Factory are proud to be creating “Newzoids”, a topical puppet animation sketch show satirising pop stars, politicians, sports faces and TV favourites, and depicting some of the most popular faces in modern pop culture. Characters will be voiced by prominent impressionists such as Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson, Newzoids’ groundbreaking mixture of low-tech traditional puppetry and state of the art animation puts a satirical and surreal spin on the stories and celebrities we read about every day.
The six part series combines high-energy puppetering, snappy writing and pinpoint accurate impressions. Newzoids takes a satirical view on the week’s news events using a cast of outrageous and off the wall characters based on some of the world’s most prolific celebrities. In the world of Newzoids, nobody in the public eye is safe.
Amongst the roster of famous (and infamous) faces on the Newzoids roll call are Ant and Dec, Wayne Rooney, Beyonce, Harry Styles, Prince Harry, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Barack Obama, Russell Brand and Simon Cowell. Newzoids is a co-production for ITV between Citrus Television and Factory. The Series was commissioned by Director of Entertainment and Comedy for ITV, Elaine Bedell, and Claire Zolkwer, Commissioning Editor, Comedy Entertainment, ITV.