My Pre-Production work has now been titled 'The Underground Circus'
There are 3 Human Characters;
Tilly the Clown (Main protagonist throughout)
Mark the Acrobat (Brother to Martina)
Martina the Acrobat (Sister to Mark)
Along with 3 Animal Characters;
Daniel the Elephant (Ringleader of the Circus)
Lionel the Lion,
Jim the Seal. (Youngest character, only has 3 whiskers)
The concept behind it is to teach pre-school children about respect, etiquette, responsibility and friendship. With each episode a new dilema will happen, in which the characters will have to solve it. The main character Tilly the Clown will be the focus point and the character who tends to most of the problems, except her own, from there she will have the help from her friends. The series is based on and in the Moscow Underground. From there the characters get on the train to The Underground Circus station where they live. Various characters come to visit them. The characters also leave the station, as some episodes feature them in Moscow.
Each episode will be about 5 to 10 minutes long with a simple progression through disruption - problem - resolution.
The final characters have been designed and turnarounds are in progress. Concept work of the characters on the Moscow Underground has been produced. I am using a mix of collage and pro-markers to produce a textured effect. The skin for Daniel the Elephant is produced by colouring over brown paper in a light green pro-marker.