The Adventures of Snelgrove Snail (lost Canadian puppet TV series; 1979-1980)


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The Adventures of Snellgrove Snail
Cover of the TV series.
Cover of the TV series.
Status Lost

The Adventures of Snellgrove Snail is a 1979 Canadian puppet TV series.[1] This series was created by D.W. Reid Film Company and was voiced by Helene Buwalda, Joyce Clarke, and Barrie McLean.[2] It originally debuted in Canada on CHCH-TV from September 22, 1979 until at least April 5, 1980[3][4], but it also aired in New Zealand on TVNZ and Untied States on syndication.[5] The series follows the underwater village of Snailsville and its gastropod inhabitants.[6]

This TV show is currently lost, and its whereabouts are unknown. It's not clear at this time whether or not it'll be released again. The only existing footage of the series is a VHS-rip of the introduction to the series on YouTube, which can be viewed in the gallery below.

Gallery

A VHS-rip of the show's opening sequence.

References

  1. IMDb page Retrieved 12 Mar '17.
  2. TVArchive Canada article on the show Retrieved 12 Mar '17.
  3. The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, - Page 93 Retrieved 15 Mar '17.
  4. The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, - Page 89 Retrieved 15 Mar '17.
  5. Titusville Herald, October 11, 1980, Page 11 Retrieved 15 Mar '17.
  6. BuddyTV overview Retrieved 12 Mar '17.

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Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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Puppets are weird.
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Spacegerbil

1 months ago
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I personally love puppetry but these puppets, being honest, are pretty creepy.
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Anonymous user #2

1 months ago
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I love puppetry with my whole heart, but these '90's crappy straight-to-VHS low-budget kid shows are really uncanny valley and really hurts the art of puppetry!
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BarkingPumpkin

1 months ago
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I haven't heard of this but i would personally like to see this be found
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Anonymous user #3

1 months ago
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Sounds like an interesting show. Maybe I will contact CHCH TV if they would have any footage left in their studio, that's if the tapes still exist today or not.
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Spacegerbil

1 months ago
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i own a tape of this show but it got chewed up in my tape player
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Spacegerbil

1 months ago
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i am also emailing CHCH as we speak
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RetroGameFan9000

1 months ago
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I found out that it is first aired in 1979. https://www....ge/43365381/
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Spacegerbil

1 months ago
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thanks!
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