I've been friends with the folk who run #MAF since my days on the Channel4 AIR scheme in Bradford Media Museum. So I was really happy to be back with them in their 3rd year to talk about Aardman's amazing animated worlds. My talk: "Creating Worlds at Aardman" focused on and celebrated the work of the set dressing and art department. The audience also got a sneak preview of some of the new shots from "Early Man". The 3-day Manchester Animation festival celebrates all things animated and I loved meeting so many enthusiastic people, seeing some old friends (and getting a chance to finally see some new shorts).