Caturday felids: Simon’s cats

Some of the best kitteh animations ever have been done by the British animator Simon Tofield.  You can see all his videos over at The Official Simon’s Cat Website (they’re also on a YouTube channel).  My favorite is “Cat Man Do,” an extremely realistic depiction of a cat trying to awaken its owner.  I posted on that one a while back, but here are two new ones, plus an interview with Tofield himself. (There’s also a dog video on his site, but the less said about that the better. . .)

Here’s “Snow Business,” in which Simon’s cat encounters the white stuff for the first time:

And how could I leave this one out, since it combines two of my great loves—cats and flies? Here’s “Fly Guy”:

Finally, an interview with Tofield, in which he describes the origin and creation of the videos (and yes, he has several cats).  Note that all the kitteh sounds (very realistic) are produced by Tofield himself.

Tofield has written a Simon’s Cat book that you can buy here.

EXTRA:  The story of Caspar, the commuting cat (see Matthew’s post here), has just been bought by Simon & Schuster.


  1. newenglandbob
    Posted February 13, 2010 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    I just showed these to my 3 year old granddaughter and we both loved them.

  2. Sili
    Posted February 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Poor kitty.

    I scold my own cat for killing birds, but this one’s asking for it.

  3. Posted February 13, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I love Simon’s Cat! We watch these frequently and can see a little bit of each of our 3 cats in Simon’s Cat. The Fly Guy is so realistic and the sounds the cats make when he sees the fly is exactly what my cats sound like when they see a fly. Thank goodness they don’t bring the fly to me though, instead they eat the fly themselves! These were both new to me, it has been awhile so thanks for sharing! Cat Man Do is still one of my favorites, too!

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