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Simon’s Cat Logic: Why Do Cats Have a “Crazy Time”?


By the Simon’s Cat Team

Simon’s Cat Logic is a fun and informative new series featuring Simon’s Cat cartoons and a cat behaviour expert at Cats Protection. In this video, find out why domestic cats do some of the silly things they do and how we can help our pet cats lead happy and healthy lives.

[tweetthis]Wondered why my cat goes bonkers at random times. It’s so obvious now![/tweetthis]

Cat Facts and Cat Naps

Outdoor cats are active both day and night, but they tend to be a little more active at night. Cats conserve energy by sleeping more than most animals, especially as they grow older. Most cats sleep between 12 and 16 hours a day, while some cats can sleep as much as 20 hours. While asleep, cats experience short periods of rapid eye movement sleep, often accompanied by muscle twitches, suggesting that they might be dreaming.

Simon’s Cat Logic Credits

Directed by: Chris Gavin
Producer: Emma Burch
Cat Expert: Nicky Trevorrow
Animation and Graphics: Simon Tofield
Junior Designer: Liza Nechaeva
Production Manager: Rebecca Warner-Perry
Associate Producer: Edwin Eckford
Music: Russell Pay


Q. What software do you use?
A. Simon’s Cat is made using Adobe Flash and TVPaint animation software.

Q. Why does it take so long to make each Simon’s Cat film?
A. Even though the films are made using computer software, they are still hand animated in a traditional manner, frame by frame. It usually takes between 12 and 25 drawings to create 1 second of a Simon’s Cat film.

Q. Do you have an online shop?
A. Yes! You can purchase Simon’s Cat products from the official web shop.

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This video was originally published on August 16, 2016, by Simon’s Cat. translates complex research findings into accessible insights on science, nature, and technology. For more science news sign up for our eNewsletter.


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