Monday, 15 March 2010

Muddle Earth

During the working week, I am assistant animator on the CBBC programme Muddle Earth. It is ace, and one of the best things to ever happen to me. The series is animated predominantly in Flash, with some After Effects greatness, and the occasional bit of Maya. Anywhoo, the series is new and it debuted today! And I forgot to mention it before! Oops. It is on every day this week, on BBC1 at 3:50pm - primetime for the kiddies. The theme tune is sung. I hope it will go down in history as one of those great children's television theme tunes. Like these examples:

Or this:

Or this:

Technically, The Raccoons intro is spoken word, but, we all know it is amazing. Also, the end tune was amazing too. The Raccoons excelled itself in terms of theme tunes, and general Canadian greatness. I really do love the Canadians.

Anyway, I am really, really happy to be working on Muddle Earth. Here it is on CBBC iplayer for those of you who may wish to watch it. I animated bits of it, but I especially animated Pesticide (the grungy fairy) when she is worrying about Dr Cuddles (the bad guy who looks a bit like a jawa) and then he turns up and says "boo".


  1. Hi Anne

    I always think that he says "Poo!" rather than "boo". Especially when I was putting the shot together in Footwear. ;)


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