Purple and Brown

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Purple and Brown
Purple and brown logo.png
Written by Rich Webber
Directed by Rich Webber
Composer(s) Mark Thomas
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Ben Lock
Jacqueline White
Editor(s) Mike Percival
Production company(s) Aardman Animations
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Website

Purple and Brown is a British stop-motion animated short television series devised and directed by Rich Webber and edited by Mike Percival.[1] The series first aired November 2005, on the Nickelodeon's United Kingdom channel, and later became a staple on the American Nickelodeon network as part of its former Nick Extra short program.[2]

Background[edit]

The series was devised and is directed by Webber and edited by Percival,[1] who also offer the voices of the characters. The series was initially set to launch on 13 February 2006, on Nickelodeon's channel in the United Kingdom.[3]

Purple and Brown is a creation of Aardman, who are more widely known for animating Wallace and Gromit, Creature Comforts, Angry Kid and Morph.[3]

Storyline[edit]

The storyline is led by the characters of two clay blob friends, one purple and the other brown, who get caught in ridiculous situations. Purple and Brown don't speak, but they understand everything.[4] Despite any given predicament, the duo can never help but giggle with a low, recognizable laugh.

Reception[edit]

In 2007, Cartoon Brew offered a mild criticism of Aardman's recent work, but wrote that Purple and Brown marked "a wonderful return to their roots", and that the concept is "beautifully animated and hilariously executed".[5]

Episodes[edit]

  1. Snowman (2005) - 15 seconds
  2. Spaghetti (2005) - 19 seconds
  3. Weewee (2005) - 21 seconds
  4. Irish Jig (2005) - 54 seconds
  5. Seagull (2005) - 22 seconds
  6. Christmas (2005) - 59 seconds
  7. Big Green Thing (2006) - 1 minute and 2 seconds
  8. Alien 2 (2006) – 11 seconds
  9. Magic Ball (2006)
  10. Beardly (2007) - 11 seconds
  11. Sleep (2007) - 1 minute and 2 seconds
  12. Balloon (2007) - 22 seconds
  13. Hammer (2007) - 11 seconds
  14. Beach Ball (2007) - 12 seconds
  15. Color (2008) - 7 seconds
  16. Sun Screen (2008) - 9 seconds
  17. Paint (2008) - 11 seconds

Deleted[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Weekend Spy: Job Spec – Rich Webber". Digital Spy. 25 February 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Purple And Brown". Big Cartoon DataBase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Ryan Ball (9 February 2006). "Aardman’s Purple and Brown to Color Nick U.K.". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Aardman paints Nickelodeon's Purple and Brown". Digital Arts. 22 March 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Amid (7 February 2007). "Purple And Brown". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "2006 BAFTA winners". BAFTA. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Jason Deans (27 November 2006). "CiTV buoyed by Bafta wins". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "BRITISH ACADEMY CHILDREN’S FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS" (PDF). BAFTA. The Guardian. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

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