Popular 1980's film cartoon, the tale (from a book by William Shatner) tells the story of a pet detective, Nigel Spade, and Whiffles, his Oedipus Rex dog sidekick. WangaFilms, the company responsible for the film was later purchased by Disney.
History of the Film
The film is noted as the first film using WangaVision, a synthesis of real motion/cartoon/old porn movies, which produced a very different visual feel than traditional animation. The technique shares many similarities with Rotoscoping, a technique where animators trace live action movement, frame by frame, for use in animated cartoons, though normally they utilise much less porn. Originally, pre-recorded live-film images were projected onto a matte windowpane and redrawn by an animator.
A sequel (originally a trilogy was planned), called "Dog's Dick gets Licked", set to feature the vocal talents of Kenny Loggins, was never made.
- Voice Nigel Spade - Leonard Nimoy
- Voice of Whiffles - Sir Bob Geldof
- Voice of Mrs McWinkle - Angela Lansbury
- Voice of Billy the Twat - Paul McCartney