Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Terrible Tim





At Uli Meyer Animation we recently completed 4 two minute short films for Nickelodeon UK. Terrible Tim is a greedy little boy who has a severe flatulence problem! I designed, directed & storyboarded it. I also did the layout & the background design. Then we had four great Flash animators do an episode each - Michael Schlingmann, Joe Mulligan, Manu Roig & Matt West.
Based on original poems by Brian Boyle, the project was a lot of fun & is on air now.

24 comments:

Boris Hiestand said...

it looks like a lot of fun indeed. would love for you to show me when I get over there

The Original Dangster said...

Dang dude, Tim reminds me so much of myself at a young age..the only difference is that I was drinking by age 10..But everything else is spot on.

Kick ass stuff...Think I can get some royalties?

alberto mielgo said...

looks great, Matt, and a lot of fun.
Congratulations for the project.
I wish I have sky...

Elliot said...

Yah - good work and congrats!
Always pleasing to hear about something not only getting off the ground, but being completed!
Huzzah!

Kristian Antonelli said...

thanks so much for the coment you left on my blog. I will take your advise and contact Miss Quinn. Thankyou again kristian

AndyMurray said...

This is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!

UM said...

I was the first one to comment on this post and now the comment is gone! This keeps happening, don't know why.
Anyhow, what I said was: My kids just love 'Terrible Tim' and so do I! Thank you so much for your hard work. One of the highlights in 2005.
Hope we will do more.

Smook said...

You guys seem to work on some fun stuff! What animation should be, FUN!

Matt J said...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. We've been real lucky working on jobs like this for Nickelodeon. The Clapping Song was a similar joyous experience. Because they're not commercials & there's no product to sell I've been allowed pretty free reign on these gigs. They dig my style & let pretty much let us alone to get on with it. As soon as you get the commercial pressures & you start changing colours, smiles, eyes, attitudes, 'make him mischievous yet innocent & playful' scenario it starts sapping my will to draw & create.
I've virtually no experience in feature animation but can only imagine how much more magnified it can be. Most people of an artistic nature must be driven up the wall!
TERRIBLE TIM went down well with NICK so hopefully they'll commission some more?

alberto mielgo said...

oh man,
the man with the red nose...is so cool.

alberto mielgo said...

..ant the pig!!!!

Steve Daye said...

This looks great! You can tell that you had fun!

Dan Thompson said...

great character designs! Seems like a lot of fun to work on.

Chhuy-Ing said...

Hey! Funny design!

Drazen said...

looks great!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Terribly good Tim old chap! A very nice style to add to the studio- any Merchandise in the pipeline?

eendar said...

wonderful sketches, love those piggies!! :D

AndyMurray said...

Get in touch yer lazy git!!

the doodlers said...

Hi Matt! Where can us Canadians see this? It looks like t'was fun to do..

limbolo said...

I hope as many people as possible get to see the adventures of farting Tim. We all love to fart and a celebration of this everyday pleasure is long overdue.
...It's a gas.

Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA!! These are great!

Matt J said...

The feedback is most welcome folks. Hopefully we can get some Quicktime clips of TIM up on the Uli Meyer Animation studio website so that it can be seen outside the UK.

Stef said...

That looks like a great project! great designs, I love it. Don't you animate on flash too monsieur Jones?

JonJones said...

Matt animate in Flash?

he doesn't know how to boil a kettle!!!!