The Lampies


The Lampies
The Lampies
Genre Kid's Entertainment
Created by Dave Bonner
Ending theme Mcasso
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Production
Producer(s) Morgan Francis
Running time 11 Min

The Lampies is a children's television series in which fictional engineers (Anthropomorphic Powers) defend a lighting network. The series was created by Dave Bonner and features a mixture of 2D and 3D animation.

The Lampies is a traditional hand-drawn animation for children aged 3 and above. The series has award winning music.[citation needed]

Created by Dave Bonner in conjunction with Uli Meyer Animation Studios and music by Mcasso Music, there are 52 eleven-minute episodes that were originally commissioned by the BBC.[citation needed] Financial issues caused the creative and business drive to falter and momentum was lost.[citation needed] In 2003 The Lampies IP was bought from the receiver by a private investor.[citation needed]

TV distribution rights for Series One were sold into 33 countries."International Songwriting Competition Results". 2006. http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/previouswinners#2006.  When series one was broadcast in 2001 it regularly achieved over 40% of target viewing audience. This figure reached over 50% during 2002.[citation needed] Series two of The Lampies was completed in March 2002 and generated similar audience figures with prime slots on BBC 1 and 2.[citation needed] An introductory DVD - SWITCH ON TO THE LAMPIES was launched on 7 April 2008.[citation needed] The first full DVD, Disc 1 Series One - A BIT OF A JAM AND OTHER STORIES was launched on 19 May 2008.[citation needed] LP Productions formed a partnership with Save the Children in 2008.[citation needed] £2 from the sale of each SWITCH ON TO THE LAMPIES DVD will go towards the Save the Children protection work with very vulnerable children in Mongolia.[citation needed]

Contents

Plot

Anthropomorphic electrical power engineers and their children defending the Lighting Network.

Music

The Lampies theme tune was one of the most popular on CBBC, and helped the show gain popularity.[citation needed] It won first place in an International Songwriting Competition in 2006. Written by Mike Connaris of London-based Mcasso Music, the Lampies Title song won the Children's category against huge International competition.[citation needed] The judges included Tom Waits, Chris Hillman, John Mayall and Jerry Lee Lewis.[citation needed] The Lampies released a Christmas single called "Light Up the World for Christmas" in 2001.[citation needed] There is an extended version of the song, which is over two minutes.[citation needed]

Credits

Director: Dean Roberts, Mark Marren

Producer: Morgan Francis

Executive producer: Theresa Plummer-Andrews, James Coldwell

Writers: David Bonner, Jimmy Hibbert

Music: Mcasso overseas

Anime directors: Andreas Von Andrian, Jean-Paul Vermeulen

Storyboards: Andreas Von Andrian, Mik Casey, Mark Marren, Serena Gattuso, Dean Roberts, Tevor Ricketts, David Stoten, Jeremy Swan, Jean-Paul Vermeulen, Tim Watts

Board assistants: Chris Drew, Hae Sook Park

Layouts: Sean Burke, Alan Case, Lee Noble, Matt Noble, Andy Price, Andy Roper

Layout assistants: Javier Moratinos, Christian Roberton

Key backgrounds: Michael Hirsh, Ray Rankine

Prop design: David McFall, Helga Elgison

Key animation poses: Terry Bannon, Simon Clarke, Chris Drew, Nicolette Van Gendt, Barry Hales, Paul Lee, Paul McKeown, Elroy Simmons, Gerben Steenks, Ian Wilkes

Col stylist: Selena D'Santos

Anime services: Animasia UK Ltd, Animation Services Honk Kong Ltd.

@Spider Eye Services

3D environments: Michael Hughes, Richard Ridout

Final Compositing: Ben Weschke, Andy Turner, Paul Tarberer, Chris D'Santos, Dave Griffiths

Softimage modelling: Paul McBride, Suzanne Slatcher

Title seq: Simon Leech

Sound rec: Mag Masters

Dubbing mixer: Mark Owen

Track breakdown: Stuart Parmenter

Editors: Mark Edwards, Rory Timoney

@Red Balloo Productions

Accounting: Dennis Mullen, Trevor Shirlock, Michael Brown, Ian Robertson

Legal Services: Tim Care, George Lyall,

Secretarial Services: Christine Close

Prod runners: Jason Kotey, Andres Puente

Prod secretary: Vikki Lawes

Prod accountant: Edmund Amarasinghe

Prod co-ord: Marianne Rousseau

Studio Man: Mark Farrington

Producer Man: Erica Darby

Producer: Morgan Francis at Uli Meyer Studios, London

Voices:

References

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