Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Whole Lottie Love!
Launch of the Jeanette Crizzle Trust went splendidly well on Monday. It was well attended by the press, politicians and public, so here's now hoping that the momentum continues and the Government push forward with their awareness/education programme on organ, blood and bone marrow donations. It occured to me on the day that as Patron of the Trust there was an even bigger synergy between this worthy cause and the thing I do that passes for a day job - Frankenstein's Cat, made of various body parts, and charities championing organ donation. A match made in heaven. If you can call by the website and give just a couple of minutes of your time to fill in the questionairre (quite painless and the information you give will certainly lead to helping saving lives) I and the Trust would really appreciate it.
In order to make FRANKENSTEIN'S CAT appeal to as wide a demographic as possible, we cleverly (at least I think we cleverly) introduced a female lead into the show, Lottie, the only girl in the village. If that sounds a little Little Britain then thats just fine, if a little parochial! So, while Nine doesn't fit in with the other Frankenpets (pictured below) because they're female, Lottie doesn't fit in with all the other kids at school because they're boys. It just so happens that she's better at all "boy activities" than the boys, but lack of that pesky all important "Y" chromosome means she's never going to be accepted.
So, in a very light and cartoony way we're touching upon bigotry with the show, albeit in an unnoticeable sublmininal knockabout comedy way. Hopefully.
The Frankenpets you see below are the original "male" version, Hyde the Hamster and Igor the Budgerigar. With the sex change came a name change - Heidi and Egora, which both work just fine for the show, still in keeping with Oddsburg.