Although it’s been over 20 years, UK’s irreverent, celebrity-skewering puppet series ‘Spitting Image’ has retained a cult following, and finally rewarded fans with news thatsome of the show’s team have reunited — infused with some new talent — to create WONKchannel. Available on YouTube (as /WonkChannelStudios), WONKchannel will feature CG caricatures stepping in where the puppets left off, poking fun at the foibles of entertainers and politicians.
The first of the entertainingly brutal sketches is “Britain Seeks Attention”, a send-up of televised talent contests in which caricatured celeb judges Simon Cowell, Kanye West and Kate Middleton rate guests including Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Compared to those produced for ‘Spitting Image’, WONKchannel’s sketches are far less labour-intensive and expensive, utilizing state-of-the-art digital animation via 3D caricature models.
You can check out the first episode of “Britain Seeks Attention” here: https://youtu.be/6WuYq0qxTh0.