Animation UK

Xi Jinping vehicle invests £30m in Blue Zoo

A Chinese media venture with backing from president Xi Jinping is to fund UK-based Blue Zoo Animation to the tune of £30 million (US$38.1 million). Following a Chinese state visit to the UK, Zhong Ze Culture Investment Holdings subsidiary China UK Animation Company (CU Animation) unveiled the deal. Besides taking the £30 million investment, London-based […]

TBI Kids Survey 2016: is a breakout global kids content hit coming?

It is hard to get new shows away, and even harder to get new shows to stand out when they do make it to air. Despite that and the lack of new global hits in recent times, the industry remains broadly positive that we will see a new breakout programme this year.   Generally, it […]

Blue Zoo’s Oli Hyatt gets UK honour

Oli Hyatt, the cofounder of UK animation studio Blue Zoo, has been awarded an MBE in the British honours. Hyatt was one of the driving forces behind the lobbying effort for a tax relief scheme for UK animation, which was introduced in 2012. He established the Animation UK group and published the Saving UK Animation […]