Friday, January 24, 2003
Round And About "...the most important work in reshaping the series was undertaken by the actor selected to provide the narration, Eric Thompson...He loathed the original French stories, which it is claimed he regarded as simplistic and dull, and refused to work with a straightforward translation. Instead, he watched the episodes with the soundtrack turned down, created new names and personalities for the characters, and invented completely new storylines to match the on-screen action. The resultant scripts were sharp and witty, and traded in language and humour that was far in advance of the level of sophistication that might usually have been expected in a programme of this nature." I just learnt that there's going to be a CGI version of it.