TV show concept & pilot episode
"Spacebadminton" — adventure TV show for kids, that combines entertainment, sport theme and detective plot. Story takes place at galactic badminton championship. I am co-author of show concept and it`s visual design. First pilot episode (11 minutes length) was created in 2017.
Animation of the pilot episode was produced in Flash CC, backgrounds were drawn in Photoshop.
Season of the show is been preparing for production on Souzmultfilm studio.
Dmitry Nekrasov — creator, concept-artist, director.
Roman Safarov — creator, concept-artist, director.
Fedor Popov and "VGIK debut" studio — executive producer.
Dmitry Privalov— lead animator.
Tony Laubinger— composer.
Episode length — 11 min.
Pilot episode was made in the end of 2017. Max and Sonya find themselves at the spacebadminton championiship.
2nd episode tells how Volant tries to cheat in the championiship, applying "speed teaching course" to Max.
3rd episode was produced in new story conception, excluding sport theme at all. Max and To-Ho went to desert planet to find some treasures.
Max is the son of the best badminton player of planet Earth. Max tries to find any evidences of his father`s disappearance. Max is stubborn, absent-minded but perspective sportsman.
Sonya is Max`s neighbour, she occasionally got to Badminturn together with him. She is self-confident and cheeky, often getting in to troubles because of her impatience.
Volant — professional badminton couch. He is some bit shrewish and tiresome, but always does his best. Racket —Volant`s fellow worker, she is joyful, good-natured and some bit naive.
Victor Sorokin — best badminton player of planet Earth, author of the most rapid badminton hit in the Galaxy.
To-Ho — clumsy and naive sportsman from Urup planet. He dreams to defend his planet`s honour on the championship.
Zit — mysterious champion with very bad reputation. He is often suspected in cheating but nobody has proven anything yet.
Flux — pirate and venturer. He is greedy, sly and insolent.
Show takes place on sport-planet Badminturn, where championiship is held. There are a lot of different courtes, hideouts, deserts, sport-buildings.
Sorokin`s court in his yard.
Planet Badminturn has sport complexes.
Court on Badminturn planet.
Court on vulcanic planet.
Backstage of the stadium.
Crashed spaceship in the desert.
Same location in the dust storm.
Sphere in the desert.
Desert at night.
Episode #3 has different background style, more graphical and laconic.
Desert planet Catterpellar.
Spaceship sportshop and the pirate spaceship on the orbit of the planet.
Project was started in 2013 as a bible for further developing. The main idea was to put common sport in unusual conditions. First drafts of characters and locations were created to find resources for the pilot episode.
Early sketches of characters.
Line of characters.
Run, turns, walk cycles.
Court inside the tunnel.
Spaceship in the desert.
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