Welcome to the Magical and 'A-Mewsing' World of Simon's Cat with Cartoonist/Animator Simon Tofield
What's it like to be a genuine "Cat Man Do"? An award-winning cartoonist and renowned animator? Well, tune into this special Oh Behave show episode and find out. Host Arden Moore chats with the multi-talented Simon Tofield, the creator of Simon's Cat. Discover the inspirational "mews" (muses) behind Tofield's best-selling books and animated films and what life is really like for him in England in a home occupied by three fine felines. Tofield also talks about his latest must-get book, Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet And Other Cat-astrophes. As a special treat, Tofield also does some of his famous cat and bird sounds -- signatures in his films. Call your cat over and take a listen.
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What is Simon’s Cat?
Simon’s Cat is a charming, yet mischievous cat that lives with his long suffering owner – Simon. He made his first appearance online, in a film called Cat Man Do, made by animator and illustrator, Simon Tofield. Since then he has appeared in books, games and comic strips.
Who is Simon Tofield?
Simon is an English animator, who has a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and of course cats.
Simon started animating at a very young age. Inspired by cartoons on TV, he used to create basic flip-books in an attempt to emulate the techniques he saw being used on screen. You can find out more about how he created Simon’s Cat in his film – The Simon’s Cat Story.
What is the name of Simon’s Cat the character?
The character is simply known as ‘Simon’s Cat’.
Does Simon have a cat in real life?
Simon had four cats. Their names are: Jess, Maisy, Hugh and Teddy.