I fell a bit behind in sharing some of our latest artist interviews from the clubhouse, so I'm back to make amends with this awesome feature of Mukpuddy-- a great group of guys! As members of the Autumn Society most of you are probably well aware of who they are and the mind-blowingly crazy cartoons they produced, but for the uninitiated I offer this peek inside the Mukpuddy studios:
How did the name Mukpuddy come about?We lived with an undiscovered pygmy tribe for 6 years- they treated us like Gods. As we left, they placed their tiny hands on our shoulders and looked to the stars and cried “MUKPUDDY!” and it was so… man, imagine if that were true?! That would be quite a story to tell folks, better than “we took a bunch of words, muddled them up until we found a new word that sounded “cool” which is, in fact, the actual story.
How many “Muks” are there? How do you decide who does what?There are 3 of us. We came together in 1998 at our animation school in New Zealand and have stuck together ever since. As far as who does what we each have our strengths; Alex’s being character design/backgrounds/layout, Tim with technical things and music/editing and animation and Ryan with writing, voices and animation. But at the end of the day we all do everything so it’s quite hard to give one person credit for a particular aspect of a project, early on we decided that Mukpuddy would be the name that gets the credit.
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