Thursday, 28 April 2011

Mutant Moments

In early 2009, while at Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe I finally managed to get my 'Mutant Moments' short realised, it's basically a 'Tales From The Crypt' for kiddies, cautionary tales ala Brothers Grimm meets Roald Dahl if you like, with lots and lots of dripping heart, ...or in this particular vingette lots of dripping undigested food!

In 'Mutant Moments' we would venture to the ramshackle abode of raconteur extraordinaire Dr. Frenzy, where he with the aid of his detachable even more wizzened other self Itchy, would embark on a different hilariously grisly goose-bump inducing story every week.

It proved very successful with the kids in a focus group which was held in May 2009...(i think it was May, could it have been June...???) anyway, they all loved it and were really into it, the only comment was 'it could be a little bit more scary', and that came from a little girl! Hurray i thought, I agree completely!!! I'd love it to be that little bit more scary...

...sadly, the powers that be at Cartoon Network failed to see the potential in the show and decided to pass on it, not only this, they then delivered me a double whammy and promptly informed me they were going to ditch me from the development studio too!

Anyway, a big thanks to all those who worked really hard on it, you all know who you are!

I'll be posting more 'Mutants' artwork up in the following weeks, when i locate my external hard drive that is... it's in a box i used to clear my desk out at Cartoon Network, i think it's up in the attic somewhere...only, i think i just heard something moving about up there? Maybe i'd better go and check it out...

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