons", despite the fact that the WOMBLES are consistently monitored by a Police Forward Intelligence Team (FIT), are extensively filmed on all demonstrations, and have never been convicted of violence or charged with carrying weapons.
At worst, the WOMBLES are ‘guilty’ of highlighting the repressive behaviour of the Metropolitan Police in their handling of “public order situations”, and to advocate that people protect themselves from police violence on demonstrations by wearing padding and helmets.
This is a direct continuation of the police repression witnessed at Genoa, on the policing of the Brighton demo in September and the attack on a recent demonstration outside the Italian embassy on Saturday, 2 March 2002.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/2002/04/27558.html   (1584 words)

  
 The Wombles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wombles are fictional characters created by British author Elisabeth Beresford, originally appearing in a series of children's novels from 1968.
Although Wombles live in every country in the world, the stories focus on the life of the Wimbledon Common burrow in London, England.
The Wombles were re-invented from 1998 as a cartoon after FilmFair was acquired by the Canadian company Cinar Films in 1996, a number of new geographically-named Wombles were introduced.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wombles   (993 words)

  
 WOMBLES - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The WOMBLES (White Overalls Movement Building Libertarian Effective Struggles) are a loose Anti-Capitalist group in London that once dressed in white overalls with padding and helmets at protests, mimicking Tute Bianche a group active in Italy.
They should not be confused with the British animated children's television characters, The Wombles from whom they drew their name, white colour, and environmental consciousness.
WOMBLES are referenced in a song by UK band the Libertines entitled "Time for Heroes".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/WOMBLES   (254 words)

  
 Plokta Issue 13 - Womble to Your Partners
The Wombles are small furry creatures that live in burrows under the common.
The Wombles were fine as a TV show, but they really transcended when Mike Batt was hired to write their theme music.
The Wombles were ahead of their time with awareness of recycling and green issues, but were rapidly losing touch with a more politically correct world.
www.fanac.org /fanzines/Plokta/issue13/wombles.htm   (1054 words)

  
 Wombles
Die Wombles waren schon immer ein zweischneidiges Schwert für mich. Sie haben mir meine ersten acht Hits beschert.
Und mit den Wombles habe ich es dann geschafft.
Oder Shansi, die chinesische Womble die “Toccata und Fuge in D-Moll” spielen zu lassen während sie im Ententeich von Wimbledon Common steht.
www.mikebatt.de /Discographie/Wombles/wombles.html   (574 words)

  
 Wombles
The new wombles series will have completely new wombles, including a Scottish Womble, a Chinese Womble and a Womble from London.
Wombles Update Well, the new series has arrived, and although only two episodes have been screened, it's already proving very popular.
The wombles also re-released the theme tune to the TV series, and The Best Wombling Album Ever - or something like that anyway.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~madeira/wombles.htm   (220 words)

  
 Rapid Delight 0-4 Wombles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Everyone else thought it was funny, even the Wombles player who'd taken the initial shot before Jon turned it in was laughing.
Wombles started at a sloth's pace and Rapid started at a snail's pace.
Wombles had two shots got through the side netting and the ref counted the second of those as a goal until he realised that both teams were playing on.
www.angelfire.com /pro/rapiddelight/wombles6.html   (316 words)

  
 Wombles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Originally adopted from the italian movement "Ya Basta!" ("it's enough!"), the womble collective involves donning white overalls, body padding and gas masks and taking on the police in a controlled, tactical method.
Since the liberation of humanity and creation of global freedom and equality is not to be stopped by a few thugs with big sticks, it is time to provide self-protection from the depredations of the constabulary.
The wombles uses a multiplicity of tactics ranging from violent confrontation with agents of the state, to the creation of social centres.
www.affinityproject.org /groups/wombles.html   (206 words)

  
 BBC - Cult - Classic TV - BBC - Title Sequences - The Wombles
The Wombles were created by Elisabeth Beresford in 1968.
Apparently the young wombles choose their names by sticking pins in an atlas, apart from Bungo who chose his completely randomly.
The wombles introduced us to recycling before it was trendy by "Making good use of...
www.bbc.co.uk /cult/classic/titles/wombles.shtml   (157 words)

  
 Beyond ESF | WOMBLES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Working as a part of the Autonomous Spaces, the WOMBLES helped put on a 5 day and night event - Beyond ESF - at Middlesex University, Tottenham Campus in north london, with presentations, workshops, discussions from groups all over Europe as well as free live bands, cinema and food every night.
Reflections and analysis: the WOMBLES, the ESF and beyond
This text was discussed and prepared over a six-month period through a series of discussions, WOMBLES meetings and open forums to decide our reaction to the European Social Forum [ESF] planned for London in October 2004.
www.wombles.org.uk /auto   (1149 words)

