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'''''Gordon Bleugh!''''' (otherwise referred to as '''''Gordon Bleurgh!''''' or '''''Gordon Blurgh!''''') is a 2001 Nicktoons short series, which aired from 2004 to 2005 in the United States. The shorts are claymation/stop motion in nature and are animated by Neville Buchanan. Several accounts describe this short as the misadventures of a claymation, anthropomorphic green frog in a chef's costume, often facing mishaps like malfunctioning equipment or a fly buzzing around the kitchen.
  
'''''Gordon Bleugh''''' (otherwise referred to as '''''Gordon Bleurgh''''' or '''''Gordon Blurgh''''') is a 2001 Nicktoons short, which aired from 2004 to 2005 in the United States. The shorts are claymation/stopmotion in nature, and are animated by Neville Buchanan. Several accounts describe this short as the misadventures of a claymation, anthropomorphic green frog in a chef's costume, often facing mishaps like malfunctioning equipment or a fly buzzing around the kitchen.
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With the recent discovery of the Nicktoons shorts ''Hot Chunks'' and ''Schoolyard Safari'', ''Gordon Bleugh!'' is the only not-fully-discovered Nicktoons short series in existence.
  
With the recent discovery of the Nicktoons shorts ''Hot Chunks'' and ''Schoolyard Safari'', ''Gordon Bleugh'' is the only not-fully-discovered Nicktoons short in existence.
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==Plot==
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ToonZone Forum user "Classic Speedy" describes the plot of ''Gordon Bleugh!'', in a post from April 28th, 2004:
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<blockquote>"A chef cartoon: I forget the name, but it's another stop-motion short that involves the mayhem in the kitchen."<ref>[https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/the-nicktoons-tv-shorts.3616001/#post-53291151 ToonZone Forum post from 2004, describing the then-unnamed short.] Retrieved 23 Mar '15</ref></blockquote>
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Two days later, on April 30th, 2004, fellow ToonZone Forum user "magicjac" confirmed the name of the short as ''Gordon Bleugh!''.<ref>[https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/the-nicktoons-tv-shorts.3616001/#post-53291271 ToonZone Forum post from later that month, confirming the name of the short.] Retrieved 23 Mar '15</ref>
  
== Plot ==
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==Production==
ToonZone Forum user "Dr. Daedalus" [http://www.toonzone.net/forums/nicktoons-forum/109744-nicktoons-tv-shorts.html#.VQ97SfnF_Vo describes the plot of "Gordon Bleugh"], in a post from April 28, 2004, at 11:21 PM:
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Neville Buchanan, creator of ''Gordon Bleugh!'', describes the series' production, through LinkedIn:
<blockquote>''"-A chef cartoon: I forget the name, but it's another stop motion short that involves the mayhem in the kitchen."''</blockquote>
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<blockquote>"Director and Stop Frame Animator
Two days later, on April 30, 2004, at 8:32 PM, fellow ToonZone Forum user "magicjac" [http://www.toonzone.net/forums/nicktoons-forum/109744-nicktoons-tv-shorts-2.html#post1248018 confirmed the name] of the short as ''Gordon Bleugh.''
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''GORDON BLEURGH!''
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Directing Animation Editing and lighting for 3 episodes for NICKELODEONS Mad Frog ''GORON BLEURGH!''
  
== Production ==
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This work was undertaken in the A for Animation studios in Bristol. I used my own Stop Motion Equipment on the stage they provided to achieve this production."<ref>[https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/neville-buchanan/1a/494/97 Neville Buchanan's LinksdIn profile.] Retrieved 15 Apr '15</ref></blockquote>
Neville Buchanan, creator of ''Gordon Bleugh'', describes the short's production, through [https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/neville-buchanan/1a/494/97 LinkedIn]:
 
<blockquote>"''Director and Stop Frame Animator<br />''
 
GORDON BLEURGH<br />
 
Directing Animation Editing and lighting for 3 episodes for NICKLEODEONS mad Frog GORON BLEURGH.<br />
 
This work was undertaken in the A for Animation studios in Bristol. I used my own Stop Motion Equipment on the stage they provided to achieve this production."</blockquote>
 
 
Mandy, the International Film & TV Production Service, [http://www.mandy.com/home.cfm?c=buc098 notes] that only three shorts were ever animated. These shorts continued airing through 2004 and into 2005.
 
