Are you ready to listen? OK here goes! On a listening adventure with the Hearios!
The Hearios is an animated series aimed at a pre-school audience featuring a family of musical moles who are discovering the joy that can be unlocked through the art of active listening. The series, featuring a mixture of stop motion animation and live action, follows the adventures of the Hearios, who live deep underground in a quiet world where listening is not just a skill it is a way of life.
Based upon an idea by children's author Ann Bryant, who has been working with the team at ALT Animation to develop it into an animated series, The Hearios was showcased at Cartoon Forum in 2019 and has been developed with financial assistance from Northern Ireland Screen and BFI's The Young Audiences Content Fund. With a number of scripts already completed we also have an animatic for a pilot episode available upon request in both English and Scots Gaelic.
Format: 52 x 7 mins
Audience: 2 - 4
A feature length animation set in Neolithic Orkney that follows the adventures of a young boy and his quest to save his civilisation from a cataclysmic disaster. Set in a land steeped in tradition and mysticism, the animated adventure aims to shed light on archeological mysteries that have been unsolved for 5,000 years and will try and answer the question that has puzzled historians for years - why did this advanced civilisation with their impressive stone edifices, which pre-dated Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Egypt, suddenly just disappear from existence.
The project is the creation of Writer/Illustrator and native Orcadian Alex Leonard, and we are delighted to have secured development funding from Creative Europe in May 2020. We plan to collaborate with a number of award-winning studios around Europe to produce a script and animated trailer for this exciting new feature which will be available in the summer of 2021.
Format: Feature length
Audience: Family Audience
Wow Cow is the host of the most a-moo-zing talk show on TV!
The 2D animated series will follow the exploits of Wow Cow on her talk show where she interviews anyone and everything, from a volcano or a washing machine to a snail or a sky scraper. The guest list is endless! Through her boundless enthusiasm and curiosity, Wow Cow is able to get her guests to reveal the extraordinary things about themselves that make them special. She will then throw herself into all kinds of unlikely feats as she tries to emulate her guests so that she can prove just how AMAZING they are (often with disastrous consequences for the cast and crew of her show!)
Wow Cow is a funny and fact-filled extravaganza which will inspire its young audience to find the Wow in everything!
Featured at Cartoon Forum in Sept 2018, the series has been developed with assistance from Northern Ireland Screen and is a co-development with the award winning producer Avalon Television.
Format: 52 x 7 mins
Audience: 5 - 7
Whatever Happened to the Wuzzlegumps
They were the biggest stars in preschool television. The Wuzzlegumps had it all - Dolls! Tours! Spaghetti Shapes! Then one fateful day, it all disappeared. Five years after their show's cancellation, the group's star, AJ, returns from exile with one goal in mind - get her show back. It'll be tough - she was the one responsible for the show's cancellation after all - but AJ didn't get to where she is by being a quitter. The plan: get her friends back together to be in her buzz-creating documentary and answer the question that's been on everyone's mind - Whatever happened to the Wuzzlegumps?
ALT Animation is developing this comedy for adults along with writer and creator Matthew Bradley. A ten minute short film (available on request), featuring the voice talents of Emmy Blotnick, Joel Kim Booster & Guy Branum was produced as part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Creative Animation scheme, with a series bible produced afterwards as we progress with development into a series.
Format: 10 x 30 mins
Audience: Adult Comedy