this news item is short, but decidedly sweet. "Calamity Island"
is a brand-new stop-motion series from Famous Flying
Mackinnon & Saunders. Devised by David Johnson (The
Brothers), it follows
the adventures - or indeed, misadventures -
of two inept shipwrecked sailors and the quirky inhabitants
little tropical island. Said inhabitants include
that cute, peeking
penguin, nuzzling up to the sailor boys. Butter wouldn't
But it does. And the trio get in all sorts of tangles
that will make
Now some of you may have already seen this comical trio
in action, because a pilot film has had various screenings
part of the Box
Of Delights short film compilation from ICO Films.
In fact, that compilation is screening as part of the
programme at London's Rio Cinema on 4th November
Anywho, the big news is the folks at CBeebies have
the project big time, and a 52 x 7mins series has
just gone into
So we're going to be seeing an awfully lot more of
these calamitous characters, down the line.
Mark it down in your diary, then "Calamity Island"
- Cbeebies -
2014. The official site is here,
with minimal content right now.
But it's sure to develop as we home in on the launch
date, as is
our coverage here at Toonhound!