The following list contains TV and cartoon characters (shown in order they first appeared), that have a definite Stone Age theme. At the end of the main list, is a section containing (typically one-off) TV adverts, commercials and spoof comedy sketches, or non-prehistoric TV shows, that have had a one-off Stone Age themed episode.

(Note: all character images provenance / © unknown)


Cartoonist and caricaturist Edward T. Reed (1860-1933) created the genre of placing prehistoric men and dinosaurs into comic situations, leading to future adaptions, such as the Flintstones.

The cartoon series was adapted into a series of live-action silent films including Prehistoric Peeps in 1905.

  • First appeared: 1893
  • Created by: E.T. Reed
  • Pubisher: Punch Almanack 


Alley Oop was a time-travelling citizen in the prehistoric kingdom of Moo. He rode his pet dinosaur, Dinny, carried a stone war hammer and wore fur loincloth. He would rather fight dinosaurs in the jungle than deal with his fellow countrymen in Moo's capital cave-tow.  Oop and his pals had occasional skirmishes with the rival kingdom of Lem, ruled by King Tunk. 

The character was the subject of a 1960 number 1 US single "Alley Oop" which was the only hit for The Hollywood Argyles.

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  1. Way Back When a Triangle Had Its Points (26th January 1940)
  2. Granite Hotel (26th April 1940)
  3. The Fowl Ball Player (24th May 1940)
  4. The Ugly Dino (14th June 1940)
  5. Wedding Belts (5th July 1940)
  6. The Fulla Bluff Man (9th August 1940)
  7. Springtime in the Rockage (30th August 1940)
  • First appeared: 1940
  • Fleischer Studios Inc.
  • Director: Dave Fleischer
  • Producers: Max Fleischer and Adolph Zukor

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Driven into exile by his own people, Tor is forced to live alone in a world of dinosaurs and death. But beyond mere existence, Tor struggles for answers to the questions that have plaqued humankind for eons - why are we here? Is violence the only answer? is there more to life than suffering and survival? Wielding a stone axe and accompanied only by his faithful simian sidekick Chee-Chee, the heroic caveman wanders the Earth fighting against the fantastical forms of evil that existed one million years ago.

  • First appeared: 1953 in comics from the U.S. company St. John Publications
  • Created by: Joe Kubert
  • New stories and reprint collections published by DC Comics and Eclipse Comics


B.C. is an award winning daily American prehistoric comic strip, that follows a gag-a-day format, created by cartoonist Johnny Hart (1931-2007).

The characters and animals live mainly in caves, in a barren, mountainous desert by an unidentified sea. Background detail is often limited to a simple horizon line broken up by the occasional silhouettes of a stray volcano or cloud.

  • First appeared: 1958
  • Characters created by: Johnny Hart

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The show is set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock. In this fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and other long-extinct animals co-exist with barefoot cavemen.

Like their modern peers, these cavemen listen to records, live in split-level homes, and eat out at restaurants, yet their technology is made entirely from pre-industrial materials and largely powered through the use of various animals. For example, the cars are made out of stone, wood, and animal skins, and powered by the passengers' feet.

  • First appeared on TV: 1960
  • Characters voiced by: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jackie Gleason and Daws Butler
  • The show celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 30, 2010.

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Itt Addams is the cousin of Gomez Addams, whose entire body is completely covered with hair. He usually wears sunglasses, a derby hat, and gloves. He speaks in a high-pitched gibberish language which the other members of the family can understand though it is incomprehensible to anyone else. He is known to have an extremely high IQ of over 300 (as explained by Gomez).

Cousin Itt did not live in the mansion with the main characters, although he made frequent guest appearances when he would visit them. He is depicted as a carefree bachelor with an extravagant lifestyle, and is renowned among the Addamses for his many female companions.

  • First appeared on TV: 1964
  • Actor: Felix Silla
  • Voiced created by: Tony Magro
  • Cousin Itt's hair colour changed throughout the years but in the 1998 Addams Family TV series his hair was blonde

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Two astronauts travel faster than the speed of light, resulting in being sent back in time to prehistoric days. There, they have to adjust to living with a cave family led by Shad (originally called Shag) and Gronk.

