Bluey and The Simpsons mashup created by Margate’s A+C Studios

Bluey and The Simpsons mashup from A+C Studios

Margate’s A+C Studios have partnered with BBC Studios to unleash their creativity to wonder what would happen if Bluey and the Heelers lived in Springfield.

Bluey is an award-winning preschool show about Bluey, a blue heeler pup, and her family while the iconic Simpsons is a long-running  satirical depiction of American life with the Simpson family of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, who live in the fictional town of Springfield.

A+C Studios

The animation team at A+C grabbed some of the Bluey characters, designed some beautifully recognisable backgrounds and crafted a stop-motion mashup of two of the world’s favourite families.  The studio even managed to dust off the melodica to recreate the theme tune.

The film’s conceptualisation and production was undertaken entirely at A+C’s studios in Margate, with the in-house team collaborating to blend stop-motion, 2D, and CGI to achieve the mashup.

The film has received a sensational reception on Bluey’s social media channels, amassing more than one million views within the first two days of posting, with viewers agreeing it is the crossover that nobody had asked for, but everybody needs!

A+C Studios

A&C animation was founded in 2007 by director Dan Richards in modest premises in his dad’s shed.

From there, Dan quickly grew the business and today, A+C is a leader in providing highly crafted, unique animated solutions to worldwide brands.

A+C Studios

The studio has been based in the historic laundry building in St John’s Road, Margate, since the latter half of 2014 and is the birth place of an array of talking, moving characters from glasses of juice with faces and emotions, paper-crafted hens and a giant egg box and Lego characters.

Dan made his first stop motion animation – where puppets/characters/sets are handcrafted as opposed to using computer generated animation – when he was just 12 years old.

A+C Studios

Some 10 years later he graduated from the prestigious Bristol School of Animation, going straight to work at Aardman Animations on the hit film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Soon after the project ended Dan decided to strike out on his own and A+C was born.

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