From Taking Tyme
2481 Winnipeg Street
Regina , SK, S4P 1H5
We create music cartoons that promote upbeat healthy clean messages and concepts for children, their parents, companies, and the public.
March 25, 2019
A Saskatchewan-produced children’s song called “Drop Your Phone” composed by Paul Runalls and Chris Atkinson (lyricist) has been named as a finalist in this year’s prestigious International Songwriting Competition (www.songwritingcompetition.com). With almost 19,000 entrants, approximately 2% of all entrants were selected to be finalists within all songwriting genres. The crazy and playful tune is sung by Cam Zoller (Gino the Giraffe) and encourages people to put down their phones and become more in tune with their environment and people around them.
The songwriting team of Runalls and Atkinson have previously reached the finalist stage on two other occasions with their songs, "Wish Wish I Had a Fish" and "Bath Time". They are hopeful that their third song is the lucky one. In addition to their song being judged by a panel of music industry experts, their song is included in the People’s Voice online voting contest. As the name implies, the finalist song that receives the most votes is crowned the People’s Voice winner – You can listen to their song (and vote for them too) at: https://songwritingcompetition.com/peoplesvoice~category-5 - (4th song down on list)
November 6, 2017
CHAT PRODUCTIONS is proud to share their latest Saskatchewan produced music cartoon called Plane Ride (Runalls/Atkinson) featuring vocals by Saskatoon's Emma Wood portraying a young girl's first flight experience with excitement, anxiety and relief. The song includes flute melodies by Regina's Stefan Atkinson. Sheldon Corbett added keyboards, Glenn Ens provided percussion and Paul Runalls guitars. Check out their latest animation for children (and adults) at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXYhGGi1xH0&t=22s
February 26, 2017
CHAT PRODUCTIONS is proud to announce that their Saskatchewan produced music cartoons with their internationally recognized music of Ty the T-REX and friends have been established on their YouTUBE channel. Check out their latest playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAZHYS-61JQ&list=PLsw2cf364ksDCQfPjgOuWUip8P9rTo0U2
Music Cartoons within the Playlist:
Count With Me (Semi-Finalist in International Songwriting Competition)
Wish Wish I Was a Fish (Finalist in in International Songwriting Competition)
Enough of the Rough
Going to the Park
Chompity Chomp Chomp - (The Pancake Song)
December 21, 2015
Paul Runalls and Chris Atkinson have released their second Ty the T-REX children's music album called Taking Tyme. As a follow-up to their very successful debut album, which included 2 songs recognized as finalists in the prestigious International Song Competition, their new album features performances by many great Saskatchewan musicians and singers including Glenn Ens, Andrew Walls as Ty and Rudy, Cam Zoller as Mo, Gent Laird, Sheldon Corbett, Ned Ramsay, Sherry Sansom as Steffy, Mark Bergen, Don Griffith, Sheila Churchman Vaadeland, Corey Hildebrand, Kevin Marsh, Corissa Ford Smith and Paul's grand niece Gillian!
Ty the T-REX music employs many different musical genres (blues, disco, rock, country, and even zydeco) that colourful dinosaur cartoon characters sing. This unique Saskatchewan animation project had four songs from their first album made into music cartoons and their plans are to launch a crowdfunding campaign to hire a young up and coming Saskatchewan animator to create a new music cartoon for one of their new songs from their new album.
Taking Tyme is a collection of 10 songs that convey clean healthy messages for young children (and their parents). The title track suggests to children one should take the time to not only see and hear the wonderful and amazing things around them, but to also take time for their friends. From the importance of having the courage to encourage others, to recycling properly, the themes of Ty the T-REX songs are clear and important. Runalls and Atkinson have been in education for over 30 years and their passion for clean healthy messages in their music is paramount.
For further information about this unique music cartoon project please visit www.tythetrex.com.
December 20, 2015
Bath Time, a children's song written by Paul Runalls (music) and Chris Atkinson (lyrics), has been discovered by Tokyo FM. The song appears on their charts with the likes of Rhianna, Kanye, McCartney, Sly and James Brown. The song was a finalist in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition. The song is performed by Andy Walls (vocals) as Ty the T-Rex, Brent Longstaff (tuba) of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Sheldon Corbett (sax and piano), Glenn Ens (drums) and Paul Runalls (guitar). Runalls and Atkinson are baffled by the inclusion of their song with such lofty company and can only assume that the DJ simply loves taking a bath!
December 6, 2015
Chat Productions Inc. is proud to announce that one of the new songs (I AM WHO I AM) from our recently released album "Taking Tyme" received a Commended Entry Award in the prestigious UK Songwriting Competition in the Open Category. Sung by Cam Zoller as "Mo Mosasaur," the song is about liking who you are even though you may have some different or unique personal traits. Paul Runalls (music) and Chris Atkinson (lyrics) had the song recorded at Audio Art Recording Studios using many talented Saskatchewan musicians (Sheldon Corbett, Glenn Ens, Paul Runalls, & Cam Zoller).