Their children were 18-year-old Mlor and 12-year-old Breer . The chief of the tribe, Boss and his right-hand man Clon were always suspicious of the astronauts.

In an attempt to save the show from poor ratings, the astronauts did come back to present time, bringing the cavemen with them.

  • First appeared on TV: 1966-67
  • Episodes: 26 were made for CBS
  • Created by: Sherwood Schwartzor (Gilligan's Island)
  • Stars: Frank Aletter, Jack Mullaney, Imogene Coca, Joe E. Ross

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Java was a Homo erectus whose body was preserved in a bog in prehistory. He was first discovered by fortune hunter Rex Mason and revived by mogul Simon Stagg who used his scientific advances to bring him back to life.

Java became Simon's servant and also fell in love with Simon's daughter Sapphire. She was in love with Metamorpho, but Java would not accept that she would never fall for him. Java even risked his life once to save Sapphire from a melting skyscraper and was transformed into a petrified fossil for his actions. Stagg's scientific prowess saved his life and returned him to normal.

Java possessed superhuman strength, but had limited intelligence and was a coward

  • First appeared in DC Comics: 1964
  • First title: The Brave and The Bold (#57)
  • Appears in: 78 issues


  • TV Series ( 2001 - 2006): Justice League - Metamorphosis
  • Voiced By: Richard Moll

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One day, while on a hunting trip, a teenage caveman named Tor, along with his winged pet dinosaur Tog, rescue an old man who, as a reward, gives Tor a magical club. When Tor raises his club to the sky, he transforms into the masked and muscular Mightor. Mightor protects his village from evil-doers. Amongst the villagers are the chief, Pondo, and his daughter, the beautiful Sheera.

Each half-hour program opened and closed with a Mightor adventure and sandwiched in the middle was a Moby Dick story

  • First appeared on TV: 1967
  • Created by: David Scott & Ed Brandt
  • Produced by: Hanna-Barbera
  • Characters voiced by: Barry Balkin & Bobby Resnick
  • Episodes: 36 (8 mins) over 2 seasons



From all-time classic 1968 Hanna-Barbera cartoon series "Wacky Races" came the Slag Brothers (Rock Slag and Gravel Slag) and were covered with hair like Cousin Itt from The Addams Family.

The series features 11 different cars and 24 characters racing against each other in various road rallies throughout North America, with each driver hoping to win the title of the "World's Wackiest Racer."

The Slag Brothers drove car number 1: The Boulder Mobile (a later Hanna-Barbera series driving a wheeled boulder). They sometimes reconstructed their car from scratch using their clubs and could summon up a Pteranodon to help them.

  • First appeared on TV: 1968
  • Characters voiced by: Daws Butler and Don Messick
  • Of the 34 races (during the 17 episodes) the Boulder Mobile came 1st place three times; 2nd place eight times and 3rd place three times.

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Anthro is the first Cro-Magnon boy born in the Stone Age. His father, Neanderthal caveman Ne-Ahn is the chief of his tribe, his mother a captive member of another tribe. Winning two competing cavegirls as his wives, Cro-Magnon women Embra and Nima, Anthro begins the human race, as Embra lives to bear his first child.

He constantly struggled for survival in a harsh and unrelenting environment, but searched for better ways of life for his people. Despite being a great hunter, he taught mercy and compassion to the cruel and violent world around him.

  • First appeared: 1968
  • Created by: Howard Post
  • DC Comics: 6 issues (1968–69)


Rahan, a prehistoric caveman, wanders the earth encountering a wide variety of tribes, primitive technology and challenges on his way. Rahan carries his trademark ivory cutlass and his collar - one comprising five claws, each one representing a virtue he tries to live up to: courage, loyalty, generosity, resilience, and wisdom.

