Keg Kartoonz’s “The Mad Cows”
Michael Algar, Noel Kelly and Adrian Mulvey have teamed together to initially produce 15 x 12 minute episodes of “The Mad Cows” with support from RTE and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The Mad Cows Synopsis
On a moonlit night in the rural hills of Mayo, a herd of cattle are peacefully grazing. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning shoots down striking two of the cattle. When the two cattle recover from their surprise blast they find that they have acquired some human traits. They can now stand upright, speak and they even have opposable hooves.
The two soon discover that there are more like them. They form a bizarre band of bovines and decide to call themselves The Mad Cows. The gang now includes Pat, the self appointed leader who mistakenly thinks he’s the brains of the operation, Christy, a reckless young bullock who has no fear, Angus, an enormous Scottish beast who spends a lot of his time trying to keep Christy out of trouble, Heffernan, a mechanically minded female who can fix anything, Dee, a diminutive dynamo of a cow who is a wizard on a computer, Bernie, a larger than life Femme Fatale and finally Peadar, an Irish speaking bull with a philosophical outlook on life.
This eclectic bunch of anthropomorphic cattle travel all over Ireland in a large RV that they’ve ‘borrowed’ from some extreme sports fanatics. The vehicle comes complete with every piece of extreme sports equipment imaginable and coincidently, it turns out that each of the gang has a great aptitude for all kinds of sports.
In each episode the gang inadvertently foil some kind of villainous plot.
The Mad Cows are constantly learning the peculiar ways of humans (and in particular, Irish humans) and a lot of it just doesn’t make any sense to them.
The audience never find out why this strange anomaly has happened and the cattle themselves don’t care. All they want to do is continue on their rollercoaster trip.
The series is aimed specifically at 6 to 10 year olds, but with a mix of action, adventure, some quirky humour and Irish wit, the series has something that will appeal to all ages.