MTV2 to Feature Naturist Cartoon
MTV takes Aardman's naked Aussie
MTV2 is bringing the exploits of Aardman Animations' hallucinogen-taking, roller-skating Australian naturist, Big Jeff, to television, commissioning a series based on the mobile/web character.
Big Jeff is always naked except for his cork-hat and disco roller-boots and is nicknamed 'the Aussie with no cossie.' The series of 10 two-minute shorts Aardman is producing will go under the title The Adventures Of Big Jeff.
The series will screen on MTV2, MTV Networks UK & Ireland's channel dedicated to guitar-based music, with episodes such as 'Bushcraft Alphabet', in which the character presents his own unorthodox guide to survival in the outback, and 'Cake,' featuring experimental hippy, Mother Hendrix.
"Big Jeff is a great fit for MTV2, and perfectly encapsulates the channel's unpolished and irreverent character," said MTV Networks UK & Ireland vice president of creative, Steve Shannon.
The series has been created, written and directed by Aardman's Tom Parkinson and executive produced by Miles Bullough, Peter Lord and Dave Sproxton.
8 Jun 2006
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