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“Is the house of the Elf King and Queen, and in the garden just behind….”

SHAHAB KALANTAR

Iranians whose childhood spanned the 70’s and the early 80’s remember the animated series ‘Flower Stories’.  The lead character in this cartoon was a fat black and white cat called ‘Khepel’.  Flower Stories was about his adventures in a garden with two children ‘Nasim’ and ‘Shabnam’.  The music composed for the series still haunts me and echoes in my ears.    Apart from the beauty and the innocent theme of the cartoon, Flower Stories also represents our memories of childhood, never to be repeated. Continue reading…

KATE CANNING

I was really touched when Shahab made contact and explained his deep childhood attachment for Flower Stories, my very first animated films.  Immediately I thought that we could create a Flower Stories website and revive some of the films.  From the website, downloads/rentals of the films could be sold with a percentage from each sale to go to a children’s charity supporting autism in Iran. Our aim is for Flower Stories to help these children through this website. Continue reading…

BRIAN BURNS

It is good to hear that Flower Stories meant so much to people.  Kate Canning, the creator of the series, and I met when we were students at Central School of Art & Design in London.  There I composed and sang the theme music for her graduation film ‘Flower Story’ which went on to become the series you know, Flower Stories.  The theme song for Flower Stories was relatively easy to put together, because it simply set the scene for the series and introduced the main ‘human’ characters. Continue reading…

GLYNN CHRISTIAN

Kate and I became friends when working for a design consortium and she invited me to join her, scriptwriting on Flower Stories. We worked together on the stories in her rickety caravan studio in the back lot of a UK television company.  By extraordinary chance the other day, an aged press clipping from the New Zealand Herald turned up on my floor about Flower Stories and my connection to it; it was also very popular in New Zealand.  Spooky…..” Continue reading…

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