ago we ran a piece on an up and coming web animation site
out of New Zealand called Mukpuddy.com.
Heavily influenced by giants old and new like Tex Avery and
John Kricfalusi, the gang at Mukpuddy (still swearing to me
that that isn't some dirty kiwi slang) have currently rested
their fate on two series: Skid & Hokey, and Dirk Banzai,
Secret Agent Lemur.
we first checked in with them, a lot has happened for Mukpuddy.
The site has added a few episodes. A piece on them appeared
in Animation Magazine. And they've whispered echoes of rumors
of possibilities involving a well-known American cable outlet
that we can't identify for now, except to say that it might
sound something like Farmoon Wetberk.
various reasons (mainly "the day job"), I'd resisted
going back, and then they got me with this e-Christmas card.
don't really get Skid & Hokey. That's okay; you might.
But I'm going to freely admit to having laughed out loud at
the first two chapters of Dirk Banzai's first official adventure:
Banzai has a voice (and a magnificent singing voice, too),
and the lag time on some of the jokes seems to have been fixed.
But for me, best of all, I get it. Be sure to watch over the
closing credits, as the plot advances a little bit through
voice-over, with a couple of non sequitirs that kill.
Christmas, you guys, and thanks for keeping at me. Let's hope
we hear a lot more from Mukpuddy in 2003.