In 2006 a movie version was to be directed by Christophe Gans and starring Mark Dacascos as Rahan, but it was cancelled.

  • First appeared on TV: 1969
  • Created by: Roger Lécureux
  • Drawn by: André Chéret
  • Rahan first as part of Pif gadget
  • Published in albums of 2 to 4 complete stories
  • Animated TV series in 1986 (26 episodes)
  • Voiced by: Edgar Givry
  • Narrated by: Jean Négroni

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Gnarrk was a nineteen year old Cro-Magnon who was fascinated by the lights in the skies. One night, a comet crashed before him, embedding a chunk of crystal into his chest. Somehow, this caused a transformation in him - it expanded his mind and his understanding. Soon, a volcanic disturbance threatened Gnarrk. The jewel in his chest protected him, though, encasing him in ice. Centuries passed, and Gnarrk remained in his ice tomb. Based on psychic flashes from Lilith, the Teen Titans traveled to Southeast Asia, where they eventually found Gnarrk

  • First appeared in DC Comics: Early 1970's
  • Created by: Bob Hanley
  • Gnarrk possesses greater strength, dexterity, and endurance
  • TV Appearance: Teen Titans: "Kole" - Season 5 Episode 6 (2003-2006)
  • Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

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The setting for this show is the Stone Age in which people and animals live together in peace and harmony. Gon is a curious, mischievous young boy full of energy.

He is surrounded by his friends and family, including his mother, father, his girlfriend Piko, and his best friend, a gorilla named Dotechin.

  • First appeared on TV: 1970?
  • Created by: Shunji Sonoyama
  • Originally broadcast as Gyatoruzu in Japan


Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street - 52 Festive Road. However, when he tries on a costume in a mysterious costume shop, he steps out of the changing room into a different time and place, appropriate to his apparel. His adventures include him being a Spaceman, a Pirate, an American Indian and a Caveman......

A stone-age community live right next to a dusty and dangerous road, frequented by dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, but want to live in the fresh green countryside. There's just one problem: there are no caves. Mr Benn has the answer; they can build stone huts.

  • First appeared on TV: 1971
  • Created by: David McKee
  • Narrated by: Ray Brooks

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Ryu is born with white skin in a primitive land where everyone else is dark-skinned. Left as a sacrifice to dinosaurs, he is found and reared by an ape, Kitty. When she is killed by a one-eyed Tyrannosaurus Rex, he sets out to avenge her and find his real mother. He makes friends with the beautiful Ran and her kid brother Don, but meets savagery and danger from men who fear his skin color and dinosaurs who just want to eat him, including a confrontation with the tyrannosaur.

The animation style mixed both adult, dramatic images from Kazuo Komatsubara and more angular, primitive artwork for which Mataharu Urata used knives instead of brushes to apply the pain

  • First appeared on TV: 1971
  • Created by:  Tadashi Kondo, Hirokazu Fuse
  • Directed by:  Shingo Araki
  • Episodes: 22 (30 mins)

KORG: 70,000 BC

Korg: 70,000BC was an American Saturday morning TV show that featured the adventures of a Neanderthal family during the last Ice Age. It was intended to be educational and was based on the best current research from the American Museum of Natural History and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.

A board game of the same title was produced by the US toy company Milton Bradley and Charlton Comics published a Korg comic book from May 1975 to November, 1976. The series was written and drawn by Pat Boyette and lasted for 9 issues.

  • First appeared on TV: 1974
  • Created by: Fred Freiberger
  • Narrated by: Burgess Meredith
  • Produced by: Hanna-Barbera
  • Episodes: 16

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American history teacher John Butler along with his wife Kim and their two children Katie and Greg are on a rafting trip on the Amazon river. As they are going down the river, their boat gets caught in a dangerous current and capsizes.

When they surface they find themselves in a prehistoric valley where they meet caveman Gorak, his wife Gara and their two children Lok and Tana. The two families soon become friends and Gorak and his family help the Butlers in their many attempts to find a way to return home while trying to survive in the valley.

