- “[The Sky Backdrops] were designed specifically by my art director, who's also a pilot, so he's got a lot of knowledge of skies, 'cause it's obviously drawn by a man who knows his clouds. He's up there all the time!”
- ―David Mitton, 60 Minutes Interview
He was also one of the original production designers for "Magic Adventures of Mumfie".
Robert is also a pilot, which David Mitton found a great advantage when it came to painting the skies for the sets in the series. He is a big aeroplane fan and has a passion for World War I aircraft.
- He, Britt Allcroft and Patrick Breen all worked on "Magic Adventures of Mumfie".
- He, Martin Sherman, David Mitton and Philip Reeves all worked on Mitton's unfinished project; "Adventures on Orsum Island."