Richard Bazley, a lead animator on the animated features HERCULES, POCOHONTAS, OSMOSIS JONES and IRON GIANT, among others, has come on board as director of BA20's 78 x 7-minute Flash animation series RIP, THE ANGRIEST PIG IN THE WORLD. Created by cyberpunk author Steve Aylett, and produced by BA20 Entertainment, the series is described as "Tex Avery doing Beavis & Butthead." Bazley's company Bazley Films
will produce the show in the U.K. The partnership has led to BA20 joining on as executive producer for Bazley's film VOODOO CHILD, a dark but beautiful 70-minute 2D movie about a kid who makes her world better by manipulating it with voodoo dolls. "Like Tim Burton meets Eyvind Earle," explained Bazley. VOODOO CHILD was co-created by Bazley and Los Angeles-based writer Gordon Kent, whose credits include producer on FLINTSTONES CHRISTMAS CAROL and story editor on BILL & TED. BA20 will be bringing VOODOO CHILD to Cartoon Movie in Potsdam, Germany, March 13-15, 2003.