TV presenter puts the ‘art’ into cartoon

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POPULAR cartoon characters from the past up to the present day were brought to life in Brighouse.

CBeebies TV presenter Mike Amatt put the ‘art’ into cartoon as he brought his zany but hit show back to the Civic Hall.

Over 100 children, parents and relatives sampled the show and were shown how to draw their favourite characters by using simple shapes.

Mike, who created the cartoon characters for his first TV series Mop and Smiff back in the 1980s, said: “I like to keep the show up to date.

“For example, these days children love to learn how to draw Spongebob or the Simpsons and Wallace and Gromit and Buzz Lightyear with Woody and so on. But I also keep some of the old favourites in like Micky Mouse.

“I always look forward coming to Brighouse and I have been doing this sort of thing every two years.

“The tour has been great over the half term with many places being sold out so it was great to see so many faces here.”

The show has all the elements of all the past shows and this year introduced a dinosaur theme.

Kids were kept well entertained as children got to go up on the stage and show off their art skills and play rock guitars.

“I love giving children of all ages the chance to join me on stage,” added Mike.

As well as doing his stage shows, Mike also visits schools with various performances and workshops for creative writing.