My background as a director and writer of live action documentaries, and my involvement in a research project on distance learning in 1996 for the film studios in Terni, Umbria, led me to look at animation as a teaching tool for children. During this research project I developed a style of stop motion animation using paper puppets and sceneries. I registered the name “Papermotion” and created the characters first known in English as Obie & Bingie, later as Taco & Paco.
Taco & Paco which features Paco, a “pensive crocodile” and Taco, “a busybody toucan” takes full advantage of the bright tropical colors this tecnique allows. The show has a warm gentle nature, aswell as a sense of discovery and freshness.
Taco & Paco paper art prints
Watch a story in English
It was with RAI, the state broadcaster that my Crayons Pictures made 53x6' episodes of Taco & Paco in papermotion. The series is aimed at pre-school children 3 to 5 years old. If you want to practice your Italian, you can watch it on line at: