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Leading Studios Red Kite Animation And Once Were Farmers Join Forces To Create Scottish Animation Hub WILD CHILD ANIMATION


04 February 2020

Leading Studios Join Forces To Create Scottish Animation Hub

Leading Scottish production companies Red Kite Animation and Once Were Farmers are joining forces to create a brand new combined studio: Wild Child Animation.

The 50/50 complementary joint venture will be based in Scotland and will focus on providing content and animation services for both the UK domestic and international marketplaces.

Wild Child Animation brings together the collective talents of multi award-winning production company Red Kite Animation (Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, Wendy) and BAFTA winning animation studio Once Were Farmers, which specialises in story and character creation, graphics and visual effects and 3D animation.

Red Kite’s Sueann Rochester and Ken Anderson will be Managing Director and Director of Exploration and Discovery respectively of the new venture. Once Were Farmers’ Will Adams and Rory Lowe will both be Creative Directors of Wild Child Animation. Ron Henry will join the new company as Director of Operations and Michael McKiernan will be Finance Director.

Sueann Rochester, Managing Director of Wild Child Animation says “Having worked together co-developing previous projects, we realised that the combination of Once Were Famers’ creative skills and Red Kite's production expertise was a natural fit. Our complementary skill sets will accelerate our expansion and increase our impact at an international level.”

About Red Kite Animation
Red Kite is an award-winning production company that specialises in the development and production of children’s + family content, for international film + television broadcast.

Red Kite Animation was launched in 1997 by Ken Anderson and Rachel Bevan Baker. With numerous short films, children’s and animated series, Red Kite Animation’s properties have been aired on world renowned networks including: BBC, France Televisions, ZDF, Canal+, ABC, Disney XD, Teletoon, The Hub, Channel 9 Australia, and Cartoon Network.

About Once Were Farmers
Once Were Farmers is a BAFTA-winning Production Company and Animation Studio, with offices in Stirling and Suffolk, who create characters, stories, graphics and visual effects for an international client base. Since 2002 Once Were Farmers have developed and produced animation and live action for film and broadcast, with expertise in mixing media and efficiently delivering high production value.

Founded in 2002 by Will Adams and Rory Lowe, Once Were Farmers is one of the most diverse digital production houses operating in Scotland and has grown a reputation for cinematic flair and innovation in advertising, film and broadcast.

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