The first season of the show will include a total of 33 weekly cartoons of about one to three minutes each. 17 episodes are currently posted on Blip. The shows are all based on the limericks of Edward Lear (1812-1888) from his illustrated children's books, and feature celebrity voice impressions by Ron Hayden of Rhode Island. Caricatures of the celebrities were created by Colorado Springs based cartoonist Bill Crowley.
"I am really enjoying directing these little cartoons," said ARG! producer-director Artie Romero. "If all I had to do was to direct Nonsense Stories, I would have no stress at all." More than 40 ARG! studio artists, animators and technicians have worked on the the show thus far, Romero said.
July 9's episode was a horror movie parody based on this Lear limerick:
There was a Young Lady of Sweden,
Who went by the slow train to Weedon;
When they cried, 'Weedon Station!' she made no observation,
But thought she should go back to Sweden.
--Edward Lear, A Book of Nonsense (1846)
Check out Nonsense Stories' show page on Blip.TV:
A Blog of Nonsense: http://nonsenselit.com
ARG! Cartoon Animation site: http://artie.com