Right, so this is my film for Hallowe’en. I’ve already done the ‘Scary’ iMovie Trailer (see The Bun of Terror), so I thought I’d have a go at the ‘Film Noir’ template. My camera has a setting called ‘Palette 4’ which is black and white with an additional lovely blue shimmer; however, our front room is rather too gloomy for this setting to work properly, so some of the film is a bit too noir. Well, never mind, I had fun doing the filming even if poor Petey Pickles turned out to be desperately camera-shy. Basil, though, was perfectly cast as the tough-but-dim detective and gave a marvellously dappy performance. The bun done good.
Introducing Basil Bun and Petey Pickles
I thought it was time for Basil Bun and Petey Pickles to feature on Aunty Muriel’s Blog, so I’ve put together one or two photographs and placed them alongside a couple of Roy’s lovely cartoons starring these Fabulous Furries.
Basil Bun joined us when he was very tiny, but he had already gained something of a reputation as a bunny troublemaker:
Soon he grew into a big strong bunny:
Bored of his life of crime, Basil Bun turned instead to amateur dramatics. You see him here starring as Second Shepherd From The Right, in the local Nativity Play:
But Basil Bun was lonely, so we acquired a very small guinea pig called Petey Pickles to keep Basil company:
Petey ate everything he could lay his paws on, but he didn’t really get any bigger:
Basil’s brief taste of fame on the amateur stage proved a headstrong mixture, and, missing the limelight, he formed a successful musical duo with Petey Pickles and they enjoyed a long and lucrative career.