Imp on TV

Series of short animation clips starring Julian as 'Bob' the long suffering brother of the Imp (played by Stephen Mangan)

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Imp on TV

Postby minimarsbar » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:20 pm

Just got this copy of The Stage and reading between the lines I think it's on the cards to be shown.

The Imp - pure but incompetent evil
Every now and then a little something comes along that just makes you smile, and The Imp is one of them. This darling creature is actually evil incarnate, but well, to be honest despite his best (or worst) intentions he’s just not very good at it.

Its being billed as a kids thing, with the first series already snatched up by Cartoon Network USA and Disney Japan, but as with a few children’s shows this definitely has an adult appeal… particularly if, like me, you chuckled away at Pinky and the Brain while babysitting your kid sister. What? It was an educational and bonding experience for both of us.

For us folk in the know, The Imp has been floating around hyperspace for a little while, and has quite a fanbase and even has a cult following on site of the moment YouTube. In what can only be described as ingenious casting, Green Wing favourites Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt, provide the voices of The Imp and his sidekick brother Bob as they hatch ill conceived plots to spread evil across the world.

The television series will be in 3D but I have to say I think there is something quite charming about the flat black and white animation. I reckon it will be a sure fire hit before you can say “The same thing we do every night, try to take over the world”.

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Postby Hells » Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:46 pm

As far as I know, they're still waiting for someone to buy it up in the UK. They are taking it to MIPCOM next month, where they will be trying to sell it to broadcasters here. They have sold it to Disney Japan and Cartoon Network USA as you said, but no one here yet.
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Postby minimarsbar » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:17 am

Looks like it's going to be on in the UK later this year :P

http://www.c21media.net/resources/detai ... icle=35395

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Postby goshandcrikey » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:20 am

thanks for that best get my freeview sorted cos we all know the bbc won't buy it. Too busy spending my licence fee on the grand national and neighbours :twisted:
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Postby curlybeach » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:58 pm

Yesssss! *punches air with fist*
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Postby faeriequeen » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:53 pm

Yays! I do love The Imp! :D


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