Yesterday a mail from a nice lady called Gwen landed in our mailbox. Hungry Hamsters, so she said, had not gone the way of the dodo. Some weeks ago, she’s been to an exhibition in honour of cartoonist Dave Follows. He was one of the “fathers” of the hamsters. And according to some people at that exhibition, the Hungry Hamsters project has not been dropped.
We found Dave Follow’s website, and really, there’s a report about the exhibition as well as the following tidbit:
“Hungry Hamsters, a new animated comedy series created by TV producer Nicholas Sercombe and Dave Follows, Hungry Hamsters is currently in production, 13 x half hour CGI animation programmes due for completion early May 2008, its aim for a Muppet Show like time slot on ITV or BBC is currently under negotiation … the programmes feature a star principal cast including voices from Brian Blessed, Harry Hill, Jack Davenport, and rock legend Alice Cooper and will also be released on computer and mobile.”
No idea if this bit is just a repetition of the press news from two years ago, but hey, it’s news. And you know the old proverb:
“When giants cast shadows, hope for the shade.”
No, we have no idea what this is supposed to mean.