Holly Willoughby stars in Aardman Christmas cat animation

The clip, made for Cats Protection, tells the story of a cat reunited with his owners after three years thanks to a microchip.

Holly Willoughby stars in Aardman Christmas cat animation

Holly Willoughby stars in an Aardman-made Christmas animation encouraging cat owners to get their pets microchipped.

The This Morning presenter lends her voice to an animation made for the charity Cats Protection, which is based on the true story of a cat who was found three years after going missing from his home in Plymouth.

Ms Day said: “We were all heartbroken when Casper didn’t come back, particularly Daniel.

Holly Willoughby
Holly Willoughby lends her voice to the Aardman-made animation (Ian West/PA)

“The whole family is so excited that Casper’s story is being immortalised in this way – and hopefully it will encourage more cat owners to consider getting their pets microchipped.”

Cats Protection Christmas animation
Cats Protection hopes the clip will encourage cat owners to microchip their pets (Cats Protection)

Willoughby, who provided the voice for mum Anna in the animation, said: “Casper and Daniel’s story is so lovely and, as a cat owner, it really struck a chord with me.

Daniel, 12, and his mum, Anna, with their cat, Casper.
The animation is inspired by the real life story of Casper and his owners, Anna and Daniel Day (Cats Protection)

The three-minute animation is launched on Wednesday, with shorter version set to air on TV throughout December.

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