  • First appeared on TV: 1974
  • Created by: Peter Dixon, Peter Germano
  • Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
  • Produced by: Hanna-Barbera
  • Episodes: 16

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Kum Kum was a small boy who with his friends Butterfly, Bumbles and Little Rock, spent their days playing and looking for adventure. Kum Kum's father was the leader of the Mountain People who lived, hunted and farmed high in the hills near the Fire Mountain

The Wise One recorded information on tablets of stone and had access to lots of reference material from that time. The Village also relied on the prophecies from Dark Eyes who would give out predictions on the future

  • First appeared on TV: 1975
  • Created by: Madoka Akitsu
  • Directed by: Phil Judd
  • Episodes: 26


Kong the Untamed is a descendant of Anthro (DC Comics caveman from 1968). The blonde Kong was resourceful, loyal and brave; he was clearly mankind's best evolutionary hope.

Other DC comics Cave characters include:

  • Vandal Savage: A caveman turned into an immortal thanks to a meteorite
  • Immortal Man: A caveman from an opposing tribe to Vandal Savage, he was turned immortal by the same meteo
  • Bog Venus: A Neanderthal woman turned into a Swamp Thing
  • Ne-Ahn: Anthro's father
  • Emba: Step mother to Anthro and Lart, and second wife to Ne-ahn
  • Lart: Anthro's younger brother


  • First appeared: 1975
  • Created by: Jack Oleck 
  • Artist: Alfredo Alcala
  • DC Comics: 5 issues


Originally broadcasting as a segment on Scooby Doo, Captain Caveman’s popularity remains 30 years on. Captain Caveman has super strength as well as a variety of useful objects which are hidden inside his fur.

His most famous weapon is his club which gives him the power to fly as well as fight crime. He is also well known for his battle cry “Captain CAAAAVEMAAAAAANNN!!!!”

The series, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels focuses on the mystery solving adventures of the Angels; Brenda, Dee Dee and Taffy. The show’s plot is loosely based on the hit of the time, Charlie’s Angels.


  • First appeared on TV: 1977
  • Character voiced by: Mel Blanc
  • Episodes: 40 were made over three seasons

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Timmie, a Neanderthal boy, is snatched from prehistory as a result of time travel experiments by a research organization, Stasis Inc. Although repelled by his appearance, nurse Edith Fellowes, looks after Timmie and starts to think of him as her own child.

Stasis Inc see Timmie as just an experiment and decide to send him back, but Miss Fellowes fights the decision, knowing that he would not now survive, having acquired modern dependencies and speech. She plans to smuggle the boy out of the facilities, but when that fails, she decides to return to the ancient past with Timmie.


  • Released: 1977
  • Stars: Kate Reid, Barry Morse and Guy Big
  • Director: Barry Morse, Donald W. Thompson
  • Duration: 26mins
  • Written by: Isaac Asimov

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French animated series that explains world history for children, with the same familiar characters appearing in all episodes as they deal with the problems of their time. The series was dubbed into many languages.

  • Episode 2 - Neanderthals
  • Episode 3 - Magnon
  • Episode 4 - Neolithic farming


  • Released: 1978
  • Director: Albert Barillé
  • Narrated by: Roger Carel
  • Episodes: 26
  • Duration: 26mins

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Stig is a caveman who lives at the bottom of the old chalk pit close to Barney's grandmother's house. Since the chalk pit is no longer in use, people throw all their rubbish away down there.

Barney finds Stig by falling through the roof of Stig's den. Barney and Stig become friends, even though they cannot talk to each other. Stig and Barney have a series of adventures together, including cutting wood for Stig's den, fox hunting, catching burglars breaking into Barney's grandmother's house and attending a fancy dress party. One night Barney and his sister Lou cannot sleep and get transported back to Stig's time where they spend a night helping his tribe complete a megalith.

  • First appeared on TV: 1981
  • Based on: Novel by Clive King

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Cro was an American animated television series that focused on the adventures of an Ice Age Cro-Magnon boy. The show had an educational theme introducing basic concepts of physics, mechanical engineering and technology.

