Magic Light Producing ‘The Highway Rat’ for BBC One

Magic Light Pictures — the Oscar nominated and BAFTA award-winning production company behind The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man — has announced it is crafting ... Continue Reading →

‘Shaun the Sheep,’ ‘Stick Man’ & ‘Gumball’ Score at BAAs

The 2016 British Animation Awards have wrapped up, having successfully celebrated 20 years. Top honors were bestowed on internationally acclaimed actor Martin Freeman, Aardman Animation’s ... Continue Reading →

Magic Light Adapting ‘Stick Man’ for BBC Special

Magic Light Pictures has announced its next project will be animating the modern classic picture book Stick Man for a Christmas season special on BBC One in the U.K. Based on the 2008 ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Lord Named Prez of European Animation Pride

Last year, top players in the European animation industry announced the intent to found an annual award event to celebrate the best in the artform from across the continent, the European ... Continue Reading →

The Animag 250: Executives to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of executives to watch. They are: Pierre Belaïsch — CEO, Gaumont Animation Melissa Boag — VP ... Continue Reading →

Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →

‘Room on the Broom’ Wins Intl. Emmy Kids Award

Magic Light Pictures’ multiple award-winning Room on the Broom has won the animation category of the 2014 International Emmy Kids Awards. Room on the Broom has picked up a raft ... Continue Reading →

Animation and VFX Oscar Nominees React to the Great News

It’s become an Oscar nomination announcement morning tradition: The talented men and women who are up for the Academy Awards tell the press how they found out the news and what ... Continue Reading →

‘Room on the Broom,’ ‘Adventure Time’ Win BAFTAs

BBC’s acclaimed TV special Room on the Broom, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and BBC/Aarmdan’s Timmy Time were among the top TV winners at last night’s British ... Continue Reading →

‘Room on the Broom’: A Perfect Halloween Treat!

The team behind the two Gruffalo specials delivers another family gem, the charming CG-animated ... Continue Reading →