Topdoks (for inquisitive kids, 4 seasons)
'Topdoks' is a live-action show about the human body, for which we created the visual identity and all the animated fragments. The animations serve to bring clarity and hipness to the often complex subjects discussed.
Client: EO (Dutch public broadcaster)
Dutch title: Topdoks
Animation's total running time: 25 minutes
Release dates: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: 2D computer animation
Target audience: kids 9-12
Genre: education, comedy
On average 200.000 Dutch kids watched 'Topdoks' episodes, either on television or in the classroom.
For several months 'Topdoks' was the most popular in its age category on Dutch public television.
In 2018 'Topdoks' was nominated for the Netherlands' top kids tv prize Gouden Stuiver.
Numerous Dutch medicine organizations praised 'Topdoks' for discussing complex topics with so much clarity.
Families of kids with chronic diseases whose stories were animated, sent touching e-mails saying how much the lighthearted animations meant to their kids.
Directors: Dario van Vree, Johan Klungel
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Production coordination: Iris Frankhuizen, Tünde Vollenbroek
Script & storyboard: Dario van Vree, Johan Klungel
Design: Johan Klungel, Niels Dekker, Aleks Deurloo, Dario van Vree
Rigging: Wip Vernooij
Animation: Niels Dekker, Jorn Leeuwerink, Johan Klungel, Sanna de Vries, Thomas Bruinsma, Myrthe Raasveld, Hilde Buiter, Florian Walraven
Research: Kim Tanghe-Spier, Stella Damavandi-Kiljan
Dario van Vree directs animation with an eye for the weird, the incentive and the power of character performance. Previously he directed the short film 'Tabook'.
Johan Klungel directs animation and illustrates children's books with a distinctively handmade and quirky look. Previously he directed the short films 'Super' and 'Fauna Sutra'.