Thursday, May 03, 2012

Less Than Meets The Eye!

Pocket Protectors is an idea that's been floating around in our heads for a few years now. It's an idea that came from nothing more than us joking around with stationery in our studio and imagining a show based on robot stationery, that would have probably come when ideas were stretched pretty thin in the late 80s. So late last year when we had the opportunity to pitch a new short series to a local kids variety show (What Now), we decided to flesh out the bare bones Pocket Protectors concept and see if we could create something heartfelt and funny from a pretty silly idea. It all came fairly quickly... and before we knew we had a cast of endearing... although completely delusional characters (the perfect formula). We wanted to keep one foot firmly in the 80s when it came to the Pocket Protectors themselves... but the show quickly became more about a kids observation of the world around him and how these strange little robots play in to the milestones in his childhood. We could ramble for ages about this because it's a project that we are truly passionate about... but for now... here's the first episode and a whole bunch of development sketches. 
- The Muks


Rubber Onion said...

out... STANDING! you really took my interest from the intro you release a week or two ago and totally delivered -- i absolutely enjoyed it. great work! I got a Transformers meets Spongebob meets Dexter's Lab nostalgic wave but its tone totally stands on its own and I love it

Nic said...

This is fantastic! Love the design, love the economy. It's so great to see things from you again!

Gabe Swarr said...

Freakin' awesome! I want toys! NOW!!!!