The Tate Movie Project and its online community have now come to an end! I’ve managed the community for the last two and a half years and it has been such an amazing, funny and inspiring project to be involved in. The project originally started as a venture by Aardman and Tate to create an animated movie for and by children. The 28,000 children involved in the site made the ‘Itch of the Golden Nit’, which tells the story of a golden nit who needs to find his way back to the sun and a little boy called Beanie, who must help the nit in order to save the world. The story, ideas, drawings and scripts were all contributed by 28,000 children through the Tate Movie website, which I’ve been lucky enough to manage for the entire project,
After the movie was released, the children created their own animated films using the tools on our website, and making up their own stories, drawing all their characters and then animating and editing everything themselves.
The project has been brilliant from start to end, and we hope that there are lots of kids out there now inspired to draw, be creative and maybe even be an animator or artist when they grow up.