OUR STORY

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lue Zoo was founded in 2000 by classmates Oli Hyatt, Adam Shaw and Tom Box whilst they where studying animation at Bournemouth University. Since its very first project ‘Blue Cow’, for the launch of CBeebies, Blue Zoo has gone on to become one of the UK’s leading animation studios, producing some of the most well-loved kids shows on TV, award-winning commercials, and animated short films renowned for unique visual storytelling and innovation.

As well as winning a host of animation awards, Blue Zoo has twice won the BAFTA for Independent Production Company of The Year and is a proud winner of the 2019 Best Places to Work in TV survey by Broadcast and Best Companies Group.

In March 2019 Blue Zoo opened a second London studio dedicated to episodic 2D animation and in 2020 will be opening the doors to a third studio in the regions, widening the talent pool.

Blue Zoo works tirelessly to push the UK animation indusrty forward, having established AnimationUK in 2008, which went onto successly campaign for the introduction of animation tax reliefs, for which co-founder Oli Hyatt received an MBE. The studio continues to work closely with ACCESS:VFX, ScreenSkills, NextGen Skills Academy, Animated Women and many festivals, universities, colleges and schools to ensure a thriving, inclusive future for the whole industry.

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THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

Adam Shaw

Co-founder

Alex Cornell

Head of IT

Alison Warner

Managing Director OF BLUE ZOO RIGHTS

Damian Hook

Creative Director of Shortform

Daniel Isman

Chief Operating Officer

Denise Green

Head of Productions

Helen Arntsen

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

Negar Bagheri

production designer

Nupur Bose

Financial Controller

Oli Hyatt

Co-Founder

Paulene Hamilton

Head of People and Talent

Tom Box

Co-founder

MEET THE ZOO'ERS

Alex Jennings

Line producer

Belinda Isaacs

Creative Producer

Candice Lombard

Production Coordinator

Chantal Baldwin

Shortform Producer

Chris Carter

2D Pipeline TD

Clair Healy-Scully

Production Coordinator

Craig Purkis

Business Development Manager

Eve Hebditch

Production Manager

Grace Hebditch

Marketing Coordinator

Jacques Gauthier

Creative Director

Jay Tsang

Head of 3D Pipeline

Katie Gascoyne

Creative Producer

Laura Annis

Development Manager

Lauren Grant

Production Manager

Leo Blackmur

Head of Rigging

Lizzie Hicks

Creative Producer

Louise Betts

Office Manager

Micaela Winter

LIne Producer

Nikitha Mannam

Production Coordinator

Philip Stewart

Head of Real-Time

Pip Francis

Assistant to Head of Productions

Will Foulds

Talent Development & Resourcing Manager