Syr Wynff a Plwmsan, y Cartŵn (the cartoon)

Over the past year I’ve been working on an animated version of my favorite show ‘Syr Wynff a Plwmsan‘, but unfortunately, S4C got in touch with me yesterday saying that they would not commission the show. So now, I feel I can show some of the work, as it’s been hidden away for a good year or so.

Here’s my version of the characters, all rendered out, as a teaser image for the show. I worked closely with both actors to get the characters to feel as close as possible to what they looked like in the 80’s. Plwmsan still needed a few more tweaks to him, but on a whole, it was nice to see them both working well together in 3D space:

Syr Wynff a Plwmsan Teaser poster

Here’s a story board panel, based on a new episode Mici Plwm wrote specially for the animated version I drew in Photoshop, and a screen grab of the kitchen set I was building, based on the original Welsh type kitchen from the TV show:

Storyboard panel
Work in Progress, The Kitchen set

The original episodes started by Syr Wynff greeting the audience in front of their house, and by letting the audience know what brilliant plan they had for the day (usually stuff for making them both rich, which never worked out). In the end, after talking with Mici, we decided against doing this for the animated version, but as a small test, I did build the set, and did a quick animation, just to see if the characters were working ok.

Front of the house, test render

And here’s a quick animation test I did, still in blocking mode, about 40% done (hence the rough-ness of it).

It’s sad having to give up the project, as I’ve spent a lot of time being immersed into the life of Syr Wynff a Plwmsan, but I’m personally not calling it quits. I will spend some time on it here and there, perhaps create a Youtube channel for quick 30 second shorts or something. We shall see!

All the production so far has been documented over on my Syr Wynff a Plwmsan blog.

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For those interested in learning more about the project, there’s an interview with me about Syr Wynff a Plwmsan, y cartŵn in this weeks ‘Golwg’ magazine.

I’r rhai sydd hefo diddordeb clywed mwy am y project ‘Syr Wynff a Plwmsan, Y Cartŵn, mae yna erthygl amdani yn y cylchgrawn ‘Golwg’ yr wythnos yma:

Erthygl ‘Golwg’ yr wythnos yma

4 Replies to “Syr Wynff a Plwmsan, y Cartŵn (the cartoon)”

  1. Mae hwnna’n piti mawr. Beth sy’n bod ar S4C dwedwch? Mae’n well da nhw dangos cyfieithiad o rhyw rwtch americanaidd na dangos rhywbeth uniongyrchol Cymreig.
    Beth oedd y rheswm am peidio comisiynnu’r Gwaith?
    Pob Hwyl.

    Keith Rees

  2. Hi,

    I like the animation very much, I think the character work is great! I think a big problem with a production like this is the rights release for audio (and ‘characters’) would be a bit of legal mine field, also these days you’ve got to think of the global audience and how it would sell internationally.
    I would certainly ‘keep at it’ and if nothing, it’s bought you to the attention of companies like us, thinkplay.tv.
    We’re always looking to collaborate with other artists so pleases get in touch.

    Aled Lloyd, Creative Director, thinkplay.tv

  3. Fel un a weithiodd ar y cyfresi yn yr wythdegau fel Rheolwr Cynhyrchu, ‘rwy’n siomedig iawn. Y fi hefyd, oedd yn gyfrifol am y cerddoriaeth achlysurol i’r cyfresi i Ffilmiau Llifon (Nid yr arwyddgan cofiwch, Hefin Elis bia hwnnw, dwi’n meddwl.) Ond os am defnyddio’r trac sain gwreiddiol, sa’ gennyf dim gwrthwynebiad. Cysylltwch ar y cyfeiriad ebost uchod.

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