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Stories of the Sylvanian Families
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Genre Children's television
Based on Sylvanian Families
Written by Pat Posner
Directed by Jo Pullen
Martin Pullen
Narrated by Bernard Cribbins
Composer(s) Herbert Chappell
Country of origin England
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Graham Clutterbuck
Producer(s) Barrie Edwards
Editor(s) Rob Dunbar
Running time 10 minutes
Production company(s) FilmFair
Distributor Communications and Entertainment Ltd
Picture format Color PAL
Original release 25 May (1988-05-25) – 25 May 1988 (1988-05-25)
Related shows Sylvanian Families (1987)
Sylvanian Families (2007)

Stories of the Sylvanian Families is a children's television series directed by Jo and Martin Pullen, and produced by FilmFair. It is the second animated series based on the Sylvanian Families media franchise, and the only one animated in stop motion. It premiered on British television in 1988. There are four episodes, each narrated by Bernard Cribbins.

Stories of the Sylvanian Families introduced three new families who don't occur in the 1987 animated series or the 2007 animated series.

All four episodes were released on VHS video cassette by Abbey Broadcast Communications Plc in 1999.


  • The Babblebrooks (grey rabbits): Grandfather Cliff, Grandmother Pearl, Father Rocky, Mother Crystal, Brother Bubba, Sister Breezy, Baby Sandy and Baby Coral
  • The Evergreens (grey bears): Grandfather Ernest, Grandmother Primrose, Father Forrest, Mother Honeysuckle, Older Brother Logan, Older Sister Summer, Brother Preston, Sister Ashley, Baby Dusty and Baby Poppy
  • The McBurrows (moles): Father Digger, Mother Heidi, Brother Muddy, Sister Molly, Baby Monty and Baby Mo
  • The Oakwoods (squirrels): Father Ollie, Mother Betsy, Brother Barnaby, Sister Bluebell, Baby Abbie and Baby Acorn
  • The Slydales (foxes): Father Slick, Mother Velvette, Brother Buster, Sister Scarlett, Baby Skitter and Baby Lindy
  • The Thistlethorns (mice): Father Chester, Mother Willow, Brother Lester, Sister Prissy, Baby Barry and Baby Heather
  • The Timbertops (brown bears): Grandfather Gus, Grandmother Fern, Father Taylor, Mother Rose, Older Brother Birch, Older Sister Ivy, Brother Bud, Sister Daisy, Baby Burl and Baby Blossom
  • The Treefellows (owls): Father Aristotle, Mother Arabella, Baby Winky, Baby Blinky and Baby Grumpy
  • The Waters (beavers): Father Wade, Mother Nancy, Brother Roger, Sister Misty, Baby Bucky and Baby Bubbles
  • The Wildwoods (brown rabbits): Grandfather Smokey, Grandmother Flora, Father Herb, Mother Ginger, Brother Rusty, Sister Hollie, Baby Barkley and Baby Juniper


Title Air date
1 "Lucky Mascot" 25 May 1988 (1988-05-25)
While exploring, Birch Timbertop finds a lost goat and takes it to school, but then has to take her back to the valley.
2 "Camping Holiday" 25 May 1988 (1988-05-25)
In preparation for a storytime party with the Evergreens, Grandfather Ernest builds playpens, which end up as tents for a Camping Holiday.
3 "Fun at the Fair" 25 May 1988 (1988-05-25)
In the Sylvanian fair, Buster Slydale plays a trick on his sister Scarlett. Scarlett and her friends decide to trick Buster back.
4 "Lucky Clover" 25 May 1988 (1988-05-25)
Misty Water wants to miss out on Rusty's band due to her lack of musical talent, but finds a four-leafed clover, which makes her try out for the band.
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