Animated TV Series & Specials
Animated TV Series
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Mark Mason Animation continue to supply a full range of animated services from storyboards, layouts, direction and animation to full production management for animated TV series. Our work includes a large number of the best known traditionally animated children's TV series of the last 20 years. These animated television series include:
In 1998 Mark Mason Animation was asked by the newly formed Silver Fox Films to provide animation services for the first new series of Angelmouse. (Silver Fox Films for the BBC). more...
William's Wish Wellingtons
Mark Mason was asked to provide the animation and inbetweening for the first series of William's Wish Wellingtons, about a spikey haired boy with a pair of magic wellingtons (Hibbert Ralph Entertainment for the BBC). more...
The Forgotten Toys. Series and Special.
The award winning 30min. Christmas special, produced by Hibbert Ralph Entertainment for Meridian Television. Mark Mason provided key character animation and established the onscreen animated persona of Bob Hoskins' 'Teddy'.
The continuing adventures of Annie the rag doll and Teddy were chronicled in the TV series (Link Entertainment). Mark Mason directed and animated many of the episodes. more...
The Raggy Dolls
Mark Mason directed and animated 65 episodes of the cult TV series written by Neil Innes. more...
Philbert the Frog
A funny series about a gormless frog and his equally dim woodland chums. All 13 episodes were animated and inbetweened in 13 weeks by Mark Mason alone. This must surely be a record of some kind. Produced for Fat City Films.
The gently bonkers series of 2 inches high Milton and his huge pet dog. Mark Mason produced the animation and inbetweening single-handedly for all 26 of the 5min episodes at a rate of 1 episode per week. ('Splash!' Ltd.)
Muffin the Mule
Mark Mason Animation produced the animation and storyboard edits for 7x10min episodes of the new 2D series. 'Paint Your Wagon', 'Don't Gape Oswald', 'Magnetic Muffin', 'Creepy Crawlies', 'Muffin's Mules United', 'Oswald's Garden Party' & 'Moving House'. (Blue Fish Cartoons/Maverick Entertainment/BBC)
1x30min. Animation and character layouts for the first and only episode to be animated in the UK as a series style setter. 'Chin Raider'. Mark Mason was also video storyboard/animatic editor and timings director on a number of episodes. (Silver Fox Films)
Animation and storyboard edit on 2x10min episodes: 'The Pet Show' & 'Something in the Water'. Mark Mason also animated the pilot episode some years earlier. (Maverick Entertainment/BBC)
Mark Mason produced 9 storyboards for the CGI series of the classic children's show (Action synthese / Silver Fox films). Read more about The Magic Roundabout here
Other TV Series
BB3B Animation of 1x30min episode 'Pooper Troopers' in Flash. Also Key Character Layouts on 4 episodes. (TellTale/BBC)
Teddy Trucks 13x5 minutes - storyboards and layouts.
Zot the Dog 13x8 minutes - animation co-ordinator.
Slim Pig 13x5 minutes - timings direction.
Jumpin' Jupiter - click here to see more of Jumpin' Jupiter.
TV Specials [^top]
The First Snow of Winter
BAFTA and Royal Television Society award winning 30min Christmas special directed by Graham Ralph for the BBC. Mark Mason produced the animation for the key character 'Voley'. Dermot Morgan (best known as the eponymous 'Father Ted') provided the voice and sadly died before the animation had been completed. The film is dedicated to his memory.
In the US 'Voley' was re-voiced by Tim Curry as it was thought by the American distributors that US viewers would have trouble understanding a genuine Irish accent! 'The First Snow of Winter' premiered on BBC1 on Christmas Day 1998 and achieved viewing figures in excess of 5.2 million. Repeated every year. BAFTA: Best Animation for Children 1999. (Hibbert Ralph Ent./Link Ent.)View a clip here.
The Second Star to the Left
Mark Mason Animation provided key character animation throughout this 30min Christmas special directed by Graham Ralph. In particular the all the sequences in the shed, Archie threatening the snowman, the pigeons entertaining Duke, various rooftop scenes, delivering the parcel and Babs' santa disguise, and closing discussions with Santa. Premiered: Christmas 2001 and repeated every year. (Silver Fox Films/Entertainment Rights)
So Many Santas
4x7mins. Christmas special. Channel4. Exclusive key character animation of 'Worried Turkey', 'Old Irish Lady', 'Camp Cowboy' and 'Starlet' plus additional character animation of 'Little Boy' and 'Easter Bunny'. ( Silver Fox Films/Peafur Productions)View a clip here.
Other TV Specials
A Monster Christmas. 30min Christmas special. Animated the opening song sequence. (Fat City Films.)