Groundbreaking interactive Stop-Motion cartoon comes to iPad and iPhone.
Globbert is the innovative new animated comedy app from Randall & Silk.
This new cartoon star is a friendly ball of slime who enjoys a quiet life. Sadly, it keeps getting interrupted by The Noisy Things.
Now you control the animated action. Squash Globbert, let him go, STOP THE NOISE!
Stop Motion Pro made the file handling and version controlling really easy. It makes life easier when you have such intuitive rotoscoping and camera tools available to maintain consistency across all the granular pieces of action.
Chris Randall takes us through the exciting new Randall & Silk interactive game, “Globbert”:
It’s a whole new stop-motion experience” comments Birmingham based co-creator Chris Randall.
“I grew up with shows like Trapdoor. In Globbert we’ve combined those same craft borne principles with the high energy antics of a Tex Avery cartoon.’
Chris Randall’s innovative stop-motion creations are regularly seen on television. His film ‘The Mechanical Musical Marvel’ was nominated for a BAFTA. Randall’s commercial viral for Pilsner Urquel (see videos below) was animated using a stunning paper model technique, and won a British Animation Award.
“Every element of Globbert was created using a stop-motion model set. From the Manhole Menu Screen to Globbert’s pet tentacle. We animated all of this by hand in Stop Motion Pro. To make Globbert’s world believably interactive we had to segment or ‘block’ all the fluid pieces of animation into thousands of separate chunks that could then be composited and pieced together in iOS for hundreds of random eventualities. Stop Motion Pro made the file handling and version controlling really easy. It makes life easier when you have such intuitive rotoscoping and camera tools available to maintain consistency across all the granular pieces of action. To optimise the assets in portrait for iPhone as well as in landscape for the iPad, we could customise the safe area guides to see where assets from one device could be re-used again, making for a more efficient workflow. Since shooting, it’s taken over two years to create, and it was absolutely worth it.”
The first interactive stop-motion animated app of it’s kind.
Globbert is now available for the iPad and iPhone in the App Store.
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THE CAST:Globbert also features Big Reg, Sharky, Purple the Pet Tentacle, and Little Bo (she lives in the cistern). Their subterranean world is filled with wild new contraptions that help Globbert in his quest for quiet.
AN ANIMATED FEAST FOR THE EARS:“Cartoon chickens, yodelling, and a foot-tapping theme tune; it’s a big stack of cartoon fun.” says co-creator & sound designer Marc Silk.”I’m a huge fan of the great British tradition of stop-motion animation.From Bagpuss to Wallace and Grommit; it’s very exciting to have brought this fantastic form of entertainment to iPad and iPhone.”Marc Silk is a Birmingham based animation, film and game voice-actor.Marc’s characters include Johnny Bravo, Aks Moe in Star Wars: Episode 1, Scooby Doo, Pingu, Roary the Racing car, and he’s the voice of Bob The Builder in America.Games roles include F1 Race Stars, Overlord & the BAFTA winning Black and White.“We’ve created a new form of digital toy that still makes us laugh out loud. We’ve even made Globbert ticklish!”
Second Home Studios work for Pilsner Urquell: