Animation about a family of small creatures who live on, and inside, a planet. A strange robot block lands on the Clangers' planet, doing scientific investigations.
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Planet Earth -
a perfect place in many ways.
But that doesn't stop us fiddling with it.
Building, for instance.
We are always building stuff all over the place.
Houses, office blocks, even sand castles.
I wonder, if we were to take a trip into space,
would we find other beings who, like ourselves, just love to build?
Ah. There we are, the Clangers' planet.
Let's go and see what's going on, shall we?
Well, it all seems very quiet.
The Clangers must be down below.
What's that? What a strange-looking thing.
I've not seen one of those before.
Oh, it's just Small Clanger carrying a box.
Silly old me!
It's full of little blocks.
I wonder what Small is going to do with them?
Oh, he's building a tower.
A tower of blocks.
And here's a Froglet to cheer him on.
What's Small going to do now? He's too short to reach any higher.
Ah! Here's Tiny.
Perhaps she can help.
She can't reach the top of the tower either.
She's shorter than Small.
Very good teamwork.
But shouldn't Tiny be standing on Small's shoulders?
A great big block in the sky.
Something is happening.
Oh-oh! The Froglet's not hanging around.
Oh! Is it going to land?
Maybe Tiny and Small should get out of the way
until they see what happens.
It's another block, a smaller block, and this one has landed.
Goodness me! This isn't any old block.
It's like a robot block.
Hmm. Didn't think much of that.
It's very strange.
I wonder what it's doing here?
It seems to like that bit of Clanger planet.
TINY AND SMALL SHOUT IN ALARM
Small wants to know why the robo-block is
digging into their planet.
Oh, something is coming down from the big block.
It looks like a scroll of some sort.
It's a picture of the Clangers' planet
with lots of blocks all over it.
I think Tiny's right.
The robo-block wants to make the Clangers' planet
looks just like the picture,
with great big blocks all over it.
No, no, that will never do.
Small is telling that it can't build stuff on this planet.
It's their planet.
Oh, how rude!
WHIRRING SLOWS DOWN
Yes, it can't dig up the music trees.
Tiny is going to show it why they are so precious.
MUSIC TREES PLAY A LILTING TUNE
I think that robo-block rather likes the music.
the robo-block will understand
why the music trees must be left alone.
Small thinks the robo-block wants some more music.
But Tiny doesn't want to play it any more music.
She thinks it's time for it to go back home.
Oh! The robo-block seems sad.
MUSIC TREES PLAY FIVE NOTES
FIVE NOTES PLAY ONE BY ONE
Small thinks the music trees are giving the robo-block a present.
Five fine notes.
Yes, Small's right.
What kind music trees they are.
Here you are - a gift from the music trees.
What a wonderful present.
Now it has music wherever it goes.
THE FIVE NOTES PLAY
Thank you, trees.
Now the robo-block has a present for Tiny.
That's good advice from Small.
He's told the robo-block to find another planet to build things on.
Planets where no-one already lives.
There goes robo-block, off to... who knows where? Ah...
If music be the food of love, play on.
Oh, how nice!
I wonder, does it still want to make buildings?
Perhaps, or perhaps it will simply make music instead.
A strange robot block lands on the Clangers' planet. It takes soil samples and produces a plan. It soon becomes clear it is looking for a place to build new tower blocks.