Pib and Pog

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Pib and Pog is the name of both a short film and a series of shorts created by Aardman Animations.

The animation is set up like a typical pre-school programme, introduced by a soft-spoken narrator who translates what the characters say to the audience. However, as the show goes on, it gradually turns into a black comedy where the characters attempt to harm each other constantly - like shooting each other in the stomach with guns, kicking each other in the buttocks, sticking each other's heads in concentrated sulphuric acid, sawing each other in half and blowing each other up with cannons. After the show has finished, the "actors" (the same characters with a more worn-out expression) break character and reveal themselves to be much older and grumpier than the characters they portray.

The characters were later used in an advertising campaign for Dairylea products on UK television, and made a cameo in the eighth episode of Rex the Runt.[1]

Short film (1995)[edit]

Pib and Pog is a 6-minute animated short film made by Peter Peake for Aardman Animations which originally aired on Channel 4 in 1995.

Pib and Pog
Directed by Peter Peake
Produced by Peter Lord (executive producer)
Carla Shelley (producer)
David Sproxton (executive producer)
Written by Peter Peake
Music by Mike Prudence
Cinematography Dave Alex Riddett
Edited by Helen Garrard
Production
company
Distributed by Channel 4 Television Corporation (1995) (UK) (TV)
Northern Arts Entertainment (1996) (USA) (all media)
Release date
7 January 1995 (UK)
10 April 1996 (New York City)
Running time
6 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Cast[edit]

  • Joanna Wake - Narrator (voice)
  • Nigel Betts - Pib (voice)
  • Roy Macready - Pog (voice)

Critical reception[edit]

Pib and Pog received a rating of 7.1/10 from 216 users on IMDb.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

This is a list of awards and nominations of Pib and Pog.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1995 Carla Shelley and Peter Peake BAFTA Film Award for Best Short Animated Film Nominated
1995 Peter Peake[3] Edinburgh International Film Festival award for Best New British Animation Won

Series (2006)[edit]

In 2006, five additional shorter episodes were made in association with the BBC and were available to watch online at AtomFilms until it was absorbed into Comedy Central. All Pib and Pog episodes can now be seen on YouTube as of August 2012.

Cast[edit]

Credits[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Dentist

Too many sweets had taken their toll on Pog so Pib turns to dentitry and removes the tooth then fills Pog's mouth shut.

Peter's Room

Pib and Pog find chocolate that makes Pib sick so Pog staples Pib's mouth shut but Pib barfs through his eyes.

X Factor

Pib auditions to become a contestant on the X Factor and Pog plays Simon Cowell. Pog gives Pib negative feedback then Pib blows Pog's head off with a microphone.

The Kitchen

Pog lets Pib lick the whisk he used to make a cake with and Pib's tongue gets stuck in it. Pib then cuts Pog's face off with a knife and it lands in the cake.

Daddy's Study

Pib and Pog find a porno DVD in Daddy's Study. They watch some of the film then Pib throws the disc and it pierces Pog's head.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Pib and Pog". 7 January 1995. Retrieved 20 October 2017 – via www.imdb.com. 
  3. ^ "Pib and Pog". Retrieved 20 October 2017 – via www.imdb.com. 

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