The Mighty Crank Handle

Guest post by Paul Thomas. I sent a friend request to The Hare And The Moon, a psychedelic folk band I had discovered on MySpace. They replied with interest and an appreciation of my work. Band member Grey Malkin and I began corresponding. I had an ambitious book project. Its roots lay in a small… Read More »

Behind the scenes of ‘Beardmation’ from Aardman

Shaving and styling products manufacturer, Braun, commissioned Aardman to create a stop motion animation film using real men’s beards. Created to mark the launch of the brand new Braun Styling Range, the Braun Beardimation video uses advanced stop frame animation to take the viewer on a journey of eye-catching shapes, patterns and designs as they… Read More »

Ogilvy and Aardman shake up the traditional laundry product demo

Ogilvy, in collaboration with the Aardman animation studio, has redefined the product demo for Unilever’s laundry brand Persil. Children and adults alike were treated to a first-of-its-kind animation entitled ‘Monster Stains’, when it launched in cinemas and online this week. To demonstrate Persil’s stain removal power, Ogilvy came up with the innovative idea of creating… Read More »

Seattle’s first ever Pencil’s are Drawsome festival

Tony White sent us this press release about the Drawtastic aninmation festival to be held in West Seattle, USA. Definitely pencil this one into your diary folks! DRAWTASTIC is West Seattle’s new and exciting festival of drawing & animation. This festival is entirely unique as it pays special homage to the ‘humble pencil’ in our… Read More »

Animating Hartbeat

By Paul Thomas I recently uploaded a collection of my BBC Hartbeat films to YouTube. This article covers the background story of those films. I am also planning an exhibition called Paul Thomas at the BBC. It will cover about 15 years.   ‘Hartbeat’ was the follow up to the classic BBC TV show ‘Take… Read More »

‘33’ A celebration of SCRATCH

This is a guest post by Paul Thomas. ‘33’ years have passed since SCRATCH first appeared on a blank sheet of paper. Now is the time to celebrate and bring together his history in one place in Devon, the Totnes Library. It’s another world since his first film for TAKE HART was broadcast on the… Read More »