Hi Everyone,

When I sit down to write this now, I have just realised just how much I have got to tell you all this evening, in snowy England. First of all, it is worth pointing out that I am still working on confirming yet more guests for the next movie, hopefully we now have a special guest, but last minute issues could change anything, so we will see how it goes!

Script writing how now continue. Although,this isn't the first time. I have been writing quite a lot for the script over the last few days, and when I read through it this afternoon and timed how long I think everything should take, it would appear half the script is written! Exciting stuff! The first half is definitely the easiest as far as I'm concerned, because the issue with the second half is the storyline is a bit less decided, and lots of it will be my own ideas. Don't get me wrong, the first half is jam packed with my own little twists and decisions, but I feel the second half is a lot more undecided. Picture Meerkat and I have been planning this movie for years, so I knew more or less what needed to be in the first half, but as for the second half - you (and indeed I!) will have to see where the adventures take us!

You may have also noticed a few changes to the website today. I decided, being that the birthday was at the end of October/beginning of November, it was time to give the website a revamp to the homepage. What I have done, is added a new page, now the homepage, and have added all new content. For example, check the banner of the website. It is no longer the birthday banner. I know it is a simple banner for now, but I'm waiting for Picture Meerkat to send through a fully festive Christmas banner, so we will have to wait and see what he produces.

With this site upgrade has come a new feature to the movie series. Kyle and I have discussed the idea for months in the podcast, and we finally had the strength to bring our idea to life. Yes, now, every few weeks, we will be uploading new content to the YouTube channel. I for one feel that in this long gap between movie 3 and movie 4, it is important to make sure you don't forget about us, or get bored. Therefore, this all new content each few weeks will hopefully achieve this.

This new content is a behind the scenes vlog series. This basically means, Kyle or I will update you with the latest movie news and behind the scenes clips every few weeks in a video diary type medium. Kyle uploaded the first one this morning, and if you visit the homepage of the website by clicking HERE, you can find that and see what Kyle has produced. When I say behind the scenes clips, I mean one episode you might join me and watch me animate, or you might watch Kyle record a few lines, or me type the script etc. and its more interactive in that you finally can feel close and personal with us. This is your project as much as it is ours!

Happy December!

Animator Meerkat


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