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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Adam Shaw

Co-Founder / Board Director & Shareholder

Alex Cornell

Head of IT

Alison Warner

Managing Director OF BLUE ZOO RIGHTS

Damian Hook

Creative Director & Head of Shortform

Daniel Isman

Chief Operating Officer & Board Director

Denise Green

Head of Longform Productions

Helen Arntsen


Negar Bagheri

Head of Look Dev

Nupur Bose

Financial Controller

Oli Hyatt

Co-Founder / Board Director & Shareholder

Paulene Hamilton

Head of People and Talent

Tom Box

Co-Founder / Board Director & Shareholder


Candice Lombard

Production Coordinator

Chantal Baldwin

Shortform Producer

Chris Carter

Head of 2D Pipeline

Eve Hebditch

Production Manager

Grace Hebditch

Marketing Manager

Jacques Gauthier

Creative Director

Jay Tsang

Co-Head of 3D Pipeline

Katie Gascoyne

Creative Producer

Laura Annis

Development Manager

Lauren Grant

Production Manager

Leo Blackmur

Head of Rigging

Lizzie Hicks

Head of Shortform Production

Louise Betts

Office Manager

Philip Stewart

Head of Real-Time

Pip Francis

Assistant, Head of Productions