Does Simon's Cat Need a Sidekick?Published May 6, 2011
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Simon Tofield has completely outdone himself this time by bringing in an adorable new character to the world of Simon's Cat. Some fans of the short video series are even suggesting that this characte, a feisty bunny, should become Simon's Cat's new sidekick!
I was in stitches and, at the same time, feeling an abundance of compassion for both of these adorable animals while enjoying the totally delightful interchange between the "hunter" and the "hunted.”
But by no means is this little rabbit a victim of Simon’s Cat’s predatory proclivity. Heck, no! He has a few tricks up his sleeve, so to speak, as he bravely defies and counters all of the instinctual moves that the cat hurls his way. What a courageous critter he is! And with all that pluck he displays, I am certain Simon’s Cat holds him in great esteem, a theory I am just basing on the drama which Tofield unfolds.
And for you Tofield fans, here is some interesting trivia for you. Simon has a new kitty added to his original clowder of three. Teddy, the new cat on the block has joined Maisie, Jess and Hugh!
For folks wondering if Simon's real cats make the all the "character" sounds in his films, in reality, all of these sounds are made by Simon himself, including all those realistic meows. And what I found most amazing is that Simon’s films are drawn by hand; frame-by-frame; with up to 25 drawings required for each second of film animation.
So without further amew, enjoy Hop It uploaded to YouTube by Simonscat.