Two unlikely friends explore the Amazon rainforest,
meeting new animals and understanding
the importance of their habitat.
2D animated series
52 x 7 min
Preschool up to 6
Boy & Girl
SERIES IN BRIEF:
After Colin the pigeon mistakenly falls into the Amazon Rainforest one morning, he makes firm friends with a toucan named Toco.
With the help of a Narrator, they learn about the animals they meet, the vast, diverse environment around them and, together,
make new discoveries at every turn.
Exploration & Adventure
Toco: A Toucan living in the Amazon Rainforest. He’s an older sibling figure for Colin and, although he is often sensible, he can get ahead of himself on adventures. He is eager to show Colin the diversity of the rainforest and his friends but is keen to learn new things with help from the Narrator.
Colin: A pigeon that fell into the Amazon Rainforest after getting slightly lost
(perhaps catching the wrong flight) and can’t wait to explore his new surroundings. A somewhat accident-prone day-dreamer, you can be sure that Colin will get himself into a pickle. With Toco’s help or not, Colin will find his way back in one piece, somehow.
Narrator: A gentle guide for the characters whilst on their adventures in
the forest. They are very knowledgeable and are happy to help, imparting wisdom and humour to the duo.
Small Fry is a boutique animation production company on the South Coast. The studio specialises in combining beautiful design and high end animation, with engaging narrative and character performance,
delivering unique and distinctive projects consistently.
Founded by childhood friends, Treehouse Digital is a production company specialising in high-concept, family entertainment from conception to delivery. The company
is named as one of the most creative companies in England (Daily Telegraph, 2016). Treehouse wrote, directed, and produced award-winning, Oscar-qualifying, short film Litterbugs.
Danny is a writer specialising in the kids/family genre. His credits include the feature films Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg ? and Lego Friendz: Girlz for Life. WWFor TV, he’s written for the new Thunderbirds Are Go (CiTV), Roy (CBBC), Hey Duggee and Octonauts (CBeebies), PJ Masks (Disney), amongst others.
DAVID BLANCHE / PRODUCER
CHRIS MUSSELWHITE / PRODUCER
JOURNEYS TO INCLUSION
FEATS OF MODEST VALOUR
FEATS OF MODEST VALOUR
Commissioned by Ishka Films and The Galway Film Centre, we produced 3 animated sequences to complement their live action documentary film ‘Feats of Modest Valour’.
In these sequences, we explored internal space and biological interactions present in Parkinson’s Disease. Our aim was to convey both factual and figurative perspectives within the work, settling on a painterly style.
Directed by Alice McDowell and Mia Mullarkey
Designed and animated by Small Fry Animation
COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE
DUBAI DESIGN WEEK 2016
GLOBAL GRAD SHOW 2016
For Dubai Design Week and Global Grad Show we collaborated with Forward James to produce idents and promotional footage.
Designed, and animated by Small Fry Animation
3D Animation : Josh Barlow
KCC - RELEASE THE PRESSURE
Working with Transmission Production LTD, we created a Television Ad for Kent County Council's 'Release the Pressure' campaign, designed to create awareness around mental health and suicide. Featured on BBC South East News, and other broadcast outlets regionally.
Written and directed by : Transmission Production LTD
Animated by : Small Fry Animation
An informational video, using 2D puppet animation, on how to thrive in the workplace.
Written and produced by Milo Cremer Eindhoven
Directed,designed, and animated by Small Fry Animation
Small Fry is a boutique animation studio in Boscombe, UK. Currently formed of 5 artists, David Blanche, Tess Atkins, Hubert Forgeot, Andy Stevens and Rufus Dexter.
The studio was established in 2016 and is quickly gaining momentum.
We specialise in creative design, storytelling and bespoke animated content.
Check out our work page to see our latest projects, you can also keep up to date with Small Fry Animation by following us on Twitter,
Instagram and through our blog.
Director, Producer, Animator
An original Founder, David has worked on a number of high end commercial and cultural animated works. He is an award winning animation director and has picked up awards both home and abroad, with screenings in Encounters, Aesthetica
He often approaches projects from both narrative and documentary angles, and is comfortable to work in a variety of styles and mediums.
Graduating from a Masters scholarship from Bournemouth University, Tess helped found Small Fry
and currently heads up both the 2D and 3D animation
in the company. A talented and successful animation director, Tess has enjoyed recognition internationally with her short "Amore". She is currently heading
the development of a children's series with Small Fry and is our leading animator on multiple projects for clients internationally.
Director, Art Director
Co-founder and graphic designer, Hubert helped develop the style and imagery of many of our projects form documentary work on Parkinsons' Disease and LGBTI rights to corporate media works.
Coming from French art college, ESAG Penninghen, Hubert brings a cohesive, design led approach to the studio.