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Life with Loopy
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Segments 36
Date Ran 1996-2000
First KaBlam! Appearance Your Real Best Friend!
Last KaBlam! Appearance The KaBlair! Witch Project
Directed/Written/Created By Stephen Holman
Produced By (W)Holesome Products, Inc.


Life with Loopy is a stop motion animation/half-cartoon segment created by Anglo-American artist Stephen Holman, featured on the Nickelodeon animated anthology series KaBlam!. The plot revolves around a 12-year-old boy named Larry Cooper narrating the adventures of his younger sister, Loopy Cooper.

Originally, Holman pitched a live-action short film titled "We Are the Shrimpskins" to Nickelodeon for the network's Snick Snack block. When he signed for it, an agreement in the contract stated an animated short film of some kind would be included, which was Life with Loopy. "Shrimpskins" did not continue, but Loopy would prove popular on KaBlam!, airing across all four seasons of the show.

Characters were animated with stop-motion puppet bodies, but their heads were created with cardboard. When a character has to grab and/or manipulate an object, live-action hands are used, a technique used by shows beforehand in the 1960s produced by Gerry Anderson filmed with "Supermarionation" (marionette puppets containing electric moving parts). Live-action characters and hand puppets were also seen.

A special episode titled "Life with Loopy Birthday Gala-Bration" aired on September 25, 1998.

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