Animation house Blue Zoo is to open a new, dedicated 2D animation studio across the road from its central London head office.
Over 60 new roles will be created to help fulfil Blue Zoo’s ambition to become a fully-fledged 2D studio, and support the growing demand for 2D animation.
The studio will use a ToonBoom Harmony pipeline, creating episodic TV series for major broadcasters across the world, as well as building on the studio’s own IP catalogue.
Blue Zoo says the move comes as a response to a comeback in traditional animation particularly among older children.
Adam Shaw, Co-founder and Director, said: “We’re really excited, not only because the BZ family is growing, but also to be developing our offering and expertise in all areas of character animation. 2D animation is making a big comeback and we’re seeing a greater demand for it more than ever, particularly for older kids.”
Blue Zoo’s first project for the studio will be a new 2D animated buddy comedy aimed at 8-10 year olds, conceived by Ant Blades. 20 half-hour episodes will be produced for an international broadcaster. It will be directed by directed by Blades.
The new studio opens in 2019 and Blue Zoo is currently recruiting for a variety of roles at different levels. For details, head to jobs.blue-zoo.co.uk.
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