London-based kids’ entertainment company CAKE (Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Angelo Rules) and Australian animation producer Studio Moshi (Rocket Dog) have joined forces to establish Gingerbread Animation, a new independent, creator-driven shop based in Dublin. The studio will focus on high-quality children’s animation, producing and developing original projects as well as offering creative and production services to third parties.
“We are excited to combine Studio Moshi’s production expertise with our joint creative networks and experience to create an entity that will be able to manage its own slate as well as being an attractive partner to third parties,” said Tom van Waveren, CEO & Creative Director. “We are looking forward to taking this proposal into the market and building this business into a creative powerhouse.”
Specializing in trad-digital 2D — underpinned by Studio Moshi’s proven pipeline and both companies’ editorial skillsets in development and production — Gingerbread will offer in-house script-to-screen services, from writing and design through storyboarding and editing, producing TV series/features, and compositing.
Gingerbread Animation is currently sourcing local talent in Ireland for new and upcoming series projects to be announced, which will be distributed worldwide by CAKE.
“It is fantastic to be joining forces with CAKE who bring a wealth of experience and significant reputation in the global kids content business. This partnership complements Studio Moshi’s creator-driven focus and proven animation expertise while also providing a significant increase in our overall creative and production capacity with an upcoming creator-driven series and further plans in place for growth and jobs in Ireland,” said Andrew Davies, CEO & Executive Producer, Studio Moshi.
“We also see great possibilities between the amazing fresh artistic talent in both Ireland and Australia through co-production and other third party opportunities. Culturally, we are both very similar and equally as eager to break new ground creatively on the global stage with Gingerbread Animation focused on fostering new creator talent and producing break-out shows both for ourselves and our international partners.”