Pencil Box is a children's television programme broadcast by CBC Television from 1976 to 1979. The programme comprised stories written by Ottawa students, mostly aged 8 to 12, and incorporated various story-telling devices, such as mime, puppets, masks, and animation. Colour-separation overlay was used to place live actors in front of cutout sets.

Recurring characters in the show were

  • Bolo Bat
  • Stubby Pencil
  • Miffy Skunk
  • Clara Cactus

The show won an ACTRA Award for Best Children's Television Show.


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