I wrote about Ruffus the Dog’s “revival” back in March. Well, the fine folks involved, have been working hard and are just about ready to have a public screening of their work on December 17th. It’s a half hour version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – as told by Ruffus and a host of other puppet characters: “Ruffus The Dog’s Christmas Carol”.
It was shot in high definition on green screen and all the sets are computer generated. The amount of work seems very impressive indeed. There are 4 original songs by our composer JP Houston (Big Comfy Couch) and the show features the puppetry talents of Bob Stutt (Fraggle Rock, Panda Bear Daycare), Karen Valleau (Sesame Park, Mr. Dressup), Fred Stinson (Big Comfy Couch, Panda Bear Daycare), Gord Robertson (Fraggle Rock, Panda Bear Daycare) and Ben Deutsch (Land O’ Hands) – with some additional voicing by Alyson Court (Big Comfy Couch, Resident Evil). Creator Rob Mills added, “The whole thing has been funded by contributions through Indie Go-Go, a crowdfunding web site and a lot of sweat equity and favours.”
So if you want to see what the finished project looks like, be sure to go to the public screening at the Revue Cinema in Toronto on December 17th with box office proceeds going to support the Toronto Public Library Foundation.
They were able to get a second round of funding through their Indie Go-Go campaign.
It looks awesome. My top hat off to all involved.
UPDATE: Here is the final video for all to enjoy.
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