Yamination Studios bring six-year-old Maisie's cheeky tale to life for CITV’s Share a Story! - Custard Factory

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Yamination Studios bring six-year-old Maisie’s cheeky tale to life for CITV’s Share a Story!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 01, 2017

Digbeth’s amazing Yamination Studios has a new collaborator… and she’s a very talented six-year-old girl from Sutton Coldfield!

Maisie Rymer’s hilarious story about her dear old dad’s dancing was chosen as the winning yarn in CITV’s annual ‘Share a Story’ competition in the five to six age category, and the creative founder of Yamination Studios, Drew Roper, helped Maisie bring her creation to life!

My Daddy’s Stinky Dancing Pants‘ is the rather humorous and rhyming story of a Daddy who dances around in his stinky dancing pants. It pictures embarrassing visions of a dad who wears nothing more than his smelly underwear and loves to dance, be it disco or an irish jig. The 60-second story has been beautifully crafted using stop-motion animation and is a real laugh out loud, silly and actually true (apparently the inspiration was Maisie’s own father’s comical dancing), story for all the family to enjoy.

Maisie was given the fantastic opportunity to work with children’s author and poet Michael Rosen to develop her story in a special writing workshop before our very own Yamination Studios turned the story into a spectacular animated short that was broadcast on CITV.

Although used to working with the likes of Disney, Drew was just as excited to get involved in this fun project;

“What an incredible honour it’s been to work alongside CITV on this year’s prestigious Share A Story campaign. To have been given the chance to work on such a frivolous and outrageously funny project for all at the studio has been a real breath of fresh air and trust me when I say, we’ve needed it (when we’ve been around stinky pants all day!)

“Maisie’s imagination – along with all of the other winners – has been truly inspiring. What an amazing future we have in store should she continue to tickle our tummies with such imaginative stories…We just hope everyone enjoys the fun-filled and energetic short and not think that it’s pants, pun intended.”

Now in its 8th year, CITV’s Bafta award-winning Share a Story is a creative writing and drawing competition which gives kids a chance to let their imagination run wild. After a week of intense voting and with over 4000 votes cast, CITV revealed which stories were to be made into animations, with Maisie’s collaboration with Drew among the big winners!

Well done everybody!