Animated comedy draws top TV talent


“It’s not scripted” is the latest in a series of comedy coups from Digimania’s production team and their growing stable of leading UK comedians. The spoof panel game show that definitely isn’t scripted was written by award-winning comedy writer, Julie Bower, who is a regular contributor to BBC comedy programmes on radio and television. She has also had short films screened at both Cannes and Bafta. Julie’s other offering for Digimania is a movie review show that offers viewer’s an expert take on the latest blockbuster releases, even though its contributors haven’t actually watched any of them. Also popular from the studio’s comedy camp has been its Entertainment News bulletin, The E Buzz featuring a tongue-in-cheek wrap up of the week’s happening celeb stories. These shows are written by Marc Blakewill and James Harris who write for the likes of Horrible Histories, Russell Howard’s Good News and Sorry, I’ve Got No Head. They received a Bafta nomination for their work on Horrible Histories and won the Fringe Report Best Comedy Writers’ Award. Digimania has developed an affinity for producing musical comedy too, with a collective album of the football songs written for their show ‘The Football Special’ (TFS) by comedian Jim Daly, released at the end of the last season. TFS recently won the 2013 EPL Talk ‘Best of the Premier League Season Award’ for Best Video Show. “I think I’m in love with Richard Osman” carries on this success outside the football arena, written by Helen Arney. Her love song, dedicated to the legendary boffin from Pointless, is the latest offering from the self-proclaimed ‘geek songstress’ who has sold out West End theatres and toured all over the UK as part of the science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd. Helen also appears in the new series of Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central. Digimania is currently partnering with creators and distributors of entertainment-focused content looking to create topical, affordable animations. Notes to Editors Digimania is changing the world of animation through its distinct blend of animation software and talent. Based in Glasgow (technology) and London (production), Digimania’s talent combine to be the most innovative and exciting animation studio in the UK. Digimania’s production processes are powered by Muvizu, the brainchild of the animation, software and technology team in Glasgow. Digimania’s London production team create animations using an unique and innovative pipeline that harnesses the power of the Muvizu tool to create excellent quality animations at revolutionary rates and speeds. They have produced content for MSN and EndemolME alongside their own You Tube and iTunes channels. Muvizuis a ground breaking animation tool that will change the way that 3D animation will be made. For all enquiries, please contact: Carole Dunlop [email protected] +44 (0)141 582 0600