King’s Lynn animator completes new episode of Zey the Mouse

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The wait is finally over for the new episode of Zey the Mouse, a stop motion animation about a family of mice living in the countryside.

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Entitled 'Clara's Birthday' the new episode follows West Norfolk's much-loved rodent Zey and his pals on their adventure to London.

Animator Ian Harding, from King's Lynn, spent more than a year on the fourth episode which includes new characters Mr Scotty the dog, PC Bulldog and Claws the crocodile.

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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Since 2012, Mr Harding posts a new episode on his YouTube channel every summer after spending nine to 10 months creating the characters from Fimo modelling clay in his home studio. Previous episodes have been viewed more than 8,000 times.

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Each individual character takes five hours to make and is dressed in hand-stitched clothing, which reflects their personalities.

Watch Zey the Mouse here.

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt

Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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Ian Harding has completed his final episode of Zey the Mouse. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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