Blue Zoo has opened a new dedicated 2d animation studio to complement its existing cg animation studio, which has produced series like Q Pootle 5, Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small, and the upcoming Digby Dragon.
The studio will be located across the street from Blue Zoo’s existing central London head office. Blue Zoo plans to have 60 people working in its 2d department. Combined with the current headcount of just under 200 people at its cg studio, it makes Blue Zoo one of the largest independent studios operating in the U.K.
The studio aims to capitalize on the growing demand from broadcasters for a 2d technique, according to Blue Zoo co-founder Adam Shaw. “2D animation is making a big comeback and we’re seeing a greater demand for it more than ever, particularly for older kids.”