Some of the leading animators in the country are backing MediaCityUK-based Animation Toolkit founder, Westley Wood as he seeks to make his debut feature, Pooch Proposal. Having worked as a puppet maker for Mackinnon and Saunders, before joining Cosgrove Hall and then CITV, Wood has been able to call on help from some well known names. And he’s […]
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Renowned Shakespearean actor Mark Rylance is to take on his first ever children’s role in a new CBeebies series announced today by the BBC. The actor, director and playwright, who is currently filming an adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall for BBC2, will voice the character of Flop in an animation called Bing. Flop is […]
Manchester-based Animation Toolkit is planning to open a new base at MediaCityUK after more than doubling sales in 2013. The e-commerce business, run by 33-year-old Westley Wood, has experienced a surge in overseas business and now distributes products to every continent. It also has manufacturing agreements with four factories in China and one in Germany. Started […]
Josh Weinstein, the former writer and executive producer of The Simpsons, believes Manchester has the potential to overtake Los Angeles as a media hub. He made the observations during an “in conversation” session at the Salford Media Festival at MediaCityUK. Talking to Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon, he told delegates, that Manchester had both the infrastructure […]
CBeebies pre-school series Cloudbabies has agreed a deal with two German broadcasters that will see it further extend its reach globally. Public broadcasters ARD and ZDF has bought the 52x10min animated programme, which follows four characters who live in a house in the clouds and has been nominated for best pre-school programme in the RTS NW […]
Ever wondered who is based at MediaCity, what they do, and who they follow on twitter? Well the clever kids at Gather have put together a helpful infographic to tell you just that.