25 October 2021
Freefolk’s Jason Watts Directs Animated Spot for Hasbro Gaming/Smyths Toys
Following their work on last year’s Christmas commercial for Smyths, Freefolk have created a lively and action-packed commercial for Hasbro Gaming and Smyths Toys.
14 October 2021
Epic Story Media Signs Broadcast & Licensing Deals on Slate of Zombies, Horses and Heroes
Independent content creation, distribution and licensing company Epic Story Media Inc. (ESM) has signed deals for both broadcast and licensing partners on a number of key titles across its slate of vibrant, distinctive children’s programming – as well as debuting new MIPCOM launches.
12 October 2021
Kong Studio’s ‘Did I Miss Anything?’ Stands the Test of Time
Kong Studio releases a third ‘Long Story Short’ with the true story of ‘holdout’ Shoichi Yokoi. The Long Story Short concept is to tell an informative, entertaining and true tale in under 60 seconds.
11 October 2021
Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry is on Amazon Kids+
All five seasons of the internationally successful animated series launching on the child-friendly subscription service from 11th October.
23 September 2021
Jellyfish Pictures Appoints Paul Baaske as Head of Technical Direction
Bringing over 10 years of creative and technical leadership experience to the role, Baaske will support the next stages of the Company’s growth.
9 September 2021
CINESITE TO DELIVER CGI ANIMATION FOR WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS SERIES IWÁJÚ
Cinesite Artists and Technicians will work with Kugali and Disney Animation Filmmakers/Artists to Create the Animated Disney+ Series, Set in a Futuristic Lagos, Nigeria.
7 September 2021
Uncover How Axis Created the Uniquely Styled Short, The Tall Grass, for Netflix’s Love, Death, and Robots
Netflix’s Emmy award-winning adult animation anthology series, Love, Death, and Robots Vol 2 is returning for the second series. Axis and director Simon Otto set out with a mission to make every frame a painting. Animation rarely delves into the horror space, and Love, Death & Robots was a chance to show the extraordinary versatility of the medium. Axis created a unique look that complemented the story and emphasized its themes, and is engaged with many other equally exciting projects in the same space.
5 August 2021
CAKE Secures UK Deals For Tish Tash
Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced a UK deal for 2D animated pre-school series Tish Tas
28 July 2021
AMERICAN AUDIENCES SET TO MEET BING!
Acamar Films have announced that they will partner with WarnerMedia Kids & Family to bring International Emmy Award-winning hit TV show, Bing, to the USA.
22 July 2021
Animation Studio CEO Shortlisted for Nationwide Creative Industry Award
Animation studio, salamandra.uk, are hanging on the edge of their seats as CEO, Christine MacKay, is shortlisted for the Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year.
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.
7 July 2021
Wildseed Studios announces new investment fund to develop emerging creative talent
Multi award-winning Bristol independent production company Wildseed Studios is relaunching its ideas portal, inviting creators to submit a project in live action or animation, for the chance to secure up to £10K per project to develop and even pilot their idea before pitching to global platforms.
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.