Mandy, the International Film & TV Production Service, [http://www.mandy.com/home.cfm?c=buc098 notes] that only three shorts were ever animated. These shorts continued airing through 2004 and into 2005.
  
== Discoveries ==
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==Discoveries==
On April 14, 2015, Lost Media Wiki contributor RegShowPics discovered multiple pieces of media from ''Gordon Bleugh, ''One is of the '''only known picture''' from the set of ''Gordon Bleugh'', which appears to be the aforementioned insect disrupting Gordon's kitchen. The picture can be seen [http://www.nevillebuchanan.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/1379664_10200801067733438_1272981658_n.jpg here,] from Neville Buchanan's official website.
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On April 14th, 2015, Lost Media Wiki contributor RegShowPics discovered multiple pieces of media from ''Gordon Bleugh!'' from Neville Buchanan's official website. One is of a picture from the set of the short, which appears to be the aforementioned insect disrupting Gordon's kitchen.
  
Also discovered was a half-second clip from a 25th anniversary montage video for A for Animation studios. The clip depicts Gordon calmly smashing a hammer down on an off-screen table. This was, for a while the only known footage of Gordon Bleugh. The clip is at the 26-second mark of [https://vimeo.com/36077770 this video.]
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Also discovered was a half-second clip from a 25th-anniversary montage video for A for Animation studios. The clip depicts Gordon calmly smashing a hammer down on an off-screen table. This was, for a while the only known footage of ''Gordon Bleugh!''. The clip is at the 26-second mark of [https://vimeo.com/36077770 this video.]
  
Uploaded by the Youtube channel ''What A Cartoon! 2'' on Dec 31st, 2015 and brought to light by wiki users Marc Anthony Garcia and ianolivia2, the Gordon Bleugh ''Lobster'' short has been found and can be viewed [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbArjBXyfCs here].
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On December 9th, 2015, YouTuber "easportsbig899" uploaded a Nickelodeon UK advert video that contained the "Lobster" short.
  
On October 9th, 2016, wiki user CDCB uploaded the "Worms" short. He says he might have another one, dealing with pizza dough.
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On October 9th, 2016, wiki user CDCB uploaded the "Worms" short to his YouTube account named "CDCB2". He says he might have another one, involving pizza dough. On April 17th, 2017, YouTube user Elliot the Disney Historian uploaded "Gingerbread Men" to YouTube.
  
== Updates ==
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Lost Media Wiki contributor RegShowPics has sent Neville Buchanan several messages across several different platforms, requesting the release of footage of ''Gordon Bleugh!''. As of November 2018, the response is pending.
Lost Media Wiki contributor RegShowPics has sent Neville Buchanan several messages across several different platforms, requesting the release of footage of ''Gordon Bleugh''. A response is pending.
 
  
== Gallery ==
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==Gallery==
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===Videos===
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  |service1    =youtube
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  |id1          =v=VA96yohMOQY
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  |description1 ="Lobster"
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  |service2    =youtube
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  |id2          =FA5d8cwc4H0
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  |description2 ="Worms"
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  |service3    =youtube
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  |id3          =v=7Ex5nrPZRkI
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  |description3 ="Gingerbread Men"
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}}
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===Images===
 
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<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
File:1379664 10200801067733438 1272981658 n.jpg|The bug from ''Gordon Bleugh''. The only known image from the set of ''Gordon Bleugh''.
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File:1379664 10200801067733438 1272981658 n.jpg|The bug from ''Gordon Bleugh!''. The only known image from the set of ''Gordon Bleugh!''.
File:GordonBlurgh.png|The only known still frame from the final cut of ''Gordon Bleugh.''
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File:GordonBlurgh.png|The only known still frame from the final cut of ''Gordon Bleugh!''.
 
