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.
27 April 2021
Kong Studios ‘Rethink the Future’ in BBC Ideas animation
Animation studio Kong was commissioned by BBC Ideas to create an animated episode focused on the positive benefits of using wood in construction for a new iPlayer series ‘Rethink the Future’.
23 April 2021
£7 million Global Screen Fund launched to provide grants for Film & TV
The Independent film-focused fund aims to support a range of screen content including animation, documentary, television and interactive narrative games.
22 April 2021
Tinmouse shines a light on ‘Preventing Plastic Pollution’ in animation campaign for The Rivers Trust
Animation studio partners with organisations from across France and England, to raise awareness on reducing the impacts of plastic pollution in the marine environment.
19 April 2021
48th Annual Annie Award Winners Revealed
Pixar’s Soul scored seven top honours during the virtual 48th Annie Awards™, with Magic Light Pictures and Blue-Zoo Animation among the list of celebrated winners.
12 April 2021
EE British Academy Film Awards: All winners announced
All the winners of the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards have been announced in full.
9 April 2021
Sky Kids bolsters summer slate with original animation ‘Dodo’.
CAKE launch international sales drive at MIPTV, with the animated series 'Dodo', produced by Wildseed.
30 March 2021
Annecy announce 2021 selection
The Annecy Festival announces the first portion of the Official Selection in competition for the 2021 edition and the juries, with four UK productions nominated in the 'Commissioned Films in Competition' category.