In 2011, DWA produced the titles and graphics for the E4/Zeppotron clip show Little Box Of Horrors. The programme showed television clips from the past or from overseas, which given their sordid, violent, ill-judged, un-PC or tacky contents, proved to be funny or shocking to present day UK viewers.

The title sequence took the idea of a television set as the main character undergoing a dramatic Gollum-esque transformation. Initially a loveable cute figure, skipping happily through a picturesque world of TV, a chance encounter with a curious looking ariel sees our hero and his world descend into sickness and depravity, eventually corrupted by the content on his screen into becoming the Little Box Of Horrors.

The face of the TV set character served as a recurring visual theme in stings throughout the show, his appearance altering to reflect the sick, violent, racist, sexist or homophobic nature of the clips that followed. The stings also often utilised visual parodies of existing pop culture - notably Disney's Lady & The Tramp and Shepherd Fairey's 'Hope' presidential campaign poster.

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Little Box Of Horrors title sequence     Duration: 0:25     Director/Animator/Compositor: Dave Whyte

Little Box Of Horrors 'Sick' graphic sting     Duration: 0:02     Animator/Compositor: Dave Whyte

 

Little Box Of Horrors 'Serial Killer' graphic sting     Duration: 0:05     Animator/Compositor: Dave Whyte

Little Box Of Horrors Disney graphic sting - an animated parody of the famous spaghetti scene from Lady & The Tramp     Duration: 0:05     Animator/Compositor: Dave Whyte

Little Box Of Horrors He-Man graphic sting     Duration: 0:05     Animator/Compositor: Dave Whyte

Little Box Of Horrors Obama graphic sting - a parody of Shepherd Fairey's iconic campaign poster     Duration: 0:07     Animator/Compositor: Dave Whyte