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Delegates from as far afield as Scotland and the south coast came to Carlisle this weekend to take part in a master class run by the man who helped bring some of the best known Pixar characters to life.

Michal Makarewicz’s appeal is such that at least one delegate travelled all the way from the U.S. to see him at work. In a coup for the county, Cumbrian-based animators Cloudscape Studios presented the weekend held at the University of Cumbria and supported by Creative Skillset.

“It was a fantastic weekend,” Louise Kneath-Gilbertson founder and managing director of Cloudscape said. “The feedback was wonderful and it was great to be able to bring someone like Michal to Carlisle and support the industry.”

The animator also found time to hold another event on Monday evening in which he talked about his career so far and staged a live demonstration of his craft.

It’s hoped the event may encourage other animators to come to Cumbria.