The Blobs


The Blobs

"The Blobs" is an animated television series based on the books by DC Thomson, published in 1980. It tells the story of a community of colorful paint-splash characters who live in Paintbox Land. The 26-episode series was originally produced in 1998 by Siriol Animation in Wales, where Jane Horrocks voiced all of the characters. The series was purchased by TV Ontario in 1999, and was the re-voiced by Julie Zwillich for the North American market.

Content

Jane Horrocks and Julie Zwillich narrate the show in their own voices and affect different voices for all the characters. The blobs usually have a problem to solve that involves helping others, learning not to be afraid, getting lost, etc. They can change their shapes at will. Paintbox Land is ruled by a king, Royal Blue, and is bothered by a pesky witch, Inky Black. The show has an old-fashioned animated look which stays true to the books by DC Thomson.

The animation pre-production was prepared by Siriol Scotland and the animation production itself completed at Siriol Production's main animation studios in Mount Stuart Square, Bute Town (now Cardiff Bay), Cardiff, Wales, UK.

Characters

*Fizzy Orange
*Puppy Purple
*Grumbly Green
*Royal Blue
*Princess Powder Blue
*Sailor Blue
*Mousy Brown
*Piggy Pink
*Primrose Yellow
*Inky Black
*Ghostly White
*Chocolate Brown
*Poppy Red
*Rainbow Blob
*Grubby Grey
*Giant Blob
*Floury White
*Canary Yellow
*Spotty Blob
*Vincent Van Blob
*The Blob Cats

Episodes

# The Purple Puppy-Cat
# Poppy Red Pops Up
# The Everlasting Rainbow
# Where's Canary Yellow
# Inky's Party Trick
# Untidy Piggy Pink
# Birthday Blues
# Fizzy Orange's Missing Fizz
# Cheese Sweet Cheese
# The Homeless Giant
# Ghostly White's Ghastly Night
# A Change For Grubby Grey
# Hats Off For Grumbly Green
# Seasick Sailor Blue
# Hide 'n Spook
# Ghostly White's Hiccupy Haunting
# A welcome for Chocolate Brown
# A Race for Royal Blue
# Singer of the Year
# Inky's New Broomstick
# Sneezy Princess Powder Blue
# Have You Seen Olive Green
# Puppy Purple's very Silly Day
# Unhappy Spotty Blob
# Rock A Bye Grumbly
# Floury White's Enormous Loaf

Credits

*Narrated by: Jane Horrocks
*Written by: Robin Lyons, Andrew Offiler
*Music: Ian Nicholls
*Animation: Les Orton, Patrick Savage, Mike Price, Dick Horn, Manuel Rodriguez, Paul Donnellan, Alan Green, Robert Brown,
*Inbetweeners: Steve John,
*Backgrounds: David McQuillan, Mike Wall
*Layout: Tom Bailey
*Storyboard Artists: Andrew Offiler, Wayne Thomas, Keith Scoble, Trevor Ricketts, Tom Bailey, Andy Janes
*Tracers:
*Painting: Denis Ryan,
*Rostrum Camera: Christian
*Recording Studio: Saunders & Gordon
*Dubbing Mixer: Andrew Sears
*Film Editing:
*Production: Adrian Jenkins (assistant), Rachel Roullier (supervisor), Harley Jones (accountant), Mike Robinson (manager)
*Unit Director: Martin Dixon
*Studio Coordinator: Lynne Stockford
*Executive Producers: Walter Fearn, Bob McGregor
*Produced by: Robin Lyons
*Directed by: Wayne Thomas

External links

* [http://www.siriol-productions.com/blobs.htm Siriol Productions]
* [http://www.toonhound.com/blobs.htm The Blobs @ Toonhound.com]


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