From CBBC Dream Big

ARTHURCOX animates winning Dream Big entry for Blue Peter

Blue Peter held a competition for their viewers to come up with a dream to be animated and then shown to Steven Spielberg at the premiere in London of the BFG.

The winning dream was created by Betty aged 12 from Hull who wrote the script and designed the most beautiful Toucans for us to animate. She is truly a film maker in the making.

We also want to thank Wounded Buffalo for the sound and Natalie Whiteland for the truly dreamy operatic singing.


RTS WIN for Nina Needs to Go S2

We are delighted to announce that we have won a West of England Royal Television Society award, in the category Best Animation for our Disney Junior show Nina Needs to Go Season 2.

We were up against such sterling competition, Aardman’s ‘ Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llama’s’ and Katy Davis ‘Happyify’ so it was quite a shock. Thank you to everyone involved in Nina S2 for all there hard work!





We are very excited to announce, that after a lot of very hard work and a long wait, we can now announce that our MEDIA single slate development application for ‘Jasia‘ has been successful! Out of 501 applicants only 78 have been selected for funding and we are the only company in the UK to be awarded the grant – which is amazing! We are looking forward to the next steps in developing the project with Magdalena Osinska, so watch this space.


A quick catch up

Well….hasn’t it been a cracking 8 months since we last posted news here!

We had an extremely busy summer, that has lead into an extremely busy winter.

In May, our studio manager and producer Charlotte got married. A few of us travelled to the beautiful Lyme Regis to celebrate with her, which was very exciting!

We made a very important film with Aardman, for the U.N’s Global Goals called ‘The World’s Largest Lesson‘. We are very proud of the finished piece, and its currently being shown in schools across the world at the moment. This was directed by Sarah, and produced by the lovely Helen Argo.

Whilst this was going on we also finished another beautiful project with Aardman,  in collaboration with the Historic Royal Palaces. This was also directed by Sarah, and again produced by the super Helen Argo. The film was to commemorate 500 years of Hampton Court Palace, and was made using lots of children’s drawings (just like The Coronation Procession of Anne Boleyn). Royals, Rascals and Us: 500 years of Hampton Court Palace was premiered in 360 at the palace a couple of weeks ago, and Sarah and a few of the crew went along to celebrate.

And to top it all off – we have just moved offices too! We are in the same building, but have relocated to a bigger unit. Crikey!

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The Coronation Procession Of Anne Boleyn nominated for RTS Bristol Short

Very happy that The Coronation Procession of Anne Boleyn has been nominated for an award for Best Short at the RTS Bristol awards. The 3 minute film was made in collaboration with children from Tower Hamlets to illustrate the events of 1533 in their borough. Sarah Cox directed and Helen Argo produced for Aardman Animations and the film was commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces.

Animation directed by Lucy Izzard with assistance from Mara Fradella, Design By Emma Lazenby 

Edit by Dom Pitt and Compositing by Mr Binns. Sound and Music by Laura Izzard.

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Nina Needs to Go gets RTS Bristol Nomination for Best Animation

Very excited that our pre school animated series for Disney Junior Nina Needs to Go has been nominated for a RTS Bristol award for best animation. Winners will be announced on Sunday 8th March.


Jasia at Cartoon Movie

Sarah Cox and Magda Osinska will be attending Cartoon Movie in March to pitch Jasia a stop motion feature to be directed by Magda Osinska

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Nina Needs to Go is BAFTA Nominated

We are very excited to announce that the Mall episode of Nina Needs to Go has been nominated for a Children’s BAFTA short award.

Awards are on 24th November so wish us luck.


It all got a bit messy last week

When we helped out Dr Patricia Lucas from Bristol University with the launch of her new BoNEE project.

Several 2 year olds, paint and a GoPro camera combine to launch a project to highlight the divide in children’s health in the city of Bristol.

The project was also featured on ITV West and the Bristol Post.

You can see the film and the artwork at the Thinking Futures Festival in November.