My name Tom Sanders and as a child I grew up loving children’s shows such as Postman Pat, Bertha and Charlie Chalk, without really knowing who was at the helm of literally shaping my childhood. I still remember losing my Postman Pat scarf on the tube and being overwhelmed at the loss. It was years later when I started to animate and read an article by Joseph Wallace about the life of Ivor Wood that ball finally dropped and I realised why all those shows were my favourite. It was then that I decided to one day research and bring to the forefront this pioneer of animation, Ivor Wood.
I’m always shocked at every animation event I attend how little people know about Ivor and feel that it’s time to correct this and make sure he’s remembered for the inspiring work that he produced.
I’m a passionate animator who has a love for bringing characters to life. I run a small animation studio called Tinmouse Animation that specialises in 2D animation, both character and motion-graphic based. As a director I’ve produced two successful (if I can say that) short films that have been shown at festivals around Europe namely The Robin and Bedlam.