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A competitive cat tries his paw at some Winter Games in our latest Christmas Special.
'Winter Games' Credits:
Director: Simon Tofield
Animator: Plamen Ananiev
Animation Supervisor: Rachel Thorn
Design & Rigging:Trevor Phillips
Art Director: Liza Nechaeva
Compositor: Julia Young
Producer: Emma Burch
Associate Producer: Edwin Eckford
Executive Producer: Mike Bell
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Q. What software do you use?
A. Simon's Cat has been made using a variety of animation software over the years. Originally in Adobe Flash. Then TV Paint (and still on occasions) and most recently using CelAction.
Q. Why does it take so long to make each Simon's Cat film?
A. Animation is a slow process and Simon’s Cat films pay particular attention to observed, real life cat behaviour. Historically the films were traditionally animated frame by frame. More recently we use CelAction which has sped up the process but still requires a lot of care and attention. Each film takes approximately 6-9 weeks to make, depending on complexity, number of characters and special effects.