Dr. C and Mike travel to the Arctic to study artifacts, and find a frozen woolly mammoth. They thaw it out, and are shocked to find that it can speak. Whenever a situation involves physics principles, the mammoth, Each episode runs through how the situation was resolved through simple engineering.

  • First appeared on TV: 1993
  • Episodes: 20 were made over two seasons

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Gogs! is a claymation-style animated TV series which revolves around a family tribe of primitive and socially inept cavemen in a Stone Age setting. It featured their comedic daily struggle for survival and attempts to advance their technology and society and often failing miserably.

The original series contained only five episodes each of around 5-6 minutes long. After winning numerous awards a second series was commissioned. The last installment of Gogs was a 30-minute-long special called Gogwana (1998), which also won numerous awards.

  • First appeared on TV: 1994
  • Created by: Mike Mort and Deiniol Morris of Aaargh! Animation
  • Episodes: 13 were made over 2 seasons

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Cave Guy is an arch-enermy of Freakazoid, the superhero alter ego of geeky sixteen-year-old Dexter Douglas who attends Harry Connick High School.

Cave Guy is a thuggish blue caveman with upper-class diction, education and taste who speaks in a stereotypical WASP tone. His real name is Royce Mumphry and he subscribes to The New Yorker.

In his first appearance, he attacks Dexter Douglas' school dance and kidnaps a girl there. He is defeated by Freakazoid. He is later among the villains captured by Dr. Mystico. His final appearance shows him in a romantic relationship with Cobra Queen. The two of them steal the Diamond Hat of the Czars, but Freakazoid developed a new power of telekinesis to defeat them.

  • First appeared on TV: 1995
  • Created by:  Steven Spielberg, Bruce Timm, and Paul Dini
  • voiced by: Jeff Bennett impersonating Jim Backus
  • Episodes: 24 were made over 2 seasons

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Manga/anime  adventures of Flint Hammerhead, the Time Detective in the 25th century; a prehistoric cave boy who possesses extraodinary strength, courage and dedication to  the time police. Flint and his father were  fossilised by Petrafina when she was trying to  capture the time shifter Getalong.

Rescused by Sara and  Tony (and their uncle) who bring Flint back to life, they work together with the Old Timer to find his time-shifters who are spread all throughout time. There mission is to protect history from an evil individual who calls himself "The Dark Lord"

  • First appeared on TV: 1998-99
  • Created by: Hideki Sonoda and Akira Yamauchi
  • Published by: Kodansha (Japan)
  • Voiced by: Yukiji (Japanese), R. Martin Klein (English)  
  • Episodes: 39
  • Known in Japan as Space-Time Detective Genshi-kun

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Cavegirl is a pretty, feisty individual and a bit of a tomboy although during the series she begins to become interested in boys and many of the storylines involve her becoming more mature. Big Sis is very interested in her appearance and how boys see her. She is also rather shallow. Dad is the stereotypical rugged caveman, although he is protective of his children. Mum is a little dozey and Gran is very young at heart and more than a little crazy. Little Brother is curious about the world and often annoys Cavegirl immensely.

The show caused controversy when it first aired as some felt Cavegirl was too scantily clad for a children's television programme - no official complaints were ever lodged to the BBC.

  • First appeared on TV: 2002
  • Episodes: 38 (2 series)
  • Stars: Stacey Cadman, Stephen Marcus, Jennifer Guy, Harry Capehorn and Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty
  • Directed by: Daniel Peacock

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The story involves two rival prehistoric tribes:

Part 1: Emba and Yuuen, Yuuen is the weak son of the East Forest Chief, Yuni. As they lose more of their hunting land to the Lakeside Tribe, Yuni forces Yuuen to dress as a girl and distract Emba. However, both young men fall in love with each other for real and Yuuen grows increasingly guilty at deceiving Emba.

Part 2: Innocent Lies, follows what happened many years earlier when Yuuen's father, Yuni, and Emba's father, Selem, met.  When Yuni falls into an animal trap set up by Selem and they are forced into each other's company as Selem nurses him back to health.

