Snow White and the seven dwarfs

The fairest of them all was quite the challenge to make, or rather her collar was. It’s weird how the smallest things turn out to be the most complicated to make. Well, not the smallest, the dwarfs was fairly easy to make, if you pardon the pun.

The dwarfs are obviously not toilet rolls, only Snow White is. For the group picture it felt right to use a filter to make it resemble the vintage poster.

Snow and Dwarfs
Snow White

DwarfsSleepy, Happy, Dopey, Doc, Grumpy, Bashful and Sneezy.

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth is such a good movie. I always crack up when the horrible knife robotics pass by Sarah, revealing the drivers. What was the funniest part of making the characters into toilet roll characters? David Bowie´s hair, obviously!

Jareth

Sarah

Ludo

The Little Mermaid

I loved this movie when I was a kid. No, love is not the right word, I was obsessed. I even made a shoe box diorama with Ariel, Flounder and the statue of Eric. Now I’ve grown up and make toilet roll figurines instead.

Ariel & Eric

Ariel

Eric

Beauty and the Beast

This is my favorite movie of all times. I still collect the old toys from the movie. When I was a kid, I saw it a thousand times, I made my own version into a play AND a different one into a puppet show. Belle and the Beast were both made of socks and it all looked terrible. Hopefully my toilet rolls have a bit more character.

Beauty and the Beast

Belle

Beast

Pocahontas

Suddenly, Pocahontas happened 20 years ago. The Disney film, that is, not…the real one, I do understand that. I still felt old, though. So I needed to process this with toilet rolls. And then I wanted to make more Disney characters.

Pocahontas

John SmithI can’t tell you how pleased I am with his hair!

John Smith & Pocahontas

Easter 2015

A Norwegian tradition is enjoying a murder mystery around Easter. This Easter my Dolokk Holmes was hired by a local music festival in Spydeberg to solve a murder on their website. I wrote a new mystery and created new characters for Dolokk Holmes and his assistant Dr. Fanny to meet. Some of the new characters were locals, and the rest were Norwegian celebrities. Only the poor victim was entirely fictional.

Poster1Promotional poster

På toget“Off to Spydeberg” 

Frida“Oh, the head is over there” 

Caroline“Meeting Caroline, local hero and rock star”

Ordføreren“Meeting Knut, the mayor of Spydeberg”

Solberg“The brothers Solberg. Local heroes and World Championship race car drivers”

Donkeyboy“Donkeyboy, Norwegian pop stars.”

Kongledyr“The cot-animals Donkeyboy made”

Eddy & Kenneth“Local heroes and organizers/creators of the music festival Kenneth and Eddy”

Børre“Last of the creators of the festival, Børre.”

Momarken“Visiting the horse racetrack” 

Kristoffer“Meeting Kristopher Schau, Norwegian comedian”.

Solberg plass“Who’s that?”

OnklP“Meeting OnklP, Norwegian rapper”

   Bautaen“At the memorial monument in Spydeberg”

De mistenkte“The killer is amongst us. The guilty one is…”

Poster2Easter egg: Poster not used.

Christmas 2014

The fifth calendar was a detective novel in 24 chapters. Each day our heroes had to solve a mystery, and finally they had to find the missing Dorullnisse of Toilet Roll City.

Their names were mostly puns that won´t easily translate. Our hero is named Dolokk Holmes, which is an obvious pun on Sherlock Holmes, Dolokk is the Norwegian name for toilet lid. Mind you, Dr. Fanny is named after the British nickname, not the American. Most of the characters contains the word do, as that means toilet. Other puns, like Marie-Ann Toilette, I’m sure you get.
1.desember

December 1st: Dolokk Holmes

2.desember

December 2nd: Dr. Fanny

3.desember

December 3rd: The mayor of Toilet Roll City

4.desember

December 4th: Old Aunt Toa

5.desember

December 5th: Miss Klosetta

6.desember

December 6th: Marie-Ann Toilette

7.desember

December 7th: Little Dorit

8.desember

December 8th: Doris

9.desember

December 9th: Principal Petter Uthe-Dass

10.desember
December 10th: Children´s author WC Andersen

11.desember
December 11th: Local politician Cisterna Solbær

12.desember

December 12th: The Maharaja

13.desember
December 13th: Klorina

14.desember

December 14th: Cousin Sander

15.desember
December  15th: The butler, Donald

16.desember
December 16th: The cook

17.desemberDecember 17th:  Tom Dorull

18.desember

December 18th: Rulle

19.desember

December 19th: Miss Rulla

20.desember

December 20th: Baby brother Anders

21.desember

December 21st: Colonel Dobørsten

22.desember

December 22nd: Miss Hylse

23.desember

December 23rd: The shopkeep at Domus

24.desemberDecember 24th: The missing Dorullnisse

Christmas 2013

The fourth Calendar had a new theme: Christmas songs. Often I used puns for a more fun dorullnisse. Try and guess the song by looking at the picture or reading the vague hints underneath. Click the picture to reveal and listen to the answer.

1. des

December 1st:
English song, but the image is based on a pun in the Norwegian lyrics

2. des

December 2nd:
Should be fairly easy

3. des

December 3rd:
Notice the calendar, and remember this was 2013.

4. des

December 4th:
Too easy.

5. des

December 5th:
This is very literal.

6. des

December 6th:
Again a Norwegian pun, but to the original English lyrics. The Norwegian name for the Hoola Hoop would translate to Rocking Ring.

7. des

December 7th:
This one you’ll get. Easy.

8. des

December 8th:
Again very literal. Much more literal than the lyrics intended. Much more.

9. des

December 9th:
Infant Kris Kringle

10. des December 10th:
A Norwegian classic.

11. desDecember 11th:
Elvis.

12. desDecember 12th:
A funny one.

13. desDecember 13th:
Norwegian. A rude take on a classic.

14. desDecember 14th:
Drunken Irish.

15. desDecember 15th:
This couple is way too young to get wed.

16. desDecember 16th:
This is supposed to be a Norwegian song, but some tell me it will work on a different song with English lyrics.

17. desDecember 17th:
This song is the mathematicians´ favorite.

18. desDecember 18th:
I learned this song from Christmas Vacation.

19. des

December 19th:
The name for this Character is Flode, as he is a Norwegian flodhest. If I told you the English name for this animal, I’d give away too much.

20. desDecember 20th:
A depressing Norwegian song. I hate it. Really.

21. desDecember 21st:
A more cheerful Norwegian song. A bit cryptic here and there in the lyrics, though…

22. des

December 22nd:
A song about what? The weather?

23. desDecember 23rd:
A Norwegian song from a Christmas musical.

24. desDecember 24th:
A Norwegian/Danish classic. With a pun.

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