Wheezie the Purple Dragon and Friends (formely The Adventures of Wheezie)
is a British children's television series which was first
brodcast in 1984.
The series was based on The Funny Series, a series of books created
by Julian Cumberbatch. They deal with the adventures of a purple
dragon who loves to have fun. The books were based on stories
Julian told to entertain his friends. Many of the stories
are based on events from Julian's personal
experience. During the 1980s the television rights
were sold to Britt Allcroft and she started producing the series.
It premeired in the UK in 1984. The show has
been narrated by Julian.
Format and Animation
Each episode consists of a two and a half minute (season 1-8) or eight minute (season 9 onwards).
In the first story, Wheezie and the Kids, we are introduced to two little
kids named Julian and Tom. They are very surprised when Wheezie comes in the house. All the
characters in the show move. People have to make storyboard, scenes, and the characters' mouths
Wheezie the Purple Dragon history
The first Funny Series book was known as Wheezie and the Kids and
then Block One and Block Two and Wheezie's Silly Mistake. Then Julian
wrote a book called Thumper Arrives, a story about an orange cat who first
came when Tom and Julian needed someone to play with.
Characters from the series
Original Series - Wheezie, Tom, Julian, Fish, Block One, and Block Two.
New Comers Thumper, Spic, Dopey, Clubba, Jerry, and Alley.
Wheezie the Purple Dragon and Friends - Season 1
Wheezie the Purple Dragon and Friends- Season 2
Wheezie the Purple Dragon and Friends- Season 3
Wheezie the Purple Dragon and Friends- Season 4
Wheezie the Purple Dragon and Friends- Season 5
Wheezie the Purple Dragon and Friends - Season 6
Wheezie/Roary the Racing Car