some time I have been
hoping to develop the Uncle books into an animated series. Uncle has the
potential to appeal across all ages, in the same way that Wallace
and Grommit and classic Magic Roundabout episodes do.
Younger children will be entranced by the surreal fantasy of the adventures,
while older children will appreciate the tongue-in-cheek conflict with
the anarchic Badfort Crowd. There is great scope for gentle political
satire between Uncles benign dictatorship and the Badfort Crowds
ungracious egalitarianism, which will provide added entertainment value
for the adult viewer.
I first started the project, I made some models to help me market the
idea. You can view these by clinking below.
also did some tests to see how 3D animation might work -comping the model
shots with backgrounds created in a 3D anination package.You can view
these by clinking below.
am not an animator, but I have produced a test animation which, although
a little crude, gives some idea of the potential for an animated Uncle.
see the test, just click on one of the two options below:-
have also made a little flash promo for 'Uncle' which is a pastiche of
the 'Trainspotting' titles - it can be found here
the moment the quirky nature of the books has proven to be a bit of a
stumbling block with a number of broadcasters so if you have enjoyed this
dip into Uncle's World then tell other people about it and maybe we'll
change their minds !