These are an amusing selection of watercolour upgrades that we completed for various collectors. Every year you have the option to buy one of these upgrades. All you do is tell us a subject and we will create a bespoke A5 cartoon for you to enjoy. The option is available on our store should you wish to grab one for yourself!
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We have a large back catalogue of cartoons we've created, you will be able to find more on our weekly blog entries over the coming year plus we will be showing some of the behind the scenes work that goes into the creation of the cartoon pieces both for the calendar and the more personalised pieces.
Probably not something you expect to be on this site but we did spend over ten years working on several cartoon series with an estimated production cost of £24 million until Brexit absolutely devastated overseas investment in the animation industry bringing to an end a very exciting period for us that ran parallel to everything we did in the galleries. The animation series was shelved indefinitely and the ten years of work we put into this got popped into mothballs.
This is the first time we have allowed a lot of this work to be seen; it's not like anything else we had tackled previously to doing this and we had to learn on our feet as we made our way through the animation industry and although most creations are Impossimal in feel the execution is radically different.
Below are some of the initial ideas and designs that went into the productions. Test animations were made at various stages and we worked with several high profile animation companies responsible for some of the worlds most memorable cartoons. Voice actors sent us samples, freelance writers and animators bombarded us with additional material and we were listed as one of the top ten most anticipated animation series in the world. Initial Ideas included scripts written by industry professionals which went from an Impossimal world based entirely on the paintings to secret agent Impossimals in a Simpsons environment through to Impossimal cows trapped in a world of fields. We created entire universes populated with fish, birds, dogs, cats, telephones and badgers. Forests filled with Cuddlehugs, baddies hell bent on warping time and a disco loving Frankenboogie. It really was a magically creative time at Impossimal HQ.
All the work was done digitally using some of the latest software at the time, Toonboom, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier and InDesign using the latest Wacom pen system was the studio favourite, leading to some wonderful creations to come out of Impossimal HQ.
If you're reading this and are interested in licencing any of our back catalogue for products or have the ability to take any of our creations to a fully fledged animation series then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
You can find some of the additional spin-off creations below, all produced with full style guides and world creation which are ready to go as off the shelf licensed products looking for homes.
A cut-out collection of loveable characters that live in a toybox contained in a world made out of pyjamas who manage dreams and banishing nightmares for children everywhere.
Two younger creations that exist in the same world as the Impossimals but on opposing sides of the planet, both creations address common issues such as eco awareness, friendship, body acceptance and being different. A feature packed 30 fully developed characters exist for the Bimps, and 40 for the opposing Moppytops along with a complete land to live in. They were created to be part of a bolt on addition to the bigger brand but now stand alone in their own rights.
Always on the move Frankenboogie just can't stop getting into scrapes as his dancing boots catapult him through the crazy world of Otto P Pluffinfluff's prance studio. Otto tries tirelessly to find the perfect the boogie companion to Frankenboogies boundless energy but never anticipates Frankenboogies random approach to solving daily problems.Created to help children embrace a healthy lifestyle through play, Frankenboogie is the sum of all his incredible dancing parts as the ultimate companion to fidgety fitness fun.