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
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.  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]



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


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]


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



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