is the story of Rarg. A land so perfect
that the sun never rose until it was
sure that everyone was awake..."
Rarg is a perfect little world where the sky
is always blissfully blue, the birds
are always singing and everyone is inconceivably
happy. That is, until a great
discovery is made. Rarg and its population are
merely figments of a dream
being dreamt by a man called Edwin Barnes.
If something isn't done soon,
Edwin will wake and the world of Rarg will
surely disappear for ever!
is a beautiful, whimsical tale, animated in traditional 2D cel form,
Tony Collingwood and his small team at the National
Film and Television School
in Beaconsfield more than four and a half
years to create. It's difficult to write too
much about the film without spoiling things.
Suffice it to say, the Rargians
concoct a daring plan to save themselves.
The execution of this Great Plan,
the Rargians in big pink jumpsuits with matching
earmuffs and pillows on their
feet, the Intelli-babies, Nigel Hawthorne's
golden narration, it all works
wonderfully. Oh, and then there's a delightful
twist in the tale that will leave
a big pink smile on your face...
international succcess of "Rarg" enabled Tony Collingwood
to start his own
fully-fledged production outfit with producer
Chris O'Hare. Their first production
was supposed to be a sequel, but the funding
routes lead them to turn it into an
animated series called "Dream Patrol".
One quick name-change later and
Zed and the Zee Zone was born. Collingwood O'Hare have since
animated such hit British shows as Oscar's
Orchestra and Dennis and Gnasher,
They've also won BAFTA Awards for their work
on Animal Stories, Eddy
Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!, and most
recently, The Secret Show...
British Animation Awards (BAA) - Best
Chicago Intl Film Festival - Silver Plaque
2 / IMC Vision / March 2008
written, directed and animated by Tony Collingwood