Here’s some of my points of reference when thinking about little people inside things for Man In A Cat. People always seem thrown by the premise but we had to avoid loads of cliches. Maybe we actually succeeded and that’s why people still think it’s weird.
We went to pains to avoid any Borrowers comparisons, which means it influenced us as much as the opposite. Ian Holmes was even one of the voices I imagined for Yorkie. That wouldn’t have drawn comparisons AT ALL. Actually that would have been an interesting pitch. “Remember your character? Well he never crawled out a bum hole did he?”