21 July 2021
ACAMAR FILMS LAUNCH ‘BING TIME’, A ALEXA SKILL FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS
Acamar Films, producers of the multi-award-winning pre-school series Bing, are set to further delight audiences with the launch of ‘Bing Time’, a brand new interactive Amazon Alexa Skill.
29 June 2021
BFI SHORT FORM ANIMATION FUND 2021 OPENS APPLICATIONS
Awarding up to £120,000 each for bold and ambitious projects, the fund includes up to £50,000 each for two immersive projects, in partnership with StoryFutures Academy.
28 June 2021
BFI launches new screen industry skills review for UK pipelines
The UK-wide review in close collaboration with industry aims to tackle the barriers for future growth and competitiveness for emerging and current skills in production & virtual production of HETV and film.
22 June 2021
Salamandra.uk Share an SME’s Journey to Success
This year animation company salamandra.uk is celebrating 7 years of success, with an expanding team and a look back at their biggest achievements.
15 June 2021
ANNECY PANEL SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON UK ANIMATION INDUSTRY
Animation UK, BFC, BFI, Lupus Films, Jellyfish Pictures, Sixteen South, Wild Child Animation and Film London discuss resilience, landscape, and new funding opportunities for UK animation at the virtual edition of the international film festival Annecy.
14 June 2021
LOCKSMITH ANIMATION’S FEATURE FILM ‘THAT CHRISTMAS’ TO BE SIMON OTTO’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Renowned Head of Character Animation on How to Train Your Dragon Film Series To Direct Feature Based on Christmas Children’s Book Series by Writer/Director Richard Curtis.
Kong Studios animates ‘Thomas & Friends’ Nursery Rhymes Series for YouTube
Kong Studio was commissioned by Mattel / Fisher Price to produce a series of animated Thomas & Friends themed nursery rhymes for YouTube.
9 June 2021
CINESITE NAMES ANTONY BLUFF EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AT LONDON STUDIO
Anthony Bluff will be based in Cinesite London, working across the service studio’s US and international film, TV and SVOD production clients.
BFI ‘See Yourself Onscreen Challenge’ back for 2nd year in a row
Pan-industry initiative led by the BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund unveils the second year of ‘See Yourself on Screen Challenge’, calling on 4-18-year-olds to create TV shows for the future
1 June 2021
A Productions clinches Broadcast Awards win for ground-breaking ‘JoJo and Gran Gran’
The first UK pre-school animation that centres around a black British family, based on creator Laura Henry-Allain MBE's children's books and animated by A Productions, won big at the British television awards.
AARDMAN GIVES NEW PRE-SCHOOL SERIES ‘THE VERY SMALL CREATURES’ THE GREEN LIGHT
Bristol-based British animation powerhouse Aardman has announced it has greenlit a brand-new pre-school series The Very Small Creatures.
CAKE SIGNS NEW SEASON OF KIRI AND LOU WITH CBEEBIES
Following the series’ strong premiere on CBeebies last year, the children's TV channel has pre-bought the latest season of the popular stop-motion animated show.
ACAMAR FILMS ROLLS OUT BING APP TO MORE KEY TERRITORIES
Acamar Films, the independent creative studio headquartered in Camden, London freemiumapp, 'Bing: Watch, Play' is set to expand globally.
26 May 2021
New animation awards scheme launched to develop young UK animation talent
ACCESS: VFX has launched the Young Animator of the Year UK (YAY UK) club and awards to help discover, nurture and celebrate all the amazing young animators across the UK.
14 May 2021
Kong’s ‘Long Story Short’ Series starts with punchy ‘Two Ton Tony’ story
Kong Studio has developed its first original animated content series ‘Long Story Short’, on the story of heavyweight boxer ‘Two Ton’ Tony Galento.
13 May 2021
Tinmouse animation collaborate with Friends of the Earth on green jobs campaign
Animation studio Tinmouse collaborates with Friends of the Earth charity, donating a year's worth of animated content.
Spotlight on… Blue Zoo Animation Studio: A menagerie of creativity, excellence, and integrity
This month we catch up with Tom Box, Managing Director and one of the co-founders of Blue Zoo, the multi-award-winning studio and animators of beloved shows Numberblocks and The Adventures of Paddington, and one of the founding member-companies of Animation UK.
11 May 2021
Riverdance family film animated by Cinesite to premiere on Sky
Animated family film Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, based on the stage phenomenon featuring Bill Whelan’s Grammy award-winning music, debut on Sky Cinema on 28 May.
7 May 2021
CAKE AND BUREAU OF MAGIC’S PARTNERSHIP TAKES FLIGHT WITH ‘DOG BIRD & ME’
The independent entertainment company is partnering with the studio to develop the picture books created by Abram Makowka into a preschool series.