PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

A NEW WAY TO LEARN AND TO ENTERTAIN

Physics meets cartoons! And who would believe it? We would, first of all! Imagine teaching a few topics of a subject like physics to young children. Formulas, graphs and equations are certainly not the best teaching tools.

“Dr. Bombonico’s LOONEY LAWS of Physics – Fun-Size Scientific Adventures”, the cartoon series hosted by the charismatic and bumbling character Doctor Sam Bombonico, physicist and scientist in the world of Cartooniversity, was created so that even younger children can start to get to know the marvelous science that aims to unravel the laws that govern natural phenomena.

This first series of 52 episodes (but we have a further 1665 in mind...) is planned around roughly 11 minute episodes and relates physics in a way that has never been seen before: not only physics communicated through a cartoon, but also the physics in a cartoon. It’s a new way of entertaining children: first getting them curious and entertaining them with the best cartoon gags and then explaining to them how these gags are impossible in the real world and how, in fact, the world around them actually behaves The juxtaposition of the “exact” laws of physics and the “impossible” cartoon laws has great potential and is an intriguing way of achieving a “gentle” but at the same time “solid” acquisition of the subject.

REAL SCIENCE WITH STYLE

Thanks to the help of The Physical Science Communication Lab at the Department of Physics in the University of Trento (dedicated to the development, experimentation and diffusion of new teaching methodologies and the advancement of physics), we will offer a unique contribution to the history of teaching sciences.

The series “Dr. Bombonico’s LOONEY LAWS of Physics” is a series based on precise scientific notions of physics (combined with hilarious gags) and we can say that the show is without time and can be offered and re-offered for years without losing its appeal, entertainment and educational value, seeing as the subject of physics is perfectly consolidated. The graphic style is modern and dynamic and 3D computer graphics and 2D cartoon style rendering (toon shading) are used for both the characters and backgrounds so as not to lose the traditional look of classic animated cartoons.


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