I had a brilliant time last year animating on the second series of Digby Dragon. It was so good to work on a show with such a clear and beautiful aesthetic. The characters are well written and brilliantly performed and so have a level of authenticity and emotional subtext that’s rare in cartoons for young children and an absolute gift for an animator.
Here are a selection of the shots I animated (it’s too long really, but it was hard to choose favourites)
I was just updating my showreel and sorting through old work when I got lost in the (seemingly endless) footage I animated for Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small a little while ago. It was such a pleasure to animate Dick Bruna’s cute little bunny at Blue Zoo. It’s a deceptively simple design that demands a great deal of care and subtlety to animate. The whole team really pushed the quality throughout the production (while also being impossibly lovely, much like Miffy herself). My favourite bits were usually the small gestures and slow, adorable sections of dialogue which aren’t necessarily the most obvious things to include on a showreel, especially when animating a character with such a limited set of facial features. Nevertheless, here are some of the bits I animated. Hope you enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed animating them!