Congrats to the deserving winners of this years Bafta Television Awards! We were so pleased to see Twenty Twelve win best Situation Comedy and All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry win best Specialist Factual.
The very first episode which airs tonight (6/11) is all about inheritance. It explores why we often look like our parents, and sometimes even our grandparents! From Aristotle to Watson and Crick, the beautiful animation explains how we arrived at our current understanding of inheritance.
The wonderfully talented Åsa, Marc, Kim, Barry, Lucy, Simon, Julia, Richard, Phoebe, Nina, Michael, Laura and Anna have been working super hard on these charming and complex animations and we’re very proud of them. There are five more to come which will be revealed each week.
We can finally announce that we’ve created some wonderful #animations to accompany a fun new science show - Dara O’Briain’s Science Club showing on BBC2.
Asa & team have been working (and still are) night and day to complete the six, four minute animations. Wonderfully charming and naturally funny they accompany the hour long programs. At his Science Club, Dara will host comedians and scientist which will be full of with exploratory films, on-the-spot reports and lively debates.
Due out early November we’re excited about the sciencey goodness.
Did anyone catch Channel4’s I’m Spazticus? It premiered last night with pretty funny candid-camera pranks. There are a few more episodes during ‘funnyfortnight’, definitely try to catch it if you can. We did the animated indents for Zeitgeist Television who produced the show.
On Monday 11 June there’s more than just films and drinks at Bar Shorts. There’s football.
England v France will be screened before the event at 5pm. Entrance is free plus the bar is offering 4 Tiger or Sol beers for £10 during the game. And there’s food from Big Apple Hot Dogs. Of course animators and footballers are not always natural bed fellows.
Bar Shorts opens as normal at 7pm with films starting around 7.30pm. There’s new Bob films from Darren Walsh, Headless Drummer by David Shrigley, Intermission by Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz, Happy Clapper by Tom Marshall and a whole lot more. Plus the first chance to see Grace Petrie’s Rise directed by our very own Chris Shepherd & Rod Main. Grace Petrie will then perform a live acoustic set.
All this for free. Wow. Hope to see you there at XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AP.
It’s FREE. How can you resist? Be there or miss out big time. It will be a screening of two halves (actually three thirds) with laughs in the middle. First films will start around 7.30pm. XOYO - 32-37 Cowper Street London EC2A 4AP
Here’s Asa bloodied up for a 12foot6 ident. A homage to The Shining. With Richard on a tricycle. But don’t try this at home, children. We’ve just discovered that fake blood is the stuff of nightmares to wash off.