Trevor at Dublin-based Igloo Animations, writes:
Fantasy Ireland is an outrageous post-watershed animated comedy series set in a fantastical version of contemporary Ireland (mixed with a dollop of Irish mythology).
We follow three flatmates living in Rathmines [Dublin 6] who are flung together to form The Shamz – the new unwitting saviours of Ireland sent to save us from ourselves and more importantly a greedy priest hell-bent on setting us back fifty years!
A 1998 ‘proof of concept’ short featuring a real life duck who transforms into a cartoon superhero, directed by Uli Meyer (who, it will come as no surprise to learn, also worked on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Space Jam).
Meyer describes the film, scanned from a recently discovered 35mm negative, as ‘too long’.
That being said, you can still appreciate what could have been, but never was.