Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Cucumber Studios and Electric Dreams

In 1984 Rocky Morton and Anabel Jankel of Cucumber Studios - at the time known for their music videos, and later as the creators of Max Headroom - contributed to a spectacularly eighties romcom entitled Electric Dreams. The sequence in question sees a sentient computer dreaming of preventing an earthquake - trust me, it makes sense in context...

Themed around contemporary computer graphics, but made primarily through analogue animation, the sequence is an example of the pseudo-CGI phenomenon that I wrote about here.

Thanks to Chris Sobieniak for bringing this one to my attention.


  1. "Thanks to Chris Sobieniak for bringing this one to my attention."

    It's glad to be thanked one in a while, Merry Christmas by the way!

  2. Does anyone know if there's a full video of the animation sequence (note - not the clip from the movie which is interspersed with 'live' video - just this animation sequence for the whole song?

    1. I suppose I do sorta wonder if that exists on it's own too. Perhaps maybe it's on a demo reel someplace for the studio if they cared to show it off later on.