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.
Short film (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|
|Distributed by||Channel 4 Television Corporation (1995) (UK) (TV)
Northern Arts Entertainment (1996) (USA) (all media)
|7 January 1995 (UK)
10 April 1996 (New York City)
- Joanna Wake - Narrator (voice)
- Nigel Betts - Pib (voice)
- Roy Macready - Pog (voice)
Awards and nominations
This is a list of awards and nominations of Pib and Pog.
|1995||Carla Shelley and Peter Peake||BAFTA Film Award for Best Short Animated Film||Nominated|
|1995||Peter Peake||Edinburgh International Film Festival award for Best New British Animation||Won|
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.
- Joanna Wake as the Narrator
- Andrew Wilson as Pib and Pog (noise)
- Peter Peake as the Director
- Nigel Betts as Pib (talking)
- Roy Macready as Pog (talking)
- Music: Mike Prudence
- Sound Editor: Andrew Wilson
- Animation: Ian Whitlock, Maxine Guest, Simon Quinn, Tricia Budd, John MacLeavy
- Model Makers: Tim Farrington, Jack Goodyear
- Camera: John Bradley, Glenn Hall
- Graphics: Ceri Davies
- Production Assistant: Jo Allen
- Film Editor: Helen Garrard
- Director of Photography: Dave Alex Riddett
- Executive Producers: Peter Lord, David Sproxton
- Produced by: Carla Shelley
- Written and Directed by: Peter Peake
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.