The Twilight (Eclipse) blockbuster movie released this weekend will provide the backdrop to an educational cartoon from Cumbria in the UK , urging learners in school to overcome obstacles. Twilight: Eclipse, the multi-million dollar vampire franchise, hits Cinemas. And its first appearance in Carlisle, Cumbria will be accompanied by another premiere – Vampy’s Choice, the latest animation from Cumbrian multi-media artist Louise Kneath and screenwriter partner Ian Gilbertson. Louise, 24, created a series of ghoulish characters called The Creeps to urge learners to overcome obstacles on their way to getting a valuable higher education. “We’re really excited about this new short film as it takes the Vampy character in another direction,” said Louise. “It pokes fun at the rivalry in Twilight: Eclipse between Jacob the werewolf and Edward the vampire for the hand of a girl called Bella. “I’ve given it an unexpected twist which is a bit of a shock for Vampy who is the ‘Bella’ of my film.” The film – and a second one by Ian parodying the horror hit film  “Paranormal Activity” – were commissioned by Cumbria Higher Learning after the the success of five shorter cartoons which Louise created in 2009. Louise, a local graduate in multimedia design and digital animation, created five 30-second animations that will be on YouTube from October 31. Vampy’s Choice adds a new addition to the series. Louise added: “After launching them on the internet at Halloween the feedback was incredible.” “A school’s drama students even used the characters in a live play for their exams.” Helen Gudgeon, of Cumbria Higher Learning, said Louise and Ian’s animations have breathed new life into higher education […]