Wednesday, March 29, 2006

MY DADDY...


My Daddy is a short film based upon a book I had published with Harper Collins last year. It's a cautionary tale of one-upmanship, revolving around what happens when you fib about what your parents do for a living! It features Hambel, Helga and Hugo (pictured) and I'm hoping it comes in at about 3-4 minutes in length.

Animation is being done by those lovely boys at Seed Animation. Storyboarding, co-direction, additional animation, music score and knee cymbals are all provided by that one man animation band that goes by the name of Ian Culbard. have I missed anything off there, Ian???

Voices are provided by Kate Harbour (lovely lady, and Wendy from Bob The Builder amongst other infamous childrens TV alter egos) and Tanya Rich (punk rock loving Wolverhampton lass, the voice of "Joe Rigatoni's" with a penchant for sausages and the dubbing of foreign films...). And mighty mighty fine they are too. Animation is supposed to start today, after some delays in production. We had originally envisaged the film being completed in time for the Red Stick Animation Festival in Louisiana next month (follow link) but that aint gonna happen. instead, we'll finish this when we finish this.

I'll update development work on here as we trundle giddily through production. Morgan (Seed) and I did the long road from the North East to the South West yesterday, from Middlesbrough to Somerset to capture our characters' voices. We found them frollicking merrily down a country lane on the outskirts of Bath. I suspect they'd been drinking fizzy booze as they were quite easy to catch in our butterfly nets...

Bada Bling!

9 comments:

baboonplatoon said...

can i be the first to say.."my daddy is better than your daddy".

of course i'm lying. my daddy is a goof.

glad you got the script ok. let us know what you think sharpish. we are on the edge of our ejector seats here.

Jo Bling said...

It's already done, Smiffy. I sent a mail this morning before lunch, covering a few points/tweaks that you can do to polish it up. It's great, but a bit rough around the edges, which is a simply cosmetic job to put right. Once you tweak it we can send it on to T.

And for all of you who are reading this I'm sure this makes NO sense whatsoever, so back to the My Daddy gloating.

My Daddy is so buff, he can crack walnuts with his nipples.

baboonplatoon said...

i've seen your daddy's nipples..they aren't anything to write home about.
:)

i got your mail. i will get on the case tonight, but i doubt we'll be good to go by friday.. but we will have a bash.

congrats on the toon. keep us posted with plenty doodles

Andrew Glazebrook said...

It'll be interesting to see how 'Seed' translate your artwork into 3D for this project !! Spud my youngest Daughter liked this book !

Jo Bling said...

Is that short for "Spudulika?"

I'm going to treat the blog as a production diary of sorts so you'll get to see models as we go along of the characters, sets and the like, Andy. Seed are thus far doing a stand-up job, although, as I mentioned, we would have liked to have got cracking sooner.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Yeah we named her after Spud-u-like !!
Aren't Blog's great,we should all have one !! Oh hang on we have !! Dolan hasn't though has he !

Jo Bling said...

Am waiting to hear from Dolan on here... where are you, Do-boy?? Hidden in your lakeland hermit-hut no doubt, picking off fell walkers like some crazed mountain man...

Andrew Glazebrook said...

So you've seen 'The Hills have Eyes' then !!! That's a documentary !

Jo Bling said...

It's a Dolanumentary for sure... he sent me that photo... *shudder*