From one stop-motion animation (see previous post) to a totally different stop-motion animation. This is the BBC series Rastamouse, take a look at the intro sequence….
Written by Genevieve Webster and Michael De Souza, directed by Derek Mogford, produced by Greg Boardman & Eugenio Perez……and starring Reggie Yates as Rastamouse, Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Scratchy, William Vanderpuye as Zoomer, and Cornell John as President Wensley Dale, the series is about a Reggae band called Rastamouse And Da Easy Crew. They spilt their days between playing reggae at Nuff Song recording studios and fighting crime in Mouseland. In the first episode (Da Crucial Plan) all the cheese gets stolen so President Wensley Dale enlists the help of Rastamouse to track it down because all the baby mice are starting to get hungry.
The series has faced criticism because some people think it is racist and subversive and encourages children to use slang, specifically Jamacian Patois, using phrases like “wag-warn”, “irie”, and “me tink me know who de t’ieving mouse may be”. Anyway, have a look at some examples of the journalistic tosh being churned out here, and here.