Stress Maniacs is an animated game show, where three real stressed-out contestants compete for a weekend break at a luxury spa.
The show was initially recorded in a radio studio. The game’s very real contestants were then animated, with comic artistic licence, to appear in front of a live audience on a vast stage set, and doing things that only a cartoon game show could ever get away with on TV.
Re-birthed into ‘suspended animation’, the contestants enter the evangelical world of Cameron Ripple – relaxation guru.
After three bizarre rounds inspired by psychobabble, the show climaxes with the winner reaching 'Ripple’s Ranch on High'.
Stress Maniacs features the improv talent of comedian Phil Nichol as the show’s charismatic host, Cameron Ripple.
Animation - Steve Smith, Kevin Frostick
Compositing - Leigh Hodgkinson
Music - David Schweitzer
Voices - Phil Nicol, Mark Huckerby
Written - Nick Ostler & Mark Huckerby
Directed - Claire Underwood
Produced - David Hodgson