Sunday, 5 October 2008
This is me on "Chop Socky Chooks" just over a year ago. Back then we were still using pencil and paper and a bunch of really neat animation desks. We worked at Wetherell Place which is a small barn like studio in Clifton, Bristol. It is where Aardman first began and where they shot "A Grand Day Out". In fact there's a champagne cork still in the roof, it says next to it "Nick Park Bafta 94".
Sometimes you work on a project at the story stage and there's a long gap between when you leave that production and the rest of the world sees it. It can be a little like sending a message in a bottle and waiting for the reply. Well a few weeks ago one of those bottles lapped up on the shore of Cartoon Network and it's looking great.
I started to look back over some of the storyboards I did and it struck me how ambitious and fun those episodes were. I'm proud to say I worked on it and look forward to tuning in each night at 5pm to see a new bottle, I mean episode . . .