Gorey’s first pass at creating a storyboard of the opening was estimated to run 10 minutes. Since executive producer Joan Wilson was looking for a 75-second sequence, Gorey was eventually asked to hand over the drawings and allow animators to use his work as inspiration. Gorey, known for his eccentric and stubborn nature, recounted:
“When we first started talking about it, I gave them a scenario for the credits, but they said, ‘Thank you, very much, dear, but this will take half an hour.’ I told them it wouldn’t if they put in on at a reasonable rate of speed, but they didn’t seen to care for that idea very much.”
The Lamb/Gorey sequence has changed multiple times since 1980. It followed a non-linear, Agatha Christie-esque series of animated tableaus. Some of the more famous scenes include a formal ball, a crowd of umbrella-toting funeral attendants, three investigators, a croquet game in the rain, and a moaning damsel in various scenes of distress.
Today, the Masterpiece opening sequence is almost identical between each sub-brand—Classic, Mystery!, and Contemporary. However, each opening features fade-ins and -outs of popular characters from each series. The Mystery! version still features the Gorey/Lamb characters. [x]
Okay, so….I don’t remember what I did or looked at but I suddenly felt the urge to think of a design for G!Sans in Underlust. Welp….here ya go. If someone’s done something like this already, kay then, if I’m the first, then yay me? XD
• 250 g of dates
• 1/3 cup of minced hazelnuts
• 2 tbsp of minced almonds
• 1 tbsp of cocoa
• a pinch of salt
• ½ cup of peanut butter
• 1 tbsp of maple syrup
• 0,5-1 tbsp of almond milk
• some coconut oil (if necessary)
Soften the dates. Process all the ingredients for the bottom layer and spread the mass on a tray, then freeze for 10 minutes or so. Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the top layer until creamy. Spread the mixture on the brownies, cut into squares and keep refrigerated.
A nice vegan + gluten free + sugar free + paleo treat with no guilt! However, quite high in calories 🙃