Animation Links

British animators

Barry Purves

Barry Purves worked on many of the well known productions by Cosgrove Hall, including Cinderella, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Wind in the Willows and Postman Pat.

Joanna Quinn – Beryl Productions

Joanna Quinn is best known for creating sassy plus-size heroine Beryl and has even named her Cardiff-based production company in her honour.

Sheila Graber

Sheila Graber says one of her driving forces is to use animation as a means of communication, not just for entertainment but for education and healing too.

Suzie Templeton

Suzie Templeton is an Oscar-winning writer and director specialising in stop-motion animation. Her films include the Academy Award-winning ‘Peter and the Wolf’ (2006).

British animaton production companies

Aardman Animations

An animation company best known for its clay animated films and shorts featuring Wallace and Gromit directed by Nick Park. Co-founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord.

British Film and Television Production and Post Production Directory – Animation

The directory has links to British animation production companies.

Animation supplies


3D character animation software that includes tools for modeling, lighting and rendering. It enables one artist to create a rendered animated piece from start to finish.


Puppet armatures, rigging & tie-down magnets, acrylic eyes, Stop Motion Pro animation software and Plasticine.


Chromacolour is the world leader in the manufacture and sale of supplies and equipment for traditional and digital animation.

Stop Motion Pro

A software tool for making stop motion and other animated films. It requires a video camera, webcam or digital still camera and is compatible with Win XP, Vista or Windows 7.

Animation studies in the UK

Bournemouth University

Home to the internationally-renowned National Centre for Computer Animation. ‘3D World’ magazine named Bournemouth University number one in the UK and number eight in the world for computer animation.

The Surrey Institute of Art & Design University

One of Europe’s largest specialist colleges of art, design, media and communication. Undergraduate animation courses.

National Film and Television School

The only UK film and television school based in its own studios. MA courses are offered in animation direction.

University of Hertfordshire Animation

The University of Hertfordshire digital animation programme comprises of four Bachelor of Arts degree strands: 2D Digital Animation; Games Art; 3D Digital Animation; Visual Effects.


3D Models – find 3D models – its as easy as 1 2 3D !

Animation Blogs and Personal Websites

4mations – Channel Four Television
Angry Animator – Dermot O’ Connor
Animate Clay – all things stop motion
Animation Backgrounds – Rob Richards
Animation Blog – Ian Lumsden
Animation Blogspot – free blogging service for animation community
Animation Meat – animation news from around the web
Animation Tips and Tricks – learn to animate from professional animators
BJ and the Blog – BJ Crawford
Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation
Daily Animation – videos
Decidedly Disney – Brian Sibley
Felix Massie
Jamaal Bradley
Joel Brinkerhoff
John K Stuff
Kerry Drumm
Leigh Hodgkinson
Mayerson on Animation
Media Freaks Blog – the Latest News in Animation
Michael Sporn Animation
On Animation – Inspiration for the Animation Masses
Oscar Grillo’s Grillomation
Pencil Lines – Tony White
Pencil Test Depot – pencil tests mostly from Disney animators
Plasticine Fish – Dan Richards
Small Room – Will Finn
Stop-motion Animation – message board
Stop Motion Mission – Justin Rasch
Stop-motion works – Animation Resource
Tag Blog – The Animation Guild
Temple of the Seven Camels – Mark Kennedy
The Animation Conversation Podcast – animation news, interviews and discussions
The Game’s Afoot! – Basil The Great Mouse Detective fansite
The Pencil Test – Richard Smitheman
The Pixar Blog – independent news site
Thinking Animation – Angie Jones and Jamie Oliff
Toonamir – Amir Avni
Toonhound – news from the UK
Walsh-O-Matic – Chris Walsh

Other links

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