2DTV is a satrical animated show which follows closely in the steps of Spitting Image; but instead of using puppets, it uses state-of-the-art cartoons.
Lampooning anyone they get the chance to, the impressionists - Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Mark Perry and Dave Lamb (many of whom worked on Spitting Image) - get the chance to imitate politicians, royals and celebrities alike, as directed by Giles Pilgrow (also from Spitting Image). These included smiley prime minister Tony Blair, jealous chancellor Gordon Brown, a violent John Prescott, David Blunkett, slurring Robin Cook and Jack Straw. On the Tory side was a large-lipped Michael Portillo, a small William Hague and a very boring Iain Duncan Smith. Last but not least was idiotic US president George Bush Jr. and his fictional sidekick the general, who would create Professor Liebstrom out of his sock, so that Bush would understand him.
Royals sent up were the same in style to what they were on Spitting Image. There was the late, dotty Queen Mum and the reasonably more sane Queen herself, mad Prince Philip, old fogie Prince Charles, ugly Camilla Parker-Bowles, mean Princess Anne, naked Fergie, and wild sons Princes William and Harry.
Celebrities impersonated included Ant and Dec, Elton John, Geri Halliwell, George Michael, The Beckhams (skinny Victoria, show-off David, and children Brooklyn and Romeo), newsreader Trevor McDonald, Weakest Link presenter Anne Robinson, Michael Jackson, Uri GellerJohnny Vegas, Lawrence Llewellen-Bowen, Carol Smilie, David Dimbleby, Jordan, Will Young, Gareth Gates, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Eubank, Madoona and Guy Richie, Tom Cruise, David Frost, Graham Norton, Davina McCall, Michael Parkinson, Frank Skinner, Johnny Vaughan, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Tim Henman, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Joan Collins, Des Lynam, Bill Gates, Kylie Minogue, Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Hugh Grant, Steve Irwin, Dame Judi Dench and Michael Barrymore.