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Simon Tofield (Animator)

Simon Tofield is an English animator who lives with his four cats. His passion for drawing started young. He learned to animate by creating flip books featuring characters and stories from his imagination. These early experiments later evolved into a career spanning almost two decades as a professional animator and director.

Simon's most well-known creation is Simon's Cat, an online animated series that has amassed over 245 million views on YouTube alone. The success of the films allowed Simon to fulfil a lifelong ambition by authoring his first illustrated book in 2009, starring the cat of his cartoon namesake. In October, Simon's Cat will see the release of the fourth book in an internationally popular series, which has sold in excess of 1 million copies in over 25 countries.

In February 2011, Simon's Cat became a regular comic strip in the UK's Daily Mirror newspaper, sharing the paper's comic page underneath the legendary Andy Capp.

Besides cats and animation, Simon's greatest interests are British wildlife and the great outdoors.

To visit Simon's website click here.