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TITLE
Demon
EXTERNAL ID
WHA_VG2_04FI_EN
DATE OF RECORDING
1996
CREATOR
West Highland Animation bho sgeulachdan traidiseanta
SOURCE
West Highland Animation
ASSET ID
3324
KEYWORDS
Culture
Oral Tradition
children
Supernatural
urisk
waterfall
Loch Tay
magic powers
video
videos

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The Urisks, pronounced Oorishks, are happy-go-lucky supernatural beings who don't feel the cold. They live in waterfalls in the Highlands of Scotland. They eat fish and love milk, which is their main reason for interaction with their human neighbours. But they prove their worth when the boy is attacked by an evil spirit and the largest and strongest Urisk protects him with a rowan branch and succeeds in vanquishing the demon.

This highly original and handcrafted five-minute animation film was made in the cutout technique and animated under the camera on a multi-plane rostrum on 16mm film. This film also includes a sequence, which was hand painted on cel and double-exposed under the camera to combine with the cutout figures. The music was especially written by talented young Piper Martyn Bennett.

Demon was broadcast in Scotland as part of the Scottish Urisk Animation Series on Grampian and STV. It was also screened at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival in 1996, at the Zagreb Animation Film Festival in 1997 and at Cinanima Animation Film Festival in Espinho, Portugal in 1997.

Series by Leslie MacKenzie and Niek Reus
Music: Martyn Bennett
Character Design and Backgrounds: Alistair Phimister, Dave Hutchinson.
Assistants: Claire Gibbon, Rachel Brennan, Mary Morrison, Aaron Forsyth, Andy McFetters, April Husband, Jenny House, Stephen McKee.
Voices: Paderlan and Baby Urisk: Domhnall Ruadh, Peadragan: 'Rhyno' Morrison Peallaidh: Derek 'Pluto' Murray, Mother: Alyxis Daly, Girl: Claire Gibbon, Boy: Iain MacAskill, Father: Simon McKenzie, Doc: Cally Mo
Gaelic Advisor: Peigi Stiubhart
Editor: West Highland Animation
Funded by C.T.G- Comataidh Telebhisein Gaidhlig.
Executive Producer: Bob Kenyon
Director and Producer: Leslie MacKenzie

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Demon

Culture; Oral Tradition; children; Supernatural; urisk; waterfall; Loch Tay; magic powers; video; videos

West Highland Animation

WHA - Uruisg na h-Alba (cartoons)

The Urisks, pronounced Oorishks, are happy-go-lucky supernatural beings who don't feel the cold. They live in waterfalls in the Highlands of Scotland. They eat fish and love milk, which is their main reason for interaction with their human neighbours. But they prove their worth when the boy is attacked by an evil spirit and the largest and strongest Urisk protects him with a rowan branch and succeeds in vanquishing the demon.<br /> <br /> This highly original and handcrafted five-minute animation film was made in the cutout technique and animated under the camera on a multi-plane rostrum on 16mm film. This film also includes a sequence, which was hand painted on cel and double-exposed under the camera to combine with the cutout figures. The music was especially written by talented young Piper Martyn Bennett. <br /> <br /> Demon was broadcast in Scotland as part of the Scottish Urisk Animation Series on Grampian and STV. It was also screened at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival in 1996, at the Zagreb Animation Film Festival in 1997 and at Cinanima Animation Film Festival in Espinho, Portugal in 1997. <br /> <br /> Series by Leslie MacKenzie and Niek Reus<br /> Music: Martyn Bennett<br /> Character Design and Backgrounds: Alistair Phimister, Dave Hutchinson.<br /> Assistants: Claire Gibbon, Rachel Brennan, Mary Morrison, Aaron Forsyth, Andy McFetters, April Husband, Jenny House, Stephen McKee.<br /> Voices: Paderlan and Baby Urisk: Domhnall Ruadh, Peadragan: 'Rhyno' Morrison Peallaidh: Derek 'Pluto' Murray, Mother: Alyxis Daly, Girl: Claire Gibbon, Boy: Iain MacAskill, Father: Simon McKenzie, Doc: Cally Mo<br /> Gaelic Advisor: Peigi Stiubhart<br /> Editor: West Highland Animation<br /> Funded by C.T.G- Comataidh Telebhisein Gaidhlig.<br /> Executive Producer: Bob Kenyon<br /> Director and Producer: Leslie MacKenzie