Completed in 2000 and broadcast on Channel 4, ‘The Word Machine’ is set in a virtual world where stories come to life from a giant book. We created and animated the Word Machine itself, a small flying saucer-like character that assists the presenter. We also made the virtual set and animated many of the 2D inserts as well as handling all the effects and compositing.
The series is used in schools to help make the learning of phonics more memorable and fun. The full series is available on DVD from 4 Learning.