25 January 2010 | TheLittleSongbird
Make Way For Noddy, Hooray!
I really like this show. It is cute and very likable. I will say I grew up reading the timeless Enid Blyton stories and watching the BBC TV show, which I admit followed the stories better.
That said though, kids are guaranteed to love this show. It isn't the greatest animated show of all time, but it is nice to watch. Kids will like the songs, adults might, I am putting slight emphasis on the might.
The animation is very well done, it is colourful, smooth and crisp. The theme tune is one of those theme tunes like Pingu and Bear in the Big Blue House that gets in your head and stays there for a long time.
The characters are still their engaging selves. Noddy is very likable, and Martha is very mischievous here. But my favourite character is Big Ears, a warm and loving friend and father figure with a pleasant soothing voice.
The stories, messaging and scripting are quite simple, but are effective considering the main target audience. The voices are well done, Michael Dobson is perfect as Big Ears.
In conclusion, this is a cute and nice show for preschoolers mainly. But adults will like the animation, the simple messages and the characters. 8/10 Bethany Cox