April 2021

CULT ADULT CARTOON DUO SWITCH TO KIDS ANIMATION FOR BOOK

DEBUT SIMPSONS WRITER AND ANIMATION DIRECTOR TAKE ON CHILDREN’S PICTUREBOOKS

Albert climbing a rock

by Ian Brown

Animation by Eoin Clarke

Two of the team behind cult adult cartoons The Bruvs have made the switch to children’s animation with the launch of the animated ebook Albert Upside Down.

Aimed at a very different audience to The Bruvs, the Albert ebooks are about a loveable tortoise needing help from garden creatures to get back onto his feet.

The Bruvs, on the other hand, is about a family of London villains led by brothers Doug and Den Bruv. They usually end up bashing the daylights out of each other whether they’re going to the dentist, seeking culture at a gallery, visiting the bank or watching a natural history show on TV.

The link between the two is TV writer, producer Ian Brown and award-winning animation director, Eoin Clarke.

Brown is a former journalist turned TV writer and producer who has written for The Simpsons. His other credits include Top Gear, The South Bank Show and This Is Your Life. He’s written or produced for the likes of Harrison Ford, Pierce Brosnan, Simon Cowell, George Lucas, Bob Monkhouse, Davina McCall, Paul Whitehouse, Gordon Ramsay, Ross Kemp, Jamie Oliver, Bruce Forsyth and YouTubers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee.

Clarke has story-boarded for Ray Harryhausen and is part of the team behind animation for CBBC’s Operation Ouch and opening titles for Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.

Over a thirty-year career in the animation industry as a director, animator and storyboard artist, his directorial work across films, commercials and documentaries have garnered thirty awards. Clients include the BBC, Channel 4 and the BFI.

The pair met about ten years ago and decided to self-fund The Bruvs to bring them to life. There are now more than forty short cartoons on The Bruvs youtube channel. A dozen episodes were taken up by the UK television channel Dave, becoming the channel’s first animations and first short content. The episodes also ran on their streaming service UKTVplay.

Albert and Ian with an advanced copy

— To be continued in our April 2021 issue of Cut Frame Magazine. —

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Links:

Albert Upside Down animated ebook trailer:  Albert Upside Down – Animated eBook – YouTube

Picturebook details: www.graffeg.com/products/albert-upside-down 

Albert on Twitter: @Alberttortoise

The Bruvs – Twitter: @TheBruvsTV 

The Bruvs – Facebook: @TheBruvsTV

The Bruvs YouTube: The Bruvs – YouTube 

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