We will be continuing our winsome walk down memory lane, or the period of internet history that I am affectionately dubbing The Web Animation Renaissance. Today’s focus is on Bernard Derriman.
Sharing a similar story to Adam Phillips, Mr Derriman an Australian Animation Director, whom is also a Sydney Walt Disney Studios alumni. He gained his first dose of exposure with his award-winning short animation Chopper, based on the 2000 film of the same name. He also animated and directed the TISM’s music video for Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me, which received a Channel Frederator Award for funniest film.
Arj and Poopy was a 10 episode series created by Bernard Derriman and comedian Arj Barker. The series was consistently funny, with off-kilt pacing that heightened the awkwardness. Though it started strong it definitely got better, scoring itself multiple awards including two Annecy International Animated Film Festival Awards.
The episode, Unlucky in Love, though not as revered as the series concluding episode, still perfectly encapsulates the quality and humour of the whole series. Not to mention the fact I can watch Poopy dancing and smiling on repeat and never tire of it.