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->''This is Crumlin, a densely populated suburb of Dublin. A community not unlike any other working class area in modern Ireland. But it was here, in 1972, that the first Irish animated baby was born, into an ordinary live action family.''

''Badly Drawn Roy'' is a twenty minute 2006 short film. Set in Dublin, it chronicles the life of [[RogerRabbitEffect Roy O'Brien, a cartoon born into a live-action family]]. Through interviews with his family and friends, we learn about Roy's birth, childhood, and the rough patches he has hit as an adult. Instead of being a flat-out comedy (though it can be quite funny at times), it uses a SliceOfLife approach filmed {{Mockumentary}} style. It would eventually become the basis for the CBBC series ''ROY'', a full length television series set during Roy's younger years, also filmed as a {{Mockumentary}}.

Notably, the film is an entirely Irish production, from the actors to the director to the various groups that
commissioned it.
It is not the same than the british songwriter Badly Drawn Boy.

Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUIv7poWJFU here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaXVyDKLOiM&feature=related here]].
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!!This short film (and the spinoff series) has examples of:

* {{AccessoryWearingCartoon|Animal}}: While not an animal, the only clothing Roy is ever seen wearing is diapers (when he's a baby) and a bow tie (at his best friend's wedding).
** He tries to wear a tie in ''[=S1E1 New Boy=]'', but fails.
* AnatomyAnomaly: Roy has [[TheNoseless no nose]], four fingers, lacks detail and one hand is smaller than the other. Some of this is due to StylisticSuck.
* BasementDweller: An instance when this trope is played for drama. Roy continues to live at home because he can't hold down a job, which causes [[spoiler:friction and arguments between him and his parents, running away from the camera, and he eventually checks himself into a rehabilitation center because of his depression]].
* BeardOfSorrow
* BehindAStick: One of the cartoon tricks Roy shows for the camera.
* BetterAsFriends: Roy and his girlfriend Ruth eventually broke up since they [[NonhumansLackAttributes couldn't take the relationship to the next level]], but remain friends.
* BlackBestFriend: Conor from ''ROY'' is brown, but Alex from the next series is much darker.
* CatchingSomeZs: This occurs when Roy snores.
* DelusionsOfDoghood: In an episode of ''ROY'', Roy gets a blow on the head while pretending to be a dog and starts believing that he is actually a dog, to the point of growing a tail and dog ears.
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Happens in an episode of the series.
* DoomedByCanon: If you've seen the short film and then watch the series, try to ignore the fact that this happy child with a few good friends will grow up to be a depressed BasementDweller.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Averted; despite one of her children being a cartoon, his mother made sure to treat everyone equally. Roy's brother also mentions that his childhood was relatively normal.
* EyePop
* FreeTheFrogs: Roy does this in an episode of the series. However, he attempts to keep the frogs in his room instead of releasing them into the wild and HilarityEnsues.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
* HeartSymbol: When Roy first sees [[LoveInterest Ruth]], this occurs along with WingdingEyes. She found it to be very sweet.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Several of these come when Roy lists off all his old jobs and how he was let go.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Roy desires to be a properly “cleaned up” cartoon (which would be normal for him).
* LighterAndSofter: ''ROY''. Either because Roy's a child or it's a kid's show.
* LimeyGoesToHollywood: [[spoiler: Roy wants to go to Hollywood to try to find work. He's able to because of donations from the community]].
* {{Mockumentary}}
* NonhumansLackAttributes: The main reason Roy and Ruth broke up (they remain friends).
* TheNoseless
* {{Oireland}}: Averted since the whole production is Irish. If this trope couldn't be averted, we may as well give up.
* PersonalRaincloud: Occurs when Roy is depressed while looking through the want ads [[spoiler: and when he says goodbye to his family before going to Hollywood. They even pull out umbrellas and the driver turns on his windshield wipers]].
* RightBehindMe: On an episode of ''ROY'', Roy is doing an impersonation of the headmaster, unaware that the head has just stepped out the classroom behind him. He finally notices his friend's frantic stop gestures and finishes with "He's behind me, isn't he?".
* RogerRabbitEffect
* SleepingDummy: Becky does this to sneak out of the house when she is supposed to be down with the flu the SickEpisode of ''ROY''.
* SliceOfLife
* StylisticSuck: Both intentional and a major plot point. The animation on Roy is rough and sketchy since he never went through the clean-up process which is why Roy can't find any roles.
* WingdingEyes
* WrittenSoundEffect
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