Mark Hooper



mr mark and mu

Mr Mark's Music Time World

Mr Mark's Music Time World is a children's education series teaching pre-school children about music. Fronted by Mark Hooper and Mu, each episode focuses on a musical instrument. Mark has been giving his workshops in schools and educational establishments for 12 years. Expanding into television seemed the logical next step and so far there are two pilot episodes.

Jonny from Up at the Big House designed the Mu character to act as co-host for the series. His wide eyes and natural curiosity makes him an excellent means of reflecting the audiences questions.

The series takes place in Mr Mark's Music Time world, but frequently the music will inspire Mu's imagination and take him on fantastic journeys. It is these sequences that allow the use of other techniques, including animation, rotoscoping and puppetry. The stills below give an idea of the results....

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