I spent a year with Aardman Animations as a freelance model maker, working on several TV commercials – Lurpak butter and Cadbury’s Creme Eggs, to name but two. Whilst still with Aardman, I did work on the short animated film, War Story.
As a result of having worked for Aardman Animations, I was asked to be the voice of Wendy in Rex the Runt, a series of short plasticine animated films for Channel 4 television. Rex The Runt is one of Aardman’s more unknown left-field offerings which followed the hilarious adventures of four Plasticine dogs, Rex, Wendy, Bad Bob and Vince.
Thirteen ten-minute episodes of the series aired over two weeks on BBC2 from December 1998. A second thirteen episode series aired from September 2001 on the same channel. As well as the core cast guest voices included Paul Merton, Morwenna Banks, Judith Chalmers, Antoine de Caunes, Bob Holness, Simon Day, Bob Monkhouse, Jonathan Ross, Graham Norton, Arthur Smith, June Whitfield, Kathy Burke, Pam Ayres and Eddie Izzard. There is some more information in the links below:
Though I enjoyed my time with Aardman, having attained a three-year sponsorship to study at the Sir Henry Doulton School of Sculpture in Staffordshire, I left to continue my studies.