Angry Kid is a British 1-minute short live action and stop motion animated comedy web series created, directed, written, and designed by Darren Walsh (who also provides the voice of the title character) and produced by Aardman Animations for Series 1 and 2 and by Mr Morris Productions for Series 3 and 4.
Unlike most Aardman productions, Angry Kid was not created using clay animation but a combination of pixilation (using actors in a form of stop motion puppetry) with masks for facial expressions. Series 3 onwards uses CGI for Angry Kid's head, along with live action. The series airs in the United States on MTV.
Series 1 and 2 have been released on DVD in the UK and Australia. All the Angry Kid animations from before the third series were on Atom.com before the site was absorbed into Comedy Central. A compilation DVD called Aardman's Dark Side was also released, and it contains several Series 2 episodes and an exclusive episode. The vast majority of Angry Kid has since been released on YouTube.
Series 3 was launched in July 2015 after an 8-year hiatus. The first episode 'Interview' aired on 3 July. Series 3 is produced by Mr Morris Productions with episodes being aired on Angry Kid's official YouTube page with a new episode being uploaded every 3 weeks. Series 4 launched on 10 September 2019.
Sound Effects Used
- Hollywoodedge, Cats Fighting Loud Sc PE917007/Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Angry YowlsD PE022601
- Hollywoodedge, Doppler Horn By LeftT PE079801 (Heard once in "Headlights".)
- Hollywoodedge, Elephant TrumpetsT CRT012901 (Heard once in "Puerlie" when his sister does a loud and powerful noisy fart.)
- Hollywoodedge, Large Group Kids On Pl PE143001/Hollywoodedge, Playground Schoolya BT041401 (Heard in "Goalie", "Lovebite", Etc. Also heard in the DVD Menu.)
- Hollywoodedge, Siren English Police EE066801 (Heard once in "Speed" and "Backwards Writing".)
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, HORN - BICYCLE HORN, THREE QUICK TOOTS
- Sound Ideas, HORN, BICYCLE - BULB HORN: SINGLE HONK, TOY
- Sound Ideas, SIREN - POLICE SIREN, CONTINUOUS, USA, CAR, ALARM, DIGIFFECTS (Heard once in "Kidnap".)