Bee and PuppyCat

Hans_Tseng_logoThe original creation of Natasha Allegri, Bee and PuppyCat is a short animated cartoon. The show follows the adventures of twenty-something Bee, and the mysterious PuppyCat (Is he a puppy? A cat? Or both?) as they traverse both the reality of Bee and her lack of work, and that of PuppyCat and the fantastical realm where the pair pick up temp work.

Released by Cartoon Hangover, a branch of Channel Frederator, the show got its start through a Kickstarter campaign. Indeed the crowd funded campaign is the most successful animated Kickstarter, which I am proud to say I was a contributing member.

The show, which went into production shortly after the successful Kickstarter, is realised by Cartoon Hangover on its YouTube channel. Similar to the other Cartoon Hangover show, Bravest Warrior, the episodes lengths run at around six minutes. Due to the stretch goals reached by Kickstarter backers, the show is set to have has nine episodes in the season.

The art style of Bee and PuppyCat is similar to that of Allegri’s previous work, with the show having a very cutesy, curvy and charming aesthetic. The writing as well, is indicative of Allegri’s style with it being equal parts funny, awkward, and endearing. The show is a perfect blend of cutesy humour, engaging mystery and peculiar world creation that will make waiting for each new episode a breeze.

With episodes just starting to be released, Bee and PuppyCat is a show which will have you eagerly anticipating each new episode. If you have a spare ten minutes, why not head over to Cartoon Hangover’s Youtube channel and check out the two part pilot of Bee and PuppyCat – I promise you won’t be disappointed.

A Small Snippet of September

Small Snippet sept

This month has been a video focused one with me starting and finishing a number of shows and seasons of shows. So this month I’ve decided to feature two of the videos shows that I enjoyed but cannot be bothered to write a full post about 😉

Blandings

uu2rThe BBC show, Blandings, based on the Blandings Castle series by P.G. Wodehouse, is a funny and enjoyable watch. Set within the late 1920s of England, the show follows the Earl of Emsworth (Timothy Spall from Harry Potter fame) and the hi-jinx of his family as they deal with each other, their friends and every distant relative that turns up.

Showcasing the acting talents of Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), Mark Williams (Harry Potter), Tim Vine and the marvellous Jack Farthing, Blandings proves to a show of top performances with a star studded cast. The good natured humour of the show will have you smiling through each episode and you could no doubt find yourself using the word, Capital!

sia-1000-forms-of-fear-album-cover-1402954560Sia, 1000 Forms of Fear

Singer and songwriter, Sia has been long been a staple of Australian music, however recent release showcasing both her writing and singing have brought her to the attention of the international market. The recent release of her newest album, 1000 Forms of Fear, sees the remarkable talent of Sia displayed for all to hear.

Songs such as ‘Elastic Heart,’ ‘Fire Meet Gasoline,’ ‘Free the Animal,’ and ‘Chandelier’ (which has an amazing film clip – almost synonymous with Sia) all flow together to create an incredible album. Not only is the album incredibly polished but it is one that showcases both Sia’s amazing range but also her abilities as a songwriter. Powerful lyrics are complimented with a stunning voice that is showcased within the album.

For those unfamiliar with Sia, prepare yourself for a little weird, a little wacky but a big heart and voice.

Bravest Warriors

8170803893_8c42ee61c2_zBravest Warriors is an cartoon web-series by Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward. Each episode runs for roughly five to six minutes and despite this small run time packs in an amazing amount of engaging story-lines. Produced by Cartoon Hangover, the lovely people who are making the crowd-funded Bee and Puppycat, the show is a mixture of sci-fi, action, romance and comedy.

The show is funny and distances itself from Adventure Time through both the plot and adult nature of the show. If you have a spare ten minutes, I would highly recommend giving the first two episodes of The Bravest Warriors a go, you never know you could sit there and binge watch both seasons just like I did.