Alka Seltzer

Alka-Seltzer (c) Passion Pictures/Abbot Mead Vickers 1997

Plink Plink Fizz!

This tequila worm clearly "had one too many".

Animal Shelf

52 x 10 minute episodes.

The stories tell of the exciting adventures of five cuddly toys who live on a shelf in Timothy’s bedroom, each with a distinct personality of their own. Pre-school model animation adapted from the books written and illustrated by Ivy Wallace.


Twenty-six-minute model animation directed by award-winning Rory Bresnihan. The film was financed by The Irish Film Board, RTE and The Film Council, and is voiced by Alfred Molina, Dom Irrera and Michael McElhatton. It premiered at the Cork Film Festival where it won the audience award.

Bill and Ben

Produced by Cosgrove Hall for the BBC.

At the bottom of a garden, in two large flowerpots, live BILL and BEN, who are lively, mischievous and playfully, good-natured characters made from .... flowerpots!

Always together, they have fun, play tricks and create well-meaning mayhem everywhere in the garden, helped and hindered by their many friends, chief of which is their wise advisor, WEED, who has grown between their flowerpot homes.

Brisk Tea

Production company Loose Moose said : "All our puppets are hand-made. For the Brisk campaign, they were made by manikin moguls Mackinnon and Saunders The process starts with a bespoke metal skeleton frame, which is coated in foam rubber and then latex before being painted. The designs feature fingers with knuckles and adjustable eyebrows, so they can be very expressive.

Another reason for the success of the series is the use of real celebrity voices, with stars such as James Brown, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone helping out. Unfortunately, actors - approved by their respective estates - had to do Elvis and Bruce Lee".

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Cabbage Patch Kids

The New Kid - Cabbage Patch Kids
Famous Flying Films / Original Appalachian Artworks Inc. 1994

Chips Ahoy


Curious Cow

Six 30-second interstitials by Curtis Jobling, produced at M&S for Nickelodeon UK.

Engie Benjy

Engie Benjy... is a brightly coloured, simply styled and fantastical vehicle show for very young children, using model animation.
It is a series of entertaining, simple and impossible stories, set in and around an imaginative and unrealistic garage, where Engie Benjy, Dan the Van and Jollop the dog – all live, work and play together. In the course of each story, Engie Benjy, Dan and Jollop rescue, problem-solve and usually save the day for Dan’s vehicle friends and their endearing, childlike ‘owners’.

Spaceship, Plane, Bus, Boat, Bike and Tractor, all need to call on the rescue team at some time or other, usually to get them out of some scrape or adventure into which they or their owners have stumbled.

This is a world in which anything can happen. Where planes go out to play, woodland trees take off into the sky, and double-decker buses need holidays. What can and cannot happen in the world of Engie Benjy, Dan the Van and Jollop, is bounded only by the limits of a small child’s virtually limitless imagination.