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Tottie: The Story of a Doll's House is a 1984 stop motion animated television series produced by Smallfilms, directed and narrated by Oliver Postgate. It is based on Rumer Godden's The Dolls' House, originally published in 1947, and focuses on the toys in a Victorian dolls' house belonging to sisters Emily and Charlotte Dane. The programme debuted on BBC1 in the UK on 6 February 1984.




Doll House Scaricare Film



Also living with the dolls is a painted wooden farthing doll called Tottie, who is thoughtful, sensible and keeps them all together. Mr. Plantaganet, Birdie, Tottie and Apple consider themselves a family, and the series starts with them living in a "draughty shoe-box". Only Tottie remembers living in a real dolls' house, a long, long time ago, and the rest of the dolls urge her to tell them all about it: a sitting room with real wallpaper, a fire of shining red paper, a lamp with a white china shade "that would really light up if you used a birthday candle". Tottiie also recalls her former housemate, an antique china doll called Marchpane, a very grand doll, clothed in lace, with eyes of the finest blue glass. The dolls wish they lived in a dolls' house like this, but Mr. Plantagenet points out that what they really wish for is to live in that exact dolls' house.


After Emily and Charlotte inherit a dolls' house from their great-aunt, the doll family are moved in. The house has a green front door with a knocker and six steps. When the Plantaganets and Tottie first move in they cannot believe their luck at finding such a splendid and well-equipped home. They soon realise that this is the very same dolls' house in which Tottie had once lived, just as they had wished. However Tottie is immediately sent away to an exhibition of dolls where she is reacquainted with Marchpane, who had been sent away for cleaning prior to being in the exhibition.


After narrowly avoiding being adopted by the Queen, Tottie returns to the others in the dolls house, but the sisters are given Marchpane which they place in the house with the Plantaganets. She is selfish, nasty and schemes to become foremost in Emily and Charlotte's affection, convincing them to reduce the other dolls to being her servants. She loathes Birdie's pleasant and trusting nature, detests Mr Plantaganet's weakness, and does her best to turn Apple against his mother.


Godden's publisher, Kaye Webb, founder of Puffin Books, did not see the point of the exercise either, asking "Can you really make a film in which the real life adults not only say nothing but don't even move, whilst the dolls speak and come to life?" If these hurdles were not enough, the BBC shied away from the directness of a film that showed on screen the destruction of a favourite character. Initial doubts were replaced with enthusiasm and Godden took part and persuaded her publisher, her literary agent and his family, as well as Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, to take on the roles of the real life characters. The film was bought by Goldcrest and sold to the BBC.


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