Simon’s Cat: In Need Of A Holiday
SUMMER IS HERE! Does your life get stressful? Do you often think about booking a holiday? And what do you think your cat gets up to when do you go away? Watch this collection to see these questions and more answered. This film is made up of a selection of classic black & white animations to celebrate the start of Summer.
Is Simon’s Cat like your cat?
In Need Of A Holiday As A Cat Owner’
Directed by: Simon Tofield
Animation: Laura Nailor, Simon Tofield
Clean Up: Setareh Seto, Isobel Stenhouse
Foley and Music: Russell Pay
Edit: Rebecca Warner-Perry
Producer: Emma Burch
Associate Producer: Edwin Eckford
Production Manager: Rebecca Warner-Perry
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Want to know more about the history of Simon’s Cat?
Q. Why isn’t ‘Off to the Vet’ available in full on YouTube?
A. ‘Off to the Vet’ film production and crowdfunding campaign was a huge undertaking for the Simon’s Cat Team. Our hope is to produce more long form, full colour content for our fans but without having to turn to them through crowdfunding again. The film was completed in 2015 and submitted it to a selection of international film festivals over the following months. During this time it was exclusively available to all funders that contributed via our private production blog. The feedback we have received from our funders has been overwhelming positive and we hope they are extremely proud of making the film a possibility.
Q. What software do you use?
A. Simon’s Cat is made using Adobe Flash / TV Paint animation software.
Q. Why does it take so long to make each Simon’s Cat film?
A. Even though the films are made on computer software, they are still hand-animated in a traditional manner, frame to frame. It usually takes between 12 and 25 drawings to create 1 second of a Simon’s Cat film.
Q. Where can I buy Simon’s Cat merchandise?