We have seen that Third Wave Animation relied on familiar iconography, such as ‘the family’, to tell stories about contemporary UK life and to set up links with earlier television forms. Over the next few chapters, we will ask how gender, class, race, and cultural and societal values are framed throughout this era of production (1997–2010). In this particular chapter, I will focus on how ethnic minorities are presented and how this deployment reflects back onto the nature of Third Wave Animation itself by concentrating on a crucial Third Wave text, BBC 3’s Monkey Dust (2003–2005). This was an animated sketch show written and produced by Harry Thompson and Shaun Pye that ran over three series from February 2003 to February 2005. As much as this was a show that embodied the ideological shifts within the BBC, it was also a text that provided an explicit commentary on post-millennial Britain in the wake of New Labour’s reshaping of the UK socio-political landscape. Monkey Dust replayed traditional televisual comic structures to organise a critique of social, political and cultural consensus.
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