Squirt continues to rock the box in 2005! The Saturday morning show hosted by Ryan Inglis, along with Spike T Penguin, and his Irish offsider Newt, has become an established part of the weekend for most Kiwi kids.
Squirt features high-tech computer graphics and animation and makes use of 'motion capture' technology to bring Spike, Newt and Pivot to life. This is combined with laid-back, humorous dialogue, zappy and interesting stories from around New Zealand, and the latest cartoons.
Squirt 2005 will also revisit popular squirty regulars such as Astounding Squiry Facts, News Updates Starwarps and great competitions.
Ryan Inglis (22) is the 'token human' on the show. After more than a year with Squirt, Ryan is now fully aware of the cheeky and often crazy stunts his animal sidekicks will pull. A degree in Communication Studies often comes in handy for Tyan too, with all the animal banter in the studio!. "Talking to a penguin for a living might seem a bit strange, but I love my job and have loads of fun with the rest of the Squirt team."
This obvious enjoyment makes its presence felt on the screen. The three main characters in Squirt - the cheeky penguin, the peculiar Irish fish and the fun-loving Ryan - each have their own quirks, foibles and ways of behaving, which the audience has come to know.
This character-driven humour, plus the high-tech look of the show, and the different styles of animation within it, provide a very appealing Saturday morning 'wake up' package for the audience.