Meg and Mog is a series of children's books written by Helen Nicoll and illustrated by Jan Pieńkowski. First published in the 1970s, the books are about Meg, a witch whose spells always seem to go wrong, her striped cat Mog, and their friend Owl.[1] The first book was published in January 1972. Following the death of Helen Nicholl in 2012, the series has been continued by Pieńkowski and David Walser.

Meg and Mog

TV series adaptationEdit

In 2001, an animated TV series of 52 five-minute episodes was planned to be produced as a co-production between Telemagination, TV-Loonland AG and Absolutely Productions for a 2002-2003 delivery, with Loonland holding Non-UK rights to the series.[2]

For unknown reasons, this plan never came through, and Absolutely instead teamed with Happy Life and Varcara to produce the series instead for a late-2003 delivery, with CITV purchasing UK broadcast rights.[3] The series was first broadcast in the UK within that time.[4]

It was produced by Carl Gorham and directed by Roger Mainwood, featuring the voices of Alan Bennett as Owl, Fay Ripley as Meg and Phil Cornwell as Mog with additional voices by Morwenna Banks and Paul Shearer.

A successful stage play also ran in London in the 1980s starring Maureen Lipman as Meg.[5]

TitlesEdit

Book seriesEdit

  • Meg & Mog
  • Mog's Missing
  • Meg's Mummy
  • Meg Up the Creek
  • Meg, Mog & Og
  • Meg at Sea
  • Meg on the Moon
  • Meg's Car
  • Meg's Castle
  • Meg's Eggs
  • Mog at the Zoo
  • Mog in the Fog
  • Meg's Veg
  • Mog's Mumps
  • Meg Comes to School (formally known as Owl at School)
  • Meg Goes to Bed
  • Meg And The Pirate
  • Meg & Mog Board Book
  • Meg's Cauldron
  • Meg's Fancy Dress
  • Meg's Treasure
  • Mog in Charge
  • Meg and the Dragon (first written by David Walser)
  • Meg's Christmas

Television seriesEdit

Meg's Cauldron And Other Stories DVD: 1. Meg's Cauldron 2. Meg at the Funfair 3. Meg's Car 4. Meg's Treasure 5. Meg's Race 6. Meg's Music 7. Meg up the Creek 8. Meg and the Sheep 9. Mog's Mumps 10. Meg's Museum 11. Owl at School 12. Meg's Christmas 13. Meg and the Snow[6]

Meg, Mog And Owl And Other Stories DVD: 14. Meg, Mog and Owl 15. Owl's Voice 16. Meg on the Moon 17. Meg's Tent 18. Meg's Cake 19. Meg At Sea 20. Meg At The Circus 21. Meg And The Baby 22. Meg's Veg 23. Mog's Hiccups 24. Mog In The Fog 25. Meg's Picnic 26. Meg's Eggs [7]

Others: 27. Mog's Mistake 28. Meg's Castle 29. Meg's Fancy Dress 30. Owl's Birthday 31. Mog at the Zoo 32. Meg and the Viking 33. Meg and the Cowboy

NameEdit

Mog is a short form of moggie, this is a word for cat that is not a specific breed.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jan Pieńkowski homepage
  2. ^ "TV-Loonland and Absolutely ally for new ITV toon".
  3. ^ "Meg & Mog to fly again on ITV".
  4. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 187. ISBN 9781476672939.
  5. ^ Meg and Mog Show homepage
  6. ^ Meg's Cauldron and other stories DVD
  7. ^ Meg, Mog and Owl and other stories DVD

External sourcesEdit