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The Forgotten Toys is a British animated comedy television series. It was made by Hibbert Ralph Entertainment, featuring the voices of Joanna Lumley and Bob Hoskins. It is a poignant tale of abandoned toys who are searching for children to love them.
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Teddy (voiced by Bob Hoskins) - An ill-tempered scruffy bear. Sometimes he moans about everything, and whenever he passes or sees green vegetables, he exclaims in disgust: "Sprouts! I hate sprouts!". In the episode called 'Baby', he is forced to eat Brussel Sprouts, but he spits them out in disgust. He also gets into lots of trouble.
Annie (voiced by Joanna Lumley) - An old rag doll. When she is in charge of Teddy, she usually gets him into trouble. She is often interested in and curious about various things. Teddy often calls her "Pigtails".
Chauncey (voiced by Clement Freud) - An old, gray stray dog. He only appears in 'The Night After Christmas' and becomes a good friend who gives them a place to stay.
Keef (voiced by Andrew Sachs) - The thin and tall male burglar of the two. He wears a blue jacket, a flat cap, thin trousers and a red waistcoat. He gets very stern with his wife Kath, and sometimes he gets very moody & bored, Keef is one of the main antagonists of the show.
Kath (voiced by Kate Sachs) - The fat female burglar. She wears a green coat, a yellow woolly hat, a yellow scarf and pink fingerless gloves. She gets very scared, anxious & nervous about anything to do with her husband Keef Kath is another of the main antagonists of the show.
"The Forgotten Toys" was first shown in 1995, and was repeated on Tiny Living, a TV channel that screened children's television programmes in the early morning. Numerous videos were released in or around 1995 and 1996 and a couple of DVD's followed in 2002. "The Forgotten Toys" has now been long considered dissolved, though 'the end' of the series was never officially announced. The Christmas special aired on FOX Family in the United States in 1998.
Critical reception and awards
"The Forgotten Toys" received many awards. 3 were won for 'Best Short Film', 2 for 'Best Animated Film' and 1 for Best Children's Film 1996 and Children's Jury Prize, 1997. The majority of the critics reviewed the story from a children's point of view which meant that all of the comments were positive. 'The Telegraph' stated that it was, "An enchanting festive tale for children". The Daily Mail said that it was, "A real tear-jerker... Full of twists and turns, dramatic moments, and a great sausage stealing sequence". Other reviews were more or less the same, in that they were all positive (as mentioned before).