I’ve been composing a fair bit for animation lately. The latest series to come through the studio door is Zuzu and the Supernuffs, a very funny, futuristic, punk-girl tweenies TV show. Here is the plot outline:
“ZuZu Becky-Jones lives with her Uncle Sirius at the Sirius Unlimited Factory. Each day she sends her Intergalactic Brainwave Vlog (video log) out into the universe, hoping to be saved from a far too serious life. But on this particular day when 4 furry Nuffs – Good Nuff, BuffNuff, SmartNuff and CuteNuff crash land their space tub into ZuZu’s bathroom it is the beginning of a magNUFFicent adventure.
Nuffs are magical, cosmic thought-cleaners who keep the multiverse clean of Splurkle out amongst the stars. Splurkle is a black grungy mind fog that floats through the multiverse and comes from all the stinky thinking here on Earth (or Planet NOTNuff as the Nuffs call it). When the Splurkle reaches noxious levels and starts to threaten Planet Nuff, four brave Nuffs; GoodNuff, SmartNuff, CuteNuff and BuffNuff – are sent by WiseNuff, into outer space, to find the source of the splurkle and clean it up once and for all.”
I went for a retro 80’s arpeggiated synth sound to match the style of the visuals and the pace of the action. I also wanted something that was cool, bent, synth orientated and NOT your typical rock n roll, kids music. Here’s a couple of pics from the show…I had a lot of fun working on this!
Character line up!
Zuzu Becky Jones.