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  • Tony Hart

    That grand dude, master* of Morph, has sadly passed away at the age of 83. One of the old school of entertaining children via encouraging them to entertain themselves. A rare thing in the current age; rare to do well in his age too.
    BBC's obituary
    Last edited by Rothgo; 01-19-2009, 12:53 AM. Reason: Aardman animations were the production team for Morph - Tony narrated. Was Tony 'the' creative force or more a combo?

  • #2
    A gentle, inspiring figure from childhood.

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    • #3
      Uncle D - I could not have put it better, very well said


      • #4
        I also agree
        I always remember him from 'Vision On' as a kid
        Top Man.
        "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

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        • #5
          Although Tony Hart hadn't been on the TV in one of his own series for sometime, his shows - from the early days of VisionOn to Take Hart and Hartbeat - spawned their own legacy in shows such as Art Attack, Smarteenies and Smart (which Morph continues to appear on) which very much continue the traditions that Tony pioneered and made his own.
          _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
          _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
          _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
          _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."


          • #6
            Oh that's sad, I hadn't realised. I loved Vision On it was really surreal


            • #7
              Also very sorry to hear that Tony Hart passed away. Watched him in Vision On and others.


              • #8
                I was so saddened to hear of the passing of such an admirable figure. He was one of the first creative inpirations in my life. From his imaginative, emotive style I developed an appreciation for all things fantastical, which in turn exposed me to the art of Rodney Matthews, and consiquently the stories of the Eternal Champion and all the entralling tales from Mikes vision.

                Everything is connected. Rest in peace, Mr. Hart.


                • #9
                  I do have good memories of Hart Beat - did a lot to inspire creativity on rainy days - using odds and ends from around the house.
                  Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                  Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!