I've always liked Shelley Duvall as an actress and I remember liking her Faery Tale Theatre series (the one that had Paul Reubens as Pinocchio) as a kid. I was about to say it's not that bad until I fast forwarded to the part where the actual Popples appear. Was this made before or after Faery Tale Theatre and WHY ON EARTH?!
Not that the Popples cartoon was any better but animation has always been the stuff people spray in the horrible idea bathroom to disguise the smell.