Wallace & Gromit Animator Invites Skiptonians To Appear In Animated Film!


Not too long ago, we published an article about the exciting new animation project called Studio1. Here’s a quick update on the project along with an exciting proposition for Skiptonians! Their new animated film is in production now!



This 5 minute long stop-motion animation is made from the magical inspiration dust of Skipton, Craven District and The Dales. Virpi has transformed some familiar Skipton locations into animation sets and actual people who live here into look-a-like breeds of dogs… The real stories she has heard in her few years in the area have been carefully woven into an exciting film script!


Whats more, people are welcome to visit Studio 1 and see the animation being made in real time! Open visiting days are: Friday and Saturday, noon till 4pm. She also invites locals to become animated characters in the film or otherwise support the making of DOGS’ DALES and will reward you with your name in the film credits, along with many other lovely perks to be found in the crowdfunding page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-dales-animation

There are two other artists working in Studio 1 space and everybody is invited to visit and interact with the artists, as well as follow the creative projects and developments online:


  1. DOGS’ DALES – Project website: www.dogsdales.com
  2. RUDI THE CROW – Patricia Stienstra www.brightstories.co.uk
  3. Contemporary Local Wool Sculptures – ReplicaFX www.replicafx.com

STUDIO 1 also has activity stations for visitors to try out Stop Motion Animation at the Animation Station and storytelling in the Story Booth. STUDIO 1 has the full support from Skipton Town Hall and Bowman-Riley Architects and is supported by grants from Craven District Council and individual Craven Councilors and Skipton BID.The growing supporters list is updated daily on the Dogs’ Dales website. Studio 1 is in operation until mid-May 2017.


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