Smith and Foulkes Set Up ‘Cog’ as a Feature at Nexus

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Commercials and short film makers Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes have set up their first feature, the animated movie Cog, at Nexus Productions in London, reports Variety.

The duo, who directed the 2009 Oscar-nominated animated short film This Way Up, are currently prepping the feature, about a supermarket worker rat who disguises himself as a mouse to win fame and fortune as a singer.

Producing for Nexus are Charlotte Bavasso and Christopher O’Reilly.

The trade reports different animation techniques are being explored, including a hybrid of model-built backgrounds and CG-animated characters. Nexus also has two other animated features in development, Variety reports.