Friday, September 25, 2009

Horsing around!

We made a pilot! No silly... not a man who flies planes. A pilot is another name for the first episode of a TV show. Chuckle.

About a year ago our buddies Jamie & Ben (better known in New Zealand as 'Bill & Ben', the creators of the award winning comedy show Pulp Sport) approached us with an idea for a couple of characters called Edward the Horse and Warren the Rabbit.

We took their idea, fed it into the Mukpuddy Cartoon Making Machine, and baked it on high for several months. This is what came out the other side.




We think it's our best work yet, and are particularly proud that we made a NZ-flavoured cartoon that doesn't involve a kiwi. Some of the references may be a little too 'local' for our overseas viewers, but hopefully that will make it seem 'exotic'.

As usual, Alex's pencil went into overdrive. Here's some early development stuff for Ed and Warren...








Secondary character development...






Here's some layouts from the pilot...





And some backgrounds...

Let us know if you'd like to see more!

Jeremy

21 comments:

Willem Wynand said...

=) i enjoed it, and having lived in new zealand for a while i caught some of the extra jokes lol cooks the man some eggs haha. good work and goodluck yeah =)

Joseph said...

THAT WAS......AWESOME!!!! I hope this goes to series :D

Dave said...

Guys you hit one out of the park!

I'm glad you posted the character development images. It was a perfect evolution. The final designs were obviously the perfect designs.

Wish you luck that it makes it. Furthermore that it makes it over here... While I'll watch it online, I'd like to see it on TV.

Anonymous said...

That was awesome! I laughed so hard I almost fell off my chair!! What a bunch of talented guys! Please make more !!

Doctor Jones said...

I remember a quote from Greoning writing futurama... "You can make a joke only 1 percent of the population gets, as long as it doesn't derail the enjoyment of the mass audience."

There were references I didn't get... but they didn't hinder my enjoyment.

Either way, the mild swearing and decapitations, drinking and over-flamboyance are a recipe for goodness in my books.

Such great work.

Owen Flanagan said...

That was fantastic the characters are excellent, I love the design of the Warren the rabbit.

Jeff Cook said...

Great Stuff Muks!
I think the Bro'Town bit got the biggest laugh at Flipbook.
Can't wait to see more.

... Also you've given the rest of us more time to work on NZ toons starring a Kiwi.

Tim D. Cannan said...

Amazing! Most of our generation in Australia have seen Once where warriors; laughed my arse off. Easily the funniest new cartoon all year.

RAWLS said...

You guys are too much!! :)

Lucas Ferreyra said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!! GREAT JOB! LOVE THE SONG TOO! IT’S BEEN GREAT TO KNOW YOU GUYS!

Jason Kraft (kraftalicious@hotmail.com) said...

Hey..Thanks for comin by the blog. I enjoyed your guys stuff, A LOT of FUN. Come back anytime.

Carol Wyatt said...

I love these designs!!!

Jez said...

That was not shit. *hugs

Katie said...

SO AWESOME!

Lucky said...

That was kickass! Please post more! Loving the character designs and the dexter's lab style backgrounds! More more more

jacks said...

this is fantastic guys !

scott gillan said...

Funny stuff, great that you included the sketches :D

Any chance you can show us how you work in Flash? layers/tweens/etc?

Noor Mohammed said...

you guys are doing awesome always. Great job and great team. Thumbs Up bros!!

BrownWolf said...

Streep Fighter! Lovin it! Voice of the theme song guy is great!

Wisdom of Youth said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! This is awesome!!

Jublin said...

i love looking at all the character designs. those rabbit ones are great! keep it up!