This cheese-themed episode from the second series of the animated show is musically narrated by Kiwi cartoon icons Ches And Dale (both voiced by Outrageous Fortune’s Frank Whitten). The duo join Stanley and Mary-Jane on a pipe into Drainworld, where they battle Dr Drain’s plans to use cheese to convert an army of rats to his evil plans. Created by Jim Mora (Mucking In) and Brent Chambers of Flux Animation, the first series marked New Zealand TV’s first international animation co-production; the second season of Staines Down Drains was produced by Flux for TVNZ.
When I left school I worked as an apprentice drainlayer and became familiar with all kinds of pipes and things underground for two years, before entering graphic design school. It's funny to think that I'm back working with drains!– Co-creator Brent Chambers, in a September 2005 Flux Animation press release
Made with funding from NZ On Air