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BBC Three – Talking Balls: Footballs Funniest Quotes

Talking Balls was a 10-part comedy short-form series created for BBC Three’s social channels.

Animator Nick Murray Willis had originated the concept of ‘literally’ animating the nonsense spouted by footballers, managers and pundits. The Digital Guerrillas spotted the potential of the idea then signed him up and set about testing the audience appetite and production practicalities of reactively creating a short series of episodes, through the topical pilot ‘Football Literally’,

Following this run, our writer Ian Ravenscroft and I then worked closely to further evolve the idea of using fair dealt archive material and fast-turnaround animation – broadening it out to cover ‘classic’ moments and themes with wider social appeal. We were rewarded with a 10 episode commission from BBC Three.