Barney Entertainments. Ltd animation: cel animation
13 x 5mins
"Do you know where to go,
When you're feeling all alone?
It's a dog-gone world out there. Or a doggy
one, actually, because Barney and
friends are a happy-go-lucky gang
of dogs abroad in a world chock-full of canines.
Our Barney is a Sheepdog who has a
cheeky fieldmouse called Roger living in his
shaggy coat. Barney is regularly lured
by the bright lights of fame and fortune, and
wisetalking Roger is always quick to point
out various oppurtunties or shortcomings.
Barney's good friend is a dour Spaniel
called Prophet. Just like his name, he's
always forecasting trouble and strife where
e'er they roam. Then there's his
pals Desmond and Roger and Camelia,
the pretty Chihuahua. Barney is also
Uncle to two mischievous Dalmation pups.
Barney and pals traverse the world on all
fours, but they're able to visit the fair,
catch criminals, star on television,
go on holiday and many things us humans
can do. And their world is exactly
the same as ours, except that it's run by dogs.
Quite how these dogs got their paws around
the intricacies of our modern world is
anyone's guess. But they did.
This cheerful toon was produced by
John Coates and directed by Bob Balser.
Their relationship extends back to
Yellow Submarine, where
Bob was one of
the animation directors (alongside Jack
Stokes). Bob also directed episodes of
"The Addams Family" for Hanna-Barbera/Halas&Batchelor,
and worked on the
Emmy-winning adaptation of "The Lion,
The Witch and The Wardrobe" and
the "Charlie Brown" tv series.
"Barney" was animated at Bob's studio in Barcelona.
The production features a light crayoned
layout design, in the fashion of The
Snowman, the multi award-winning classic from John Coates' TVC.
Christmas Surprise Barney's
Big Spring Clean
Barney Gets Into Mischief
Barney: TV Director
Barney's Hungry Day Barney's
Barney's Treasure Hunt Barney
Goes To The Seaside
Barney's Forgotten Birthday Barney
Gets A Visitor
Barney Nabs A Crook Barney
Barney's TV Act
from an original idea by Shirley-Anne Lewis
based on characters created by Lisa kopper
John Coates director:
David Hamilton assoc producer: Claire
Derry writer: Peter
Bonnici music: Colin
Frechter music prod: Martin
Miquel Pujol, Joan Espinach, Joanne
Mike Pocock, Mike Williams backgrounds: Dean
Spille, Miguel Capuz storyboard:
Robert Balser, Miquel Pujol prod co-ord: Julio
Taltavull colour sup: Carme
Moline cameraman: Elvira
Isabel Belio, Francisca Morena, Juan Gomez,
Dario Duran, Maite Lopez, Mike Pocock,
Gooding, Ma. Elena Arias,
Humphries, Inma Puig, Milimetros,
Prods, Mike Williams recorded
& dubbed at: John
Wood Studios editors:
Jose Palleja, Taylor Grant asst editor: Mark
Edwards voices: Tim
Jan Ravens (Camelia)
Reitel (narrator / Prophet)