Funky Valley is home to a host of hopping-mad farm
animals. There's Dippy
the dreamy cow, buslting Clara the hen, the
far-too sensible pig called Porker,
bossy Daphne duck and the neurotic sheep Fleecie,
and they're aided and
abetted by Hoot, the owl with lots of not-so
clever ideas. All the critters share a
common trait. They're too cream-headed to
fit in to a regular farmyard. But
here in Funky Valley they can run amok with
their wild schemes and crazy
notions, well, till the cows come home...
This frisky series comes to us from Sara
and Simon Bor and their production
outfit Honeycomb Animation. Funky Valley has
a suitably funky design.
It's made up of swatches of landscape.
It's a torn paper patchwork akin to a
kid's collage. And there's some equally funky narration
by that off-the-wall
actor and comedian Mark Williams. There's something
so special about his
brilliant Brummie accent. A madness lurking
just beneath the surface. He's
got the perfect voice. Little wonder the show's
been a hit on Five, where it
airs as part of the morning Milkshake! line-up...
Series co-writer Alan Plenderleith has previously brought us the
of The Odd Squad...
Valley" has hit the spot with the bosses of UK broadcaster
because a spin-off
- "Funky Town" - has now been commissioned...
There's no standalone UK release for
the show right now, but the
Over The Moon" is included in this frothy
Milkshake! compilation: Milkshake!
2 / 2 Entertain
/ June 2007
created, designed and directed
by Sara and Simon Bor
and technical co-ordinator
animation and production co-ordinator
and Sara Bor scripts: Allan
Plenderleith, Sara Bor,
Bor music: Ed
Welch animation: Lloyd
Harrison, Dan Mitchell,
Phillips, Owain Roberts,
Rose, Casey Fulton,
Buckler, Nick Price sound: Paul
Roberts editor: Paul
Brown prod accountant: Melanie
English narrator: Mark