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Kids who crashed their dad’s BBC interview get animated show

Gianna Francesca Catolico

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Thu, April 27, 2017  /  06:33 pm
Kids who crashed their dad’s BBC interview get animated show

Inspired by the online recognition brought about by Pusan National University professor Robert Kelly’s kids Marion and James, US-based animators Jarryd Mandy and Lauren Martin created “The Adventures of Mina and Jack.” (Hans House Productions YouTube account/File)

The lovable kids who crashed their father’s live BBC interview last month have landed their own animated series.

Inspired by the online recognition brought about by Pusan National University professor Robert Kelly’s kids Marion and James, US-based animators Jarryd Mandy and Lauren Martin created “The Adventures of Mina and Jack.” The series follows Mina and Jack as they annoy their dad and also help him solve crimes.

Mandy and Martin pondered on developing the series after watching the viral interview “upwards of a hundred times.”

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Mina and Jack’s outfits and personalities resemble that of Marion, who wears giant glasses, and James, who makes himself comfortable in a walker and with a pacifier. The series’ pilot episode was uploaded on YouTube last week and Kelly, who describes his animated self as “suitably dorky,” gave his easy thumbs-up.

“I thought it was so cute. My wife and I both laughed. They made me look suitably dorky,” Kelly said in a press statement.

Following his live gaffe, Kelly, his Korean wife, Kim Jung-A, and their children shot to social media stardom and were featured in several interviews.

Filipinos can have the opportunity to meet Kelly on May 5 when he lectures on “Political Crisis in South Korea and Northeast Asia Regional Security” at the Ateneo de Manila University.

 

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