BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize commissioned Bomper Studio to produce a collection of 17 animated short films – a total of 50 minutes – centred on four 11- 14 year olds, learning KS3 Welsh in comedic daily-life scenarios.

Responsible concept to delivery, Bomper engaged a selection of scriptwriters and educational consultants to build a story with the perfect balance of factuality, relevancy and humour. A style bible was built, voice actors were cast and user testing was carried out.

Eleven of the episodes were created using a blend of 2D and 3D – CGI being used for the back drops and certain objects, and 2D being used for hand drawn characters and on screen infographic elements. The remaining six episodes being entirely CGI. The end result is a series of concise and lively shorts.

Development

Credits

Client: BBC Bitesize
Production: Bomper Studio
Executive Producer: Nia Davies
Producers: Angharad Rhys, Anwen Jones
Creative Director: Emlyn Davies
Art Director: Josh Hicks
Storyboard Artists: Josh Hicks, Dominika Browdowska, Marc Cox
2D Artists: Josh Hicks, Marc Cox, Dominika Browdowska, Jack Carrol, Bethan Wegener, Tom Lucas
3D Artists: Tara Mardell, Colin Wood, Rhodri Davies, Julia Britton
Character Animators: Alan Towndrow, Gary Abrehart, Gene Magtoto, Mervenur Ulcan, Alex Watson
Scriptwriters: Daniel Glynn, Elidir Jones
Actors: Lois Meleri-Jones, Elin Haf-Davies, Jac Morgan, Deio Jones
Sound Production: Cranc