Wednesday, June 21, 2006

MONSTER Vs. MONSTER

I am trawling through old work at the moment putting together a showreel that I can stick up on YouTube (hence the nostalgia posting of late). I thought I'd share this; Monster Vs. Monster.

Again a Carney/Culbard collaboration/abomination. This was for Nickelodeon over here in the UK and apparently they still show it from time to time.

We made seven one minute episodes of this strange homage to Toho monster movies and WWWF wrestling. A brother and sister conjure monsters from beneath their beds to fight one another. We had mouldy cheese sandwich monsters, snot rags, a monster with a glass of milk for a head; all manner of delightfully surreal combinations.

There was at one point the possibility of more being commissioned and more designs were made, but sadly a second series was never acquisitioned. You can probably still catch it on Nickelodeon (if you're more observant than I am), or you can pop along to the Picasso Pictures website (if you have a Flash player) and follow the onscreen menu to "directors" and then to "Ian Culbard" where you'll find it along with a few other bits from the reel.

6 comments:

paulhd said...

That's some cool monster action! I loves monsters.

Jo Bling said...

No chance of getting this screened on here? Seed and I managed to get CURIOUS COW available to be screened online, with a clear copyright to NICK alongside. You might even be able to show BUGBOY. Worth asking fella...

animonger said...

You got some really great work here!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Much appreciated. Shall see what other monsters I have lurking.

Danny said...

Ahh... Monster fights! Wicked stuff! Shame about the second series not happening though... Would have given me another reason to tune in to Nick than Spongebob!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Thanks Danny. Yeah, pity about no second season.

Spongebob's a great show. The funniest episode for my money was when Bob was learning to drive and his instructor was a stressed out puffer fish who inflated everytime he hit something and would then say, in a slow, deep voice, "Oh, Spongebob, why?" So, so very funny. Might I recommend also "Rocko's Modern Life", on which Spongebob creator, Stephen Hillenburg was a writer and storyboard artist. Same anarchic quality time.