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==References==
To the left is the yellow bug from the set of ''Gordon Bleugh. ''This is the only photo from the set. To the right is the only known still frame from the final cut of ''Gordon Bleugh''.
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{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbArjBXyfCs|320x240|center|Gordon Bleugh - Lobster|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA5d8cwc4H0|320x240|center|Gordon Bleugh - Worms|frame}}
 
 
 
Two of the Gordon Bleugh shorts.
 
 
 
== References ==
 
# [http://www.mandy.com/home.cfm?c=buc098 International Film & TV Production Service on Neville Buchanan & "Gordon Bleugh":] Retrieved March 23, 2015.
 
# [http://www.toonzone.net/forums/nicktoons-forum/109744-nicktoons-tv-shorts.html#post1245967 ToonZone Forum post from 2004, describing the then-unnamed short:] Retrieved March 23, 2015.
 
# [http://www.toonzone.net/forums/nicktoons-forum/109744-nicktoons-tv-shorts-2.html#post1248018 ToonZone Forum post from later that month, confirming the name of the short:] Retrieved March 23, 2015.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:34, 11 March 2021

Gordon bleugh title.jpeg

Title card.

Status: Partially Found

Gordon Bleugh! (otherwise referred to as Gordon Bleurgh! or Gordon Blurgh!) is a 2001 Nicktoons short series, which aired from 2004 to 2005 in the United States. The shorts are claymation/stop motion in nature and are animated by Neville Buchanan. Several accounts describe this short as the misadventures of a claymation, anthropomorphic green frog in a chef's costume, often facing mishaps like malfunctioning equipment or a fly buzzing around the kitchen.

With the recent discovery of the Nicktoons shorts Hot Chunks and Schoolyard Safari, Gordon Bleugh! is the only not-fully-discovered Nicktoons short series in existence.

Plot[edit | edit source]

ToonZone Forum user "Classic Speedy" describes the plot of Gordon Bleugh!, in a post from April 28th, 2004:

"A chef cartoon: I forget the name, but it's another stop-motion short that involves the mayhem in the kitchen."[1]

Two days later, on April 30th, 2004, fellow ToonZone Forum user "magicjac" confirmed the name of the short as Gordon Bleugh!.[2]

Production[edit | edit source]

Neville Buchanan, creator of Gordon Bleugh!, describes the series' production, through LinkedIn:

"Director and Stop Frame Animator

GORDON BLEURGH! Directing Animation Editing and lighting for 3 episodes for NICKELODEONS Mad Frog GORON BLEURGH!

This work was undertaken in the A for Animation studios in Bristol. I used my own Stop Motion Equipment on the stage they provided to achieve this production."[3]

Mandy, the International Film & TV Production Service, notes that only three shorts were ever animated. These shorts continued airing through 2004 and into 2005.

Discoveries[edit | edit source]

On April 14th, 2015, Lost Media Wiki contributor RegShowPics discovered multiple pieces of media from Gordon Bleugh! from Neville Buchanan's official website. One is of a picture from the set of the short, which appears to be the aforementioned insect disrupting Gordon's kitchen.

Also discovered was a half-second clip from a 25th-anniversary montage video for A for Animation studios. The clip depicts Gordon calmly smashing a hammer down on an off-screen table. This was, for a while the only known footage of Gordon Bleugh!. The clip is at the 26-second mark of this video.

On December 9th, 2015, YouTuber "easportsbig899" uploaded a Nickelodeon UK advert video that contained the "Lobster" short.

On October 9th, 2016, wiki user CDCB uploaded the "Worms" short to his YouTube account named "CDCB2". He says he might have another one, involving pizza dough. On April 17th, 2017, YouTube user Elliot the Disney Historian uploaded "Gingerbread Men" to YouTube.

Lost Media Wiki contributor RegShowPics has sent Neville Buchanan several messages across several different platforms, requesting the release of footage of Gordon Bleugh!. As of November 2018, the response is pending.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

"Lobster"
"Worms"
"Gingerbread Men"

Images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]