We are delighted to announce that the marvellous Animation Director Magda Osinska has joined ArthurCox. A graduate from NFTS she is known for her stop motion films such as the award winning Spirits of the Piano, most recently she has been creating some animated sequences for a Polish feature film directed by Jan Jakub Kolski, “Serce, serduszko i wyprawa na koniec swiata” – “Heart, sweetheart and an Excursion to the End of the World”.
Nina Needs To Go is now out on Disney Junior UK – directed by Sarah Cox, it is about 4-year-old Nina, who often needs to go to the toilet at the most awkward moments, and must use her initiative to overcome the obstacles between her and the nearest toilet with the help of her Mom, Dad, brother and ex-secret agent Nana.
Based on an original idea by Sarah Cox, ArthurCox were commissioned to produce 10 x 2.5 minute episodes for Disney Junior where they will be screened in 150 territories worldwide.
We’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign to get 8 minutes idle into the cinema for Valentine’s Day 2014 – its been an arduous 3 years in the making and last year only weeks before release, our distributor Revolver went bust. We now have match funding from Creative England for an independent release if we can raise the money so have started the Kickstarter campaign to close the gap. We love the film and want you all to see it – any help would be hugely appreciated and even if you can’t contribute, please spread the word!
Time To Shine is Creative Scotland’s first national arts strategy for young people and we had the pleasure of making a film for them earlier this year, directed by Sarah Cox, to help launch the project. We worked with The Gate Films in Edinburgh to create a short film using drawings and animation from workshops with young people across Scotland; we then took this artwork back to our studios and put it all together with our own bits of animation/filming/pixellation with the help of some lovely young people in Bristol. Watch the film here or on our Work page.
The Lonely Dodo has scooped up an award for Best Use of Digital Media at the annual Third Sector Awards! The judges commended the campaign for its combined use of the short film, written & directed by Matthew Walker, the Dodo’s Twitter page and the dedicated website. The film has been viewed more than 250,000 times on YouTube since its launch in late April and in the first four weeks it helped to secure 55 regular givers worth an estimated £27,216 over their donor life cycle. Well done Dodo!
Our favourite Dodo has picked up not one but TWO nominations for the Third Sector Excellence Awards. The Lonely Dodo campaign has been shortlisted for the “Use of Digital Media” award and the “Communications Campaign” award. Congratulations to the whole team: Aardman, The Frameworks, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and of course Matthew Walker and our favourite Dodo. If you haven’t seen the film yet, you can watch it on our website and follow it on Twitter @thelonelydodo.