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It is on her 11th birthday that Vivien's character Marnie is given a present from the mythical Scottish alchemist Michael Scott, played by Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters, Orphans, My Name is Joe), which will inevitably change her life forever.
The essential elements which make up the shoebox are the wonderful carved Celtic animals which come to life and help Marnie on her epic quest.
The series - developed over the last 16 months by CBBC Scotland, Blueprint Entertainment and Scottish writer Brian Ward - is a joint production between CBBC Scotland, Blueprint Entertainment, CBC, BBC Canada and UK Treaty.
It starts filming in Edinburgh this week. I thought I recognised the locations.
It will air in the UK and Canada in autumn 2004 and subsequent international sales may follow.
A full length feature version of Shoebox Zoo is also in development.
Scottish writer Brian Ward became co-creator after he was approached by Claire Mundell and Justin Molotnikov and became a key part of the three-way team who created Shoebox Zoo.
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It had a lot of big elements, including: live action, drama, CGI animation, special effects and grand locations, which all add to the cost."
Canadian newcomer Vivien Endicott-Douglas plays Marnie. The 13 year old impressed her co-stars, with Peter Mullan saying she reminded him of a young Jodie Foster
dailyrecord - WHO'S WHO IN TV ZOOHO IN TV ZOO
Alberta Filmworks - Official Website 2003
co-producers BUT WHO DID THE ANIMATION?
Shoebox Zoo was on BBC1 at 4:35pm on September 21st and at 4:30 on September 26th.
which I missed :-(
but it is running daily on FreeView on CBBC at 630pm which draws me away from BBC West Midland News
unfortunately the number of the instalments are not in Radio Times so I do not know what I have missed.
Why is a 68 year old watching this ?
Well as a boy hood puppeteer I see it as being in the same class as the Muppets
which I followed from day one - to the consternation of those near to me - the writing, humour and music has a long way to go and the fur texture looks like plastic or egyptian varnished wood.
one candidate Elliott Animation Inc. Toronto ?