Founded in 2000 by Oli Hyatt, Adam Shaw and Tom Box, we’re one of the UK’s biggest and most respected animation studios, renown for our unique and playful CG characters. Our creative ethos and a passion for our craft has always been at the core of what we do, and that integrity has earned us a worldwide reputation for creating brilliant animation for broadcast, commercials and digital content.

We are proud champions of the UK animation industry, and believe in it’s cultural importance. As well as participating in advocacy work, we support the industry by offering internships, work experience, affordable training, careers advice and mentoring. We believe in what we do, in nurturing our talent, and ensuring our voice gets heard.

 

What we do

We create unique, characterful animations, so brands can tell engaging stories. The animation assets can be used across multiple platforms for effective 360 campaigns; including TV, print, online and mobile.

We don’t outsource - we have our own nimble team of artists, directors, coders and producers. Coupled with agile production workflows and a robust technical pipeline we’re able to respond to briefs efficiently, however unique or challenging!

We’re incredibly proud of our portfolio of award-winning CG animated children’s programmes. We’ve animated pre-school favourites such as Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Tree Fu Tom, Q Pootle 5, Alphablocks - and recently Numberblocks and Mac and Izzy.

We’re experts in this field with highly efficient workflows, therefore can work with broadcasters and writers to develop their ideas into full-blown productions on budget and without compromise.

Our digital team has been kept very busy over the past few years, thanks to the ever-growing apps and VR markets. The combination of internal digital expertise and award winning content creation gives us great advantage in this area.

We’ve created apps and VR experiences for a host of clients including XL Records, Clarks, Buddy & Bear and Alphablocks.

Our in-house short films programme was developed to promote a culture of creative collaboration, discover new talent and encourage experimentation. It allows anyone in our studio to pitch in an idea, which is voted into production by the whole team, with full studio resources made available.

It’s proved extremely popular, and our renowned shorts have won us numerous industry awards and have helped push our studio into exciting new areas.

Meet the team

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Adam Shaw

Co-Founder/EP/Director
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Candice Lombard

Office Manager
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Chantal Baldwin

Commercials Producer
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Chris Rais

Art Director
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Damian Hook

Head of Services / Director
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Daniel Isman

Chief Operating Officer
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Helen Arntsen

Development Director
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Laura Annis

Production Manager
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Lizzie Hicks

Creative Producer
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Margo Marchant

Production Manager
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Oli Hyatt

Co-Founder / Exec Producer
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Tom Box

Co-Founder / Exec Producer