The Wombles (UK)
The Wombles were created by Elisabeth Beresford in 1968. They first emerged in books, but in 1973 they premiered on television in a stop-motion animation series. The Wombles teach about helping the environment by recycling things in entertaining and creative ways. Their popularity did not stop with the television show; they went on to produce movies and albums that sold surprisingly well.
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Series Fun Facts
- The term 'Womble' or 'Wombles' was used to describe new recruits and probationary firefighters in the London Fire Brigade during the 1970's.
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