Just ask Bob

Head over to the Encounters Festival at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol between 20-22 September and you'll be able to see the animation director Darren Walsh making stop motion animation, live. Known for his work on the Compare the Meerkat and Sony Bravia TV commercials, as well as the Angry Kid TV series, he'll be bringing a character called Bob to life.

Bob may look a bit like the horror puppet Chucky, but is based on the voice of a real London geezer - one of the faces from back in the '60s - who was recorded sharing his wisdom by Dave Anderson of animation studio 12foot6. The studio invited Walsh to put a face to the voice, and he then worked with the model makers at ScaryCat to produce 60 masks and facial sections that cover the range of expressions and lip motions that Bob can articulate.

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