Animal shelf

The Animal Shelf
Genre Children's
Voices of Susan Sheridan
Jimmy Hibbert
Sue Ryding
Theme music composer Ernie Wood
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 25
Executive producer(s) Mark Hall
Producer(s) Jackie Cookie
Production companies Cosgrove Hall Films
Original channel Children's ITV/ABC Television
Original run 1997 – 1999

Animal Shelf is a children's model animation series that airs on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Australia, and Kidzone on TVNZ 6 in New Zealand. It used to air on Playhouse Disney (UK & Ireland), now on CITV (Children's ITV) there. The concept for the program was initially taken from the book series written and illustrated by British writer Ivy Wallace. In the UK, it was released on videos in 1997-1999 from Walt Disney Home Video and in early 2000s by Carlton Home Entertainment and Video Collection International. Animal Shelf is aimed at a pre-school audience.

The Animal Shelf was made by Cosgrove Hall Films.

Main Characters

  • Timothy is a young boy who is the owner of the animals. He is never actually seen on-screen, just his shadow. This is the same with all of the human characters apart from the pet-shop owner.
  • Gumpa is a bear who often acts as the leader of the group. He is quite lazy and enjoys sleeping.
  • Woeful is a monkey who wears a red fez and coat. He often tells jokes, which are often found rude by the other animals. He enjoys getting his own way, and is quite bossy, which sometimes annoys the other animals.
  • Stripey is a woolen zebra and Getup's best friend. He seems to be quite wise, and it is revealed in the first episode, Stripey To The Rescue, that he and Getup are Timothy's oldest animals.
  • Getup is a giraffe who often falls over, and is close friends with Stripey. The material on her hooves is worn, which means that she often loses stuffing through them. She speaks with a broad English accent.
  • Little Mutt is a west highland white terrier dog. He wears a pink bow, and often ends up getting into difficult situations. He seems to be close friends with Gumpa. Some children may often mistaken Little Mutt as a girl due to the colour of the bow.

Episode Guide

  1. Stripey To The Rescue
  2. Gumpa And The Paintbox
  3. Getup Crusoe
  4. Kinker Visits The Animal Shelf
  5. Treasure Hunt
  6. The Animals' Garden
  7. Woeful And The Waspberries
  8. Gumpa Solves A Jigsaw Puzzle
  9. Tidying Timothy's Bedroom
  10. The Trail
  11. The Model Monster
  12. The Mystery Of The Pictures
  13. Timothy's Guest
  14. Little Mutt Finds An Egg
  15. Kinker's Camping Holiday
  16. Timothy's Homework
  17. The Hottest Day Of The Year
  18. The World In The Wood
  19. Woeful Flies To The Moon
  20. Captain Gumpa
  21. The Alarm Clock
  22. Little Mutt Goes Flying
  23. Babysitting for Mrs Mole
  24. Timothy's Pet Balloon
  25. Music in the Woods

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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