  
 Why Wombles?
Well, of course, growing up in the 1970s, the Wombles were the children's TV of choice, and their environmental message of recycling and reusing rubbish made a huge impression on me. They were eco-warriors ahead of their time!
Then in 1990 there were a couple of new Wombles specials made for TV, and a whole load of new Wombles toys hit the shops.
I was able to track down countless Wombles items from around the world, both original memorabilia and new items that weren't for sale in the UK.
www.cerise.f2s.com /womble/why.html   (474 words)

  
 wombles of wimbledon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Wombles' still stand up as a great tale, and is now rated as a classic.
At working age, all the wombles choose their name from Great Uncle Bulgaria's atlas and there are some great characters - adventurous Bungo, Orinoco who was 'rather fond of forty winks' and shy Wellington.
Although the original illustrations for Wombles make them look like cuddly teddy bears, when the series was adapted for television the puppets created by Ivor Wood formed the basis of how we imagine wombles to look like today.
www.beteagle.com /bet/1/wimbledon/wombles-of-wimbledon.php   (166 words)

  
 wombles
In diesem Areal befindet sich weiterhin ein alter Baumstamm, der den Wombles als Eingang in ihren unterirdischen Bau dient.
In diesen Bau wurde zudem ein unterirdischer Gewächsgarten angelegt, dessen Erträge der Verpflegung der Wombles dienen.
Womble of the Universe/The Orinoco Kid/The Jungle is Jumping/Underground Overture/Hall of the Mountain Womble/Look out for the Giant/The Wombling Twist/Tobermory's Music Machine/Wipe those Womble Tears from your Eyes/Invitation to the Ping Pong Ball/Wombling Merry Christmas
www.beepworld.de /members56/die-anderen/wombles.htm   (1122 words)

  
 The Wombles
Elisabeth Beresford’s first Wombles book, published in 1968, inspired a vast publishing and merchandising programme, two TV series and several hit singles.
The Wombles are now a strong property in the ever-growing nostalgia market..
The Wombles animation includes series of four 13 x 10 minute episodes and the original 1970s 60 x 5-minute episodes.
www.copyrights.co.uk /portfolio/classic_nostalgia/the-wombles.aspx   (139 words)

  
 Toonhound - The Wombles (1973-1998)
The Wombles first emerged from their burrow on Wimbledon Common in 1968.
The Wombles were chart-busting recording stars as well as TV celebrities.
The Invisible Womble Madame Cholet and the Blackberries
www.toonhound.com /wombles.htm   (923 words)

  
 Official Ticketmaster site. The Wombles tickets, concerts and tour dates
Hugely popular for awhile in the U.K., the Wombles are creatures whose whole mission is to help clean up the world, carrying their "tidy bags" with them wherever they go, picking up the trash left behind by humans, and reusing it.
In the '70s, the furry, pointy snouted characters then became the star of their own live-action (instead of animated) children's television series, and added music-making to their list of talents.
The Wombles television show was also revived for a brief time in the late '90s, when over a dozen new episodes aired.
www.ticketmaster.ca /artist/780574?brand=none   (417 words)

  
 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Womble honour for Queen Mother
Batt wrote, produced and sung for the Wombles pop group, which had eight hit singles in the 1970s.
However, fans hoping to see characters from their heyday will have to look hard as most of the Wombles have been newly made.
Despite the Guards uniform, he added, the Wombles remain "pacifists", involved in peaceful pageantry as a tribute to the Queen Mother.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/837519.stm   (256 words)

  
 Waxidermy » The Wombles - Keep On Wombling
The Wombles are an H.R. Pufnstuf meets The Muppets children’s television and book series from the UK with a mission: they’re all about picking up litter.
The Wombles were, musically speaking, the alter ego of a 25-year-old Mike Batt, who went on to moderate success with solo records in the 80’s, and is now writing and producing for other artists.
Supposedly the Wombles lived on Wimbledon Common, a large open-area space in SW London.
waxidermy.com /2006/08/08/the-wombles-keep-on-wombling   (701 words)

  
 Sitio oficial de Ticketmaster. The Wombles boletos, fechas
Hugely popular for awhile in the U.K., the Wombles are creatures whose whole mission is to help clean up the world, carrying their "tidy bags" with them wherever they go, picking up the trash left behind by humans, and reusing it.
In the '70s, the furry, pointy snouted characters then became the star of their own live-action (instead of animated) children's television series, and added music-making to their list of talents.
The Wombles television show was also revived for a brief time in the late '90s, when over a dozen new episodes aired.
www.ticketmaster.com.mx /artist/780574?brand=none   (332 words)

  
 eBay.ie - Wombles, TV Characters, TV Film Character Toys, Toys Games items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: )
4" WOMBLES * STEPNEY * WELLINGTON * TOBERMORY *ALDERNEY
WOMBLES First Love Elizabeth Beresford Plush Toy Tagged
vintage womble soft plush unsure which one it is
toys.listings.ebay.ie /TV-Characters_Wombles_W0QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsacatZ73279QQsocmdZListingItemList   (385 words)

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