19 July 2023
UK Government extends animation rebate uplift to include animated films as well as TV programmes
In the draft legislation for its upcoming Finance Bill, the UK Government announced that the new enhanced animation expenditure credit will be extended to include animated theatrical release films and TV programmes.
17 July 2023
DIGIC and Axis Studios announce two-project animated feature co-development partnership
The studios will jointly develop and produce Worlds Apart into a four-quadrant animated feature film in their first collaboration.
12 July 2023
Young Animator of the Year UK competition launches for summer 2023
The successful competition is now open for aspiring young animators to submit their work to be judged by industry experts.
A Productions begins work on new Pip and Posy TV off-shoot
Pip and Posy Let’s Learn is produced by Magic Light Pictures, with animation services provided by A Productions.
7 July 2023
Lupus Films teams up with The JGA Group to launch unique training scheme
Five participants from the scheme have been taken on to work on the major Channel 4 animated TV Special, Mog’s Christmas.
3 July 2023
Manchester Animation Festival becomes an Academy Award® qualifying festival
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has designated MAF as an Academy Award® qualifying festival on the Short Films Qualifying Festival List.
21 June 2023
Ambitious plans to grow the economy and boost UK creative industries by £50B
New plans to maximise the potential of the UK creative industries and grow the economy were set out by the government on 13 June.
Axis Studios to produce new animated horror series, Gods And Monsters
Axis Studios, Jason Lust and Ranger 7 Films will produce the animated horror series Gods and Monsters Chapter One: The Death of Victor Frankenstein.
19 June 2023
Michael Rose receives the OBE in King’s Birthday Honours List
The co-founder of Magic Light Pictures has been awarded the OBE for ‘services to animation’.
Annecy 2023: Creating new worlds at the UK Pavilion
The UK Pavilion was brought to life by Animation UK and supported by the BFI, the DBT, Film London, Creative Wales, Northern Ireland Screen and Screen Scotland.
Serious Kids acquires Gold Wala’s What’s In Your Bag?
The leading kids distribution company has signed a worldwide deal with Gold Wala for their new pre-school live-action show.
13 June 2023
Lil Critter Workshop launches digital first animation production studio
The animation house has appointed Jan Stradling as Consultant Development Executive in the UK.
9 June 2023
CAKE announces deal with Sky for global YouTube hit Super Sema
The leading kids’ entertainment specialist has announced a deal with Sky for three series of the animated superhero show.
The Aardman Academy launch ‘In-Studio Stop Motion’ course
Aardman's training facility runs its in-person course at the world famous studios for the first time since 2019.
2 June 2023
Flying Duck Studio Lab unveils their first animated ident
The studio unveils the short animation Field of Ducks, created by the Motion Graphic Designer and Animator, Ploy Motion.
30 May 2023
Flying Duck Studio Lab takes flight as StartUp Awards winner
The Hebden-based studio was awarded the Rising Star award at the StartUp Awards 2023 finals on 11 May.
26 May 2023
Flying Duck Studio Lab opened with Sundance-nominated feature documentary
Last year, the then freshly-established studio landed their first feature documentary, Victim/Suspect, which has since gone on to receive critical acclaim.
Aardman produces “Pint-Sized Perfection” commercial for Thatchers Cider
Forty creatives at Aardman were involved in the film, with animators needing over 480 hours to shoot the 40-second commercial.
25 May 2023
Flying Duck Studio Lab and Alixe Lobato selected for Female Founders programme
The programme is dedicated to empowering and supporting women in the media industry in their journey to build successful businesses.