The Animates was created, written and produced by Sylvia Anderson in 1978
The series was for under 5 year olds.
Thirteen 5 minute episodes were made using gloved & rod puppets.
A carefree band of happy little animals called The Animates find a new home.
Led by Leo the Lion, these fun-loving critters use their friendly and unselfish natures to help The Personates, a group of gumpy townfolk.
Music was by Vic Elms, who had composed music with Barry Gray on Space 1999 and also wrote the theme to The Investigator pilot.
Sylvia Anderson & long time friend Roy Dotrice provided the voices for the characters.
The series was shown on various ITV regions up until 1983, and was released on video in the UK and overseas.