“I appreciate your suggestion, Mum, but I don’t want to cartoon a cat. I’ve been thinking that I would like to do a cartoon about…..”
“Mum … I don’t think I want to make a cartoon about a cat.” Why ever not? I would.
“I didn’t think you were particularly fond of cats.” I don’t know what you’re talking about. We used to have a cat. You remember Smutty, don’t you?
“Of course I remember him. But that’s not the point, Mum…”
He was a very good ratter. We used to lend him out.
I don’t understand why you just can’t get on with it? Make a film, I mean.
It’s easy peasy. You could make one about a …
… a CAT. See. There’s a good idea. Everyone likes cats.
All you’ve got to do is think up the story and make the film …
Do you feel better about it now?
“Better about what?”
The animating. Now you’ve done some more of it.
“Er… No. Not Really.”