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Framestore animates Putin in new BBC chat show

Tonight With Vladimir Putin employs "ground-breaking live VFX"

Framestore’s performance capture technology is being deployed in a new BBC chat show hosted by a 3D Vladimir Putin.

The BBC said: “In a television first, ground-breaking live VFX, created using performance capture technology, developed by creative studio Framestore, enables a 3D digital cartoon of Putin to walk around and sit behind the desk, interviewing real human guests in front of a studio audience, all in real-time.”


Semi-scripted comedy chat show Tonight With Vladimir Putin will have two pilot episodes on BBC Two, featuring guests Alastair Campbell, June Sarpong, Joe Swash and Deborah Frances-White.

The show is co-created by Framestore’s Simon Whalley, while Vladimir Putin is written and performed by Natt Tapley.