Boom in UK 2D animation projects

In 2014, the UK has seen a boom in 2D animation projects, resulting in a continuously high demand for Toon Boom software. Requests to build 2D production pipelines are at an all time high. Toon Boom Harmony™ and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro™ are being implemented in numerous high profile studios throughout the UK.

Award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films has announced the launch of a studio in Manchester. “Toon Boom continues to support Brown Bag Films’ integration of a long form 2D animation pipeline using Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro. We have always supported and will continue to support their animators and technical team with every resource we can offer. The quality of work the Brown Bag studio produces is outstanding. We have no doubt the new Manchester studio will continue to produce the calibre of work which has already made their team an award winning studio,” stated François Lalonde from Toon Boom.

At the start of 2015, the new studio will initially employ 40 staff members, and will drive the studio’s production and creative capability to new levels. Robert Chandler, Executive Producer, UK, for Brown Bag Films said, “The new studio will be producing and developing material for children of all ages, including preschool and older age groups. We’ll be equipped to handle all kinds of 2D animation, from cut-out to traditional.”

Toon Boom is eager to see Brown Bag Films return to their hand-drawn animation roots with the opening of their 2D studio in Manchester. The top animation studios in the world are using Harmony and Storyboard Pro to create the productions they envision and in the style they have chosen. Toon Boom animation solutions are the industry standard and is proud of their partners’ successes and achievements.

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