Part 3: Child Rock, takes place years after the events in Wild Rock, as Yuuen and Emba spend the day together babysitting their baby nephew Nava.

  • First appeared: 2002
  • Written by: Kazusa Takashima
  • Published by: Biblos
  • Published in English by: Blu Manga
  • In 2007 Wild Rock was re-released in print in Japan called the Libre Edition
  • Wildrock is a form of Yaoi  (also known as Boys' Love): a term for female-oriented fiction that focuses on homo-romantic male relationships, usually created by Japanese female authors



We follow the misadventures of a caveman called Fred as he attempts to survive yet another day in his wild and unpredictable prehistoric environment.

Each 26-minute episode consisted of three cartoons.

In the spirit of Mister Bean, Fred's pathos and comical actions speak louder than words


  • First appeared on TV: 2002
  • Episodes: 42
  • Written by: Rudi Bloss and Peter Hynes

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Meet a typical French family — typical for the Stone Age, that is. What would happen if the mother (Cornelia) and father (Balthazar) discovered that their son (Korben), instead of going out hunting and making himself useful, was inventing useless objects like the telephone, the toothbrush, the football, the fork or even the television!

La Famille Cro won the "Award for Best Youth Programme" at the Festival of Fiction in 2007 from La Rochelle.


  • First appeared on TV: 2007
  • Episodes: 60 made over 3 seasons
  • Stars: Guy Lecluyse, Sophie Planet and Thomas Doucet
  • Directed by: Frédéric Dantec

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The series focuses on three Cavemen who are roommates that share a condo: Joel, his brother Andy, and their cynical and self-absorbed roommate Nick. As they try to assimilate into modern world, Nick begins to feel like society will never fully accept them, Andy goes with the flow, and Joel finds himself torn between tradition and modern life.

Cavemen is described as a "unique buddy comedy that offers a clever twist on stereotypes and turns race relations on its head".

  • First appeared on TV: 2007
  • Stars: Bill English, Nick Kroll, Sam Huntington, Kaitlin Doubleday and Jeff Daniel Phillips
  • Episodes: 13 (7 not shown)
  • Written by: Joe Lawson
  • In the series, cavemen were never really fully supplanted by modern humans, but integrated into Homo sapiens civilization as a separate species sub-group

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"MeZolith" revolves around a year in the life of Poika - an adolescent Mesolithic boy. Set in what is now North East Yorkshire, 10,000 years ago before Britain became an island, stories of a small tribe's daily struggle for survival are interwoven with some of humankind's most ancient myths, fairytales and legends.

Grounded in detailed archaeological research, this is a book of action and adventure, horror and romance, magic and beauty.

  • First appeared: 2008
  • Written by: Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank
  • MeZolith is a strip that ran in The DFC from issues 15 to 25 and 32 to 36 - it was later collected in a harback volume


Follow Eric's time-travelling adventures as he discovers what life was like for a 10-year-old in different periods of history.

In this episode Eric's whole family goes with him, including his unfortunate sister 'Bird Poo'… Together they travel by dugout boat to the winter camp, and Eric gets to show off his dubious hunting skills to petrified rodents!

  • Directed by: Steve Smith and Dave Hodgson
  • 'Eric' Design: Glen McBeth
  • Commissioned for BBC History
  • Created by Beakus

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On a “higgledy-piggledy” prehistoric planet lives a mischievous little cave girl called Igam Ogam and her friends - Doggie the lickisaurus, Triple Tog the sabre-toothed tiger, Roly Monkey, Birdie the Pteradactyl and Big Daddy the T-Rex.

Welsh pre-school stop motion animated television series

  • First appeared: 2010
  • Stars: Sian Bradbury (season 1); Ruby Llewelyn (season 2)
  • Episodes: 52 made over 2 seasons
  • Written by: Andrew Offiler


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Horrible Histories (UK) - Savage Stone Age


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