Bimble's Bucket

Bimble's Bucket

"Bimbles Bucket" was an animated cartoon shown on CITV created by Michael Jupp the creator of "The Dreamstone" and produced by Martin Gates Productions for HTV. It involved a young male animal (called Foxbits by some fans, as Bimble and the other residents of Stiltsville were fox/rabbit hybrids with rabbit ears and fox brushes for tails) named Bimble having a bucket which could grant him wishes. A small green female called Teenie Weenie lived inside the bucket. A witch called Dolly Clackhanger would try to steal the bucket from Bimble, many times, for her queen, Kak. She usually sent her gang to steal it. They consist of two Sleazians from Sleaze City who look like punk rockers called Bilge and Oiler, who usually go around on motorised pogo sticks. Dolly also has an odd loking blue creature with green hair called Sploot, who is usually Dolly's guinea pig for her magical experiments. Queen Kak is also assisted by her tax collector Mudge, another Sleazian wearing a pork pie hat. He would rather perform scientific experiments instead of collecting taxes for the queen, and he dislikes Dolly and her magic. The show ran for 2 series.

The series was later repeated on the Sky Digital channel Pop.

Voice Talents

Series 1

Julia McKenzie (Dolly Clackhanger / Narrator), Ellie Beaven (Teeny Weeny), Jonathan Kidd (Mudge / Mr. Gallypot), Gary Martin (Sploot), Lewis MacLeod (Bimble), Kate Robbins (Oiler)

Series 2

Julia McKenzie (Narrator / Dolly Clackhanger), Ellie Beaven (Teeny Weeny), Maria Darling, Sally Kinghorn, Gary Martin (Sploot), Paul Panting (Bimble), Richard Tate (Mudge / Mayor of Stiltsville)

Episode list

Series One: (25 minute episodes)

# The Beginning - First broadcast: 1/8/1994
# The Really Bad Idea - First broadcast: 1/15/1994
# Mistaken Identity - First broadcast: 1/22/1994
# The Catastrophe - First broadcast: 1/29/1994
# The Journey - First broadcast: 5/6/1994
# Pogo Time - First broadcast: 5/13/1994
# The Birds
# Marooned
# The Moon Bridge
# Nearly
# The Carpet
# Catnap
# The Return

Series Two: (10 minute episodes)

# The Cauldron – First broadcast: 2/7/1995
# The Homing Bubble
# The Fair
# Sploot’s Monster
# The Hypnopipe
# Dolly Rules
# A Question of Colours
# Keep Fit
# The Plant
# Queen Kak’s Birthday
# Invisible
# Sheep
# Pirates


Series 1

; Written by : Sue Radley and Martin Gates; Original Concept and Design by : Mike Jupp; Music Written and Composed by : Chris Caswell; Animation Directors : Simon Ward-Horner, Chris Randall, David Elvin, Greg Ingram; Directed by : Martin Gates; Dialogue Recording Engineer : Ben Leeves; Dubbing Editors : Kevin Brazier, Alan Sallabank; Dubbing Mixer : David Humphries; Sound Re-recorded at : DB Post Production; Negative Cutting : Mike Fraser; Telecine Grader : Alan Bishop; Video Editor : Neville Donochue; Film Editor : David Hillier; End Title Music by : Chris Caswell; End Title Lyrics by : Peter Pontzen, Maxine Trofftes; Vocals by : Steve Steen; Production Facilities : Moving Images International; Managing Director : Jimmy Costello; Head of Production : Louie Jhocson; SAE ROM Animation President : Kil Whan Kim; Production Assistants : Emma MacGregor, Samantha Warden, Charlotte Simpson-Orlebar; Production Secretary : Sarah Absalom; Production Co-ordinator : Robert Dunbar; Production Manager : Stuart Lock; Storyboard : Mike Jupp, Gordon Harrison, David Elvin, Keith Scoble, Greg Ingram, Bruce McNally, Marty Murphy; Timing : Paul Stibal, Dick Horn, Duncan Varley; Art Direction and Timing : Barry Macey; Edit and Story Supervisor : Sue Radley; Executive Producers : Dan Maddicot, Tom Parkhouse; Line Producer : Marion Edwards; Produced by : Martin Gates

Series 2

*Written by: Sue Radley and Martin Gates
*Original Concept and Design by: Mike Jupp
*Music Written and Composed by: Chris Caswell
*Animation Directors: Chris Randall, Vincent Woodcock
*Directed by: Martin Gates
*Dialogue Recording Engineer: Ben Leeves
*Dubbing Editors: Kevin Brazier
*Dubbing Mixers: David Humphries, Alan Sallabank
*Sound Re-recorded at: DB Post Productions
*Negative Cutting: Mike Fraser
*Telecine Grader: Zay Ring
*Video Editor: Andrew Mitchell
*Film Editor: David Hillier
*End Title Music by: Chris Caswell
*End Title Lyrics by: Peter Pontzen, Maxine Trofftes
*Vocals by: Steve Steen
*Production Facilities: SAE ROM Animation
*General Manager: Robby Beilig
*Executive Manager: Tom Funk
*Production Assistants: Emma MacGregor, Samantha Warden, Charlotte Simpson-Orlebar
*Production Secretary: Sarah Absalom
*Assistant Producer: Emma MacGregor
*Production Co-ordinator: Robert Dunbar
*Production Manager: Stuart Lock
*Image and Music Published by: Telestar Management Ltd.
*Storyboard Department: Alan Besem, Leila Park
*Storyboards: Gordon Harrison, Mike Jupp, Barry Macey, Clive Pallant, Vince James, Jez Hall, Michael Zave, Marty Murphy
*Timing: Chris Cuddington, Barry Macey
*Edit and Timing Supervisor: Sue Radley
*Executive Producers: Dan Maddicot, Tom Parkhouse
*Producer: Martin Gates

External Links

[ Mike Jupp's official homepage] [ Mike Jupp's official forum]

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