Wednesday 30 November 2011

Spike Milligan for Christmas

CiTV will be showing Wolves Witches & Giants between Christmas and New Year, including the specials.

The series was made by many of the personalities involved in Grizzly Tales, including music and words by Grizzly composer Ed Welch, Honeycomb Animation producers Simon & Sara Bor and Michael Forte's team at Carlton Television.

It features the voice and frequent ad-libs of comedy legend, Spike Milligan.

The series originally ran on ITV 1 from 1995 -9 and won the RTS Award for Children's Entertainment for 1995.

Toonhound article

NickToons Tonight

Four classic episodes of Grizzly Tales on NickToons at 10pm tonight. Including one of, Co Producer and Director, Sara Bor's favourite episode. "The Barber of Civil"   Sara's Grizzly Tales

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Spindleshanks safe . . . . . for now

Congratulations to "The Amazing World of Gumball" for winning the BAFTA for Animation. See here.
I'm looking forward to the re match at the Broadcast awards.
Spindleshanks will be happy.

Uncle Grizzly

Sunday 27 November 2011

Rot in Hot-Hell

I had a lovely little note from Faye yesterday, who is sad because she can't watch Grizzly Tales since it moved from CiTV to NickToons.

If you don't receive NickToons, you can find episodes on YOUTUBE, but beware, they are not there legally. Small children in bedrooms throughout the land are stealing my stories and letting other small children watch them for nothing.

Mr You Tube kindly removed the earliest examples of Grizzly theft, but as soon as one channel was shut down, six others appeared.

The only consolation I have, is that each copyright thieving little person, will eventually have to check in at the Hot-Hell Darkness .............. Forever.  I have a room waiting for you all.

You have been warned,


Uncle Grizzly xxx

Saturday 26 November 2011

BAFTA Essentials No4

Black coffee and over the counter pain relief for the morning after the night before.

Friday 25 November 2011

ITV Global Entertainment Trailer

ITV Global Entertainment have a trailer to promote international sales of Grizzly Tales   HERE

NickToons this Weekend

On NickToons this weekend, episodes from Grizzly Tales series 7 & 8

9pm on Saturday
The Dragon Moth, The Long Face, The Kingdom of Wax & The Spelling Bee

9pm on Sunday
The Flat Pack Kid, The Blood Doctor, The Hair Fairies  and The Apostrophic Expositor

The Dragon Moth, Saturday 9pm  26th November NickToons (UK & Ireland)

BAFTA Essentials No 3

75% of Nominees don't get a BAFTA

Thursday 24 November 2011

A Grizzly Christmas Day on ABC3 Austrailia

7:30pm - Sunday, December 25 on ABC3    A Grizzly New Year's Tale - The Crystal Eye
During this Christmas special, Uncle Grizzly shows us a 'tale of terror' called The Crystal Eye, where a naughty boy is punished for being a very greedy brother.
Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, a time for sharing and for families to unite. But not for Fick and Finn. They are identical twins, but could not be more un-alike! While Finn is the model of good behaviour, his identical brother Fick is greedy, unkind and just plain horrible to his brother and parents. He hates being a twin. He hates sharing anything with his brother and this causes untold problems at Christmas.
Fick goes to extreme lengths to make sure that he receives every present on offer while Finn gets none.

The Gruesome Headlines

A few Grizzly headlines from the past few days

UCA alumni nominated for Children's BAFTA

Broadcast  SFX  Digital Spy  also reveal the shortlist for the Broadcast awards

BAFTA Essentials No 2

Remember the tickets.

Wednesday 23 November 2011

BAFTA Essentials No1

The Children's BAFTA awards are held on Sunday night.

The boys get the chance of wearing a bow tie. (Though dress code is described as "Stylish", it has to be black tie for an awards dinner don't you think?)

Broadcast Awards Shortlist

Spindleshanks, the awardphobic araneae, is trembling this week.  First up is the Children's BAFTA Awards Ceremony on Sunday the 27th November, where Grizzly Tales has been nominated for Children's Animation Series.

Now comes the news that the show has been short-listed for Best Children's Programme at the Broadcast Awards.  Our eight legged friend may keep a low profile until it's all over. 

The winner will be announced at the awards dinner at The Grosvenor House Hotel on 2nd February. Grizzly is facing strong competition. The full list is...........

  • Grizzly Tales, Grizzly TV for Nickelodeon UK
  • Horrible Histories, Lion Television for CBBC
  • House of Anubis, Lime Productions for NickToons
  • The Amazing World of Gumball, Cartoon Network for Cartoon Network
  • The Itch of the Golden Nit, Aardman Animations for BBC2
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures, BBC Vision Productions for CBBC

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Who's your favourite British Animated Character

The British Animation Awards are asking for nominations for favourite British Animated characters. You can see the nominations to date HERE

You can send your nominations to

Monday 14 November 2011

Spindleshanks fears BAFTA

Following a life time of award abuse at the hands of Uncle Grizzly, Spindleshanks is fearful of Grizzly Tales's nomination for a BAFTA at this month's award ceremony for Animation series at the Children's BAFTAs.

"Previous awards have been heavy enough, but a BAFTA is such a weighty object, I won't be able to rest until I know the result on the 27th" said Spindleshanks. The octipede has had several narrow escapes before, this is the third nomination for Animation series at the BAFTA awards, Jamie Rix receiving a further three nominations for Writer of the series.

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Award winner on NickToons tonight

The award winning Dr Moribundus is on at 10pm tonight, on NickToons for UK and Ireland

Featured on the cover of the third Grizzly book, Fearsome Tales for Fiendish Kids, the episode from the very first series, won best Network Programme from Royal Television Society, Devon and Cornwall Centre in 2000

Monday 7 November 2011

Ep 3 on ABC 3 20th November

ABC have announced the third episode in it,s run of Grizzly Tales

ABC3 Sunday November 20th, 6.20 pm

The Ugly Prince

About The Program
Spoilt Prince Spencer and his childhood sweetheart Princess Britney are pledged in marriage. But when Britney calls off the engagement because Spencer is so ugly, Spencer undertakes an ugly revenge with a thousand frogs.

Wednesday 2 November 2011

NickToons Brand New Grizzly Tales trailers

Watch out for brand new Grizzly Tales trailers running on NickToons in the UK and Ireland.