Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Ricky Gervais Show
If you've ever listened to Ricky Gervais' podcasts you are most likely familiar with the likes of Karl Pilkington. He's an oddball who carries bizarre perceptions of the world that are so wild, it sends Gervais and his partner Stephen Merchant into wails of laughter and incredulous commentary. If one could open the top of Karl's brain, you'd most likely find a Willy Wonka factory of weirdness in there. That is why Gervais and HBO have teamed up to bring you the animated version of The Ricky Gervais Show. Audio is combined with Hanna-Barbera type characters to bring Ricky's, Stephen's and Karl's strange online chats to life.
The Ricky Gervais Show premieres this Friday on HBO.
NYTimes has an interesting feature on how the creators married animation to podcast audio. 'Animating Ricky Gervais'. Here's the related article by the terrific Dave Itzoff.