Animation Studio Moves to Birmingham

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Olly the Little White Van by Blink AnimationThe latest animation company to move to Birmingham's popular Fazeley Studios, Blink Animation, are currently settling into their new surroundings whilst working on a myriad of big budget, animated children's TV series' for ITV. Animation Forum WM caught up with Managing Director Dave Garbett, to welcome the latest animation production studio to relocate to the area. [More]

Animating Africa United

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Popular kids road movie Africa United is currently riding high in the UK top 10 thanks to a good reception from audiences and critics alike, but it may come as a surprise that part of the film was animated in the West Midlands. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Carse & Waterman animated an already critically acclaimed, stop-motion dream sequence of the film, in which three children trek across Africa to try and get to the World Cup opening ceremony in South Africa. Intrigued, we quizzed AFWM member Gary Carse from Carse & Waterman about their involvement in this high-profile project. [More]