Executive Producer: Mike Bell Producer: Emma Burch Production Assistant: Edwin Eckford Brand Manager: Mike Cook
BUTTERFLIES: 'A lovestruck cat has a bad case of the butterflies'
CREDITS Directed by: Simon Tofield Animation: Stephanie Mercier, Laura Nailor Clean Up: Setareh Seto Assistant Clean Up: Liza Nechaeva Animation Supervisor: Isobel Stenhouse Sound: Shrooty Executive Producer: Mike Bell Producer: Edwin Eckford Brand Manager: Mike Cook Simon's Cat Team: Emma Burch
HEAD OVER HEELS: 'A love struck cat falls head over heels for a beautiful queen'.
CREDITS Directed by: Simon Tofield Animation: Jim Farfan, Rachel Thorn Design & Rigging: Trevor Phillips Art Director: Liza Nechaeva Animatic: Emma Wakley Producer: Emma Burch Production Coordinator: Cathryn Gamble Music: Shrooty Foley: Chris Swaine at Fonic
TOUGH LOVE: 'A curious cat lands himself in big trouble!'
CREDITS Directed by: Simon Tofield Animation: Emma Wakley Clean Up: Setareh Seto, Emma Wakley, Liza Nechaeva Producer: Emma Burch Associate Producer: Edwin Eckford Exec Producer: Mike Bell Foley and Music: Russell Pay
DINNER DATE MAIN COURSE: ‘Up close and purrsonal’
CREDITS Directed by: Simon Tofield Design/Rig: Trevor Phillips Animation: Jimeno Farfan, Karen Ullman, Emma Wakley Animation Supervisor: Emma Wakley Compositor: Liza Nechaeva Additional Rigging: Jim Nolan Executive Producer: Mike Bell Producer: Emma Burch Associate Producer: Edwin Eckford Production Manager: Rebecca WarnerPerry Foley and Music: Shrooty
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 69 weeks to make, depending on complexity, number of characters and special effects.